Doomsday Vault or Genetic Diversity?: Saving Seeds to Save Humanity
Standing Up Against Sexism in Science

Next Steps, New Phase: A Graduation Reading List

GraduationGraduation is a rite of passage that takes us either to the next step in education or our first step in a career. As a stage of new beginnings, it can be a time of uncertainty, but it’s also full of potential for growth. Graduation this season, though, seems particularly marked by uncertainty because of our charged political climate. And graduates are pondering what their own future holds in store for them. That got us thinking about what guidance our authors can give for those moving on to the next chapter of their lives.

We put together a list of books from our catalog featuring titles for the graduate you know who wants to become a teacher or a physician. The budding activist eager to get involved with community organizing. The graduate you know in need of sage advice to reflect on the change taking place in his or her life. And more! Consider this list a taste of what we have to offer. You will find additional inspiring titles on our website.


For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education 
Christopher Emdin

Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, prominent scholar Christopher Emdin offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. 

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story
Angela Saini

Acclaimed science writer Angela Saini investigates the gender wars in biology, psychology, and anthropology, and delves into cutting-edge scientific studies to uncover the fascinating new portrait of women’s brains, bodies, and role in human evolution.

Man’s Search for Meaning: Young Adult Edition
Viktor E. Frankl, with a foreword by John Boyne

Viktor E. Frankl’s best-selling classic about the Holocaust and finding meaning in suffering has been adapted for younger readers in this new edition that includes a photo insert, a glossary of terms, and supplementary letters and speeches.

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of working toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.

Notes of a Native Son
James Baldwin

James Baldwin’s collection of critical essays creates a cohesive sketch of Black America and attests to his prophetic observations of dramatic social changes at the dawn of the civil rights movement.

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club
Eileen Pollack

Writer Eileen Pollack takes us on a bracingly honest exploration of why there are still so few women in the hard sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science.

The Radical King
Martin Luther King, Jr., edited and introduced by Cornel West

This revealing collection of twenty-three selections restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X.

The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Modern-day civil rights champion Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II tells the stirring story of how he helped start a movement to bridge America’s racial divide.

A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for Students
Martin Luther King, Jr., with an introduction by Walter Dean Myers

Selected by teachers for high school students, this collected of eighteen writings and speeches by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks to the important issues young people face today.

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear
Danielle Ofri

Through powerfully resonant stories, physician Danielle Ofri reveals how better communication between patients and their doctors can lead to better health for all of us.

“You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!” And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People
Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD and Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Psychiatrist Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD and psychotherapist Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R debunk twenty-one of the most common myths and misperceptions about transgender issues. A resource for transgender and gender-nonconforming young adults and their families.