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Are you looking for the perfect gift to inspire someone in your life but don’t know where to start? Check out some of our bestsellers from this year below! If you’ve got a specific kind of book in mind, try browsing our categories. For gifts for budding activists, browse our titles in Activism. For those concerned about decreasing protections for the environment, browse our titles in Environment and Conservation. For those seeking solace in our uncertain times, check out our Books to Find Meaning. These are just a few of the categories we have to offer. Visit our website to view all other categories and search our whole catalog!
Happy book hunting and Happy Holidays!
“All the Real Indians Died Off” And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker
In this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker unpack the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations.
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. Emdin’s book made it on the New York Times’ bestseller lists of Race & Civil Rights and Education.
How to Be a Muslim: An American Story
A prominent voice for American Muslims, Haroon Moghul tells us his story of coping with the crushing pressure of a world that fears Muslims, struggling with his faith and searching for intellectual forebears, and suffering the onset of bipolar disorder.
Octavia E. Butler
With over 850,000 copies sold, Octavia E. Butler’s classic novel about a modern Black woman being summoned through time to the antebellum South continues to tell us a lot about how we teach and talk about texts that contain depictions of bigotry and violence. Her novel was adapted as a graphic novel and released by Abrams ComicArts.
Notes of a Native Son
Praised as Baldwin’s most influential work, this essay collection probes the complex condition of being Black in America and reveals an intimate portrait of Baldwin’s own search for identity as an artist, as a Black man, and as an American.
The first book of its kind, this groundbreaking historical exploration takes a humanizing look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in the American domestic slave trade.
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. He and the Rev. Liz Theoharis launched the new Poor People’s Campaign, fifty years to day of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s original Poor People’s Campaign.
Henry David Thoreau
In honor of this year’s bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth, this edition of Walden features an introduction and annotations by renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben.
What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear
Through powerfully resonant human stories, Dr. Ofri reveals how better communication between doctors and their patients can lead to better health for all of us.
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
In his final and prophetic book, Dr. King demands an end to global suffering, powerfully asserting that humankind—for the first time—has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.