New Adult Non-Fiction

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Angela Davis: An Autobiography Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642595680
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 18th, 2022

"An activist. An author. A scholar. An abolitionist. A legend."
--Ibram X. Kendi

This beautiful new edition of Angela Davis's classic Autobiography features an expansive new introduction by the author.

The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062892355
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Published: Harper - January 18th, 2022

Less a mystery unsolved than a secret well kept...

Using new technology, recently discovered documents and sophisticated investigative techniques, an international team—led by an obsessed retired FBI agent—has finally solved the mystery that has haunted generations since World War II: Who betrayed Anne Frank and her family? And why?

Manifesto: On Never Giving Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802158901
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Published: Grove Press - January 18th, 2022

From the bestselling and Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo's memoir of her own life and writing, and her manifesto on unstoppability, creativity, and activism

Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538753484
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 18th, 2022

A sharp-witted and deeply insightful look into the storied world of elite prep schools from the first African-American legacy student to graduate from The Taft School.

Early on in Kendra James’ professional life, she began to feel like she was selling a lie.

You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063043855
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Published: Amistad - January 18th, 2022

Introduction by New York Times bestselling author Henry Louis Gates Jr. 

Spanning more than 35 years of work, the first comprehensive collection of essays, criticism, and articles by the legendary author of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston, showcasing the evolution of her distinctive style as an archivist and author.

Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063078307
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Published: Custom House - January 18th, 2022

From the New York Times’s Global Economics Correspondent, a masterwork of explanatory journalism that exposes how billionaires’ systematic plunder of the world—brazenly accelerated during the pandemic—has transformed 21st-century life and dangerously destabilized democracy.

Fight: How Gen Z Is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America Cover Image
By John Della Volpe, David Hogg (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781250260468
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 18th, 2022

From John Della Volpe, the director of polling at the Harvard Institute of Politics, Fight is an exploration of Gen Z, the issues that matter most to them, and how they will shape the future.

Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History Cover Image
By Lea Ypi
ISBN: 9780393867732
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 18th, 2022

Shortlisted for the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa Biography Award
The Sunday Times Best Book of the Year in Biography and Memoir
A Financial Times Best Book of 2021 (Critics' Picks)
The New Yorker, Best Books We Read in 2021
Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year 2021

Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor's Fight for Fairness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982173760
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 18th, 2022

“A firsthand, eye-opening story of a prosecutor that exposes the devastating criminal punishment system. Laura Coates bleeds for justice on the page.—Ibram X.

This Boy We Made: A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unknown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948226844
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Published: Catapult - January 11th, 2022

A Black mother bumps up against the limits of everything she thought she believed—about science and medicine, about motherhood, and about her faith—in search of the truth about her son.

The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982166632
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 11th, 2022

The New York Times bestselling business journalist Christopher Leonard infiltrates one of America’s most mysterious institutions—the Federal Reserve—to show how its policies​spearheaded by Chairman Jerome Powell over the past ten years have accelerated income inequality and put our country’s economic stability at ri

Self-Care for Black Women: 150 Ways to Radically Accept & Prioritize Your Mind, Body, & Soul Cover Image
ISBN: 9781507217313
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Published: Adams Media - January 11th, 2022

Prioritize your wellbeing with these 150 self-care exercises designed specifically to help Black women revitalize their outlook on life, improve their mental health, eliminate stress, and self-advocate.

Between micro- and macro-aggressions at school, at work, and everywhere in between, it’s tough to prioritize physical and mental wellness as a Black woman, especially with a con