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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer

Book · 10/11/19

PBS Books welcomes author David Treuer, talking about his latest work, ‘The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee,’ an illuminating look at the 130 years of overlooked history of Native American Civilization after the infamous 1890 massacre. Treuer grew up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, and with ‘Heartbeat’ he combines journalistic reporting with personal memoir.

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The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

Book · 10/11/19

Author Laila Lalami’s ‘The Moor’s Account’ won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Lalami joins PBS Books in D.C. at the National Book Festival to talk about her writing, which includes the most recent 2019 novel ‘The Other Americans,’ a hybrid of family saga, Read more…

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Vegetables Unleashed by José Andrés

Book · 9/4/19

 From the endlessly inventive imaginations of star Spanish-American chef José Andrés and James Beard award-winning writer Matt Goulding, Vegetables Unleashed is a new cookbook that will transform how we think about—and eat—the vast universe of vegetables.

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Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Book · 9/4/19

 This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history’s most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, Read more…

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Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Book · 9/4/19

 The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy Read more…

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The Tradition by Jericho Brown

Book · 9/4/19

 Jericho Brown’s daring poetry collection The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly Read more…

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Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Book · 9/4/19

In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka’s teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett’s family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett’s life. His father is a mystery — Jarrett doesn’t know where to find Read more…

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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Book · 8/29/19

 Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. Read more…

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Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Book · 8/29/19

 August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and Read more…

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Hunger by Roxane Gay

Book · 8/12/19

New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and Read more…