Stephen Breyer’s book explores the role of the Supreme Court in creating a functioning society, even when that society questions its rulings, legitimacy, and relevance. It precedes Breyer’s The Court and the World, just released, which probes the role of the Supreme Court in a world where laws no longer effectively end at a country’s border, where everyone in the world can be immediately connected.
A Climate of Crisis provides historical context to America’s fears about climate change and the growth of the environmentalist movement, while attempting to maintain an objective focus on the facts of environmental politics. Allitt aims to show that while environmental issues are serious they are not hopeless.
In a fascinating book by Rupert Nacoste, Taking on Diversity,explores college students’ anxieties with handling environments outside their own comfort zones, with the end goal of achieving a mutual understanding and respect for everyone in their community.
James Baldwin’s tells the story of his life in Harlem and the powerful examination of the consequences of racial injustice. This book was cited by Ta-Nehisi Coates as an influence for Between the World and me.
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Joby Warrick, traces the origin of ISIS to a remote Jordanian prison and discovers how it grew with the aid of American presidents in this thrilling, dramatic narrative.
Cristina Henríquez writes a beautifully woven tale of immigration from Latin America. Maribel Rivera, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl, sustains a terrible injury and must immigrate to the United States to find the healthcare she needs.
The Warmth of Other Suns illuminates America’s complicated racial history through the account of a mass migration of black Americans from the South to the North during the 20th century, which helped shape the country’s demographics
Jonathan Kozol’s book investigates the state of America’s public school system through school visits and interviews with faculty, staff, and students across the country; though released over 20 years ago it is still every bit as relevant today.
Another work by Jonathan Kozol’s takes on modern segregation within schools, decades after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling. It explores how America’s public school system is failing children in these inner-city systems by shedding light on the cruel practices used to discipline students.
Steven Brill began writing this book and explained everything he thought he knew about healthcare. Almost finished with the book, he needed emergency open heart surgery, thus changing his perspective from a hospital gurney with a stunning revelation of how we can fix a broken system.
Premilla Nadasen’s book reveals a forgotten account of how African American women domestic-workers became activists and organizers in the name of race, labor, and gender equality, and how this movement set a precedent for an activist movement that still exists today.
Carver is widely known to be a voice of and for the American working class; his stories realistically portray American life in all its beauty and squalor. This new release is the original manuscript of his popular collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.