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              Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest
               

              Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest (Hardback)

              By Zack, Ian

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              The first in-depth biography of Odetta, the legendary singer and Voice of the Civil Rights Movement who combatted racism and prejudice through her music. A leader of the 1960s folk revival, Odetta is one of the most important singers of the last 100 years. Her music has influence...d a huge number of artists over many decades, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, Judy Collins, Janis Joplin, the Kinks, Carly Simon, Jewel and, more recently, Rhiannon Giddens and Miley Cyrus. But Odetta's importance extends far beyond music. Journalist Ian Zack follows Odetta from her beginnings in a deeply segregated Birmingham, Alabama to stardom in Los Angeles, where she helped the national heal after 9/11 through her music. It's hard to imagine the Civil Rights Movement without her opera-trained voice echoing at the March on Washington, the Selma to Montgomery march, and countless other rallies and protests, large and small. Odetta channeled her anger and shame into some the most powerful folk music the nation has ever heard. Through her lyrics and iconic persona, Odetta influenced lasting political, social, and cultural change. Through interviews with Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, and many more, Ian Zack brings Odetta back into the spotlight, reminding the world of the folk music that powered the Civil Rights Movement and continues to influence generations of musicians today.
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              ISBN 9780807035320
              Released AU 2 Jun 2020
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              By Shea, Suzanne Strempek

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              Two years ago, while recovering from radiation therapy, authoress Suzanne Shea volunteered to help in a local bookstore as a way of getting back into the world. Her work was briefly interrupted by an author tour that took her to other great bookstores. Descriptions of these and h...er memories of book-lined rooms reaching all the way back to childhood are scattered through this charming and humorous account of reading.
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              ISBN 9780807072592
              Released AU 1 Apr 2005
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              White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
               

              White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By DiAngelo, Robin

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              Explores counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality

              ISBN 9780807047415
              Released AU 3 Sep 2018
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              White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue ... and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation

              White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue ... and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation (Hardback)

              By Jackson, Lauren Michele

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              Exposing the new generation of whiteness thriving at the expense and borrowed ingenuity of black people, this edition explores how this intensifies racial inequality. [Jackson] brings incredible nuance and a sharp critical voice to a discussion that has sorely lacked both... --Ev...e L. Ewing, authoruthor
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              ISBN 9780807011805
              Released AU 12 Nov 2019
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              A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History
               

              A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Theoharis, Jeanne

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              Praised by The New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Bitch Magazine; Slate;Publishers Weekly; and more, this is a bracing corrective to a national mythology (New York Times) around the civil rights movement. Moving from the histories we get to the histories we need, Theoharis ch...allenges nine key aspects of the fable to reveal the diversity of people, especially women and young people, who led the movement; the work and disruption it took; the role of the media and polite racism in maintaining injustice; and the immense barriers and repression activists faced. Theoharis makes us reckon with the fact that far from being acceptable, passive or unified, the civil rights movement was unpopular, disruptive, and courageously persevering. Activists embraced an expansive vision of justice--which a majority of Americans opposed and which the federal government feared. By showing us the complex reality of the movement, the power of its organizing, and the beauty and scope of the vision, Theoharis proves that there was nothing natural or inevitable about the progress that occurred. A More Beautiful and Terrible History will change our historical frame, revealing the richness of our civil rights legacy, the uncomfortable mirror it holds to the nation, and the crucial work that remains to be done.
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              ISBN 9780807063484
              Released AU 1 Feb 2019
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              Man's Search for Meaning: Young Adult Edition: Young Adult Edition
               

              Man's Search for Meaning: Young Adult Edition: Young Adult Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Abridged edition)

              By Frankl, Viktor E.; Foreword by Boyne, John

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              First published in Germany in 1946 as Trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen: Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager ( Saying yes to life in spite of everything: a psychologist experiences the Concentration Camp ). First English-language edition published as From Death-Camp to Existe...ntialism: A Psychiatrist's Path to a New Therapy (Boston: Beacon Press, 1959).
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              ISBN 9780807067994
              Released AU 25 Apr 2017
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              Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

              Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist (Hardback)

              By Heumann, Judith; Joiner, Kristen

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              A powerful memoir by one of the most influential disability rights activists in U.S. history and a manifesto for the future of accessibility. Paralyzed from polio and raised by her Holocaust surviving parents, Judy Heumann's fight for equal access began early in life. She fought ...her high school, who initially denied her a diploma because of her inability to participate in gym; she fought her college who described her as a fire hazard; and she filed a lawsuit against the New York City school system, who denied her a teacher's license because of her paralysis, which she won. As a young woman, Judy rolled her wheelchair through the doors of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare in San Francisco and organized what would be the longest takeover of a federal building in U.S. history. Demanding the implementation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, protecting the rights of all people with disabilities, Judy led 150 disabled people in a sit-in, supported by the Black Panthers, Butterfly Brigade, Chicanos, and labor unions. In Being Heumann, we journey with Judy as she evolves from a woman that took on the U.S. government to a woman who worked within the government for 30 years, promoting rights for people with disabilities in the U.S. and across the world. Part memoir, part manifesto, it presents a blueprint for the future of disability rights.
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              ISBN 9780807019290
              Released AU 25 Feb 2020
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              Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything
               

              Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything (Hardback)

              By Frankl, Viktor E.; Introduction by Goleman, Daniel

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              Eleven months after his liberation from Auschwitz, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna, published here for the first time. The psychologist, who was to become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience and the importance of embraci...ng life even in the face of great adversity --
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              ISBN 9780807005552
              Released AU 5 May 2020
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              Women Warriors: An Unexpected History

              Women Warriors: An Unexpected History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Toler, Pamela D., Ph.D

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              Who says women don't go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor. The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly--Joan of Arc, not GI Jane. But wom...en, it turns out, have always gone to war. In this fascinating and lively world history, Pamela Toler not only introduces us to women who took up arms, she also shows why they did it and what happened when they stepped out of their traditional female roles to take on other identities. These are the stories of women who fought because they wanted to, because they had to, or because they could. Among the warriors you'll meet are: * Tomyris, ruler of the Massagetae, who killed Cyrus the Great of Persia when he sought to invade her lands * The West African ruler Amina of Hausa, who led her warriors in a campaign of territorial expansion for more than 30 years * Boudica, who led the Celtic tribes of Britain into a massive rebellion against the Roman Empire to avenge the rapes of her daughters * The Trung sisters, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, who led an untrained army of 80,000 troops to drive the Chinese empire out of Vietnam * The Joshigun, a group of 30 combat-trained Japanese women who fought against the forces of the Meiji emperor in the late 19th century * Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi, who was regarded as the bravest and best military leader in the 1857 Indian Mutiny against British rule * Maria Bochkareva, who commanded Russia's first all-female battalion--the First Women's Battalion of Death--during WWII * Buffalo Calf Road Woman, the Cheyenne warrior who knocked General Custer off his horse at the Battle of Little Bighorn * Juana Azurduy de Padilla, a mestiza warrior who fought in at least 16 major battles against colonizers of Latin America and who is a national hero in Bolivia and Argentina today * And many more spanning from ancient times through the 20th century. By considering the ways i
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              ISBN 9780807028339
              Released AU 25 Feb 2020
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              The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-First Century

              The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-First Century (Hardback)

              By Olds MD, Jacqueline; Schwartz MD, Richard S.

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              A fresh look at social isolation in America, from individual choices to social trends to ecological impact.

              ISBN 9780807000342
              Released AU 1 Feb 2009
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