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A long time coming - a lyrical biography of race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama

Meticulously researched and drawn from numerous primary sources, this biography-in-verse tells the story of racism in the U.S. through six important Black Americans from different eras who struggled for justice, chronicling how much - and how little - racism has changed since our country's founding.

Dressing the part - television's most stylish shows

From Mary Tyler Moore's capri pants on The Dick van Dyke Show and Emma Peel's dominatrix jumpsuit on The Avengers to Don Drapers' grey sharkskin suits on Mad Men, this illustrated guide to the most influential fashion from the 1950s to today reveals how television has shaped the way we dress.

Disappearing act - a true story

"Moving and evocative, this YA memoir-in-verse follows author Jiordan Castle's coming-of-age as her family reckons with the aftershocks of her father's imprisonment"--

Biology's beginnings / Biology's Beginnings

"This first of a four-part MITeen series charts the evolution of life science up to the late 1800s, when the origins of the virus was discovered by a baffled Dutch biologist who found a tiny infectious particle destroying tobacco crops"--

The 21 - the true story of the youth who sued the US government over climate change

"The gripping inside story of the ongoing landmark lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, brought against the US government by twenty-one young people"--

Rick Steves Prague & Czech Republic

Presents a travel guide to Prague and the Czech Republic, with recommendations for lodging, restaurants, events, tours, and sightseeing highlights, along with travel tips and cultural information.

World Religions in Seven Sentences- A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic

Understanding other faiths is essential not just to interreligious dialogue, but also to grasping one's own faith. Covering world religions including Atheism, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity, and Islam, Douglas Groothuis creatively uses a single sentence for each one as a way to open readers to their depth and complexity.

When we walk by - forgotten humanity, broken systems, and the role we can each play in ending homelessness in America

"A guide to understanding housing instability, supporting our unhoused neighbors, and reclaiming our humanity"--

Touched by angels

The sacred herbs of Yule and Christmas - remedies, recipes, magic, & brews for the winter season

"An around-the-world tour of ancient Christmas celebrations, Pagan Solstice customs, and magical seasonal plants"--

Why did God do that? / Discovering God's Goodness in the Hard Passages of Scripture

"If God is good, then why did he do that? Violent wars, harsh laws, pronounced judgments. Christianity proclaims God's goodness, yet the Bible is filled with passages that seem to paint a different picture. On the surface, such depictions can hinder ourconfidence in God's goodness. But when we're willing to look deeper, we discover a consistent purpose behind everything God does--and that he is greater than we could ever imagine. Alongside bestselling author Josh McDowell, Matthew Tingblad inv

When China attacks - a warning to America

"China poses an existential threat to America, warns a veteran intelligence officer, and the window for an effective response is closing fast. Col. Grant Newsham, a former reserve head of intelligence for Marine Forces Pacific, delivers a blow-by-blow account of how the threat has developed, from the growing skill and belligerence of the Chinese military to gray-zone campaigns to hollow out America's will to resist. These efforts that have now reached fruition. You can see the war damage in Balt

We of little faith - why I stopped pretending to believe (and maybe you should too)

"An impassioned atheist's rallying cry to inspire nonbelievers to be honest with themselves and their families about their true beliefs--and in so doing change the American cultural conversation. American society often reflexively defers to religion and belief in God as a baseline starting point of human thought and morality. Many were raised with that assumption and therefore pass it down to their children. But the truth is, a rapidly growing number of American don't actually believe in God. In

We heal together - rituals and practices for building community and connection

"In times of isolation, heartbreak, and brokenness, reaching out to each other, being in conversation, finding ways to connect with compassion and openness can help us heal, and thrive. It becomes a part of our own personal transformation. This powerful,positive guide coaxes us to go beyond our individual and collective grief, and courageously re-enter and reclaim our sense of community-which then further strengthens our spiritual practice. Johnson brings in a community of voices-spiritual teach

Veneration rites of curanderismo - invoking the sacred energy of our ancestors

"Shares traditional veneration rites and practices to connect with your ancestors, including limpia rites, trance journeys, energy work, and sacred gardening. Explores ancestral altar-making practices, sacred tools for altars, and how to invite your ancestors to take an active role in intervening on your behalf. Describes the deification process of esteemed ancestors and how this opens access to special powers for those sharing that ancestor's lineage"--

Practicing presence - a mother's guide to savoring life through the photos you're already taking

"A sought-after photographer and mother of seven teaches women to use photography as a tool to savor the ordinary, preserve family memories, and practice presence with their kids. Includes full-color photography"--