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Avidly Reads—discover the new series

Part memoir, part cultural criticism, each Avidly Reads book brings new life to the most common cultural experiences. Explore the first three books in the series: Board Games by Eric Thurm, Making Out by Kathryn Bond Stockton, and Theory by Jordan Alexander Stein.
Read avidly. Think boldly.

Stay Woke: A People's Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter

This essential guide from authors Tehama Lopez Bunyasi and Candis Watts Smith begins with a flame that ignites a fire. Understanding how racism works and how racial inequality shapes black lives is essential in achieving racial justice.

Get woke

The Battle of Negro Fort: The Rise And Fall Of A Fugitive Slave Community

Historian Matthew J. Clavin reveals the dramatic story of the United States’ destruction of a free and independent community of fugitive slaves in Spanish Florida in a brutal battle among hundreds of American troops, Indian warriors, and black rebels.

Discover the untold history here
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Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia examines immigration enforcement and discretion during the first 18 months of the Trump administration. Wadhia combines personal interviews, immigration law, policy analysis, and case studies to remind us that we all have to protect America’s identity as a nation of immigrants.

Stand with immigrants here
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Fight Like a Girl: How to be a Fearless Feminist, Second Edition

With an eye toward what it takes to create actual change and a deep understanding of women’s history and the key issues facing girls and young women today, author Megan Seely offers a pragmatic introduction to feminism and lays out a blueprint for the next generation of feminist activists.

Fight the Patriarchy
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