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P&P Live!: Nick Hornby — Just Like You - with Sarah Vowell

Tuesday, September 29, 4:00 pm
Just Like You: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191385
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Riverhead Books - September 29th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Join internationally bestselling author, Nick Hornby, as he discusses his newest novel, "Just Like You" with Sarah Vowell on P&P Live!

Nick Hornby is the author of several internationally bestselling novels including High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down, as well as several works of nonfiction, including Fever Pitch, Songbook, and Ten Years in the Tub. He has written screenplay adaptions of Lynn Barber’s An Education, which was nominated for an Academy Award, Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, and Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn. He lives in London.

Sarah Vowell is the bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates, Assassination Vacation, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Take the Cannoli, and Radio On. She lives in New York City.

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P&P Live! Ben Hatke-Julia's House Moves On

Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 pm
Julia's House Moves On Cover Image
By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250191373
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: First Second - September 29th, 2020

Julia's House for Lost Creatures Cover Image
By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596438668
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: First Second - September 2nd, 2014

Julia and the lost creatures know it’s time to move to a new place, and Julia has a plan to make it all go smoothly. But things don’t always go according to plan, especially in a world full of impulsive giant turtles, circling sharks, and enormous krakens. Terrified and overwhelmed, Julia has no idea how to keep her magical household safe—but maybe it’s not up to her alone. With Hatke’s characteristically whimsical artwork, this exciting and poignant story will resonate with anyone looking for hope in unpredictable circumstances. 

Ages 4-8

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P&P Live! Al Sharpton — RISE UP - in conversation with Michael Eric Dyson

Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 pm
Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads Cover Image
By Al Sharpton, Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335966629
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Hanover Square Press - September 29th, 2020

Beginning with a foreword by Michael Eric Dyson and closing with Rev. Sharpton's moving eulogy for George Floyd, Rise Up offers timeless lessons for anyone who's stood at the crossroads of their personal or political life, weighing their choices of how to proceed.

Reverend Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election and Trump's subsequent hold on the GOP, and draws on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism, including Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and more.

Rev. Sharpton will be in conversation with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic and ESPN's The Undefeated website.

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P&P Live! Vigdis Hjorth — LONG LIVE THE POST HORN! - with Sheila Heti

Wednesday, September 30, 4:00 pm
Long Live the Post Horn! Cover Image
By Vigdis Hjorth, Charlotte Barslund (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781788733137
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Verso Fiction - September 15th, 2020

This event is presented in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Ellinor, a 35-year-old media consultant, has not been feeling herself; she's not been feeling much at all lately. Far beyond jaded, she picks through an old diary and fails to recognize the woman in its pages, seemingly as far away from the world around her as she's ever been. But when her coworker vanishes overnight, an unusual new task is dropped on her desk. Off she goes to meet the Norwegian Postal Workers Union, setting the ball rolling on a strange and transformative six months.

This is an existential scream of a novel about loneliness (and the postal service!), written in Vigdis Hjorth's trademark spare, rhythmic and cutting style.

Hjorth will be in conversation with Sheila Heti, author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including How Should a Person Be? and Motherhood.

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P&P Live! Marilynne Robinson — JACK - in conversation with R.O. Kwon

Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 pm
Jack: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374279301
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 29th, 2020

Marilynne Robinson’s mythical world of Gilead, Iowa—the setting of her novels GileadHome, and Lila, and now Jack—and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonders of a sacred world. Jack is Robinson’s fourth novel in this now-classic series. In it, Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and his romance with Della Miles, a high school teacher who is also the child of a preacher. Their deeply felt, tormented, star-crossed interracial romance resonates with all the paradoxes of American life, then and now.

Robinson’s Gilead novels, which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, are a vital contribution to contemporary American literature and a revelation of our national character and humanity.

Robinson will be in conversation with R.O. Kwon, whose nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, is published by Riverhead and was named a best book of the year by over forty publications. Kwon's writing is published in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Paris Review, New York Magazine, NPR, and elsewhere. Named by The New York Times as one of four “writers to watch,” she has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

There will be a limited number of signed copies available for early registrants.

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Ticket + Book (Store Pickup): $28
Ticket + Book (U.S. Shipping): $33

 

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P&P Live! Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney-Loretta Little Looks Back—in conversation with Jason Reynolds

Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 pm
Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316536776
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534444959
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 13th, 2020

Join us for an unforgettable discussion between the award-winning Pinkney team and Jason Reynolds, the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

Meet Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B –who share their long family history. It begins with Loretta’s “truth-talking” in the 1920s, continues with Roly in the 1940s, and concludes with Aggie B. coming of age as a committed voting rights activist. Drawing on oral histories and interviews, this beautifully illustrated novel blends fictional first-person narratives, spoken-word poems, folk myths, gospel rhythms, and blues influences. It is a stirring exploration of the violence of the Jim Crow South, the sharecropping system, the long struggle for African American voting rights, and the different forms bravery and love can take.

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney have published nearly 60 children’s books between them, both as individuals and as an author-artist team. Their beloved works include Martin Rising: Requiem for a King; Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America; Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation; Martin & Mahalia; and Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride. Andrea Pinkney is the vice president and editor-at-large for Scholastic Trade Books.

Jason Reynolds’ explosively popular, award-winning middle grade and young adult novels include When I Was the Greatest, Long Way Down, the Track series, As Brave as You, and Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks. Born and raised in the Washington, DC area, he discovered his intense love of poetry when he was nine years old.

Ages 10-14

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P&P Live! Jennet Connant - The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster That Launched the War on Cancer — with Michael Nevins

Wednesday, September 30, 8:00 pm
The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324002505
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 8th, 2020

Bestselling author Jennet Connant presents her newest book, THE GREAT SECRET for Politics and Prose, moderated by Dr. Michael Nevins.

The gripping story of a chemical weapons catastrophe, the cover-up, and how one American Army doctor's discovery led to the development of the first drug to combat cancer, known today as chemotherapy.

Jennet Conant is the New York Times best-selling author of several books, including Tuxedo Park, 109 East Palace, The Irregulars, and the critically acclaimed Man of the Hour.

Dr. Michael Nevins attended Dartmouth College, and Tufts Medical School. He spent the first two years of his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital, then served two years as a captain in the US Air Force at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, NM, before finishing his training, including a fellowship in cardiology, at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY. In 1968 he opened a practice in cardiology and internal medicine in Bergen County, N.J., and enjoyed a long and distinguished medical career until his retirement in 2012. One of the first local physicians to welcome him when he arrived at Bergen Pines Hospital was Stewart Alexander, then a respected senior internist who would eventually become his mentor and friend. Dr. Nevins is known as the author of many articles in medical journals and ten books on subjects related to medical history and ethics.

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P&P Live @ Lunch! Health Equity Panel with Daniel Dawes and David Satcher, Sponsored by AARP

Thursday, October 1, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Political Determinants of Health Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781421437897
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - March 24th, 2020

My Quest for Health Equity: Notes on Learning While Leading Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781421438313
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - September 8th, 2020

Join Daniel E. Dawes and Dr. David Satcher for a discussion about health equity with Erwin J. Tan, MD, the Director of Thought Leadership Health at AARP. As part of AARP’s ongoing commitment to create a future that embraces equity and innovation across the lifespan, the first 200 people to register for this event will receive one free book: Daniel Dawes' "The Political Determinants of Health" or Dr. Satcher's "My Quest for Health Equity." (selected upon event registration) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

David Satcher, MD, PhD is the founding director and senior advisor of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and a professor at Morehouse School of Medicine. Formerly the director of the Centers for Disease Control and the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, he is a lifelong leader for civil rights and health equity – and is one of the most widely known and well-regarded physicians of our time.

In his new book, "MY QUEST FOR HEALTH EQUITY" , Dr. Satcher takes an inspiring and instructive look inside his own fifty-year career to share hard-won lessons in eliminating health disparities. Born Black and poor in the deep South, Dr. Satcher was a victim of an unjust health care system: he almost died of whooping cough at the age of two because Jim Crow laws meant that his Black doctor could not admit him to a hospital. That experience was the first of many that shaped him as a leader and a healer deeply attuned to social inequity—someone who was determined to make a positive difference.

Attorney Daniel E. Dawes is a nationally recognized leader in the health equity movement and has led numerous efforts to address health policy issues impacting vulnerable, underserved, and marginalized populations. He is a health care attorney and administrator, and serves as the director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine.

In his new book, "THE POLITICAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH," Dawes draws on his firsthand experience helping to shape major federal policies, including the Affordable Care Act, to address the systemic barriers preventing the United States from becoming the healthiest nation in the world. He argues that political determinants of health create the social drivers—including poor environmental conditions, inadequate transportation, unsafe neighborhoods, and lack of healthy food options—that affect all other dynamics of health. He offers a framework to develop and implement actionable solutions to close the health gap.

Erwin J. Tan MD is a physician and with fellowship training in geriatric medicine and integrative medicine. He is a nationally recognized thought leader on healthy longevity, volunteering and the health effects of perceptions on aging. He has held leadership positions in the academic, public and nonprofit sectors. Dr. Tan is the Director of Thought Leadership Health at AARP. In this role, he provides strategic vision, leadership and technical expertise to identify emerging provocative ideas, curating cross-sector collaborations and driving bold solutions to change systems and promote healthy longevity.

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This is a free event from Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. If you feel moved to make a donation to our bookstore in support of this event, we are so grateful.

 

P&P Live @ Lunch!
Washington, DC 20008

P&P Live! Dr. Kate Biberdorf (AKA Kate the Chemist)-The Great Escape

Thursday, October 1, 2:00 pm
The Great Escape (Kate the Chemist) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593116586
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - September 29th, 2020

Dragons vs. Unicorns (Kate the Chemist) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593116555
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - March 31st, 2020

What happens when you combine science and teamwork? Kate and her friends are about to find out. When their teacher sets up a science-themed escape room, they’ll need to pool every bit of knowledge they have to solve the puzzle and get out in time. Join us for a one-of-a-kind event with Dr. Kate Biberdorf, who will lead viewers through their very own interactive STEM escape room adventure! 

As a scientist, Dr. Kate Biberdorf is passionate about reaching students of all skill levels with a theatrical and hands-on approach. Her engaging, often explosive presentations are all about fun. Dr. Biberdorf breaks down the stigma around women in science as she breaks down compounds onstage. 

Ages 8-12 

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P&P Live! Matty Matheson: Home Style Cookery with Lisa Donovan

Thursday, October 1, 6:00 pm
Matty Matheson: Home Style Cookery Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781419747489
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams - September 29th, 2020

Matty returns with 135 of his absolute favorite recipes to cook at home for his family and friends, so you can cook them for the people you love. Home Style Cookery is his definitive guide to mastering your kitchen, covering everything from pantry staples to party favorites , to weeknight go-tos, and special occasion show-stoppers. In Home Style Cookery, Matty shares his bold style of cooking. Along with beautiful photographs of Matty's dishes and his farm, this book is filled with signature recipes that are equal parts approachable and tasty. Matty's first book shared his culinary story, Home Style Cookery will help you build yours..

Matty Matheson is the funniest and most illustrious person on YouTube, the host of Viceland's It's Suppertime! and Dead Set on Life, the father of three bundles of joy, the greatest husband to the greatest wife in the world, and a chef phenom. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Matty Matheson: A Cookbook.

Lisa Donovan has redefined what it means to be a "southern baker" as the pastry chef to some of the South's most influential chefs, including Margot McCormack, Tandy Wilson, and Sean Brock. Unabashedly serving her church cakes and pies to finish fine-dining experiences, she has been formative in establishing a technique-driven and historically rich narrative of southern pastry. Donovan received a James Beard Award for her writing in Food & Wine, where she is a regular contributor, and she has been a featured speaker at René Redzepi's globally renowned MAD Symposium. Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger is her first book.

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The first 100 customers will receive a special signed bookplate with their book!

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business.  

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We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always.

 

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P&P Live! Peter Baker & Susan Glasser —The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III - with John Dickerson

Thursday, October 1, 8:00 pm
The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385540551
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Doubleday - September 29th, 2020

For a quarter-century, from the end of Watergate to the aftermath of the Cold War, no Republican won the presidency without his help or ran the White House without his advice. James Addison Baker III was the indispensable man for four presidents because he understood better than anyone how to make Washington work at a time when America was shaping events around the world. The Man Who Ran Washington is a page-turning portrait of a power broker who influenced America's destiny for generations.

His story is a case study in the acquisition, exercise, and preservation of power in late twentieth-century America and the story of Washington and the world in the modern era--how it once worked and how it has transformed into an era of gridlock and polarization. This masterly biography by two brilliant observers of the American political scene is destined to become a classic.

Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, a political analyst for MSNBC, and author of Days of Fire and The Breach.

Susan Glasser is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of its weekly "Letter from Trump's Washington" as well as a CNN global affairs analyst.

Their first assignment as a married couple was as Moscow bureau chiefs for The Washington Post, after which they wrote Kremlin Rising.

John Dickerson is a 60 Minutes correspondent. Prior to that, he was a co-host of CBS This Morning, the anchor of Face the Nation, and CBS News's chief Washington correspondent. Dickerson is also a contributing writer to The Atlantic, co-host of Slate's Political Gabfest podcast, and host of the Whistlestop podcast. Dickerson won the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency as Slate's chief political correspondent. Dickerson covered the White House for Time during his twelve years at the magazine. The 2020 presidential campaign will be the seventh he has covered. He is author, most recently, of The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency.

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Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business.  

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website. 

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P&P Live! Misty Copeland - Bunheads — in conversation with Jocelyn Noveck

Friday, October 2, 6:00 pm
Bunheads Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Setor Fiadzigbey (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399547645
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Firebird Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Christopher Myers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399166150
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2014

It’s young Misty’s first ballet class, and she can’t wait to audition for one of the lead roles in Coppélia--a ballet about a young couple, a manipulative toymaker, and his beautiful doll. Misty is nervous, but pushes through her fears with the help of an encouraging teacher, supportive new friends, and her powerful love of dance. Inspired by the world-famous dancer’s early experiences in ballet classes, this gorgeously illustrated picture book is an empowering celebration of passion and friendship.  

Misty Copeland made history in 2015 when she was the first Black woman to be promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, one of the most prominent classical ballet companies in the world. She is also the author of the award-winning picture book FirebirdAges 5-9.

In conversation with longtime culture writer at The Associated Press, Jocelyn Noveck. Along with the arts, she also frequently covers gender issues such as women in politics and the #MeToo movement. She is a former foreign correspondent in Paris and Jerusalem.

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P&P Live! Martin J. Sherwin — Gambling with Armageddon- with Sayuri Romei and Elaine Tyler May - in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center

Friday, October 2, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307266880
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - October 13th, 2020

This event is brought to P&P customers in Partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 

In this groundbreaking look at the Cuban Missile Crisis, Martin Sherwin not only gives us a riveting sometimes hour-by-hour explanation of the crisis itself, but also explores the origins, scope, and consequences of the evolving place of nuclear weapons in the post-World War II world. Mining new sources and materials, and going far beyond the scope of earlier works on this critical face-off between the United States and the Soviet Union--triggered when Khrushchev began installing missiles in Cuba at Castro's behest--Sherwin shows how this volatile event was an integral part of the wider Cold War and was a consequence of nuclear arms. Gambling with Armageddon looks in particular at the original debate in the Truman Administration about using the Atomic Bomb; the way in which President Eisenhower relied on the threat of massive retaliation to project U.S. power in the early Cold War era; and how President Kennedy, though unprepared to deal with the Bay of Pigs debacle, came of age during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Here too is a clarifying picture of what was going on in Khrushchev's Soviet Union. Martin Sherwin has spent his career in the study of nuclear weapons and how they have shaped our world . Gambling with Armegeddon is an outstanding capstone to his work thus far.

MARTIN J. SHERWIN is the author of A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies, which won the Stuart L. Bernath Prize, as well as the American History Book Prize, and the coauthor, with Kai Bird, of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, which won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2006. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C., and in Aspen, CO.

Sayuri Romei is a Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center, where she is working on a project titled "Japan's Nuclear Bargain: The Making of a Nuclear Hedging Posture."

Elaine Tyler May is Regents Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota. She is a historian of the United States in the twentieth century whose work centers on the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, domestic culture and politics.

This is a special pre-publication event. All books purchased before or during the event will be sent / made available for pickup on the publication date of 10/13/2020.

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Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business.  

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website. 

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always. 

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P&P Live!: Barbara Kingsolver – How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

Friday, October 2, 8:00 pm
How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons): Poetry Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062993083
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harper - September 22nd, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

This event is presented in partnership with the 24th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival.

In this intimate collection, the beloved author of The Poisonwood Bible and more than a dozen other New York Times bestsellers trains her eye on the everyday and the metaphysical in poems that are smartly crafted, emotionally rich, and luminous.

In How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)Barbara Kingsolver offers reflections on the practical, the spiritual, and the wild. She begins with “how to” poems addressing everyday matters such as being hopeful, married, divorced; shearing a sheep; praying to unreliable gods; doing nothing at all; and of course, flying. Next come rafts of poems about making peace (or not) with the complicated bonds of friendship and family, and making peace (or not) with death, in the many ways it finds us. Some poems reflect on the redemptive powers of art and poetry itself; others consider where everything begins.

Ticket + Book (Store Pickup): $26
Ticket + Book (Domestic Shipping): $31
Ticket + Book (Canada/Mexico Shipping): $46

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P&P Live! Jennifer Dasal – ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History

Saturday, October 3, 3:00 pm
ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134596
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Books - September 15th, 2020

We're all familiar with the works of Claude Monet, thanks in no small part to the ubiquitous reproductions of his water lilies on umbrellas, handbags, scarves, and dorm-room posters. But did you also know that Monet and his cohort were trailblazing rebels whose works were originally deemed unbelievably ugly and vulgar? And while you probably know the tale of Vincent van Gogh's suicide, you may not be aware that there's pretty compelling evidence that the artist didn't die by his own hand but was accidentally killed--or even murdered. Or how about the fact that one of Andy Warhol's most enduring legacies involves Caroline Kennedy's moldy birthday cake and a collection of toenail clippings?

ArtCurious is a colorful look at the world of art history, revealing some of the strangest, funniest, and most fascinating stories behind the world's great artists and masterpieces. Through these and other incredible, weird, and wonderful tales, ArtCurious presents an engaging look at why art history is, and continues to be, a riveting and relevant world to explore.

Jennifer Dasal is the curator of modern and contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the host of the independent podcast ArtCurious, which she started in 2016 and which was named one of the best podcasts by O, The Oprah Magazine and PC Magazine. She holds an MA in art history from the University of Notre Dame and a BA in art history from the University of California, Davis. She has also completed PhD coursework in art history at Pennsylvania State University. She lectures frequently on art both locally and nationally.

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Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business.  

The other way you can support us is always by purchasing a book from our website. 

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a loyal and engaged community and we thank you for your support, now and always. 

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Indies UNITE! Back-to-School Anti-Racist Panel

Saturday, October 3, 4:00 pm
The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121610
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2020

Blended Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442495012
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 7th, 2020

Out of My Mind Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416971719
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

Let's Dance! Cover Image
By Valerie Bolling, Maine Diaz (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635921427
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - March 3rd, 2020

This Is My America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593118764
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2020

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Indies UNITE! is a group of independent bookstores, working together to bring you powerful, hard-hitting events you won’t want to miss! We are proud to present the first in an anti-racist panel series featuring authors, illustrators, librarians, and industry professionals focused on anti-racism conversations. Join us for this first panel, featuring Valerie Bolling, Sharon Draper, Cicely Lewis, and Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson! We will discuss teaching anti-racism in the classroom, how to create a safe space for students of color, and how to tackle talking about anti-racism with students.

Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson are authors and co-founders of Just Us Books, Inc, an independent company that focuses on Black interest books for young people. They have published over thirty books, including The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love and Truth.

Sharon Draper is an acclaimed author of many books for teens including Blended and Out Of My Mind. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year and was selected as Ohio’s Outstanding High School Language Arts Educator and Ohio Teacher of the Year.

Valerie Bolling is a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and author of Let’s Dance! Her desire is for children of all backgrounds to see themselves in her stories.

Cicely Lewis is School Library Journal’s 2020 School Librarian of the Year. She started the #ReadWoke program at her school in 2017 and the movement has gained nation-wide success as a book club and literacy advocacy program.

The five indie bookstores participating in this virtual event are: Second Star to the Right Bookstore, Denver, CO, Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, GA, Blue Manatee Literacy Project, Cincinnati, OH, Monkey See, Monkey Do ... Children's Bookstore, Buffalo, NY and Politics and Prose, Washington, DC.

For educators, parents, and other interested adults

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P&P Live! Christina Lamb – Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War Through the Lives of Women - in conversation with V

Saturday, October 3, 5:00 pm
Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War Through the Lives of Women Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501199172
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Published: Scribner - September 22nd, 2020

In Our Bodies, Their Battlefields, longtime intrepid war correspondent Christina Lamb makes us witness to the lives of women in wartime. An award-winning war correspondent for twenty-five years (she's never had a female editor) Lamb reports two wars--the "bang-bang" war and the story of how the people behind the lines live and survive. At the same time, since men usually act as the fighters, women are rarely interviewed about their experience of wartime, other than as grieving widows and mothers, though their experience is markedly different from that of the men involved in battle.

Lamb chronicles extraordinary tragedy and challenges in the lives of women in wartime. And none is more devastating than the increase of the use of rape as a weapon of war. Visiting warzones including the Congo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Bosnia, and Iraq, and spending time with the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, she records the harrowing stories of survivors, from Yazidi girls kept as sex slaves by ISIS fighters and the beekeeper risking his life to rescue them; to the thousands of schoolgirls abducted across northern Nigeria by Boko Haram, to the Congolese gynecologist who stitches up more rape victims than anyone on earth. Told as a journey, and structured by country, Our Bodies, Their Battlefields gives these women voice.

Christina Lamb is one of Britain's leading foreign correspondents and coauthor of the internationally bestselling and transformative I Am Malala. She has reported from most of the world's hotspots. She has won fourteen major awards, including being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times and Europe's top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux and was recently named by Harper's Bazaar as one of Britain's 150 Most Visionary Women. She is the author of The Sewing Circles of Herat and The Africa House, among others, as well as the coauthor of Nujeen and the bestselling memoir I Am Malala. She was made an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen in 2013 and is an honorary fellow of University College, Oxford. She is the proud mum of a teenage boy.

V (formerly Eve Ensler) is a Tony Award-winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon The Vagina Monologues has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. She is the author of the NYT bestseller I Am an Emotional Creature, the highly praised In the Body of the World, and many more. She is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries. She is a co-founder of the City of Joy, a revolutionary center for women survivors of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, along with Christine Schuler Deschryver and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege. She is one of Newsweek's "150 Women Who Changed the World" and the Guardian's "100 Most Influential Women."

 

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P&P Live! David Nasaw — The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War - with Nicholas Lemann

Sunday, October 4, 5:00 pm
The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781594206733
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Published: Penguin Press - September 15th, 2020

In May 1945, German forces surrendered to the Allied powers, putting an end to World War II in Europe. But the aftershocks of global military conflict did not cease with the German capitulation. Millions of lost and homeless concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave laborers, political prisoners, and Nazi collaborators in flight from the Red Army overwhelmed Germany, a nation in ruins. After exhaustive efforts, there remained more than a million displaced persons left behind in Germany: Jews, Poles, Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, and other Eastern Europeans who refused to go home or had no homes to return to. The Last Million would spend the next three to five years in displaced persons camps, temporary homelands in exile, divided by nationality, with their own police forces, churches and synagogues, schools, newspapers, theaters, and infirmaries.The international community could not agree on the fate of the Last Million, and after a year of debate and inaction, the International Refugee Organization was created to resettle them in lands suffering from postwar labor shortages.

A masterwork from acclaimed historian David Nasaw, The Last Million tells the gripping yet until now largely hidden story of postwar displacement and statelessness. By 1952, the Last Million were scattered around the world. As they crossed from their broken past into an unknowable future, they carried with them their wounds, their fears, their hope, and their secrets. Here for the first time, Nasaw illuminates their incredible history and, with profound contemporary resonance, shows us that it is our history as well.

David Nasaw is the author of The Patriarch, selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year and a 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography; Andrew Carnegie, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, the recipient of the New-York Historical Society's American History Book Prize, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and The Chief, which was awarded the Bancroft Prize for History and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for Non-Fiction. He is a past president of the Society of American Historians, and up until 2019 he served as the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Nicholas Lemann is the Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism and Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1999.

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P&P Live!: Tim Weiner — The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945–2020 with Asha Rangappa

Monday, October 5, 6:00 pm
The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945–2020 Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781627790857
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 22nd, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Join Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, Tim Weiner, discuss him new book, "THE FOLLY AND THE GLORY" with Asha Rangappa on P&P Live!

Tim Weiner has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his reporting and writing on national security and intelligence. He covered the CIA, the war in Afghanistan, and crises and conflicts in fourteen nations for The New York Times. Weiner has taught history and writing at Princeton and Columbia. The Folly and the Glory is his sixth book.

Asha Rangappa is a Senior Lecturer at the Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a former Associate Dean at Yale Law School. Prior to her current position, Asha served as a Special Agent in the New York Division of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations. Asha has been a contributor on numerous television and radio outlets, and is now a legal and national security analyst for CNN.

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P&P Live! Jeffrey Selingo-Who Gets in and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions—in conversation with Melissa Korn

Monday, October 5, 7:00 pm
Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982116293
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Published: Scribner - September 15th, 2020

Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593087725
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Published: Portfolio - July 21st, 2020

Most people don’t have to be told that the college admissions process is infuriatingly opaque. That’s why an award-winning higher education journalist spent parts of 2018 and 2019 embedded at three different institutions, finding out how they actually look at applications. As he discovered, selective schools’ decisions often have more to do with the college or university’s needs than with what’s best for students. Written with empathy and precision, this revealing book questions our winner-take-all culture of success—and might help students choose schools that are actually right for them. Join Jeffrey Selingo and Wall Street Journal reporter Melissa Korn as they discuss the confusing and secretive world of college admissions.

Jeffrey Selingo has reported on higher education for more than 20 years. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal. He’s a special advisor to the president of Arizona State University and has also served as visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Selingo is the bestselling author of There Is Life After College and College (Un)Bound. He lives in Washington, DC, with his family.

Melissa Korn is co-author of UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal, with Jennifer Levitz. She is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York covering higher education, where she writes about college admissions, university finances, and classroom controversies.

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P&P Live! Pete Buttigieg – Trust: America's Best Chance

Monday, October 5, 8:00 pm
Trust: America's Best Chance Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781631498770
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Liveright - October 6th, 2020

 

Trust is essential to the foundation of America's democracy, asserts Pete Buttigieg, the former presidential candidate and South Bend mayor. Yet, in a century warped by terrorism, financial collapse, Trumpist populism, systemic racism, and now a global pandemic, trust has been squandered, sacrificed, abused, stolen, or never properly built in the first place. And now, more so than ever before, Americans must work side by side to reckon with the monumental challenges posed by our present moment.

Interweaving history, political philosophy, and affecting passages of memoir, Buttigieg explores the strong relationship between measures of prosperity and levels of social trust. He provides an impassioned account of a threefold crisis of trust: in our institutions, in each other, and in the American project itself. Today, these perilous patterns of distrust have wreaked havoc on nearly every sector of society, as Americans increasingly resent the very government that needs to be part of the solution. With the internet and partisan television networks acting as accelerants, Americans jettison any sense of shared reality, lose confidence in experts and scientists, and cope with the grim national tragedy of a pandemic that has only further exemplified the lethality of distrust.

Buttigieg contends that our success, or failure, at confronting the greatest challenges of the decade--racial and economic justice, pandemic resilience, and climate action--will rest on whether we can effectively cultivate, deepen, and, where necessary, repair the networks of trust that are now endangered, or for so many, have never even existed.

Pete Buttigieg, born in Indiana in 1982, is former mayor of South Bend and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. A Rhodes Scholar and Navy veteran, Buttigieg was educated at Harvard and Oxford. He and his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, live in South Bend, Indiana.

ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.

 

 

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P&P Live! Lulu Delacre-Luci Soars

Tuesday, October 6, 10:00 am
Luci Soars Cover Image
By Lulu Delacre, Lulu Delacre (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984812889
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Published: Philomel Books - August 4th, 2020

¡olinguito, de la A A La Z! Descubriendo El Bosque Nublado / Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780892393275
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Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - February 1st, 2016

Salsa Stories Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545430982
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 1st, 2012

Luci has never had a shadow. When she was a baby, no one noticed—but now they do, and they tease her mercilessly for it. Luci is devastated. Why can’t she be like everyone else? The reason, it turns out, is more joyfully magical than she ever could have imagined. Join beloved author/illustrator Lulu Delacre for a reading and demonstration of mono printing, the art process used for this gorgeous book.

Lulu Delacre, a three-time Pura Belpré Award honoree, has been writing and illustrating children’s books since 1980. Born and raised in Puerto Rico to Argentinean parents, her forty-one works include Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America; Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos; ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z!; the Rafi and Rosi series, and Sonia Sotomayor’s Turning Pages.

Ages 4-8

All purchases of Luci Soars will receive a signed book and entry into a raffle to win a piece of artwork that Lulu Delacre creates for the event.

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P&P Live!: Jenny Hval — Girls Against God - in conversation with Rebecca Dinerstein Knight and Jeff VanderMeer

Tuesday, October 6, 4:00 pm
Girls Against God: A Novel Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781788738958
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Verso Fiction - October 6th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Join Norwegian writer and musician Jenny Hval as she celebrates her new novel, "GIRLS AGAINST GOD" with Rebecca Dinerstein Knight on P&P Live!

Welcome to 1990s Norway. White picket fences run in neat rows and Christian conservatism runs deep. But as the Artist considers her work, things start stirring themselves up. In a corner of Oslo a coven of witches begin cooking up some curses. A time-travelling Edvard Munch arrives in town to join a death metal band, closely pursued by the teenaged subject of his painting Puberty, who has murder on her mind. Meanwhile, out deep in the forest, a group of school girls get very lost and things get very strange. And awful things happen in aspic.

Norwegian writer and musician Jenny Hval has honed an intellectual and uncompromising view of politics and sexuality in her prose as well as in records that include Blood Bitch; Apocalypse, Girl; and Innocence Is Kinky. Her debut novel, Paradise Rot, was published to acclaim in 2018.

Rebecca Dinerstein Knight is the author of novels Hex and The Sunlit Night, and a bilingual English-Norwegian collection of poems, Lofoten. Her screenplay adaptation of The Sunlit Night premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and is now a major motion picture. Knight has reviewed restaurants for The Village Voice and novels for The New York Times Book Review, and her essays have appeared online in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New York Times, among others. A former host of the Lillehammer Literary Festival, she has spent a decade presenting and coordinating English-Norwegian creative projects.

Jeff VanderMeer is the New York Times-bestselling, critically acclaimed author of the Southern Reach trilogy, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, among others. He has been called “the weird Thoreau” by the New Yorker. The trilogy has been translated into 35 languages and made into a movie by Paramount Pictures. His most recent novels include the YA fantasy misadventure A Peculiar Peril and the surreal experimental novel Dead Astronauts. His eco-thriller Hummingbird Salamander will be released in April of 2021.

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P&P Live! Jennifer Taub — Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime - A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 6, 6:00 pm
Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984879974
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

How ordinary Americans suffer when the rich and powerful break the law to get richer and more powerful--and how we can stop it.

Jennifer Taub's Big Dirty Money details the scandalously common and concrete ways that ordinary Americans suffer when the well-heeled use white collar crime to gain and sustain wealth, social status, and political influence. Profiteers caused the mortgage meltdown and the prescription opioid crisis, they've evaded taxes and deprived communities of public funds for education, public health, and infrastructure. Taub goes beyond the headlines (of which there is no shortage) to track how we got here (essentially a post-Enron failure of prosecutorial muscle, the growth of "too big to jail" syndrome, and a developing implicit immunity of the upper class) and pose solutions that can help catch and convict offenders.

Julie Zebrak, panel moderator, is a DC attorney and political consultant.

Jesse Eisinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, ProPublica editor, and author of The Chickenshit Club.

Barb McQuade is a former US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, MSNBC legal expert, and University of Michigan law professor.

Elie Mystal is the Justice correspondent at The Nation

Joyce Vance is the former US Attorney for the Norther District of Alabama, MSNBC legal expert, and University of Alabama law professor

 

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P&P Live! Patrisse Khan-Cullors-When They Call You a Terrorist: A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World—in conversation with Marley Dias

Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 pm
When They Call You a Terrorist (Young Adult Edition): A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250194985
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 29th, 2020

Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338136890
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 30th, 2018

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250306906
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020

From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful.

Patrisse will be in conversation with activist, author, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign Marley Dias.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Founder of the Los Angeles-based grassroots organization Dignity and Power Now, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, and a Sydney Peace Prize recipient. For 20 years, Patrisse has been on the frontlines of criminal justice reform and is currently leading Reform L.A. Jails. Patrisse is currently the Faculty Director of Arizona’s Prescott College new Social and Environmental Arts Practice MFA program, which she developed nesting a curriculum focused on the intersection of art, social justice, and community organizing that is first of its kind in the nation.

Marley Dias is the 15-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, an international movement to collect and donate children’s books that feature Black girls as the lead character, and author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! Marley has spoken at the White House's United State of Women, The Forbes Women's Summit, United Nation's Girl Up, Inbound, CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, the Social Innovation Summit, and several others. She was honored with the Smithsonian Ingenuity Award, in the Youth Category in 2017, for her transformative work in 2016 around representation in literature. Dias was also recognized by TIME, as one of the 25 most influential teens in 2018 and was identified as the youngest member of the Forbes 30 under 30 list to date. Marley resides in West Orange, NJ with her mother and father.

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P&P Live! Lenny Kravitz — LET LOVE RULE - with Natalie Maines

Tuesday, October 6, 8:00 pm
Let Love Rule Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250113085
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 6th, 2020

This event is presented in partnership with 9:30 Club.

In Let Love Rule, Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor. “My life is all about opposites,” he writes. “Black and white. Jewish and Christian. The Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin. I accepted my Gemini soul. I owned it. I adored it."

The cast of characters surrounding Lenny is extraordinary: his father, Sy, a high-powered news executive; his mother, Roxie Roker, a television star; and Lisa Bonet, the young actress who becomes his muse. The central character, of course, is Lenny, who, despite his great aspirational energy, turns down record deal after record deal until he finds his true voice. The creation of that voice, the same voice that is able to declare “Let Love Rule” to an international audience, is the very heart of this story.

Kravitz will be in conversation with Natalie Maines, the lead vocalist for the all-female country band The Chicks.

*The first 250 customers will receive a special book plate signed by the author.*

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P&P Live! Varian Johnson and Aron Nels Steinke-Twins and Mr. Wolf's Class #4: Field Trip

Wednesday, October 7, 2:00 pm
Twins (Twins #1) Cover Image
By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236132
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

Field Trip (Mr. Wolf’s Class #4) (Mr. Wolf's Class #4) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338617634
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Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

Lucky Stars (Mr. Wolf's Class #3) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338047837
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Published: Graphix - September 3rd, 2019

Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class #2) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338047738
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Published: Graphix - February 26th, 2019

The Mr. Wolf's Class (Mr. Wolf's Class #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338047684
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Published: Graphix - June 26th, 2018

Join two beloved authors as they discuss their empathetic, uproarious new graphic novels. Varian Johnson tackles sibling rivalry and middle school angst in Twins, which follows formerly inseparable twin sisters as they run against each other for sixth grade class president. In the latest installment of Aron Nels Steinke’s Mr. Wolf’s Class series, an irrepressible group of animal friends works through conflicts and insecurities on a camping trip in the great woods. 

Varian Johnson is the critically acclaimed author of nine novels, including The Parker InheritanceThe Great Greene Heist, and To Catch a Cheat. An identical twin himself, he has a lot in common with his newest main characters. His daughters’ love for graphic novels—and their struggle to find ones with Black protagonists—inspired him to write Twins

Aron Nels Steinke is a cartoonist and elementary school teacher. His award-winning books include The Zoo Box—created with his wife, Ariel Cohn—and the previous three Mr. Wolf’s Class graphic novels. He grew up on 11 acres of forest in rural Washington State. Like many people of all ages, he is a slow reader because he gets distracted easily. 

Ages 8-12 

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P&P Live! Carlos Lozada — What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era - with Jeffrey Goldberg

Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 pm
What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982145620
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

As a book critic for The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada has read some 150 volumes claiming to diagnose why Trump was elected and what his presidency reveals about our nation. Many of these, he's found, are more defensive than incisive, more righteous than right.

In What Were We Thinking, Lozada uses these books to tell the story of how we understand ourselves in the Trump era, using as his main characters the political ideas and debates at play in America today. He dissects works on the white working class like Hillbilly Elegy; manifestos from the anti-Trump resistance like On Tyranny and No Is Not Enough; books on race, gender, and identity like How to Be an Antiracist and Good and Mad; polemics on the future of the conservative movement like The Corrosion of Conservatism; and of course plenty of books about Trump himself.

Lozada's argument is provocative: that many of these books--whether written by liberals or conservatives, activists or academics, Trump's true believers or his harshest critics--are vulnerable to the same blind spots, resentments, and failures that gave us his presidency. But Lozada also highlights the books that succeed in illuminating how America is changing in the 21st century. What Were We Thinking is an intellectual history of the Trump era in real time, helping us transcend the battles of the moment and see ourselves for who we really are.

Carlos Lozada is the nonfiction book critic of The Washington Post and winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

Jeffrey Goldberg is editor in chief of The Atlantic, where he was previously a national correspondent.

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P&P Live! Deborah Kalb and Rob Lunsford-Thomas Jefferson and the Return of the Magic Hat

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson and the Return of the Magic Hat Cover Image
By Deborah Kalb, Robert Lunsford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780764360190
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Published: Schiffer Kids - September 28th, 2020

John Adams and the Magic Bobblehead: John Adams and the Magic Bobblehead Cover Image
By Deborah Kalb, Robert Lunsford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780764355561
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Published: Schiffer Kids - November 28th, 2018

George Washington and the Magic Hat: George Washington and the Magic Hat Cover Image
By Deborah Kalb, Robert Lunsford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780764351105
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Published: Schiffer Kids - April 28th, 2016

The third book in the President and Me series has newcomer Oliver missing his old friends in New Jersey, dealing with annoying siblings and trying to fit in to his new neighborhood in Maryland. A trip to Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello with his friend Sam (and a bossy magical hat) leads to time-traveling historical adventure! 

Deborah Kalb is a freelance writer and editor who spent more than twenty years working as a journalist. Long interested in history, she is the author of the President and Me series. Deborah lives with her family in the Washington, D.C. area. Deborah will be joined by Rob Lunsford, illustrator of the President and Me series.

Ages 8-12 

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P&P Live! Jen Bryant and Frank Morrison-Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball

Thursday, October 8, 10:00 am
Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball Cover Image
By Jen Bryant, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419741081
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball’s all-time-greatest players—an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. One of the first professional African-American players, he was a constant inspiration. But when his team traveled for away games, many hotels and restaurants turned Elgin away because he was Black. One night, Elgin had enough and staged a one-man protest that captured the attention of the press, the public, and the NBA. With lively prose and stirring oil paintings, a perfectly matched author/illustrator team presents the story of an underrecognized athlete’s courage on and off the court.

Jen Bryant writes picture books, novels and poems for readers of all ages. Jen is the author of several award-winning picture books including A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, a Caldecott Honor winner; A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, a Sibert Honor winner; and The Right Word: Peter Mark Roget and His Thesaurus, AaSibert Medal winner and Caldecott Honor winner.

Frank Morrison has illustrated several critically acclaimed picture books, including The Roots of Rap; Let the Children March; Jazzy Miz Mozetta; Little Melba and Her Big Trombone; I Got the Rhythm, I Got the School Spirit; and My Feet are Laughing. His numerous accolades include multiple NAACP Image Awards, the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, several state book awards, and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award.

Ages 7-10

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P&P Live! Tana French — The Searcher - in conversation with Marlon James

Thursday, October 8, 5:00 pm
The Searcher: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224650
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - October 6th, 2020

The first 250 customers will receive a special signed bookplate with their book!

Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.

Tana French is the author of seven previous books, including In the Woods, The Likeness, and The Witch Elm. Her novels have sold over three million copies and won numerous awards, including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family.

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. He is the author of the New York Times-bestseller Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction in 2019. His novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and the Minnesota Book Award. It was also a New York Times Notable Book . James is also the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and an NAACP Image Award. His first novel, John Crow's Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and was a New York Times Editors' Choice.

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P&P Live! Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Reading: Poetry

Thursday, October 8, 7:00 pm
Night Angler (American Poets Continuum #172) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781942683780
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: BOA Editions - April 30th, 2019

& More Black Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780999501214
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Published: Augury Books - July 1st, 2019

Exiles of Eden Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895446
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Published: Coffee House Press - May 7th, 2019

Library of Small Catastrophes Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595394
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 23rd, 2019

Syncope Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781946433299
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ugly Duckling Presse - September 1st, 2019

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

This is the first of three events celebrating Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominations, with this particular program representing the poetry category and moderated by Teri Cross Davis.

The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award honors the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. Introduced in 2001, the Legacy Award was the first national award presented to Black writers by a national organization of Black writers. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry honorees are selected in a juried competition. Join us to congratulate the 2020 nominees for poetry!

Nominees appearing at this virtual event include:

Geffrey Davis, Night Angler (BOA Editions, LTD)

t’ai freedom ford, & More Black, (Augury Books)

Ladan Osman, Exiles of Eden (Coffee House Press)

Alison Rollins, Library of Small Catastrophes (Copper Canyon Press)

Asiya Wadud, Syncope (Ugly Duckling Presse)

 

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P&P Live!: John Judis – The Socialist Awakening: What's Different Now about the Left – in conversation with EJ Dionne

Thursday, October 8, 8:00 pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Join John B Judis as he celebrates his new book, "The Socialist Awakening" in conversation with E.J. Dionne on P&P Live!

JOHN B JUDIS the author of numerous books, including The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics(2016) and The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization (2018). He is Editor-at-Large at Talking Points Memo. He lives in Silver Spring, MD.

E.J. DIONNE, JR., is a columnist for The Washington Post, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, visiting professor at Harvard University, and professor at Georgetown University. He is a co-author of the recent New York Times bestseller One Nation After Trump and author of Why the Right Went Wrong.

 

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P&P Live! Rick Riordan-The Tower of Nero—with Yoon Ha Lee

Friday, October 9, 6:00 pm
The Tower of Nero (Trials of Apollo, The Book Five) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781484746455
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 6th, 2020

Dragon Pearl Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368014748
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 7th, 2020

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At last, the breathtaking, action-packed finale of the bestselling Trials of Apollo series is here!

Will the Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth in the pathetic moral form of a teenager named Lester Papadopoulos, finally regain his place on Mount Olympus? Lester's demigod friends at Camp Jupiter just helped him survive attacks from bloodthirsty ghouls, an evil Roman king and his army of the undead, and the lethal emperors Caligula and Commodus. Now the former god and his demigod master Meg must follow a prophecy uncovered by Ella the harpy. Lester's final challenge will be at the Tower of Nero, back in New York. Will Meg have a last showdown with her father? Will this helpless form of Apollo have to face his arch nemesis, Python? Who will be on hand at Camp Half-Blood to assist? These questions and more will be answered in this book that all demigods are eagerly awaiting.

Join Rick Riordan as he discusses all of this and more! This virtual event will feature unique content and conversation including an on-camera challenge and live Q&A.

Rick will be joined by special guest Yoon Ha Lee, author of Dragon Pearl, for conversation and a special challenge!

Purchase of The Tower of Nero from Politics and Prose is required to attend the event. Attendees will receive a signed copy of The Tower of Nero and an exclusive baseball cap.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, The Trials of Apollo, The Kane Chronicles, and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. Rick is also the publisher of an imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world cultures and mythologies.

 

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P&P Live! Phil Klay – Missionaries - with Kirstin Valdez Quade

Friday, October 9, 6:00 pm
Missionaries: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984880659
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - October 6th, 2020

A group of Colombian soldiers prepares to raid a drug lord's safe house on the Venezuelan border. They're watching him with an American-made drone, about to strike using military tactics taught to them by U.S. soldiers who honed their skills to lethal perfection in Iraq. In his debut novel Missionaries, National Book Award-winning author and Iraq War veteran Phil Klay examines the globalization of violence through the interlocking stories of four characters and the conflicts that define their lives.

For Mason, a U.S. Army Special Forces medic, and Lisette, a foreign correspondent, America's long post-9/11 wars in the Middle East exerted a terrible draw that neither is able to shake. Where can such a person go next? All roads lead to Colombia, where the US has partnered with local government to keep predatory narco gangs at bay. Mason, now a liaison to the Colombian military, is ready for the good war, and Lisette is more than ready to cover it. Juan Pablo, a Colombian officer, must juggle managing the Americans' presence and navigating a viper's nest of factions bidding for power. Meanwhile, Abel, a lieutenant in a local militia, has lost almost everything in the seemingly endless carnage of his home province, where the lines between drug cartels, militias, and the state are semi-permeable.

Drawing on six years of research in America and Colombia into the effects of the modern way of war on regular people, Klay has written a novel of extraordinary suspense infused with geopolitical sophistication and storytelling instincts that are second to none. Missionaries is a window not only into modern war, but into the individual lives that go on long after the drones have left the skies.

 

Phil Klay is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. His short story collection Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the National Book Critics' Circle John Leonard Prize for best debut work in any genre, and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times. His nonfiction work won the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters in the category of Cultural & Historical Criticism in 2018. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the Brookings Institution's Brookings Essay series. He currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University.

Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of Night at the Fiestas, winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. The recipient of a "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation, she teaches at Princeton University.

 

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P&P Live! Andrea Beaty and Dow Phumiruk-Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote and One Girl

Saturday, October 10, 11:00 am
Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419743504
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Amulet Books - October 6th, 2020

One Girl Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419719059
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419736926
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 12th, 2020

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers Book #2 Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419734229
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 16th, 2019

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419733604
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 2nd, 2018

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737046
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2019

Join Andrea Beaty who will talk about her two new books, Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote and One Girl. She will share a video featuring Dow Phumiruk, illustrator of the stunning One Girl, about creating the art for the book.

In this installment of the Questioneers series, our favorite community organizer oversees a fair and honest classroom election in Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote. Continuing with the theme of empowerment, One Girl shows how education can spark a movement that changes lives, especially girls’ lives, for the better. Both books are a great segue to discuss the importance of having one’s voice heard.

Andrea Beaty is the New York Times bestselling author of the Questioneers series, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. Dow Phumiruk is a children’s book illustrator and the winner of the SCBWI On-The-Verge Emerging Voices Award. She lives in Colorado with her family.

Ages 4-8

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P&P Live! Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Reading: Nonfiction

Saturday, October 10, 1:00 pm
Think Black: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062890566
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Amistad - September 17th, 2019

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393357622
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781568588544
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bold Type Books - April 2nd, 2019

Solitary: A Biography (National Book Award Finalist; Pulitzer Prize Finalist) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802148308
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Grove Press - December 3rd, 2019

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062684318
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

The second of three events celebrating Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominations, with this particular program representing the nonfiction category and moderated by Ralph Eubanks.

The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award honors the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. Introduced in 2001, the Legacy Award was the first national award presented to Black writers by a national organization of Black writers. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry honorees are selected in a juried competition. Join us to celebrate the 2020 nominees for nonfiction!

Nominees appearing for this virtual event include:

Clyde Ford, Think Black: A Memoir (Amistad)

Saidiya Hartman, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals (W. W. Norton & Company)

Dani McClain, We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood (Bold Type Books)

Albert Woodfox, Solitary: My Story of Transformation and Hope (Grove Press)

Damon Young, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays (Ecco)

 

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P&P Live! Ben Lerner — THE TOPEKA SCHOOL - with Ocean Vuong

Saturday, October 10, 6:00 pm
The Topeka School: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250758002
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Picador - September 29th, 2020

Midwest at the turn of the century: a tale of adolescence, transgression, and the conditions that have given rise to the trolls and tyrants of the New Right.

Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of ’97. His mother, Jane, is a famous feminist author; his father, Jonathan, is an expert at getting “lost boys” to open up. They both work at a psychiatric clinic that has attracted staff and patients from around the world. Adam is a renowned debater, expected to win a national championship before he heads to college. He is one of the cool kids, ready to fight or, better, freestyle about fighting if it keeps his peers from thinking of him as weak. Adam is also one of the seniors who bring the loner Darren Eberheart—who is, unbeknownst to Adam, his father’s patient—into the social scene, to disastrous effect.

Lerner will be in conversation with Ocean Vuong, author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds and the New York Times bestselling novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.

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P&P Live!: Mira Rapp-Hooper & Rebecca Lissner – An Open World - with Anne-Marie Slaughter

Sunday, October 11, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780300250329
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Yale University Press - September 15th, 2020

In this ambitious and incisive book, Lissner and Rapp-Hooper outline a new vision for American grand strategy and international order that will advance American interests in the face of political polarization, technological innovation and diffusion, and major global power shifts that empower rivals who seek to reorder international politics.

Rebecca Lissner is an assistant professor at the U.S. Naval War College. 

Mira Rapp-Hooper is Stephen A. Schwarzman Senior Fellow for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Fellow at the Yale Law School's China Center.

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the CEO of New America, a think ​and action ​tank dedicated to renewing the promise of America, and the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University

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P&P Live! Talia Lavin — Culture Warlords - in conversation with Lyz Lenz

Monday, October 12, 6:00 pm
Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780306846434
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Hachette Books - October 13th, 2020

Talia Lavin is every skinhead's worst nightmare: a loud and unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart, and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative chops to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers.

Culture Warlords is the story of how Lavin, a frequent target of extremist trolls, dove into a byzantine online culture of hate and learned the intricacies of how white supremacy proliferates online. Within these pages, she reveals the extremists hiding in plain sight online: Incels. White nationalists. White supremacists. National Socialists. Proud Boys. Religious extremists. In order to showcase them in their natural habitat, she assumes a range of identities, going undercover as a blonde Nazi, a forlorn incel, and a violent Aryan femme fatale.

Along the way, she discovers a whites-only dating site geared toward racists looking for love, a disturbing extremist YouTube channel run by a fourteen-year-old girl with over 800,000 followers, the everyday heroes of the antifascist movement, and much more.

Lavin will be in conversation with Lyz Lenz, a columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and author of God Land: A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America and Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women.

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P&P Live! Nora Shalaway Carpenter, Veeda Bybee, Randy DuBurke -Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America— in conversation with Mary Quattlebaum

Monday, October 12, 7:00 pm
Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536212105
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

Many of us forget what a large country the United States is and how our day to day experiences depend on where you call “home”. In this anthology, 15 diverse authors bring stereotype-breaking authentic voices to their stories about the challenges and benefits of growing up in rural America and what they have in common with teens throughout the nation.

Nora Shalaway Carpenter is the author of the critically acclaimed The Edge of Anything. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Originally from rural West Virginia, she currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her family.

Editor and contributor Nora Shalaway Carpenter will be joined by contributors Veeda Bybee and Randy DuBurke. They will be in conversation with Mary Quattlebaum, children's author and Washington Post/Kids Post reviewer.

Ages 12 and up

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P&P Live! Sarah Smarsh — SHE COME BY IT NATURAL - in conversation with Trae Crowder

Monday, October 12, 8:00 pm
She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781982157289
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner - October 13th, 2020

Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities—and strengths—of women in working poverty. Meanwhile, country songs by female artists played in the background, telling powerful stories about life, men, hard times, and surviving. In her family, she writes, “country music was foremost a language among women. It’s how we talked to each other in a place where feelings aren’t discussed.” And no one provided that language better than Dolly Parton.

Far beyond the recently resurrected “Jolene” or quintessential “9 to 5,” Parton’s songs for decades have validated women who go unheard. Infused with Smarsh’s trademark insight, intelligence, and humanity, She Come By It Natural is a sympathetic tribute to the icon Dolly Parton and—call it whatever you like—the organic feminism she embodies.

Smarsh will be in conversation with Trae Crowder, most recently known for his “Liberal Redneck” series of viral videos. His best-selling book is Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta the Dark, and you've also seen him on Real Time with Bill MaherThe View, NPR, WTF with Marc Maron, and more.

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P&P Live! Renee' Charlow — DANCE WE DO Panel

Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 pm
Dance We Do: A Poet Explores Black Dance Cover Image
By Ntozake Shange, Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Foreword by), Reneé L. Charlow (Afterword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807091876
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Beacon Press - October 13th, 2020

After 20 years of research, writing, and devotion, Ntozake Shange tells her history of Black dance through a series of portraits of the dancers who trained her, moved with her, and inspired her to share the power of the Black body with her audience. In Dance We Do, Shange celebrates and honors the contributions of the often unrecognized pioneers who continued the path Katherine Dunham paved through the twentieth century. Dance We Do features a stunning photo insert along with personal interviews with Mickey Davidson, Halifu Osumare, Camille Brown, and Dianne McIntyre. In what is now one of her final works, Ntozake Shange welcomes the reader into the world she loved best.

Panelists include:

Reneé L. Charlow was Ntozake Shange personal assistant from 2014 to 2018. She is an actor, director, writer, and Theatre professor. She served as associate producer and assistant director for the production of Shange's Lost in Language and Sound at Karamu House, Cleveland, OH, and directed For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf at Virginia Commonwealth University and Bowie State University.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs is the literary advisor to the Ntozake Shange Revocable Trust. She is the author of Dub: Finding Ceremony, M Archive: After the End of the World and Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity and is the co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. She is the founder of Brilliance Remastered, an organization that supports underrepresented scholars, artists, and organizers.

Dianne McIntyre is an award-winning choreographer whose work is seen in concert dance, Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, film, and television. Her first dance/music company Sounds in Motion was based in Harlem. Choreography with Ntozake Shange includes: Spell #7, Boogie Woogie Landscapes, Mouths, Riding the Moon in Texas, It Hasn’t Always Been This Way, Why I Had to Dance, and Lost in Language and Sound.

Mickey Davidson, dancer, teacher, and choreographer has had performing affiliations with multiple African-American dance styles including modern dance, Swing Dance, Tap, Jazz Improvisation, and spoken word. Currently Ms. Davidson is dance director for the Jazz Power Initiative in New York, on the teaching staff of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp in New Orleans and a teaching artist for The Gloster Arts Project in Mississippi.

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P&P Live! Jason Reynolds and Danica Novgorodoff-Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel—in conversation with Gene Yang

Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 pm
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534444959
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 13th, 2020

Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

Fifteen-year-old Will stands in his building’s elevator, a gun tucked into his waistband and his heart thudding with grief and fear. When he reaches the lobby, he knows what he has to do: kill the man who shot his brother, Shawn. Revenge is one of the three “rules” Shawn taught him, along with “don’t cry” and “don’t snitch.” Will is determined to do right by his brother. But as the elevator grinds from the seventh floor to the first, something unbelievable happens. Taking place over a single minute, Long Way Down is an unforgettable exploration of gang violence and the rigid “rules” of masculinity.

Jason Reynolds’ galvanizing novel in verse, released in 2017 to immediate acclaim from readers and critics alike, is now available as a stunning graphic novel. Celebrate the release of this triumph with its author and illustrator Danica Novgorodoof, in conversation with celebrated graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang. Before a book discussion and Q&A with all three guests, Reynolds and Yang will discuss being Library of Congress National Ambassadors for Young People’s Literature—Reynolds is the current ambassador, while Yang held the position from 2016-17—and a spoken-word film of Reynolds’ poem For Every One produced in partnership with the writing nonprofit 826 National.

Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. Reynolds is also the 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His many books include When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (co-written with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series, Look Both Ways, and Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He lives in Washington, DC.

Danica Novgorodoff is an artist, writer, graphic designer, and horse wrangler from Louisville, Kentucky, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her books include A Late Freeze; Slow Storm; Refresh, Refresh (included in Best American Comics 2011); and The Undertaking of Lily Chen. Her art and writing have been published in Best American Comics, Artforum, Esquire, VQR, Slate, Orion, Seneca Review, Ecotone Journal, and many others. She was awarded a 2015 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Literature and was named Sarabande Books’ 2016 writer in residence. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and Willapa Bay AiR.

Gene Luen Yang has been making comics since the fifth grade. American Born Chinese, which he published in 2006, was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win a Printz Award. His numerous other books include the two-volume Boxers & Saints, Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Secret Coders series, Dragon Hoops, and Superman Smashes the Klan. He teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. He was the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and received a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2016.

Ages 12 and up

A limited number of LONG WAY DOWN will be signed by Jason Reynolds and a limited number of signed bookplates will be available from Danica Novgorodoff with book purchase while supplies last. Order your copy today!

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P&P Live! David Vine – The United States of War: A Global History of America's Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State

Tuesday, October 13, 8:00 pm
The United States of War: A Global History of America's Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State (California Series in Public Anthropology #48) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520300873
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Published: University of California Press - October 13th, 2020

The United States has been fighting wars constantly since invading Afghanistan in 2001. This nonstop warfare is far less exceptional than it might seem: the United States has been at war or has invaded other countries almost every year since independence. In The United States of War, David Vine traces this pattern of bloody conflict from Columbus's 1494 arrival in Guantanamo Bay through the 250-year expansion of a global US empire. Drawing on historical and firsthand anthropological research in fourteen countries and territories, The United States of War demonstrates how US leaders across generations have locked the United States in a self-perpetuating system of permanent war by constructing the world's largest-ever collection of foreign military bases--a global matrix that has made offensive interventionist wars more likely. Beyond exposing the profit-making desires, political interests, racism, and toxic masculinity underlying the country's relationship to war and empire, The United States of War shows how the long history of U.S. military expansion shapes our daily lives, from today's multi-trillion-dollar wars to the pervasiveness of violence and militarism in everyday U.S. life. The book concludes by confronting the catastrophic toll of American wars--which have left millions dead, wounded, and displaced--while offering proposals for how we can end the fighting.

 

David Vine is Professor of Anthropology at American University. His other books include Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and The World and Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia.

 

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P&P LIVE!: Fareed Zakaria — Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World with Samantha Power

Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 pm
Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393542134
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 6th, 2020

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Join Fareed Zakaria as he discusses his new book, "TEN LESSONS FOR A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD" with Samantha Power on P&P Live!

Fareed Zakaria is the host of CNN’s flagship international affairs show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, as well as weekly columnist for the Washington Post, and the best-selling author of The Post-American World and The Future of Freedom.

Samantha Power is a Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School. From 2013-2017, Power served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s cabinet. From 2009-2013, Power served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power’s book, A Problem from Hell won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. She is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Chasing the Flame and The Education of an Idealist, which was named one of the best books of 2019 by the New York Times, Washington Post, Economist, NPR, and TIME. Power earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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P&P Live! Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos-I Am Anne Frank and I Am Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 pm
I am Anne Frank (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780525555940
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Published: Dial Books - October 13th, 2020

I am Benjamin Franklin (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780525555919
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Published: Dial Books - October 13th, 2020

I am Leonardo da Vinci (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780525555889
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780735228719
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Published: Dial Books - January 16th, 2018

I am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780803740860
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Published: Dial Books - January 8th, 2015

I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780803740853
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Published: Dial Books - June 17th, 2014

Join the author/illustrator team behind a bestselling, inspiring picture book biography series as they introduce the latest additions to the collection. I Am Anne Frank, the first book in the series to focus on a child, is of special significance to the author--“The rise of Anti-Semitism…the way religious, ethnic and racial minorities are regularly targeted…it’s impossible to ignore – and I want my kids to see and find strength from Anne Frank’s lessons. I am proud of my Jewish heritage, and Anne Frank’s incredible story is one I’m honored to share with readers everywhere,” Meltzer wrote. I Am Ben Franklin is perfect for election season and talking to children about science and inventions. Focusing on the traits that made them remarkable, each biography presents the story of a historical figure in a lively and conversational way.

Chris will demonstrate his delightful art style throughout the discussion, which will culminate in an audience Q&A.

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, as well as several suspense and nonfiction titles for adults. He is also the host of the History Channel television shows Brad Meltzer's Decoded and Brad Meltzer's Lost History (which he used to help find the missing 9/11 flag). He is the co-creator of Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum – and of course, the inspiration for Brad. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.

Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career at Marvel Comics, and has worked on thousands of comics, including Cosmic Commandos, Monster Mayhem, Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, Cow Boy, and his first picture bookThe Yawns Are Coming! He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons (when the boys are home from college).

Ages 5-9

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P&P Live! Rumaan Alam — LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND - with Matthew Klam

Wednesday, October 14, 8:00 pm
Leave the World Behind: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062667632
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Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

In Leave the World Behind, Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe.

Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other?

Alam will be in conversation with Matthew Klam, author of the acclaimed short story collection Sam the Cat and most recently, Who Is Rich?

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P&P Live! Jamie Sumner-Tune It Out—in conversation with Rex Ogle

Thursday, October 15, 2:00 pm
Tune It Out Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534457003
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Roll with It Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534442566
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Free Lunch Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324003601
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Lou Montgomery and her mother are musical performers with problems. They are scratching out a living performing in diners and cafes while living out of their car. Making things worse, Lou doesn’t like crowds, loud noises or singing in front of other people. This makes her feel different and worried that there is something seriously wrong with her. When an accident forces her to move in with wealthy relatives and rejoin school, she gets a chance to start over but her sensory processing disorder still haunts her. Can music be the key to her recovery?

Jamie Sumner will be joined in conversation with Rex Ogle, author of Free Lunch.

Jamie Sumner has written for the New York Times and The Washington Post as well as other publications, and she is the reviews editor at Literary Mama. She is also a mom to a son with cerebral palsy and she writes and speaks about disability in literature. She loves stories that celebrate the grit and beauty in all kids.

Rex Ogle is a part-time book editor and a full-time writer. He has worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Scholastic, and Little Brown. His novel, Free Lunch, was the Winner of the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award.

Ages 8-12

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P&P Live! Barry C. Lynn – Liberty from All Masters: The New American Autocracy vs. the Will of the People - with Lina Khan

Thursday, October 15, 5:00 pm
Liberty from All Masters: The New American Autocracy vs. the Will of the People Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250240620
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 29th, 2020

Americans are obsessed with liberty, mad about liberty. On any day, we can tune into arguments about how much liberty we need to buy a gun or get an abortion, to marry who we want or adopt the gender we feel. We argue endlessly about liberty from regulation and observation by the state, and proudly rebel against the tyranny of course syllabi and Pandora playlists. Redesign the penny today and the motto would read "You ain't the boss of me."

Yet Americans are only now awakening to what is perhaps the gravest domestic threat to our liberties in a century--in the form of an extreme and fast-growing concentration of economic power. Monopolists today control almost every corner of the American economy. The result is not only lower wages and higher prices, hence a concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few. The result is also a stripping away of our liberty to work how and where we want, to launch and grow the businesses we want, to create the communities and families and lives we want.

The rise of online monopolists such as Google and Amazon--designed to gather our most intimate secrets and use them to manipulate our personal and group actions--is making the problem only far worse fast. Not only have these giant corporations captured the ability to manage how we share news and ideas with one another, they increasingly enjoy the power to shape how we move and play and speak and think.

Barry C. Lynn is Founder and CEO of the Open Markets Institute in Washington. He is author of Cornered (2010) and End of the Line (2005) in which he pioneered coverage and analysis of America's new monopoly crisis. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, Politico, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and CBS. Prior to launching OMI, Lynn worked at the New America Foundation for 15 years. Before that he was Executive Editor of Global Business Magazine and a correspondent for the Associated Press and Agence France Presse in South America and the Caribbean.

Lina Khan researches and writes on antitrust law and the antimonopoly tradition. Her recent scholarship has focused on how the current antitrust regime is unequipped to capture the power of dominant digital platforms. Khan is an academic fellow at Columbia Law School, where she will be joining as an associate professor in the fall. Khan is currently serving as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, where she is leading the investigation into digital markets.

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P&P Live! A Conversation with Claire Messud and Maaza Mengiste

Thursday, October 15, 7:00 pm
Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write: An Autobiography in Essays Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324006756
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

The Shadow King: A Novel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358513
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

Claire Messud is is the author of six works of fiction including the New York Times bestsellers The Emperor’s Children and The Burning Girl. In her fiction, she has specialized in creating unusual female characters with ferocious, imaginative inner lives. Her new book, Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write, opens a window on Messud’s own life: a peripatetic upbringing; a warm, complicated family; and, throughout it all, her devotion to art and literature.

Novelist and essayist Maaza Mengiste is the author of the novels Beneath the Lion's Gaze, and more recently The Shadow King, which was just shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. Her latest collection, Addis Ababa Noir, contains stories about the dark side of the capital city, written by some of Ethiopia's most talented writers living in the country and abroad.

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P&P Live! Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Reading: Fiction

Thursday, October 15, 7:00 pm
Avery Colt is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar (Nilsen Prize for a First Novel Winner) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781732039919
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Published: Southeast Missouri State Univ Press - October 1st, 2019

Speaking of Summer Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640093898
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - July 7th, 2020

Africaville: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062913722
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Published: Amistad - December 10th, 2019

As a River Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781938841101
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Published: Jaded Ibis Press, LLC - September 3rd, 2019

A Tall History of Sugar Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781617757518
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Published: Akashic Books - October 1st, 2019

Gingerbread: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634666
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

The World Doesn't Require You: Stories Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631497889
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Published: Liveright - August 25th, 2020

The Revisioners Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640094260
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 18th, 2020

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

The third of three events celebrating Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominations, with this particular program representing the fiction category and moderated by Glory Edim.

The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award honors the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. Introduced in 2001, the Legacy Award was the first national award presented to Black writers by a national organization of Black writers. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry honorees are selected in a juried competition. Join us to celebrate the 2020 nominees for nonfiction!

Nominees appearing for this virtual event include:

Ron A. Austin, Avery Colt is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar (Southeast Missouri State Univ Press)

Kalisha Buckhanon, Speaking of Summer (Counterpoint)

Jeffrey Colvin, Africaville (Amistad)

Sion Dayson, As a River (Jaded Ibis Press)

Curdella Forbes, A Tall History of Sugar (Akashic Books)

Helen Oyeyemi, Gingerbread (Riverhead Books)

Rion Amilcar Scott, The World Doesn’t Require You (Liveright)

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, The Revisioners (Counterpoint)

 

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P&P Live! Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o — The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gĩkũyũ And Mũmbi - in conversation with Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ

Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm
The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gä(c)Kå(c)Yå(c) and Må(c)Mbi Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781620975251
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Published: New Press - October 6th, 2020

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Join Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o as he discusses his newest, "THE PERFECT NINE" with his son Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ on P&P Live!

A dazzling, genre-defying novel in verse from the author Delia Owens says "tackles the absurdities, injustices, and corruption of a continent"

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's novels and memoirs have received glowing praise from the likes of President Barack Obama, the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, and NPR; he has been a finalist for the Man International Booker Prize and is annually tipped to win the Nobel Prize for Literature; and his books have sold tens of thousands of copies around the world.

One of the leading writers and scholars at work today, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was born in Limuru, Kenya, in 1938. He is the author of A Grain of Wheat; Weep Not, Child; and Petals of Blood, as well as Birth of a Dream Weaver, Wrestling with the Devil, Minutes of Glory, and The Perfect Nine (all from The New Press). Currently Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the director of the International Center for Writing and Translation at the University of California, Irvine, Ngũgĩ is the recipient of twelve honorary doctorates, among other awards, and has been nominated for the Man Booker International Prize.

Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ is an Associate Professor of English at Cornell University and the author of The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity and Ownership, the novels Mrs. Shaw, Black Star Nairobi, Nairobi Heat, and two books of poetry, Logotherapy and Hurling Words at Consciousness. Unbury Our Dead With Song (a novel about competing Tizita musicians) is forthcoming from Cassava Republic Press (Fall of 2020).

 

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P&P Live! Sick Forms: Writing About Illness Across Genres

Friday, October 16, 8:00 pm
Negotiations Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142131
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Published: Tin House Books - October 13th, 2020

If the Body Allows It: Stories (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781496222831
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2020

The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385534079
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Published: Doubleday - March 17th, 2020

Three authors come together to discuss how the overlapping subjects of illness and trauma is explored in their latest works.

In Destiny O. Birdsong's remarkable debut collection of poems, Negotiations, she writes fearlessly towards the question: What makes a self? This book is about what it means to live in America, about Cardi B and top-tier journal publications, about autoimmune disease and the speaker’s intense hunger for her own body. It’s a series of love letters to black women, who are often singled out for abuse and assault, silencing and tokenism, fetishization and cultural appropriation in ways that throw the rock, then hide the hand. It is a book about tenderness and an indictment of people and systems that attempt to narrow black women’s lives, their power.

Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, Megan Cummins' If the Body Allows It is divided into six parts and framed by the story of Marie, a woman in her thirties living in New Jersey. Suffering from a chronic autoimmune illness, she also struggles with guilt over the overdose and death of her father, whom she feels she betrayed at the end of his life. The stories within the frame—about failed marriages, places of isolation and protection, teenage mistakes, and forging a life in the aftermath—are the stories the narrator writes after she meets and falls in love with a man whose grief mirrors her own.

In her harrowing, defiant, and unforgettable memoir, Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year of college turned into a prolonged and elusive condition that destroyed her health, but that doctors couldn't diagnose or treat. Worse, as they failed to cure her, they hinted that her devastating symptoms were psychological. The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness is a memoir with a mission: to help the millions of (mostly) women who suffer from unnamed or misunderstood conditions.

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P&P Live! Sean B. Carroll – A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You - with Joe Palca

Saturday, October 17, 3:00 pm
A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780691201757
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 6th, 2020

From acclaimed writer and biologist Sean B. Carroll, a rollicking, awe-inspiring story of the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world

Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific discoveries over the past half century are revealing that we live in a world driven by chance. A Series of Fortunate Events tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world.

Like every other species, we humans are here by accident. But it is shocking just how many things--any of which might never have occurred--had to happen in certain ways for any of us to exist. From an extremely improbable asteroid impact, to the wild gyrations of the Ice Age, to invisible accidents in our parents' gonads, we are all here through an astonishing series of fortunate events. And chance continues to reign every day over the razor-thin line between our life and death.

Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.

 

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P&P Live! Jaipreet Virdi – Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History - with Liz Jackson

Sunday, October 18, 3:00 pm
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$27.50
ISBN: 9780226690612
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Published: University of Chicago Press - August 31st, 2020

ASL Interpretation and Closed Captions will be provided for this event.

At the age of four, Jaipreet Virdi's world went silent. A severe case of meningitis left her alive but deaf, suddenly treated differently by everyone. Her deafness downplayed by society and doctors, she struggled to "pass" as hearing for most of her life. Countless cures, treatments, and technologies led to dead ends. Never quite deaf enough for the Deaf community or quite hearing enough for the "normal" majority, Virdi was stuck in aural limbo for years. It wasn't until her thirties, exasperated by problems with new digital hearing aids, that she began to actively assert her deafness and reexamine society's--and her own--perception of life as a deaf person in America.

Through lyrical history and personal memoir, Hearing Happiness raises pivotal questions about deafness in American society and the endless quest for a cure. Taking us from the 1860s up to the present, Virdi combs archives and museums in order to understand the long history of curious cures: ear trumpets, violet ray apparatuses, vibrating massagers, electrotherapy machines, airplane diving, bloodletting, skull hammering, and many more. Hundreds of procedures and products have promised grand miracles but always failed to deliver a universal cure--a harmful legacy that is still present in contemporary biomedicine.

Weaving Virdi's own experiences together with her exploration into the fascinating history of deafness cures, Hearing Happiness is a powerful story that America needs to hear.

Liz Jackson is the founder of The Disabled List, a design organization that engages in disability as a creative practice. She is also a curator at Critical Axis, a community driven project that collects and analyzes disability representation in media. Liz co-founded Thisten, an audio-to-text transcription platform that makes voice content searchable. You can learn more about Liz in her personal website, The Girl with the Purple Cane.

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P&P Live! Connor Towne O'Neil — Down Along with That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy - with Kiese Laymon

Monday, October 19, 6:00 pm
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$26.95
ISBN: 9781616209100
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 29th, 2020

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Join Connor Towne O'Neil as he discusses his new book, "DOWN ALONG WITH THAT DEVIL’S BONES" with Kiese Laymon on P&P Live! 

In Down Along with That Devil’s Bones, journalist Connor Towne O’Neill takes a deep dive into American history, exposing the still-raging battles over monuments dedicated to one of the most notorious Confederate generals, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Through the lens of these conflicts, O’Neill examines the legacy of white supremacy in America, in a sobering and fascinating work sure to resonate with readers of Tony Horwitz, Timothy B. Tyson, and Robin DiAngelo.

Connor Towne O’Neill’s writing has appeared in New York magazine, Vulture, Slate, RBMA, and the Village Voice, and he works as a producer on the NPR podcast White Lies. Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he lives in Auburn, Alabama, where he teaches at Auburn University and with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. This is his first book.

Kiese Laymon is a Black southern writer from Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon’s bestselling memoir, Heavy: An American Memoir, won the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the 2018 Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose, the Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media, and was named one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years by The New York Times. The audiobook, read by the author, was named the Audible 2018 Audiobook of the Year. Heavy was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction and the Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction. It was named a best book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly. Laymon is a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair and Oxford American. He has written for New York Times, Esquire, VSB, ESPN The Magazine, Paris Review, NPR, Colorlines, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Ebony, Guernica, Fader, Travel & Leisure, Lit Hub, and many others. A graduate of Oberlin College, he holds an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. He is the Hubert H. McAlexander Chair of English at the University of Mississippi, and recipient of 2020-2021 Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard. Laymon is at work on several new projects, including the long poem, Good God, the horror novel, And So On, the children’s book, City Summer, Country Summer and the film Heavy: An American Memoir. He is the founder of “The Catherine Coleman Literary Arts and Justice Initiative,” a program aimed at getting Mississippi kids and their parents, more comfortable reading, writing, revising and sharing.

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P&P Live! Karen Russell | SLEEP DONATION with Kevin Brockmeier

Monday, October 19, 8:00 pm
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$16.00
ISBN: 9780525566083
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Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

For the first time in paperback, a haunting novella from the uncannily imaginative author of the national bestsellers Swamplandia! and Orange World: the story of a deadly insomnia epidemic and the lengths one woman will go to to fight it.

Trish Edgewater is the Slumber Corps' top recruiter. On the phone, at a specially organized Sleep Drive, even in a supermarket parking lot: Trish can get even the most reluctant healthy dreamer to donate sleep to an insomniac in crisis--one of hundreds of thousands of people who have totally lost the ability to sleep. Trish cries, she shakes, she shows potential donors a picture of her deceased sister, Dori: one of the first victims of the lethal insomnia plague that has swept the globe.

Fully illustrated with dreamy evocations of Russell's singular imagination and featuring a brand-new "Nightmare Appendix," Sleep Donation will keep readers up long into the night and long after haunt their dreams.

Russell will be in conversation with Kevin Brockmeier, the author of the forthcoming novel The Ghost Variations, as well as A Few Seconds of Radiant FilmstripThe Illumination, and many others.

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P&P Live! Alicia Garza — THE PURPOSE OF POWER

Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509684
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Published: One World - October 20th, 2020

This event is presented in partnership with George Washington University as part of their Presidential Distinguished Event Series.

In 2013, Alicia Garza wrote what she called “a love letter to Black people” on Facebook, in the aftermath of the acquittal of the man who murdered seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin. Garza wrote: "Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter."

Long before #BlackLivesMatter became a rallying cry for this generation, Garza had spent the better part of two decades learning and unlearning some hard lessons about organizing. The lessons she offers are different from the “rules for radicals” that animated earlier generations of activists, and diverge from the charismatic, patriarchal model of the American civil rights movement. She reflects instead on how making room amongst the woke for those who are still awakening can inspire and activate more people to fight for the world we all deserve.

The Purpose of Power is the story of one woman’s lessons through years of bringing people together to create change. Most of all, it is a new paradigm for change for a new generation of change-makers, from the mind and heart behind one of the most important movements of our time.

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P&P Live! A.J. Sass-Ana On the Edge—in conversation with Ashley Herring Blake

Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316458610
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780316515542
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2020

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780316515474
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

Join A.J. Sass and YA and middle-grade author Ashley Herring Blake as they discuss this compelling #OwnVoices debut novel and its irrepressible, nonbinary protagonist. Not really a frilly dress kind of kid, US Juvenile figure skating champion Ana-Marie Jin is a little apprehensive about the next season’s princess theme. With the arrival of Hayden, a transgender boy new to the skating world, Ana starts thinking more deeply about gender identity. When Hayden mistakes Ana for a boy, Ana doesn’t correct him—and finds comfort in this boyish identity when they’re together. As their friendship deepens, Ana realizes how hard it is to juggle two different identities on one slippery rink. With a major competition approaching, Ana must decide whether telling everyone the truth is worth risking years of hard work and sacrifice.

A.J. Sass (he/them) is a writer, editor, and competitive skater. A long-time figure skater, he has passed his U.S. Figure Skating Senior Moves in the Field and Free Skate tests, medaled twice at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, and currently dabbles in ice dance. A. J. lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his boyfriend and two cats who act like dogs. Ana on the Edge is his first novel.

Ashley Herring Blake (she/her) is the author of the young adult novels Suffer Love, How to Make a Wish, and Girl Made of Stars, as well as the Stonewall honor novel Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, and Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea. Ashley lives in Georgia with her husband and two sons.

Ages 8-12

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