Gift Guide: For the Activist

If you've got someone in your life who always seems to be championing change and advocating for a better world, they'll love one of these inspiring, informative reads.

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Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781662600517
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Published: Astra House - October 5th, 2021

*Named a Best Book of 2021 by Kirkus*

"Part memoir, part political and social commentary, the St. Louis native’s genre-bending book demonstrates her road to adopting abolitionist politics and makes the argument for why the new abolitionism — the push to end prisons and policing in the United States — ought to be the future of the country."


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Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures Farming the Ocean to Fight Climate Change Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101974322
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Published: Vintage - March 27th, 2020

JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER 
IACP Cookbook Award finalist

In the face of apocalyptic climate change, a former fisherman shares a bold and hopeful new vision for saving the planet: farming the ocean. Here Bren Smith—pioneer of regenerative ocean agriculture—introduces the world to a groundbreaking solution to the global climate crisis.
 


Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525575337
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Published: Crown - July 27th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A powerful study of how to bear witness in a moment when America is being called to do the same.”—Time
 
James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. What can we learn from his struggle in our own moment?


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The Undocumented Americans Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399592706
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Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.


The Queens' English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9780593135006
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Published: Clarkson Potter - February 2nd, 2021

A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community's contributions to the English language--an intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture.


Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214805
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Published: Picador - March 26th, 2019

Lead from the Outside is a necessary guide to harnessing the strengths of being an outsider by Stacey Abrams, one of the most prominent black female politicians in the U.S.


The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525537380
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 7th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A New York Times Notable Book

“Riveting, heartbreaking, sometimes difficult, always inspiring.” —The New York Times Book Review

“An incredibly moving memoir about what it means to be a doctor.” Ellen Pompeo


Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984899422
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

ONE OF THE PROGRESSIVE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR


Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982143831
Availability: Backordered
Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - September 21st, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“An optimistic view on why collective action is still possible—and how it can be realized.” —The New York Times

“As far as heroic characters go, I’m not sure you could do better than Katharine Hayhoe.” —Scientific American

“A must-read if we’re seriou


Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780374185138
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 18th, 2021

A 2021 New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. One of NPR's Best Books of 2021. Longlisted for the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. "This is not reverent, definitive history. This is a tactician’s bible." --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times


The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525509707
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Published: One World - September 7th, 2021

An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter
 
“Excellent and provocative . . . a gateway [to] urgent debates.”—Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker