The Last Nomad

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The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert By Shugri Said Salh Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643750675
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 3rd, 2021

This book grabbed me in the very first chapter and did not let go. Salh does an incredible job of transporting the reader to her youth in Somalia with a poignant mixture of honesty and reminiscence for pre-war Somali culture. [Kate]


The Pretty One

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 08/15/2021 - 4:23pm
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The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me By Keah Brown Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982100544
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Published: Atria Books - August 6th, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this! It has a good balance of introspection and humor. It runs the gamut from pop culture to self love. I like it when I can laugh and think. [Karen]


Cultish

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 08/15/2021 - 4:21pm
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Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism By Amanda Montell Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062993151
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Published: Harper Wave - June 15th, 2021

I am enamored with behavioral psychology and understanding why people do what they do - especially when it comes to cults! Why do people flock to SoulCycle, CrossFit, Q’Anon? Language - it’s the ultimate form of power. It persuades people to join with a silent promise of belonging, one of our most basic needs. The author analyzes the social science of cult influence. FASCINATING. [Jessica]


Hunt, Gather, Parent

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 08/15/2021 - 4:19pm
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Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans By Michaeleen Doucleff Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982149673
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

Don’t let the title fool you: this book offers practical and philosophical parenting approaches from current, indigenous Mexican and First Nations cultures. It’s refreshingly upbeat and encourages parents to invite children back into the daily rhythm of a household and contribute to its smooth functioning. [Christina]


Incense & Sensibility

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 08/15/2021 - 4:15pm
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Incense and Sensibility: A Novel (The Rajes Series #3) By Sonali Dev Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063051805
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 6th, 2021

Sonali Dev is clever, original, and hilarious. Don’t be alarmed if you haven’t read Jane Austen - this version will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy either way. Be sure to check out Pride and Prejudice and Other Flavors and Recipe for Persuasion afterwards! Each book features characters from her other stories. [Kate]


The Fifth Season

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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

If you’re looking for an intricately built world, drama, suspense, and total immersion -- this is it. I tore through it and went right to the next one (The Obelisk Gate). Highly recommend The Broken Earth trilogy as a whole. [Karen]


Harley Loco

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 08/15/2021 - 4:10pm
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Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side By Rayya Elias, Elizabeth Gilbert (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Rayya Elias, Elizabeth Gilbert (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143125051
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 2014

Fun fact/Sad Fact: The author was married to ELIZABETH GILBERT before they passed away from cancer. Rayya Elias was a Syrian immigrant that fled Detroit for NYC as soon as they were old enough to wreak havoc on the Lower East Side. This memoir chronicles their rebellious escapades and career as a hair stylist (which is how they met Gilbert in the first place)! I love reading about people’s chaotic life and this did *not* disappoint. [Jessica]


Firekeeper’s Daughter

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:52pm
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Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

This is a riveting story that delves into Ojibwe culture and traditions alongside a wild ride of hockey matches, love affairs, and busting a meth ring. I know it sounds like a lot, but it’s so good that I kept reading well into the night every time I picked it up. The characters are quick-witted and there’s a lot of humor throughout the book. [Christina]


The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:48pm
The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom By Felicia Rose Chavez Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781642592672
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 5th, 2021

This is a phenomenal tool for educators, writers and mentors who want to revamp their workshops and are willing to look at their current practices with a critical eye. Chavez goes in-depth into how most workshop models perpetuate racism and colonial mindsets, then gives readers tools to dismantle them while building more equitable and joyous practices. [Christina]


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