All Kinds of Other
In this tender, nuanced coming-of-age love story, two boys—one who is cis, and one who is trans—have been guarding their hearts, until their feelings for each other give them a reason to stand up to their fears.
Two boys are starting over at a new high school.
Jules is still figuring out what it means to be gay…and just how out he wants to be.... Read more »
A True Story of Hope in the Fight for Child Literacy
A memoir and a call to action, this intimate look at America’s long-standing struggle to adequately educate vulnerable children offers valuable insights for effecting change in families, communities, and nationwide.
At the root of every important problem we face, from mass incarceration to income inequality, is an education system influenced by... Read more »
Against White Feminism
Notes on Disruption
A radically inclusive, intersectional, and transnational approach to the fight for women’s rights.
Upper-middle-class white women have long been heralded as “experts” on feminism. They have presided over multinational feminist organizations and written much of what we consider the feminist canon, espousing sexual liberation and satisfaction,...Read more »
Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium
Half Lives is an enjoyable journey into the odd areas where science and consumerism meet, telling the tale of the entrepreneurs and consumers in radium’s history who have until now been considered quacks, or fools, or both. The discovery of radium in the late 19th century prompted a flurry of experiments to scope the limits of its potential... Read more »
The Last Nomad
Coming of Age in the Somali Desert
“Shugri Said Salh delivers a poignant memoir about her life in Somalia, beginning with her life as a nomadic child with her grandmother in the desert. Shugri's struggles morph as she grows: hunger and thirst as a young nomadic child; an unstable home life back in the city; an escape from her home country when civil war breaks out; and so much more. Reader be warned, this is not an easy book to hear, dealing with topics as extreme as female genital mutilation and child abuse. But if you can handle it, it is a beautiful testament to a strong woman who is thriving despite a lifetime of trauma. Shugri weaves the nomad's thirst for survival into a story spanning her entire life and beyond.”Sam, The Cupboard Maker Books
Mountains and Desire
Climbing vs. The End of the World
On the 100th anniversary of the first attempt to climb Mt Everest, Margret Grebowicz shows how and why climbing and mountaineering are still important today.
In 1923, a reporter asked George Mallory why he wanted to summit Mount Everest. “Because it’s there”.
Today the question "why do this?" is included in nearly every mountaineering story or... Read more »