How are we making it through life during the Trump administration? These books transport us to different worlds, give us glimpses into lives we might never otherwise know, and offer us respite from reality.
And, because you deserve it, go ahead and preorder yourself a few books, too! Inventive, compassionate, hilarious, melancholy, and bewildered—the wonders of this new collection are irreducible and stunning.
Fed up with its constant nagging, she sets out to defang and humanize her inner critic in a series of conversational comics. From overcoming self-doubt to prioritizing self-care, Bellwood and her demon embody a hilarious and relatable partnership that will resonate with people from all walks of life.
Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found… until now. Reeling from heartbreak, a scholar named Dr. Voth obsessively annotates the manuscript, desperate to find the answer.
Soon Lea is forced to choose between a sanitized immortal existence and a short, bittersweet time with a man she has never really known, but who is the only family she has left in the world. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision making.
What Lingan found was a town in the midst of an identity crisis.
As the US economy and American culture have transformed in recent decades, the ground under centuries-old social codes has shifted, throwing old folkways into chaos. Leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned, he describes his journey in learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite.
The Incendiaries by R. Kwon Riverhead Books, July 31, A powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea.
The Incendiaries is a fractured love story and a brilliant examination of the minds of extremist terrorists, and of what can happen to people who lose what they love most.
The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: No one sees that Fall-down is Bob Marley, no one but his long-ago love, the deaf woman, Leenah, and, in the way of this otherworldly book, when Bob steps into the street each day, five years have passed.
The extraordinary sequence at the heart of this book taps into the radical power of the sonnet form, bending it into a kind of metaphysical and psychological outcry.
She gives life to a group of subtly complex, instantly memorable characters whose searches for love, struggles with grief, and tentative journeys into the minutiae of the human condition are simultaneously gripping and devastating. These are stories of breakups, abandonment, and strained family ties; dead brothers and distant surrogate fathers; loneliness, happenstance, starting over, and learning to let go.
Grief-stricken and baffled, Clare tails Richard, a horror film scholar, through the newly tourist-filled streets of Havana, clocking his every move.
As the distinction between reality and fantasy blurs, Clare finds grounding in memories of her childhood in Florida and of her marriage to Richard, revealing her role in his death and reappearance along the way.
If They Come for Us by Fatima Asghar PenguinRandomHouse, August 7, Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father.
These poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while also exploring the many facets of violence: Through his experience boxing McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes, and the limitations of conventional masculinity. Want to read McBee right now?
Note from the Fog: Marcus writes beautifully, hilariously, and obsessively, about sex and death, lust and shame, the indignities of the body, and the full parade of human folly. The Color of Life edited by Jennifer Baker Atria Books, August 28, This gorgeously wrought anthology represents a wide range of styles, themes, and perspectives on a variety of topics.
The carefully selected stories depict moments that linger—moments of doubt, crossroads to be chosen, relationships, epiphanies, moments of loss and moments of discovery.
Stay tuned for an exclusive excerpt in July! He paints vivid portraits of good kids, bad kids, families clinging to hope, life after the steel mills, gentrifying barrios, and everything in between. Combining wry humor with potent emotional force, Olivarez takes on complex issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and immigration using an everyday language that invites the reader in.
Barnett speaks from the middle of hope and confusion, carrying philosophy into the everyday. What are we to do with the endangered human hours that remain to us? And yet, very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was inspired by a real-life case: Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives.
June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, the child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave from Jamaica, can fade from sight when the earth calls him. When the three meet in the settlement of Monrovia, their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them.Ethnic Identity, Immigration, and Well-Being: An Interactional Perspective Jean S.
Phinney* California State University, Los Angeles the interrelationship of ethnic and national identity and their role in the psychological well-being of immigrants can best be understood as We illustrate the relation-ships among identity, immigration.
The prevalence of childhood obesity among African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans exceeds that of other ethnic groups.
Food is both an expression of cultural identity and a means of preserving family and community unity. found that both obese African American girls and their female caregivers were unaware of the. By shifting the problem of racism on to the individual, white Americans of all political persuasions absolved themselves of their complicity in, and responsibility for dismantling, systemic racism.
A. take a self-exploratory class to help identity their cultural and ethnic blind spots ________ is a 3-stage developmental sequence, from multicultural awareness to knowledge and . An Overview of the African-American Experience. Blacks started their own churches and schools, purchased land, and voted themselves into office.
Cultural Competence in Crisis Intervention By Dr. Nasiah Cirincione Ulezi and Dr. Angelique Jackson | 0 comments Cultural competence is defined as a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals and enable that system, agency, or those professionals to work . A lot of these recognition struggles flow out of the social movements that began to emerge in the s involving African-Americans, women, the LGBT community, Native Americans, and the disabled. The relationship between racial identity and acculturative stress among African American students in counselor training programs Together, these beliefs are thought to enhance racial identity and protect individuals against racially destructive environments.
By , African Americans had sent 22 representatives to Congress. a group of black writers, artists, and intellectuals gathered there.
Like Marcus Garvey, many sought cultural identity . The Story of Race, Understanding Race, American Anthropological Association, July 13, Since the horrific terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, , Security concerns have understandably increased, but so too has racial profiling, discrimination etc.