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Picks of the Week-July 5

Summer is here! That means plenty of hours sitting pool and beachside, road trips, and of course, audiobooks! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

Blood’s Echo (Veranda Cruz Mystery book 1)

Isabella Maldonado presents Book 1 in the Veranda Cruz series. Contains mature themes.

Note: I love when crime authors have firsthand experience in law enforcement, criminal justice, psychology, or a field that brings them close to the action that they’re writing about. Author Isabella Maldonado spent twenty-two years on the force in roles such a police officer, hostage investigator, and even commander of the Special Investigations and Forensics Division. Her characters are real and the storyline plausible in a genre that sometimes goes a step too far into the absurd. If you fly through this series (book 2 releases September 14 and book 3 releases September 28) – check out her newer release, The Cipher, which is in development for a Netflix film starring Jennifer Lopez.  – Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 7/20/21

Written by: Isabella Maldonado

Read by: Raquel Beattie

An Early Grave

Robert McCracken presents Book 1 in the DI Tara Grogan series.

Note: Fans of strong heroines and thrilling mysteries will love the first book in Robert McCracken’s DI Tara Grogan series!- Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 7/20/21

Written by: Robert McCracken

Read by: Henrietta Meire

Rainbow in the Dark: The Autobiography

The long-awaited autobiography by one of heavy metal’s most revered icons, treasured vocalists, and front man for three legendary bands—Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Dio.

Note: The long-awaited autobiography from the late, great rock and roll icon.  Ronnie James Dio takes you on a journey from his start in upstate New York, all the way through the sold-out arenas and stadiums during the pinnacle of his career.  Throughout the book, Dio candidly gives you a front row seat on the highs and lows of rock and roll stardom and how he was able to keep himself grounded through all the chaos the surrounds him.  Heavy Metal! – Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 7/27/2021

Written by: Ronnie James Dio, with Mick Wall and Wendy Dio

Read by: Daniel Thomas May

Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data

Privacy Is Power calls for the end of the data economy and proposes concrete measures to bring that end about, offering practical solutions, both for policymakers and ordinary citizens.

Note: Carissa Veliz’s Privacy is Power offers a practical look at how corporations exploit our data and what we can do about it.- Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 7/27/2021

Written by: Carissa Veliz

Read by: Rachel Perry

Picks of the Week-June 21

Summer is here! That means plenty of hours sitting pool and beachside, road trips, and of course, audiobooks! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

Wraithblade

S. M. Boyce presents Book 1 in the Wraithblade series.

Note: From veteran epic fantasy author, S.M. Boyce, comes a new series perfect for fans of Bryce O’Connor.- Greg Souza

Written by: S.M. Boyce

Read by: Wayne Mitchell

Publishing Date: 6/15/2021

The Ones We’re Meant to Find

Perfect for fans of Rick Yancey and Marie Lu, The Ones We’re Meant to Find is a sci-fi fantasy with mind-blowing twists, ready to burst onto the YA scene, from the critically-acclaimed Descendant of the Crane author, Joan He.

Note: In this instant New York Times Bestseller, two sisters are separated in a climate-ravaged world and fight to find one another. Cee’s memories have disappeared, well all but the fact that she has a sister, and is determined to get off the abandoned island she found herself on and cross the ocean to find her. Kasey is a STEM prodigy who is helping save the world from climate decay, but something keeps nagging at her to find her sister. If you’re a fan of Marie Lu’s Warrior Crossed, you will love this epic sci-fi! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 6/22/21

Author: Joan He

Narrator: Nancy Wu

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

Note: This version of The Picture of Dorian Gray most closely reflects what Wilde initially intended, before his editors altered sections deemed immoral or offensive. Tantor’s production marks the first time this version of the classic text will be heard in audio. Narrated by two-time Audie Award winner Edoardo Ballerini, of The Sopranos, 24, and Boardwalk Empire fame. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 6/22/21

Written by: Oscar Wilde

Read by: Edoardo Ballerini

Beat Breast Cancer Like A Boss

Edie Falco, Sheryl Crow, Athena Jones, Heidi Heitkamp, and an inspiring array of other breast cancer survivors and “previvors” lend their voices to this collection of powerful stories.

Note: Award-winning journalist, Ali, brings together amazing stories by strong women about their experiences with a cancer diagnosis. Stories from Sheryl Crow, Athena Jones, Jadyn Smith and many more, talk about their diagnoses, how they told loved ones, treatment options and their work/life/cancer balance. These stories are personal to Ali; when she test positive for the BRCA1 genetic mutation at age twenty and decided to undergo a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy before even graduating college. Ali does a beautiful job compiling and editing others stories while also including her own story, you don’t want to miss Beat Breast Cancer Like A Boss. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 6/22/2021

Written by: Ali Rogin

Read by: Raechel Wong

 

Wild Souls:  Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World

From an acclaimed environmental writer, a groundbreaking and provocative new vision for our relationships with—and responsibilities toward—the planet’s wild animals.

Note:  From the author of Rambunctious Garden comes a new book that looks at how humans and non-humans can co-exist in a world whose wilds are rapidly disappearing.  Tackling tough philosophical and scientific questions, this book will be sure to get you thinking about our place in this world and our responsibilities to its other inhabitants. -Dan Totten

Publishing Date:  6/29/2021

Written by:  Emma Marris

Read by:  Amy Landon

Picks of the Week- June 7

Summer is right around the corner! It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find while you go exploring or do your spring cleaning. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago

In Heat Wave, Eric Klinenberg takes us inside the anatomy of the metropolis to conduct what he calls a “social autopsy,” examining the social, political, and institutional organs of the city that made this urban disaster so much worse than it ought to have been.

Note: Eric Klinenberg’s Heat Wave examines the historical Chicago heat wave that burned with temperatures above 100 degrees for a week in July of 1995. The heat wave buckled city streets, collapsed the city’s power grid leaving many without power for two days and left 700 residents dead, most of them elderly people, who died isolated and alone.  Using the heat wave as a paradigm Klinenberg exposes the culpability of a strained and aging city infrastructure and growing climate change concerns which continue to threaten America’s cities today yet are still largely ignored. More than a just a book about weather Heat Wave investigates the social structure of a city that could allow such a disaster to take place and offers a warning that status quo policies of relief over prevention will only lead to more tragedies like this. -Nicholas Pouliot

Publishing Date: 06/08/2021

Written by: Eric Klinenberg

Read by: Michael Butler Murray

Afterlife: Ghostland 2.0

Duncan Ralston presents Book 2 in the Ghostland Trilogy.

Note: Author Duncan Ralston presents Afterlife: Ghostland 2.0, book 2 of his thrilling Ghostland Trilogy series! Set six months after the events of Ghostland, protagonists Lilian Roth and Ben Laramie band together yet again to protect the public from a hostile army of ghouls. This is absolutely a series for any horror fans looking for adventure and terror to keep an eye on! -Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 6/8/2021

Written by: Duncan Ralston

Read by: Joe Hempel

Raven’s Castle

Andrey Vasilyev presents Book 1 in the Raven Disciples series.

Note: For fans of Luke Chmilenko and Kirill Klevanski, this exciting new book by Andrey Vasilyev will take you on a fantastical voyage filled with magic and intrigue.- Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 6/15/2021

Written by: Andrey Vasilyev

Read by: James Fouhey

The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar

Seana Kelly presents Book 1 in the Sam Quinn series. Contains mature themes.

Note: The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar will drag you in and make you not want to stop listening! You will quickly become invested in Sam and her mysterious past. This story has every supernatural creature you could want make an appearance. Seana Kelly does an amazing job building this supernatural world. This is a must listen for any supernatural romance fan! -Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 6/15/21

Written by: Seana Kelly

Read by: Samantha Desz

Picks of the Week-April 19

Well hello there, Spring! The temps are getting warmer and the birds are chirping. It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find while you go exploring or do your spring cleaning. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

The Noose of a New Moon

The author of the Midnight Smoke series presents a standalone novel.

Note: Fans of Harper’s titles will love this branch-off of the Firebrand series. With intrigue powered by werewolves, a secret society, and murders by an illegally turned shifter, The Noose of the New Moon captivates from beginning to end. -Kara Boucher

Publishing Date: 4/27/2021

Written by: Helen Harper

Read by: Shaun Grindell

Three Half Goats Gruff & Dragons Don’t Eat Meat

Kim McDougall presents the prequel and Book 1 in the Valkyrie Bestiary series.

Note: Exciting new paranormal series from author Kim McDougall filled with suspense, adventure, and magical creatures (includes bonus prequel)! -Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 4/27/2021

Written by: Kim McDougall

Read by: Hollie Jackson

Going to Trinidad: A Doctor, a Colorado Town, and Stories from an Unlikely Gender Crossroads

Going to Trinidad focuses on the pre- and post-surgery lives of two transgender patients who experienced very different outcomes. Through them, the author takes listeners deep into the often-mystifying world of gender, genitalia, and sexuality, and chronicles a fascinating segment of the human species that’s often misunderstood by those for whom gender remains a binary male-or-female equation.

Note: “A fascinating look at the little Colorado mining town that for decades was secretly know as the ‘sex-change capital of the world’.  This book is full of remarkable stories of both hope and disappointment and chronicles a fascinating segment of the human species that’s often misunderstood by those for whom gender remains a mostly binary male-or-female equation.” -Scott Smith

Publishing Date: 4/27/2021

Written by: Martin J. Smith

Read by: Natasha Soudek

The Right Player

From bestselling author Kandi Steiner comes a sexy, hilarious, opposites-attract sports romance set in the lively city of Chicago. Contains mature themes.

Note: Kandi is back again with another hilarious, opposites-attract contemporary sports romance. Meet Belle and Makoa, they both have a three date rule but to each of them it means something entirely different. Belle is wild, free and only looking to have a little fun in life; Makoa is a football player and a true gentleman and wants inside Belle’s heart before in her bed. Did these two meet their match and each find the right player? For fans of, Melanie Harlow and LJ Shen, you don’t want to miss The Right Player. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 4/27/2021

Written by: Kandi Steiner

Read by: Leon Nixon and Mia Madison

Picks of the Week-April 12

Well hello there, Spring! The temps are getting warmer and the birds are chirping. It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find while you go exploring or do your spring cleaning. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

Terminal Boredom

The first English language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon.

Note: A highly anticipated collection from Izumi Suzuki, a Japanese icon and science fiction legend. Suzuki explored gender issues and the dangers of attachment to technology decades ago, and her themes would be echoed in future works from Neuromancer and The Handmaid’s Tale to Black Mirror and Ex Machina. Perfect for fans of Haruki Murakami, George Saunders, and Philip K. Dick. This collection marks her English-language debut. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing Date: 4/20/21

Written by: Izumi Suzuki

Read by: Cindy Kay

Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories

In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences.

Note: Why Knowledge Matters challenges traditional (and outdated) school curriculum and its negative impact on young learners. E.D. Hirsch, Jr. asserts that underdeveloped curriculums that do not keep students of disadvantaged backgrounds in mind are not supporting their full potential. This title is crucial for passioned educators looking to adopt teaching practices that are accessible to students of all backgrounds and learning differences. -Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 4/27/2021

Written by: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Read by: BJ Harrison

A Tale of Stars and Shadow

Lisa Cassidy presents Book 1 in the Tale of Stars and Shadow series.

Note: For the reader seeking a new fantasy series to sink into – look no further! Lisa Cassidy has created a world of intrigue with daring fights, redemption and magic that will be sure to entertain.-Lindsey Wood

Publishing Date: 04/27/21

Written by: Lisa Cassidy

Read by: Danielle Cohen

Picks of the Week-April 5

Well hello there, Spring! The temps are getting warmer and the birds are chirping. It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find while you go exploring or do your spring cleaning. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World

A chronicle of forty forgotten ancient civilizations which highlights the important contributions that each has made to modern society.

Note: Fans of The Horse, The Wheel, and Language by David W. Anthony can continue their journey through early history with Philip Matyszak’s Forgotten Peoples on the Ancient World.- Greg Souza

Publishing Date: 4/13/21

Written by: Philip Matyszak

Read by: Michael Page

The Little Princesses: The Story of the Queen’s Childhood by Her Nanny, Marion Crawford

Originally published in 1950, The Little Princesses was the first account of British Royal life inside Buckingham Palace as revealed by Marion Crawford, who served as governess to princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.

Note: Perfect for fans of The Crown!  Hear about the Queen and Princess Margaret’s childhood straight from their childhood nanny. Originally published in 1950 this was the first book to ever be published by a palace insider. This is a must listen for anyone interested in the British Royals! -Jannah McCowan  

Author: Marion Crawford

Narrator: Sophie Roberts

Pub Date: 4/13/21

Sweetness in the Blood: Race, Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes

In a rousing indictment of the idea that notions of biological race should drive scientific inquiry, Sweetness in the Blood provides an ethnographic picture of biotechnology’s framings of Type 2 diabetes risk and race and, importantly, offers a critical examination of the assumptions behind the recruitment of African American and African-descent populations for Type 2 diabetes research.

Note: Sweetness in the Blood is an eye-opening examination of diabetes as well as a criticism of ethnographically focused research. Readers will be captivated by the historical analysis of biomedical research in relation to race. -Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 4/20/21

Written by: James Doucet-Battle

Read by:  Terrence Kidd

The Bus

Detailing a six-hour window on April 21, 1941, The Bus features eight different narrators on a bus from the Scheuern institution to the Nazi euthanasia clinic in Hadamar, Germany. Contains mature themes.

Note: Describing the hours leading up to the arrival of 41 patients to be euthanized at Nazi Germany’s Hadamar Clinic from Scheuern Institution on April, 21, 1941, The Bus is told from the point of view of six mental patients, the physician whose job it is to kill them, and the man whose job it is to burn all the corpses that come out of the gas chamber. Soothed into submission by the promise that they can shower when they arrive at Hadmar, each patient reflects on their lives before Scheuern, while, in many cases, dearly missing the family members who gave them up to the Nazis for perceived imperfections that lead them to become institutionalized and ultimately exterminated. The physician struggles to reconcile what he must do versus what he knows to be moral and the man who operates the oven harbors his own secrets. An #ownvoices story, Adam Pottle’s writing offers a terrifying glimpse into the human toll of the Holocaust. It is devastating in its truth and beautiful in its detail of the humanity of the victims who perished. -Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 4/20/2021

Written by: Adam Pottle

Read by: Suzanne Elise Freeman & Aaron Shedlock

Picks of the Week-March 22

Well hello there, Spring! The temps are getting warmer and the birds are chirping. It’s the perfect time to start listening to a fresh new find while you go exploring or do your spring cleaning. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

Agatha H. and the Siege of Mechanicsburg

Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio present Book 4 in the Girl Genius series.

Note: In book 4 of the beloved Girl Genius series, we continue to follow Agatha’s journey in an action-packed adventure! -Kristen Hummel

Written by: Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio

Read by: Angela Dawe

Publishing Date: 3/30/2021

Bones of the Past

Drew Hayes presents Book 2 in the Villains’ Code series.

Note:  Come along with narrator Amy Landon for another exciting trip into Drew Hayes’ Villains’ Code series.  In the second book the stakes get raised, as does the drama, excitement, and tension.  Like a movie on the page, this world of super heroes and villains is sure to keep your earbuds locked in! -Dan Totten

Written by:  Drew Hayes

Read by:  Amy Landon

Publishing Date:  3/30/2021

Crown of One Hundred Kings

Rachel Higginson presents Book 1 in the Nine Kingdoms Trilogy.

Note: Tessana, once a lost princess, now on a quest to go back home to take back what’s rightfully her place as Queen of the Nine Kingdoms. Tealon, a prince who was once in love with a princess and risked everything to save her, finds her again years later. Will Tealon do anything to protect Tess again or will his main focus be for his own kingdom? You don’t want to miss this new epic fantasy by Rachel Higginson! -Jordan Spellman

Written by: Rachel Higginson

Read by: Devon Sorvari

Publishing Date: 3/30/21

Bridgerton Listen-Alikes: Swoon-Worthy Historical Romances on Audio

Have you finished binge-watching Bridgerton on Netflix and don’t know what to pick up next? We have rounded up some historical romances that are perfect for fans of Daphne and Simon’s whirlwind love story.

A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley, narrated by Bahni Turpin

Book description:

Created by a shrewd countess, The Widow’s Grace is a secret society with a mission: to help ill-treated widows regain their status, their families, and even find true love again—or perhaps for the very first time . . .

Why it’s perfect for fans of Bridgerton:

Much like the Netflix drama, the first installment in Riley’s Rogues and Remarkable Women series features a multiracial cast of characters. Riley’s regency romance tells the story of Patience Jordan, a West Indian heiress, who falls for a wounded military hero. Listeners will find themselves charmed by this tale that proves everyone deserves a happily-ever-after.

The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne by Madeline Hunter, narrated by Alison Larkin

Book description:

As reluctant business partners, Emma Fairbourne’s defiance and Darius Alfreton’s demands make it difficult to manage one of London’s most eminent auction houses. But their passionate personalities find common ground in an unforgettable affair—until the devastating truth behind their partnership comes to light.

Why it’s perfect for fans of Bridgerton:

Bridgerton boasts a stellar cast of characters that infuse the series with humor and fun. The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne shines not only because of the relationship between the two protagonists, but also because of its enchanting secondary characters.  Hunter’s title received praise from Booklist, who gave it a starred review and complimented its “striking cast of characters,” and Library Journal who referred to the cast as “magnetic.”

The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie, narrated by Alison Larkin

Book description:

Award-winning author Anne Gracie presents the first book in a new series about four young women on the verge of destitution—until a daring act changes their fortune and transforms each of them into a glowing bride . . .

Why it’s perfect for fans of Bridgerton:

Bridgerton stands out because of its strong female characters. The Autumn Bride also focuses on inspiring women with the Chance sisters who are determined to create a better life for themselves despite their standing in society during the regency era. Listeners will love seeing these passionate women support each other in life and in romance.

Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas, narrated by Beverley A. Crick

Book description:

She was unmarried, untouched, and almost thirty, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn’t about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible . . . but something stopped him from completely fulfilling her dream.

Why it’s perfect for fans of Bridgerton:

Admirers of the handsome and mysterious Duke of Hastings will find themselves drawn to Jack Delvin, the male lead in Kleypas’ standalone romance. Much like Simon Bassett, Jack is a tortured hero. Publishers Weekly describes him as a man who “truly shines as he struggles to overcome his dark past.”

Simply Unforgettable by Mary Balogh, narrated by Rosalyn Landor

Book description:

New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh returns to the seductive world she knows so well—Regency England—in a new novel filled with her trademark wit, sensuality, and breathtaking storytelling. 

Why it’s perfect for fans of Bridgerton:

If you loved Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels on audio as much as the Netflix series, this one is for you! The narrator of Quinn’s series, AudioFile Earphones Award-winner Rosalyn Landor, also narrates this spicy romance from Balogh. AudioGals’ blog praises her narration as “simply wonderful.”

Discover even more steamy historical romances:

  • The Social Tutor by Sally Britton, narrated by Rachael Beresford
  • Band Sinister by KJ Charles, narrated by Cornell Collins
  • Duke of Knight by Elizabeth Johns, narrated by Alex Wyndham
  • Notorious by Minerva Spencer, narrated by Heather Wilds
  • A Duel in Meryton by Renata McMann and Summer Hanford, narrated by Ruth Urquhart
  • The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne by Elisa Braden, narrated by Mary Sarah
  • The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller, narrated by Anna Parker-Naples
  • My Lady Notorious by Jo Beverley, narrated by Alison Larkin
  • Caught by Christina J. Michaels, narrated by Justine Eyre
  • Love in the Bargain by Kasey Stockton, narrated by Mary Sarah
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Rakes by Suzanne Enoch, narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries, narrated by Corrie James
  • What to Do With a Duke by Sally MacKenzie, narrated by Beverley A. Crick
  • Wicked Designs by Lauren Smith, narrated by Heather Wilds
  • Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke, narrated by Anne Flosnik

Picks of the Week-January 18

Happy New Year! It is the month of resolutions, and we hope one of them is to listen to more audiobooks! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, so we had our acquirers narrow down some of their top picks for you.

Her Deepest Fear

Kelly Utt presents Book 1 in the Rosemary Run series. Contains mature themes.

Note: For fans of Shari Lapena and Shalini Boland, this first in a series by Kelly Utt will have you on the edge of your seat to the very last ‘page’ — but don’t worry, books 2 and 3 release in February!  -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing Date: 1/19/21

Written by: Kelly Utt

Read by: Chelsea Stephens

Sonic Boom: The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records, From Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince

From journalist Peter Ames Carlin Sonic Boom captures the rollicking story of the most successful record label in the history of rock and roll, Warner Bros Records, and the remarkable secret to its meteoric rise.

Note:  Peter Ames Carlin takes you on the ride through the history of one of the most iconic record labels in American music history.  If you like music at all there is no doubt a story in here about a musician or song you love! -Dan Totten

Publishing Date:  1/19/2021

Written by:  Peter Ames Carling

Read by:  David de Vries

Playing with Fire

When a fire cuts off a popular trail in the Oregon forest, a small group trapped by the flames must find another way out—or die—in Playing with Fire, an unrelenting teen-vs-nature YA thriller by New York Times bestselling author April Henry.

Note: New York Times bestselling author April Henry is back with her latest thriller! When a wildfire breaks out in the forest, Natalia and her friends are stuck with no way out. Forced to confront her past while teaming up with strangers to stay alive, Natalia will have to take matters into her own hands. -Kelly Srubas

Publishing Date: 1/19/21

Written by: April Henry

Read by: Amy McFadden

Roots of Yoga

Roots of Yoga provides a comprehensive and immediate insight into the essential texts of the Indian traditions of yoga.

Note: Yoga as we know it has evolved from its beginnings as a diverse set of South Asian physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines to a global health industry worth over $80 billion. James Mallinson and Mark Singleton’s ROOTS OF YOGA takes you back as early as 500 BCE to examine the foundational texts and philosophies that gave rise to the development of Buddhist, Hindu, and Jaina yoga traditions. Whether you’re new to the practice or an experienced yogi, this enlightening text will enrich and deepen your connection to these ancient teachings. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing Date: 1/26/2021

Written by: James Mallinson and Mark Singleton

Read by: Julian Elfer

Not Light, but Fire ~ Audiobook Foreword

Written by Matthew R. Kay

Synopsis
Do you feel prepared to initiate and facilitate meaningful, productive dialogues about race in your classroom? Are you looking for practical strategies to engage with your students?

Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s abolitionist call to action, “it is not light that is needed, but fire” Matthew Kay has spent his career learning how to lead students through the most difficult race conversations. Kay not only makes the case that high school classrooms are one of the best places to have those conversations, but he also offers a method for getting them right, providing candid guidance on:

● How to recognize the difference between meaningful and inconsequential race conversations.

● How to build conversational “safe spaces,” not merely declare them.

● How to infuse race conversations with urgency and purpose.

● How to thrive in the face of unexpected challenges.

● How administrators might equip teachers to thoughtfully engage in these conversations.