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Picks of the Week-August 24

It is the “Dog Days of Summer” and what better way to cool off than with a good book. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

Maybe a Mermaid

Josephine Cameron’s energetic and heartfelt debut raises timeless questions about truth, lies, and the hope that grows between them.

Note: Eleven-year-old Anthoni doesn’t have time, nor does she believe in the rumors about the lake mermaid. This summer she is determined to make a life long friend. But, things take a turn when she gets pulled into the town gossip. This is a wonderful book that the whole family can enjoy together! Jannah McCowan

Publishing Date: 8/25/2020

Written by: Josephine Cameron

Narrated by: Karissa Vacker

 

 

Shifty’s War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell “Shifty” Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers

From D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge and more, here is the authorized biography of one of the most celebrated paratroopers of Easy Company, Sergeant Shifty Powers, the legendary sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers.

Note: History buffs will love this in-depth biography of World War II hero and expert marksman, Darrell “Shifty” Powers! Maddy Collins

Publishing Date: 8/25/2020

Written by: Marcus Brotherton

Narrated by: Graham Halstead

 

 

Second Dad Summer

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael, who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But Jeremiah soon learns that being a family comes in many surprising forms.

Note: Jerimiah has been looking forward to spending the summer with his dad, like he does each year, but he feels embarrassed by his dad’s new boyfriend.  Michael is flamboyant and rides a Uni-Cycle, a bicycle decorated like a unicorn around the neighborhood and eats weird organic foods. Jerimiah feels like his dad is disappearing into their strange group of friends and doesn’t know where he fits in anymore. Jeremiah makes a new friend, Sage, who has two mothers and he starts to feel like less of an outsider and decides to give this summer a chance, after all. This unforgettable middle-grade debut by Benjamin Klas is a heartwarming family story that highlights diversity and acceptance and celebrates our differences and the love that unites us all. Kim Budnick

Publishing Date: 8/25/2020

Written by: Benjamin Klas

Narrated by: Brian Holden

 

 

Picks of the Week-August 17

It is the “Dog Days of Summer” and what better way to cool off than with a good book. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

Higher Expectations: Can Colleges Teach Students What They Need to Know in the 21st Century?

In Higher Expectations, Bok identifies the hurdles to institutional change, proposes sensible reforms, and demonstrates how our colleges can help students lead more successful, productive, and meaningful lives.

Note: The former President of Harvard University tackles how colleges and universities can rethink the educational enterprise to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century in this thought-provoking examination of American higher education. -Scott Smith

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by Derek Bok

Narrated by William Sarris

 

Healing Resistance

Activists and change agents, restorative justice practitioners, faith leaders, and anybody engaged in social progress and shifting society will find this mindful approach to nonviolent action indispensable.

Note: Following in the tradition of Martin Luther King, Kazu Haga provides an accessible guide for confronting injustice and implementing change through nonviolence. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by Kazu Haga

Narrated by Tom Parks

 

Ironspark

A teen outcast must work together with new friends to keep her family and town safe from murderous Fae while also dealing with panic attacks, family issues, and a lesbian love triangle in C. M. McGuires’s kick-butt paranormal YA debut, Ironspark.

Note: Wicked Lovely meets Cruel Prince in this fun and exciting take on the Fae world! When the Court Fae start making their way back into her life after years of hiding, Bryn is forced to team up with her friends Gwen, Dom, and Jasika to survive. This thrilling and fun new take on Fae is sure to have you turning the pages! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by C.M. McGuire

Narrated by Lori Prince

 

Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors

Annette Marie presents Book 1 in the Guild Codex: Warped series.

Note: Annette Marie is back, this time teaming up with Rob Jacobsen, with a new series in the beloved Guild Codex world. Fans new and old won’t want to miss diving into this magically warped mystery! -Kara Boucher

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by Annette Marie, Rob Jacobsen

Narrated by Iggy Toma

Picks of the Week- August 10

It is the “Dog Days of Summer” what better way to cool off than with a good book. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

Hunted

Erica Woods presents Book 1 in the Feral Souls Trilogy. Contains mature themes.

Note: For fans of Stacey Brutger and Jaymin Eve, this new paranormal series takes us on an exciting new adventure filled with action, adventure, and romance. -Kristen Hummel

Publishing date: 8/15/2020

Written by Erica Woods

Narrated by Isabelle Ruther and Aiden Snow

 

Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice

In Skimmed, Andrea Freeman tells the riveting story of the Fultz quadruplets while uncovering how feeding America’s youngest citizens is awash in social, legal, and cultural inequalities.

Note: Andrea Freeman tells the story of the Fultz quadruplets and the baby formula company that exploited them for profit. Skimmed highlights the making of a modern public health crisis, the four extraordinary girls whose stories encapsulate a nationwide injustice, and how we can fight for a healthier future. -Molly Miller

Publishing date: 8/18/2020

Written by Andrea Freeman

Narrated by Randye Kaye

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College

Hilarious, outrageous, and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses cover the basics, and then some, including topics on college living; finding people, places, and patience; classes; dating; the party scene; and money.

Note: Ranked the #1 go-to guide for going to college, this New York Times bestseller covers everything you ever wanted to know about life on campus. From academics to social life to stress management and everything in between, The Naked Roommate has you covered. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing date: 8/18/2020

Written by Harlan Cohen

Narrated by Brian Holden

 

The Coma

Having been attacked on the Underground, a man wakes up in a hospital and begins to question his emergence from a coma in this dark psychological drama.

Note: If you want to be transported away take a trip into this dreamy and eerie book by the director of Ex-Machina and screenwriter of 28 Days Later. -Dan Totten

Publishing date: 8/18/2020

Written by Alex Garland

Narrated by Shaun Grindell

 

The Crank Palace

James Dashner presents a new novella in the Maze Runner series.

Note: In Dashner’s latest installment in the Maze Runner series, which runs concurrent to the latter part of The Death Cure, we finally get a closer look into everyone’s favorite character – Newt. -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing date: 8/25/2020

Written by James Dashner

Narrated by Mark Deakins

Picks of the Week–August 3

It is the “Dog Days of Summer” what better way to cool off than with a good book. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

Shadows of Ivory

Bryce O’Connor and TL Greylock present Book 1 in the Godforged Chronicles.

Note: Bryce O’Conner returns with new collaborator T.L. Greylock.  Fans of The Shattered Reigns shouldn’t miss this new series. -Greg Souza

Publishing date: 8/4/2020

Written by Bryce O’Connor, TL Greylock

Narrated by Kate Reading

 

Stories Behind the Images: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography

Corey Rich has been one of the most recognized action sports photographers for nearly three decades since he began shooting his climbing partners while living out of his car. In The Stories Behind the Images: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography, Corey tells you how he got started and explains how he got some of his best shots.

Note: Corey Rich pulls back the curtain on some of the most iconic outdoor adventure photos ever taken with Stories Behind the Images. This is a memoir of Rich’s experiences working with some of the biggest names in outdoor sports including Beth Rodden, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell of The Dawn Wall  Ascent fame. Stories Behind the Images will appeal to those readers who seek adventure, desire a contrarian career in the outdoors or have ever questioned how they got that picture. -Nick Pouliot

Publishing date: 8/11/2020

Written by Corey Rich

Narrated by Barry Abrams

 

Thief of Souls

A group of monumentally powerful teens must face an ancient, soul-eating foe in this second book of the Star Shards Chronicles.

Note: The thrilling next installment in Neal Shusterman’s The Star Shards series. With The Bringer lurking to prey on their newly inherited power, will The Star Shards best the creature, or succumb and become tools in The Bringer’s quest to conquer the planet? -Ashley Fortier

Publishing date: 8/11/2020

Written by Neal Shusterman

Narrated by Joe Hempel

 

A Roll in the Hay

In a world of expectations, this quirky, enemies-to-lovers lesbian romance is about making your own path. Contains mature themes.

Note: Set in the Scottish countryside, this enemies-to-lovers lesbian romance is all about finding your own way. Tensions rise in town when sharp-tongued veterinarian, Tess, has to tend to the bossy and infuriating local landowner Susannah’s horses. Neither Tess or Susannah can stand the other but these two are forced to work together when conflict and danger knocks on their doors. For fans of Jae and Lee Winter, you don’t want to miss A Roll in the Hay by Lola Keeley. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing date: 8/11/2020

Written by Lola Keeley

Narrated by Ruth Urquhart

 

A Simple Lie

Forced to give up her career as a dentist, and still unemployed a year later, Valentina Knight has finally run out of options. With foreclosure looming she acts in desperation, lying to get a position as an assistant to the county medical examiner. Val’s relieved. She won’t be homeless. But Val didn’t count on the lie trapping her in a dangerous game with a killer.

Note: Unable to work as a dentist any longer and desperate to make ends meet, Valentina Knight lies to secure a job as a medical examiner. What Val believes to be a harmless lie quickly devolves into a game of cat and mouse with a serial killer. Join Val in her journey to uncovering the truth in Mary Bush’s thrilling debut, A Simple Lie. -Desiree Lynch

Publishing date: 8/11/2020

Written by Mary Bush

Narrated by Lauren Ezzo

Marketing the News July 2020

As the global pandemic persists, tensions between the U.S. and China grow politically, militarily  economically, culturally and clandestinely. Check out these titles and learn more about modern China, its growing influence in regional and global affairs and the U.S strategy to combat the threat.

How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World’s Most Dynamic Region, by Joe Studwell, link

The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage, By: Alexandra Harney, link

China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know®, By: Arthur R. Kroeber,  link

China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation, by George S. Yip, Bruce McKern, link

China, Inc., By: Ted C. Fishman, link

Asian Waters: The Struggle over the South China Sea and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion, By: Humphrey Hawksley, link

Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer, By: Peter Mattis, Matthew Brazil, link

In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century, by Sebastian Strangio, link

The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World, by Dexter Roberts, link

 

As delayed primaries continue all over the country and with the general election looming a rising debate on mail-in voting and potential voter fraud is gaining national attention. Learn all about voting rights, electoral history, and current voter trends with these books:

Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America, By: Andrew Gumbel, link

Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters, By: Victoria Bassetti, link

It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics, By: David Faris, link

The Fight to Vote, by Michael Waldman, link

They’re Not Listening: How the Elites Created the Nationalist Populist Revolution, By: Ryan James Girdusky, Harlan Hill, link

Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Campaigns, by Joseph Cummins, link

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, by Ari Berman, link

Inside the Mind of a Voter: A New Approach to Electoral Psychology, By: Michael Bruter, Sarah Harrison, link

100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women’s Political Activism, link

 

New discoveries made in Mexico shed light on some Aztec folklore and the Spanish conquest. Learn more about pre-Columbian South America and the social history of the region with these listens:

Walking the Americas: 1,800 Miles, Eight Countries, and One Incredible Journey from Mexico to Colombia, by Levison Wood, link

Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs, by Buddy Levy, link

Empire: A New History of the World: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Civilizations, By Paul Strathern, link

Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs, by Camilla Townsend, link

It’s summertime and the U.S National Parks are in the news. Congress passes funding legislation and protective measures for Parks and monuments in a rare bi-partisan vote, rescues become frequent in the warm months and keep rangers busy and a python hunt in the Everglades earn a few women some local notoriety. Learn more about our public lands and all those Americans who work at, play in and protect our National Parks:

Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park, by Lee H. Whittlesey, link

Death, Daring, and Disaster: Search and Rescue in the National Parks, by Charles R. “Butch” Farabee, Jr., link

 Deep into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy, by Rick Lamplugh, link

 Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone, by George Black, link

Rangers, Trappers, and Trailblazers: Early Adventures in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness and Glacier National Park, by John Fraley, link

The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, by Terry Tempest Williams, link

 The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise, by Michael Grunwald, link

 

Using food to study and record history is becoming a norm for geneticists, academics, and chefs alike. Follow the global cuisine timeline and take a deep dish dive into the food we eat with these titles:

The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food—Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation’s Food Was Seasonal, Regional, and Traditional—from the Lost WPA Files, by Mark Kurlansky, link

A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment, by Stephane Henaut, Jeni Mitchell, link

A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression, by Jane Ziegelman, Andrew Coe, link

An Edible History of Humanity, by Tom Standage, link

Fruit from the Sands:The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat, by  Robert N. Spengler III, link

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South, by Michael W. Twitty, link

The Taste of Empire: How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World, by Lizzie Collingham, link

 

Picks of the Week-July 27

Summer is in full swing, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World

Home Grown is the charming adventures of one family’s mission to build a deeper, lasting connection to land and community on their Vermont farm.

Note: With uncertain school openings in the fall and a growing need for parents to take a primary role in the education of their children, Ben Hewitt’s Home Grown offers his experiences in-home “unschooling”. More than just a parenting guide, this book is a reflection on the strength of family values and a life prioritized in the natural world and it is a perfect fit for any parent who seeks a stronger connection to both. -Nick Pouliot

Publishing date: 7/28/2020

Written by Ben Hewitt

Narrated by Chris Sorensen

Once Upon an Eid

Once Upon an Eid is a joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed and Morris finalist S. K. Ali.

Note: A collection of short stories geared toward children, written by some of today’s most remarkable Muslim voices. A perfect listen to explore the joyful celebration of Eid and Islamic culture. -Kara Boucher

Publishing date: 7/28/2020

Written by Edited by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed

Narrated by Siiri Scott and Neil Shah

Spies: The Secret Showdown Between America and Russia

Spies: The Secret Showdown Between America and Russia is a thrilling account of the Cold War spies and spycraft that changed the course of history.

Note: This nonfiction read will have young readers engrossed in learning about the Cold War history. The action-packed stories about spies and spycraft will have them entertained until the very end. This is the perfect history read for fans of Bomb. -Jannah McCowan

Edited by Marc Favreau

Narrated by Curt Bonnem

The Boy at the Back of the Class

Told with humor and heart, The Boy at the Back of the Class offers a child’s perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense.

Note: Onjali’s debut novel tells a heartwarming, empowering, and moving story about Ahmet, a nine-year-old Syrian refugee. After his class finds out about Ahmet’s past, they become determined to help reunite him with his family. The Boy at the Back of the Class is a timely and accessible books for children to learn how to be an ally, and a great addition to your personal library! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing date: 7/28/2020

Written by Onjali Q Rauf

Narrated by Jennifer Jill Araya

Kill Sleep Repeat

From the bestselling author of The Social Affair and HER comes an intense and deadly provocative thriller which follows a woman who, in a fight for survival, realizes her job may cost more than it pays.

Note: Thriller fans will love Britney King’s Kill Sleep Repeat. Charlotte Jones leads a double life—one as a suburban mom and another as a globe-trotting assassin. When the lines between her two lives blur, how long can she keep her taste for murder a secret? -Maddy Collins

Publishing date: 7/28/2020

Written by Britney King

Narrated by Suzanne Elise Freeman and Sean William Doyle

 

Do Morals Matter?: Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump

In Do Morals Matter?, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., one of the world’s leading scholars of international relations, provides a concise yet penetrating analysis of the role of ethics in US foreign policy during the American era after 1945.

Note: Esteemed political scientist and foreign policy expert, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., examines the role of ethics in the foreign policy decisions of U.S. presidencies from 1945 to the present. This timely analysis is great for fans of Andrew J. Bacevich and Michael J. Sandel. -Sonia Brand-Fisher

Publishing date: 7/31/2020

Written by Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Narrated by Robertson Dean

Picks of the Week-July 20

Summer is in full swing, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know

The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know® offers an engaging overview of this irreplaceable ecosystem and the challenges it faces.

Note: Is your Instagram travel board growing larger every day as travel takes a backseat to health and safety? Then take this time to learn about an amazing place. Author Mark J. Plotkin and narrator David Colacci will take you on a journey through the Amazon, where you’ll learn all about the flora, fauna, indigenous tribes, and the conservation efforts at work to save this beautiful and earth-supporting ecosystem. -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing date: 7/21/2020

Written by Mark J. Plotkin

Narrated by David Colacci

 

Rare Earth

Rare Earth is a gritty, science-fiction thriller and debut novel about an unconventional hero and second chances.

Note: Fans of Arthur C. Clarke will find much to love in this debut hard sci-fi novel by Kurt Allan. -Greg Souza

Publishing date:7/28/2020

Written by Kurt Allan

Narrated by Derek Shoales

 

Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell

The first comprehensive biography of iconic singer-songwriter Chris Cornell.

Note: The definitive biography of legendary singer-songwriter Chris Cornell.  This book thoroughly chronicles the life story and prolific output of one of the greatest and most influential singers of all time. -Scott Smith

Publishing date:7/28/2020

Written by Corbin Reiff

Narrated by Michael Butler Murray

 

The Toddler in Chief

In The Toddler-in-Chief, Drezner takes listeners through the different dimensions of Donald Trump’s infantile behavior, from temper tantrums to poor impulse control to the possibility that the President has had too much screen time.

Note: Daniel W. Drezner delves into the behaviors of our “Toddler-in-Chief,” documenting the myriad ways in which the president has been described, in many instances by his own allies, as infantile and immature. Along the way we see just what sort of effect this is having on American democracy, policy, and culture. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date:7/28/2020

Written by Daniel W. Drezner

Narrated by Peter Berkrot

 

The Shadow Club

Neal Shusterman presents Book 1 in the Shadow Club series.

Note: The Shadow Club begins with innocent practical jokes, but when someone frames the club for a dangerous trick that leads to the serious injury of the school track star, the club will have to find the true perpetrator to clear their names. -Ashley Fortier

Publishing date:7/28/2020

Written by Neal Shusterman

Narrated by Brian Holden

Picks of the Week-July 13

Summer is in full swing, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

Nothing Special VII: Ex Meridian

Police Lieutenants God and Day are under intense pressure from the chief to take back control of Atlanta’s streets. The last thing their task force needs is a pair of trained killers in town with a personal score to settle. Contains mature themes.

Note: A highly anticipated release in the much-adored Nothing Special series, author A.E Via takes on an action-packed thrill ride that will leave you on the edge of your seat! -Kristen Hummel

Publishing date: 7/7/2020

Written by A.E Via

Narrated by Aiden Snow

 

Co-Wrecker

Meghan Quinn presents Book 1 in the Binghamton series. Contains mature themes.

Note: “The first in The Binghamton Series, Co-Wrecker is a story of coworkers to lovers. In this laugh out loud romance set in a small town, Andrew decides he wants to be with Sadie. Sadie, however, isn’t quite sure if she feels the same about Andrew. For fans of Melanie Harlow and Vi Keeland, you surely don’t want to miss this office love affair.” -Jordan Spellman

Publishing date: 7/14/2020

Written by Meghan Quinn

Narrated by Mia Madison and Tor Thom

 

Sex and World Peace

Sex and World Peace unsettles a variety of assumptions in political and security discourse, demonstrating that the security of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and its incidence of conflict and war.

Note: Examining gender violence in a global setting and questioning the legitimacy of protection laws for women, this book is sure to challenge the reader’s understanding of gendered aggression. Supported with glowing reviews from Emma Watson and Gloria Steinem, Sex and World Peace is a must-read for years to come. -Desiree Lynch

Publishing date: 7/14/2020

Written by Valerie M. Hudson, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli, and Chad F. Emmett

Narrated by Sarah Mollo-Christensen

 

I Come With Knives

S. A. Hunt presents Book 2 in the Malus Domestica series

Note: Looking for something in the vein of Sookie Stackhouse but with more of an edge? S.A. Hunt has you covered with this story of a witch hunter hellbent on revenge, with Eva Kaminsky killing it on narration. -Dan Totten

Publishing date: 7/21/2020

Written by S.A. Hunt

Narrated by Eva Kaminsky

 

Slippery Creatures

KJ Charles presents Book 1 in the Will Darling Adventures. Contains mature themes.

Note: KJ Charles delights with another fast-paced and suspenseful m/m historical romance. Back from the war, Will Darling has inherited his uncle’s bookshop. What seems to be a stroke of luck, quickly turns into peril when a gang of criminals and the War Office demand information from Will.  The handsome and charming, Lord Arthur ‘Kim’ Secretan, offers his aide to Will and a mutual attraction grows. But is Kim who he says, and can he be trusted? Will holds a secret that could endanger thousands of lives, and as danger and emotion escalate, Kim is the only one who Will can turn to for help. Set in the Golden Age just after WWI, this first book in The Will Darling Adventures will captivate new fans and old with action, romance, and intrigue. -Kim Budnick

Publishing date: 7/21/2020

Written by KJ Charles

Narrated by Cornell Collins

Marketing In the News- June 2020 cont.

News from June 2020:

Led by Black Lives Matter, protests and Black rights advocacy continue all over the country.

Gain some insight into the history of the civil rights struggle in America and learn more about ongoing efforts to combat racial injustice:

Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, by Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin, Jr. link

The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, by Tim Madigan link

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers link

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva link

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor link

Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody link

Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals link

Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor link

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis link

Ain’t I a Woman by bell hooks link

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, by Audre Lorde link

Good White Racist?: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice, by Kerry Connelly link

 

Ohio State Univ. Professor, Rattan Lal, PhD, is awarded the World Food Laureate for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production.

Learn more about conservation and sustainable farming practices with these Tantor titles:

Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, by David R. Montgomery link

Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food, by Bob Quinn, Liz Carlisle link

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming, by Masanobu Fukuoka link

Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers, by Mark Shepard link

Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm, by Forrest Pritchard link

 

Spanish Fisherman Accidentally Discovers Medieval Virgin Mary Statue.

Learn more about Medieval Spain and with these titles:

Medieval Christianity: A New History, by Kevin Madigan Link

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain, by Dario Fernandez Morera link

 

Letter written by Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin sells for $236K.

Deep dive into Van Gogh and Gaugin’s competitive friendship with:

Van Gogh: The Life, by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, link

Or listen to stories about other famous rivalries from the art world with:

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art, by Sebastian Smee link

 

Neuroscientists may have found a way to treat depression with hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Take a trip into the world of psychedelic plants and their impact on science and culture with a few of these titles:

Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health, by Tero Isokauppila link

Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution, by Terence McKenna link

Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore, by Lawrence Millman link

High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, by Erik Davis link

True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author’s Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil’s Paradise, by Terence McKenna link

 

New study shows that an Alaskan volcanic eruption may have aided in the fall of the Roman Republic.

 

Find other examples of volcanic disasters with global effects with these titles:

The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature’s Most Magnificent Fury, by John Dvorak link

The Day the World Ended: The Mount Pelee Disaster: May 7, 1902, by  Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan-Witts link

The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History, by William K. Klingaman, Nicholas P. Klingaman link

Disaster!: A History of Earthquakes, Floods, Plagues, and Other Catastrophes, by John Withington link

Picks of the Week–June 29

Summer is in full swing, which means we will be spending more time outside and will need something new to listen to of course! We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

 

The Hacker and the State

Few national-security threats are as potent—or as nebulous—as cyber attacks. Ben Buchanan reveals how hackers are transforming spycraft and statecraft, catching us all in the crossfire, whether we know it or not.

Note: The world is moving ever more into cyberspace, and in this realm, hackers wield more power than ever before. Ben Buchanan’s The Hacker and the State investigates challenges to information security on a global level, and how nations have assimilated hacker tactics and adapted to this new normal. -Aaron Piccirillo

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Ben Buchanan

Narrated by Christopher Grove

 

The Dead Girls Club

A supernatural thriller in the vein of A Head Full of Ghosts about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic—and terrifying—consequences that follow one of them into adulthood.

Note: Walters has crafted a twisted thriller of monsters and murder. A macabre supernatural tale that will keep you guessing until the end. -Kara Boucher

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Damien Angelica

Narrated by Walters Devon Sorvari

 

Shards of Frost

Suzanne Wright presents Book 5 in the Mercury Pack series. Contains mature themes.

Note: Shifter fans get ready – the long-awaited audio conclusion to The Mercury Pack series is here… with Jill Redfield. You won’t be disappointed! (And if you’re a shifter fan who hasn’t been introduced to Suzanne Wright’s amazing worlds yet, get on it! Her newest series, The Olympus Pride, premiers in audio next month.) -Jenn Eschrich

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Suzanne Wright

Narrated by Jill Redfield

 

From You to Me

K. A. Holt’s beautiful new novel is about grieving and growing up, and the ripples loss creates for a girl, a family, and a community.

Note: Coming from the author of award-winning House Arrest is a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a girl who learns how to cope and live her life after her older sister passes away. If you love books like Blended and Echo’s Sister, you’re sure to love From You to Me! -Kelly Srubas

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by K.A. Holt

Narrated by Rachel Jacobs

 

The Fainting Room

Set in suburban Connecticut in 1983, The Fainting Room is about a young girl with a Philip Marlowe alter ego who becomes involved in a bizarre and ultimately destructive love triangle with a troubled married couple who take her in for the summer. Contains mature themes.

Note: When Ray and Evelyn take in a sixteen-year-old girl with no place to stay for the summer, the cracks in their marriage begin to show. Ingrid, with her blue hair, pet iguana, and “Detective Slade” alter-ego, becomes the catalyst in this intense story of secrets and desire. Dark and alluring with a dash of detective noir, The Fainting Room is perfect for fans of The Glass Hotel and All Adults Here. -Kim Budnick

Publishing date: 6/30/2020

Written by Sarah Pemberton Strong

Narrated by Khristine Hvam