July 2018
Harry Potter Party

Harry Potter Party

PHOENIX | 8PM SATURDAY, JULY 28

Grown-up Muggles, Wizards, and Witches! Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine, beer, and coffee bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for our third annual Harry Potter Party — DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS EDITION

Come dressed in your best wizarding (or muggle) clothes and enjoy various magical activities. Complete enough activities to achieve your O.W.L. in Defense Against the Dark Arts and earn an exclusive collectible button! We'll also conjure up a Potter-inspired menu, including Butter Beer, Polyjuice Potion, Amortentia Lavender's Love Potion (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), a non-alcoholic Butter Beer Float, and Harry Potter cupcakes! More »
Resistance Found in Translation Storyline Slam
Award-winning journalist Jeff Biggers shares his latest July's pick: Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera 10 storytellers share stories based on this month's theme: "Luck"
Dr Strangelove Craft Rave First Draft Book Club
Changing Hands and Phoenix Film Collective present Dr Strangelove Enjoy crafting, music, and refreshments at our First Draft Book Bar Join us in Phoenix to discuss Tommy Orange's There There
All Your Perfects Harry Potter Party The Odd 1s Out
NYT bestselling author Colleen Hoover discusses her latest Join us for our third annual Harry Potter party in Phoenix The Odd 1s Out artist James Rallison shares his comic collection
Craft Rave
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ALL MONTH
PHOENIX / TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | FIND WALDO LOCAL | Join us in a month-long scavenger hunt to find Waldo in 25 participating local Phoenix and Tempe businesses. Get your "passport" at either Changing Hands location and get it stamped when you find the Waldo standee in each store. Earn enough stamps and win prizes! More »

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 | HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
5pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | EARLY CLOSING | First Draft Book Bar and both locations of Changing Hands close early at 5pm to observe the holiday.

THURSDAY, JULY 5
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, July 12, 19, and 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
5:30pm | TEMPE | GETTING INVOLVED 101 | Volunteer orientation with HandsOn Greater Phoenix. A one-time tax deductible activation donation of $25 applies to ages 19 and older. Info: 602.973.2212 x231 or handsonphoenix.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 7
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: BRUCE THE BEAR | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Bruce the Bear, from the bestselling Mother Bruce series by Ryan T. Higgins. More »
11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | ADAM REX | ARE YOU SCARED, DARTH VADER? |
The New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The True Meaning of Smekday and Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich presents his latest picture book centered on the iconic Darth Vader. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | THE ELEPHANT THIEF |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Jane Kerr's The Elephant Thief. When young pickpocket Danny accidentally buys an elephant at an auction, he finds himself swept up on an unforgettable adventure. Offered a job by a zookeeper, all he has to do is ride Maharajah from Edinburgh to Manchester in one week. Everyone in the country is watching, even the Queen, but the journey soon proves to be filled with drama and danger. A rival zookeeper will stop at nothing to make sure they fail, and soon Danny's shady connections from his past threaten to overturn the mission . . . Club Read Badge Members: Get 3 points for attending and 1 point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands. Don't have a free Club Read badge? Ask a bookseller how to get one! More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.
7pm | TEMPE | JEFF BIGGERS | RESISTANCE | The award-winning journalist and historian shares his inspiring narrative history of American resistance, reframing today's battles as a continuum of a vibrant American tradition. Across cities, towns, and campuses, Americans are grappling with overwhelming challenges and the daily fallout from the most authoritarian White House policies in recent memory. Resistance is a chronicle of the courageous resistance movements that have insured the benchmarks of our democracy—movements that served on the front lines of the American Revolution, the defense of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the defeat of fascism during World War II, and landmark civil rights and environmental protection achievements. Legendary historian Studs Terkel praised Biggers's The United States of Appalachia as a "how-to book" in the tradition of the American Revolution. With Resistance, Biggers opens a new window into American history and its meaning today. More »

SUNDAY, JULY 8
2-4pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SCHOLASTIC SUMMER READING ROAD TRIP | Bring the kids! The Scholastic Road Trip RV is touring the country with their favorite authors, illustrators, and characters—and we've got them! Attending authors include: Sandra Markel, Stephen Savage, and Tracey West. Take your picture with Clifford, Geronimo Stilton and Dog Man. You'll also enjoy activity stations, giveaways, free treats, and more. More »

MONDAY, JULY 9
6:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | DRINK AND DRAW | First Draft Book Bar presents a night of drinking and drawing for all skill levels, featuring a local model for a three-hour pose. Bring your own supplies. Cost: $8. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your poems with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 10
10:15-11:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | PLAY ART AND YOGA WORKSHOP | Discover mindfulness skills that you and your child can learn and share to create happiness, comfort, and fun through art and yoga classes. Parents and kids will learn different yoga poses based on each week's theme and do a coordinating art project. Cost: $15 for each parent/child unit for three sessions, July 10, 17, and 24. Ideal for ages 2-5 years. Parents are invited to bring yoga mats as they will be provided for children only. $5 for each additional child. Register at 602.274.0067 or online. Drop in fee for an adult and child is $5 per session, call for more details. More »

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | HEALING CHANTS AND DEVELOPING REPERTOIRE | Chanting vibrates body, mind, and spirit. To experience the healing power of sound, chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts a workshop focusing on the breath, vibrational seed mantras, and developing repertoire of call-and-response chants from various world cultures. No previous singing experience necessary. Cost: $25. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | FOUND IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB | SIGNS PRECEDING THE END OF THE WORLD | This month we discuss Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores the crossings and translations people make in their minds and language as they move from one country to another, especially when there's no going back. Traversing this lonely territory is Makina, a young woman who knows only too well how to survive in a violent, macho world. Leaving behind her life in Mexico to search for her brother, she is smuggled into the U.S. carrying a pair of secret messages—one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 12
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, July 19, and 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | JUSTIN A. CAMPBELL | CONFESSIONS OF AN INNER-CITY TEACHER | The Urban Connection Project's Founder and CEO, Justin A. Campbell, discusses his book illustrating the effect educators could have on students when preparation and passion mix. From the author: "Our universities and colleges do a great job at providing general education, but there is no way for them to prepare you for every school, neighborhood, region or state you step foot in. I taught in one of the poorest districts in the nation and had an amazing experience. There were many things I did well starting off; however, there were also countless opportunities for growth. Learn from my successes, failures and encounters as I share my story with confidence that it will help you and your students to be successful." More »

FRIDAY, JULY 13
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY | DAVID AND ROBERTA CHORLTON | ARIA: MUSIC MARRIES POETRY | Violinist Roberta Chorlton plays Kenji Bunch's Aria and joins husband David Chorlton as he reads his El Amor Ecologico, a poem placing Manuel de Falla's music for El Amor Brujo in the context of the global ecological crisis. She also adds her own musical dimension to his Night Upon Night, a poem written for this occasion. David Chorlton will feature his book Devil's Sonata. Open reading follows. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE | "LUCK" | 10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER. Sign up on TheStoryline.org to tell a story. Eight names will be drawn from the Electronic Hat and posted the weekend before on the TheStoryline.org SLAM lineup page. Two more names will be drawn at the beginning of the show. Ten tellers will then have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme "Luck." Five members of the audience will be the judges and the story with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize. Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 14
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: BRUCE THE BEAR | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Bruce the Bear, from the bestselling Mother Bruce series by Ryan T. Higgins. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzi Coggins. "Your Angels Are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.
7:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | FILM SCREENING | PHOENIX FILM COLLECTIVE | Changing Hands Phoenix joins the Phoenix Film Collective, a group of film fans dedicated to bringing culturally relevant cinema to Central Phoenix, to share movie-going experiences with other film buffs. Tonight's inaugural event is a screening of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 classic Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Since the dissolution of the Cold War, Dr. Strangelove has been easy to laugh at from a safe distance. How is the experience of watching it altered under the looming specter of actual nuclear war? Join us and find out, even if you already have the DVD sitting on your shelf. We guarantee the gallows humor will go down easier with a cold pint and a friendly shoulder to cry on. Cost: $8. Registration online. More »

SUNDAY, JULY 15
2-4pm | TEMPE | TAROT CARD READING EXCHANGE WITH SUZI COGGINS | Have you learned how to read tarot cards but have no one to read for? Do your family and friends roll their eyes when you pull out your cards? Join Suzi Coggins for a reading exchange in a judgment-free zone with like-minded people. She'll showcase one deck and a few cards and describe what they mean to her. Attendees will then break into couples or small groups and give mini readings to each other, then regroup for the second half with new partners. If you love or collect tarot cards or angels cards, this is the community for you! Cost: $10. Registration at 480.730.0205 or online. More »

MONDAY, JULY 16
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | OFF THE CUFF COMEDY IMPROV SHOW | The local comedy troupe visits to perform an interactive, high-energy, family-friendly show created from audience suggestions in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway? More »

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
7pm | PHOENIX | ROBERT MCWHIRTER | "THE CONSTITUTION AND DONALD J. TRUMP" | Attorney Robert McWhirter, an award-winning author and Bill of Rights expert, leads a discussion on "The Constitution and Donald J. Trump." As Trump claims to "make America great again," he finds himself repeatedly bumping up against the greatest charter of government on earth: The United States Constitution. Tonight, attorney and Bill of Rights expert Robert McWhirter leads a presentation and question-and-answer session about what the Constitution really says about what Trump wants to do. Copies of McWhirter's book Bills, Quills, and Stills will be available. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 19
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, July 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

FRIDAY, JULY 20
6-11pm | PHOENIX | CRAFT RAVE | Changing Hands hosts five non-stop hours of crafting, featuring one-on-one instruction from Arizona artisans. Enjoy music, hourly raffle giveaways, and refreshments at our very own First Draft Book Bar and our neighbor, Southern Rail Restaurant. Admission: $4 (plus fees) per person. Register at the door or online. Once inside, buy any number of $5 tickets at the ticketing table and exchange a set number of tickets (varies by craft) to participate in a crafter's hands-on project. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 21
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE | Teens meet to discuss Tomi Adeyemi's instant #1 New York Times bestseller Children of Blood and Bone. More »
5-6:30pm | PHOENIX | SAFWAT SALEEM | "CONCERNED BUT POWERLESS" RECEPTION | Changing Hands Bookstore and R. Pela Contemporary Art gallery host a reception celebrating local artist and longtime friend of the bookstore Safwat Saleem's show "Concerned but Powerless" offering the artist's satirical artwork about adversity that combines several media to create multimedia storytelling experiences. "Using humor as one of the key ingredients allows me to design works that are approachable," Saleem says. "The levity is a crucial starting point for discussions about issues of race, identity, religion and stereotypes — topics that are important to me as a Pakistani-American." R. Pela Contemporary Art is a curatorial project that presents exhibitions by local artists in galleries throughout Arizona. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | THERE THERE | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Tommy Orange's There There. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Tommy Orange writes of the plight of the urban Native American, the Native American in the city, in a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. An unforgettable debut, destined to become required reading in schools and universities across the country. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of There There for 20% off, then meet us and Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar at 7pm to discuss and enjoy happy hour prices during the event. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 26
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »
5:30pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at shariannegaylee@gmail.com.


FRIDAY, JULY 27
7pm | TEMPE | COLLEEN HOOVER | ALL YOUR PERFECTS | The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us presents her latest novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it. Quinn and Graham's perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair. All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people? More »

SATURDAY, JULY 28
2-4pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | KIDS' HARRY POTTER PARTY | Attention muggles, wizards, and witches! Changing Hands Tempe is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with an epic Harry Potter Party for kids! (We'll have a kids' party in Phoenix as well, and a "Defense Against the Dark Arts" party for grown-ups at our First Draft Book Bar.) Which character are you? Are you prefect material? Quidditch team captain? Test your skill at History of Magic, Charms, Potions, and much more with games, activities, and crafts. You'll even earn galleons to spend at our pop-up Honeydukes! Wizards who pass their end-of-term report will earn an exclusive collectible 2018 button. So grab your wand, dust off your broom, and don't forget to come dressed as your favorite character! Cost: $8 plus fees. Register at 480.730.0205 or online. More »
5-7pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | KIDS' HARRY POTTER PARTY | See above for details. Cost: $8 plus fees. Register at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Sonya Stockhaus "The Joy Detective." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205.
8-11pm | PHOENIX | DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS: A HARRY POTTER PARTY FOR GROWN-UPS | An evil is rising in the land. Are you prepared? Can you pass your Defense Against the Dark Arts O.W.L. examination? Come dressed in your best wizarding (or muggle) clothes and enjoy magical activities, including Magical Creatures, Charms, Potions, and more. Complete enough activities to achieve your O.W.L. in Defense Against the Dark Arts and earn an exclusive collectible button! We'll also conjure up a Potter-inspired menu, including Butter Beer, Polyjuice Potion, Amortentia Lavender's Love Potion (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), a non-alcoholic Butter Beer Float, and Harry Potter cupcakes! Cost: $10 plus fees. Register at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
 
 
SUNDAY, JULY 29
10-11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | DIG IT WORKSHOP: "WHAT IS A BUTTERFLY?" | Changing Hands Phoenix is partnering with Dig It Urban Gardens for a summer series for kids ages five and up! One pop-up workshop per month, each with a different theme and featured book. Kids will make a seed bomb at the end of each session. Beat the heat with this family-friendly event and help develop your green thumb! Cost: FREE. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | FIND WALDO LOCAL FINALE PARTY | Join us for a special party celebrating the iconic children's book character and the end of our month-long scavenger hunt! We'll have cake, an in-store scavenger hunt for Waldo's lost items, photos with a real-life Waldo, lots of raffle prizes, and a Waldo look-alike contest. Participants with a minimum of 20 stamps are eligible for the raffles. More »

MONDAY, JULY 30
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TWO-PART WRITING WORKSHOP WITH SANDRA MARINELLA | THE STORY YOU NEED TO TELL: EMBRACING YOUR CREATIVE VOICE | Author Sandra Marinella (The Story You Need to Tell) leads a workshop that shows you how to develop your voice and experiment with creative strategies to enhance your writing. Your story matters. Ignite your passion for finding and writing down your stories in ways that will reveal your unique voice and unleash your personal creativity. This workshop will engage writers of all levels and provide opportunities to share your writing in a positive environment. The second session is Monday, August 6 from 6:30-8:30pm. Cost: $40, for two sessions. Register at 480.730.0205 or online. More »

TUESDAY, JULY 31
7pm | TEMPE | JAMES RALLISON | THE ODD 1S OUT: HOW TO BE COOL AND OTHER THINGS DEFINITELY LEARNED FROM GROWING UP | The popular YouTube artist and storyteller shares hilarious stories and advice about the ups and downs of growing up. Like any shy teen turned young adult, YouTube star James Rallison (The Odd 1s Out) is used to being on the outside looking in. He wasn't partying in high school or winning football games like his older brother. Instead, he posted comics on the Internet. Now, he's ready to share his hard-earned advice from his 21 years of life in the funny, relatable voice his fans love. In this illustrated collection, Rallison tells his own stories of growing up as the "odd one out:" in art class with his twin sister (she was more talented), in the middle school locker room, and up to one strange year of college (he dropped out). Each story is filled with the little lessons he picked up along the way, serious and otherwise. Filled with fan-favorite comics and never-before-seen material, this tongue-in-cheek take on some of the weirdest, funniest parts of life is perfect for both avid followers and new converts. More »
this month at first draft

July’s Pick:
There There by Tommy Orange

PHOENIX | 7PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

Barbara Vanderburg Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Tommy Orange's There There.

Stop by Changing Hands Phoenix or Tempe (or order online) to get your copy of There There for 20% OFF. Then join Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar (the wine, beer, and coffee bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) to discuss and enjoy HAPPY HOUR prices all through the event! More »


book coverABOUT THE BOOK | Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking--Tommy Orange's first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, and it introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career.

There There is a relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells the story of twelve characters, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss.

Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Tommy Orange writes of the plight of the urban Native American, the Native American in the city, in a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. An unforgettable debut, destined to become required reading in schools and universities across the country. More »


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Baby Teeth

by Zoje Stage | Hardcover, $26.99 »

Baby Teeth "'Just when I start to think maybe I've read so much horror that scary stories can no longer get under my skin, along comes Zoje Stage to take off the kid gloves—or put them on, as it were. Hannah, the seven-year-old psychopath at the heart of this chilling thriller, is one of the most unsettling characters I have ever come across. As Stage examines the relationship between this troubled child and the mother who is increasingly frightened of her own daughter, the debut author pulls no punches and holds nothing sacred. Every innocence is defiled. Every pleasant family evening throbs with unbearable tension. And every sweet smile hides a mouthful of sharp and hungry teeth. Intense, emotional, and deeply, viscerally disturbing, Baby Teeth hit me like a tidal wave and left me gasping for air. I intend to read it again as soon as I can work up the nerve."  —Jason

 

The Last Thing I Told You: A Novel

by Emily Arsenault | Paperback, $15.99 »

The Last Thing I Told You: A Novel "'Author Emily Arsenault writes in a way I've never encountered before. She puts you on a path, makes you believe that everything you read is gospel and then pulls the rug from underneath you, changing direction so expertly that you can't believe that you didn't see it coming. The Last Thing I Told You is infinitely complex both in the story being told and the depths of the characters portrayed. This book speaks to the intricacies of life and people and explores lurking darkness in a uniquely illuminating fashion."  —Kate

 

The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America

by Onnesha Roychoudhuri | Paperback, $16.99 »

The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America "This book explores our current political climate through a lens that encourages identity politics as essential to our democracy, and to creating a United States where all citizens are viewed as equal. Revisiting the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War protest movement, Occupy Wallstreet, and more recently #MeToo, Roychoudhuri examines the importance of marginalized people uniting and speaking out. She argues that our current journalistic attitude towards 'objectivity' leads to falsehoods, and further marginalization of an already marginalized majority, and that in order to present things truthfully we need to be subjective. We need to call things as they are, and not worry about appealing to a false narrative in order to appear as to have presented 'both sides.' That if we truly want to create a more equal and fair society we need to lift up the voices of the majority of the people who are all denied those very things, but most importantly I think, she shows us that we do in fact have the power to do these things. This was an enlightening and engrossing read, and despite the sometimes heavy subject matter I couldn't put it down."  —Amy

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