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new book | Mar 23rd, 2023

"A Master Class in Resilience": Laurel Braitman's Stunning New Memoir on Loss, Change, and Growth

In her memoir What Looks Like Bravery, Laurel explores how we can navigate disruption and come out stronger on the other side. Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, calls it "a life-changing lesson in healing from loss and trauma and a master class in resilience."

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new book | Mar 9th, 2023

AI That Can Read Your Thoughts? It's Already Here. Nita Farahany on This Technology's Enormous Potential—and Its Dangers

Devices that use Artificial Intelligence to track our brains are already being used worldwide, and this is just the beginning. In The Battle for Your Brain (out next week!), Nita Farahany says neurotechnology can vastly increase human potential, but first we need to ensure that our brains still belong to us alone.

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new book | Feb 24th, 2023

A New Generation Tackles Inequality: Heather McGhee’s The Sum of Us, Now Adapted for Young Readers

With her instant New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee proved that when we fight inequality, we all win. Now, she’s bringing her crucial message to a new generation with The Sum of Us: Adapted for Young Readers, out this week!

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new book | Feb 24th, 2023

The Psychological Safety Playbook: Minette Norman's How-To Guide for Building Successful Teams

Congratulations to Minette Norman, former VP of Engineering Practice at Autodesk, whose book The Psychological Safety Playbook is out now! It's the ultimate how-to guide on developing psychological safety—feeling safe to ask questions and take risks—which is the key ingredient for successful teams.

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new book | Jan 30th, 2023

Roe v. Wade Helps Us Understand Our Current Moment: Mary Ziegler's Roe Is a "Must-Read" (Publishers Weekly)

This January marks what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which leading legal historian Mary Ziegler argues had repercussions far beyond abortion rights. In her new book, Mary explains how its ripple effects help us both understand and improve our political and social landscape.

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new book | Jan 12th, 2023

How to Be a (Young) Antiracist: Bestselling Author Nic Stone Empowers the Next Generation

Nic makes her nonfiction debut this month with How to Be a (Young) Antiracist, a Young Adult adaptation of Ibram X. Kendi’s groundbreaking work, and a crucial guide to social justice for young readers.

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new book | Nov 30th, 2022

AI, Mental Health, and Human Connection: Fresh Ideas This November from Lavin Speakers

Whether you’re looking to get ahead of the Artificial Intelligence revolution, boost your mental fitness, or build a more human future, Lavin’s speakers and their new books can help you get a leg up this November.

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new book | Oct 17th, 2022

The Iranian People's Century-Long Fight for Freedom: Understanding the Moment with Reza Aslan’s New Book

The Iranian people’s fight for human rights dates back more than a century. Through the forgotten story of a little-known American missionary who died for these same ideals, Reza asks us to consider what we owe to the people fighting for the rights we take for granted.

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new book | Sep 16th, 2022

Happiness, Change, and Democracy: This September’s Must-Reads from Lavin Speakers

If you’re looking to get more inspired, productive, or thoughtful this month, look no further than these three new books. Cassie Holmes, Douglas Rushkoff, and Jason Feifer have big ideas that you won’t want to miss.

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new book | Jul 8th, 2022

How One Community Fought Racial and Environmental Injustice: LaToya Ruby Frazier’s New Photobook

An award-winning photographer and MacArthur Genius, LaToya travelled to Flint, Michigan to document the community’s struggle against poisoned water and environmental racism. There, she found hope, resilience, and community.

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