The Wharf

Located in The Wharf's District Square and surrounded by a great assortment of retail, restaurant, and cultural offerings, Politics and Prose at The Wharf carries a wide range of books for everyone and hosts a steady lineup of author events! Find out what’s coming up below.

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70 District Square SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

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Events at The Wharf
Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tam founded his Asian-American dance rock band, The Slants, in 2006. Known for their community activism, the band dedicated itself to overturning stereotypes—a mission that started with the name, which refers not only to individual perspectives and guitar chords, but to Asian ethnic identity. Seeking to reclaim this derogatory term as a badge of pride, Tam applied to register “Slant” as a trademark. When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected his application, Tam pursued his case to the Supreme Court—where he won a unanimous victory in 2017. In this spirited and inspiring memoir of his fight for free speech, Tam reflects on questions of identity as he moves from anime conventions and cultural festivals all the way through the U.S. legal system.

Tam will be in conversation with Robert Barnes, reporter for The Washington Post covering the U.S. Supreme Court.

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781733629102
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Troublemaker Press - April 30th, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In The Mathews Men, Geroux, a former journalist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, highlighted the vital role of the Merchant Marines in the Second World War. His follow-up looks back to July 1942, telling the little known story of Convoy PQ-17, a fleet of Allied ships charged with a dangerous—and crucial—mission. The thirty-five ships were dispatched by Roosevelt and Churchill to carry supplies to the Soviet port of Archangel and shore up the tenuous alliance with Stalin, but only four vessels escaped the twin threats of Nazi attacks and perilous ice to reach their goal. In this vivid narrative, Geroux skillfully recreates the challenging conditions, the tension, and the dynamics among those on board the ships.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525557463
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Viking - May 14th, 2019

Monday, June 3, 7:00 pm

Award-winning authors Elizabeth Acevedo, Robin Benway and Meg Medina come together for an exciting panel event. These powerful storytellers give voice to new generations of under-represented young people and examine what it means to come of age in America today. In this conversation, they’ll discuss their writing processes and the ways in which their personal experiences and earning major awards have influenced their work.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
With the Fire on High Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662835
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperTeen - May 7th, 2019

Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690496
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

Far from the Tree Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062330635
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperTeen - June 4th, 2019

The Poet X Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662804
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperTeen - March 6th, 2018

Burn Baby Burn Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536200270
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - March 27th, 2018

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763671648
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - August 26th, 2014

Yaqui Delgado quiere darte una paliza Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Teresa Mlawer (Translated by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763679408
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - March 8th, 2016

Far from the Tree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062330628
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperTeen - October 3rd, 2017

Also Known as Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802735454
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Walker & Company - November 12th, 2013

Going Rogue: an Also Known As novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780802737861
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 13th, 2015

Audrey, Wait! Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781595141927
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Razorbill - April 2nd, 2009

Emmy & Oliver Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062330604
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperTeen - September 5th, 2017

Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In his heartfelt and compelling manifesto, Wehner, a New York Times contributing Op-Ed writer and one of the leading conservative critics of Trump, offers a stirring declaration of faith in the unique American tradition of doing politics. Drawing on history and his own extensive experience serving in the administrations of Reagan and both Presidents Bush, Wehner reminds disillusioned citizens of the valuable lessons we have learned over the course of the great experiment that is America—the importance of checks and balances, the rule of law—and argues that only if we abandon hatred and reaffirm everyone’s right to their own beliefs can we turn the country away from the despair that threatens to undermine democracy.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062820792
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperOne - June 4th, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

As the consequences of climate change grow ever more dire, it seems imperative that we use every alternative to carbon-based fuels—but does this include nuclear energy? Poneman argues that it does, despite the risks that atomic materials and technology could fall into the hands of terrorists. Drawing on his extensive experience as a former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, acting secretary of energy, and former member of the National Security Council staff, Poneman, now a senior fellow with the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, shows that the issues of atomic power and climate change are inextricably linked. His insightful analysis squarely faces the dangers and answers them with a series of policy and security proposals premised on cooperation between government and industry to maximize energy benefits and minimize risks.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
Double Jeopardy: Combating Nuclear Terror and Climate Change (Belfer Center Studies in International Security) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780262037303
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mit Press - May 28th, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Heartsick after the December 14, 2012 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT., Watts, a stay-at-home mother, reached out to other outraged and frustrated mothers on Facebook. In her inspiring book, she recounts how that core group of concerned individuals grew into Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a nonprofit which now has over 4.5 million members and chapters active in all fifty states. Modeled on MADD and dedicated to protecting children from gun violence, Moms Demand Action has challenged the powerful gun lobby, and Watts—aka “the NRA’s worst nightmare”—shows how the group has successfully effected change at the local, state, and national levels. Presented in conjunction with Gun Violence Awareness Month. Watts will be in conversation with Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062892560
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperOne - May 28th, 2019

Tue
28
7:00 pm
Simon Tam - Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court — in conversation with Robert Barnes — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Wed
29
7:00 pm
William Geroux - The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Mon
3
7:00 pm
Author Panel with Elizabeth Acevedo, Robin Benway and Meg Medina—at The Wharf
Tue
4
7:00 pm
Peter Wehner - The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Wed
5
7:00 pm
Daniel B. Poneman - Double Jeopardy: Combating Nuclear Terror and Climate Change — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Thu
6
7:00 pm
Shannon Watts - Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World — in conversation with Karen Tumulty — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Events
Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781733629102
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Troublemaker Press - April 30th, 2019

Tam founded his Asian-American dance rock band, The Slants, in 2006. Known for their community activism, the band dedicated itself to overturning stereotypes—a mission that started with the name, which refers not only to individual perspectives and guitar chords, but to Asian ethnic identity. Seeking to reclaim this derogatory term as a badge of pride, Tam applied to register “Slant” as a trademark. When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected his application, Tam pursued his case to the Supreme Court—where he won a unanimous victory in 2017. In this spirited and inspiring memoir of his fight for free speech, Tam reflects on questions of identity as he moves from anime conventions and cultural festivals all the way through the U.S. legal system.

Tam will be in conversation with Robert Barnes, reporter for The Washington Post covering the U.S. Supreme Court.

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Wednesday, May 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525557463
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Viking - May 14th, 2019

In The Mathews Men, Geroux, a former journalist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, highlighted the vital role of the Merchant Marines in the Second World War. His follow-up looks back to July 1942, telling the little known story of Convoy PQ-17, a fleet of Allied ships charged with a dangerous—and crucial—mission. The thirty-five ships were dispatched by Roosevelt and Churchill to carry supplies to the Soviet port of Archangel and shore up the tenuous alliance with Stalin, but only four vessels escaped the twin threats of Nazi attacks and perilous ice to reach their goal. In this vivid narrative, Geroux skillfully recreates the challenging conditions, the tension, and the dynamics among those on board the ships.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Monday, June 3, 7:00 pm
With the Fire on High Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662835
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperTeen - May 7th, 2019

Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690496
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

Far from the Tree Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062330635
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperTeen - June 4th, 2019

The Poet X Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662804
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperTeen - March 6th, 2018

Burn Baby Burn Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536200270
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - March 27th, 2018

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763671648
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - August 26th, 2014

Yaqui Delgado quiere darte una paliza Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Teresa Mlawer (Translated by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763679408
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - March 8th, 2016

Far from the Tree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062330628
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperTeen - October 3rd, 2017

Also Known as Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802735454
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Walker & Company - November 12th, 2013

Going Rogue: an Also Known As novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780802737861
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 13th, 2015

Audrey, Wait! Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781595141927
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Razorbill - April 2nd, 2009

Emmy & Oliver Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062330604
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperTeen - September 5th, 2017

Award-winning authors Elizabeth Acevedo, Robin Benway and Meg Medina come together for an exciting panel event. These powerful storytellers give voice to new generations of under-represented young people and examine what it means to come of age in America today. In this conversation, they’ll discuss their writing processes and the ways in which their personal experiences and earning major awards have influenced their work.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062820792
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperOne - June 4th, 2019

In his heartfelt and compelling manifesto, Wehner, a New York Times contributing Op-Ed writer and one of the leading conservative critics of Trump, offers a stirring declaration of faith in the unique American tradition of doing politics. Drawing on history and his own extensive experience serving in the administrations of Reagan and both Presidents Bush, Wehner reminds disillusioned citizens of the valuable lessons we have learned over the course of the great experiment that is America—the importance of checks and balances, the rule of law—and argues that only if we abandon hatred and reaffirm everyone’s right to their own beliefs can we turn the country away from the despair that threatens to undermine democracy.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Wednesday, June 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Double Jeopardy: Combating Nuclear Terror and Climate Change (Belfer Center Studies in International Security) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780262037303
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mit Press - May 28th, 2019

As the consequences of climate change grow ever more dire, it seems imperative that we use every alternative to carbon-based fuels—but does this include nuclear energy? Poneman argues that it does, despite the risks that atomic materials and technology could fall into the hands of terrorists. Drawing on his extensive experience as a former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, acting secretary of energy, and former member of the National Security Council staff, Poneman, now a senior fellow with the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, shows that the issues of atomic power and climate change are inextricably linked. His insightful analysis squarely faces the dangers and answers them with a series of policy and security proposals premised on cooperation between government and industry to maximize energy benefits and minimize risks.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, June 6, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062892560
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperOne - May 28th, 2019

Heartsick after the December 14, 2012 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT., Watts, a stay-at-home mother, reached out to other outraged and frustrated mothers on Facebook. In her inspiring book, she recounts how that core group of concerned individuals grew into Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a nonprofit which now has over 4.5 million members and chapters active in all fifty states. Modeled on MADD and dedicated to protecting children from gun violence, Moms Demand Action has challenged the powerful gun lobby, and Watts—aka “the NRA’s worst nightmare”—shows how the group has successfully effected change at the local, state, and national levels. Presented in conjunction with Gun Violence Awareness Month. Watts will be in conversation with Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Friday, June 7, 12:00 am to Sunday, June 9, 11:00 pm

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