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Our flagship store on Connecticut Avenue NW has served the Washington area since 1984. It continues to offer a wide selection of books and non-book items for all ages, author talks, literary classes, trips, and a popular coffeehouse called The Den.

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Events
Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

In her powerful new novel, Cummins, author of The Crooked Branch and A Rip in Heaven, traces the experience of a successful, middle-class Mexican woman who never expected she’d have to leave her home. Lydia Quixano Pérez, married to a journalist and the mother of a son, runs a bookstore in Acapulco. She’s relatively untouched by the drug violence around her—one cartel jefe is a loyal  customer, and even shares Lydia’s taste in books. But when Lydia’s husband exposes this man’s brutality in print, the family loses everything. Fleeing by train with her son, Lydia is plunged into the physical and emotional trials of la bestia, one of which is the uncertainty of what she is running to.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 pm
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525655084
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Published: Knopf - January 14th, 2020

Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Kristof and WuDunn now issue a plea—deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans—to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure.With stark poignancy and political dispassion,Tightrope draws us deep into an "other America." The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar jobs disappeared. About one-quarter of the children on Kristof's old school bus died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide, or reckless accidents. But here too are stories about resurgence, among them: Annette Dove, who has devoted her life to helping teenagers as they navigate the chaotic reality of growing up poor, or Daniel McDowell, whose tale of opioid addiction and recovery suggests that there are viable ways to solve our nation's drug epidemic. With their superb, nuanced reportage, Kristof and WuDunn have given us a book that is both riveting and impossible to ignore.

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600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Thursday, January 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780735224353
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Published: Penguin Press - January 14th, 2020

In his new book, Inskeep, award-winning co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition and author of Instant City and Jacksonland, tells the riveting story of Wild West icons John and Jessie Frémont, whose lives embraced quintessentially American themes, from Westward expansion to the cult of celebrity. Combining history, biography, adventure, and a love story, Inskeep recounts John’s rags-to-riches rise from poverty to a career as an army officer, explorer, one of California’s early senators, and—in part due to his abolitionist stance—the first Republican Party candidate for president. Through all this he was assisted by his wife Jessie; a senator’s daughter, she used her connections to support her husband’s ambitions, served as his closest political advisor, joined his travels, and wrote several books on their experiences.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Friday, January 24, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781324001874
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

In her riveting exposé, Bernstein traces the rise of the Trump and Kushner families from their arrival as immigrants to the U.S. during the Gilded Age to their current position atop the oligarchy. Along the way she also illuminates the system they were able to work to their advantage. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and more than 100,000 pages of documents—many previously unseen—Bernstein shows how both families built fortunes from government money intended to help the middle class, something they got away with by blurring lines between public and private interests and leveraging their growing political power. Bernstein, the Peabody and duPont-Columbia Award-winning cohost of the WNYC/ProPublica podcast Trump, Inc., will be in conversation with Franklin Foer, a staff writer for The Atlantic.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, January 25, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062870711
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Published: HarperOne - September 10th, 2019

As founder and director of the Center for Mind Body Medicine, Gordon, also a clinical professor of psychiatry and family medicine at Georgetown Medical School, has developed the first program to successfully treat groups suffering from trauma. Presenting the culmination of some fifty years of work at the forefront of integrated approaches to healing, Gordon’s book uses an engaging blend of research, anecdotes, and prescriptive supports to illustrate how his methods can alleviate trauma in populations ranging from refugees to members of the military, as well as helping to reduce stress for stay-at-home mothers, inner-city children of color, and people struggling with severe emotional and physical illnesses.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, January 25, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The Great Rift: Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and the Broken Friendship That Defined an Era Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781627797559
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - January 14th, 2020

Dick Cheney and Colin Powell worked closely together during the George H. W. Bush administration, advising on policy through successful wars in Panama and Iraq. When they returned to government service in 2001 under George W. Bush, however, the two quickly fell out, turning from allies to adversaries. Drawing on dozens of original interviews and deep research in presidential archives, Mann, a fellow in residence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the author of books including Rise of the Vulcans, charts the two men’s different sensibilities and ideologies regarding national security in a world fraught with terrorism and traces the effect of their differences on recent American history, both in foreign policy and within the Republican Party.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, January 25, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324001706
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

In 2017 the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT)—a research initiative begun at Columbia in 2015—released a shocking report revealing that one in three women at Columbia experience sexual assault by the end of their senior year. Hirsch and Khan, leaders of the ethnographic team of SHIFT, draw on the project’s findings to present a new, scientifically rigorous perspective on the problem of campus sexual assault. Moving away from cultural criticism and personal accounts, the authors introduce the concepts of sexual projects, sexual citizenship, and sexual geographies; rather than debate consent or the dangers of hooking up, they emphasize the roots of sexual assault and frame the issue as a public health problem.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, January 26, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
In That Time: Michael O'Donnell and the Tragic Era of Vietnam Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781541773905
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Published: PublicAffairs - November 5th, 2019

In his moving new book, Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art revisits the Vietnam War via the life and legacy of Michael O’Donnell. A promising poet and folksinger, Army Captain O’Donnell served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, until he was shot down at age 24 during a rescue mission in Cambodia in March 1970. Though he was officially MIA until his remains were recovered in 2001, O’Donnell’s legacy has survived through his many poems that speak eloquently of his generation’s experience, especially the often anthologized piece that closes with the request that survivors “take one moment,/to embrace these gentle heroes you left behind.” Weiss will be in conversation with Peter Osnos, founder and consulting editor of PublicAffairs.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, January 26, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Art inSight: Understanding Art and Why It Matters Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781789381177
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Published: Intellect Ltd - February 28th, 2020

In this innovative guide to experiencing art, Silberstein, a writer, teacher, and trainer who served as director of the U.S. Department of State Overseas Briefing Center and was a Hirshhorn docent for more than thirty years, shows that looking at pictures or sculptures is only the beginning: to get the most out of a masterpiece, we need to engage with the artist and the artist’s world. Organizing her refreshing primer by ideas rather than by chronology, history, or cultures, she presents a series of dialogues that imagine interactions between paintings, often works created many years and miles apart. By emphasizing the relationship between object and viewer, she allows readers to discover meaning in their own ways.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, January 26, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Agency Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101986936
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Published: Berkley - January 21st, 2020

In books including NeuromancerPattern Recognition, and The Peripheral, Gibson—the creator of cyberpunk—created futuristic visions of the Internet, virtual reality, and more years before they truly existed. His new work, which evolved in response to the 2016 election, traces urgent questions at the nexus of technological and political power. Verity Jane, a beta tester for a new digital assistant, for a new digital assistant, discovers that the bot possesses both a sketchy past and a remarkable skill with combat strategy. As she puzzles over what to make of this information, from a century in the future she’s being watched by Wilf Netherton, who is considering how to change the past to affect the apocalyptic Jackpot that’s shaped life as he knows it.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, January 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374175368
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 21st, 2020

Known for their deeply informed and hard-hitting commentary, Hennessy and Wittes, executive editor and editor in chief of the Lawfare website, respectively, analyze Trump’s presidency from the wider context of the history of the office itself. Basing their arguments on the discrepancy between our traditional expectations of a chief executive and Trump’s performance in the first half of his term, the authors explore the origins of the normative view of the presidency, assess where Trump is following the model of predecessors and where he is behaving in radically new ways, and ask if the damage being inflicted on the office is reversible.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631493942
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Published: Liveright - January 7th, 2020

A professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University, Chatelain follows her study of Black girlhood in Great Migration Chicago, South Side Girls, with this groundbreaking history of the role of fast food restaurants in Black communities. Now blamed for numerous health issues, fast food in the late 1960s was seen as an economic answer to racial inequality. As federal programs in the Johnson and Nixon administrations de-emphasized social welfare, they promoted franchising as a way for Black citizens to improve the quality of life in their own neighborhoods. Drawing on extensive research, Chatelain traces the cooperation among fast food companies, civil rights leaders, and Black capitalists to bring about Black wealth.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, January 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525655374
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Published: Knopf - January 21st, 2020

A former assistant secretary of education, longtime research professor of education at NYU, and the author of books including The Death and Life of the Great American School System and Reign of Error, Ravitch is one of the nation’s foremost critics of education reform. In her impassioned new book, she takes issue with the movement to privatize public schools, exposing the failure of Common Core and detailing how the ideas promulgated by those who want to run schools as businesses—the Koch brothers, the DeVos family, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, among others—don’t improve test scores. She also celebrates the many parents, teachers, grandparents, students, bloggers, and religious leaders across the nation who are fighting to save the country’s public schools.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, January 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250131201
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - January 28th, 2020

Demonstrating that much of what we now take for granted about the Middle East—from Islamic extremism and factional divisions to anti-American sentiment—has come about only in the wake of the Iranian Revolution, Ghattas, a BBC radio and TV correspondent and author of The Secretary, tracks the impact of the momentous upheaval through Iran’s relations with Saudi Arabia over the last forty years. Once allies working together to stem the spread of Soviet communism, after 1979 the two nations split along Shia-Sunni lines, each using religion to consolidate their regional power and fueling tensions that led to the 1991 American invasion of Iraq, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the rise of ISIS. Ghattas will be in conversation with Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of Politics and Prose. Muscatine served as a presidential speechwriter in the Clinton White House and as chief speechwriter to Hillary Rodham Clinton during her tenures as first lady and secretary of state. She is currently working on a book, Hillaryland, to be published by Penguin Press.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, January 31, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541699274
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Published: Basic Books - January 21st, 2020

As the nation faces increasing divisiveness fueled by partisan politics, culture wars, and populist anger on both sides, Levin argues that rather than trying to tear down existing institutional frameworks, we should be looking to them as sources of strength and support. Director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute, editor of National Affairs, and author of The Fractured Republic and The Great Debate, Levin shows that our current crisis isn’t due to the presence of an oppressive force but to the absence of uniting forces, and he urges us to commit ourselves to renewing the vitality of institutions—ranging from the family and schools to churches and the military—to renew our ties to each other.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, February 1, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Fateful Triangle: How China Shaped U.S.-India Relations During the Cold War Cover Image
$35.99
ISBN: 9780815737711
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - February 4th, 2020

Drawing on documents from India and the United States, Madan, a fellow in the Brookings Foreign Policy program specializing in Indian foreign policy, shows that China’s current influence on U.S.-Indian relations isn’t new, but has been an important factor in the two countries’ relationship since 1949. China played a central role in India’s nonalignment policy, for instance, and over the last several decades a desire to offset China’s influence brought the U.S. and India closer. While it’s possible that a perceived threat from China could align the two countries in the future, Madan argues it’s not inevitable, and her analysis of the past offers many lessons for today’s policymakers.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, February 1, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541742710
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Published: PublicAffairs - January 28th, 2020

Kanter, a Harvard Business School professor specializing in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change, cofounded the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative in 2008 to assist experienced leaders who want to solve social problems. Drawing from her work with hundreds of professionals, executives, and aspiring young entrepreneurs—such as a former Trader Joe's executive who improved poor nutrition and reduced food waste in inner cities, a European banker who found novel ways to finance environmental projects, and a Washington couple who designed a plan to match skilled refugees with employers—Kanter illustrates how successful change depends on leaders’ ability to find alternatives to traditional approaches and overcome establishment paralysis.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, February 1, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781538130315
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - January 8th, 2020

President of Akilah, an all-women’s college in Rwanda, Sherman gained extensive experience in global women’s issues at Women for Women International, where she served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director for Global Programs, and, from Kigali, Rwanda, Africa Regional Director. In her compelling memoir, she combines her own story of recovery from abuse with those of the survivors of conflicts in Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, and Afghanistan. Writing with great empathy, she illuminates many personal and political lessons, drawing from them the common threads of women’s experiences that ultimately transcend borders. Sherman will be in conversation with Barbara Klein, an NPR newscaster.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, February 2, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Designing for Disaster: Domestic Architecture in the Era of Climate Change Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780764357848
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - September 28th, 2019

The award-winning author of Anatomy of a Great Home and The New New Home, Thompson has been writing about home design and construction for more than thirty years. In his new book he addresses the unprecedented challenges of building homes to withstand the extreme temperatures and weather events of climate change. Presenting sixteen innovative houses, Thompson introduces the essentials of next-level home design and lays out resilient-home practices to counter the forces of earth, wind, fire, and water.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, February 2, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9780300248197
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Published: Yale University Press - February 4th, 2020

In this incisive analysis, Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, and one of National Law Journal’s 100 most influential lawyers, looks back at the elections of 2016 and 2018 to identify the reasons for the growing distrust of the American electoral system. Using detailed examples, he shows that doubt about the integrity of the process has arisen due to Republicans’ use of voter suppression as a tool to depress turnout of likely Democratic voters; incompetence in election administration, chiefly in Democratic-led cities; dirty tricks, such as foreign and domestic misinformation campaigns; and inflammatory rhetoric from hardcore partisans. Hasen will be in conversation with Pam Fessler, an NPR correspondent who covers poverty and philanthropy.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, February 3, 7:00 pm
Don't Read the Comments Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335016027
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Published: Inkyard Press - January 28th, 2020

Pulp Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335012906
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Published: Harlequin Teen - November 13th, 2018

Divya Sharma, a famous teen gamer who broadcasts her skills through the streaming site Glitch, depends on the sponsorships she gets to help her single mom pay their rent. She meets Aaron Jericho, an aspiring game writer, as they immerse themselves in the world of a massive multiplayer online game called Reclaim the Sun. When a group of trolls starts harassing Divya online and in the real world, Aaron—who just might be close to his big break in the industry—feels powerless to help his new friend. Written in alternating perspectives, this fast-paced, empathetic novel sheds necessary light on the dangers of sexism, racism, and toxic masculinity online and off. Ages 13 and up. In conversation with Robin Talley. 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, February 3, 7:00 pm
Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780451494184
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Published: Knopf - January 28th, 2020

Today, more than one out of six American children lives below the poverty line. As Madrick shows in this deeply reported study, the reality of those impoverished young lives is even more shocking than the raw numbers. Editor of Challenge magazine, author of books including Seven Bad Ideas and Age of Greed, and a former economics columnist for Harper’s and The New York Times, Madrick details how living in poverty even temporarily is detrimental to children’s health, cognitive abilities, and emotional control. He illuminates the roots of child poverty, which include entrenched racism and the fraying social welfare system, and proposes that, rather than treating the symptoms, we ameliorate the worst of poverty’s effects by instituting an unconditional monthly cash allowance for every child in America.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, February 3, 7:00 pm
When My Time Comes: Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End Cover Image
By Diane Rehm, John Grisham (Foreword by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525654759
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Published: Knopf - February 4th, 2020

Diane Rehm, renowned radio host and best-selling author, brings us When My Time Comes, a book of candor and compassion, addressing the urgent, hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement, of which she is one of our most inspiring champions. Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives, and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement, Rehm gives voice to a broad range of people who are personally linked to the realities of medical aid in dying. The book presents the fervent arguments--both for and against--that are propelling the current debates across the nation about whether to adopt laws allowing those who are dying to put an end to their suffering. With characteristic even-handedness, Rehm skillfully shows both sides of the argument, providing the full context for this highly divisive issue.

Rehm will be in conversation with Kojo Nnamdi, host of WAMU’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show and The Politics Hour.

This event will include a public signing.

Single ticket: $22
Ticket + Book: $40 ($38 for members)

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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 pm
Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781324005018
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 28th, 2020

In Arguing with Zombies, Paul Krugman tackles many of the misunderstandings of basic economics, taking stock of where the United States has come from and where it's headed in a series of concise, digestible chapters. Drawn mainly from his popular New York Times column, he explains the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform, Social Security, and so much more with unrivaled clarity and precision. Arguing with Zombies puts Krugman at the front of the debate in the 2020 election year and is an indispensable guide to two decades' worth of political and economic discourse in the US and around the globe. Krugman turns his readers into intelligent consumers of the daily news and hands them the keys to unlock the concepts behind the greatest economic policy issues of our time. In doing so, he delivers an instant classic that can serve as a reference point for this and future generations.

Krugman will be in conversation with Heather Boushey, the President & CEO and co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

This event does not include a public signing.

1 Ticket: $25
1 Ticket and 1 Book: $35; $33 for members
2 Tickets and 1 Book: $50; $48 for members 

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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399581489
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 4th, 2020

Yonan’s primer on beans is an A-to-Z guide to making this versatile and environmentally friendly food the basis for a healthful and flavorful diet. Food and dining editor of The Washington Post—where he also writes the “Weeknight Vegetarian” column—and author of the acclaimed of Eat Your Vegetables, Yonan features 125 recipes inspired by the culinary traditions of the Middle East, the Mediterranean, South America, and the American South. These range from Harissa-Roasted Carrot and White Bean Dip to Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas to Smoky Black Bean and Plantain Chili, and he provides options for all meals plus snacks, soups, and desserts. He also offers tips on cooking different kinds of beans—chickpeas, lentils, pulses, and more—in different kinds of appliances and tops it all off with beautiful photos throughout.

Enjoy samples of beet hummus bowls—a recipe featured in Cool Beans—courtesy of Little Sesame. Little Sesame is a Washington, D.C. based, Middle Eastern, fast casual destination offering thoughtfully-crafted hummus bowls and pita sandwiches along with seasonally inspired salatim and mezze. Follow along on our adventures @eatlittlesesame.com.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 pm
Yes No Maybe So Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062937049
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

What If It's Us Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062795250
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Published: HarperTeen - October 9th, 2018

The Upside of Unrequited Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062348715
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 30th, 2018

Leah on the Offbeat Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062643810
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 7th, 2019

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062348685
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

Amal Unbound Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399544699
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Published: Puffin Books - January 7th, 2020

Written in the Stars Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147513939
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Published: Speak - May 3rd, 2016

Jamie Goldberg and Maya Rehman are understandably nervous about spending the summer canvassing for a state senate candidate. But talking to strangers gets easier, especially as Maya and Jamie realize they’re becoming more than co-volunteers. As the teens get more involved in the local election—and in each other’s lives—they begin to recognize how important and empowering political action can be. Based on their own experiences canvassing together, two bestselling YA authors bring us a witty and empathetic #ownvoices exploration of faith, love, human rights, and the joys and dangers of growing up today. Ages 14 and up.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781631496042
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Published: Liveright - January 21st, 2020

From Shakespeare’s use of the singular “they” and women suffrage activists’ reference to a generic “he” to assert the right to vote to today’s debates over they, zie, hir and non-binary terms in general, pronouns have played a central role in defining rights and identities. In this wide-ranging history, Baron, professor emeritus of English and linguistics at the University of Illinois and a long-time national commentator on language issues, canvases primary sources from 1782 to the present, documenting shifts in terminology and illuminating how they reflect changing attitudes to gender.

 

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Events at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In her powerful new novel, Cummins, author of The Crooked Branch and A Rip in Heaven, traces the experience of a successful, middle-class Mexican woman who never expected she’d have to leave her home. Lydia Quixano Pérez, married to a journalist and the mother of a son, runs a bookstore in Acapulco. She’s relatively untouched by the drug violence around her—one cartel jefe is a loyal  customer, and even shares Lydia’s taste in books. But when Lydia’s husband exposes this man’s brutality in print, the family loses everything. Fleeing by train with her son, Lydia is plunged into the physical and emotional trials of la bestia, one of which is the uncertainty of what she is running to.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In his new book, Inskeep, award-winning co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition and author of Instant City and Jacksonland, tells the riveting story of Wild West icons John and Jessie Frémont, whose lives embraced quintessentially American themes, from Westward expansion to the cult of celebrity. Combining history, biography, adventure, and a love story, Inskeep recounts John’s rags-to-riches rise from poverty to a career as an army officer, explorer, one of California’s early senators, and—in part due to his abolitionist stance—the first Republican Party candidate for president. Through all this he was assisted by his wife Jessie; a senator’s daughter, she used her connections to support her husband’s ambitions, served as his closest political advisor, joined his travels, and wrote several books on their experiences.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780735224353
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Published: Penguin Press - January 14th, 2020

Friday, January 24, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In her riveting exposé, Bernstein traces the rise of the Trump and Kushner families from their arrival as immigrants to the U.S. during the Gilded Age to their current position atop the oligarchy. Along the way she also illuminates the system they were able to work to their advantage. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and more than 100,000 pages of documents—many previously unseen—Bernstein shows how both families built fortunes from government money intended to help the middle class, something they got away with by blurring lines between public and private interests and leveraging their growing political power. Bernstein, the Peabody and duPont-Columbia Award-winning cohost of the WNYC/ProPublica podcast Trump, Inc., will be in conversation with Franklin Foer, a staff writer for The Atlantic.

 

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American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324001874
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

Saturday, January 25, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

As founder and director of the Center for Mind Body Medicine, Gordon, also a clinical professor of psychiatry and family medicine at Georgetown Medical School, has developed the first program to successfully treat groups suffering from trauma. Presenting the culmination of some fifty years of work at the forefront of integrated approaches to healing, Gordon’s book uses an engaging blend of research, anecdotes, and prescriptive supports to illustrate how his methods can alleviate trauma in populations ranging from refugees to members of the military, as well as helping to reduce stress for stay-at-home mothers, inner-city children of color, and people struggling with severe emotional and physical illnesses.

 

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The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062870711
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Published: HarperOne - September 10th, 2019

Saturday, January 25, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Dick Cheney and Colin Powell worked closely together during the George H. W. Bush administration, advising on policy through successful wars in Panama and Iraq. When they returned to government service in 2001 under George W. Bush, however, the two quickly fell out, turning from allies to adversaries. Drawing on dozens of original interviews and deep research in presidential archives, Mann, a fellow in residence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the author of books including Rise of the Vulcans, charts the two men’s different sensibilities and ideologies regarding national security in a world fraught with terrorism and traces the effect of their differences on recent American history, both in foreign policy and within the Republican Party.

 

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The Great Rift: Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and the Broken Friendship That Defined an Era Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781627797559
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - January 14th, 2020

Saturday, January 25, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

In 2017 the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT)—a research initiative begun at Columbia in 2015—released a shocking report revealing that one in three women at Columbia experience sexual assault by the end of their senior year. Hirsch and Khan, leaders of the ethnographic team of SHIFT, draw on the project’s findings to present a new, scientifically rigorous perspective on the problem of campus sexual assault. Moving away from cultural criticism and personal accounts, the authors introduce the concepts of sexual projects, sexual citizenship, and sexual geographies; rather than debate consent or the dangers of hooking up, they emphasize the roots of sexual assault and frame the issue as a public health problem.

 

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Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324001706
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

In his moving new book, Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art revisits the Vietnam War via the life and legacy of Michael O’Donnell. A promising poet and folksinger, Army Captain O’Donnell served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, until he was shot down at age 24 during a rescue mission in Cambodia in March 1970. Though he was officially MIA until his remains were recovered in 2001, O’Donnell’s legacy has survived through his many poems that speak eloquently of his generation’s experience, especially the often anthologized piece that closes with the request that survivors “take one moment,/to embrace these gentle heroes you left behind.” Weiss will be in conversation with Peter Osnos, founder and consulting editor of PublicAffairs.

 

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In That Time: Michael O'Donnell and the Tragic Era of Vietnam Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781541773905
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Published: PublicAffairs - November 5th, 2019

Sunday, January 26, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In this innovative guide to experiencing art, Silberstein, a writer, teacher, and trainer who served as director of the U.S. Department of State Overseas Briefing Center and was a Hirshhorn docent for more than thirty years, shows that looking at pictures or sculptures is only the beginning: to get the most out of a masterpiece, we need to engage with the artist and the artist’s world. Organizing her refreshing primer by ideas rather than by chronology, history, or cultures, she presents a series of dialogues that imagine interactions between paintings, often works created many years and miles apart. By emphasizing the relationship between object and viewer, she allows readers to discover meaning in their own ways.

 

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Art inSight: Understanding Art and Why It Matters Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781789381177
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Published: Intellect Ltd - February 28th, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

In books including NeuromancerPattern Recognition, and The Peripheral, Gibson—the creator of cyberpunk—created futuristic visions of the Internet, virtual reality, and more years before they truly existed. His new work, which evolved in response to the 2016 election, traces urgent questions at the nexus of technological and political power. Verity Jane, a beta tester for a new digital assistant, for a new digital assistant, discovers that the bot possesses both a sketchy past and a remarkable skill with combat strategy. As she puzzles over what to make of this information, from a century in the future she’s being watched by Wilf Netherton, who is considering how to change the past to affect the apocalyptic Jackpot that’s shaped life as he knows it.

 

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Agency Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101986936
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Published: Berkley - January 21st, 2020

Monday, January 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Known for their deeply informed and hard-hitting commentary, Hennessy and Wittes, executive editor and editor in chief of the Lawfare website, respectively, analyze Trump’s presidency from the wider context of the history of the office itself. Basing their arguments on the discrepancy between our traditional expectations of a chief executive and Trump’s performance in the first half of his term, the authors explore the origins of the normative view of the presidency, assess where Trump is following the model of predecessors and where he is behaving in radically new ways, and ask if the damage being inflicted on the office is reversible.

 

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Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374175368
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 21st, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University, Chatelain follows her study of Black girlhood in Great Migration Chicago, South Side Girls, with this groundbreaking history of the role of fast food restaurants in Black communities. Now blamed for numerous health issues, fast food in the late 1960s was seen as an economic answer to racial inequality. As federal programs in the Johnson and Nixon administrations de-emphasized social welfare, they promoted franchising as a way for Black citizens to improve the quality of life in their own neighborhoods. Drawing on extensive research, Chatelain traces the cooperation among fast food companies, civil rights leaders, and Black capitalists to bring about Black wealth.

 

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Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631493942
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Published: Liveright - January 7th, 2020

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

A former assistant secretary of education, longtime research professor of education at NYU, and the author of books including The Death and Life of the Great American School System and Reign of Error, Ravitch is one of the nation’s foremost critics of education reform. In her impassioned new book, she takes issue with the movement to privatize public schools, exposing the failure of Common Core and detailing how the ideas promulgated by those who want to run schools as businesses—the Koch brothers, the DeVos family, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, among others—don’t improve test scores. She also celebrates the many parents, teachers, grandparents, students, bloggers, and religious leaders across the nation who are fighting to save the country’s public schools.

 

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Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525655374
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Published: Knopf - January 21st, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Demonstrating that much of what we now take for granted about the Middle East—from Islamic extremism and factional divisions to anti-American sentiment—has come about only in the wake of the Iranian Revolution, Ghattas, a BBC radio and TV correspondent and author of The Secretary, tracks the impact of the momentous upheaval through Iran’s relations with Saudi Arabia over the last forty years. Once allies working together to stem the spread of Soviet communism, after 1979 the two nations split along Shia-Sunni lines, each using religion to consolidate their regional power and fueling tensions that led to the 1991 American invasion of Iraq, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the rise of ISIS. Ghattas will be in conversation with Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of Politics and Prose. Muscatine served as a presidential speechwriter in the Clinton White House and as chief speechwriter to Hillary Rodham Clinton during her tenures as first lady and secretary of state. She is currently working on a book, Hillaryland, to be published by Penguin Press.

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Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250131201
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - January 28th, 2020

Friday, January 31, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

As the nation faces increasing divisiveness fueled by partisan politics, culture wars, and populist anger on both sides, Levin argues that rather than trying to tear down existing institutional frameworks, we should be looking to them as sources of strength and support. Director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute, editor of National Affairs, and author of The Fractured Republic and The Great Debate, Levin shows that our current crisis isn’t due to the presence of an oppressive force but to the absence of uniting forces, and he urges us to commit ourselves to renewing the vitality of institutions—ranging from the family and schools to churches and the military—to renew our ties to each other.

 

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A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541699274
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Published: Basic Books - January 21st, 2020

Saturday, February 1, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Drawing on documents from India and the United States, Madan, a fellow in the Brookings Foreign Policy program specializing in Indian foreign policy, shows that China’s current influence on U.S.-Indian relations isn’t new, but has been an important factor in the two countries’ relationship since 1949. China played a central role in India’s nonalignment policy, for instance, and over the last several decades a desire to offset China’s influence brought the U.S. and India closer. While it’s possible that a perceived threat from China could align the two countries in the future, Madan argues it’s not inevitable, and her analysis of the past offers many lessons for today’s policymakers.

 

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Fateful Triangle: How China Shaped U.S.-India Relations During the Cold War Cover Image
$35.99
ISBN: 9780815737711
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - February 4th, 2020

Saturday, February 1, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Kanter, a Harvard Business School professor specializing in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change, cofounded the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative in 2008 to assist experienced leaders who want to solve social problems. Drawing from her work with hundreds of professionals, executives, and aspiring young entrepreneurs—such as a former Trader Joe's executive who improved poor nutrition and reduced food waste in inner cities, a European banker who found novel ways to finance environmental projects, and a Washington couple who designed a plan to match skilled refugees with employers—Kanter illustrates how successful change depends on leaders’ ability to find alternatives to traditional approaches and overcome establishment paralysis.

 

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Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541742710
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Published: PublicAffairs - January 28th, 2020

Saturday, February 1, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

President of Akilah, an all-women’s college in Rwanda, Sherman gained extensive experience in global women’s issues at Women for Women International, where she served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director for Global Programs, and, from Kigali, Rwanda, Africa Regional Director. In her compelling memoir, she combines her own story of recovery from abuse with those of the survivors of conflicts in Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, and Afghanistan. Writing with great empathy, she illuminates many personal and political lessons, drawing from them the common threads of women’s experiences that ultimately transcend borders. Sherman will be in conversation with Barbara Klein, an NPR newscaster.

 

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Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781538130315
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - January 8th, 2020

Sunday, February 2, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The award-winning author of Anatomy of a Great Home and The New New Home, Thompson has been writing about home design and construction for more than thirty years. In his new book he addresses the unprecedented challenges of building homes to withstand the extreme temperatures and weather events of climate change. Presenting sixteen innovative houses, Thompson introduces the essentials of next-level home design and lays out resilient-home practices to counter the forces of earth, wind, fire, and water.

 

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Designing for Disaster: Domestic Architecture in the Era of Climate Change Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780764357848
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - September 28th, 2019

Sunday, February 2, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In this incisive analysis, Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, and one of National Law Journal’s 100 most influential lawyers, looks back at the elections of 2016 and 2018 to identify the reasons for the growing distrust of the American electoral system. Using detailed examples, he shows that doubt about the integrity of the process has arisen due to Republicans’ use of voter suppression as a tool to depress turnout of likely Democratic voters; incompetence in election administration, chiefly in Democratic-led cities; dirty tricks, such as foreign and domestic misinformation campaigns; and inflammatory rhetoric from hardcore partisans. Hasen will be in conversation with Pam Fessler, an NPR correspondent who covers poverty and philanthropy.

 

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Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9780300248197
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Published: Yale University Press - February 4th, 2020

Monday, February 3, 7:00 pm

Today, more than one out of six American children lives below the poverty line. As Madrick shows in this deeply reported study, the reality of those impoverished young lives is even more shocking than the raw numbers. Editor of Challenge magazine, author of books including Seven Bad Ideas and Age of Greed, and a former economics columnist for Harper’s and The New York Times, Madrick details how living in poverty even temporarily is detrimental to children’s health, cognitive abilities, and emotional control. He illuminates the roots of child poverty, which include entrenched racism and the fraying social welfare system, and proposes that, rather than treating the symptoms, we ameliorate the worst of poverty’s effects by instituting an unconditional monthly cash allowance for every child in America.

 

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Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780451494184
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Published: Knopf - January 28th, 2020

Monday, February 3, 7:00 pm

Divya Sharma, a famous teen gamer who broadcasts her skills through the streaming site Glitch, depends on the sponsorships she gets to help her single mom pay their rent. She meets Aaron Jericho, an aspiring game writer, as they immerse themselves in the world of a massive multiplayer online game called Reclaim the Sun. When a group of trolls starts harassing Divya online and in the real world, Aaron—who just might be close to his big break in the industry—feels powerless to help his new friend. Written in alternating perspectives, this fast-paced, empathetic novel sheds necessary light on the dangers of sexism, racism, and toxic masculinity online and off. Ages 13 and up. In conversation with Robin Talley. 

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Don't Read the Comments Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335016027
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Published: Inkyard Press - January 28th, 2020

Pulp Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335012906
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Published: Harlequin Teen - November 13th, 2018

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

Yonan’s primer on beans is an A-to-Z guide to making this versatile and environmentally friendly food the basis for a healthful and flavorful diet. Food and dining editor of The Washington Post—where he also writes the “Weeknight Vegetarian” column—and author of the acclaimed of Eat Your Vegetables, Yonan features 125 recipes inspired by the culinary traditions of the Middle East, the Mediterranean, South America, and the American South. These range from Harissa-Roasted Carrot and White Bean Dip to Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas to Smoky Black Bean and Plantain Chili, and he provides options for all meals plus snacks, soups, and desserts. He also offers tips on cooking different kinds of beans—chickpeas, lentils, pulses, and more—in different kinds of appliances and tops it all off with beautiful photos throughout.

Enjoy samples of beet hummus bowls—a recipe featured in Cool Beans—courtesy of Little Sesame. Little Sesame is a Washington, D.C. based, Middle Eastern, fast casual destination offering thoughtfully-crafted hummus bowls and pita sandwiches along with seasonally inspired salatim and mezze. Follow along on our adventures @eatlittlesesame.com.

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Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399581489
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 4th, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 pm

Jamie Goldberg and Maya Rehman are understandably nervous about spending the summer canvassing for a state senate candidate. But talking to strangers gets easier, especially as Maya and Jamie realize they’re becoming more than co-volunteers. As the teens get more involved in the local election—and in each other’s lives—they begin to recognize how important and empowering political action can be. Based on their own experiences canvassing together, two bestselling YA authors bring us a witty and empathetic #ownvoices exploration of faith, love, human rights, and the joys and dangers of growing up today. Ages 14 and up.

 

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Yes No Maybe So Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062937049
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

What If It's Us Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062795250
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Published: HarperTeen - October 9th, 2018

The Upside of Unrequited Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062348715
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 30th, 2018

Leah on the Offbeat Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062643810
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 7th, 2019

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062348685
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

Amal Unbound Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399544699
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Published: Puffin Books - January 7th, 2020

Written in the Stars Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147513939
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Published: Speak - May 3rd, 2016

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

From Shakespeare’s use of the singular “they” and women suffrage activists’ reference to a generic “he” to assert the right to vote to today’s debates over they, zie, hir and non-binary terms in general, pronouns have played a central role in defining rights and identities. In this wide-ranging history, Baron, professor emeritus of English and linguistics at the University of Illinois and a long-time national commentator on language issues, canvases primary sources from 1782 to the present, documenting shifts in terminology and illuminating how they reflect changing attitudes to gender.

 

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What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781631496042
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Published: Liveright - January 21st, 2020

Wed
22
7:00 pm
Jeanine Cummins - American Dirt
Thu
23
7:00 pm
Steve Inskeep - Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War
Fri
24
7:00 pm
Andrea Bernstein - American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power — in conversation with Franklin Foer
Sat
25
1:00 pm
James S. Gordon, MD - The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma
Sat
25
3:30 pm
James Mann - The Great Rift: Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and the Broken Friendship That Defined an Era
Sat
25
6:00 pm
Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan - Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus
Sun
26
1:00 pm
Daniel H. Weiss - In That Time: Michael O'Donnell and the Tragic Era of Vietnam — in conversation with Peter Osnos
Sun
26
3:00 pm
Fanchon Jean Silberstein - Art Insight: Understanding Art and Why It Matters
Sun
26
5:00 pm
William Gibson - Agency
Mon
27
7:00 pm
Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes - Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office
Tue
28
7:00 pm
Marcia Chatelain - Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America — in conversation with Natalie Hopkinson
Wed
29
7:00 pm
Diane Ravitch - Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools
Thu
30
7:00 pm
Kim Ghattas - Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East
Fri
31
7:00 pm
Yuval Levin - A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream
Sat
1
1:00 pm
Tanvi Madan - Fateful Triangle: How China Shaped U.S.-India Relations During the Cold War
Sat
1
3:30 pm
Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time
Sat
1
6:00 pm
Karen Sherman - Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere — in conversation with Barbara Klein
Sun
2
1:00 pm
Boyce Thompson - Designing for Disaster: Domestic Architecture in the Era of Climate Change
Sun
2
3:00 pm
Richard L. Hasen - Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy — in conversation with Pam Fessler
Mon
3
7:00 pm
Jeff Madrick - Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty
Mon
3
7:00 pm
Eric Smith - Don't Read the Comments — in conversation with Robin Talley — in Children & Teens
Tue
4
7:00 pm
Joe Yonan - Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes— in conversation with Pati Jinich
Wed
5
7:00 pm
Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed - Yes No Maybe So — in Children & Teens
Wed
5
7:00 pm
Dennis Baron - What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She