Books , Kindle Edition , Young Adults / July 25, 2017

Three child refugees. Three generations. Three countries. First is Joseph Landau, fleeing Berlin in 1938. Then Isabel Fernandez, headed towards the safe shores of Miami after leaving her home in Cuba in 1994.  And finally, Mahmoud Bishara, a Syrian refugee in 2015 whose family is forced to leave after his apartment building is bombed. While their stories are all different, and their origins spread across the globe, their fear of the past and hopes for the future are starkly similar. Told in alternating narratives, the three children take the reader deep into the refugee experience, showing not only the tragedy that surrounds them, but the kindness that comes in small moments and gestures. Though their physical journeys eventually come to an end, their three lives are intertwined across generations in a conclusion that is beautifully haunting.

Chokehold: Policing Black Men
Books , Kindle Edition / July 11, 2017

Chokehold: Policing Black Men: Nominated for the 49th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction) A 2017 Washington Post Notable Book A Kirkus Best Book of 2017 Butler has hit his stride. This is a meditation, a sonnet, a legal brief, a poetry slam and a dissertation that represents the full bloom of his early thesis: The justice system does not work for blacks, particularly black men.” The Washington Post The most readable and provocative account of the consequences of the war on drugs since Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow . . . .” The New York Times Book Review With the eloquence of Ta-Nehisi Coates and the persuasive research of Michelle Alexander, a former federal prosecutor explains how the system really works, and how to disrupt it Cops, politicians, and ordinary people are afraid of black men. The result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug. In this explosive new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly the way it’s supposed to. Black men are always under watch, and police violence…

A Child’s First Book of Trump
Books , Kindle Edition / July 5, 2017

A Child’s First Book of Trump
What do you do when you spot a wild Trump in the election season? New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black has some sage advice for children (and all the rest of us who are scratching our heads in disbelief) in this perfectly timely parody picture book intended for adults that would …

Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America’s Radical Right
Books , Kindle Edition / July 2, 2017

Long before the rise of the Tea Party movement and the prominence of today’s religious Right, the John Birch Society, first established in 1958, championed many of the same radical causes touted by ultraconservatives today, including campaigns against abortion rights, gay rights, gun control, labor unions, environmental protections, immigrant rights, social and welfare programs, the United Nations, and even water fluoridation.

Virtual Light
Books , Kindle Edition / July 1, 2017

Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy sister-states of what used to be California. Here the millenium has come and gone, leaving in its wake only stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, Berry Rydell is a former armed-response rentacop now working for a bounty hunter. Chevette Washington is a bicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsively snatches a pair of inno…

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