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Seeking the Common Good through Public Policy

May 7, 2021

Seeking the Common Good through Public Policy

The concept of “the common good” is central to many religious faiths and goes hand in hand with the Golden Rule of doing unto others as we would want done unto ourselves. Gary E. Maring explores the concept of the common good in detail in this book, focusing on basic necessities such as a place to live, food to eat, access to
education, employment, health care, and human dignity.

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February 25, 2020

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. This collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative—and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about the world.

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September 24, 2019

The Water Dancer: A Novel

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her - but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.

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July 2, 2019

Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

In one of the richest countries on Earth it has effectively become a crime to be poor. For example, in Ferguson, Missouri, the U.S. Department of Justice didn't just expose racially biased policing; it also exposed exorbitant fines and fees for minor crimes that mainly hit the city's poor, African American population, resulting in jail by the thousands.

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June 26, 2018

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine).

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September 5, 2017

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

Jesmyn Ward’s historic second National Book Award–winner is “perfectly poised for the moment” (The New York Times), an intimate portrait of three generations of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. “Ward’s writing throbs with life, grief, and love… this book is the kind that makes you ache to return to it” (Buzzfeed).

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