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New Books: New Books


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When Brains Dream

 A comprehensive exploration of what dreams are, where they come from, what they mean, and why we have them. (7/12/22)

Until I am free

Until I Am Free

Award-winning historian and New York Times best-selling author Keisha N. Blain situates Fannie Lou Hamer as a key political thinker alongside leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. (7/12/22)


Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, 'Respect' is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice. (4/8/22)

An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States

The first intersectional history of the Black and Native American struggle for freedom in our country that also reframes our understanding of who was Indigenous in early America. (3/7/22)

Life on the Rocks

Life on the Rocks

Life on the Rocks is a meditative ode to the reefs and the undaunted scientists working to save them against almost impossible odds. (7/12/22)

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through

This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. (3/7/22)

Notable native people

Notable Native People

An accessible and educational illustrated book profiling 50 notable American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people.(7/12/22)

Bound in Wedlock

Bound in Wedlock is the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century. (3/7/22)

Free Thinker

A story of transgression in the face of religious ideology, a sexist scientific establishment, and political resistance to securing women's right to vote. (3/7/22)


A bracing corrective to the myths that have shaped economic, military, and diplomatic policy, dispelling our oil-soaked fantasies of dependence. (3/7/22)

A College for All Californians

This is the first comprehensive and contemporary history of the largest and most diverse public system of higher education in the United States.(3/7/22)


Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage. (4/8/22)

Magic: a History

An Oxford professor of archaeology explores the unique history of magic--the oldest and most neglected strand of human behavior and its resurgence today. (3/7/22)

Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes

A rediscovery of patriotism as a virtue in line with the core values of democracy in an extremist age. (3/7/22)


New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century--the true effects of the atom bomb--potentially saving millions of lives. (4/8/22)

This Land Is My Land

In This Land Is My Land, James R. Skillen tells the story of conservative rebellion against federal land management in the America West over the last forty years.(3/7/22)

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of y'all Too

Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. (3/7/22)

Why Democracy Failed

In this distinctive new history of the origins of the Spanish Civil War, James Simpson and Juan Carmona tackle the highly-debated issue of why it was that Spain's democratic Second Republic failed. (3/7/22)

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Books in this list are shelved on the New Books display located behind the Reference Desk.