The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

From one of America s most courageous young journalists NPR comes a propulsive narrative history investigating the 50 year old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that changed the course of modern medicine For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness how do you diagnose it,

White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue ... and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation

Exposes the new generation of whiteness thriving at the expense and borrowed ingenuity of black people and explores how this intensifies racial inequality American culture loves blackness From music and fashion to activism and language, black culture constantly achieves worldwide influence Yet,

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hellbent on covering up the truth, at any cost.In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only

Light It Up

Told in a series of vignettes from multiple viewpoints, Kekla Magoon s Light It Up is a powerful, layered story about injustice and strength as well as an incredible follow up to the highly acclaimed novel How It Went Down A girl walks home from school She s tall for her age She s wearing her

Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System

In her own words, Cyntoia Brown shares the riveting and redemptive story of how she changed her life for the better while in prison, finding hope through faith after a traumatic adolescence of drug addiction, rape, and sex trafficking led to a murder conviction Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDBy the late 1960s and early 1970s, reeling from a wave of urban uprisings, politicians finally worked to end the practice of redlining Reasoning that the turbulence could be calmed by turning Black city dwellers into homeowners, they passed the Housing and