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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    Now an HBOŽ Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping,... more...

  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United Statesby Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples   Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land.... more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. Here are the frenetic families managing their children's hectic schedules of "leisure" activities;... more...

  • Catfish and Mandalaby Andrew X. Pham

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 12.60

    A Vietnamese Bicycle Days by a stunning new voice in American letters. Andrew X. Pham dreamed of becoming a writer. Born in Vietnam and raised in California, he held technical jobs at United Airlines-and always carried a letter of resignation in his briefcase. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as "boat people."... more...

  • The Hold Life Hasby Catherine J. Allen

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 21.95

    This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity... more...

  • Analysis and Interpretation of Ethnographic Databy Margaret D. LeCompte; Jean J. Schensul

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 35.95

    Analysis and Interpretation of Ethnographic Data: A Mixed Methods Approach, Second Edition , is a comprehensive treatment of analysis strategies used in ethnographic research, addressing the ?crunching? and manipulation of both qualitative and quantitative ethnographic data. more...

  • Carameloby Sandra Cisneros

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    NOW AVAILABLE  IN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME Every year, Ceyala "Lala" Reyes' family--aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers--packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer. Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers... more...

  • Coming Apartby Charles Murray

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    In the bestselling tradition of Hillbilly Elegy , the acclaimed bestseller than explains why white America has become fractured and divided in education and class In Coming Apart , Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the... more...

  • Braiding Sweetgrassby Robin Wall Kimmerer

    Milkweed Editions 2013; US$ 23.99

    Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" ( Publishers Weekly ) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal , Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall... more...

  • To Hell or Barbadosby Sean O'Callaghan

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 10.99

    The previously untold story of over 50,000 Irish men, women and children who were transported to Barbados and Virginia. more...