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Ayman Hossam Fadel @aymanfadel
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I sometimes feel @georgialibs don't get enough high quality, academic press #history & #sociology books. Using the GA Pines automated system, people who are members of participating libraries can get a number of very good books which have recently come to my attention.
"The oldest living things in the world" by Rachel Sussman…. This photo essay book is a beautiful, mind-expanding paean to our biosphere. (I realize this is a #science #ecology book)
"Talking to my daughter about the economy, or, how capitalism works-- and how it fails" by Yanis Varoufakis @yanisvaroufakis…
"American #prison: a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment" by Shane Bauer @shane_bauer… #incarceration #NewJimCrow
"One person, no vote: how #votersuppression is destroying our democracy" by Carol Anderson @ProfCAnderson… #elections
"Winners take all: the elite charade of changing the world" by Anand Giridharadas @AnandWrites…
"The divide: global inequality from conquest to free markets" by Jason Hickel @jasonhickel…
"A more beautiful and terrible history: the uses and misuses of civil rights history" by Jeanne Theoharis @JeanneTheoharis…
"Locking up our own: crime and punishment in Black America" by James Forman, Jr. @JFormanJr…
"The end of policing" by Alex S. Vitale @avitale…
"Bound in wedlock: slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century" by Tera W. Hunter @TeraWHunter… #history #USA
"Evicted: poverty and profit in the American city" by Matthew Desmond @just_shelter… #housingforall #housingjustice
"Bully nation: how the American establishment creates a bullying society" by Charles Derber and Yale R. Magrass…
There are many other good books, in a variety of genres & formats, which I've added to my personal bookbag (a to-read list feature from the GA Pines online site).…. Get a library card, create a GA PINES account and use these great features.
Lately, I've been adding books to my to-read list by listening to @ChrisLynnHedges show "On Contact" on @RT_com…
& @blkagendareport Book Forum…. Of course, there's no way in a human lifetime to keep up with the books that need reading & do the things that need doing!
& don't forget the RB Digital audio books to which your public library membership may permit access.…
I don't know if I'm remembering this wrong, but I thought I once heard @FINALLEVEL say that if "they" want to hide things from you, they put it in a book in the public library. The public libraries are such a tremendous resource. Some of us can afford to buy these books from
our favorite independent bookstores @indiebound (hint), but many of us cannot. When people try to limit public libraries, they are essentially depriving poor people of the opportunity to read. They are just as much of a public utility that needs protection as your water & power.
And that also means protecting the #publictransit so people can reach the libraries. & it means paying the librarians & other professionals who work there.
I assume that when a book circulates, the library system purchases more copies & more books by the author & publisher. Can anybody confirm that?
Assuming that's the case, find an academic press book in #history or #sociology or #science or #ecology or any other important discipline at your library, check it out & read it. Help your family & friends find reading materials at the library so they get hooked as well!
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