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We Are Entering an Enlightened Age That Sees All Animals as Individuals, Each With a Unique Personality

The following excerpt is from Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes: The Science of Animal Perspectives by John A. Shivik (Beacon Press, 2017). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press.

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Passing for Working Class Is Manipulative - and a Favorite Tactic of Duck Dynasty and Trump

The following is an excerpt from the essay “Class Acts: Ways to be Something You’re Not” by Clarence Page, from the new book We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America edited by Brando Skyhorse and Lisa Page (Beacon Press, October 2017), available for purchase from Amazon and IndieBound:

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Conflating School Choice with Democracy and Parent Empowerment Is a Scam

The following is an excerpt from the new book These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools by Deborah Meier and Emily Gasoi (Beacon Press, 2017), available for purchase on Amazon:

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Grit Isn't Enough to Help Students Overcome Poverty - And It's Time To Stop Pretending That It Is

The following is an excerpt from the new book When Grit Isn't Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart the College-for-All Promise by Linda S. Nathan (Beacon Press, October 2017), available for purchase on Amazon and Indiebound:

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Meet the Woman Who Decided to Take on Darwin's Sexist Scientific Theories

Excerpted from Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini (Beacon Press, 2017). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press.

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The Radical Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks, the First Black Author to Win a Pulitzer Prize

The following is an excerpt from the new book A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life & Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks by Angela Jackson (Beacon Press, May 2017):

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Animals Raised for Food Have Deep Cognitive and Emotional Lives - So Why Do We Treat Them With Such Cruelty?

The following excerpt is from The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce ( Beacon Press, 2017). Reprinted with Permission from Beacon Press.

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Why Do Many People Think They've Never Met a Transgender Person?

The following is an excerpt from the new book "You're in the Wrong Bathroom!": And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People by Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, and Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R (on sale May 30, 2017). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press:

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Rev. William Barber: The Politics of White Southern Republicans Are Way More Twisted Than Blue Staters Generally Comprehend

The following is an excerpt from The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Beacon Press, 2016). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press.

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Rev. William Barber: We Need a Third Reconstruction to Recover From American Slavery and Racism

The following is an excerpt from The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Beacon Press, 2016). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press.

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America's Love Affair With Lethal Self-Defense

The following is an excerpt from the new book Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense by Caroline E. Light (Beacon Press, 2017).

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Exposing the Audacious Project to Make Christian Converts in America's Prisons

The following is an excerpt from the new book God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Tanya Erzen (Beacon Press, 2017). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press:

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How Slaves Reacted to Their Appraisals: Traumatic U.S. History of Slave Auctions

Excerpted from The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation by Daina Ramey Berry (Beacon Press, 2017). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press.

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How the Media Perpetuates the Myth of the Lone Girl Activist

The following is an excerpt from the new book Powered by Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists by Lyn Mikel Brown (Beacon Press, 2016): 

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This Persistent Myth About Native Americans Needs Debunking

The following is an excerpt from the new book "All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz & Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Beacon Press, 2016): 

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Here's Why the NRA's Favorite Gun Slogan is Complete Baloney

The following is an excerpt from the new book "Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People" And Other Myths About Guns and Gun Control by Dennis A. Henigan (Beacon Press, 2016): 

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This Palestinian Writer's Diary From Gaza Should Be Required Reading

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Drone Eats With Me by Atef Abu Saif (Beacon, 2016): 

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The 7 Biggest Myths and Lies About Social Security

The following is an excerpt from the new book Expand Social Security Now! by Steven Hill (Beacon Press, 2016): 

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The Inspiring Tale of Alice Clement, Chicago's Female Sherlock Holmes

The following is an excerpt from the new book Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact & Fiction by Erika Janik (Beacon Press, 2016): 

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What It's Like to Serve President Obama Dinner as an Unnaturalized Citizen

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration & Displacement by José Orduña (Beacon Press, 2016): 

Toward the tail end of the evening rush where Octavio and I work, three large men with sharp faces come through the back door. They move tactically, tracing a straight line through the dim dining room, their movements almost graceful as they glide past the museum-quality Morales and de Jesus paint­ings on the walls—fine art for the diners’ consumption, to accompany tweezer-plated morsels prepared with color composition, textural variety, and playful temperature vari­ances in mind. No one seems to notice these bulky men who never break stride. But I see that one man looks at people’s hands, the second focuses on faces, and the third scans tor­sos. Smoothly turning their heads to survey the room, they look like feeding herons.

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We Need More - and Better - Ways to Die in America

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America by Ann Neumann (Beacon Press, 2016): 

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How Genetics Is Playing a Surprising Role in the Fight for Slavery Reparations

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome by Alondra Nelson (Beacon, 2016):

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Buying a Vote With Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich

The following is an excerpt from the new book Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy by Mary Frances Berry (Beacon Press, 2016): 

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Reverend Barber's Blueprint for Reconstructing a Racist America

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Third Reconstruction by Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II & Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Beacon Press, 2016): 

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GMO Babies Could Create a New Caste System in the Not-So-Distant Future

The following is excerpted from  Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the Bioengineered Society of the Near Future  by Michael Bess (Beacon Press, 2015). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press.

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I Hid My Transgender Identity to Teach In a Small, Conservative Town - And I Regret It

The following is an excerpt from the new book  One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium  edited by Kevin Jennings (Beacon Press, 2015). Reprinted with permission from  Beacon Press.

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How One Courageous Black Household Worker Changed the Outcome of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

The following is an excerpt from the new book  Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement  by Premilla Nadasen (Beacon Press, 2015): 

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Why We Need to Look at "Hate" Through a New Lens

Excerpted from Considering Hate: Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics by Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski (Beacon Press, 2015). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press.

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