The original item was published from July 19, 2021 12:23 PM to July 19, 2021 12:23 PM
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All the Colors Came Out by Kate Fagan
A Father, a Daughter, and a Lifetime of Lessons // Kate Fagan and her father forged their relationship on the basketball court. When Chris Fagan was diagnosed with ALS, Kate decided to leave her job at ESPN to be closer to her mother and father to take part in his care. Kate Fagan spent the last year of her father’s life determined to return to him the kind of joy they once shared on the court.
Confident Women by Joe Tori Telfer
Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion // From Elizabeth Holmes and Anna Delvey to Frank Abagnale and Charles Ponzi, audacious scams and charismatic scammers continue to intrigue us as a culture. Confident Women shows how the art of the con has a long and venerable tradition, and asks the provocative question: How were these notorious women able to so spectacularly dupe and swindle their victims?
You Are Your Best Thing by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown
Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience // A potent collection of essays on Black shame and healing. Along with the anthology contributors, they create a space to recognize and process specific trauma. Providing a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black love and Black life.
A Bridge in Babylon by Owen R. Chandler
Stories of a Military Chaplain in Iraq // Chandler was deployed in Iraq, leaving behind his wife and three young children for more than a year. He shares his story of serving in Iraq through personal letters, journal entries, scriptures and photos exchanged with family back home. He shares the struggle to hold onto faith and hope in the midst of battlefields, opening readers' hearts to the plight of veterans shattered by their experiences.
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