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Punch Me Up to the Gods by Brian Broome
A Memoir // Brian Broome, whose early years growing up in Ohio as a dark-skinned Black boy harboring crushes on other boys, propels this unforgettable book. Brian’s recounting of his experiences reveal an outsider, awkwardly squirming to find his way in. Escalating drug use and other relievers help to soothe his hurt, but it causes devastating effects.
Breath by James Nestor
The New Science of a Lost Art // There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, asthma, and autoimmune disease.
The Light of Days by Judy Batalion
The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos // A group of Jewish women in Poland helped fight the Nazis. These women paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. An unforgettable true tale of war, the fight for freedom, exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds.
Edison by Edmund Morris
Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, but he is mostly remembered only for the invention of universal electric light. Edison patented 1,093 inventions and left others unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. Morris addresses theories about Edison and Nikola Tesla and presents proof of their mutually admiring, if wary, relationship.
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