Cuba, by Ada Ferrer

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When Americans today talk about Cuba, they often bring up Fidel Castro or the state of the island's current government. But as Ferrer writes in her Pulitzer Prize-winning history, the United States had its hands in Cuba long before the country's revolution rebuffed their influence. Her narrative tells the story of a country that has spent the past several decades fighting for the right to self-determination among changing political tides; this is also the story of the United States, where the question of Cuba may really be about the way the US perceives its own history.

Cuba (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): An American History By Dr. Ada Ferrer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501154560
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Published: Scribner - June 28th, 2022

Run Away with Me, Girl 1 by Battan

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Maki runs into her high school crush, Midori, again one day by chance. Midori is now married to a low-key misogynist and is carrying his baby. On the surface there seems no chance for a friendship (let alone a relationship) between Maki and Midori. But what if there could be? A supremely messy romance between two women, Run Away with Me, Girl lives in the gap between second chances and mistakes. The story is tied together by Battan's lively art, which evokes physicality and precise expression by turns.


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By Battan
ISBN: 9781646515004
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Published: Kodansha Comics - December 20th, 2022

Everything for Everyone, M.E. O'Brien

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In recent years, science fiction writers have moved from imagining dystopias to asking themselves: what might a just future look like? O'Brien offers her vision in this fictional oral history of New York City in the 2050s, which explores how a worldwide revolt against capital has transformed everything from sexuality to sustainability to community. Yet even in this radically new context, people have much the same needs and vulnerabilities they've always had, and scars are not so easily healed.


Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052-2072 By M. E. O'Brien, Eman Abdelhadi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942173588
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Published: Common Notions - August 2nd, 2022