New In Non-Fiction 2020

With the state of the world currently in turmoil, why not read something to keep you updated with current events? Or just something that keeps you more connected with the world. These nonfiction picks are filled with amazing stories that are written about true events and facts about the world. These new books are ones you are going to want to read right away.   1. Prison by Any Other Name by Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law Image via Amazon Prison by Any Other Name, is about criminal justice reform, and how there are other ways of imprisionment without putting …

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With the state of the world currently in turmoil, why not read something to keep you updated with current events? Or just something that keeps you more connected with the world. These nonfiction picks are filled with amazing stories that are written about true events and facts about the world. These new books are ones you are going to want to read right away.

 

1. Prison by Any Other Name by Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law

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Prison by Any Other Name, is about criminal justice reform, and how there are other ways of imprisionment without putting people in jail due to the high incarceration rate. Extended probation, locked down drug treatment programs, electric monitoring, house arrest, and mandated psychiatric treatment. All of these are expensive ways of not imprisioning someone, and they are also ways of putting people who wouldn’t have to face jail time under control for their state. These are just steps to decrease the imprisonment rate, however with these tactics they are now turning homes and states into prisons instead.

 

2. Desert Notebooks by Ben Ehenreich

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Desert Notebooks, is about the destruction of the environment. It discusses how unstable our sociopolitical instituations are, and how that has led us to where we are now. We are facing an existential crisis that is greater than anything humankind has ever faced. We must now look to historians for guidance and how ecologies of desert spaces can help us be better over time.

 

3. Riding with The Ghost by Justin Taylor

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Riding with the Ghost, is about a young man named Justin Taylor, who’s life changed when he was thirty years old and he almost witnessed the suicide of his father. With the help of family, his father was able to be talked off the ledge, but Justin began to question himself as a son. Justin tells his story of what it was like to grow up as a middle child, his time as a little league coach, and as an unemployed father who had a time keeping his marriage together. He also discusses how he battled an illness and depression at the same time. We see Justin at different phases in his life, as he tries to understand his relationship with his himself and his religion.

 

4. Intimations by Zadie Smith

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Intimations, is a collection of essays about being in lockdown. Zadie Smith has written deep and personal essays about being in quarantine, and considering there will be alot of books written about the year 2020, this is one of them you need to read.

 

5. Let Them Eat Tweets by Jacob S Hacker

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Let Them Eat Tweets, is about the Republican party and how they cater to the rich and wealthy. However when they need to, they do things to benefit the working and middle class just to continue to maintain power within those classes. This book also discusses Trump and how he embodies the right wing way of thinking in the Republican party.

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