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    Drop by WORD Bookstores to write a letter to your senator or congressman and make your voice heard.

    We will have letter writing stations available with stationary, stamps, and wine! Find us at WORD on these days: 

    WORD Jersey City - every Friday 5pm-7pm


    As a bookstore, let us not forget that reading is power, too. In the spirit of Joan Didion, we say "In the time of, learn, work it up, go to the literature. Information [is] control." Below are just a few of WORD's must-reads.

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    Between the World and Me Cover Image
    ISBN: 9780812993547
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

    Hailed by Toni Morrison as "required reading," a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (The New York Observer)

    Letters to a Young Muslim Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781250119841
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Picador USA - January 3rd, 2017

    **A New York Times Editor's Pick**

    **One of Time's Most Anticipated Books of 2017, a Bustle Best Nonfiction Pick for January 2017, a Chicago Review of Books Best Book to Read in January 2017, an Amazon Best of January 2017 in History, a Stylist Magazine Best Book of 2017, included in New Statesman's What to Read in 2017**

    The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
    ISBN: 9780802124944
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

    The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal.

    The New Jim Crow Cover Image
    By Michelle Alexander, Cornel West (Introduction by)
    ISBN: 9781595586438
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: New Press - January 16th, 2012

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness.

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    The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781501126345
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    Published: Scribner Book Company - August 2nd, 2016

    National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.

    We Should All Be Feminists Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781101911761
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    Published: Anchor Books - February 3rd, 2015

    The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller--a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name--from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah. Here she offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.