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30 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out February 2 - 8

By Kobo • February 02, 2021New Releases

Welcome back to New & Hot Reads, where we talk about some of the most anticipated books coming out now

In Four Hundred Souls, co-editors Keisha N. Blain and Ibram X. Kendi (author of How to be An Antiracist) assemble writing covering four centuries of African-American history. Through the writing of 90(!) writers each covering a period of a few years, a reader can skip ahead and jump forward in the timeline chasing themes and following historical figures, gaining a historical perspective informed by truly diverse voices. In this single, sprawling book, Blain and Kendi have assembled a Black History compendium unlike any other.

For a more focused view of Black History, looking at three major figures from the mid-twentieth century, there’s The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation. Author Anna Malaika Tubbs asks a question rarely seen in the field of “great men” biographies: who parented them, and how? What she finds is that in each man’s upbringing exists a set of values that manifests later in their extraordinary accomplishments. It’s a fresh and humanizing view of a trio of icons.

We’ve all been digesting a lot of data points lately: whether it’s infection rates, per capita vaccinations, new infection rates, R0 values (?), or some other new indicator, the last 10 months has thrown a lot at us. On top of that, for every new statistic there’s someone standing up to dispute it. Without making data analysis a full-time job, how are we to make sense of it all? Tim Harford is a popular writer on economics whose new book The Data Detective might be the remedy we’ve been seeking. Unlike so many other smart books about how to understand data, The Data Detective sets out ten rules we can all follow to arrive at valid conclusions. Harford’s clear writing will ensure that even if you can’t recall all ten rules afterwards, you’ll still be smarter for having read how we tend to go wrong, and what to do to ensure you’re asking the right questions about information that is often presented as self-evident.

More books coming out February 2 - 8

✍ Poetry

💭 Big Ideas

🗣 True Stories

💘 Romance

🗡️ Thrillers, Action, and Crime fiction

🖊️ Literary Fiction

✨ Fantastical tales of Other Worlds and Other Times

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