Cafe Book Display: Coming Together: Post- Election


The 2020 huge and historic election records the highest number of popular votes; oldest person to win the presidency; and first woman and first woman of color elected as Vice President -- a remarkable achievement in a nation beset by deep political divisions; mounting civil unrest over racial injustices; continuing global pandemic; major economic downfalls; and serious climate issues on all levels -- physical, social, and emotional. Temperatures are running high, with Democrats celebrating the Biden-Harris victory, and Republicans alleging voter fraud, ignited by Trump's refusal to concede the election, as the world tunes in.

The United States is moving forward into a new year and new era, however we cast our votes, and it's fitting to take stock through informed reading and deeper conversation about political process, the meaning of democracy, and other influences shaping our health as a nation. Our next Everett Cafe book display, Coming Together: Post Election, invites us to reflect on this unprecedented time, while encouraging greater unity as educators and citizens.

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Dear America:

Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy

by Simmons Buntin, et al

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The End of White Politics:

How to Heal Our Liberal Divide

by Zerlina Maxwell

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Accessible Elections:

How the States Can Help Americans Vote

by Michael Ritter and Caroline J. Tolbert

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The American Crisis:

What Went Wrong. How We Recover

by Writers of The Atlantic and Cullen Murphy

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The Art of Gathering:

How We Meet and Why It Matters

by Priva Parker

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Bases Loaded:

How U.S. Presidential Campaigns Are Changing and Why It Matters

by Costas Panagopoulos

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Citizens Uniting to Restore Our Democracy

by Daniel Kemmis

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Cosmopolitanism and Its Discontents

by Lee Ward

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Hoax:

Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth

by Brian Stelter

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The Kids Are All Left:

How Young Voters Will Unite America

by David Fris

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A More Perfect Reunion:

Race, Integration, and the Future of America

by Calvin Baker

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The New Town Hall:

Why We Engage Personally with Politicians

by Gina M. Masullo

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Our American Story:

The Search for a Shared National Narrative

by Joshua Claybourn

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Philadelphia Battlefields:

Disruptive Campaigns and Upset Elections In a Changing City

by John Kromer

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The Priority of the Person:

Political, Philosophical, and Historical Discoveries

by David Walsh

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Rage

by Bob Woodward

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The Securitarian Personality:

What Really Motivates Trump's Base and Why It Matters for the Post-Trump Era

by John R. Hibbing

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The Tao of Democracy:

Using Co-Intelligence to Create a World That Works For All

by Tom Atlee

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Tightrope:

Americans Reaching for Hope

by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

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What Were We Thinking:

A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era

by Carlos Lozada

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