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Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

“Six kids meet once a week in the “ARTT” room [“a room to talk”] to talk about what’s bothering them. These kids break down complex issues, and the story provides an eye to the emotional and dynamic lives of young children.”

Modern HERstory by Blair Imani

“This story celebrates 70 women and nonbinary people from past and present who are champions of social change. The book is a wonderful way to hear more about the history of women and nonbinary folks in social-justice movements when you may not get to learn about it in school. (I’m also featured in it!)”

Living Lively by Haile Thomas

“Haile Thomas is a friend of mine who wrote an incredible book about her story as an activist. It also offers wellness advice and 80 healthy recipes. She is one of the youngest certified nutrition-health coaches, a vegan chef, and a lifestyle content creator.”

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Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, 7th edition

At the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance lies valuation. This book enables everyone, from the budding professional to the seasoned manager, to excel at measuring and maximizing shareholder and company value.

Fast Times: How digital winners set direction, learn, and adapt

Winning in the digital age requires both lightning speed and thoughtful deliberation. Companies able to master this paradox are emerging as today's winners. Those that can't will be sold for parts.

Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick

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