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Books For Dads and Grads

What's better than a tie or a gift card? Celebrate Father’s Day and graduatuation season with these books for Dads and grads.

The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Ice-T (Foreword by), Arturo Torres (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419718182
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Published: Abrams Image - October 13th, 2015

New York Times Bestseller - Washington Post Bestseller - Pitchfork Book Club selection

The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present.

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play Cover Image
By Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson (Introduction by), Pau Gasol (Foreword by), Andrew D. Bernstein (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9780374201234
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Published: MCD - October 23rd, 2018

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play is Kobe Bryant’s personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game—a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar.

Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Survived Slavery and Became Millionaires Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062437600
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Published: Amistad - January 29th, 2019

“By telling the little-known stories of six pioneering African American entrepreneurs, Black Fortunes makes a worthy contribution to black history, to business history, and to American history.”—Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times Bestselling author of Hidden Figures

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize 

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

The New York Times Bestseller

Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post

The Adventures of Barry & Joe: Obama and Biden's Bromantic Battle for the Soul of America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062882905
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Published: Dey Street Books - March 26th, 2019

Brothers from different mothers, bromancing history to save us from Trump. 

These are the continuing adventures of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, time traveling superheroes in search of a brighter future for America. 

Let Love Have the Last Word: A Memoir Cover Image
By Common
ISBN: 9781501133152
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Published: Atria Books - May 7th, 2019


Common—the Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe–winning musician, actor, and activist—follows up his New York Times bestselling memoir One Day It’ll All Make Sense with this inspiring exploration of how love and mindfulness can build communities and allow you to take better control of your

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

Brave, Not Perfect: How Celebrating Imperfection Helps You Live Your Best, Most Joyful Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524762353
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Published: Currency - May 5th, 2020

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • Inspired by her popular TED Talk, the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code urges women to embrace imperfection and live a bolder, more authentic life.

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525561613
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Published: Penguin Books - April 28th, 2020




“The millennial Becoming . . . Inspiring and empowering.” —Entertainment Weekly

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the creator and star of Hamilton, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.

“When the world is bringing you down, Gmorning, Gnight! will remind you that you are awesome.”—Booklist

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476777122
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 13th, 2016

The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life.

What I Know For Sure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250054050
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 2nd, 2014

As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone.

The Work: Searching for a Life That Matters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812983845
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Published: One World - July 21st, 2015

The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons—about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking—that led him to a new definition of success for our times.

The Last Black Unicorn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501181832
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Published: Gallery Books - January 29th, 2019


“An inspiring story that manages to be painful, honest, shocking, bawdy and hilarious.” —The New York Times Book Review

From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflin

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451664706
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Published: Atria Books - February 20th, 2018

In this inspiring memoir—that Jane Fonda raves “will make you braver…want to live your life better and make a difference”—the award-winning playwright and bestselling author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day reminisces on the art of juggling marriage, motherhood, and politics while working to hone her craft as a writer.

Before she become one o

Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633058
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Published: Avery - December 26th, 2014

The Wall Street powerhouse and author of Expect to Win offers a new way to conceptualize career strategies and gives us proven tools for successful change