NYT Paperback Nonfiction

Bestseller List for March 7, 2021

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE
Bessel van der Kolk
Penguin
9780143127741
0-14-312774-8
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
WHITE FRAGILITY
Robin DiAngelo
Beacon
9780807047415
0-8070-4741-4
Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.
BRAIDING SWEETGRASS
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Milkweed Editions
9781571313560
1-57131-356-7
A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.
THE BODY
Bill Bryson
Anchor
9780804172721
0-8041-7272-2
An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
NOMADLAND
Jessica Bruder
Norton
9780393356311
0-393-35631-0
A look at an expanding low-cost labor pool, which largely consists of transient older adults, and what this might portend.
THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS
Isabel Wilkerson
Vintage
9780679763888
0-679-76388-0
An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South.
BORN A CRIME
Trevor Noah
One World
9780399588198
0-399-58819-1
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”
SAPIENS
Yuval Noah Harari
Harper Perennial
9780062316110
0-06-231611-7
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
ON TYRANNY
Timothy Snyder
Tim Duggan
9780804190114
0-8041-9011-9
Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.
SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE
Ijeoma Oluo
Seal
9781580058827
1-58005-882-5
A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.
JUST MERCY
Bryan Stevenson
One World
9780812984965
0-8129-8496-X
A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.
THE NEW JIM CROW
Michelle Alexander
New Press
9781620971932
1-62097-193-3
A law professor on the “war on drugs” and its role in the disproportionate incarceration of Black men.
MY GRANDMOTHER'S HANDS
Resmaa Menakem
Central Recovery
9781942094470
1-942094-47-7
A therapist who specializes in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy and violence prevention explains racism's effect on the body.
THE COLOR OF LAW
Richard Rothstein
Liveright
9781631494536
1-63149-453-8
A case for how the American government abetted racial segregation in metropolitan areas across the country.
OUTLIERS
Malcolm Gladwell
Back Bay/Little, Brown
9780316017930
0-316-01793-0
Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.