Summer 2021 Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Catalog
Category: Social Science
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TitleState of Emergency
AuthorMallory, Tamika D.
Sub-ImprintAtria/Black Privilege Publishing
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination
Category Full 2POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists
ISBN-139781982173463
On Sale05/11/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages272
Cover StatusFinal
“A masterful book…reaffirms the urgency of the current state of Black people in America and the power we all have to win transformative change.” —Marc Lamont Hill, New York Times bestselling author

“Gives us the words and tools to fight for the justice our families deserve.” —Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor

“A powerful voice in consistently reminding us that we all have a stake in the fight for a just, fair, and equitable America.” —Jada Pinkett Smith, actor, producer, entrepreneur

Social justice leader Tamika D. Mallory states her case for action in this searing indictment of America’s historical, deadly, and continuing assault on Black and brown lives.
TitleOnce I Was You
AuthorHinojosa, Maria
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Category Full 2POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy/Immigration
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination
ISBN-139781982128661
On Sale08/31/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages368
Cover StatusFinal
NPR’s Best Books of 2020
BookPage’s Best Books of 2020
Real Simple’s Best Books of 2020
Boston.com readers voted one of Best Books of 2020

“Anyone striving to understand and improve this country should read her story.” —Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road

The Emmy Award–winning journalist and anchor of NPR’s Latino USA tells the story of immigration in America through her family’s experiences and decades of reporting, painting an unflinching portrait of a country in crisis in this memoir that is “quite simply beautiful, written in Maria Hinojosa’s honest, passionate voice” (BookPage).
TitleThe Devil You Know
AuthorAdshead, Gwen
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
Category Full 2TRUE CRIME / Murder/General
Category Full 3PSYCHOLOGY / Forensic Psychology
ISBN-139781982134792
On Sale07/20/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
In eleven vivid narratives based on decades of providing therapy to people in prisons and secure hospitals, an internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist demonstrates the remarkable human capacity for radical empathy, change, and redemption.
TitleThe Sacred Band
AuthorRomm, James
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1HISTORY / Ancient/Greece
Category Full 2HISTORY / Military/Ancient
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBTQ+ Studies/General
ISBN-139781501198014
On Sale06/08/21
Title StatusBSB
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
From classicist James Romm comes a thrilling deep dive into the last decades of ancient Greek freedom leading up to Alexander the Great’s destruction of Thebes—and the saga of the greatest military corps of the age, the Theban Sacred Band, a unit composed of 150 pairs of male lovers.
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AuthorDiamant, Anita
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
ISBN-139781982144296
On Sale05/25/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages192
Cover StatusFinal
From beloved New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Anita Diamant comes a timely collection of essays to help inspire period positive activism around the globe.
TitlePeriod. End of Sentence.
AuthorDiamant, Anita
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
ISBN-139781982144289
On Sale05/25/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages192
Cover StatusFinal
From beloved New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Anita Diamant comes a timely collection of essays to help inspire period positive activism around the globe.
TitleHeavy
AuthorLaymon, Kiese
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional/General
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies/American/African American & Black Studies
ISBN-139781501125669
On Sale03/05/19
Title StatusAS
US Price$16
CDN Price$22
Pages256
Cover StatusFinal
*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*

In this powerful, provocative, and universally lauded memoir—winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal and finalist for the Kirkus Prize—genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon “provocatively meditates on his trauma growing up as a black man, and in turn crafts an essential polemic against American moral rot” (Entertainment Weekly).
TitleHow to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America
AuthorLaymon, Kiese
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies/American/African American & Black Studies
ISBN-139781982170820
On Sale11/10/20
Title StatusAS
US Price$16
CDN Price$22
Pages176
Cover StatusFinal
A revised collection with thirteen essays, including six new to this edition and seven from the original edition, by the “star in the American literary firmament, with a voice that is courageous, honest, loving, and singularly beautiful” (NPR).
TitleThe Turnaway Study
AuthorFoster, Diana Greene
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology/Marriage & Family
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Abortion & Birth Control
Category Full 3POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy/Social Policy
ISBN-139781982141578
On Sale06/01/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages384
Cover StatusFinal
“If you read only one book about democracy, The Turnaway Study should be it. Why? Because without the power to make decisions about our own bodies, there is no democracy.” —Gloria Steinem

The “remarkable” (The New Yorker) landmark study of the consequences on women’s lives—emotional, physical, financial, professional, personal, and psychological—of receiving versus being denied an abortion that “should be required reading for every judge, member of Congress, and candidate for office—as well as anyone who hopes to better understand this complex and important issue” (Cecile Richards).
TitleShow Them You're Good
AuthorHobbs, Jeff
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology/General
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
Category Full 3HISTORY / Social History
ISBN-139781982116347
On Sale08/17/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages352
Cover StatusFinal
The acclaimed, award-winning author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace presents a “carefully observed journalistic account [that] widens our view of the modern ‘immigrant experience’” (The New York Times Book Review) as he closely follows four Los Angeles high school boys as they apply to college.