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Books from 2021

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April 9, 2021

The Queens' English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases

This colorful, comprehensive guide details the contributions that LGBTQIA+ communities have made to the English language.


March 26, 2021

On the Offensive: Prejudice in Language Past and Present

This book examines the many ways prejudice can show up in our words.


March 12, 2021

The Gen Z Dictionary

​Do you speak Gen Z? If you've heard phrases such as "keep it 100" and "beat my face" and wondered what they meant, this compact guide has the answers.


February 26, 2021

A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order

Judith Flanders takes a deep dive into the history of alphabets and their use as an organizational system.


February 12, 2021

Pity the Reader: On Writing with Style

​The many editors among us who are also writers may appreciate this collection of writing advice from acclaimed novelist Vonnegut.


January 22, 2021

Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

​This book explores the relationship between race and language and the role language plays in racial views and identities.


January 8, 2021

You Talkin' to Me? The Unruly History of New York English

This book outlines the development of New York English.