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Young Adult Non-Fiction

  • Hidden Systems, Dan Nott
    Random House Graphic, 9781984896049, March 14, 2023 (Young Adult Non-Fiction)

    “Dan Nott takes one of the most innocuous and seemingly boring subjects — infrastructure — and demonstrates just how fascinating and vital it can be. Subtleties, entrenched inequalities, dis-functions, and outmoded processes are laid bare in a way that is awesome and interesting to read!”

    - Justin Colussy-Estes, Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, GA


    “This graphic novel will hook all kinds of readers with an interest in how technology came to be. Even fiction readers will be able to gain a love for this story of our internet history.”

    - Kaliisha Cole, Whitelam Books, Reading, MA



    “It’s a fascinating and important book that tells the true stories behind how humans’ most important infrastructures actually work and were created, including the racist and colonial motivations that still create inequities today.”

    - Rebekah Shoaf, Boogie Down Books, Bronx, NY



    “A fascinating and educational read for youth and adults alike, this book makes learning about the hidden systems of our world fun and engaging. It also seamlessly exposes the ways that the hidden systems making our modern lives possible are built in inherently unequal ways, illuminating their role in maintaining the kyriarchy (the systems of power and oppression that keep privilege in place). A well-rounded and well-drawn book we all need!”

    - Emily Autenrieth, A Seat at the Table Books, Elk Grove, CA

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