The system is rigged: America’s government remains overwhelmingly white, male, and wealthy. Even though our democracy should represent all communities; people like us -- immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, Indigenous Americans, and others -- have traditionally been kept out of positions of power.

Earlier this year, The New Press published Massoud Hayoun’s When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History, his moving and important debut. NPR Books says, “Hayoun weaves in his family history with the politics that shaped their lives.

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