The 7 Best Books of August

Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, Ann Powers (Dey Street)
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Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, Ann Powers (Dey Street)

NPR music critic Powers presents a history of American popular music, seen through the lens of race and sexuality, from New Orleans in the late 1800s to today’s YouTube pop sensations. She argues that pop tells us more than we might think about American attitudes toward issues like racism, feminism and sex.

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