Classic Catalog

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From maids to ballerinas, these books recognize how our labor keeps the world moving.

Notes From a Young Black Chef

by Kwame Onwuachi

The Gulf

by Belle Boggs

Mostly Dead Things

by Kristen Arnett

On the Clock

by Emily Guendelsberger


by Louis Hyman

Lawn Boy

by Jonathan Evison

Hammer Head

by Nina MacLaughlin

Fed Up

by Gemma Hartley

Labor Day

by Rachel Grack

The Electric Woman

by Tessa Fontaine

Convenience Store Woman

by Sayaka Murata, Trans. by Ginny Tapley Takemori


by Stephanie Land

The Trauma Cleaner

by Sarah Krasnostein

The Intuitionist

by Colson Whitehead

The Line Becomes a River

by Francisco Cantú


by Jessica Bruder

The Boy in the Black Suit

by Jason Reynolds

Like Water

by Rebecca Podos

Life in Motion

by Misty Copeland

Lab Girl

by Hope Jahren

Sometimes Amazing Things Happen

by Elizabeth B. Ford


by Sarah Kessler

Delicious Foods

by James Hannaham

The Beautiful Bureaucrat

by Helen Phillips

I'll Meet You There

by Heather Demetrios

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

by Caitlin Doughty

Working Stiff

by Judy Melinek, M.D. & T.J. Mitchell

Tell Me Where It Hurts

by Nick Trout

Labor Rising

edited by Daniel Katz & Richard A. Greenwald

Heads in Beds

by Jacob Tomsky

The Ravenmaster

by Christopher Skaife

Working Words

edited by M.L. Liebler

The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair

The Bone Woman

by Clea Koff

Population: 485

by Michael Perry


by Melissa Plaut

Green Girl

by Kate Zambreno


by Mat Johnson & Warren Pleece

Studs Terkel's Working

by Harvey Pekar & Paul Buhle


by Grady Hendrix