IN A TIME OF PANTHERS: Early Photographs, by Jeffrey Henson Scales. (SPQR Editions, $49.95.) Scales, a photography editor at The Times, has dug up intimate images taken of Black Panther members and protests during the late 1960s to share a “time capsule” that has taken on new urgency for the author and for our country at large.
CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN: Body Politics, edited by Lotte Johnson and Chris Bayley. (Yale University, $50.) This collection gathers six decades of work from the late experimental artist, including paintings, multimedia installations and films, to shed new light on Schneemann’s ideas about the body, war and more.
IN THE BLACK FANTASTIC, by Ekow Eshun. (MIT, $39.95.) In this exciting, wide-ranging collection, Eshun presents speculative art and imagery from the African diaspora with a focus on folklore and Afrofuturism and explores works such as the paintings of Kara Walker and Chris Ofili and Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.”
FIELD OF PLAY: 60 Years of NFL Photography, by Steve Cassady and Michael Zagaris. (Abrams, $80.) Zagaris’s images — covering 42 Super Bowls, 49 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and more — provide glimpses into moments of tension, pain and intensity over 60 years of N.F.L. history.
PAPYRUS: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World, by Irene Vallejo. Translated by Charlotte Whittle. (Knopf, $35.) Vallejo, a Spanish novelist and essayist, elegantly explores how scrolls and codices laid the cultural foundation of the West.
LANDINGS: A Crooked Creek Farm Year, by Arwen Donahue. (Hub City, paperback, $22.95.) In this illustrated memoir, Donahue offers personal reflections accompanied by ink-and-watercolor drawings depicting one year of life on a family farm in Kentucky.
MY PEOPLE: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives, by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. (Harper, $27.99.) A collection of reporting from Hunter-Gault’s illustrious career, covering integration at the University of Georgia, racial pay disparities and much more.
ZARIFA: A Woman’s Battle in a Man’s World, by Zarifa Ghafari with Hannah Lucinda Smith. (PublicAffairs, $29.) In this earnest and fiery memoir, an activist and politician from Afghanistan recounts how her country’s instability marked her life.
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