Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Amidst the rising tensions of the Civil War, President Lincoln is dealing with more than the state of the country; his son Willie caught something akin to typhoid fever and Read more...

Posted by on August 25, 2018

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey is a powerhouse of the writer/actor/comedian/producer variety, and now her deadpan snark finds itself on the page in her memoir, Bossypants.

Posted by on June 30, 2018

Natural Disasters: I Cover Them. I Am One. by Ginger Zee

The weather around us can cause horrific disasters – tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and so much more. For television meteorologists like Ginger Zee, all these situations are a challenge: to present Read more...

Posted by on March 23, 2018

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women by Angela Robinson

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women pictures the life of William Marston, psychologist and creator of the Wonder Woman superhero comic books. In 1928, Professor Marston taught Psychology at Radcliffe Read more...

Posted by on March 23, 2018

Real Artists Have Day Jobs (And Other Awesome Things They Didn’t Teach You in School) by Sara Benincasa

A collection of 52 essays from comedian Sara Benincasa about some lessons she’s learned the hard way. Some of the essays she writes are things we know about already: life Read more...

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven

Will making your bed every morning help you change the world? Perhaps not, but it does have the potential to improve your life. In this little book, Retired Admiral William Read more...

Posted by on December 19, 2017

Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale by Belle Yang

The author of this book, Belle Yang, writes the story of her father’s family here. She returned home after college, and again after spending three years in China, her ancestral Read more...

Posted by on October 14, 2017

Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog by Lauren Fern Watt

Trying to find an affordable apartment in Manhattan can be a challenge, even for a resident New Yorker. For 25 year old Lauren Watt, relocating from Nashville to the Big Read more...

Posted by on July 19, 2017

Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

This richly textured biography shows more than how an artist came to be, but also how he works, creates, and embodies the beauty around us all.

Posted by on June 29, 2017

March by John Lewis

March is a trilogy of graphic novels by Congressman John Lewis. The series tells the story of the freedom marches that lead to the desegregation of the south and the Read more...

Posted by on April 13, 2017

I Dissent by Debbie Levy

The story shines most when showing both girls and boys what it looks like to have strength, determination, and grace in the face of adversity: specifically, Ruth's moments in court. Read more...

Posted by on December 4, 2016

For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story by Rebecca Langston-George

Famous teen activist for children's and women's rights, Malala Yousafzai, didn't just fall into activism, she was thrust into it. In a show of defiance, Malala attended school in the Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016

Anything but Ordinary Addie : the True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic by Mara Rockliff

The shared history of magic and showmanship has long included the stories of men, most famously Harry Houdini and PT Barnum, but some readers may be surprised to know that Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

Each relationship is presented in three parts –the backstory, the hypothesis, and the investigation – and hilarious charts and diagrams accompany each pseudo-scientific relationship analysis. Josh may have struck out Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016

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