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  • The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh

    The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh2020

    by Candace Fleming

    (239)

    Summary: SIX STARRED REVIEWS! Discover the dark side of Charles Lindbergh—one of America; s most celebrated heroes and complicated men—in this riveting biography from the acclaimed author of The...  more »

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  • A Computer Called Katherine

    A Computer Called Katherine2019

    by Suzanne Slade

    Summary: The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson—made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures —who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the...  more »

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  • All Boys Aren; t Blue

    All Boys Aren; t Blue2020

    by George M. Johnson

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    Summary: This program is read by the author. In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey...  more »

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  • Your Second Act

    Your Second Act2020

    by Patricia Heaton

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    Summary: An entertaining, inspirational book about second acts in life and reinventing yourself from beloved television actress Patricia Heaton—Emmy Award–winning star of Everybody Loves Raymond ,...  more »

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  • You Look So Much Better in Person

    You Look So Much Better in Person2020

    by Al Roker

    Summary: The Today Show coanchor Al Roker presents an entertaining guide to achieving a life of happiness and success through the power of "yes!" These days, the road to success can feel jam-packed with...  more »

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  • The New One

    The New One2020

    by Mike Birbiglia

    Summary: With laugh-out-loud observations on the rollercoaster ride that is being a new parent, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning comedian Mike Birbiglia delivers a book that is perfect for...  more »

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  • The Madwoman and the Roomba

    The Madwoman and the Roomba2020

    by Sandra Tsing Loh

    Summary: Ah, fifty-five. Gateway to the golden years! Professional summiting. Emotional maturity. Easy surfing toward the glassy blue waters of retirement . . . Or maybe not? Middle age, for Sandra Tsing Loh,...  more »

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  • The Indomitable Florence Finch

    The Indomitable Florence Finch2020

    by Robert J. Mrazek

    Summary: The riveting story of an unsung World War II hero who saved countless American lives in the Philippines. When Florence Finch died at the age of 101, few of her Ithaca, NY neighbors knew that this...  more »

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  • The King of Confidence

    The King of Confidence2020

    by Miles Harvey

    Summary: The riveting story of the most infamous American con man you; ve never heard of: James Strang, self-proclaimed divine king of earth, heaven, and an island in Lake Michigan, until his assassination in...  more »

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  • Craigslist Confessional

    Craigslist Confessional2020

    by Helena Dea Bala

    (443)

    Summary: "Touching." — The New York Times For fans of Humans of New York and PostSecret , a collection of raw, urgent, and heartfelt stories, shared anonymously. Helena Dea Bala was an exhausted and...  more »

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  • Demagogue

    Demagogue2020

    by Larry Tye

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    Summary: The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on first-ever access to his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed...  more »

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  • The Answer Is . .

    The Answer Is . .2020

    by Alex Trebek

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    Summary: A RECOMMENDED SUMMER READ BY THE NEW YORK TIMES , USA TODAY , TIME , AND NEWSWEEK Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career. Since debuting as the host...  more »

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  • A Light in the Darkness

    A Light in the Darkness2019

    by Albert Marrin

    Summary: From National Book Award Finalist Albert Marrin comes the moving story of Janusz Korczak, the heroic Polish Jewish doctor who devoted his life to children, perishing with them in the Holocaust....  more »

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  • Dancing Hands

    Dancing Hands2019

    by Margarita Engle

    Summary: As a little girl, Teresa Carreno loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that...  more »

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  • Wuhan Diary

    Wuhan Diary2020

    by Fang Fang

    Summary: From one of China; s most acclaimed and decorated writers comes a powerful first-person account of life in Wuhan during the COVID-19 outbreak. On January 25, 2020, after the central government...  more »

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  • Twisted

    Twisted2020

    by Emma Dabiri

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    Summary: From Guardian contributor and prominent BBC race correspondent Emma Dabiri comes a timely and resonant essay collection exploring the ways in which black hair has been appropriated and stigmatized...  more »

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  • The Skin We; re In

    The Skin We; re In2020

    by Desmond Cole

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    Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER A bracing, provocative, and perspective-shifting book from one of Canada; s most celebrated and uncompromising writers, Desmond Cole. The Skin We; re In will spark a national...  more »

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  • This Is Major

    This Is Major2020

    by Shayla Lawson

    (102)

    Summary: From a fierce and humorous new voice comes a relevant, insightful, and riveting collection of personal essays on the richness and resilience of black girl culture—for readers of Samantha Irby,...  more »

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  • Shortlisted

    Shortlisted2020

    by Renee Knake Jefferson

    Summary: The inspiring and previously untold history of the women considered-but not selected-for the US Supreme Court In 1981, after almost two centuries of exclusively male appointments, Sandra Day O;...  more »

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  • Neon Girls

    Neon Girls2020

    by Jennifer Worley

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    Summary: A riveting true story of a young woman; s days stripping in grunge-era San Francisco where a radical group of dancers banded together to unionize and run the club on their own terms. When graduate...  more »

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  • Hidden Valley Road

    Hidden Valley Road2020

    by Robert Kolker

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    Summary: OPRAH; S BOOK CLUB PICK #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science; s...  more »

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  • Five Days

    Five Days2020

    by Wes Moore

    Summary: "An illuminating portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath of the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray . . . Readers will be enthralled by this propulsive account."— Publishers Weekly From the New...  more »

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  • Empty

    Empty2020

    by Susan Burton

    (590)

    Summary: An editor at This American Life reveals the searing story of the secret binge-eating that dominated her adolescence and shapes her still. "A smart, brave gift to the world. Bravo!"—Mary Karr,...  more »

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  • Disability Visibility

    Disability Visibility2020

    by Alice Wong

    (330)

    Summary: One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time...  more »

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  • The Book of Rosy

    The Book of Rosy2020

    by Rosayra Pablo Cruz

    (348)

    Summary: "Offers hope in the face of desperate odds" – ELLE Magazine, ELLE; s Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020 "[D]isturbing and unforgettable memoir...This wrenching story brings to vivid life the...  more »

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  • Unorthodox

    Unorthodox2020

    by Deborah Feldman

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    Summary: Now a Netflix original series! Unorthodox is the bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman; s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali; s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop; s...  more »

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  • Little Leaders

    Little Leaders2017

    by Vashti Harrison

    Summary: This book introduces listeners of all ages to forty women who changed the world. Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true...  more »

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  • Little Dreamers

    Little Dreamers2018

    by Vashti Harrison

    Summary: The instant New York Times bestseller! From the author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History comes the highly anticipated follow-up, a beautifully illustrated collectible detailing the lives...  more »

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  • Just a Lucky So and So

    Just a Lucky So and So2016

    by Lesa Cline-ransome

    Summary: Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome have collaborated on several award-winning picture books for children. Their Quilt Alphabet was praised as ; a blue-ribbon ABC book; in a Publishers Weekly...  more »

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  • Before She Was Harriet

    Before She Was Harriet2018

    by Lesa Cline-ransome

    Summary: Throughout her lifetime Harriet Tubman was known by many names—as General Tubman she was a Union spy, as Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad and as Minty she was a...  more »

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  • When I Was White

    When I Was White2019

    by Sarah Valentine

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    Summary: The stunning and provocative coming-of-age memoir about Sarah Valentine; s childhood as a white girl in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, and her discovery that her father was a black man. At the age of 27,...  more »

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  • Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil

    Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil2016

    by Lezley Mcspadden

    Summary: This revelatory memoir by the mother of Michael Brown, the African American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, sheds light on one of the landmark...  more »

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  • Our House Is on Fire

    Our House Is on Fire2020

    by Greta Thunberg

    Summary: "A must-read ecological message of hope . . . Everyone with an interest in the future of this planet should read this book." —David Mitchell, The Guardian When climate activist Greta Thunberg...  more »

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  • Men We Reaped

    Men We Reaped2014

    by Jesmyn Ward

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    Summary: "We saw the lightning and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the...  more »

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  • Rage Against the Minivan

    Rage Against the Minivan2020

    by Kristen Howerton

    Summary: "With humor, vulnerability, and heart, Kristen Howerton writes unflinchingly about what it means to be raising children in today; s world and how to liberate ourselves from the myth of perfect...  more »

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  • Fear Is a Choice

    Fear Is a Choice2020

    by James Conner

    Summary: From fighting for his life to pursuing a career in the NFL, ACC Player of the Year and star Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner shares how his choice to not fear the unknown made all the...  more »

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  • Stalling for Time

    Stalling for Time2018

    by Gary Noesner

    Summary: The FBI; s chief hostage negotiator recounts harrowing standoffs, including the Waco siege with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, in a memoir that serves as a basis for the upcoming series Waco...  more »

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  • More Myself

    More Myself2020

    by Alicia Keys

    (4,171)

    Summary: **An AudioFile Earphones Award-winning production** This program is read by Alicia Keys, with special guest appearances by family and friends, including Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, and Michelle Obama. An...  more »

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  • I Still Believe

    I Still Believe2020

    by Jeremy Camp

    Summary: Newly revised and available in trade paper to coincide with Lionsgate; s film release, I Still Believe shares Jeremy Camp; s journey of finding hope and healing through life; s toughest moments and...  more »

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  • The World Cup

    The World Cup2018

    by Matt Doeden

    Summary: The World Cup is international soccer; s championship tournament, and it rules the global sports stage. Award-winning author Matt Doeden explores the history of international soccer and covers the...  more »

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