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Library Journal’s Spring/Summer 2019 Picks

Library Journal’s top Spring/Summer 2019 picks include 6 Macmillan titles!

VIBRATE HIGHER: A Rap Story by Talib Kweli
“Celebrated hip hop artist Kweli has worked both independently and with folks like Mos Def, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Kendrick Lamar and in 2011 founded the music-film-and-books juggernaut Javotti Media. Here he delivers not just a memoir but the story of hip-hop as a political force.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

NATURALLLY TAN: A Memoir by Tan France
“You’ve seen him on the Emmy Award–nominated hit show Queer Eye. Now read the life story of Tan France, as he tells you what it’s like to grow up gay in a traditional Muslim family and as that rare person of color in Doncaster, England, then winds up married to a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

LIGHT FROM OTHER STARS by Erika Swyler (LibraryReads author of THE BOOK OF SPECULATION)
“Swyler’s beautiful story, told in eloquent prose, induces shivers of wonder. This meditation on time, loss, and the depth of human connection is both melancholy and astonishing.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

MR. KNOW-IT-ALL: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder by John Waters
Pink Flamingos directorial genius, New York Times best-selling author, and a budding novelist (stay tuned), Waters gives us advice on failing upward in Hollywood, nurturing extreme musical taste, building a house no one but you would dare live in, and saying ‘I love you’ without emotional risk. His final word: ‘Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous.'”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THIS CHAIR ROCKS: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite
2 starred reviews!
“This enjoyable read provides a positive view of aging that is sorely missing in today’s popular culture. Appealing to a wide audience, it might even serve as a spark for positive social change.”–Library Journal, starred review

IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow
For readers of THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE and THE TURNER HOUSE, an intimately told story about a woman living by her own rules and the rural community that struggles to understand her.

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