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Friday Reads — March 2018 Nonfiction

Our #FridayReads picks are all the excellent nonfiction titles available this month!

THE SUN DOES SHINE: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton, with an introduction by Bryan Stevenson
Also available in audio
Two starred reviews! A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent 30 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. “His memoir…is a troubling, moving, and ultimately exalting journey…. With a huge print run, Hinton’s incredible story and social-justice star Stevenson, who wrote the foreword, will draw major attention.” — Booklist, starred review

CAMP AUSTEN: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan by Ted Scheinman
The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Scheinman was determined to leave his mother’s world behind, yet nonetheless found himself in grad school organizing the first ever UNC-Chapel Hill Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that’s a hybrid of academic conference and superfan extravaganza. “Scheinman is a wonderful guide to the world of Austen, and this honest and thoughtful discussion of the role Austen’s works have played in his family will delight any Janeite.” — Booklist

RAW: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang by Lamont “U-God” Hawkins
The explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, as told by one of its founding members, Lamont “U-God” Hawkins. “Hawkins is a wonderful storyteller who spares no detail, and his willingness to share his wisdom in nonsaccharine terms yields an inspirational coming-of-age story.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE BRIDEMAID’S DAUGHTER: From Grace Kelly’s Wedding to a Women’s Shelter – Searching for the Truth About My Mother by Nyna Giles & Eve Claxton
A daughter’s poignant search to understand her mother, Carolyn Scott—once a bridesmaid to Princess Grace and one of the first Ford models—who later chose to live for years in a homeless shelter. “A poignantly compelling memoir about family, mental health, and revisiting the past.” — Kirkus Reviews

WHERE THERE’S HOPE: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up by Elizabeth A. Smart
Also available in audio
New York Times bestselling author, activist, and ABC News contributor Elizabeth Smart empowers those who have experience trauma to reclaim their lives and more forward with hope.

WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT: The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913 by Jeffrey Rosen; edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. & Sean Wilentz
The only man to serve as president and chief justice, who approached every decision in constitutional terms, defending the Founders’ vision against new populist threats to American democracy.

Share your #FridayReads with us @MacmillanLib. Happy weekend!

Presidential Reads

Today is Inauguration Day! Make sure your library has these presidential books on its shelves:

A CONSEQUENTIAL PRESIDENT: The Legacy of Barack Obama by Michael D’Antonio
A bold assessment of the lasting successes and major achievements of President Obama. “Obama’s historic presidency during a time of great divisiveness in Washington and the country is an important time in American history, and D’Antonio offers a terrific summary.” — Booklist

THE MEANING OF MICHELLE: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own by Veronica Chambers
A tribute to America’s beloved first lady, Michelle Obama, as she leaves the White House from 16 writers. “This is a glorious tribute to an incredible woman.” — Booklist, starred review

WE ARE THE CHANGE WE SEEK: The Speeches of Barack Obama by E.J. Dionne Jr. & Joy-Ann Reid
A collection of Barack Obama’s 26 greatest speeches selected and introduced by columnist E.J. Dionne and MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid. These talks span his career—from his time in state government through to the end of his tenure as president—and the issues most important to our time: war, inequality, race relations, gun violence, and human rights.

BILL CLINTON: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001 by Michael Tomasky, edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. & Sean Wilentz
The next entry in the American Presidents Series covers Bill Clinton, a president of larger-than-life ambitions and appetites whose term defined America at the close of the twentieth century.

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