Presidential Reads

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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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