The Bidens are this week’s official power couple. With a presidential run and two memoirs between them, your patrons are ready to learn more about these influential policy-makers.
Dr. Jill Biden is a community college professor and served as Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. During the Obama-Biden administration, she advocated for military families, community colleges, the fight against cancer, and the education of women and girls around the world. She continues this work today through the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.
WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS: Building a Family, Discovering Myself is an intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center.
“Through this personal disclosure, readers gain insight into the fortitude and courage it takes to be a woman with a career and a close-knit family, with the obligations that come with a life as the second lady. Sincere and uplifting stories of being a mother, a wife, and a career woman while juggling the responsibilities of being the vice president’s wife.”–Kirkus Reviews
Joe Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before serving as 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. As the Vice President, Joe Biden addressed important issues facing the nation and represented America abroad, traveling over 1.2 million miles to more than 50 countries. He convened sessions of the President’s Cabinet, led interagency efforts, and worked with Congress in his fight to raise the living standards of middle class Americans, reduce gun violence, address violence against women, and end cancer as we know it.
Since leaving the White House, Vice President Biden continues his legacy of expanding opportunity for all with the creation of the Biden Foundation, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Biden Domestic Policy Institute at the University of Delaware.
PROMISE ME, DAD: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose chronicles the year that followed Joe and Jill Biden’s eldest son’s diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden’s extraordinary life and career.
“[A] sincere recollection of loss.”–Publishers Weekly
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