2019 National Book Award Longlist

2019 National Book Award Longlist

The 2019 National Book Award longlist has been announced, and Macmillan has seven books in the running! Translated Literature THE COLLECTOR OF LEFTOVER SOULS: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections by Eliane Brum, translated from the Portuguese by Diane Grosklaus Whitty SPACE INVADERS by Nona Fernández, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer DEATH IS […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/6/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (3/6/19)

A read-alike for HEAVY and FUN HOME, the return of a Pulitzer Prize-winner, and a pivotal moment in Civil Rights history = Today’s Nonfiction picks! BENDING TOWARDS JUSTICE:The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights by Doug Jones “This poignant and powerful story tracks changes in Southern life since the 1960s, uncovering […]

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PW Spring 2019 Announcements

PW Spring 2019 Announcements

Publishers Weekly has chosen the stand-out books from the coming months for their 2019 Spring Announcements, and there are 81 Macmillan titles you’ll need to save room for on your shelves! Business & Economics THE BILLIONAIRE BOONDOGGLE: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs by Pat Garofalo (a Top 10 […]

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PW Best Books of 2015

PW Best Books of 2015

We’re barely into November, yet signs of the year-end are already here: Starbucks busted out the red cups and Publishers Weekly is first out of the gate with their Best Books of 2015 list. Here are the Macmillan gems that made the cut: Top 10 IMPERIUM by Christian Kracht THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson Fiction […]

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Happy #BookBday (8/25/15 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (8/25/15 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to a series favorite, a debut, and two biographies: THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny The outstanding 11th book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Penny’s Inspector Armand Gamache series is an August 2015 LibraryReads pick, a September 2015 Indie Next pick, and has THREE starred reviews, including this one […]

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Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we've put together a robust Edelweiss collection of titles (History! Biography! Fiction! Culture! Plus many more!) that we hope will help you with collection development. Here are some highlights:
Fiction

ORCHARD OF LOST SOULS by Nadifa Mohamed
MY NAME IS RESOLUTE by Nancy Turner
THE WEDDING GIFT by Marlen Suyapa Bodden
SOME SING, SOME CRY by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza

 

Social History

 

WITHOUT MERCY by David Beasley
EBONY AND IVY by Craig Steven Wilder
RED SUMMER by Cameron McWhirter

 

Civil Rights

 

GOSPEL OF FREEDOM by Jonathan Rieder
DOWN TO THE CROSSROADS by Aram Goudsouzian
LET FREEDOM RING: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the March on Washington by Kitty Kelley

Slavery

THE EMPIRE OF NECESSITY by Greg Grandin
THE MANOR: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold
THE SLAVES' GAMBLE: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812 by Gene Allen Smith
THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery in America by Dwight Jon Zimmerman

 

War Stories 

 

THE WARS OF RECONSTRUCTION by Douglas R. Egerton
WAR CHILD by Emmanuel Jal
RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Beah
BITTER EDEN by Tatamkhulu Afrika

 

Biography/Autobiography/Memoir

 

MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY MOTHER by Jamaica Kincaid
AND THEN LIFE HAPPENS by Auma Obama
CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF by Nelson Mandela, foreword by Barack Obama

Music 

JIMI HENDRIX by Leon Hendrix
RESPECT YOURSELF: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon
BOB MARLEY by Chris Salewicz
PRINCE: Inside the Music and the Masks by Ronin Ro

 

Culture

 

HAIR STORY: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America (2nd Edition) by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps
HIGH ON THE HOG by Jessica B. Harris

 

Sports

 

SAPP ATTACK by Warren Sapp
THE HUSTLE: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White by Doug Merlino
MORE THAN JUST A GAME by Chuck Korr and Marvin Close
THE SPORTSMAN: Unexpected Lessons from an Around-the-World Sports Odyssey by Dhani Jones

 

Graphic Novels

 

AYA: LIFE IN YOP CITY by Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Clément Oubrerie
AYA: LOVE IN YOP CITY by Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Clément Oubrerie

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