Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of Adult Books for Teens includes a memoir infused with hints of true crime, a sci-fi adventure, a twisty crime thriller, and a sparkling debut fantasy. THE HEART AND OTHER MONSTERS by Rose Andersen97816355751497/7/2020 “Older readers will enjoy Andersen’s honest, straightforward writing, and her portrayal of the relationship between the young sisters.” […]

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Coming Fall 2020: John Brennan’s UNDAUNTED

On October 6, former CIA director John Brennan will be publishing his powerful and revelatory memoir UNDAUNTED through Celadon Books. UNDAUNTED:My Fight Against America’s Enemies, At Home and AbroadISBN 9781250241771, e-book ISBN 9781250241757 In this brutally honest memoir, Brennan, the son of an Irish immigrant who settled in New Jersey, describes the life that took […]

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Memoir Spotlight (7/15/20)

Today’s memoir spotlight features a deep-dive into one author’s relationship to reading through the works of Jane Austen + a provocative telling of one woman’s rape and recovery. AUSTEN YEARS: A Memoir in Five Novels by Rachel Cohen “The deep knowledge of and respect for Austen’s novels will equally impress Austenites and readers less versed […]

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Get Ready for THE MEANING OF MARIAH CAREY

“Dreamlover” was on everyone’s summer playlist; it’s not the holiday season without “All I Want For Christmas Is You”; and we all broke windows trying to match those iconic high notes. Now, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Mariah Carey will share her story in THE MEANING OF MARIAH CAREY. It took me […]

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July 2020 Debuts Round-Up (7/8/20)

July is bringing in the sunshine and SO MANY great debuts this year! With everything from memoirs to genre-bending fantasies, we have something for every reader. ARTIFACT by Arlene Heyman “Psychiatrist Heyman’s richly drawn debut novel (after the collection SCARY OLD SEX) delves into the life of Lottie Levinson, a 42-year-old college science professor…This no-holds-barred […]

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Coming Fall 2020: LET LOVE RULE by Lenny Kravitz!

Lenny Kravitz has sold some fifty million records over a career spanning three decades. And now he’s sharing his story in LET LOVE RULE. LET LOVE RULE covers a vast canvas stretching from Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant, Los Angeles’s Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, and finally to France, England and Germany. It’s the story […]

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Book Buzzes with ALMA (6/9/20)

All your favorite library marketers have teamed up to bring you Bite-Sized Book Buzzes, straight to your screens. This week, the library marketers are all featuring books by black authors, starting with WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele. WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/8/20)

A beautiful and engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War + a little known history of the fight for gay rights + a touching and life-transforming story of the nation’s first all-black high school rowing team = this nonfiction round-up. THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN: A Memoir by Wayétu Moore 2 starred […]

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Day’s YA: Black YA Authors

This edition of Day’s YA highlights YA and YA-OK books by Black authors Note: This list is not exhaustive, but is meant to be a jumping off point. Please support these (and all) Black authors in any way you can, now and always. YA: ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE by George M Johnson BLACK GIRL UNLIMITED […]

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Author Spotlight: HOLLYWOOD PARK (5/27/20)

This author spotlight features Airborne Toxic Event’s frontman Mikel Jollett with his incredible story of family, friendship, hardship, and love. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family […]

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