17 Great Books About American Presidents for Presidents’ Day: Critical Linking, February 20, 2017

There’s nothing like a big juicy presidential biography when you’re looking for guidance about history’s long and hard lessons. We’ve selected some of our favorites by and about presidents from the past few decades — and including one that reaches back into the 19th century. Here’s to an inspiring Presidents’ Day weekend.

17 Great Books About American Presidents for Presidents’ Day!


Two decades ago only about 9 percent of children’s books published in the U.S. were about people of color. Things have changed since then, but not by much.

On Wednesday, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s Education School revealed that in 2016, it counted 427 books written or illustrated by people of color, and 736 books about people of color out of about 3,400 books it analyzed. That adds up to 22 percent of children’s books.

Slow progress.


Dozens of books offering dangerous “cures” for autism are available for sale on Amazon and Waterstones.

Books promoting “Miracle Mineral Solution” (MMS), a chlorine-based bleach; GcMAF, a banned stem cell product made from human blood; and “chelation”, a chemical process intended to strip heavy metals from the bloodstream that has been linked to at least three deaths, are all available from the booksellers.

Could we not.

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