Episode 35

YA Nonfiction, or “Nonfiction for Busy Adults”

This week Alice and Kim talk assassins, night witches, and the serial killer who was almost impossible to catch.

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Follow Up

John Oliver did a segment on climbing Mount Everest and how the “expedition industry has devalued a once-historic achievement” and also made it a lot more dangerous.

New Books

Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected by Nnedi Okorafor 

Reading Behind Bars: A Memoir of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian by Jill Grunenwald 

The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge, and India’s Quest for Independence by Anita Anand 

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan 

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo 

Outspoken: Why Women’s Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free by Veronica Rueckert 

Young Adult Nonfiction

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists, edited by Melissa Falkowski and Eric Garner

Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote by Susan Zimet

A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II by Elizabeth Wein

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Reading Now

ALICE: Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor’s Struggle for Home in Rural America by Ayaz Virji

KIM: Rough Magic by Laura Palmer

Leaving the Witness by Amber Scorah

CONCLUSION

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