This week, Kim and Alice share reads for Black History Month, plus new nonfiction about cobalt, China, Vikings, and clothing.
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Nonfiction in the News
2022 Carnegie Medals [American Library Association]
A Little Devil in America by Hanif Abdurraqib
Get a first look at David Sedaris’ new essay collection [Entertainment Weekly]
Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris
Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower by Charlie Angus
Worn: A People’s History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser
Seven Games: A Human History by Oliver Roeder
Black History Month Reads
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Overground Railroad: The Green Book & Roots of Black Travel in America by Candacy Taylor
White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue … and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation by Lauren Michele Jackson
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
Medicine in the Middle Ages by Juliana Cummings