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First Ladies

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This week Alice and Kim talk nonfiction about the first ladies.

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Follow Up

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts

Nonfiction in the News

The Inside Story of the Banning of “Maus.” It’s Dumber Than You Think. [Mother Jones]

How to Fight Books Bans and Challenges [Book Riot]

How to Use FOIA [Book Riot]

Claire Foy To Star in ‘An Ugly Truth’ Adaptation [Kirkus Reviews]

New Nonfiction 

Black American Refugee: Escaping the Narcissism of the American Dream by Tiffanie Drayton

Woodsqueer: Crafting a Sustainable Rural Life by Gretchen Legler 

The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions for a Broken System by Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American by Laura Gao

Catch the Sparrow: A Search for a Sister and the Truth of Her Murder by Rachel Rear  

Weekly Theme: First Ladies

First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower

Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn

Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own by Veronica Chambers

The Adams Women: Abigail and Louisa Adams, Their Sisters and Daughters by Paul C. Nagel

Reading Now

KIM: No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear) by Kate Bowler

ALICE: Letters to a Young Poet by Rilke


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