This week Alice and Kim talk about creepy, spooky, and scary nonfiction for the Halloween season.
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Nonfiction in the News
2021 National Book Awards Finalists Announced [National Book Awards]
Estate of Henrietta Lacks sues biotechnical company for nonconsensual use of her cells [CNN]
I’m Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream by Richard Antoine White
Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present by Adrienne Keene
Smile: The Story of a Face by Sarah Ruhl
On Animals by Susan Orlean
Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert
Weekly Theme: Spooky Nonfiction
The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained by Colin Dickey
The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror by David J. Skal
White Magic: Essays by Elissa Washuta
Yurei Attack!: The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt
KIM: Shelf Life: Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller by Nadia Wassef
ALICE: The Phantom Prince by Elizabeth Kendall
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