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Spooky Nonfiction

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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]

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New Nonfiction 

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

Reading Now

KIM: Shelf Life: Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller by Nadia Wassef

ALICE: The Phantom Prince by Elizabeth Kendall


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