This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel The brave, warmhearted story of an unconventional family making its way demonstrates an essential truth: that life is both exactly what you think, and everything you never expected. Check it out!
There There by Tommy Orange Exploring the lived experience of Urban Indians, twelve people head to the Big Oakland Powwow, trailing personal baggage and fueled by hope they will find a sense of belonging there. Check it out!
March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell Senator John Lewis, an architect of the Civil Rights Movement, begins his compelling life story in the first of his award-winning graphic autobiography series. Check it out!
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez Illuminating the wide range of the human experience, Henriquez deftly weaves the love story of Maribel and Mayor together with the complexities of living as an immigrant in modern America.Check it out!
Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh Years before Brown v. Board of Education eight-year-old Sylvia Mendez fought bigotry in the courts, winning the right to attend the school of her choice. Check it out!
Alan Cole Is Not a Coward by Eric Bell Alan’s brother threatens to out him, blackmailing him into a torturous competition, but Alan finds strength in the care of his stalwart, albeit goofy friends. Check it out!
The Stranger in the Woods The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel Finkel’s mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight, who disappeared into the Maine woods to live alone for 27 years, dissects the impact of solitude on the search for greater meaning. Check it out!