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Jun 03

Book Notes 5/31/2021

Posted on June 3, 2021 at 1:38 PM by Genesis Gaule

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A Cure for Darkness by Alex Riley

The Story of Depression and How We Treat It // What is depression? With depression rates becoming the leading burden of disease around the world, the world depends not just on new therapies, but on increasing the access for people who are currently without. Author Alex Riley dives deep into the treatment of depression, blending science, journalism, and memoir to illuminate one of the world’s most prevalent disorders.

616.85 RILEY

Featherhood by Charlie Gilmour

A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie // One spring day, a baby magpie falls out of its nest and into Charlie Gilmour’s hands. Soon, Charlie and the bird have forged an unbreakable bond. A bird falls, a father dies, and a child is born. Featherhood is the unforgettable story of a love affair between a man and a bird. It is also a beautiful memoir about childhood and parenthood, captivity and freedom, grief and love.


No Common Ground by Karen L. Cox

Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice // When it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground. Polarizing debates over their meaning have intensified into legislative maneuvering to preserve the statues, legal battles to remove them, and rowdy crowds taking matters into their own hands. In this narrative about the movements to raise, preserve, protest, and remove Confederate monuments, Karen L. Cox explores what these monuments mean to those who erected them as well as the stories of the civil rights activities, Black elected officials, and movements of ordinary people who fight to have them removed.

305.8 COX

My Broken Language by Quiara Alegría Hudes

A Memoir // Author of the libretto and screenplay of acclaimed Broadway show “In The Heights,” Quiara Alegría Hudes describes making her way through life lessons communicated in English, Spanish, and Spanglish. Weaving together Hudes's love of books with the stories of her family, the lessons of North Philly, and those of Yale, this is an inspired exploration of home, memory, and belonging.

862.7 HUDES

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