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Feb 28

Book Notes 2/28/2022

Posted on February 28, 2022 at 1:33 PM by Genesis Gaule

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Our March Book Club pick is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (also in e-book and e-audiobook). Check it out and then join us Tuesday, March 29 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...

Freedom by Sebastian Junger

Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don't coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and thought-provoking book, Sebastian Junger examines the tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human.

323.44 JUNGER

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Cornejo Villavicencio powerfully reveals the hidden corners of our nation of immigrants. She brings to light remarkable stories of hope and resilience, and through them we come to understand what it truly means to be American.


After the Fall by Ben Rhodes

Being American in the World We've Made // Equal parts memoir and reporting, this is an ambitious and essential work of discovery. Throughout, Rhodes reflects on how the 2008 financial crisis completed a collapse of public confidence in America, globalization, and democracy itself, opening a door to the wave of strongman leaders who have transformed our world--men like Viktor Orban in Hungary, Vladimir Putin in Russia, and Xi Jinping in China. He wrestles with how peoples' yearning for identity and belonging has been weaponized by nationalists. And he learns from a diverse set of characters--from Obama to rebels to rising politicians--how we can choose a more hopeful story going forward.

909.83 RHODES

Drawing the Vote by Tommy Jenkins and Kati Lacker

An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America // Coinciding with the 2020 US presidential election, this book is an original graphic novel that looks at the history of voting rights in the United States, and how it has affected the way we vote today.


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