Families & Addiction, Philosophers, Two Debuts, & Joyce Maynard | Memoir

A grab-bag of titles about drug addiction, prevailing against all odds, almost forgotten ancestors, a love story cut short, and a Renaissance philosopher.

Children & Divorce, Neuroscience & Teen Brains, Montessori Mastery, Risk-Taking | Parenting Reviews

Sound strategies for responding to the needs of children during and after divorce; the appeal of Hicks’s titles are their concise and direct approach; Price’s book brings an important voice to a much-needed conversation, highly recommended; Shatkin’s readable style, complete research, and useful case studies all combine cohesively

Cuba, Then & Now | Collection Development

Just 90 miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba has always held a complicated place in the history of the United States. Check out these 29 titles for your Caribbean collection.

Summer Travels | Classic Returns

Travel back in time, forward to the future, inside the minds of literary lights. Also, a “Classic Returns Cinema” memoir starring actress Gloria Grahame.

#Ownvoices | Collection Development: Race, Diversity, & Society

The complexity, history, and nuances of race in America mean a wealth of material could be identified as essential. A recent explosion of titles plus classics document the multiplicity of the American experience.

Ordering à la Carte | Memoir

Five memoirs reflect the delightful miscellany of summer, for those who are not in the mood for any one thing, but ravenous for variety.

Kings & Queens | Collection Development: The Royals

Members of the British Royal Family continue to fascinate, with their long history and controversies. In this year of Elizabeth’s sapphire jubilee and the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, there is much to check out.

4 Family Stories, 1 Autism Experience | Memoir

LJ columnist Derek looks at three family memoirs and one autism memoir; plus bonus coverage of a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle

Sharing the Struggle | Memoir

By reading about those with different lived experiences, we find commonalities and strength to share in the struggle toward a more equitable world for all.

The Voices of Islam | Collection Development

Libraries have a unique opportunity to inform users of the rich and varied experiences of the Islamic world. These 35 sources should be available in most libraries.