#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.

Family Ties and a Rock and Roll Guy | Memoir

This month’s memoir picks are about families and, particularly, fathers and sons.

Doing Right by Our Smallest Citizens | Parenting Reviews

FROM CELEBRITY TELL-ALLS to husband bashing to why we might want to remove “Good Job!” from our parenting vocabulary, there is quite the array of topics covered in this month’s column.

What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

Memoir author and former Paris Vogue editor in chief Joan Juliet Buck at New York City’s French Institute

Current & Recurrent Events | Classic Returns

15 timely and entertaining reissues in this “Classic Returns” column deal with political, moral, philosophical, and (Hollywood) royal issues, among other topics.