Diversity Is No Mystery | Collection Development: Diverse Mysteries, November 1, 2016

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The We Need Diverse Books grassroots movement is opening the way for new voices to be heard in adult genres as well as youth, including crime fiction and mysteries. These 20 titles, plus e-resources, will offer your patrons a world of options.

Fan Favorites and Promising Newcomers | African American Fiction (and More)

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Urban fiction fan favorites Ni-Ni Simone and De’Nesa Diamond return, but librarians will also want to watch promising debut authors Ginger McKnight-Chavers and Stephen Mack Jones.

Best Memoir: Our Favorites of 2016, Part 2

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A feel-good nonfiction beach read for the athletic and nonathletic alike; essential reading for all parents; beautifully told, Ghost Songs is likely to stay with readers for a long time; Tynan presents universal insight and wit

What We Talk About When We Talk About… | Memoir

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A father who lost a child in a rafting accident; a director of a sober-living community for women with AIDS; an Iranian fashion rebel; and a creative writing professor with abandonment issues

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2016

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As always, the annual Pushcart Prize XLI is highly recommended; Kelly creates a world that is deeply felt; a revealing look at professional wrestler Rowdy; a solid offering for the tech-education collection; Anishinaabe activist Bellecourt’s riveting autobiography; an important study that teaches to decipher science and medical news

The Banned, the Bands, Autobios, & More | Classic Returns

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In honor of Banned Books Week, we present two censored authors and many other icons and iconoclasts of yore.

Health DVDs | Collection Development

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While Fitbits and smartphones have taken “home fitness” outdoors, the consumer health DVD market continues to yield high customer appeal. These 31 programs offer plenty of viewing advice.

Musical Memoirs | Wyatt’s World

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Memoirs take a musical turn this fall, with a number of high-profile singers turning to the page rather than the microphone to tell their tales. Here are five essential titles as an overture.

Forever Fascinated by Family | Memoir

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Families continue to fascinate memoir writers, readers, and reviewers.

Big Science, Breastfeeding, Teens, Childhood Cancer | Parenting Reviews, September 1, 2016

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Younger kids will love these short activities with big impacts; Grayson’s global perspective is a welcome addition to an important debate; Phelan’s guidance is consistently sound, on target, and presented in an upbeat, practical way