Women of the World: Well-Known and Untold Moments in History

A highly readable collective biography of four women who transformed American life; a fresh presentation of thoughtful political commentary from a historical and feminist perspective; a spirited and courageous young woman is honored with an enlightening biography of her life and troubled times

Fake News & the Media | Collection Development

Fake news has deep roots in American politics and journalism, which blossomed into unprecedented distortion of facts during the 2016 presidential election. These 21 resources chronicle the history of fake news and how the public can verify what’s out there.

Voices To Be Heard: Celebrate Black Women All Yearlong with These Noteworthy Titles

An essential collection for readers and students of black history and literature; an ambitious, electrifying memoir; a bawdy, laugh-out-loud tell-all with a liberal dose of heart; a much-needed addition to the endless catalog of celebrity memoirs; highly recommended for those interested in race, ethnicity, and social commentary

LJ Reference | Review Alert, November 15, 2017

Young adults working on school assignments, or looking for adventure, and general adult readers will be struck by the wonder of it all; lovers of ancient Egyptian and African history will enjoy learning more about this natural resource; advanced undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, and practitioners of urban design will find this work stimulating and visionary

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.

Reading for Our Political Times | Wyatt’s World

From ongoing wars and mounting refugee crises to corrupt policies and the traumatic fight for health care, there is plenty of noise and heat in today’s politics. Well-argued and insightful nonfiction helps inform readers of these timely debates and adds much-needed perspective on the issues.

JFK in Memory: Revisiting the 35th President in Time for the Centennial of His Birth

A useful compendium and reference tool for anyone interested in learning more about Kennedy’s presidency; Levingston’s bracing dual biography adds an upbeat, humanistic flavor to the intersecting lives of his subjects; a lively, well-researched book for fans of the film Jackie and TV’s The Crown

Mail Service | Social Science Reviews, April 15, 2016

Two books that relay the complicated history of an institution that is thoroughly integrated into American life: the US Postal Service

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister | LJ Review

In this compelling narrative, Traister investigates how scores of single women have contributed to important social and political movements that have changed U.S. history—before and after Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem.

March Madness and Beyond: Basketball Diaries

The story behind the first racially integrated college basketball game in the American South; the 12-year feud between the University of Connecticut and University of Tennessee women’s basketball teams; a meditation on human limitations.