See No Stranger

Valarie Kaur is a Sikh woman from rural California. She was involved in political action in college. She was a witness to the effects of violence on the Sikh community after 9/11. She made a documentary film about it. She […]

Looking at Slavery

I recently listened to two audiobooks back to back that looked at the history and legacy of slavery in the United States. How the Word is Passed explores the legacy of slavery modern American places. It compares and contrasts discussions […]

Deaf Utopia

Nyle DiMarco loves being Deaf. He is proud of his family, his culture, and his language. But that hasn’t always been so for Deaf people. In this memoir he compares and contrasts the way different generations of his family have […]

American Cheese

This book takes a close look at the American cheese landscape.  The author moves from being an interested civilian to examining the training and life of cheese makers and sellers in the United States.  He even starts attending major cheese […]

The Next Supper

Corey Mintz is a former restaurant cook turned restaurant critic/food journalist who lived in Toronto. This book examines many different aspects of the food business to see ways in which it can be made more equitable for the people who […]

The Boys

I grabbed this audiobook as soon as I saw it on my library’s webpage. It is a fascinating look at the lives of people who grew up in front of millions of people but managed to come out of it […]

Sitting Pretty

I would recommend this book to everyone, especially people who haven’t had the experience of having a disability or knowing someone with a disability that changes the way that they interact with the world. I have had a small taste […]

Persist

This book got me overwhelmed with what could have been. I wanted to vote for Elizabeth Warren. She was out of the Presidential primaries before I voted. In this book she talks about what it is like to pour your […]

Crossing the Line

I found this book while browsing my library’s list of available audiobooks. I was immediately intrigued by the story of an inner-city polo club. Polo is a very expensive sport to play because it requires multiple highly trained horses per […]

Twilight of Democracy

Authoritarianism appeals, simply, to people who cannot tolerate complexity I would have never known about this book if I wasn’t in a book bingo challenge that asks us to read one of Barack Obama’s recommended reads of 2020. I spent […]