Non-Fiction November

I am so excited for Non-Fiction November. This is a great opportunity to catch up on essential reading and encourage more people to read non-fiction. Here are my picks for each of the four categories!

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1. Home: “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond
Sociologist follows eight families in Milwaukee as “they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads.”

2. Substance: “We Gon’ Be Alright” by Jeff Chang
Short collections of essays that examine the “recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the county”

3. Love: ”The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion 
Didion’s account of the year following the death of her husband and onset of her daughter’s severe illness
4. Scholarship: “Little Soldiers” by Lenora Chu
Exploration of the Chinese education system, “one of the most celebrated—and most extreme—school systems in the world”

BONUS: “The Best American Essays 2017” edited by Leslie Jamison 
This essay collection is ultimately a response to the recent election, which prompted people to question whether the arts still matter. The personal essays featured in this collection are extremely powerful, and proclaim: yes, indeed, it’s even more crucial for people’s experiences to be heard.

Which non-fiction books are you planning to read?

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