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Carnegie Awards 2021

This month, the winners of the Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction will receive their awards during the American Library Association Virtual Conference. Below are the winning titles. Copies are available to check out and download from the library. Fiction

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The New Sincerity & David Foster Wallace

The idea of “New Sincerity,” which was especially noted in popular culture of the 1990s, drew a large amount of its nominal popularity from the essay work of David Foster Wallace.

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April Staff Picks

Head west, walk the streets of Paris, and uncover mysteries in 19th century Great Britain. Below are titles I enjoyed reading this month. Copies are available to check out and download from the library. My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand et al.

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Pride Month Reads with the Washington Mystics

Adult Autobiographies and Biographies for Pride Month

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! Each month we will be posting Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme. May’s theme is Pride.

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Mental Health Month Reads with the Washington Mystics

Adult NonFiction Titles for Mental Health Month

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! Each month we will be posting Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme.

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Justice Shorter's Reading List

As Heard on the DCPL Podcast "Access This"

On the April 20, 2021 episode of the DC Public Library Podcast series Access This, Jenny from the Center for Accessibility chatted with Justice Shorter about the Top 5 books that inform her personal and professional life as a Disability Justice advocate, Black Disabled Lives Matter amplifier and national expert on disability-inclusive disaster protections, emergency management and humanitarian crises/conflicts.

Voices from Iraq

The Iraq War, 2003-2011

Although the Iraq War ended ten years ago, its effects and aftermath are still felt today. These books present a general history and overview of the United States' most controversial foreign policy action since the Vietnam War. All books on this list are works of non-fiction, including two titles that consist of candid interviews with Iraqi citizens.

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Men of Change: Power, Triumph, Truth

A Book, Film and Music Playlist

Hosted by the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum, "Men of Change" is a traveling exhibition that features portraits of African American men who have altered the history and culture of this country.

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Crime and Punishment

Do you enjoy true crime books, police procedurals, or forensic mystery novels? Then these riveting histories that explore criminal investigation, sensational trials, and the use of forensics might be for you.

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Top 5 Non-Boring Nonfiction Books

"Nonfiction" isn't synonymous with "dry" or "dull"

by Toni Jackson, Teen Council employee    Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self Delusion by Jia Tolentino

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