Mid-September 2017 New Non-fiction

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading between the Lies
by Gregory, Dick

The activist and comedian examines key events in black history, from the beginnings of the slave trade in Africa and the Middle Passage to the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black & White, Body and Soul in American Music
by Powers, Ann

In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPR’s acclaimed music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental American ideas and beliefs, allowing us to communicate difficult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most notably sex and race.

The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion
by Armstrong, Thomas

A fully revised and updated edition of the groundbreaking book on tackling the root causes of children’s attention and behavior problems rather than masking the symptoms with medication. More than twenty years after Dr. Thomas Armstrong’s Myth of the A.D.D. Child first published, he presents much needed updates and insights in this substantially revised edition.

Sargent’s Women: Four Lives behind the Canvas
by Lucey, Donna M.

In this seductive, multilayered biography, based on original letters and diaries, Donna M. Lucey illuminates four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent.

To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
by Newman, Judith

A full-length version of the viral “New York Times” op-ed column of the same name shares stories about the author’s life with her autistic son, whose therapeutic use of Apple’s electronic personal assistant became an unusual example of the power of technology.

What Happened
by Clinton, Hillary Rodham

You know what happened; now, find out What Happened

“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” — Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened.

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

Assassination Classroom 17, Time for a Breakup
by Matsui, Yūsei

The class is divided: one half wants to carry on with the plan to assassinate Koro Sensei, while the other half wants to save him. So Koro Sensei splits them into two teams, led by Nagisa and Karma, and has them argue it out through an epic battle. The students of 3-E draw on everything they’ve learned so far to fight for or against Koro Sensei’s life!

Chester B. Himes : A Biography
by Jackson, Lawrence Patrick

In this definitive biography of Chester B. Himes (1909–1984), Lawrence P. Jackson uses exclusive interviews and unrestricted access to Himes’ full archives to portray a controversial American writer whose novels unflinchingly confront sex, racism, and black identity.