At the Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, and now that we’ve moved back a phase to curbside pickup, you need a different way to browse the new book shelves. But even with digital browsing, sometimes you want your options a little more … curated.
We can do that! Your library has recently acquired some great books on topics that are hard to read about, but stories that should be told, lest we forget.
by Heather Dune Macadam
Sent to almost certain death, these young women were powerless and insignificant not only because they were Jewish–but also because they were female.
by Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Schwietert Collazo
A crucial, searing story about the immigration odyssey, family separation and reunification, and the power of individuals to band together to overcome even the most cruel and unjust circumstances.
by Elizabeth Murray
From the outside, the Dozier School for Boys in Florida looked utterly charming. Carefully manicured lawns and attractive plantings adorned walkways and drives. But the reality of life at Dozier was ugly.
by Simon Parkin
The triumphant true story of the young women who helped to devise the winning strategy that defeated Nazi U-boats and delivered a decisive victory in the Battle of the Atlantic.
by E. de Wind
Journal written in Auschwitz by a Dutch Holocaust survivor in the weeks following the camp’s liberation by the Red Army.
by Sonia Shah
Science journalist Shah looks at the biology and human ecology of migration, a topic overladen these days with all sorts of political shadings.
by Jerry Mitchell
An award-winning investigative reporter shares the real-life detective story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases–decades after they had gotten away with murder.
by John Barr
Tells the full devastating story of former physician Larry Nassar’s serial abuse of America’s elite gymnasts and others — for over a quarter century.
by Emma Copley Eisenberg
Eisenberg follows the threads of this crime through the complex history of Appalachia, forming a searing portrait of America and its divisions of gender and class, and of its violence.
by Diana Greene Foster
The first long-term study of the consequences-emotional, physical, financial, professional, personal, and psychological-of receiving versus being denied an abortion on women’s lives.
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