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Featured February 17, 2017
on PBS News Hour

Colour Bar

Colour Bar
by Susan Williams

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The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation

Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana and heir apparent to the kingship of the Bangwato people, brought independence and great prosperity to his nation after colonial rule. But for six long years from 1950, Seretse had been forced into exile in England, banned from his own country. His crime? To fall in love and marry a young, white English girl, Ruth Williams. Delving into newly released records, Susan Williams tells Seretse and Ruth Read More »



Featured February 16, 2017
on Today

The Making of the President 2016

The Making of the President 2016
by Roger Stone

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How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution

In the tradition of Theodore White’s landmark books, the definitive look at how Donald J. Trump shocked the world to become president From Roger Stone, a New York Times bestselling author, longtime political adviser and friend to Donald Trump, and consummate Republican strategist, comes the first in-depth examination of how Trump’s campaign tapped into the national mood to deliver a stunning victory that almost no one saw coming. In the early hours Read More »



Featured February 14, 2017
on Today

This Life I Live

This Life I Live
by Rory Feek

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One Man's Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever

The Love Story that Captured a Nation’s Heart Joey and Rory Feek were enjoying a steadily growing fan base in country music when Joey was diagnosed unexpectedly with a rapidly spreading cancer. This vibrant and beautiful young woman would soon be on a unique journey for which no one is ever fully prepared. Her husband, Rory, and children, Heidi, Hopie, and Indiana, were beside her each step of the way. Rory, a prolific songwriter Read More »



Featured February 13, 2017
on PBS News Hour

American Dreamer Tommy Hilfiger

American Dreamer
by Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Knobler

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My Life in Fashion & Business

In this tale of grit and glamour, setbacks and comebacks, business and pop culture icon Tommy Hilfiger shares his extraordinary life story for the first time. Few designers have stayed on top of changing trends the way Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer still have left such an indelible mark on global culture. Since designing his first collection of “classics with a twist” three decades ago, Tommy Hilfiger has been synonymous with all-American style—but his Read More »



Featured February 11, 2017
on CBS Sunday Morning

Seven Minutes in Heaven Eloisa James

Seven Minutes in Heaven
by Eloisa James

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Witty and elusive Eugenia Snowe has all society begging for one of her premiere governesses-except the powerful Edward Reeve, who bursts into her office with his arrogant demands. No question that Eugenia enjoys crossing wits with the brilliant inventor, but Ward wants far more than a governess. He wants Eugenia, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her-including kidnapping. Will Eugenia lose her heart in the most reckless gamble of her life Read More »



Featured February 8, 2017
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Hit Makers Derek Thompson

Hit Makers
by Derek Thompson

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The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

“This book picks up where The Tipping Point left off." -- Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE Nothing “goes viral.” If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today’s crowded media environment, you’re missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history—of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults Read More »



Featured February 7, 2017
on CBS This Morning

Boomer Reinvention

Boomer Reinvention
by John Tarnoff

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How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

Faced with low retirement savings, extended longevity and rampant ageism, the baby boomer generation (born 1946-1964) is in the throes of a career and financial crisis. With less than 25% of the generation financially prepared to retire, the majority (between 60 70 million Americans) are going to need to keep working for as long as possible. But how can they find jobs or start businesses in a marketplace that appears unwilling to appreciate them Read More »



Featured February 6, 2017
on Today

Princesses Wear Pants

Princesses Wear Pants
by Savannah Guthrie, Allison Oppenheim

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Princess Penelope Pineapple knows there's more to being a princess than wearing a beautiful dress. Penny has important responsibilities, which means she wears the pants! Whether she's flying in the Pineapple Air Command, hosting a science fair, or working in the vegetable garden, her dazzling collection of pants is a symbol of both fashion and function. TODAY’s beloved co-anchor, Savannah Guthrie, and educator Allison Oppenheim have created an empowering new character Read More »



Featured February 1, 2017
on The View

Tears We Cannot Stop Michael Eric Dyson

Tears We Cannot Stop
by Michael Eric Dyson

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A Sermon to White America

Short, emotional, literary, powerful―Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read. As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man's voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece "Death in Black and White," Michael Eric Dyson Read More »



Featured February 1, 2017
on Wendy Williams

I Don't Belong to You

I Don't Belong to You
by Keke Palmer

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Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice

A sometimes serious, often hilarious, and always inspiring guide that encourages young women to live a life full of ownership, confidence, and freedom from singer and popular Scream Queens and Grease Live! actress Keke Palmer, delightfully illustrated in four color with Keke’s favorite inspirational quotes, journal entries, and memes. As a successful music artist, actress, and talk show host, from inner city Chicago, Keke has always used her social media following and platform for Read More »



Featured January 31, 2017
on CBS This Morning

The Blood of Emmett Till

The Blood of Emmett Till
by Timothy B. Tyson

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In 2014, protesters ringed the White House, chanting, “How many black kids will you kill? Michael Brown, Emmett Till!” Why did demonstrators invoke the name of a black boy murdered six decades before? In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from Chicago named Emmett Till. His murder was part of a wave of white terrorism in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared public school segregation Read More »



Featured January 31, 2017
on Good Morning America

Rest in Power

Rest in Power
by Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin

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The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin’s parents take readers beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement. On a February evening in 2012, in a small town in central Florida, seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home with candy and a can of juice in hand and talking on the phone with a friend when a fatal encounter with a Read More »




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