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Best of 2021: Nonfiction

Nonfiction

Nonfiction

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **  

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

by Hanif Abdurraqib

The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop

by Clover Hope

Lolita in the Afterlife: On Beauty, Risk, and Reckoning with the Most Indelible and Shocking Novel of the Twentieth Century

by Jenny Minton Quigley et.

King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King

by Daniel DeVise

Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic

by Glenn Frankel

   

Women in the Picture: What Culture Does with Female Bodies

by Catherine McCormick

Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping

by Matthew Salesses

Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres

by Kelefa Sanneh

   

 

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **  

Dada Eats Loves to Cook It: 100 Plant Based Recipes for Everyone at Your Table; An Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook

by Samah Dada

Bress 'N' Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes From a Sixth Generation Farmer

by Matthew Raiford & Amy Paige Condon

Rodney Scott's World of BBQ: Every Day is a Good Day

by Rodney Scott & Lolis Eric Elie

Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes Across the African Diaspora

by Bryant Terry

Mooncakes & Milk Bread 

by Kristina Cho

Jew-Ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes From a Modern Mensch

by Jake Cohen

Pati Jinich: Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets

by Pati Jinich

Life is What You Bake It: Recipes, Stories, and Inspiration To Bake Your Way to the Top; A Baking Book 

by Vallery Lomas

Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way With Grains

by Joshua McFadden

Flavors of the Sun: The Sahadi's Guide to Understanding, Buying, and Using Middle Eastern Ingredients 

by Christine Sahadi Whelan

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **   

Somebody's Daughter: a Memoir

by Ashley C. Ford

Between Two Kingdoms: a Memoir of a Life Interrupted

by Suleika Jaquad

You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories About Racism

by Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar

Crying in H Mart

by Michelle Zauner

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and Birth of the Me Too Movement

by Tarana Burke

 

Poet Warrior

by Joy Harjo

My Remarkable Journey

by Katherine Johnson

Unprotected: a Memoir

by Billy Porter

Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood

by Dawn Turner

 

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **  

Pilgrim Bell: Poems

by Kaveh Akbar

The Wild Fox of Yemen

by Threa Almontaser

Vertigo and Ghost: Poems

by Fiona Benson

Floaters: Poems

by Martin Espada

Winter Recipes from the Collective: Poems

by Louise Gluck

Tethered to Stars: Poems

by Fady Joudah

The Renunciations

by Donika Kelly

Double Trio: Tej Bet, So's Notice, Nerve Church

by Nathaniel Mackey

A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure

by Hoa Nguyen

Stones: Poems

by Kevin Young