Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus

Staff Pick

This book is as zany, insightful, and socially slaying as an imagined dinner conversation among Gloria Steinem, Midge Maisel, Julia Child, and Bill Nye would be. Set the table kids--your mom needs a minute.


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ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

Nightcrawling, by Leila Mottley

Staff Pick

Jaw dropped. Mind boggled. That's how I felt after reading this book--especially when I realized it's Mottley's first novel--and that she was barely 18 when she wrote it. Loosely inspired by the true story of a police-trafficking ring in Oakland, CA, the story is a brutally honest examination of how the judicial system dissolves black families, leaving kids to grow up way too fast. But while there might not be a happy ending here, Mottley shows there's lots of love.


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ISBN: 9780593318935
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Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2022

The Evening Hero, by Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Staff Pick

Just as twilight sits between day and night, this book and its main character occupy the space between peace and war, parent and child, truth and lies, and life and death. That's a lot to fit into a few hundred pages, but Lee does it with a complex story that will linger longer than the evening light. 


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ISBN: 9781476735078
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 24th, 2022