Michelle's Picks: Nonfiction




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In recent years, we’ve seen authors bend the norms of what nonfiction is. It’s more than a volume of fact, a biography or history book. There has been a rise in “creative nonfiction” - books that blend genres. For instance, Minor Feelings is part memoir and part Portrait of the Artist as a Young Asian Woman. Golem Girl is both memoir and visual archive of disability culture.The books in this list are thoughtful and ask us to reexamine what we know and how we understand ourselves. They ask us to rethink how we tell our stories and the stories of others. I love nonfiction that challenges me and I hope you find something here that makes you question what you think you already know and that shows you something new.

 
A History of My Brief Body Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781937512934
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - July 14th, 2020

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The Undocumented Americans Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399592683
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Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

Black Futures Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399181139
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Published: One World - December 1st, 2020

Getting to Center: Pathways to Finding Yourself Within the Great Unknown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062969774
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 27th, 2020

Children of the Land: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062825636
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 29th, 2020

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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820365
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Published: One World - February 25th, 2020

Golem Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984820303
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Published: One World - October 6th, 2020

Savage Appetites: True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501188893
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Published: Scribner - July 7th, 2020

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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

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Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984899095
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Published: Vintage - October 20th, 2020

Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399589720
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Published: Random House - November 17th, 2020

Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781936932931
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Published: Feminist Press - October 6th, 2020

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781947793286
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Published: Tin House Books - February 4th, 2020

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Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020