From mathematician, political scientist, and businesswoman to more creative careers like writer, actor, country singer, and chef, these women have a lot to say. We invite you to read their empowering stories. Curated by Bonita Bignar.
Behind the Scenes
It's easy to lose yourself in the fictional worlds of movies and TV shows, but do you want to know more about the making of your favorites? These books give you an inside look at some classic on-screen entertainment. Told first-hand or through interviews, these books will give you a new appreciation for the movies and shows you've come to love. Curated by Tabor Millien.
True Crime: Abductions
Read the extraordinary stories from survivors who share their experiences and their recovery, and explore historical kidnapping cases in these true crime page-turners. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Five hundred year old legends, culinary tours, and the pit stops of American political murder. Go on these journeys and more through this selection of travel memoirs. Curated by Jessica Schiefelbein.
April Challenge: Explore Biography
Biographies and memoirs give us insight into the lives and personal journeys of individual people. They can help us to see people who are different from us in a new light or help us find comfort in the experiences of people who are similar. In April, we challenge you to read a biography or a memoir. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children.
Laugh It Up
If you're looking for some levity, check out these biographies and memoirs by and about some of the biggest names in American comedy. Curated by Willie Nettles.
January Challenge: Explore Louisiana
If you've got the envie to pass a good time, read a book set in the bayou state. And don't forget to tell ya mama an' them about this challenge! Find recommendations for adults, teens, middle graders, and children.
They are reinventing careers, finding hidden strengths, embarking on new love, and embracing change.
The Beat Goes On
Check out these musical selections for artist biographies, memoirs, and novels.
Fierce, Funny, and Female.
Take a break from the seriousness of life with these quick witted comedians.