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Posted on 02.07.24 in News by MK Asante

Nephew featured in Reader’s Almanac

Nephew: A Memoir in 4-Part Harmony is featured in the “The Reader’s Almanac | Books to Know in 2024” by Library Journal.

Nonfiction (“Writing the Race”) by Barbara Hoffert

Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s The Black Box: Writing the Race (Penguin Pr., Mar.) shows how writing has allowed Black Americans to define themselves. See also former South Carolina state representative Bakari Sellers’s The Moment: Thoughts on the Race Reckoning That Wasn’t and How We All Can Move Forward Now (Amistad, Apr.), #BlackLivesMatter originator Marcus Hunter’s Radical Reparations: Healing the Soul of a Nation (Amistad, Feb.), Bronx storyteller Joél Leon’s Everything and Nothing at Once: A Black Man’s Reimagined Soundtrack for the Future (Holt, Jun.), Baltimorean Debbie Hines’s Get Off My Neck: Black Lives, White Justice, and a Former Prosecutor’s Quest for Reform (MIT, Mar.), and Peabody Award–winning journalist Michele Norris’s Our Hidden Conversations: What Americans Really Think About Race and Identity (S. & S., Jan.), plus crucial meditations from Entertainment Weekly staffer Lester Fabian Brathwaite in Rage: On Being Queer, Black, Brilliant…and Completely Over It (Tiny Reparations: Random, Sept.), NBCC finalist Nell Irvin Painter (I Just Keep Talking: A Life in Essays, Doubleday, Apr.), NBCC winner Morgan Parker (You Get What You Pay For: Essays, One World, Mar.), economist Glenn Loury (Late Admissions: Confessions of a Black Conservative, Norton, May), and filmmaker/recording artist M.K. Asante’s Nephew: A Memoir in 4-Part Harmony (Amistad, May), reflections after his nephew’s shooting. The World Today Time Russia/Ukraine reporter Simon Shuster introduces a complicated hero in The Showman: Inside the Invasion That Shook the World and Made a Leader of Volodymyr Zelensky (Morrow, Jan.). See also CNN chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto’s The Return of Great Powers: Russia, China, and the Next World War (Dutton, Mar.), Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen’s Nuclear War: A Scenario (Dutton, Mar.), former German chancellor Angela Merkel’s Untitled (St. Martin’s, Fall), New Yorker staffer Peter Hessler’s Other Rivers: A Chinese Education (Penguin Pr., Jul.), and Steven Brill’s The Death of Truth (Knopf, Jun.), on how shared truths have been trounced globally by misinformation.

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