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Route 1 Reads in the Delaware Library Catalog
All books on this list are either written by an author from the state or about someone from the state.
Here If You Need Me by
This is the story of Braestrup's journey from grief to faith to happiness, an uplifting account about finding God through helping others.-
Gloria Norris's KooKooLand is a memoir written on the edge of a knife blade. Chilling, intensely moving, and darkly funny, it cuts to the heart and soul of a troubled American family, and announces the arrival of a startlingly original voice.
Bobby Kennedy by
An in-depth, vibrant, and measured biography about the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family.
American Jezebel by
The seeds of the American struggle for women's and human rights can be found in the story of this one woman's courageous life.
The Logbooks by
Publication Date: 2016-06-07
Using a wealth of primary sources, she paints a vivid picture of the eighteenth-century Connecticut slavers. The multiple narratives combine in surprising and effective ways to make this an intimate confrontation with the past, and a powerful meditation on how slavery still affects us.
Alexander Hamilton by
The riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America.
Born to Run by
Bruce Springsteen's memoirs gives fans an insight into what has driven him over the course of his life and career.
The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott by
Publication Date: 2015-12-28
Known as the Audubon of Botany, Philadelphia Quaker Mary Morris Vaux Walcott (1860-1940) was a gifted artist whose stunning watercolors comprise a catalog of North American wildflowers. This biography reveals rich intersections of history, religion, politics, womens studies, science, and art during the transformative times in which she lived.
Just Mercy by
From Delawarean Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer's coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.
Robert Lowell by
A bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was--both despite and because of mental illness--a passionate, original observer of the human condition.
Around the Way Girl by
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
An inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth.
Sing for Your Life by
Chronicles Ryan Speedo Green's suspenseful, racially charged and artistically intricate journey from solitary confinement to stardom.
An inspiring story of the birth of a writer and a poignant look at a way of life that has all but vanished.
The Other Mother by
The true story of a TV reporter and the deep bond she forges with a woman four times her age, a bond that changes her life forever.
Blood, Bone, and Marrow by
The first full-length biography of one of the most unlikely figures in twentieth-century American literature, a writer who emerged from a dirt-poor South Georgia tenant farm and went on to create a singularly unique voice of fiction.
Wrapped in Rainbows by
Presents a full picture of Zora Neal Hurston as both a writer and a woman, shedding new light on her public and private lives.
Great Lakes Reads
Great Lakes Reads is a project of the Great Lakes state Centers for the Book: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, with participation by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization.
Books for the “Great Lakes Reads” list were selected by each state, and province, that borders a Great Lake. The chosen works, all by authors either from or residing in each location, highlight the state’s relationship with its lake and the communities surrounding it.
The Delaware Center for the Book, established in 2003, is a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Today, there is a State Center for the Book in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These Center for the Book affiliates carry out the national Center's mission in their local areas, sponsor programs that highlight their area's literary heritage and call attention to the importance of books, reading, literacy and libraries.
Rt. 1 Reads
The State Centers for the Book linked by US Route 1, which extends from Fort Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida, are joining together to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their states/commonwealths for readers traveling this major and meandering highway.
The Delaware Center for the Book asks readers to take a short detour into Delaware on their way from Pennsylvania into Maryland and read "Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Delawarean Bryan Stephenson, a powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice--from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time
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