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Curl Up With A Good Book!

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With Hanukkah here, and Christmas and Kwanzaa coming, let’s talk about books! Carla DuPree of CityLit Project, who keeps her ear to the ground to discover new literary voices, shares some favorite books for 2020 and some she’s eagerly awaiting in the new year. Plus, some of On the Record’s favorite authors of the year.

On the Record picks: I've Got a Monster, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote and Insisted on Equality for All, White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell that Changed the Course of Medicine, Order from Chaos: The Everyday Grind of Staying Organized with Adult ADHD.

Carla DuPree's picks: American Poetry, 250 Years of Struggling and Song; Black Futures, Places I've Taken My Body, The Vanishing Half, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies.

Hear Danielle Evans, author of The Office of Historical Corrections on Tues. Dec. 15 -- more information at this link.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'