Barack Obama's book recommendations: POTUS' reading list. Whether he’s reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, President Barack Obama may as well be known as the Commander in Books.
POTUS is an avid reader and recently spoke to the New York Times about the significant, informative and inspirational role literature has played in his presidency, crediting books for allowing him to “slow down and get perspective.” With his presidency coming to an end this Friday, EW looked back at Obama’s lit picks over the years — because it can’t hurt to read like a great leader. #ObamaForBookClubPresident2017, anyone? See a comprehensive list of every book Obama has recommended during his presidency: Books for Daughters:
100 Must-Read Books About #carefreeblackfolks. Obviously, the hashtag #carefreeblackfolks cannot completely apply to a book someone would want to read; a book about a carefree person is going to be pretty boring.
A book’s protagonist still needs a conflict, but their troubles do not have to be race related, or about, as we tend to refer to it, The Struggle. Intersectional, representational literature is significant and important in publishing, but sometimes everyone wants to put race and racism in the backseat and see the stories that unite us in the human experience. These are rarely stories that completely remove the idea of race as it is addressed in daily life (perhaps with the exception of the picture books, usually starring one adorable child being excited about their day); they simply do not make race and the struggle of American Blackness the story.
These are love stories, and stories of redemption. They’re stories of intrigue, terror, and the future. Adult fiction. Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview. We think it’s safe to say last year was a big year for the book world.
In addition to new titles by Harper Lee, Jonathan Franzen, and Lauren Groff, we got novels by Ottessa Moshfegh, Claire Vaye Watkins, and our own Garth Risk Hallberg. At this early stage, it already seems evident this year will keep up the pace. There’s a new Elizabeth Strout book, for one, and a new Annie Proulx; new novels by Don DeLillo, Curtis Sittenfeld, Richard Russo and Yann Martel; and much-hyped debut novels by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Callan Wink. There’s also a new book by Alexander Chee, and a new translation of Nobel Prize-winner Herta Müller. The books previewed here are all fiction. While there’s no such thing as a list that has everything, we feel certain this preview — at 8,600 words and 93 titles — is the only 2016 book preview you’ll need. January: Mr. Lionel Shriver Reads T. C. Boyle. Our privacy promise The New Yorker's Strongbox is designed to let you communicate with our writers and editors with greater anonymity and security than afforded by conventional e-mail.
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(This annotation contains a link) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 What do the first few pages tell readers about Shukumar and Shoba's relationship as husband and wife? CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4 What is the simile comparing? Pay attention to the symbolization of light. Click on the link below to learn more about rice ceremonies in India. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.9 Based on the information about rice ceremonies in the link from the previous annotation, please compare and contrast Indian traditions to Western traditions. Using textual evidence, explain what effect the candle light (lit and burnt out) has on the characters' relationship. The theme of isolation is beginning to form. Why is Shukumar disappointed about the electric repair being ahead of schedule? Click on the link below to listen to music by Thelonius Monk. Using textual evidence, explain why Shukumar calls the past few nights part of Shoba's game.
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