MLD Choice Awards 2019 - Non-Fiction

The Best Non-Fiction of the Year!

Winners

1. Educated
by Tara Westover

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and…

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2. Becoming
by Michelle Obama

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to

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3. Where There’s Hope
by Elizabeth Smart

Author. Activist. Victim—no more. In her fearless memoir, My Story—the basis of the Lifetime Original movie I Am Elizabeth Smart—Elizabeth detailed, for the first time, the horror behind the

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4. The Good Neighbor
by Maxwell King

Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of

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5. Girl, Wash Your Face
by Rachel Hollis

Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie. As the founder of…

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6. Magnolia Table
by Joanna Gaines

Magnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines’ warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by…

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7. Slave Stealers
by Timothy Ballard

Follow two abolitionists who fought one of the most shockingly persistent evils of the world:  human trafficking and sexual exploitation of slaves. Told in alternating chapters from perspectives spanning more than…

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8. How to Be a Good Creature
by Sy Montgomery

Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research

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9. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
by Margareta Magnusson

A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of…

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10. Fly Girls
by Keith O’Brien

The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s — and won. Between the world wars, no sport was more…

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And the other nominees were…

The Book of Books
Jessica Allen

A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book…

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Grow Something Different to Eat
by Matthew Biggs

Discover more than 50 out-of-the-ordinary edibles, from cucamelons to strawberry popcorn, in this seed-to-plate guide that inspires you to…

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Faith
by Jimmy Carter

In this powerful reflection, President Jimmy Carter contemplates how faith has sustained him in happiness and disappointment. He considers how...

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Best Bear Ever!
by Liz Climo

Come spend some time in Liz Climo’s world! The artist and popular blogger returns with another collection of her comics–this time following the seasons with her…

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A Higher Loyalty
by James Comey

Former FBI Director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what…

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A Second Wind
by Philippe Pozzo di Borgo

As the descendant of two prominent, wealthy French families and director of Champagne Pommery, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was not in the habit of…

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The Boy Crisis
by Warren Farrell

What is the boy crisis? For the first time in American history, our sons will have less education than their dads. As boys become young men, their…

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Making the Monster
by Kathryn Harkup

The year 1818 saw the publication of one of the most influential science-fiction stories of all time. Frankenstein: Or, Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley had a huge impact on…

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Skinnytaste One and Done
by Gina Homolka

For your Instant Pot®, electric pressure cooker, air fryer, slow cooker, multi-cooker, Dutch oven, sheet pan, skillet, and more–140 healthy and delicious recipes that are…

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The Future of Humanity
by Michio Kaku

Human civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity: whether our hand is forced by

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The Library Book
by Susan Orlean

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not…

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Peace for a Palestinian
by Sahar Qumsiyeh

Sahar Qumsiyeh was born to loving Christian parents in Beit Sahour, a town on the hills next to Bethlehem. Growing up in a country torn apart by political and religious upheaval, Sahar struggled with…

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Zero Waste
by Shia Su

We have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254 million tons of waste. What if there were…

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Whiskey in a Teacup
by Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but…

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Fire and Fury
by Michael Wolff

Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country―and the world―has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely…

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