Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Votes Are In: One Book 2017 Winner

The people have spoken, and the results are in: we have our winning One Book for Fall 2017!

Three books entered the gladiator's pit: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, which tells the story of four African-American women who worked for NASA as human computers from World War II through the Space Race;  Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, a debut memoir that explores the author's life growing up in the white underclass; and It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, a political satire about the rise of a fascist government in the United States. They're all great stories and relevant to current events -- but in the end, only one book could prevail.

And that one book, receiving a total of 251 votes out of a total of 412, was Hidden Figures.

Eager to start reading? Copies are available for students starting on Club Day, September 2017. If you're teaching faculty, drop by the library for your copy today. In the meantime, whet your interest with these reviews and articles:

New York Times review
Review from the Los Angeles Review of Books
Article from Smithsonian.com

Thanks so much for voting!