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PRHSB Weekly News Round-Up: September 26

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Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent news articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.

Our top speakers shaping current discourse and featured in the news.

News Media Spotlight

  • Current Topic: CHINESE-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE 
    “The climax deals with the power of words, the power of stories, and the persistence of memory,” Stephen King reviews Celeste Ng’s OUR MISSING HEARTS in the New York Times.
  • Current Topic: IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE
    “It puts a human face, a child’s face, on all those anonymous immigrants we only see on the news as pawns in a political game,” The Washington Post reviews Javier Zamora’s timely memoir, SOLITO.
  • Current Topic: BESTSELLERS
    In her interview with New York Times, Jasmine Guillory talks about how she left her law career to focus on fiction full-time.
  • Current Topic: AMERICAN GIRL DOLL
    Brit Bennett speaks with The Cut about what it is like to create an American Girl doll.

PLANNING AHEAD: Programming Ideas

Books for the Current Moment

  • ADRIFT: From the state of our democracy, the overreach of Big Tech, and our post-pandemic future, Scott Galloway offers a unique take on where we are headed and what it will take to keep up.
  • THE FURROWS: Namwali Serpell explores memory and mourning that twists unexpectedly into a story of mistaken identity, double consciousness, and the wishful longing for reunion with those we’ve lost.
  • THE WOMEN WHO MAKE HISTORY COLLECTION: Rachel Ignotofsky celebrates the success of the bold female changemakers who inspired the world and paved the way for the next generation of leaders.
  • MEANWHILE BACK ON EARTH: Oliver Jeffers provides perspective on our place in space.