Reading along with D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau

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D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau with her favorite books. Photo by David Stuck

By Brianne Nadeau

Brianne Nadeau has represented the District’s Ward 1 on the D.C. Council since 2015. She’s been a voracious reader a lot longer than that. We asked her what she’s reading this summer.


I tend to alternate between lighter fiction and heavier non-fiction, but this summer I’ve been reading some more thought-provoking fiction, as well.

“The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson, which is essential reading for those grappling with race equity in the United States.

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“The Book of Lost Friends” and “The Prayer Box” by Lisa Wingate, both novels that intertwine history of marginalized communities with their present-day ancestors.

“Amy and Isabelle” by Elizabeth Strout, which is a story of a complicated relationship between mother and daughter.


“The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein, which is critical to understanding housing discrimination, and the role our governments played in present-day de facto segregation.

I’m grateful to D.C. Public Library for making electronic versions of all these books available for reading on my Kindle, which is essential for a mom and council member on the go. Fits right into my purse.

 

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