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Jerome Robbins, by Himself: Selections from His Letters, Journals, Drawings, Photographs, and an Unfinished Memoir

Suggested for casual dance readers and Robbins aficionados alike. [See Prepub Alert, 4/8/19.]

Out Loud: A Memoir

“Why the hell not?” was Morris’s guide in more than one situation. A must for dance libraries, and why the hell not for most public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, 4/8/19.]

Forgotten Women: The Artists

Timely and inclusive, with thoughtfully chosen illustrations. One or more from the series would brighten any library.

Broadway, Balanchine, and Beyond: A Memoir

Sills is a strong advocate for all things Balanchine while acknowledging there is room for legitimate criticism of his personal and professional approaches. Of most interest to dance enthusiasts, and suitable for all public libraries.

The Best Reference Books of the Year


Dancing with Merce Cunningham

A personal rather than strictly academic work. Consider for libraries with deep dance holdings or where modern dance interest runs high.

Battles That Changed History

While there may be room to quibble over why one battle was included and not another, the striking layouts and tightly written text make this a smart addition to libraries in need of broad military history.

The Handy Texas Answer Book

A strong choice for any Texas library, with almost 1,000 answers providing readable information on hundreds of topics.

Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Space

Detailed enough for serious readers yet accessible to all with an interest in rockets or space exploration. Consider for most public libraries.

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