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Maybe We’ll Make It: A Memoir

Grammy-nominated for Best New Artist in 2018, Price’s star is on the rise, and her relatable stories will have widespread appeal.

Why Patti Smith Matters

Readers will be better served by Victor Bockris and Roberta Bayley’s Patti Smith: An Unauthorized Biography. Not recommended.

DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution

Walker’s years of research and personal expertise about Houston’s music scene will help cement Screw’s legacy as an innovator who still inspires.

Who Got the Camera? A History of Rap and Reality

A skilled and fascinating analysis tracing the interwoven threads of emerging media, hip-hop’s transformation from street art to commercial juggernaut, and Black civil rights in the United States. For scholars of, and readers with an interest in, any or all three.

It Can Be This Way Always: Images from the Kerrville Folk Festival

Recommended for its depictions of a vibrant counterculture gathering and visual evocation of the power of music.

Below the Stars: How the Labor of Working Actors and Extras Shapes Media Production

Although elements of this work will entice general readers, it will appeal most to those interested in the nitty-gritty of labor in the entertainment industry. Those seeking a more generalized history of extras should look elsewhere.

Mainstream Maverick: John Hughes and New Hollywood Cinema

Though the narrative is at times dry, readers interested in a serious study of Hughes and 1980s cinema will enjoy this engaging book, which serves as a solid companion piece to Susannah Gora’s You Couldn’t Ignore Me if You Tried.

Friday Night Lives: Photos from the Town, the Team, and After

An impactful collection on the enduring popularity of Friday Night Lights, that will appeal to fans of the book, movie, or TV series.

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