My Favorites in 2021

Theology and Spirituality

Knipper, Deacon Jim, ed. A Stranger and You Welcomed Me: Homilies and Reflections for Cycle B. Marco Island, FL: Clear Faith Publishing, 2020.

Memoirs and Biographies

Nezhukumatathil, Aimee. World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 2020.


Holthaus, Eric. The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What’s Possible in the Age of Warming. New York: Harper One, 2020.


Cummins, Jeanine. American Dirt. New York: Flatiron Books, 2019.

Dell’Antonia, K. J. The Chicken Sisters. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2020.

Children’s Books

Lindstrom, Carole (text) & Michaela Goade (illustations). We Are Water Protectors. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2020.

Weatherford, Carole Boston (text) & Frank Morrison (illustrations). R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2020.

PBS Series

All Creatures Great and Small

Miss Scarlet and the Duke