New Documentaries on Kanopy

Learn more about history, culture, politics, and more with documentaries on Kanopy. Don’t forget, you can stream up to 10 movies or episodes each month. Take a look at what’s new right now!

On January 11, 2013, Kendrick Johnson was found dead in his high school gymnasium rolled up in a gym mat. Told through the eyes of KJ’s family and close friends, the film shares this truly historic, heartbreaking, and unbelievable story with the world for the first time.

Finding Kendrick Johnson

An in-depth profile of the life and career of Willy T. Ribbs — the controversial Black driver who shattered the color barrier of professional auto-racing and became the first Black qualifier in the storied history of the Indy 500.

Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story

The life and career of rock ‘n’ roll icon Joan Jett from her years with The Runaways to Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. With her inimitable singles “I Love Rock N’ Roll,” and “Bad “Reputation” Joan Jett inspired a generation of young women to rock.

Bad Reputation

Tommie Smith, the gold medalist who is known for raising his fist after accepting a medal at the 1968 Olympic games in protest of racial inequality, looks back 50 years to the moment that helped define a movement and changed the course of his life forever.

With Drawn Arms

Children Books for Native American Heritage Month

This November, enjoy learning more about Native American  history and culture with these recommendations. Happy reading!

This picture-book autobiography tells the triumphant story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas.

Sharice’s Big Voice, by Sharice Davids, Book | eBook

Journey through the history of powwow culture in North America, from its origins to how it thrives today. 

Powwow, by Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane, Book | eBook

The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. This is a look at modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, by Traci Sorell, Book | eBook

I Sang You Down From The Stars
by Tasha Spillet-Sumner
We All Play
by Julie Flett

On The Trapline
by David Robertson

Spotlight on Nonfiction

Looking for what new to read this November? Head on over to Overdrive and download these new nonfiction books.

Few members of the Trump inner circle served longer or were as close to the first family as Stephanie Grisham, and few had her unique insight into the turbulent four years of the administration, especially the personalities behind the headlines.

I’ll Take Tour Questions Now, by Stephanie Grisham, eBook

From the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing.

Unprotected, by Billy Porter, eBook

Don’t miss the definitive oral history of the hit television franchise, The Real Housewives, from its unlikely start in the gated communities of Orange County to the pop culture behemoth it has become—spanning eight cities, hundreds of cast members, and millions of fans.

Not All Diamonds and Rose, by Dave Quinn, eBook

The vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, from the rise of autocracy unleashed by Trump to the January 6 insurrection, and a warning that those forces remain as potent as ever—from the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump.

Midnight In Washington, by Adam Schiff, eBook

From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen.

Taste, by Stanley Tucci, eBook

Also, New on Overdrive…

by Stacey Abrams and Selena Montgomery

Memory Of Departure
by Abdulrazak Gurnah
by Lucy Holland

It’s Never Too Early for Holiday Romance

Why wait for December? Enjoy some holiday cheer early with this collection of Holiday Romance eBooks available on Hoopla! Heat up the hot cocoa and cookies and get ready for a fun afternoon of reading. 

Caught For Christmas
by Skye Warren
A Christmas Rescue
by Samantha Chase
Blue Ridge Christmas
by Rachel Hanna
Christmas At Eden Manor
by Noelle Adams

A Bookshop Christmas
by Rachel Burton
Santa’s Sweetheart
by Janet Dailey
Santa Cruise
by Fern Michaels

A Lot Like Christmas
by Jennifer Snow
Snowflakes Over The Starfish Cafe
by Jessica Redland
The Christmas Castle
by J. L. Jarvis

Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist
by Code Hall
Will They Won’t They?
by Portia Macintosh
Happily This Christmas
by Susan Mallery

A Princess By Christmas
by Julia London
One Charmed Christmas
by Sheila Roberts

Download these Celebrity Chef Cookbooks

Thanksgiving is right around the corner so now is the perfect time to start testing out recipes for the holiday! Take a look at this collection of cookbooks by celebrity chefs. 

by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever
Beard On Pasta
by James Beard
Carla Hall’s Soul Food
by Carla Hall’s and Genevieve Ko
by Ree Drummond
Duff Bakes
by Duff Goldman
From Crook to Cook
by Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart
Good Eats
by Alton Brown
It’s Not Complicated
by Katie Lee Biegel
Magnolia Table
by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets
Marcus Off Duty
by Marcus Samuelsson and Roy Finamore
Mixtape Potluck Cookbook
by Questlove
Southern Grit
by Kelsey Barnard Clark