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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.