Here are some great, new memoirs and biographies to read while you’re waiting for Obama’s:

The Dead Are Arising by Les Payne – Brilliant biography of Malcolm X, leader of the Nation of Islam and powerful Black activist. Available as an eBook on OverDrive.

The Daughters of Yalta by Catherine Grace Katz – The world-changing 1945 conference at Yalta, told through the eyes of Sarah Churchill, Anna Roosevelt, and Kathleen Harriman. Available as an eBook on OverDrive.

Eleanor by David Michaelis – New biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, the nation’s most extraordinary First Lady and citizen of the world. Available as an eBook and eAudio Book on OverDrive.

I’ll Be Seeing You by Elizabeth Berg – Berg tells the touching story of her parents’ WWII romance and life-long love, and how she cares for them as they age. Available as an eAudio Book on OverDrive.

Once I Was You by Maria Hinojosa – Memoir that deals with growing up Mexican-American in Chicago, and tackling the immigration crisis.

Red Comet by Heather Clark – Biography of the fierce, proto-feminist poet who struggled with mental illness and the societal expectations of women in the 1950s and ‘60s. (For a thinly fictionalized account of her mental breakdown, see her novel The Bell Jar.)