Books by Medill Alumni

We Once Were Gazelles

Michael Chacko Daniels (MSJ68) In this coming of age novel set in 1950s Bombay, Michael Chacko Daniels explores both an India that was cosmopolitan, and...

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Seven Springs: A Memoir

By Ellen Blum Barish (MSJ94) One afternoon in the spring of 1972, a Mack truck sped through a residential intersection of Philadelphia and collided with...

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The Nirvana Effect

By Brian Pinkerton (MSJ89) Society is sheltered indoors. The economy is in ruins. People spend their lives addicted to a breakthrough virtual reality technology, desperate...

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The School I Deserve

Jo Napolitano (BSJ98) “The School I Deserve,” (Beacon Press, April 20, 2021), follows six young refugees as they fight for the right to attend public...

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Cover of "The Kindest Lie" by Nancy Johnson.

The Kindest Lie

Nancy Johnson (BSJ93 – CAS93) It’s 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an...

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Cover of "The Last Green Valley" by Mark Sullivan.

The Last Green Valley

Mark Sullivan (MSJ84) The bestselling author of BENEATH A SCARLET SKY (and many other bestselling and award-winning novels) returns with THE LAST GREEN VALLEY (May...

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How to Fix Economic Inequality

Melina Kolb (MSJ09) For decades, the gap between the rich and poor in high-income economies has been expanding, particularly in the United States. The lowest...

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Branden Hampton (MSJ16) Deadline is a story about a relentless black journalist that struggles through the world’s top journalism school in the midst of racism,...

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Cover of "Moon U.S. Civil Rights Trail" by Deborah D. Douglas.

The U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Deborah Douglas (BSJ89) The U.S. Civil Rights Trail offers a vivid glimpse into the story of Black America’s fight for freedom. From witnessing eye-opening landmarks...

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Cover of "The Caesars Palace Coup" by Max Frumes and Sujeet Indap.

The Caesars Palace Coup

Max Frumes (MSJ10) The Caesars Palace Coup recounts the brawl for the storied casino giant, Caesars Entertainment, over the course of its 2015 bankruptcy. This...

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