President Obama’s Indie Bookstore Haul

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, President Obama and his daughters went to Politics & Prose and bought 17 books. You can watch a short video of their purchases above. The Obama family bought Richard Flanagan’s Booker winning novel, Jacqueline Woodson’s National Book Award winning “Brown Girl Dreaming,” the latest Denis Johnson novel, and three books in the epic animal fantasy Redwall series. Here is the entire list of books according to the White House:

  • “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan
  • “The Laughing Monsters” by Denis Johnson
  • “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  • “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad
  • “Nora Webster” by Colm Toibin
  • “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande
  • “Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business” by Barbara Park
  • “A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack, Moo and More” by Doreen Cronin
  • “I Spy Sticker Book and Picture Riddles” by Jean Marzollo
  • “Nuts to You” by Lynn Rae Perkins
  • “Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus” by Barbara Park
  • “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson
  • “Redwall” by Brian Jacques
  • “Mossflower” by Brian Jacques
  • “Mattimeo” by Brian Jacques
  • “Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms” by Katherine Rundell
  • “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China” by Evan Osnos
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