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Check It Out Stamp-4“Check It Out,” a series featuring book recommendations from Sioux City Public Library staff, airs Tuesdays at 7:42am and 5:18pm on KWIT-KOJI: FM90. Each segment spotlights a staff favorite from our collection, and each title is available to check out from the Sioux City Public Library. Don’t worry if you miss the program live—segments are posted below and on KWIT’s website.

How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz (original air date: June 20, 2023)

Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder (original air date: June 13, 2023)

The LGBTQ+ History Book by DK (original air date: June 6, 2023)

A Death in Door County by Annelise Ryan (original air date: May 23, 2023)

Vladimir by Julie May Jonas (original air date: May 16, 2023)

The Crane Wife: A Memoir in Essays by C.J. Hauser (original air date: May 9, 2023)

Hang the Moon by Jeanette Walls (original air date: May 2, 2023)

Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop by Danyel Smith (original air date: April 17, 2023)

Recursion by Blake Crouch (original air date: March 14, 2023)

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers (original air date: March 7, 2023)

The Moon, The Stars, and Madame Burova by Ruth Hogan (original air date: February 28, 2023)

Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie (original air date: February 21, 2023)

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn (original air date: February 14, 2023)

Patricia Wants to Cuddle by Samantha Leigh Allen (original air date: February 7, 2023)

The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum (original air date: January 31, 2023)

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (original air date: January 24, 2023)

Dominicana by Angie Cruz (original air date: January 10, 2023)

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (original air date: December 13, 2022)

She Said by Jodie Kantor and Megan Twohey (original air date: December 6, 2022)

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng (original air date: November 29, 2022)

Septimus Heap Book Series by Angie Sage (original air date: November 15, 2022)

Civilizations by Laurent Binet (original air date: November 8, 2022)

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe (original air date: October 18, 2022)

The Maid by Nita Prose (original air date: October 4, 2022)

When We Lost Our Heads by Heather O’Neill (original air date: September 27, 2022)

Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood (original air date: September 20, 2022)

My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson (original air date: September 13, 2022)

My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones (original air date: August 30, 2022)

Estamos Bien: La Trienal 20/21 by El Museo Del Barrio in New York City (original air date: August 23, 2022)

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (original air date: August 16, 2022)

Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest (original air date: August 9, 2022)

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont (original air date: August 2, 2022)

We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy by Natalie Baszile (original air date: July 26, 2022)

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (original air date: July 19, 2022)

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (original air date: July 12, 2022)

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (original air date: June 28, 2022)

Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee (original air date: June 21, 2022)

The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture by Grace Perry (original air date: June 14, 2022)

The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano by Donna Frietas (original air date: June 7, 2022)

The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson (original air date: May 24, 2022)

Dog Flowers: A Memoir by Danielle Geller (original air date: May 17, 2022)

Three Girls From Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood by Dawn Turner (original air date: May 10, 2022)

God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop by Kathy Iandoli (original air date: May 3, 2022)

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez  (original air date: April 19, 2022)

What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster  (original air date: April 12, 2022)

The Fifties: An Underground History by James R. Gaines  (original air date: April 5, 2022)

The Leopard is Loose by Stephen Harrigan  (original air date: March 29, 2022)

Three Rooms by Jo Hamya  (original air date: March 22, 2022)

West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge  (original air date: March 1, 2022)

Who is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews  (original air date: February 22, 2022)

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliot  (original air date: February 15, 2022)

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley  (original air date: February 8, 2022)

Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad  (original air date: February 1, 2022)

The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker  (original air date: January 25, 2022)

Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King  (original air date: January 18, 2022)

Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang  (original air date: January 11, 2022)

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant  (original air date: January 4, 2022)

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters  (original air date: December 14, 2021)

The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon  (original air date: November 30, 2021)

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann  (original air date: November 16, 2021)

The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett  (original air date: November 9, 2021)

Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis  (original air date: October 26, 2021)

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss  (original air date: October 19, 2021)

The People We Keep by Allison Larkin  (original air date: October 12, 2021)

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling  (original air date: September 21, 2021)

The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett Graff and Fall and Rise Mitchell Zuckoff  (original air date: September 7, 2021)

All the Children are Here by Patry Francis (original air date: August 31, 2021)

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner (original air date: August 17, 2021)

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala (original air date: August 3, 2021)

Outlawed by Anna North (original air date: July 27, 2021)

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (original air date: July 20, 2021)

The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin (original air date: July 13, 2021)

The Heap by Sean Adams (original air date: July 6, 2021)

The Rules of Magic and Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman (original air date: June 29, 2021)

Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson (original air date: June 22, 2021)

Four Hundred Souls edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain (original air date: June 15, 2021)

A Burning by Megha Majumbar (original air date: June 8, 2021)

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (original air date: June 1, 2021)

Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate (original air date: May 25, 2021)

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang (original air date: May 18, 2021)

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (original air date: May 11, 2021)

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse (original air date: May 4, 2021)

American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption by Gabrielle Glaser (original air date: April 20, 2021)

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith (original air date: April 13, 2021)

Waiting for the Night Song by Julie Carrick Dalton (original air date: April 6, 2021)

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehesi Coates (original air date: March 30, 2021)

Rebecca Serle Spotlight (original air date: March 23, 2021)

The Removed by Brandon Hobson (original air date: March 16, 2021)

Scaled by J.T. Ashmore (original air date: March 9, 2021)

Dan Abrams and David Fisher Spotlight (original air date: March 2, 2021)

The Witcher Saga by Andrzej Sapkowski (original air date: Febuary 23, 2021)

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (original air date: Febuary 16, 2021)

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (original air date: Febuary 9, 2021)

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (original air date: January 26, 2021)

No Exit by Taylor Adams (original air date: January 19, 2021)

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (original air date: January 12, 2021)

Little by Edward Carey (original air date: December 22, 2020)

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (original air date: December 15, 2020)

The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason (original air date: December 8, 2020)

Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella (original air date: December 1, 2020)

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (original air date: November 24, 2020)

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix (original air date: November 17, 2020)

All Adults Here by Emma Straub (original air date: November 3, 2020)

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris (original air date: October 20, 2020)

The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman (original air date: October 13, 2020)

No Judgments by Meg Cabot (original air date: October 6, 2020)

Untamed by Glennon Doyle (original air date: September 29, 2020)

A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones (original air date: September 22, 2020)

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood (original air date: September 15, 2020)

We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life by Laura McKowen (original air date: September 8, 2020)

When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullor and Asha Bandele (original air date: September 1, 2020)

“Check It Out” is made in partnership with KWIT-KOJI: FM 90 and is supported by a friend of the Sioux City Public Library.

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