Welcome Mayor Lightfoot with Books Highlighting ‘Firsts’

Today Lori Lightfoot is sworn in as Chicago's mayor, becoming the first African American woman to lead our city. In honor of the new mayor's historic achievement, pick up some books celebrating other "firsts." We've compiled lists of stories of groundbreaking individuals who accomplished "firsts" in history that are both informative and inspiring. Adults Highlights…
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Top Picks: Patti LaBelle

Singer, actress, author, entrepreneur, woman extraordinaire Patti LaBelle turns 75 on May 24. Yes, I agree, she doesn’t look a day over 50! LaBelle is a true virtuoso. Born Patricia Louise Holte, her journey as a recording artist has known few boundaries. Her acclaimed works feature a variety of genres, from gospel to soul, blues…
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