This month the library is hosting summer book discussions that feature presidential biographies. Vanity Fair’s Presidential Profiles: Defining Portraits, Deeds, and Misdeeds of 43 Notable Americans–And What Each One Really Thought About His Predecessor edited by Graydon Carter, will be featured July 5th and includes profiles of America’s 43 presidents written by Vanity Fair contributors Judy Bachrach, David Friend, David Kamp, Todd S. Purdum, and Jim Windolf. The book also contains newly drawn portraits by artist Mark Summers. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama, up for discussion on July 12th, is an autobiographical look at Obama before he became president. Obama writes a compelling autobiography that powerfully articulates America’s racial battleground and tells of his search for his place in black America. Cheryl Harness has written a number of presidential picture books for children. Her titles Ghosts of the White House, George Washington, Revolutionary John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Young Teddy Roosevelt will be featured on July 19th. Finally, Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough will be discussed on July 26th. This title is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as “a masterpiece” (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Join us Mondays in July at 7:00 pm as Will Best, Sterling College English instructor moderates the discussions.