For this month, I chose a book that was spectacular, but I have never featured it as a monthly book pick.
This book is based on the true story of Belle da Costa Greene, the first curator of the Morgan Library. Belle's father was the first black student and graduate of Harvard and he championed civil rights. Belle's father and mother split up and the mother raised the children as white. When Belle got hired as the curator of the Morgan Library, she knew that her boss was a racist, but also knew she deserved this job. Belle did a wonderful job in collecting the materials and continued on as the main librarian even after JP Morgan's death.
Marie Benedict always selects strong women for her books and this one is no exception.