Time correspondent Charlotte Alter’s spirited debut profiles young politicians on the rise.
On this episode, Alter discusses The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America (Viking, Feb. 18), a group biography of the millennial politicians (b. 1981-1966) who are changing the way we govern, from city halls to the U.S. Capitol.
Alter and host Megan Labrise discuss some of the formative events that shaped millennial consciousness (9-11, Columbine, and the digital revolution), the careers of Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the many ways millennial officials are diverging from the practices of their predecessors.
Then, children’s editor Vicky Smith, YA editor Laura Simeon, nonfiction editor Eric Liebetrau, and fiction editor Laurie Muchnick join with their reading recommendations for the week.
What Will These Hands Make? by Nikki McClure (Abrams)
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow (Inkyard Press)
Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein (Avid Reader Press)
Amnesty by Aravind Adiga (Scribner)
Fully Booked is produced by Cabel Adkins Audio and Megan Labrise.