In best-selling author Tom Perrotta’s new book, Tracy Flick Can’t Win, Tracy is a hardworking assistant principal at a public high school in suburban New Jersey. Ambitious but feeling a little stuck and under appreciated, she gets a jolt of good news when the longtime principal abruptly announces his retirement, creating a rare opportunity for Tracy to ascend to the top job. But will she get the job?
Elizabeth Nunez’s book, What Lila Knows, is the story of Lila, a professor who has left her home in the Caribbean to join the faculty at a small Vermont college. On her way from the airport, she witnesses the fatal shooting of a Black man, a professor at the college, by the police, while giving CPR to a white woman overdosed on opioids.
Although her black colleagues expect her to be a witness in the case against the police, as an immigrant, she fears speaking out will jeopardize her position at the college.