Cynthia McFadden's Reading List

by Cynthia McFadden

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Cynthia McFadden is the senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News where she reports on national security and a wide-range of other issues. She has been recognized with many of journalism’s most coveted awards including the Peabody, Dupont, Emmy, and Foreign Press Club Awards.

My Reading List


1. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

"Bonfire of the Vanities is a modern-day morality play, and while it captures a particular time in NYC history, it is sadly as relevant today as it was when it was published in 1987. The satirical novel explores themes of greed, ambition, and racism through the lives of characters you’ll never forget."

2. Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead—My Life Story by Cecile Richards

"Make Trouble is a new autobiography by the one-time labor leader and former head of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, and is an inspirational book for anyone who wants to bring about change. An absolute must-read for any age."

3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

"This book is powerful and heart-wrenching and should be added to school curriculums across America. Starr Carter takes you on a journey as her two worlds, and two different versions of herself collide. Starr will teach you, empower you, and change your life."

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