Two-time Grammy nominee, music journalist, and professor Holly George-Warren joins us on this week’s episode to discuss the bold and brilliant life of the legendary Janis Joplin. George-Warren’s latest, Janis: Her Life and Music, is “A top-notch biography of one of the greatest performers to emerge from a brilliant era” (*starred review*). Then our editors join with their reading recommendations for the week, including books by Ibtihaj Muhammad (with S.K. Ali, illus. by Hatem Aly), Ruta Sepetys, Garrett Graff, and Ann Patchett.