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Are You a Girl Detective in Disguise?

Then let's solve some cases! Sometimes a lady just has to take matters into her own hands and investigate the mystery herself, be it a shady spouse, a sinister family secret, or a suspicious death. So here are some of our favorite books featuring girl detectives! Our featured sleuths range from former teen girl detectives to amateur crime-fighting adults, but they’re all tough, dedicated, and intent on justice. Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction Author: Erika Janik If you’ve always dreamed of donning a trenchcoat and solving [...]

October 4th, 2016|

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2016 with Transgender Books

Banned Books Week 2016 is Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, 2016. Surprisingly, many of 2015’s most frequently challenged books aren’t particularly new — Looking for Alaska (2006), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2004), and Fun Home (2007) are all around a decade old, and the Bible has been around for a few years too. One theme seems to be books on transgender issues. Two of the more recent titles on the 2015 list are books for children and young adults about what it means to be transgender — although they’re helpful for readers of any age who [...]

September 26th, 2016|Tags: , |

Fall 2016 Book Preview: Best Fiction and Nonfiction

So you spent the summer working your way through our summer 2016 book preview, and now you’re ready for more? Not to worry, we’ve got a whole new list of great new fiction and nonfiction for fall 2016! From sci-fi and fantasy to memoirs to history, there’s something for every reader in this stack of fall 2016 books. Fix yourself a hot drink, get cozy under a blanket, and let’s get to it! SEPTEMBER Everfair (September 6) Author: Nisi Shawl This Victorian-era alternate history novel imagines how Belgium’s disastrous colonization of the Congo might have gone differently if native Africans [...]

August 25th, 2016|