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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 [...]

2016-12-31T17:57:53-07:00September 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 [...]

2016-12-31T17:57:54-07:00August 25th, 2016|

Winter/Spring 2016 Book Preview

Now that we’ve finished picking our favorite fiction and nonfiction of 2015, it’s time for the spring 2016 book preview! And man, there are a ton of awesome-sounding books coming out this year that we can’t wait to read. If you’re ready to fill your to-read list, let’s get started with this spring 2016 book preview, shall we? Mr. Splitfoot (available now) Author: Samantha Hunt In this surreal gothic fantasy, Ruth and Nat are orphans in a home for abandoned children who entertain their fellow orphans by channeling the dead. Many years later, Ruth’s niece Cora becomes pregnant and is suddenly [...]

2016-12-31T17:58:06-07:00January 21st, 2016|
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