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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: , |

Book Bingo 2016: Blackout Edition

Can you believe summer is almost over? Time to do a final Summer Book Bingo 2016 check-in! I’ve been working on a blackout all summer, but I’ll be reading right up until the last minute to get ‘er done. Thank goodness for a long holiday weekend, aka an extra day for frantic bingo reading. Here’s what I ended up with: Recommended by a librarian: Marrow Island Cookbook: Korean Food Made Simple You’ve been meaning to read: City of Mirrors We Need Diverse Books: Homegoing Collection of short stories: The Unfinished World From your childhood: Island of the Blue Dolphins Prize-winner: The [...]

August 31st, 2016|Tags: |