Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson by Jennifer Bryant

Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson by Jennifer Bryant

“If you can read, you can do anything – you can BE anything.” This is what August Wilson’s mother told him as a child in Pittsburgh. Growing up, he spent hours in the library and books, filling his mind with their words and hope. While he faced harassment and discrimination in school, he never lost […]


Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti is leaving her traditional, rural home against the wishes of her family, to pursue her education at the prestigious Oomza University. Unexpected events lead to an encounter with the Meduse, a seemingly violent and war-like race. But Binti soon learns that misunderstanding and miscommunication run deeply through all aspects of the universe and she […]


Lupin Leaps In by Georgia Dunn

Lupin Leaps In by Georgia Dunn

First published online as a webcomic, Lupin Leaps In follows house cats Lupin, Elvis and Puck who report the “news” from their perspective. As they detail their lives at home with “the people” (referred to as Woman, Man, Toddler and Baby), readers are informed of all the breaking news – from the ceiling cats, the […]


Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

I first picked up this debut translated novel because it had been nominated for the 2017 Man Booker prize and was reviewed on one of Booklist’s podcasts. I was expecting a stunning and gripping short novel, but what I received instead was a two hour Fever Dream of my own. Reality is obliterated more than […]


Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington

Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington

This is a gorgeous picture book detailing the life of the surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. It begins, as many biographies do, with her childhood and how she loved to draw the animals she saw. From there, we learn about what inspired her, how she rejected becoming a “proper lady” in order to become an artist, […]


Strange Planet by Nathan W Pyle

Strange Planet by Nathan W Pyle

Nathan W. Pyle began “Strange Planet” as an Instagram comic and it soon became an Internet sensation! Now his posts have been collected in this charming little book that celebrates simplicity and absurdity in our everyday life – as observed by adorable alien creatures in familiar scenarios. Everything from throwing surprise parties to ordering takeout […]


Top Ten YA Books 2019

Top Ten YA Books 2019

Looking something to read over the holidays? Is your to bedside stack of to-read books growing dangerously small? Ready to get a jump start on next year’s reading goal? Try one of these most checked out YA books from 2019. Find your next favorite read. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas | YA Fiction Thoma.A […]


Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Guts by Raina Telgemeier

In yet another graphic memoir, young Raina struggles with anxiety about mean girls, feeling left out, food sensitivity, and a fear of getting sick and puking – all of which Telegemeier writes about with compassion and humor. She reminds us that we all experience worry and stress – it’s part of growing up – but […]


Guest: A Changeling Tale by Mary Downing Hahn

Guest: A Changeling Tale by Mary Downing Hahn

What would you do if your baby brother was snatched away and replaced with a nasty changeling? And what if it was your fault? That’s the trouble young Mollie Coverall is facing. She may never see her adorable baby brother again, her family is falling apart and the worst part is that her mother is […]


Grobblechops A Tale by Rumi

Grobblechops A Tale by Rumi

Wow! A young boy named Amir is afraid to go to bed. Not an auspicious start to a picture book — it is an overdone trope. But then this book takes off! Amir’s dad goes with Amir’s fears and begins to assure him that Amir is more frightening than the monster. Then as Amir escalates […]


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