What We’re Reading 10/23

  Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin and Jill ThompsonImagine the animal troupe from Disney's Homeward Bound solving supernatural mysteries in the dark and edgy world of Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. Enter Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites. With interspecies friendships, calls to adventure, and unflagging optimism, Beasts of Burden illustrates in bewitching watercolor and prose how … Continue reading What We’re Reading 10/23

What We’re Reading 10/16

Sky Without Stars by Jessica BrodyThis is the first of a sci-fi retelling of Victor Hugo's classic Les Miserables. It jumps between the stories of Chatine, a scavenger and a thief in the squalid slums of the 3rd Estate; Marcellus, heir to the general in the opulent 2nd Estate who struggles to fill the role … Continue reading What We’re Reading 10/16

What We’re Reading 9/18

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire LombardoYou know whose praise for The Most Fun We Ever Had comes even higher than that of bestselling author Madeline Miller (Song of Achilles, Circe)? My grandmother's. Our family book club Pick of the Year, The Most Fun was a gentle introduction to family-focused realistic fiction for … Continue reading What We’re Reading 9/18

What We’re Reading 9/11

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of Their Lost World by Stephen BrusatteFrom tail draggin’ idiots to chickens, dinosaurs have come a long way! In The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, Stephen Brusatte lines it all up and walks through both the history of fossil-hunting and the life and times … Continue reading What We’re Reading 9/11

New Releases

The Nickel Boys By Colson Whitehead In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. Check out some of the rave reviews … Continue reading New Releases

What We’re Reading This Week

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is the harrowing account of the final decade or so of Native American resistance against the onslaught of “progress” and Manifest Destiny. Herein lies a treasure trove of firsthand accounts previously erased from school curriculum that gives readers a new … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week