Author Archives: Joanna

Strongman – Book Recommendation

Title: Strongman The Rise of Five Dictators and the Fall of Democracy Author: Kenneth C. Davis  Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., 2020 Ages: 12+ Themes: fascism, Communism, genocide, democracy, communism, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, Hitler, Saddam Hussein, authoritarianism, Genre: Nonfiction Synopsis: What makes a country … Continue reading

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Love is Love – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Love is Love Author: Fleur Pierets  Illustrator: Fatinha Ramos Publisher: Six Foot Press, 2020 Ages: 4-8 32 pages.  Genre: nonfiction/fiction Themes: marriage, marriage equality, queer love, love, lgbtqia+, marriage traditions, lesbian couple Opening: We are Fleur and Julian, and we are two women in love. … Continue reading

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Halloweensie YA Book Recommendation – The Adventures of Mary Shelley’s Great-Great-GReat-Great-Granddaughter

Title: The Adventures of Mary Shelley’s Great-Great-GReat-Great-Granddaughter Author: Brea Grant  Illustrator: Yishan Li Publisher: Six-foot Press. 2020 Ages: 12+ Genre: graphic novel Themes: writing, authors, famous authors, family, monsters, humor, gothic, Mary Shelley, Opening: Synopsis: Everyone expects sixteen-year-old Mary to be a great writer. After all, … Continue reading

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