Friday Fast Picks: National Hobby Month

2021-01-08T12:31:45+00:00

How to Deal: Tarot for Everyday Life by Sami Main Written for novices and seasoned readers alike, How to Deal is packed with artwork and includes prompts, exercises, and layouts to give you the answers you're looking for. -- Manga Mania: How To Draw Japanese Comics by Christopher Hart Chris Hart, known for his very clear step-by-step illustrations and accompanying text, details how anyone [...]

Friday Fast Picks: National Hobby Month 2021-01-08T12:31:45+00:00

Spy X Family

2021-01-05T14:28:26+00:00

It's a New Year and we have a bunch of new manga!  Give Katie a call or email her to discover more of our hot new titles.  And definitely put Spy X Family on your list.  While only 2 volumes have been released in the US, more are on the way.  It's a great time to get a jump start [...]

Spy X Family 2021-01-05T14:28:26+00:00

Courageous Creativity: Advice and Encouragement for the Creative Life

2020-12-29T15:15:16+00:00

We all know this year has stretched us to a breaking point.  So, for the new year, don't make unrealistic resolutions that make the hard things feel even harder.  This is a great year to focus on taking care of yourself and finding some inner sanctuary.  A great way to do that is to find ways to be creative.  Too [...]

Courageous Creativity: Advice and Encouragement for the Creative Life 2020-12-29T15:15:16+00:00

The Bridge

2020-12-22T14:32:54+00:00

(Content includes discussion of suicide and depression) Bill Konigsberg's The Bridge is one of the most impactful and heartbreaking books you will read this year. Aaron and Tillie are both depressed and end up at the George Washington Bridge at the same time, both with the idea that they are going to end their lives.   While they are nothing alike, they [...]

The Bridge 2020-12-22T14:32:54+00:00

2020-12-18T12:07:38+00:00

Fast Friday Picks: Holiday Break Edition 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston After an unexpected breakup, seventeen-year-old Sophie lets members of her large, eccentric extended family set her up on ten blind dates during Christmas vacation. -- Testimony from Your Perfect Girl by Kaui Hart Hemmings While their parents deal with a scandal, sixteen-year-old Annie and her brother, Jay, spend winter [...]

2020-12-18T12:07:38+00:00

You Should See Me in a Crown

2020-12-15T14:20:59+00:00

Have you seen The Prom on Netflix yet?  Are you ready for some more campy, awkward prom adventures?  Leah Johnson's debut novel You Should See Me in a Crown is exactly what you need.  Liz Lighty is super smart and super ready to be done with her small, prom-obsessed town.  But when the scholarship she was relying on getting for [...]

You Should See Me in a Crown 2020-12-15T14:20:59+00:00

Friday Fast Picks: Human Rights Awareness

2020-12-11T12:43:11+00:00

Speak a Word for Freedom: Women Against Slavery by Janet Willen and Marjorie Gann A fascinating nonfiction account of the lives of fourteen female abolitionists, some of whom were slaves themselves, from the early days of the antislavery movement to the present. -- People Who Said No: Courage Against Oppression by Laura Scandiffio Sometimes it's okay to ignore the rules or break [...]

Friday Fast Picks: Human Rights Awareness 2020-12-11T12:43:11+00:00

Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America

2020-12-01T14:30:41+00:00

Since 1988, December 1 has been World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to remember its victims.  This year, the current pandemic has a lot of people asking questions about how viruses spread, how they can get out of control, and how scientists work to eradicate them.  Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in [...]

Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America 2020-12-01T14:30:41+00:00

Full Disclosure

2020-11-24T15:29:26+00:00

Born HIV-Positive, Simone has lived her life with safety as a number one priority.  Now at a new school, with new friends and a new job as the student director of the school's performance of RENT, she finds herself preoccupied with trying to safeguard her secret.  But, as she begins to fall in love and finds that someone seems to [...]

Full Disclosure 2020-11-24T15:29:26+00:00

Friday Fast Picks: Family and Gratitude

2020-11-20T14:24:31+00:00

Family and Gratitude   I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai This is the memoir of a remarkable teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school. Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother from a [...]

Friday Fast Picks: Family and Gratitude 2020-11-20T14:24:31+00:00