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SEPTEMBER Dotters Daughters Pick

SEPTEMBER Dotters Daughters Pick
Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram Darius Grover Kellner has never been to Iran. He has never met his Mamou and Babou, his mot...

JULY Dotters Picks - WOMEN IN NATURE

JULY Dotters Picks - WOMEN IN NATURE
The women behind Gitchi Adventure Goods have been hard at work creating a line of products dedicated to celebrating nature - in all of its female g...

JUNE Dotters Daughters Pick - Author Q&A with Ann Hood

JUNE Dotters Daughters Pick - Author Q&A with Ann Hood
She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by Ann Hood   As thoughts turn to outdoor concerts and music festivals, Ann Hood’s She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah...

GUEST POST: JUNE Dotters Daughters Pick by Francesca Geffre, Age 11

GUEST POST: JUNE Dotters Daughters Pick by Francesca Geffre, Age 11
George by Alex Gino “Trying to be a boy is really hard, Mom,” says George. George is a girl. Although most people don’t know it yet. She is a ty...

Dotters Summer Reading Challenge!

Dotters Summer Reading Challenge!
What better way to celebrate the unofficial start of summer than to set some reading goals for the coming season? Have you been in a reading rut re...

Jill's APRIL Dotters Pick

Jill's APRIL Dotters Pick
There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker As the sun sets on Poetry Month, I want to share this beautiful, evocative, fu...

GUEST POST: APRIL Dotters Daughters Pick by Francesca Geffre, age 11

GUEST POST: APRIL Dotters Daughters Pick by Francesca Geffre, age 11
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander “I see Vondie under the hoop so I serve him up my Alley Oop,” rhymes basketball fanatic, Josh. He and his twin br...

Margaret's MARCH Dotters Pick

Margaret's MARCH Dotters Pick
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood AND Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich AND Red Clocks by Leni Zumas I have a habit, after readi...

MARCH Dotters Daughters Pick

MARCH Dotters Daughters Pick
  The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani Veera Hiranandani’s The Night Diary tells the story of two children navigating sweeping societal and cult...

FEBRUARY Dotters Daughters Pick

FEBRUARY Dotters Daughters Pick
This month I’ve been focusing on children’s books that commemorate figures in Black History. Here are a few of my favorites: I Am Rosa Parks by Br...

Jill's FEBRUARY Dotters Pick

Jill's FEBRUARY Dotters Pick
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie This incredibly short book, which is really some compiled excerpts from Adichie's TED Talk, ...

Guest Post: Abigail Zimmer on chapbooks

Guest Post: Abigail Zimmer on chapbooks
One of my favorite things about the small press world is the creation of chapbooks. These are shorter books, usually between 15 and 40ish pages, an...