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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...

Margaret's FEBRUARY Dotters Pick

Margaret's FEBRUARY Dotters Pick
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston  My husband and I just finished watching Am...

Nick's JANUARY Dotters Pick

Nick's JANUARY Dotters Pick
ON TONY EARLEY’S JIM THE BOY and ROBERT SEETHALER’s A WHOLE LIFE By Nickolas Butler Back in 2000, I was working at the Canterbury Inn & Bed &...

JANUARY Dotters Daughters Pick

JANUARY Dotters Daughters Pick
Pax by Sara Pennypacker, Illustrated by Jon Klassen The last time I read middle-grade fiction I was in elementary school. I loved it then, and it t...

Elizabeth's JANUARY Dotters Pick

Elizabeth's JANUARY Dotters Pick
Draw Your Weapons by Sarah Sentilles Refugees perish when a ship sinks, animals are coated in oil after a spill, cousins are killed in a drone str...

Margaret's JANUARY Dotters Pick

Margaret's JANUARY Dotters Pick
Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young AND The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin I’ve...