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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...

Favorite Children's Books of 2017

Favorite Children's Books of 2017
I became a mom in 2016. This has changed my relationship with coffee and hand sanitizer, but also with children’s books. Now I see them through my ...

Margaret's Favorite Reads of 2017

Margaret's Favorite Reads of 2017
It has long been my habit to give books as Christmas presents. Books, to me, are the greatest gift you can give (and receive, for that matter). The...

Elizabeth's Favorite Reads of 2017

Elizabeth's Favorite Reads of 2017
When someone--an individual or the culture en masse--insists I have to read a certain book, because you’re just gonna love it, I often avoid it. It...

Jill's NOVEMBER Dotters Daughters Pick

Jill's NOVEMBER Dotters Daughters Pick
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Lately we have been the lucky recipient ...