Friday, October 13, 2017

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager

Refreshing to know that queer history exists and dates back to before the 20th century. Made me feel valid.

- Anonymous Student Review

Friday, January 6, 2017

ARCs from Candlewick Press

Thanks to Candlewick for some review copies of upcoming novels! Book Club members have already gotten a chance to read a few of them, and given a thumbs up to Of Jenny and the Aliens, Beck, and Yvain!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Advance Reading Copies from Candlewick

Looking for something totally new to read? These ARCs from Candlewick Press won't be published until next year, so grab one for a preview!

February 2016:
Red Ink by Julie Mayhew

March 2016:
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

April 2016
Dan Vs. Nature by Don Calame
Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

From the February UHSL Newsletter: Book Rec of the Month

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann
(811 Hep on the shelf in the library)

This collection packs a serious punch. All 50 poems reference the fairy tales that girls grow up with, but their focus is on the girls, not the fairy tales. Juxtaposing old tropes with the modern world, this book is an in-your-face statement on the world society tells girls they live in and the world as it actually is for teenage girls.

From the January UHSL Newsletter: Book Rec of the Month

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
(F Doc on the shelf in the library)

Marcus was in the wrong place at the wrong time in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. After spending a week detained by Homeland Security in the police state that was San Francisco, he becomes the anonymous leader of a movement to protect citizens’ privacy. Big Brother may be watching, but Marcus’s network of Little Brothers is watching right back.