Picture Book Biography Round-up #1
I love love love picture book biographies. I love learning from them, leaning into their worlds, crying over the ways they depict such vibrant successes and triumphs, and using them in programming. Here’s a round-up of a few picture book biographies I’ve read recently. Blips on a Screen: How Ralph Baer Invented TV Video Gaming…
A Non-Fiction KidLit Round-up
Here’s a round-up of a few non-fiction kidlit titles I read recently, short and quick and digestible!
Series Review: She Persisted
Somehow, in my career as librarian and book reviewer, I have developed a specialty in reading, reviewing, and raving about picture book biographies of women. I LOVE THEM. I find them a fascinating medium when done well, and kind of hilarious when they are done poorly. Ask me about the worst one I’ve ever read—it…
I Have Something To Tell You
Sure, this book wasn’t revolutionary. It didn’t blow my mind or really change me, but it was interesting, and I hope to see more of the Buttigieg’s in the future.
First: Sandra Day O’Connor
On July 7, 1981 President Ronald Reagan kept a campaign promise that would change the highest court in the land forever.
John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court
This review first appeared on FutureFemaleLeader.com History nerds will geek out over this in depth but surprisingly readable biography of famous Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall by historian and biographer Richard Brookhiser. As someone who loved history in school but has since pursued mostly other interests, this was a good foray back into the…
No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy: The Life of General James Mattis
General James Mattis is one of the most highly regarded members of the Trump administration and was confirmed as Secretary of Defense in a 98-1 vote in the Senate.
10 Fall Political Releases to Get Excited About
It’s hard to keep up with all of the books coming out any given week, let alone season, but it seems like this fall is an even crazier publication season than could otherwise be expected
5 Books about Life in the White House by People Who Have Worked There
The ins and outs of politics are fascinating to read about, especially in the modern age when they can be so crazy, no matter if you agree with the executive decisions being made or not.
George and Barbara A Great American Love Story
The world mourned the loss of Barbara Bush, former First Lady of the United States, mother of a president, and literacy advocate, when she passed away in April of 2018.