In a reading rut? check out a new genre in the new year!
If you're feeling uninspired and stuck reading the same old books over and over, branch out and try a new genre this year!Upcoming: some nonfiction books for middle grade & teen readers!
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Does your reader like history?
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Honestly, this is what I need to power me through the darkest depths of winter, dessert-loving fairies here to tell me historical facts.
Although this book is primarily about capitalism and large multimillion dollar businesses like Chobani, PayPal, and even Instagram, it fights back against the narrative that unsuccessful or don’t work hard often perpetuated by xenophobia.
The artistic style of this book is very reminiscent of high fashion illustrations, they take a whole side of a two page spread and convey the beautiful movement of a ballerina’s movements. Near the illustration is a quote by the ballerina, which is a touch that I love.
Having a book like this is proof that anything is possible, but it’s also proof that we’re not taught nearly enough about Black historical figures.
it can be hard to change genres, but learning more about the world around us can be inspiring!
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I loved how the illustrations & dialogue harnessed and focused in on the rage that these women felt about being denied voting rights. This graphic novel does a fantastic job of just showcasing the anger and outrage that marginalized people feel when working within a corrupt and oppressive system.
Past Mistakes takes what we think we remember from history class and sets the record straight! It’s crucial that we educate ourselves and unlearn the romanticized version of history that is often steeped in Eurocentrism, racism, and imperialism.
Flipping through the pages, a beautiful array of faces that have changed the narrative of history stare back at the reader. Honestly, I don’t know where to start in reviewing this book, it’s all incredible and makes me emotional.
Meticulously researched and fastidiously detailed personal narration fill this historic book. Susan Kamei has done a marvelous job in describing the intricacies of the political events and racism that led to the incarceration of the Japanese American population following the Pearl Harbor bombing.
Happy reading!I hope these suggestions piqued your interest, and stay tuned for a new series next week!