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  • Living History: 5 Comics About History and Culture

    hate when people declaim on comics and graphic novels not being “real” books. They have words, they tell a story, they evoke emotions; they are, therefore, books. Full stop. I say this not only as a rando human who writes about comics but also as the mother of a former …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By S.W. Sondheimer
  • Be Brave: 4 Middle Grade Novels About Standing Up for Yourself

    It’s important for kids to see positive representations of characters standing up for what they believe in. These four middle grade novels are about kids standing up for themselves, and each one is so good at capturing the ways that kids fight through challenging hurdles. When I was a tween …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Rachel Rosenberg
  • Books About Roller Derby for the Armchair Derbyist

    For me, a small time teenager in tiny Ireland, it started with Whip It!, the Drew Barrymore film which sent a spotlight into my soul. The idea that punky attitude and independence could exist in my near future was a rhapsody for me. But Ireland was still small and at the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Aisling Twomey
  • 6 of the Best Sick Day Reads

    Sorry, friends, cold and flu season is here. Stock up on your Vitamin C and wash your hands frequently. On the chance you do end up sick, try one of these books for a bit of entertainment while you rest and recover. Of Kisses and Curses by Sandhya Menon Princess …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Courtney Rodgers
  • THE WINDS OF WINTER Release Date: Everything We Know (For Now)

    Winter is here, but The Winds of Winter release date? Well, that’s another story. Trying to foretell the coming of the sixth book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has become an annual ritual. Which is why you are here reading this post and why …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Nicole Hill
  • Top 10 Nancy Drew Book Covers

    Those bright yellow hardcovers are almost as iconic as Nancy Drew herself. They aren’t the originals—these Nancy Drew covers were used for the shortened, revised versions of the original books commissioned by publisher Grosset & Dunlap starting in 1959—but they’ve been around so long and are so closely associated with …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Eileen Gonzalez
  • A New Reading Goal: Measuring Time, Not Books

    I recently deleted my Goodreads account. I hadn’t updated it in months, was 38 books behind on the challenge I set for myself at the beginning of the year, and was connected to dozens of people whose reading tastes don’t necessarily interest me. (Sorry, random acquaintances from college.) Mostly, though, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By D.R. Baker
  • Inequality and Want: Scenes From A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    A recent close rereading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol had me realizing just how brilliant and prescient Charles Dickens was. If the reader ignores the dated language of 176 years ago, these scenes of societal neglect and systemic poverty are written for today. Ignorance and …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Nancy Snyder
  • 2 of the 2019 New Releases Every Coloradoan Should Read

    Often when we talk about Colorado, we think about mountains, ski resorts, cattle ranches, and 300 days of sunshine. Yes, these are all parts of the Centennial State. However, it is a place with a history as ragged, complicated, and dangerous as the mountains, desert, and steppe climates that make …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Gretchen Lida
  • Read Harder: A Book About a Natural Disaster

    This list of books about a natural disaster for the 2020 Read Harder Challenge is sponsored by TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations. TBR is Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes. Been dreaming of a “Stitch Fix for books?” Now it’s here! Tell TBR about …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Cassie Gutman

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