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  • 6 Nonfiction Walt Disney Books About The Man And Company

    Looking to learn more about Walt Disney, the man and the company he created? This list of nonfiction Walt Disney books is a good starting point. But first… How Much Disney is Too Much? The juggernaut of Disney hit hard with the Disney+ subscription streaming service. Though nothing seemed to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-28By Julia Rittenberg
  • What Happened When I Read More Asian American Authors in 2019

    At the end of 2018, I looked back on my favorite first-time reads for the year was struck by something interesting. Four out of seven of them were written by authors of Asian descent: Elif Batuman (The Idiot), Aja Gabel (The Ensemble), Kazuo Ishiguro (Never Let Me Go), and Weike
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-28By Stacey Megally
  • Kiley Reid’s Novel Is About Race and Class and Other People’s Children
    “Such a Fun Age” explores the toll of emotional labor on a black babysitter. “I like the idea of all of these people freaking out,” she says. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-28
  • Hero in U.N.C. Charlotte Shooting Is Honored in New ‘Star Wars’ Book
    A short paragraph tells the story of a Jedi Master and historian named Ri-Lee Howell who collected “many of the earliest accounts of exploration and codifications of The Force.” …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-27
  • Ralph Ellison’s Life in Letters
    Saidiya Hartman talks about Ellison’s correspondence, and Olaf Olafsson discusses his new novel, “The Sacrament.” …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-27
  • Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020

    Looking to make your 2020 reading list more colorful? Look no further than this list of Rioters’ most anticipated LGBTQ books of 2020. From nonfiction to fantasy, BDSM dystopias to star-crossed prom queens, you’ll find a great sampling of queer books here. The New Year is looking brighter and more …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-27By Rachel Brittain
  • 15 Books About Loneliness That Will Make You Feel Seen

    Reading makes me feel so much less alone. Books about loneliness can help a reader be truly seen, whether it’s self-help on the topic or fiction featuring a main character that struggles with isolation or mental health challenges like depression and anxiety. Check out these 15 reads that will hopefully help …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-27By Erin Mayer
  • Read Comics, Do Stuff: 5 Instructional How-To Comics

    Sometimes I read for fun. Sometimes I read to my kids. I’ve read because it was required, with the purpose of memorizing facts, and with the intention of learning a new skill. I used to be able to read instructions and then perform the task as described. Eleven or so …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-27By S.W. Sondheimer
  • When Natural Disasters Strike, Libraries Support Their Communities

    Libraries are usually associated with the literature and collections they house—buildings where you can pick up the latest book, magazine, or DVD releases. But when a natural disaster strikes, libraries are increasingly playing central roles in local relief efforts, offering much needed stability and resources to their communities. Library systems
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-27By Jamie Orsini
  • Slytherin to These Harry Potter Duvet Covers

    So you love Harry Potter plus you love sleeping—fun! We’ve got the perfect thing for you. Whether you want bright colors or you’re a neutral Nelly, whether you like sequins or watercolor, there is some type of Harry Potter duvet cover for you. Dobby! Duvet Cover For devoted Dobby fans, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-27By Tracy Shapley

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