Staff Pick

Often with coffee table books, I’ll flip through them, think “hey this is cool”, and ultimately ponder “but do I really need to own this?” The answer for this book was easy: yes. Yes I do need to own this and get everyone I know to own it, too. Following a timeline from 600ce to present day, Women: Our Story spans the globe and touches on the other side of the past; from the worship of goddesses and female pharaohs, to the important roles of women in world wars and politics today. Artists, musicians, religious leaders, royalty, pioneers, and martyrs: this is a book of herstory.






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By DK, Rebecca Boggs Roberts (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781465479570
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: DK - February 5th, 2019

Staff Pick

I’m not alone in my love for Louisa May Alcott’s most famous tale. I identify with Jo, have sympathy for Beth, understand Meg, and find friendship with Amy. I admit that I feel a pang of jealously when others express their love for the March family because they’re mine but this poignant book gave me a sense of community that I don’t often get. Little Women has been adapted onto stage and screen (Christian Bale’s best role amirite?) and passed down through generations. It’s an anthem for girls of past, present, and future and to anyone who thinks that the March family is theirs, I say: pick this up, read it, enjoy it, and pass it on.

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393254730
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 21st, 2018

Staff Pick

Whether you have children, want children, or can’t stand children, this graphic memoir is fun for all readers. For Lucy, getting pregnant was the easy part; staying pregnant, however, was far more difficult. After several miscarriages, she finally has the chance to experience the joys of growing a human but the journey isn’t without its hiccups. Knisley’s illustration style is friendly and comforting and her dialogue humorous and entertaining. Facts about pregnancy and babies woven into her story create surprisingly informative asides and a well-rounded volume for those looking for a quick read. As an expectant mother, I couldn’t recommend this book more.

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos Cover Image
By Lucy Knisley, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626728080
Availability: Backordered
Published: First Second - February 26th, 2019