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sweet pea

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 6:35pm
I mainly read young adult books with strong female protagonists, African fiction, world folktales, and feminist speculative fiction. For nonfiction, my proclivities lean towards women’s history and biology. Among my favorite authors are Octavia E. Butler, Akiko Yosano, Zora Neale Hurston, Lauren Beukes, Tamora Pierce, Zitkala- Ša, Sheri S. Tepper, and Astrid Lindgren.

Where's Halmoni?

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:24am
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$19.99
ISBN: 9781632170774
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Published: Little Bigfoot - October 3rd, 2017

A beautifully-illustrated tale of two plucky grandchildren searching for their probably-magic grandmother. Rooted in Korean folklore, with a magical rabbit, tiger, nine-tailed fox, and a passel of mischevious dokkebi (goblins). The children use their wits (and snacks) to save the day. [sweet pea]


The Hate U Give

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:00am
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 28th, 2017

A powerful, much-needed novel contextualizing Black Lives Matter with a heartbreaking, yet ultimately uplifting, story. Featuring a strong female protagonist straddling her different worlds and finding her voice. [sweet pea]


Pattern Behavior

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 10:32am
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Pattern Behavior: The Seamy Side of Fashion Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780762462742
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Published: Running Press Adult - October 3rd, 2017

This hilarious book captions classic McCall pattern images, teaching us about football sticks, what to say on a business card, melting hands, beguiling hats, and puppet hands. If you read this without laughing, you're probably friends with Gayle, ugh Gayle. [sweet pea]


Bunk

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 12/23/2017 - 5:48pm
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Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781555977917
Availability: Backordered
Published: Graywolf Press - November 14th, 2017

Charting the history of hoaxes, from the legacy of P.T. Barnum's "humbug" to the rise of Trump's "fake news," this book details the peculiar American history of the phenomenon and highlights how race became the biggest hoax of all. [sweet pea]


Spineless

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 12/23/2017 - 2:41pm

Despite being over half a billion years old, we know very little about jellyfish, who are both fascinatingly beautiful and serve as a barometer for the health of our oceans. We might just be able to survive climate change, with a little help from jellyfish. [sweet pea]

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Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211261
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 7th, 2017

Despite being over half a billion years old, we know very little about jellyfish, who are both fascinatingly beautiful and serve as a barometer for the health of our oceans. We might just be able to survive climate change, with a little help from jellyfish. [sweet pea]


Flora of Middle Earth

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 12/23/2017 - 2:05pm
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Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780190276317
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 15th, 2017

I'm not sure it's possible to get any more geeky than this comprehensive field guide to the plants, both ordinary and fantastic, that appear in JRR Tolkien's work, replete with illustrations, maps, and enough info to engross you for months. [sweet pea] 


Her Right Foot

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 12/23/2017 - 1:45pm
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By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Artist)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781452162812
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

A moving, important book for our time. Both a whimsical history of the Statue of Liberty and a vital treatise on what it means to be a nation of immigrants. Read it & try not to cry! [sweet pea]


Goddess of Anarchy

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 12/23/2017 - 1:25pm
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Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780465078998
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Published: Basic Books - December 5th, 2017

This well-researched biography is a profile of the remarkable, contradictory, black labor leader Lucy Parsons, who helped start the IWW, was a staunch advocate of both free speech and violence without apology, and created a mythical background that still clouds the facts about her life today. [sweet pea]


Bob Stevenson

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:46pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9781942658160
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - October 11th, 2016

This ingenious novel features a charming psychiatric patient possibly inhabited by Robert Louis Stevenson, a Noh mask, Mark Twain cosplay, and many loveable, quirky characters, including some from Tacoma!   [sweet pea]


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