We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 7:06pm
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We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States By Naomi Hirahara, Illianette Ferandez (Illustrator), Smithsonian Institution Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762479658
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Published: Running Press Kids - October 18th, 2022

As a history geek, i squinch my eyes at any new collection of biographies. But this book of AAPI leaders, has a great selection of both the very famous, to the inspiring (Grace Lee Boggs), to the pathbreaking. Several of the people i had never heard of (which gets bonus points from me)! [sweet pea]


Fruits of the Forest

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Fruits of the Forest: A Field Guide to Pacific Northwest Edible Mushrooms By Daniel Winkler Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781680515305
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Published: Mountaineers Books - October 26th, 2022

Foraging for mushrooms is a ton of fun! As an amateur, I want a field guide with comprehensive identification & safety information, while also being accessible to novices. Believe me when I say this book has it all, including beautiful photographs and practical info on cleaning, storing, preserving, and cooking mushrooms after you bring in your haul. [Adrienne]


Woman Without Shame

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Woman Without Shame: Poems By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593534823
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Published: Knopf - September 13th, 2022

I undoubtedly enjoyed her poems. They reminded me how life is about what details we choose to attend to not only as we experience the present but also in what we remember from our past. Cisneros crafts her life into crisp stanzas and unpredictable metaphors. [Blanca]


Black Country Music

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 6:58pm
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Black Country Music: Listening for Revolutions (American Music Series) By Francesca T. Royster Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781477326497
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 4th, 2022

This book is a wide-ranging book of essays and memoir that brings together the history of country music from DeFord Bailey and Linda Martell to Little Nas X and Beyoncé, centering the Black creators and fans that made country music what it is today. Both a fun and informative read. [sweet pea]


Tumble

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 6:56pm
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Tumble By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593325179
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Published: Kokila - August 16th, 2022

Enchanting protagonist! I would have loved to sit down and chat with Adela Ramirez, a seventh grader confronting big themes: identity, family, and morality. From searching for her biological father to questioning honesty and integrity, she applies knowledge from archeology and telenovelas to reach her keen perceptions. There was never a dull moment following her story. [Blanca]


Other Ever Afters: New Queer Fairy Tales

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Other Ever Afters: New Queer Fairy Tales By Melanie Gillman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593303184
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 20th, 2022

Yes! Now these are the fairy tales I wish I'd read growing up. Seven delicately illustrated and simply, but beautifully, told stories that are full of heart and positive messages for young readers. [Adrienne]


Well of Souls

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Well of Souls: Uncovering the Banjo's Hidden History By Kristina R. Gaddy, Rhiannon Giddens (Foreword by) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393866803
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 4th, 2022

I learned about more than the banjo in this history of the instrument. Kristina R Gaddy follows the banjo from its roots in slavery, as well as its ties to black spirituality and its place in music history. An illuminating read. [Karen]


Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World

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Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World By Irene Vallejo, Charlotte Whittle (Translated by) Cover Image
By Irene Vallejo, Charlotte Whittle (Translated by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593318898
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Published: Knopf - October 18th, 2022

When i read my first passage of this book, on the invention of books in the ancient world, i thought, "Oh, so that's what i'd be doing in ancient Greece." I never really thought of roving booksellers in ancient Greece? This book takes a somewhat ephemeral history of books, bookmakers, booksellers, and libraries in ancient Greece and Rome. A fascinating read for any book lover. [sweet pea]


If Nietzche Were A Narwhal

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 6:52pm
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If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal: What Animal Intelligence Reveals About Human Stupidity By Justin Gregg Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316388061
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 9th, 2022

Gregg has that eloquent prowess of turning scientific and philosophical concepts into readable and entertaining ideas. His book is well-researched, and I admired how he used the name of a corvid given to it by the Shoshoni before it became "Clark's nutcracker". How did Nietzche relate to human and animal intelligence? Well, I don't want to spoil it. [Blanca]


Chicano Bakes

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 11/28/2022 - 6:55pm
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Chicano Bakes: Recipes for Mexican Pan Dulce, Tamales, and My Favorite Desserts By Esteban Castillo Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780063140516
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Published: Harper Design - November 1st, 2022

With this book, you no longer have to find the nearest panaderia! Esteban Castillo guides you through recipes of the most beloved Mexican treats and drinks. And the pictures, and the personal stories just make this baking book a delight to own. [Blanca]


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