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Adrienne

Growing up as a shy, nerdy kid in rural Central Washington, books were my escape. Once my parents thought they'd lost me, but I was just reading quietly in my room for a very long time. To this day, I read to explore and learn from experiences, cultures, and perspectives I might otherwise not encounter. I especially enjoy translated and international literature; sci-fi, fantasy, and other kinds of speculative ficiton; as well as sociology and history. While I love helping King's Books visitors get to know new books and authors, I equally love getting recommendations from you - please keep them coming!

An Unruled Body

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 11/29/2023 - 1:35pm
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An Unruled Body By Ani Gjika Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781632063403
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Published: Restless Books - November 14th, 2023

In this gorgeous debut memoir, Ani Gjika's skills as a poet, translator, teacher, and storyteller are on a full display. She treats language with a kind of reverence. Interweaving memories of her girlhood in Albania, experiences as a new immigrant in the US, and insights into formative relationships throughout her life, we witness a woman's path toward claiming her power. [Adrienne]


Glow: A Family Guide to the Night Sky

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 11/29/2023 - 1:31pm
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Glow: A Family Guide to the Night Sky (In Our Nature) By Noelia González, Sara Boccaccini Meadows (Illustrator) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781419767807
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 12th, 2023

My favorite kind of gift to give the young folks in my life are activities we can do together. Not only is this book chock-full of fascinating science and gorgeous illustrations, it also offers tons of ideas for getting outside and observing the night sky. A gift like this is an opportunity to make lasting memories. [Adrienne]


Time Without Keys: Selected Poems

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 11/29/2023 - 1:28pm
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Time Without Keys: Selected Poems By Ida Vitale, Sarah Pollack (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ida Vitale, Sarah Pollack (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811231923
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Published: New Directions - September 4th, 2023

Ida Vitale turned 100 in 2023 and this selection spans nearly seventy-five years. The perspective and insights of a long, full life are evident, yet even in her earlier works (the poems are presented in reverse chronological order) her words hold such weight, wonder, and power. I'll treasure this book. It's also fully bilingual in Spanish and English, making it a great gift for readers of either/both languages. [Adrienne]


There Was a Party for Langston

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 11/29/2023 - 1:22pm
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There Was a Party for Langston By Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey (Illustrator), Jarrett Pumphrey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey (Illustrator), Jarrett Pumphrey (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534439443
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 3rd, 2023

An ode to literary giant Langston Hughes and the many Black luminaries he helped inspire, this is a special picture book from acclaimed author Jason Reynolds and talented illustrators/brothers Jerome and Jarrett Pumphrey. The pages positively thrum and dance with life. This is a celebratory book, a joyful book. A party indeed! [Adrienne]


For the Culture: Phenomenal Black Women and Femmes in Food

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 11/28/2023 - 6:59pm
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For The Culture: Phenomenal Black Women and Femmes in Food: Interviews, Inspiration, and Recipes By Klancy Miller Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780358581277
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Published: Harvest - September 19th, 2023

This is much more than a cookbook. Through interviews with dozens of Black women & femmes, Klancy Miller has created a rich, archival text for current and future generations. It's a treasure trove of stories and wisdom from some of the most creative and boundary-pushing folks working in food today. Rounded out with delicious recipes and gorgeous photography, this book is a must-have for home cooks, newcomers & veterans of the food industry alike, and everyone who appreciates the power of food in community. [Adrienne]


Fungi Grow

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 11/28/2023 - 6:53pm
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Fungi Grow By Maria Gianferrari, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Gianferrari, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665903653
Availability: Backordered
Published: Beach Lane Books - October 17th, 2023

A cuter book about fungi does not exist. This nonfiction picture book would make a wonderful gift for kids of many ages. The vibrant illustrations will capture the attention of little ones, while the introductory science information is great for older kids. Frankly, I'm enchanted by this charming book even as an adult. [Adrienne]


Desert Queen

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 11/28/2023 - 6:47pm
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Desert Queen By Jyoti Rajan Gopal, Svabhu Kohli (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jyoti Rajan Gopal, Svabhu Kohli (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646142620
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Published: Levine Querido - October 24th, 2023

This picture book is a work of art. Based on the life of beloved Indian drag performer Queen Harish, the story is written in rhythmic verse and complemented by brilliant illustrations inspired by Rajasthani culture. Harish's beautiful spirit absolutely shines through the pages. [Adrienne]


How to Forage for Wild Foods without Dying

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 11/28/2023 - 6:42pm
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How to Forage for Wild Foods without Dying: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Identifying 40 Edible Wild Plants By Ellen Zachos Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781635866131
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - October 10th, 2023

I enjoy foraging for mushrooms and have long wanted to expand to other wild foods. The PNW has such a bounty to offer, after all. But where to start? This book helped me gain confidence to gather familiar plants, as well as others I never knew were edible. The guide is compact enough to take out on excursions, but still thorough and thoughtful with its contents. An ideal gift for the outdoorspeople and home cooks in your life. [Adrienne]


Stories of the Islands

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 11/28/2023 - 6:34pm
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Stories of the Islands By Clar Angkasa Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780823455737
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Published: Holiday House - October 31st, 2023

In exquisite graphic novel form, author and illustrator Clar Angkasa reimagines traditional Indonesian folktales with women & girls taking the lead. These are stories of empowerment, agency, and bravery. A wonderful collection for any kid interested in mythology or fairy tales. [Adrienne]


Anarcho-Indigenism

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 11/28/2023 - 6:20pm
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Anarcho-Indigenism: Conversations on Land and Freedom By Francis Dupuis-Déri (Editor), Benjamin Pillet (Editor), Clifton Ariwakehte Nicholas (Contributions by), Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Contributions by), Véronique Hébert (Contributions by), Gord Hill (Contributions by), Freda Huson (Contributions by), J. Kehaulani Kauanui (Contributions by), Toghestiy (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Francis Dupuis-Déri (Editor), Benjamin Pillet (Editor), Clifton Ariwakehte Nicholas (Contributions by), Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Contributions by), Véronique Hébert (Contributions by), Gord Hill (Contributions by), Freda Huson (Contributions by), J. Kehaulani Kauanui (Contributions by), Toghestiy (Contributions by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780745349220
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Published: Pluto Press - September 20th, 2023

Sometimes I wish I could sit down with people whose work I admire and pick their brains about their ideas and experiences. This book is the next best thing. It's an opportunity to listen in, so to speak, on wide-ranging conversations with Indigenous artists, scholars, and activists about their unique points of view on the intersections and conflicts between anarchism and Indigenous politics. A thought-provoking read. [Adrienne]


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