I'm a junkie for women's sports ever since I watched the 1999 Women's World Cup final. I picked this up originally for Mia Hamm, but there's so many unsung heroes in here! The illustrations are so fun and it's packed with facts. Meet awesome athletes from soccer and roller derby to skydiving! [Karen]
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I can sum up my thoughts on books with one Joan Didion quote: “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Here are a few of the types of books that give me life: graphic novels, YA with queer themes, well-researched non-fiction, books that make me laugh, books that make me cry, and anything that makes me stop and think. Oh, and queen Joan Didion herself, of course.
Part art book, part cookbook, this is all about the discovered recipe book of Pineles, one of the most influential graphic designers of the 20th Century, the first female art director at Condé Nast, and a fabulous cook. A reprinting of her beautifully-illustrated, handmade cookbook with essays celebrating her life. [Karen]