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Nonfiction Round-Up (11/06/19)

A graphic memoir + a female Navy pilot + an Ohio Senator’s previous desk occupants + historical cooperation between the US and Russia + Pope Francis + RBG’s life & career + elephants! + a chess grandmaster + a history of Thanksgiving + how to draw & write your own story = today’s nonfiction round-up!

THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE 4: A Graphic Memoir of a Childhood in the Middle East by Riad Sattouf

2 starred reviews!

“Sattouf depicts the disappointments and uncertainties of growing up in a unique multicultural world in a way that’s sometimes tense, sometimes humorous, and always brilliant.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A must for most collections, especially those with the previous books in the series.”–Library Journal, starred review

JET GIRL: My Life in War, Peace, and the Cockpit of the Navy’s Most Lethal Aircraft, the F/A-19 Super Hornet by Caroline Johnson

“A realistic look at a difficult, dangerous profession.”–Kirkus Reviews

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Friday Reads: Graphic Novels

TGIF friends! Today’s #FridayReads are three great graphic novels for adults AND teens:

BOUNDLESS by Jillian Tamaki
One of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2017! “A surreal, dreamlike sense of dread and sadness pervades many of these stories, but wry sympathy for the often lost characters takes Tamaki’s already formidable cartooning skills to a new level. Tamaki has delivered an essential collection of truly modern fiction in comics form.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

ONE! HUNDRED! DEMONS! by Lynda Barry
“Drawn and painted with exuberant colors and florid emotions and inspired by a Zen painting exercise, the stories are taken mostly from her childhood and frequently play with the limits of memory. This is a book with subtle power; readers may well end up in tears, but they might not be able to say why.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

Craft Roundup

Mother’s Day is coming up! Find inspiration for homemade gifts in the pages of these new craft books:

CREATE YOUR OWN COLLAGE: Cut, Color, and Paste Your Way to Fabulous Artworks and More by Lizzie Lees
Packed with both colorful patterned pages and black and white printed pages that can be cut out, colored in, or customized and embellished, as well as pages full of stickers, you have everything you need to create your own collage masterpieces.

DRAW PEOPLE IN 15 MINUTES by Jake Spicer
Professional art instructor Spicer’s carefully crafted exercises break down the drawing process into easily digestible parts, while step-by-step tutorials demonstrate how you can create a full-length portrait in just 15 minutes.

DELICIOUS DUMP CAKES: 50 Super Simple Desserts to Make in 15 Minutes or Less by Roxanne Wyss & Kathy Moore
These quick and convenient cakes are perfect for simple cooking, potlucks, and busy families with children who always want to help. For nearly all of the recipes, simply open readily available cans or a package of cake mix and layer in the pan.

DIY TEMPORARY TATTOO: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin
Thinking about trying a brand-new look, but without the commitment? Here’s all the info you need to design and create personalized temporary tattoos! Try out a design for a permanent tattoo, create a unique look for a special night out, design buzz-worthy wedding favors, or incentivize your kids to eat their veggies with a reward scheme.

Happy crafting!
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