Nonfiction Round-Up (1/29/20)

A history of Jews vs Palestinians, a graphic memoir, conflict in the Middle East, behind-the-scenes of brand start-ups, and arguing against the Second Amendment–all in today’s nonfiction round-up! THE HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR ON PALESTINE: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017 by Rashid Khalidi “Highly recommended as a valuable and accurate presentation of a […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (11/06/19)

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! […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (8/14/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (8/14/19)

Nazi resistance, a musical master, neurodiversity, a portrait of a scientist, and a graphic memoir… welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up! LIVES RECLAIMED: A Story of Rescue and Resistance in Nazi Germany by Mark Roseman 2 starred reviews! “…Bund members could aid only a few imperiled Jews, and the compromises they were forced to make raise […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (8/2/19)

Starred Review Round-Up (8/2/19)

Surviving childhood trauma, overcoming a hostile medical system, a cultural history of 19th century Europe, 80 years of the American Dream, and German Jewish women on the legacy of racism… All in today’s starred review round-up! GIRL by Edna O’Brien “In a feat of empathy and imagination, the Irish writer O’Brien portrays one girl’s torments […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (11/7/18)

Nonfiction Round-Up (11/7/18)

Read on for this week’s nonfiction round-up! SHAME: Free Yourself, Find Joy, and Build True Self-Esteem by Joseph Burgo  An intimate look at the full spectrum of shame—often masked by addiction, promiscuity, perfectionism, self-loathing, or narcissism—that offers a new, positive route forward, from St. Martin’s Essentials, the new mind-body-spirit imprint at St. Martin’s Press. THE […]

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Friday Reads: Graphic Novels

Friday Reads: Graphic Novels

Happy Friday! New York Comic Con is this weekend and we’re getting in the spirit with these new & forthcoming graphic novels: GOING INTO TOWN: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?, Roz Chast’s new graphic memoir—a […]

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Friday Reads: Graphic Novels

Friday Reads: Graphic Novels

TGIF! Today’s #FridayReads are three great graphic novels: POPPIES OF IRAQ by Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim Findakly’s nuanced tender chronicle of her relationship with her homeland Iraq, co-written and drawn by her husband, acclaimed cartoonist Trondheim. “Small in size but large in impact, this intimate memoir is a highly relevant and compassionate story of […]

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Teen Talk Tuesday (9/20/16 Edition)

Teen Talk Tuesday (9/20/16 Edition)

It’s a big month for new teen titles! Check out our new YA & YA-OK releases then tune in to Early Word YA Galley Chat later today at 4pm EST (hashtag: #ewgcya), and tell us about the YA books you’ve been reading: THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE 2: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1984-1985: […]

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We ♥ Sarah Glidden’s Graphic Novels

We ♥ Sarah Glidden’s Graphic Novels

Sarah Glidden is many things: a progressive Jewish American twentysomething who is both vocal about and critical of Israeli politics in the Holy Land, a graduate of Boston University, and the author of an award-winning graphic memoir. That book, HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS, which was a 2012 YALSA Great Graphic […]

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THREE Stars for ARAB OF THE FUTURE 2

THREE Stars for ARAB OF THE FUTURE 2

Last year, Riad Sattouf‘s graphic memoir, THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984, made a huge splash in the literary world—it won the L.A. Times Book Prize for Graphic Novel/Comic and was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015. Now the sequel, THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE 2: A Childhood […]

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