Quantcast

Books

Subscribe

New Book Release: "Unleash The Prophets"

Have you ever had a word bubbling on the inside with a burning desire to release it, but was told to hold it for later? Well, "Unleash The Prophets" is for you. It will help you know the when and ...

"Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix" by Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by Edel Rodriguez

Sometimes, when you're feeling just a little bit sad, humming a song can help. It doesn't have to be anything fancy; it doesn't even have to have words. Just a little bit of song, quietly to yourself, can make things ...

"A Reason for Hope" by Kristin von Kreisler

Bad things happen to good people. This is something you know, but why you? When the worst can happen, why does it? Were you were born under unlucky stars or with terrible karma? Maybe you're just some poor, forgotten schlub ...

Books: The Best of 2021

There's still a lot of winter left. That's the fact staring you in the face. Once the holiday decorations are down, the toys are all put away, and you've rediscovered your gift certificates... what do you do with them? You ...

"Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States" by Anne Pollock

Something inside isn't working quite right. Your stomach hurts, your lungs are on fire, you gurgle where you shouldn't, and there's a sharp pain where there wasn't one yesterday. You've tried every home remedy there is, but something inside you ...

"I'm Possible: A Story of Survival, A Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream" by Richard Antoine White

Each note is an individual. You know that, but you probably don't hear it that way. No, your ears are catching a mountain stream of notes that whisper and shout to create your favorite song, the one that runs through ...

"Make Good the Promises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies," edited by Kinshasha Holman Conwill and Paul Gardullo

Scout's honor. It's a pledge, hope to die, and pinky swear. Someone's offered their word and now you have expectations. They've made a solemn vow and you'll hold them responsible but remember: as in the new book "Make Good the ...

"Change Sings: A Children's Anthem" by Amanda Gorman, pictures by Loren Long

You don't like that. It wasn't what you wanted. You didn't ask for it and you're not happy. Things shouldn't be that way. It's not right, and you don't like it. Somebody needs to fix this, so why not you? ...

"Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America" by Keisha N. Blain

Tis the season of giving. A few coins in a bucket, folded dollars in an envelope, an extra donation to the church, you don't mind. Wrap a small gift for a child in need, give to someone who has nothing, ...

"Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence" by Anita Hill

The grab was savage. You yelped because you weren't expecting it. Because it shouldn't have happened. It was rough enough to leave marks on your skin, little round marks like fingertips; for sure, it left marks on your self-confidence but ...

"There She Was: The Secret History of Miss America" by Amy Argetsinger

You'd been doing it since you were a year old. But now you'd have to re-learn to wave. No more hand-flap or finger-wiggle, no more exuberant arm over the head like a cowpoke on a mechanical bull; no, you have ...

"Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood" by Dawn Turner

Go left or go right? It seems that at every point in life, you need a decision: take a familiar street, or a route you rarely travel? A restaurant you frequent, or something new for dinner? Sometimes, the choices won't ...

"How the Word is Passed" by Clint Smith

History, they say, repeats itself. Look back a few hundred years, and you can see corresponding events, world-wide and through time. Parallels are interesting to spot; some people might even take them as a warning, so that atrocities, inhumanities, and ...

"The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal" by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.

You can barely stand to look. You open your eyes quick, though, and scan because you need to be informed but the news is sometimes hard to take lately. Consuming in small bites may be best, or devour it if ...

"Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California's Wildfires" by Jaime Lowe

Your oversized plastic tote is all packed. You don't want to think about it, but if you have to bug out, you can. A backup laptop, extra dog bowls, every irreplaceable document, it's all there, ready to slide into the ...

Previous