A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang Published by Lake Union Publishing on August 2017 Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction Pages: 350 Format: ARC Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned—and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note. Desperate for answers and dreading her own engagement to a wealthy gentleman, Allene returns to her...Read More
Quakeland by Kathryn Miles Published by Dutton on August 2017 Genres: Non-Fiction Pages: 368 Format: Physical Book Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Earthquakes. You need to worry about them only if you're in San Francisco, right? Wrong. We have been making enormous changes to subterranean America, and Mother Earth, as always, has been making some of her own. . . . The consequences for our real estate, our civil engineering, and our communities will be huge because they will include earthquakes most of us do not expect and cannot imagine--at least not without reading Quakeland. Kathryn Miles descends...Read More
The Danish Way of Parenting on December 2014 Genres: Non-Fiction Pages: 224 Format: Physical Book Source: Bought Buy on Amazon Goodreads What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and well-being. Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass." Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the...Read More
Published by First Second on October 2017 Genres: Graphic Novel Pages: 176 Format: Physical Book Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Pashmina tells the story of an Indian-American girl who struggles to fit in at high school, then discovers more about her family's history with the help of her mother's magical pashmina. I received this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. A magical Pashmina helps young Pri to discover her family still in India and understand her mother and her move to America. I really enjoyed the artwork which was stylized in a sweet and...Read More
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