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“Remember the Ladies” And Their Novels…

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 3/25 5:00A catherine.ritchie
In honor of Women s History Month, here s a look at three classic woman-authored novels featuring female lead characters. The Street Ann Petry (1946) Ann Petry (1908-1997) was the first African-American woman to write a novel selling over a...

Book Review: Monstress by Marjorie Liu

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 3/18 5:00A Karyn Choi
In commemoration of Women s History Month, I chose to review a graphic novel made by women, of women, and for all.  In a rare team-up, the author (Marjorie Liu), illustrator (Sana Takeda), and editor (Jennifer M. Smith) are all women, Continue...

Picture Books for Women’s History Month

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 3/13 4:08A Lauren Hough
It s Women s History month and what better way to teach our kids about the awesome ladies of the past than with some amazing picture books. It is important that we teach our children, especially girls, that they have all the potential Continue...

Great Britten!

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 3/4 5:00A andrew.anderson
I thought that one up myself, but that probably won t hold up in court—it s no doubt been used before, and as puns go, it s pretty bad. Yes, pun: there’s a Brittish…errr, a British composer named Benjamin Britten who has been Continue reading

YA Book Review: How It Went Down, by Kekla Magoon

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 2/25 5:00A YA Specialist
How It Went Down, by Kekla Magoon tells the tragic story of Tariq Johnson, a young black man fatally shot by a white man and how this act of violence affects an entire community. In Tariq’s hometown of Underhill, crime and Continue reading

Children’s February Reads: Bernard and the Problem Of Too Many Kisses

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 2/21 6:55A Dixie Suarez
No more kisses for Bernard! story and pictures by Niki Daly ‘Tis the month of lovey-dovey stuff and lots of kisses but some kids hate kisses and Bernard is one of those kids. In No more kisses for Bernard!  his super Continue reading

Book Review: Reclaiming Conversation, by Sherry Turkle

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 2/11 5:00A Mark Draz
There is a wealth of information and speculation on how technology affects us. Books like The Shallows: what the Internet is doing to our brains have crystallized concerns (which have been extensively debated) that technological advances can have...

Book review: Sting, by Sandra Brown

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 2/4 5:00A Humanities Specialist
Sting, the latest novel by Romance-Suspense master Sandra Brown, turns the typical romance novel formula upside down by showing just how deadly love can be. Sting begins with a woman walking into a bar. It may sound like a familiar Continue reading
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