B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet (American Ballet Theatre)

B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet by John Robert Allman illustrator Rachel Dean from Random House An A–Z celebration of the world of ballet, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre. A is for arabesque, B is for Baryshnikov, and C is for Coppélia in this beautifully illustrated, rhyming A–Z of ballet terminology, stars, dances, positions, creators, … Continue reading B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet (American Ballet Theatre)

Boys Dance! (American Ballet Theatre)

Boys Dance! by John Robert Allman illustrator Luciano Lozano from Random House A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre. Boys who love to dance are center stage in this encouraging, positive, rhyming picture book about guys who love to pirouette, jeté, and plié. Created in partnership … Continue reading Boys Dance! (American Ballet Theatre)

Families Belong

Families Belong by Dan Saks illustrator Brooke Smart from Rise x Penguin Workshop A rhyming, light-hearted celebration of families being – and belonging – together. Families belong Together like a puzzle Different sized people One big snuggle This deliciously warm board book is an appreciation of the unconditional love and comfort shared within a family. Through a handful … Continue reading Families Belong

Transforming Sexual Narratives

Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy by Suzanne Iasenza from Routledge Transforming Sexual Narratives offers readers the opportunity to address complex sexual problems through Narrative Relational Sex Therapy (NRST), an original approach that Suzanne Iasenza has developed during twenty-five years of clinical practice. This method presents a deeper, richer way of thinking about sexual challenges, … Continue reading Transforming Sexual Narratives

Sing and Shout

Sing and Shout: The Mighty Voice of Paul Robeson by Susan Goldman Rubin from Highlights This comprehensive biography, written by the celebrated nonfiction author of Coco Chanel and Give Us the Vote, Susan Goldman Rubin, who explores the tumultuous and passionate life of activist, singer, and actor Paul Robeson. When faced with the decision to remain silent or be ostracized, Paul Robeson chose to sing, … Continue reading Sing and Shout

Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball

Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball by Russell Ginns from Delacorte / Random House Get ready for more round‑the‑world adventure with Samantha Spinner and her brother, Nipper, in the third book in this hilarious, puzzle‑packed series filled with super‑secret messages! Perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and classics like Holes. At last! Samantha Spinner tracked down … Continue reading Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits—Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More by Paul Hirsch from Chicago Review Press A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last 50 years by Paul Hirsch, … Continue reading A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away

A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are

A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are by Flynn Coleman from Counterpoint A groundbreaking narrative on the urgency of ethically designed AI and a guidebook to reimagining life in the era of intelligent technology The Age of Intelligent Machines is upon us, and we are at a reflection point. The proliferation of fast-moving technologies, … Continue reading A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are

Sorted

Sorted by Jackson Bird from Tiller Press / Simon & Schuster An unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how, through a childhood of gender mishaps and an awkward adolescence, he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man in his mid-twenties. When Jackson Bird was twenty-five, he came out as transgender to … Continue reading Sorted

Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs

Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs by Russell Ginns illustrator Barbara Fisinger from Delacorte / Random House The second book in the Samantha Spinner series, following Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans and preceding Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball. Get ready for more round-the-world adventure with Samantha Spinner and her brother Nipper in the second book in this … Continue reading Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs

Dannemora

Dannemora: Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State by Charles A. Gardner from Citadel / Kensington The prison break, the manhunt, the inside story: In June 2015, two vicious convicted murderers broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, in New York’s “North Country,” launching the most extensive manhunt … Continue reading Dannemora

Honeysmoke

Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color by Monique Fields illustrator Yesenia Moises from Imprint / Macmillan A young multiracial girl looks around her world for her color. She finally chooses her own, and creates a new word for herself―honeysmoke. Simone wants a color. She asks Mama, “Am I black or white?” “Boo,” Mama says, just like mamas … Continue reading Honeysmoke

We

We: An Adoption and a Memoir by Ben Barnz from Wyatt–MacKenzie Publishing We centers on the story of Barnz adopting a child and the legal battle with the birthfather that began the day after the child’s birth – and two days before 9/11. The book interweaves this narrative with Barnz’s path to parenthood – beginning with his closeted … Continue reading We

How the Internet Happened

How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone by Brian McCullough from Liveright / Norton Tech-guru Brian McCullough delivers a rollicking history of the internet, why it exploded, and how it changed everything. The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we … Continue reading How the Internet Happened

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress by Susan Goldman Rubin from Abrams Award-winning author of Give Us the Vote and Sing and Shout: The Mighty Voice of Paul Robeson, Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the best known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco’s development as … Continue reading Coco Chanel

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans by Russell Ginns from Delacorte / Random House Get ready for round-the-world adventure with Sam Spinner and her brother Nipper in the first book in a new hilarious, puzzle-packed series filled with super-secret messages! Perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and classics like Holes. This is the first title in … Continue reading Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans

Armstrong & Charlie

Armstrong & Charlie by Steven B. Frank from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Charlie isn’t looking forward to sixth grade. If he starts sixth grade, chances are he’ll finish it. And when he does, he’ll grow older than the brother he recently lost. Armstrong isn’t looking forward to sixth grade, either. When his parents sign him up for Opportunity Busing to a … Continue reading Armstrong & Charlie