• Dogears: Velvet Wrapped Steel and Homicidal Royals

    Dogears: Velvet Wrapped Steel and Homicidal Royals0

    The Mothers  Brit Bennett Riverhead Books October 11, 2016 Disclaimer: An Advanced Reader’s Copy (ARC) of the book was provided by the publisher for an honest review. I found out about this book while reading the October 2016 issue of Vogue. Lupita Nyong’o was on the cover looking gorgeous as usual, and I came across

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  • Dogears: The Power of Symbolism and Storytelling

    Dogears: The Power of Symbolism and Storytelling0

    Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation Edwidge Danticat & Leslie Staub Dial Books September 1, 2015 The complexity of immigration policy may be difficult to explain to a child, but many are affected by it. Saya’s mother is an undocumented Haitian immigrant who has been detained by ICE. To ease Saya’s suffering, her

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  • Dogears: More SmallvilleGuy!

    Dogears: More SmallvilleGuy!0

    Lois Lane: Double Down Gwenda Bond Switch Press May 1, 2016 Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Jess, WWAC writer, reviewed the first Lois Lane novel Fallout, and I agreed that it was a really fun read. I adored teen Lois and was excited

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  • Interview with Matt Ruff, Author of Lovecraft Country

    Interview with Matt Ruff, Author of Lovecraft Country0

    Let’s time warp back to 2007. It’s a rainy day in Ann Arbor, Michigan and I just ducked inside the downtown Borders. I work at a library and rarely buy books, but I leaf through the new arrivals all the same. None of them hold my attention for long, and I consider giving up and

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  • Incredible Indie Tuesday: Exciting News from Image Expo!

    Incredible Indie Tuesday: Exciting News from Image Expo!1

    Last Wednesday in Seattle, Image Comics held the 6th Image Expo, an all-day event for creators to meet with press, retailers and fans. But it’s not your typical convention: there are no vendors and panels focus primarily on discussing upcoming releases with writers, artists and other team members. The convention began with publisher Eric Stephenson’s inspiring

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  • March Break? Check Out These 7 Great Horror Shows for Kids

    March Break? Check Out These 7 Great Horror Shows for Kids0

    • March 15, 2016

    Horror shows for kids are a rarity and you’re very lucky to come across one of these gems. Horror shows are often to be thought of as “inappropriate” for kids. There are a couple of different reasons for this, but we can narrow it down to one fundamental reason: they’re just too scary.  But… Isn’t that what

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