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Human Diversity

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Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners

Looking for something different to read, to challenge you, then check out the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners, which honor books that address racism and diversity. The 2020 books have been announced "The new books explore human diversity in riveting style, putting the lie to racism and ableism even as reading them knits us closer together in times when we must be apart," said prize manager Karen Long. I have included the ebook link for those available in the Wisconsin Digital Library and at the end the library book.

Apr 2, 2020

March is Women's History Month

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Ebooks & Audiobooks

Looking for something to read or listen to?  There are many titles to choose from in the Wisconsin Digitial Library with your public library card. Since March is Women's History Month, why not check out some nonfiction books about women? Below are a few suggestions. I tried to choose ones that are available now (or at least were when I was writing this post). There are many more if you do a subject search "Women's Studies".

Mar 25, 2020

More than she bargained for

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A review of A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal

The Lusitania has recently been sunk. World War I is ongoing and the United States is trying to stay neutral. That is the setting for a new historical mystery set in 1915 New York City. The main character of A Front Page Affair is a privileged young woman journalist who has started working at the New York Sentinel. Capability Weeks, aka Kitty, works for the Ladies page editor as an apprentice. Her first assignment is to cover a society party, the Independence Day gala north of the city. At the party a man she has interviewed has been shot and killed.

Mar 3, 2020

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Holocaust survivor stories
January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It also marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Below of list of survivor stories. By reading about their experiences we can remember and reflect on this dark time in our history. 
 
Jan 23, 2020

Mysteries on my To Be Read list

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New Fall and Winter Titles
It's still Autumn, but the weather feels like Winter has arrived early. The cold weather provides the perfect opportunity to find a cozy spot and curl up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. I've been sharing a list of new mysteries that I am looking forward to read. They include meeting and catching up with some new and some old familiar characters.
 
  • The Clockmaker  by Jane A Adams [9/3]
    character: Scotland Yard Det. Chief Insp. Henry Johnstone
Nov 13, 2019

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