MORE 'HISTORY' POSTS
"In my book YUSUF AZEEM IS NOT A HERO, I explore many aspects of a post 9/11 world and how they affected my community."
Joy, Connection and Community: Finding Pride in Books During a Pandemic, a conversation between Robin Stevenson and Tom Ryan
Robin Stevenson and Tom Ryan talk about writing "a big queer Canadian YA novel" together.
A really interesting read with a conversational tone, vibrant format, and so much historical information. A necessary addition to collections.
Why I Wrote Strongman. Facts Matter. So Does History, a guest post by Kenneth C. Davis
What makes a country fall to a dictator? How does an entire nation follow an authoritarian leader –a Strongman—down a dangerous and deadly path? How does democracy die?
Pinguicha urges readers to question history, ask who wrote the stories, and present and amplify the narratives that have been ignored, hidden, and distorted.
Lilliam Rivera explains why she decided to find ways to incorporate history in her young adult novels as a way to let characters explore their cities through a historical lens.
Becoming anything is hard. Rebuilding when the pieces are shattered so small is a whole different way of becoming.
Though a bit of a disappointment, I still think this is worthwhile to have in collections just for the fact that it makes history accessible to readers who may otherwise give it a pass and because it does a worthy job of educating readers' on this awful pandemic.
How History (and Librarians) Inspire Freedom of the Press, a guest post by Mary Cronk Farrell
Mary Cronk Farrell joins us to talk about her new book, Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII, discriminatory assignments, and the importance of the press.
Book Review: Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager and Zoe More O’Ferrall
Publisher’s description This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG. World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard of many of them. Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep […]