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Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone Cover Image
By Alice Briere-Haquet, Bruno Liance (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580898270
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - November 28th, 2017

The artwork in this book is SUBLIME! I was so entranced by the soft, graphite drawings that transition from page to page and add emotional depth to Nina's story. However, the text is sparse and best serves as an introduction to her accomplishments. But hopefully this beautiful book sparks an interest to learn more of the life of this legendary singer. 


Review by Nicole

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Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872867239
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: City Lights Books - January 9th, 2018

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is not only a brilliant historian (she wrote “An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States”), but was also an avid gun enthusiast and belonged to an armed underground group. Who better to write a book arguing that the second amendment and white supremacy are inextricably bound, and that the mainstream gun debate is just a dichotomy between two red herrings? This book is going to make people on both sides of the gun debate uncomfortable, and it is a necessary discomfort. 


Review by Anje