We Go High: How 30 Women of Colour Achieved Greatness against all Odds by Nicole Elli

We Go High: How 30 Women of Colour Achieved Greatness against all Odds by Nicole Elli

Follow the life lessons of 30 remarkable women of colour who are making their mark on society and culture.

“When you are struggling and you start thinking about giving up, I want you to remember something … and that is the power of hope.” —Michelle Obama (White House speech, 2017)

We Go High brings together the inspiring stories, motivational quotes, and personal philosophies of 30 influential women of color who have sought to overcome challenges in their lives.

From activists to scientists, artists to sporting icons, each woman’s story is different—but all have in common a deep-seated resilience to fight against the prejudices and barriers to success that women of color face on a daily basis. The book features political powerhouses such as Kamala Harris and Stacey Abrams, as well as businesswomen like Arundhati Bhattacharya and Angelica Ross, and writers Michaela Coel and Amanda Gorman.

With 30 stunning, specially commissioned portraits, We Go High not only celebrates these remarkable women’s achievements, but uncovers the personal beliefs, attitudes, and determination that drive them.

Children’s Illustrated Animal Atlas

Children’s Illustrated Animal Atlas

Bring the amazing animal kingdom right into your home! Packed with fun facts about animals and more than 40 full-color maps that detail the countries where they live.

This fabulous educational book for kids zooms-in on countries and continents to show key animal habitats and locations around the world. A thrilling animal adventure around the globe, perfect for kids ages 6–8.

Each colorful map in this children’s book is bursting with animal facts, combining illustrations with gorgeous photographs that highlight each continent’s most iconic animals. From the tallest mountains and desolate deserts to wild grasslands and tropical rain forests; it covers key habitats and locations for each country.

Packed with tons of fun facts and figures, the Children’s Illustrated Animal Atlas explains where these hidden habitats are found and what the local climate is like. Find descriptions and illustrations of the plants and animals that live in them, making the information easy for kids to comprehend.

This children’s atlas also includes a super awesome, colorful world map pull-out poster showing every corner of the world and animals that live in each country. Through this educational atlas, children are shown how to read a map, use a map key, follow a compass, and how to judge scale and distance.

Charming and informative, this kids’ atlas is a delightful addition to every child’s library.

Puppy Love by P.K. Hallinan,

Puppy Love by P.K. Hallinan,

A children’s picture book that poetically shares the joy and love a dog feels in the hands of a thoughtful, devoted child.

In Puppy Love, a boy and his puppy enjoy their day together searching for creatures, appreciating nature, playing in the park, watching TV, and finally going to bed, where it is revealed to the reader that the entire book has been from the perspective of the puppy, who is happy spending all his time with the young boy who cares for him.

The message of this book, about the loving heart of a puppy, is applicable to the owning and raising all animals, by all ages and classes, and can help many people see more clearly the tenderness and loyalty of animals. It’s essential reading for all young children with pets, all children who want pets, and animal lovers of all ages.

The Writing of Fiction by Edith Wharton

The Writing of Fiction by Edith Wharton

A rare work of nonfiction from Edith Wharton, The Writing of Fiction contains timeless advice on writing and reading well from the first woman ever to win a Pulitzer Prize—now with a new introduction by Brandon Taylor.

In 1921, Edith Wharton won a Pulitzer Prize for her first novel, The Age of Innocence. Over the course of her career, she would continue to produce beloved, bestselling work—from The House of Mirth to The Custom of the Country—and gained a reputation for her incisive critiques of her upper-class social circle. To each new generation of readers, her work remains fresh, formally remarkable, and endlessly entertaining.

The Writing of Fiction is a window into Wharton’s mind as she ponders the intertwined arts of writing and reading. Wharton provides invaluable insight on the subjects of character, the challenge of finely-tuned short stories, the construction of a novel, and more. Beyond a treatise on craft, The Writing of Fiction is a sweeping meditation by a masterful practitioner and a rare chance to experience the inimitable voice of one of America’s most influential novelists.

Ghosts of Science Past by Joseph Sieracki, Jesse Lonergan

Ghosts of Science Past by Joseph Sieracki, Jesse Lonergan

A teenager desperate to pass his Biology final is visited in the night, Christmas Carol-style, by the spirits of some of the greatest scientists in history.

Trevor suffers from an ailment common among high schoolers: apathy. He snoozes through science class, distrusts his teachers, and would rather stay up all night playing video games than studying for his upcoming science quiz. With an “F” in Biology looming ominously in Trevor’s near future unless he finds motivation, Trevor’s parents take away his video games for a week in an effort to make him buckle down and study. When he opens up his book, however, an epic adventure begins, and the greatest scientists in history become his guides—literally!

For Ages 10 and up!

The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

“For my money, no literary antiheroine can best Undine.” —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

Edith Wharton’s compulsively readable 20th century classic about the conquests of Undine Spragg, the glamorous and insatiable social climber—now with a new introduction by Brandon Taylor.

Undine Spragg is beautiful—anyone in New York will admit to as much. But what is the point of beauty if no one can see you? The Spraggs left the Midwest in search of a glamorous life for their daughter. Now, cooped up in a gilded uptown hotel they can barely afford, they begin to fear their move to the big city was for naught. But Undine is determined. And Undine always gets her way.

What follows is a tactical climb to the pinnacle of affluence and early 20th-century high society that will amaze and mortify. Witty and devasting, The Custom of the Country is an astute comedy of manners and a scathing satire of upper-class life that bites to this day. More than a century after its original publication, Edith Wharton’s 1913 masterpiece remains an un-put-downable showcase for one of the most memorable, controversial anti-heroines in American literature.

The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik

The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A budding dark sorceress determined not to use her formidable powers uncovers yet more secrets about the workings of her world in the stunning sequel to A Deadly Education, the start of Naomi Novik’s groundbreaking crossover series.

In Wisdom, Shelter.

That’s the official motto of the Scholomance. I suppose you could even argue that it’s true—only the wisdom is hard to come by, so the shelter’s rather scant.

Our beloved school does its best to devour all its students—but now that I’ve reached my senior year and have actually won myself a handful of allies, it’s suddenly developed a very particular craving for me. I haven’t any idea how my allies and I are going to make it through the graduation hall alive.

Unless, of course, I finally accept my foretold destiny of dark sorcery and destruction. That would certainly let me sail straight out of here. The course of wisdom, surely. But I’m not giving in—not to the mals, not to fate, and especially not to the Scholomance. I’m going to get myself and my friends out of this hideous place for good—even if it’s the last thing I do.

Calvin by JR Ford

Calvin by JR Ford

In this joyful and impactful picture book, a transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time.

Calvin has always been a boy, even if the world sees him as a girl. He knows who he is in his heart and in his mind but he hasn’t yet told his family. Finally, he can wait no longer: “I’m not a girl,” he tells his family. “I’m a boy–a boy in my heart and in my brain.” Quick to support him, his loving family takes Calvin shopping for the swim trunks he’s always wanted and back-to-school clothes and a new haircut that helps him look and feel like the boy he’s always known himself to be. As the first day of school approaches, he’s nervous and the “what-ifs” gather up inside him. But as his friends and teachers rally around him and he tells them his name, all his “what-ifs” begin to melt away.

Inspired by the authors’ own transgender child and accompanied by warm and triumphant illustrations, this authentic and personal text promotes kindness and empathy, offering a poignant and inclusive back-to-school message: all should feel safe, respected, and welcomed.

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard

From the world’s leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest-a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery.

Simard writes of her own life, born and raised into a logging world in the rainforests of British Columbia, of her days as a child spent cataloging the trees from the forest and how she came to love and respect them-embarking on a journey of discovery, and struggle. And as she writes of her scientific quest, she writes of her own journey-of love and loss, of observation and change, of risk and reward, making us understand how deeply human scientific inquiry exists beyond data and technology, that it is about understanding who we are and our place in the world, and, in writing of her own life, we come to see the true connectedness of the Mother Tree that nurtures the forest in the profound ways that families and human societies do, and how these inseparable bonds enable all our survival.

Hell of a Book by Jason Mott

Hell of a Book by Jason Mott

Now in paperback, the 2021 National Book Award winner and national bestseller: An astounding work of fiction from a New York Times bestselling author, always deeply honest and at times electrically funny, that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans, and America as a whole.

In Hell of a Book, an African-American author sets out on a cross-country book tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives the novel and is the scaffolding of something much larger and urgent: since the novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour.

Throughout, these characters’ stories build and build and as they converge, they astonish. For while this heartbreaking and magical book entertains and is at once about family, love of parents and children, art, and money, there always is the tragic story of a police shooting playing over and over on the news.

Who has been killed? Who is The Kid? Will the author finish his book tour, and what kind of world will he leave behind? Unforgettably powerful, an electrifying high-wire act, ideal for book clubs and the book Mott says he has been writing in his head for ten years, Hell of a Book in its final twists truly becomes its title.

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