Strange Fruit, Vol 1 : Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel C. Gill (Graphic Novel Review)

Graphic Novel | Non-fiction • 'Strange Fruit, Volume I' is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia...

Obsessed by Allison Britz (Book Review)

Book Blurb: Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities, friends, and loving parents at home. But after awakening from a vivid nightmare in which she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she was convinced the dream... Continue Reading →

Princess: Stepping out of the Shadows by Jean Sasson (Book Review)

Non-fiction • Some things never change—even in the life of a Saudi Princess! Whether it is entertaining guests in her decadent palace, jet-setting between four mansions on three different continents, or receiving opulent jewels from her adoring husband, the royal lifestyle is nothing new to Princess Sultana Al Sa’ud. And neither are the antics of the Royal Family: from a niece who constantly...

The Royal Art of Poison by Eleanor Herman (Book Review)

The story of poison is the story of power. For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns, and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family’s spoons, tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots.

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