Books for Indigenous People’s Day

Today is marked as Columbus Day, however, the legacy of Christopher Columbus has been in hot contention in recent years. There has been so much controversey that it has caused some US states to change the name of the federal holiday from “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous People’s Day”, finally giving recognition to the people who were the true founders of most lands of the world.

Most of us, including myself, have been remiss in our education of Indigenous People’s history. But now is our chance to learn about a past that was conveniently left out of our school textbooks. If you are interested to learn more about Indigenous People (and not just in the United States, but all across the world), here are some great book selections that will give you a great start:

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Books to Read This Month: October Edition

October may be the perfect month to read haunting and spooky reads but that is not the only thing that can keep you entertained in this “chilling” month. This month, we book lovers are bombarded with some exciting releases yu don’t want to put down! (Particularly one new book from a favorite author in which I did not want to end❤):

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Great Graphic Novels of NYCC

New York Comic Con may have come and gone but that doesn’t mean the reading of comic books have to end! Graphic Novels and mangas gives us readers another alternative way for stories can be told and, as years gone by, they have become more fresh and just as realistic and entertaining compared to prose books. If you are looking to jump in the world of comic books or already a lover of them, here are some new releases that have been creating a lot of buzz but will also make you want to dive more into the world of comic books:

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Controversial but Necessary: Recent Releases for Banned Books Week

While being on this book committee at work, I have read some amazing books this year. Some of these books, I feel, really should be highlighted to our library community and helmed as one the best books of the year for their ingenuity and compelling storytelling. Continue reading “Controversial but Necessary: Recent Releases for Banned Books Week”

A Year in Books: 2018

And another year of reading passes on by…

2018 turned out to be a great year for books. Not only did I manage to start a book club but I also managed to read books outside my comfort zone, which turned out to be not a bad experience.  Most of the books read this year took me on exciting new adventures while others left me at a dead-end. Unfortunately, I was unable to complete my own reading challenge but that didn’t stop me from not only reaching my reading goal of 70 books, but also reading a diverse collection of books. Overall, my books of 2018 encouraged me to read more and get excited for what my choices will be in 2019. Continue reading “A Year in Books: 2018”

2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time

For the very first time, a graphic novel has been added to this year’s longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Sabrina by Nick Drnaso explores the terrifying effect of the 24-hour news after a girl disappeared.  Continue reading “2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time”

Friday Debate: Comic Books and Their Movies

Friday Deabte

Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question:  Continue reading “Friday Debate: Comic Books and Their Movies”

PRIDE Books To Take Pride In

June marks the commencement of LGBT Pride Month, a month-long celebration of both the honor of the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the stand against the discrimination towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. And there is no better way to start off this month right by reading amazing books that highlight LGBT themes. So here are ten great book recommendations that you’ll definitely take PRIDE in: Continue reading “PRIDE Books To Take Pride In”

Book Review: March Book 1-3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell

Format: Paperback

Pages: Book 1 (128 pages), Book 2 (192 pages), Book 3 (246 pages)

Published: Book 1 (August 13, 2013), Book 2 (January 13, 2015), Book 3 (August 2, 2016)

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

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Muslim Superhero To Be Added To Marvel Cinematic Universe

Kamala Khan may be heading to a big screen near you!

Marvel Studios Kevin Feige dropped hints recently in an interview that plans are in the works to introduce Ms. Marvel, or Kamala Khan to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If this becomes a reality, Ms. Marvel  would be the first Muslim superhero portrayed on the big screen.  Continue reading “Muslim Superhero To Be Added To Marvel Cinematic Universe”