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Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser

A deep look into one of the most iconic and influential female writers, Susan Sontag. This captivating narrative describes the radical and groundbreaking achievements in her personal life and her professional career. It includes archives not shared before that give a fascinating look at the lesser known details of her most significant accomplishments. Her life spanned some of the world’s biggest conflicts and her perspective directly challenges social norms and calls for change. Susan Sontag’s story is inspirational and reminds us to live as our authentic selves and stand up for what we believe in. - SC

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ISBN: 9780062896391
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Published: Ecco - September 17th, 2019

It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way written by Kyo Maclear illus. by Julie Morstad

Gyo Fujikawa’s is the inspiring story of a Japanese American woman succeeding despite the social limitations of the early 1900s. This well-illustrated book will appeal to anyone interested in art, history, and feminism. Gyo’s dedication to bringing her multicultural artwork into the mainstream media was groundbreaking and, I believe, her greatest accomplishment and contribution to creating a more diverse society. - SC

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By Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062447623
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Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019

The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown written by Mac Barnett illus. by Sarah Jacoby

Margaret is unique and free-spirited, indulging her curious nature and remaining determined when faced with adversity. This book playfully explores the beautiful and the ugly in the world, encouraging readers to be ourselves and do what make us happy even if that makes us different. - Sheila

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By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062393449
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 21st, 2019

Piatti by Stacy Adimando

Piatti is an introduction to Italian cuisine and an exploration of the historical background of some of the foods that have helped shape Italian culture. The wide range of recipes explores the classic tastes and textures of Italy incorporated into interesting plates suited for the American palate. The author includes her own personal experience in traveling to Italy to reconnect with her roots. The recipes in Piatti are drawn from seasonal and local foods, from vegetables to cured meats. A collection that lets the reader explore the taste of Italy and its rich culture. - Sheila

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By Stacy Adimando, Linda Pugliese (Photographs by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452169576
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 7th, 2019

How to Date Men When You Date Men by Blythe Roberson

Smart, bold, and funny - How to Date Men When You Hate Men is an array of reflections on the author's personal experience on dating. A playful collection of stories that illustrate the writer's experience with the male species. While heavy on the patriarchy topic, Roberson is full of great information and witty comebacks to misogynistic comments. - SC

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ISBN: 9781250193421
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 8th, 2019

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