Author: Rumiko Takahashi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
A collection of Mermaid comics previously published by Viz.
The New World Fairy Book
Author: Howard Angus Kennedy
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.
Author: Elizabeth Lloyd
Publisher: Zebra Books
Rock and Riot
Author: Chelsey Furedi
With all the fashion and quirks of the 50's comes the vintage queer love story that you've never heard before. Rock and Riot follows the tales of teenage delinquents learning about gender and sexual orientations while still maintaining their fabulous hair. This is the second installment in the Rock and Riot series
Dragon Age: Magekiller
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
“Dragon Age: Magekiller is a fun and engaging fantasy story for anyone who enjoys the genre.”—Comic Book Resources Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners who eliminate those that use magic to hurt others. When they betray a powerful patron intending to kill them, they’re forced to flee and join the Inquisition. Collects issues #1–#5 of the miniseries.
In the magical kingdom of Evergreen, beautiful Princess Elena is suddenly whisked away by an old woman. Undefeated champion Gallant and shy bookworm Earnest go on a quest to find “the greatest treasure in the land” so one of them can save and marry the princess. Along the way, Earnest and Gallant realize “the greatest treasure in the land” is not what they expected. This is a 28-page, full-color, illustrated children's adventure picture book with a same-sex marriage.
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publisher: Harper Collins
They call Gabriela Tree Girl. Gabi climbs trees to be within reach of the eagles and watch the sun rise into an empty sky. She is at home among the outstretched branches of the Guatemalan forests. Then one day from the safety of a tree, Gabi witnesses the sights and sounds of an unspeakable massacre. She vows to be Tree Girl no more and joins the hordes of refugees struggling to reach the Mexican border. She has lost her whole family; her entire village has been wiped out. Yet she clings to the hope that she will be reunited with her youngest sister, Alicia. Over dangerous miles and months of hunger and thirst, Gabriela's search for Alicia and for a safe haven becomes a search for self. Having turned her back on her own identity, can she hope to claim a new life? Ages 12+
Author: Mike Artell
Publisher: Good Year Books
Can you draw letters that look like bones, pencils, or tools? What about broken, slimy, or fuzzy letters? Kids will love copying these wacky alphabets, and will be inspired to create their own fonts. The book includes examples of 17 different alphabets, followed by sections on cartoon words (such as drawing words in the shape of the things they describe), special effects (such as loops), and ideas for what to do with these newly learned skills. Use this resource to encourage students to be imaginative and to make lettering that can enhance school projects of all kinds. Grades 2-8. Illustrated. GDY539.
This book explores the social origins of the Western preoccupation with health and environmental hazards. It looks at the rise of the dichotomy between the vulnerable 'in' and the threatening 'out' by examining the pathologies associated with weather, domestic space, ventilation, clothing, and travel in Britain at the turn of the 19th century.
The Carbon War
Author: Jeremy K. Leggett
Publisher: Psychology Press
This title combines reviews of two of the most important branches of urban economics: dynamics and externalities.
The Tall Book of Make-Believe
Author: Jane Werner, Jane Werner Watson
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Claus and Effect
Author: Mary Engelbreit
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
The warmth and whimsy of Mary Engelbreit's work is even better when shared with a friend -- and Mary's gift books from Andrews McMeel Publishing are the perfect way to spread the joy. This hot-selling line of 17 gift books includes titles covering friendship, marriage, birthdays, motherhood, and more.
Author: Gavin Aung Than
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Gavin Aung Than, an Australian graphic designer turned cartoonist, started the weekly Zen Pencils blog in February 2012. He describes his motivation for launching Zen Pencils: "I was working in the boring corporate graphic design industry for eight years before finally quitting at the end of 2011 to pursue my passion for illustration and cartooning. At my old job, when my boss wasn't looking, I would waste time reading Wikipedia pages, mainly biographies about people whose lives were a lot more interesting than mine. Their stories and quotes eventually inspired me to leave my job to focus on what I really wanted to do. The idea of taking these inspiring quotes, combining them with my love of drawing and sharing them with others led to the creation of Zen Pencils." "Zen Pencils deftly blends the inspired thoughts of our great creative and moral thinkers with its own fresh visual wit. Because these work as pithy history lessons illuminating timeless human truths, it's no wonder Gavin's engaging comics go viral!" —Michael Cavna, Washington Post's Comic Riffs "Sometimes all it takes is a clear, original vision and a talented hand. Gavin Aung Than and his genius of Zen Pencils gives us that together, and so much more." -–Chris Hadfield, retired astronaut and former Commander of the International Space Station "If you read this book and don't get a lump in your throat and a stirring in your heart at least once, check your pulse. You're dead." —Philip Plait, The Bad Astronomer "Gavin has the amazing ability to make words and ideas come alive. He teaches, inspires, and brings a whole new level of creativity to the quotes that hold a special place in our hearts." —Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW Author of the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly "Zen Pencils is a visual demonstration of joy and courage. Buy it for inspiration, and keep it for regular reminders of living bigger." — Chris Guillebeau, New York Times Bestselling Author of The $100 Startup
A Cold Creek Reunion
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
The Bowman family is back in this perennial favorite from New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne! He’s the one you called when you need rescuing, but who is Taft Bowman going to call when he needs help? Ten years ago Laura Pendleton, the love of his life, left town without a word. Now she’s back, with a new last name—and two adorable little ones in tow. Well, Taft was stupid enough to let her go once before…he's not about to make the same mistake again. He never stopped loving her—and one look at those adorable little faces and he knew that he is meant to be with Laura and her kids forever. All he has to do is convince her that this time he is a man she could count on! Originally published in 2012