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April 12, 2018

Book Buzz: Shrill

Shrill: Notes from a Large Woman by Lindy West The word “shrill,” evocative and onomatopoetic, conjures high-pitched, grating voices. It’s used derogatorily, and it’s often aimed […]
March 22, 2018

Book Buzz: The Immortalists

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin It’s halfway through a humid summer in 1969 on New York City’s Lower East Side, and the four Gold siblings are […]
March 16, 2018

Book Buzz: The Turtle of Oman

The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye When news headlines emphasize violence and strife, it can be comforting to engross oneself in a “gentle read,” […]
February 28, 2018

Book Buzz: Read, Then Watch

Read, Then Watch: The Power of Protests (DVDs related to this year’s Whatcom READS selection, Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist) If […]
February 15, 2018

Book Buzz: The Newcomers

The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom by Helen Thorpe The refugees arrive with nothing, not even the language, having escaped violence, […]