This book considers the relationship between African American women and Mary of Nazareth. After examining the history of black American motherhood during slavery and beyond, this book then gives an overview of the existing views of Mary in both the church and the academy.
I had the opportunity to interview L.R. Hay, and I was particularly moved by the section of this interview where she shares about how she went the extra mile for a young reader with sight loss.
The Office: The Untold Story by Andy Green is a must read for fans of The Office television show! More fun than beets, bears, or even Battlestar Gallactica!
.My name is Rebecca and I am a voracious reader. I am also a visually impaired writer and I love to support other authors with disabilities. On this blog, I make an effort to share information about books that include characters that have disabilities. Diverse representation in media is something about which I am incredibly… Continue reading 2019 Year Round Up: Books Related to Disability
The book is rich with historical details about England in the early Tudor period. I have a soft spot for novels set during this time in history, and Hickson's writing reminds me of another Philippa Gregory, who is one of my favorite authors.
Screenwriter William Osborne discusses his latest work of YA Historical Fiction, Jupiter's Fire. He shares about the difference between writing a novel and writing for the screen, his inspiration, and the research required to write historical fiction.
Beautiful, Complicated Family: Volume 1 and Beautiful, Complicated Family: Volume 2 explore the connections that can hold people together or tear them apart. The stories in this collection capture struggles that are common in today’s families—secrets, mother-daughter conflicts, coping with aging family members, and a more subtle question of what makes a family.
Dr. Frances Kelsey battled hierarchy, patriarchy, and the Establishment in an effort to prove that Thalidomide was dangerous. Frankie is her story.
Page's writing is as gritty as the sandy prairie and he does not shy away from coarse language or difficult topics. Page has created something raw and gritty that is full of local flavor. The reader can feel the heat of the pounding sun and smell the scent of the farm animals. Life on the ranch is hard and oftentimes painful; as such, Page's writing will cause readers who would prefer to imagine an idealized version of the American West to be uncomfortable. His writing forces his readers to reckon with the harsh realities of life and how we treat the environment.
The partnership of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace was one that would change science forever. They were an unlikely pair – one the professor son of a banker, the other the only child of an acclaimed poet and a social-reforming mathematician – but perhaps that is why their work is so revolutionary.