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“The Century of Women” by Maria Bucur-Deckard
This groundbreaking text explores the unprecedented shifts in politics, demographics, economics, culture, knowledge, and kinship that women have wrought in the 20th and 21st centuries. Global in scope, the book provides a comparative analysis of developments around the world to show both progress as well as new tensions and forms of inequality that have emerged from women’s entry into politics, wage employment, education and the production of culture.
“Little Leaders” by Vashti Harrison
Enlightening texts paired with compelling illustrations bring to life iconic and lesser-known female figures in black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou and filmmaker Julie Dash. Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models and ordinary women who have done extraordinary things – bold women whose actions and beliefs have helped make the world a better place for generations of girls and women to come.
“Women Scientists in Math and Coding” by Catherine Brereton
Before modern desktops and laptops, there were human “computers” or mathematicians who performed complex calculations. Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan were among the greatest of computers, but their vital work at NASA has been largely ignored in history. This immersive book explores the lives and achievements of ingenious mathematicians and coders throughout history, such as Johnson, Jackson and Vaughan. Original illustrations and stunning photography shine a light on the lives of these incredible women.
“Wok recipes and techniques” by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
From the author of “The Food Lab” comes a comprehensive, step-by-step guide with visuals to cooking with a wok using science, humor, and accessible instructions. The physical heft of this book is significant and you can start by preparing the range of sauces from the shallot flavored ginger oil or the mystery flavor sauce and then try your skills with various dishes that cover the world cuisine of wok cooking. This book offers a range of skills and techniques from beginner to professional chef to use the wok to cook quick and versatile dishes infused with flavor.
“Evergreen: Grim Tales & Verses From the Gloomy Northwest” edited by Sharma Shields and Maya Jewell Zeller
An anthology of 56 North West writers, many from the North West interior, share stories, essays and poems that Shields collectively describes as “the literature of despair”. The range of voices covers not only a sense of belonging, but also perspectives on colonialism, environmentalism, the experience of the pandemic, identity and faith lost and found. What connects each vulnerable piece of writing is the “mapping us into an evergreen community root system of me”.
“Moon San Juan Islands: Best Hikes, Local Spots & Weekend Getaways” by Don Pitcher
Our entire travel section is regularly updated due to these guides updating to offer the most up-to-date information. Whether you’re looking for regional or international travel, we have physical travel guides and many of these titles are also available on our Libby app. The San Juan Islands are one of the great gems of the Pacific Northwest and can be explored on a budget or with a luxury mindset. This new guide takes you across the islands by land, sea, lakes and trails with insider information on local favorite places off the beaten path and, of course, where to stay or camp.
“The Magic Shack” by Mary Pope Osborne
The beloved series returns to the library with fresh new paperback copies of Books #1-28. Immerse yourself or discover for the first time the charm of Jack and Annie’s enchanted treehouse that has captured the hearts of many young readers.
“The Narrative Thread” by Idaho Commission on the Arts
A vivid compilation of local refugee stories combining written accounts with depictions sewn from real textiles. Suitable for an adult and mixed audience.
“Black Cake” by Charmaine Wilkerson
A pick of the “Reading With Jenna” book club, this long-awaited debut novel follows estranged siblings around the world as they mourn their late mother. Both heartfelt and mysterious, Wilkerson takes readers on a journey of memories, motivations and family secrets.