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Fermentation as Metaphor

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781645020219
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 15th, 2020

 

Fermentation is about breaking down to build up, whether that be bacteria and yeast breaking down sugars to make delicious food, or concepts being broken apart, examined, and put together in new ways. Katz is the expert in fermentation practices. Here, he uses fermentation as a metaphor fo  life, examining how we can draw inspiration from fermentation processes in order to live a more balanced, supportive, and aware life.

Marika


The Blue House

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893369
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2020

What makes a home? In this beautiful picture book, Wahl explores the emotional arc of moving. But her story goes beyond the simple act of packing and leaving: the child and their father are pushed out of their home due to gentrification, and their family is just the two of them. Though a subject many authors have dealt with, The Blue House is a creative, alternative way of looking at moving. Warm, welcoming, and lovely!

Marika


You Should See Me in a Crown

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781338503265
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

I haven't read much YA the past few years- it takes something special for me to pick up a YA novel. But the audio of You Should See Me in a Crown gave me the equivalent of driveway moments on my runs (okay, I just kept running so I could listen more). With dynamic, multifaceted characters, a distinctive voice, and a swoon-worthy prom love story, this novel has it all. Better yet? The strong friendships, family relationships, and romances are both quirkily real and heartwarming.

Marika 


Comics: Easy as ABC!

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By Ivan Brunetti, Francoise Mouly (Introduction by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781943145393
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Published: Toon Graphics - April 2nd, 2019

 

I get a lot of requests for drawing books...and it’s not just because I’m an art professor! Full of cartooning exercises, this book is great if you’re looking for a summertime activity, or know a kid who’s into comics.

Marika


Wild Fermentation

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Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, 2nd Edition Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781603586283
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - August 19th, 2016

 

I’ve picked up this book every weekend for the past few months as I check ratios or timing for one of the many ferments currently bubbling away. If you’re looking to use your radish and carrot tops, preserve your farmer’s market bounty, or make something salty for those hot, sweaty days, this is the fermentation handbook!

Marika


Banned Book Club

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$15.00
ISBN: 9781945820427
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - May 19th, 2020

 

A gorgeously drawn comics memoir of joining a college book  club in South Korea 1983, and the thoughts, choices, and trials it sparked. Fast-paced, smart, and utterly compelling, this is the activist comics memoir YA readers are looking for.

Marika


Eek, You Reek!

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781512482010
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - October 1st, 2019

This fun, dynamic collection of poems highlights animals that stink! Stellar illustrations featuring expressive animal characters and detailed backgrounds accompany each poem. With actual facts in the poems and strong back matter, this book will appeal to everyone from goofy kids to teachers.

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