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Reads tagged with “Groundwood Books”

An Illustrated Fictional Day in the Real Lives of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein
An Illustrated Fictional Day in the Real Lives of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein

Parisian misadventures in multitasking drawn from one of history’s great loves.

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The King of the Birds: The Illustrated Story of Flannery O’Connor and Her Beloved Peacock
The King of the Birds: The Illustrated Story of Flannery O’Connor and Her Beloved Peacock

“It all started with a chicken who could walk backwards and forwards.”

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A Year Without Mom: A Gorgeous Graphic Novel About Separation and Reunion, the End of Childhood, and the Tradeoffs of Happiness
A Year Without Mom: A Gorgeous Graphic Novel About Separation and Reunion, the End of Childhood, and the Tradeoffs of Happiness

From the universals of first love to the complexities of geopolitical history, a tender tale of becoming.

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Bright Sky, Starry City: An Illustrated Love Letter to Our Communion with the Cosmos, Celebrating Women Astronomers
Bright Sky, Starry City: An Illustrated Love Letter to Our Communion with the Cosmos, Celebrating Women Astronomers

A warm and wonderful ode to the universe for the modern urban astronomer.

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The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course of Medicine
The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course of Medicine

How a voraciously curious little boy became one of the world’s greatest healers.

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Friend or Foe?: A Lovely Illustrated Fable About Making Sense of Otherness
Friend or Foe?: A Lovely Illustrated Fable About Making Sense of Otherness

A playful illustrated inquiry into whether mutual attentiveness is enough to dissolve enmity into friendship.

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The White Cat and the Monk: A Lovely 9th-Century Ode to the Joy of Uncompetitive Purposefulness, Newly Illustrated
The White Cat and the Monk: A Lovely 9th-Century Ode to the Joy of Uncompetitive Purposefulness, Newly Illustrated

A wonderful counterpoint to our culture of competitive self-comparison, reminding us that we can choose to amplify each other’s accomplishments because there is, after all, enough to go around.

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The Menino: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Mysterious and Mystifying Creature That Is a New Baby
The Menino: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Mysterious and Mystifying Creature That Is a New Baby

From breastfeeding to theory of mind, a delightful developmental odyssey seen from the parallel perspectives of parent and child.

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Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists
Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.

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Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction
Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction

A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness.

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