This Week’s News and Reviews

Collage by Women
Rebeka Elizegi | Hoaki Books/Promopress | 9788416851775 | May 2019
“The work included is excellent throughout and both analogue and digital techniques are covered.  All artwork is beautifully displayed and each artist’s work is accompanied by text which provides context for the artwork as well as an understanding of each artist’s processes, inspirations and influences. This hardback book is beautifully bound and the dimensions make this title not only a great coffee table book but a book that can actually be carried around easily too. Collage by Women is a fantastic collection for all lovers of collage and the publishers have created a book that perfectly demonstrates the fantastic work that female artists always have, and continue to produce.”—Fragmented Collective

Grandfather Bowhead, Tell Me A Story
Aviaq Johnston, illus. Tamara Campeau | Inhabit Media | 9781772272970 | April 2021
“Aviaq Johnston delivers a beautiful tale of love, life, and family perfectly complemented by the gorgeous illustrations created by Tamara Campeau. This is a story that is sure to become a treasured part of family traditions.”—Mr. Alex’s Bookshelf

Spin a Scarf of Sunshine
Dawn Casey, illus. Stila Lim | Floris Books | 9781782506584 | May 2021
“This lyrical story is vividly portrayed in large, two-page drawings by artist Stila Lim. Readers will feel that they are there on the farm, too.”—Vermont Country Sampler

The Pocket Chaotic
Ziggy Hanaor, illus. Daniel Gray-Barnett | Cicada Books | 9781908714800 | April 2021
“Pops of golden yellow dominate the watercolor, ink, and pencil illustrations of this tongue-in-cheek story about helping children embrace their independence.”—Foreword Reviews

Take Me Outdoors
Mary Richards | Agnes & Aubrey | 9781916474581 | April 2021
“I really like how there is scientific information to help guide adventurers throughout, giving background information on organizations like the Audubon Society, journalist Nellie Bly, and artist Georgia O’Keeffe. If you have a budding naturalist who yearns for adventure and meticulously kept adventure logs, this is the book for them!”—Tiny Activist

Jacqueline Keeler | Torrey House Press | 9781948814270 | April 2021
“Keeler makes a compelling case . . . her elucidation of how the domination of the written word over oral storytelling contributes to the unequal application of justice adds fascinating context.”—Star Tribune

Moheb Soliman | Coffee House Press | 9781566896092 | June 2021
“In a time of environmental catastrophe and colonial destruction, Soliman’s sly and shifting poems suggest that moving between various homes makes more sense than trying to construct a static place of complete belongingness.”—Star Tribune

Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey
Craig Morgan Teicher | BOA Editions | 9781950774258 | April 2021
“While Teicher’s perspective is dark at times, the writing, which ranges from lovely to discomforting, highlights the rhythms in his family’s life and the “preciousness of tedious moments” as the adults reflect on their own suburban upbringing and the challenges and opportunities their children will face.”—Christian Science Monitor

 “A genuine, searching, and honest book of considerable skill.”—The Millions

Ladan Osman, author of Exiles of Eden (Coffee House Press) won a 2021 Whiting award.

Echo Tree by Henry Dumas (Coffee House Press) was recommended by Kirkus Reviews on April 27.

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