Author Archives: Charlie McNabb

About Charlie McNabb

Archivist, Folklorist, and Legend Tripper

My Dad is a Clown / Mi Papá es un Payaso

Andrés, José Carlos (Writer), Natalia Hernández (Illustrator), and Amaranta Heredia Jaen (English translation). My Dad is a Clown / Mi Papá es un Payaso. NubeOcho, 2016. In this delightful bilingual picture book, a child learns about his father’s job as … Continue reading

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An Unkindness of Ghosts

Solomon, Rivers. An Unkindness of Ghosts. Brooklyn, Akashic Books: 2017. In this extraordinary speculative fiction novel, debut author Solomon explores racial discrimination and slavery, disability, gender and sexuality, and scientific progress aboard a space vessel traveling to a promised utopian … Continue reading

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A Darkly Beating Heart

Smith, Lindsay. A Darkly Beating Heart. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2016. Reiko has had a tough time. Her older brother has always treated her poorly, her classmates bullied her, and the girl she fell in love with dumped her … Continue reading

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Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community

Stevenson, Robin. Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community. Canada: Orca Book Publishers, 2016. This middle-grade nonfiction book presents the history of the LGBTQ liberation movement and Pride Day in an accessible, interesting, and vibrant way.

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27 Hours

Wright, Tristina. 27 Hours. Fort Collins, CO: Entangled Publishing, 2017. 150 or so years in the future, space colonists race against time to stop a war between the human colonists and the local indigenous intelligent species, the chimera, or “gargoyles,” … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Honey & Leon

Cumming, Alan (Author) and Grant Shaffer (Illustrator). The Adventures of Honey & Leon. New York: Random House, 2017. Honey is a large rescue mutt and Leon is a tiny Chihuahua. They are both adorable, with fluffy fur and sweet doggy … Continue reading

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Leslea Newman Board Books

Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Carol Thompson (Illustrator). Daddy, Papa, and Me. New York: Tricycle Press, 2009. Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Carol Thompson (Illustrator). Mommy, Mama, and Me. New York: Tricycle Press, 2009.

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