Throughout History comes this lushly illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Ann Shen’s signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within.
There is one First World War photograph I often talk about when asked that question, but in a way it’s a lazy answer. Yes, the picture of farmyard geese in a railway marshalling yard inspired part of the plot, but a story is so much more than its plot.
Angelique’s character evolved slowly, out of all sorts of elements which needed to be carefully woven together, but for her journey across France I was a proper magpie, gathering ideas from anywhere and everywhere: my grandfather’s WW1 diary, a French goose farm where I’d spent a holiday in my teens, travel on steam trains in India when I was a student, photos my husband had taken of Paris from the water when he’d been delivering a boat up the River Seine.… Read more >>>
Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But that’s before a shocking phone call – and a horrifying allegation – about her rugby-star brother changes everything. With irreverent humor and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine who speaks to every teen who struggles with family expectations, and proves that the most impressive achievement is to be true to yourself.
Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in helping the others out of theirs.