New this week at the MA Library… Comics My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris This fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes is set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late 1960s Chicago and is filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic … More New Books for the Week of 10/30/17
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson “Don’t go in there Eleanor!” This isn’t a quote from a book, but rather what I find myself shouting at the start of every chapter of The Haunting of Hill House. This is a book I’ve revisited quite a few times in my life and I always … More Natalie’s Halloween Recs
New this week at the MA Library… Fiction Dreadnought by April Daniels Until Dreadnought died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. Dreadnought passed his mantle to her and transformed her body and now there’s no hiding that she’s a girl. It should be the … More New Books for the Week of 10/16/17
New this week at the MA Library… Comics Hawkeye vol. 1: “Anchor Points” by Kelly Thompson Kate Bishop, aka Hawkeye, is heading back out west and returning to Los Angeles, with her bow and arrow and P.I. badge in tow. There are crimes to solve and she’s the best archer to handle the job. New … More New Books for the Week of 10/9/17
Today is National Coming Out Day. It’s important to acknowledge all the people who are not yet ready to come out or cannot for their own safety. Your queer family welcomes you regardless. To quote the great Lin-Manuel Miranda, “At your pace, on your terms. Your happiness and safety are paramount. Sending endless love your … More #NationalComingOutDay
New this week at the MA Library… Comics B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs 2 by Mike Mignola This second volume dives deeper into Abe’s origin story, introduces the Bureau villains Memnan Saa and The Black Flame, and features the first appearance of Ben Daimio. Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna Growing up in a broken home in … More New Books for the Week of 10/2/17
Today we check in with Derek Anderson and Natalie Naranjo on the banned and challenged books that inspire them.