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Dad Runs Away With the Circus by Etgar Keret and Rutu Modan

Fats here. Our celebration of Black History Month here at Gathering Books may be over but our bimonthly theme – Circus, Carnivale, and Paranormal Twists – continues for another week or so. For today’s feature, I decided to share with you another picture book discovery: Etgar Keret’s Dad Runs Away With the Circus, illustrated by ...

Flying Among the Stars in Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” – Frida Kahlo Fats here. In continuation of our Black History Month celebration here at Gathering Books, I bring you one of my most recent, most beautiful picture book discoveries: Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. Urban dictionary defines tar beach as the ...

Book Talk Tuesday: Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and Illustrated by E. B. Lewis

Myra here. As promised, we shall be devoting this week to celebrating Black History Month along with the international community. Since the theme is about Black Women in American Culture and History, I tried looking for picture books with female African American protagonists. I am glad to have found several – and when I saw ...

Nonfiction Monday – Fragmented Narratives and Finding Home: The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day

  I think this is the first time that we are sharing an ‘adult’ book for Nonfiction Monday – it brings me great pleasure to share with you one of my great reads for 2011: Cathy Day’s The Circus in Winter. Perfect for our Carnivale theme this January-February. This week’s Nonfiction Monday round-up post could be ...

Nonfiction Monday: The Liberating Power of Verses in Margarita Engle’s The Poet Slave of Cuba, A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

Fats here. Our Poetry-Filled Yuletide Cheer isn’t over yet here at Gathering Books. We kick off the second week of Nonfiction Monday 2012 with another novel-in-verse by award-winning writer Margarita Engle. Today’s Nonfiction Monday is hosted by Mary Ann Scheuer at Great Kid Books.  The Poet Slave of Cuba is a lyrical biography of Juan Francisco ...