Laurel Book Store

1423 Broadway, Oakland
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Hello dear teachers,   
    We have a few events coming up that I want to make sure you know about. I would be grateful if you'd pass the info along to anyone who might be interested.      
A Few More Freebies
     I have a stack of middle grade advance reader copies (or ARCs) that I would love to give to teachers. They are paperbacks of books that will come out in hardcover. If interested, let me know.  
Still looking for good books for Women's Month?

Radioactive! How Irene Curie & Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Winifred Conklin  $17.95 Irene Curie won a Nobel Prize but was denied admission to the French Academy. Lise Meitner solved the riddle of nuclear fission but was written out of the record. This is the first book for young readers to set the story straight and explain the importance of these two women to science and world history.

The Gutsy Girl, Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure by Caroline Paul with illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton  $18  Why should girls miss out on the joy of adventure? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees just as well as boys can. But girls often allow fear to stand in their way.In The Gutsy Girl, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to seek out a life of exhilaration. Once a young scaredy-cat herself, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of the life she wanted--of excitement, confidence, self-reliance, friendship, and fun. She has since flown planes, rafted big rivers, climbed tall mountains, and fought fires as one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco. InThe Gutsy Girl, she shares her greatest escapades as well as those of other girls and women from throughout history, and offers engaging activities such as confidence-building stances, creating a compass, positive self-talk, and using crickets to estimate outside temperatures.      It's billed for 7 to 11 year olds but as a grown up this is an inspiring book to me! Perfect for teens as well.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie $7.95  In this personal, eloquently-argued essay-adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah,offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman now-and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Events Coming Up

Pamela S. Turner will be here on Saturday the 12th with her new book Samurai Rising. It's a wonderful account of the Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune.

Alex Gino, author of George will be at the Oakland Main Library's Children's room on Saturday, March 19 at 3pm. Anyone with gender fluid students should have this book. And read it. Or if you just want a great book about friends, acceptance, and being who you are.

Saturday, March 19 meet Shobha Rao who has penned her first book of short stories. Appropriate for high school and adult readers.

Thursday, March 24 we will host Aleta George, author of Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California's First Poet Laureate. California history for high school and adult readers.

Saturday, March 26 Gene Anderson, author of Legendary Locals of Oakland will be here.

Sunday, April 24 please mark your calendar to attend the launch party for Mike Jung's second middle grade novel Unidentified Suburban Object. If your students read Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities, they are likely fans of Mike's writing. I loved Unidentified and know it will be a popular book. If you'd like an advance copy to read to a class, I have one to lend out. He's an Oaklander too!

Thursday, April 28 please join us in welcoming Anne K Ross, a longtime school psychologist and her book Beyond Rain Man; What One Psychologist Learned Raising A Son On the Autism Spectrum.
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