Monday, November 15, 2021

Staff Recommendations, Week of November 16, 2021

A new week brings a new batch of recommendations from the Boswellians. Excellent news for readers everywhere, right?

The first is from our adult buyer Jason Kennedy, who suggests you educate yourself about Miseducation: How Climate Change Is Taught in America by Katie Worth. Jason says: "You knew that teaching climate change in America wouldn't be a pretty picture, but I am more disturbed than ever before. Climate change deniers are working the old Big Tobacco playbook, and unfortunately we don't have time to mess around with them. Earth doesn't have the time. Katie Worth found out that the textbooks that even discuss climate change at all don't teach it as fact but as something that can be “discussed.” Science isn't real, if you haven't been paying attention to the news. Big money is masking the elephant in the room, but at some point the elephant will sit and smoosh us all. I think they are hoping to be gone before that happens and push it onto the next generation to clean up their mess. Such an eye-opening and frustrating book."

Kay Wosewick, our resident "fastest reader in the world" recommends a book this week as well - the latest from Neal Stephenson, the king of sci-fi / cyberpunk. Termination Shock is the book, and here's what Kay says: "Termination Shock is set about two decades out, when climate change is wreaking havoc in nearly all corners of the world. Someone must take action ASAP, right?! Politics are messy, technology is clever, and the characters are an eclectic lot. This is top-notch Stephenson, though he leaves us hanging. Speed it up Neal!!"

That's it! See you next week, readers.

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