Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Staff Recommendations, Week of January 2, 2024

The staff rec blog is back, baby! A new year and a whole lotta new books on the way. We start it out with two recommendations this week - one for grown folks, one for kids.

First, from Rachel Ross, a feminist take on Greek mythology, Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth by Natalie Haynes. Rachel says: "Divine Might is an exploration of major female figures in Greek mythology and how they have been represented over time. This was such a thoughtful and fun entry from Haynes as she highlights not only the female Olympians, but also lesser goddesses, the Muses, and the Furies. I particularly liked how Haynes described different pieces of art that these figures have been featured in across the ages, as well as how she highlighted their influence on and representation in contemporary media. Haynes continually urges us to consider how the stories of these feminine figures were overwhelmingly recorded and recounted by men, and how that lens has shaped our perspective of them."

And from Tim McCarthy, Like So, a picture book by Ruth Forman, illustrated by Raissa Figueroa. Tim writes: "This beautiful, warm picture book shows the many ways love shines through the days shared by a little girl and her grandmother. The simple kisses, kitchen hugs, treks under expansive skies filled with butterflies, autumn paths, moonlit waves, and snow dusted constellations all reflect the joy of family and the natural world. Colorful illustrations by Raissa Figueroa express a sweet, energetic way of living just like so..."

We'll be back next week with more staff recs for you. Until then, read on!

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