Arts & Humanities

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 1, 2017

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Zornberg’s Moses is not for the faint of heart; Horta’s scholarly, albeit witty and entertaining analysis and style will have wide appeal; Hatch’s memoir will move readers who are interested in global health, medical education, and biographies in general

Music & Art, January 2017 | Best Sellers

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March 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Legends That Live On: Begin with Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, the Norse gods lead me down a winding path.

Reviewers of the Year 2016

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A huge thank you to all our contributors, and special recognition to those who made this year even more outstanding. Interested in joining the LJ reviewing team? Click on the article for further details.

Never More Relevant: 50 Books for February, Black History Month, and Beyond

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Consider the models of leadership and activism outlined by Muhammad Ali or Coretta Scott King, the courage of Ona Judge, the creativity of Chester Himes, the verve of Charlamagne Tha God. It’s time for a reacquaintance with our past.

Crafts, December 2016 | Best Sellers

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One-Skein Wonders®, Mason Jar Nation, Your Sharpie Style, and more

Stitched Textiles, Home Projects & Fashion Design | Crafts/DIY Reviews, January 2017

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Learn through the eyes of brilliant creators in Draw Like the Masters by the editors of Parramón; find and create beautiful vintage quilts, and channel your inner master craftsman

Deco Mania | Arts & Humanities, January 2107

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One of the leading experts the field, Judith Miller, shares a simple and straightforward view on the art deco movement; Illustrations that grab the eyes attention paired alongside with art deco history, make both Miller and Duncan’s books fantastic reads

Film Masters| Arts & Humanities, January 2017

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A wonderful book examining the life and career of Steven Spielberg with insightful clues about the inspirations for his early films; movie geeks will love this deeper look into the scripts, camerawork, and composition work of J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: January 2017

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Pickett’s energy, creativity, and genius shine; this Rad Dad collective is a gem of inspired thought; 50 titles for Black History Month; this excellent book cuts through media hype and bias; the theories of emotion and the human brain set forth here are revolutionary