Awoke Reading: Celebrating African American History Month | Wyatt’s World

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With the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture hosting record crowds, and a swath of important achievements by various artists and authors, Black History Month is particularly meaningful this year.

President Obama | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

president obama

Two comprehensive books that chronicle the legacy of our 44th President Barack Obama

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

critical library

Librarians will find Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice and Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook vols. 1 & 2 to be excellent resources for cultivating a critical approach to teaching, as well as focusing on practice and application of EBLIP in a variety of settings and places

Women & War | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

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These two books run the gamut in information about women and war; readers seeking new material on World War I, American history, military history, women’s history, and gender studies, along with health and industrial safety wont find a dull moment between these two books

Farm Letters| Science & Technology Reviews, February 15, 2017

letter to a young farmer

Even though both books have a particularly strong focus on food, gardeners with a variety of interests will enjoy the advice that can be found in either one of these great reads

Talking Tech | Science & Technology Reviews, February 15, 2017

thinking machines

A thought-provoking, clearly written book for anyone interested in developments in the field of artificial intelligence; readers interested in technology trends, robots, and machines will find either of these books engaging

Deceptive Friends | Fiction Reviews, February 15, 2017

A Simple Favor

Bell’s edgy first novel is chock-full of dirty little secrets, lies, and manipulations; psychological suspense fans will find that Megan Miranda’s The Perfect Stranger will not disappoint

Time Travels | Fiction Reviews, February 15, 2017

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Lovers of meticulously researched historical fiction and time-travel narratives will be swept away by The Scribe of Siena while Julie McElwain takes readers on a suspense-filled journey in her new novel A Twist in Time

Hitchcock/Truffaut, The Quiet Earth, The People vs. Fritz Bauer | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, February 15, 2017

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Holly­wood’s reigning “master of suspense” Alfred Hitchcock is shown as more than a master entertainer inHitchcock/Truffaut; Oscar-nominated for its darkly comic but affecting screenplay The Squid and the Whale is definitely worth re-experiencing

The Costume Making Guide, 5-Minute Sketching, Paper Cutting, Fashionable Projects| CraftsDIY Reviews, February 15, 2017

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5-Minute Sketching can help even the busiest artist find ample inspiration and practical advice; beginners interested in making bags will find Sew4Home Bags and Totes: 10 Easy, Fashionable Projects Anyone Can Sew to be an excellent read, along with many other easy DIY crafts for the busy artist