Brenna's Backlist Picks
In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown

In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown

Thoughtful and personal exploration of the life of the woman who wrote Goodnight Moon, with many passages from the personal journals she kept her entire life. Margaret Wise Brown completely reshaped publishing's approach to children's literature, introducing things we take for granted today, like sensory touch-and-feel books, read-along audio recordings, and books about abstract concepts like feelings or difficult subjects like death. You will never look at the Kid Lit section the same again after this book. More info →
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Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a Life

Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a Life

Truly wonderful memoir from formidable Southern lady, attorney, & disability activist Harriet McBryde Johnson. It's beautiful, witty, and unlike any memoir you've read before — lots of opportunity for discussion and expanding worldviews. The first essay is about death, and the last essay is about pleasure, neither in ways you will expect. More info →
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The One Hundred Nights of Hero

The One Hundred Nights of Hero

A text and dialogue rich graphic novel inspired by Arabian Nights. A girl weaves 100 tales for 100 nights to fend off the advances of a man she despises, with the hope of a future with her true love, her handmaiden Hero, once the 100 nights have passed. The stories are mythical, but still relatable and heart-wrenching in their focus on women's suffering, strength, and loyalty to each other. There's so many threads to tease out and discuss. More info →
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