Gator Reads: Book Recommendations


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Books we think will be great for your quarantine reading!

The Gator’s Eye is back with more book reviews for you!  Over the last two weeks we have covered Graphic Novels, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Sports. If any of those genres interest you, check out our previous articles! This week our librarians here at Green Level have given us the genre of Biographies and Memoirs. These stories include real life accounts of remarkable people throughout history! 

This week in our Fowlett Library we have quite few selections. The books that really stick out this week are Ginger Kid Mostly True Tales from a Former Nerd by Steven Hofstetter, #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale, and Wonder Women: 25 innovators, inventors, and trailblazers who changed history written by Sam Maggs; illustrated by Sophia Foster-Dimino. 

Ginger Kid follows the life of the stand-up comedian Steve Hofstetter after 7th grade when his world fell apart. Formatted in a series of personal essays, Hofstetter gives us his accounts of awkward early dating, family turbulence, and how the bullied nerds took their revenge. #NotYourPrincess gives us a series of poems, interviews, stories, and artwork that depict the lives of Native American women. This book shows us their struggles of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping. But through it all these women still stand tall. Wonder Women tells the stories of brilliant, brainy, and totally amazing women throughout history who changed the world as scientist, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. This books also gives us real life interviews with women who work in STEM, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to help you find and understand women-centric science and technology organizations. The purpose of this book is to show the girls of today the many ways that they can help change the world!

All the books in this category are truly fantastic, and if you would like to see some more options under this genre you can go to this link. Don’t forget that you can also find more online reading at Wake County Public Library. Happy reading!