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Rad American Women A - Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

"This is not a book. This is a guest list for a party of my heroes,” raved Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket. Like all A-Z books, this one illustrates the alphabet — but instead of "A is for Apple", A is for Angela — as in Angela Davis,…
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"What it Means to Love America": Dan Rather on What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel

Limited copies of What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel with signed bookplate available with your ticket purchase! Information and "the news" have become contested territories, with more people than ever, especially the young, feeling that they…
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Ricanstruction: Popular Fiction and Power in Post-Maria Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria has permanently altered the Caribbean. While journalists did initial reporting on the disaster, the first books to be published about the hurricane are popular fiction. NYC's Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, the creator of the superhero…
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Cathy! The Celebrated Comic Strip Creator

She's baaa-ACK! More than forty years after the debut of her widely syndicated and nationally adored daily comic strip "Cathy," Cathy Guisewite returns with her signature wit and warmth in the new book "Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault," a…
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A Bird's Eye View: Attention, Observation, Birdwatching, and the Fine Art of Doing Nothing

Beyond clicks and checklists is an entire universe of deep listening and thoughtful observation. If we let them, natural spaces and creatures can show us how to slow down, to notice, and to reflect on modern life. Tim Dee ("Landfill: Notes on…
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Comic Consciousness: Graphic Novelists Tackle Cultural Identity and Crisis

The book world can feel quite snobby at times, but comics don't care where you come from. Unintimidating and inviting, comics can open the door to tough conversations about gentrification, genocide, natural disasters, and other uncomfortable…
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The Transformative Power of Art: Making The Dam Keeper

In 2014, audiences had to guard their heart-strings against Pixar's short film "The Dam Keeper," which told the story of Pig, a young boy who lives in a windmill and must keep a menacing fog away from his town. The responsibility weighs even…
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Aline Kominsky-Crumb: A Life in Comics

Aline Kominsky-Crumb is an icon of cartooning and a pioneer in feminist expression through this medium. Her subversive depictions of femininity, along with her collaborations with husband Robert Crumb, have been widely featured in the underground…
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Comics, Live!

See great comics artists create their art on the spot! The Bay Area has a rich history of cartooning from the earliest alternative comix to the modern graphic novel. Join this special live performance to see and hear these visual stories come…