Posts on March 2021

Support and Resources at a Troubling Time

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In the wake of the deplorable rise in violence against Asians and Asian Americans, there has been an outpouring of support and sharing of information about resources to help those affected by this. Here we repost and link to messages shared within the University of Michigan.

The Glass-Blowers by Daphne Du Maurier

Cover of The Glass-Blowers by Daphne Du Maurier

This is the story of a family of glass-blowers, particularly five siblings, during the French Revolution, by Daphne Du Maurier, author of Rebecca. It is based on her own family. The novel focuses on family relationships, not major historical events, even though many of the events of the French Revolution are discussed as various members of the family learn about them. The five siblings are divided by political beliefs, as each responds to the revolution in different ways.

LGBTQ Book Recommendations

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I watched a webinar a while back about libraries being more inclusive to LGBTQ folks. The presenter mentioned that you should not have to wait for pride month to highlight folks within the community. I do try to include some books with L,G,B,T or Q folks in all of my posts, but why not have a post dedicated to those books in the middle of March. Check out my recommendations and maybe add some of your own!


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