Between the Bookends: 3 Books We Read in June 2021

We hope you will find something interesting within the three books featured in this month's Between the Bookends.

July 1, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating’ by Adiba Jaigirdar

'Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating' by Adiba Jaigirdar is a contemporary YA novel about two Irish, Bengali girls…

June 25, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Almost Flying’ by Jake Maia Arlow

'Almost Flying' by Jake Maia Arlow is a contemporary, LGBTQ, middle grade centered around theme parks and rollercoasters.

June 17, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘As Far As You’ll Take Me’ by Phil Stamper

'As Far As You'll Take Me' by Phil Stamper is about a gay 17-year-old from Kentucky who lies to his…

June 9, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Ace of Spades’ by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

In 'Ace of Spades,' Devon & Chiamaka (the two Black students at their school) are targeted by the anonymous 'Aces'…

June 7, 2021

Book Review: ‘The Final Revival of Opal and Nev’ by Dawnie Walton

'The Final Revival of Opal and Nev' by Dawnie Walton is the oral history of a fictional rock 'n' roll…

May 11, 2021

Between the Bookends: 7 Books We Read in February 2021

In this month's between the bookends, Sophie and Scott share seven books they read in the month of February across…

March 1, 2021

5 Picture Books that Celebrate Unity and Positivity

Six recent picture books that promote the same messages of unity and positivity we heard from the Capitol steps last…

January 28, 2021

GeekMom Halloween Reading Roundup 2020 – YA and Adult Part Two

In this final Halloween Reading Roundup installment for 2020, I have five more YA and adult books to share. Happy…

October 22, 2020

GeekMom Halloween Reading Roundup 2020 – YA and Adult Part One

Today's Halloween Reading Roundup is aimed at teens and adults with 5 books featuring monsters, witches, vampires, & other unworldly…

October 15, 2020

Between the Bookends: 6 Books We Read in September 2020

As the weather starts to cool off (for those in the northern hemisphere at least) there couldn't be a better…

October 1, 2020

Cultural Diversity in Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Bring diversity into your reading world with these four books action-packed with magic, dystopian futures, mutant creatures, and time travel.

August 30, 2017

On Historical Diversity and Writing Fiction: An Interview With Historian E.H. Kern

Historian E.H. Kern has some thoughts. Behold—here they are.

April 11, 2017

Myke Cole: On Historical Diversity and Writing Fiction

Gentleman, scholar, author, Hunter, and cat whisperer Myke Cole talks historical diversity and fiction with GeekMom Shiri.

March 27, 2017

Supanova: Not the Trendsetter We Were Looking For

Supanova Sydney 2016 had a light side, and a dark side. Here is the serious look at the missed opportunities…

June 27, 2016

Gather ‘Round Padawans: Casting Bobbie Draper

I tell my kids all the time the world would be a very boring place if everyone were the same.…

April 19, 2016

Steampunk! ‘The Invention of E.J. Whitaker’

This month is Women's History Month and what better time to talk about this really cool Kickstarter, 'The Invention of…

March 11, 2016

‘Black’: A World With No White Superheroes

"In a world that already fears and hates them---what if only Black people had superpowers?"

February 21, 2016

Upcoming Reading for 2015

'Tis the season for looking at what books will be published in the coming year!

January 8, 2015

Hacker School Offering Grants to Diversify the Programmer Demographic

Hacker School seeks to increase diversity in the programming industry by awarding grants to women and minorities.

September 25, 2014