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The Daily Pretzel

Stay in touch with daily updates for librarians by following our library blog, The Daily Pretzel!

Maintained by Two Rivers, Consortium, and PGW, we feature daily tidbits on awards, reviews, and random thoughts about libraries and books. You can see some of our latest posts by clicking on the banner below.  

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  • Bound by Cultural Expectations… September 13, 2018
    Two Zapatista women, bound by cultural expectations, struggle to express the truth of their lives in the highlands of Chiapas. When a woman rises, a community is nourished. In the Maya township of Chenalhó in Chiapas, Veronica, a teenage girl, … Continue reading
    Elenita Chmilowski
  • Searching for a sense of identity and belonging… September 13, 2018
    This is a beautifully written story about a child searching for a sense of identity and belonging, by debut picture-book author Francie Latour. Illustrator Ken Daley has drawn on his knowledge of the Caribbean to create vibrant paintings that convey … Continue reading
    Elenita Chmilowski
  • Unique Magical Powers September 13, 2018
    A WINTER’S PROMISE * Starred review from School Library Journal and was highlighted on their list of “September Stars”!!! “Translated from French, this international best-seller is world-building at its best. The unusual settings, original characters, dark intrigue, originality, and … Continue reading
    Elenita Chmilowski
  • LIZA JANE & THE DRAGON August 28, 2018
    Liza Jane believed she could find better parents. So she fired her mom and dad and hired the first applicant who came to the door–what could possibly go wrong? “A girl frustrated with her parents’ rules fires them and hires … Continue reading
    Elenita Chmilowski
  • Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs (Vol. 1 & 2) August 20, 2018
    In June of 2017, an international group of specialists in ethnopharmacology, chemistry, botany, psychology, and anthropology met to discuss their findings of the last fifty years and assess the potential future for investigations into traditional plant-based medicines. The Ethnopharmacologic Search … Continue reading
    Elenita Chmilowski
  • Mexico’s’ Presidential Election & Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Stunning Victory July 9, 2018
    “I’m not going to limit myself to condemning corruption and calling for its eradication; I also want to set out . . . a new politics, a different economic model, and the strengthening of cultural, moral, and spiritual values that … Continue reading
    Elenita Chmilowski