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“Queen of Kenosha:” A Guitar-Playing, Nazi-Busting Heroine

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October is Graphic Novel Writing Month, and to celebrate, why not try reading a gem from this genre? Queen of Kenosha, (Animal Media Group) written by Howard Shapiro and illustrated by Erica Chan, is a vibrant tale featuring a heroine who is passionate about the work she does, both in the music industry and as a secret operative.  Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways! It’s 1963 New York City, and Nina Overstreet is anything but your typical recruit for an undercover mission to bring Nazis down. Primarily a singer trying to make it big with a record company with the help of her close friend and agent Christina, Nina also lends a hand at a karate class to make…

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Crisis on Earth-X! Everything We Know About the CW Crossover Event

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Warning: major spoilers for upcoming episodes of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl! It’s almost that time of year again. The time we look forward to all year, filled with festivities and lights and just the right amount of drama. No, we’re not talking about the holiday season and those awkward family dinners. Instead, it’s time to celebrate the annual CW superhero crossover, which only seems to expand with each passing year (and with each new show added to the lineup). At this point we’re crossing over four different shows, in a two-night event that promises to be insanely epic. On November 27th and 28th, the crossover event is taking over, with Supergirl and a special episode of…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: Suzanne’s Children, A True Story of Heroism in Nazi-Occupied Paris

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The heroic story of Suzanne Spaak, who risked everything and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi-occupied Paris to Auschwitz is one of many untold stories of the Holocaust. This week’s episode of Just the Right Book welcomes author Anne Nelson who tells Spaak’s story in her latest book, Suzanne’s Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris. The Yale University alum consults with many of the leading US foundations including Gates, Rockefeller, and Carnegie on international media conflict and human rights, was a war correspondent in Latin America and reported from Eastern Europe and Asia for the New York Times, LA Times, BBC, NPR, and PBS. Nelson has now set her considerable wide-ranging skills…

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Grady Hendrix on ‘Paperbacks from Hell’ and Why Horror Is a Women’s Genre

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Grady Hendrix, author of Horrorstör and My Best Friend’s Exorcism, is a die-hard horror fan. He writes, reads, and researches the genre and is an expert on its history. His new book, Paperbacks from Hell—about the paperback horror boom in the ’70s and ’80s—is a blood-splattered love letter to horror. It’s a tome to be found on the coffee table in any horror fan’s home, brimming with hundreds of full-color cover illustrations from books that influenced both the publishing and film industries. Just in time for Halloween, we talked to Hendrix about the state of horror today, Stephen King brainwashing, and why horror is a women’s genre. Bookish: You clearly have a place in…

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BookTrib honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

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While most spring holidays—Easter, Passover, even May Day—are celebrations of rebirth, renewal, freedom and the changing of the seasons, Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Herosim Remembrance Day, or as it’s sometimes know, Holocaust Remembrance Day), April 16, is a far more solemn affair. It’s the day of commemoration for the more than six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. This year, as we look back at that terrible chapter in human history, two books recall very different journeys taken by victims of the Holocaust. One is the story of three men—two who desperately tried, but failed, to escape the Nazi’s clutches, and one of their decedents, who decades later retraced their tragic steps. The…

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