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Staff Picks: “Arctic Solitaire”

Some photographers will do anything for a great shot. Ask Paul Souders. Over four summers from 2012 to 2015, Souders explored the Hudson Bay region of Canada, hoping to take the perfect picture of a polar bear. He traversed the area by himself in a small C-Dory fishing boat and an inflatable dinghy. Despite dangerous… Read More

Staff Picks: “Educated”

How does someone who grew up with no education end up with a Ph.D. from Cambridge? Tara Westover’s memoir Educated recounts her incredible journey from an isolated life in the mountains of Idaho to a scholar at Harvard and Cambridge. Born to extremely conservative Mormon parents who did not believe in public education (or really… Read More

Staff Picks: “All the Answers”

Long before Jeopardy!, there was Quiz Kids, a trivia program for children that debuted on the radio in the 1940s. One of its stars was Chicago’s Joel Kupperman, who became a regular contestant at age six and charmed listeners with his precocious math skills. He received thousands of fan letters every week and bantered with… Read More

Cartoonist & Author Jeffrey Brown on This Month’s Podcast Episode

In the latest episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the pleasure of talking to cartoonist and author Jeffrey Brown. Brown is probably best known for the bestselling Darth Vader & Son and its sequels as well as the Jedi Academy series of middle-grade graphic novels. Brown is also known for his sensitive… Read More

Read of the Week: Without You, There Is No Us

Suki Kim’s fascinating memoir, “Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite”, takes us through the author’s year spent in North Korea as an English teacher in 2011. Kim is a journalist who was interested in learning more about life in North Korea. She gets a job at… Read More

Read of the Week: Relish

Lucy Knisley, author, illustrator, and adventure seeker, is now in her late twenties and has a lot to write about. Her memoir, Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, focuses on her adolescent years when all she wanted was to find a way to mix her two passions, drawing and cooking, to create something that would… Read More

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