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Steve West does an awesome job narrating this magical new series. Barclay is an orphan navigating a world he doesn't really fit into when he meets Viola—an unexpectedly friendly Lore Keeper. As his adventure begins Barclay is determined to find a way to return home only to discover that finding himself & where belongs in the world might be more important. Magic, adventure, friendship, and overcoming prejudices make this book delightful for a young reader or a family on a road trip sharing an audiobook to pass the time.Anastacia
In this delightful book, Maggs introduces readers to amazing women who changed history through their creativity, inventions, and remarkable paths of service in areas overwhelmed by men. From Huang Daopo, Chinese textile pioneer, to Brita Tott, Danish spy and forger, and from Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, American doctors and hospital administrators, to Bessie Coleman, African-American aviatrix, the intelligence and stamina of these women is amazing. In many cases they had to apply for patents under the names of men or retreat into the background so that men could take credit for their work. In each article, Maggs highlights the dichotomy of what these women did and how they were acknowledged for their work.Sally Van Wert
By: Amanda Foody
Narrated by: Steve West
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes
A boy who accidentally bonds with a magical Beast must set off on an adventure in the mysterious Woods in this “wholesome, delightful” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), and cheeky middle grade fantasy debut—perfect for fans of Nevermoor and How to Train Your Dragon.
The last thing Barclay Thorne ever wanted was an adventure.
Thankfully, as an... Read more »
By: Sam Maggs
Narrated by: Jodelle Ferland
Length: 6 hours 33 minutes
A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . .
· Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man?
· ... Read more »