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November 16, 2018

Bookalike – Netflix Binge Edition »


Complement your binge-watching preferences and with these Netflix and book pairings. Have fun binge-reading away!


Women and MadnessFeminists: What Were They Thinking & Phyllis Chesler

This documentary on second wave feminism interviews icons of the women’s movement in the ’70s, including Phyllis Chesler

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September 21, 2018

International Day of Peace Roundup »

In honor of International Day of Peace, we asked several authors what inspiring message they'd like to share from their books. Read their messages below!


Patrick Parr, author of The Seminarian:

"The only way to bridge a divide is to understand both sides."



Linda Beckstrom a

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September 19, 2018

Bookalike – Podcasts »

As part of our new Bookalike series, we'll be pairing up a popular culture outlet with its Chicago Review Press book counterpart. This month, we're featuring podcasts! Read below to find the perfect book to complement your podcast tastes.

Under the Influence – This I Know

Canadian radio …

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February 24, 2017

Book recs for Oscar-nominated characters »

It's Oscar weekend, and we thought it would be fun to offer up some book recommendations to the men, women, and one bunny, who appear in the Oscar-nominated films.

Share you thoughts on our recommendations, and offer up your own in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #OscarBookRec


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January 20, 2017

Flashback Friday: Presidential picks »

Inauguration Day is the perfect time to reflect on Presidents past and present and so we're revisiting a post from November 4, 2016. (more…)

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November 4, 2016

Election roundup: Presidential history for adults & kids »

It's been a quite a week in these here parts, what with our (Chicago's) World Series victory and all. We now turn our attention to the election! We've collected titles for adults (some quirky, some not) and kids who are curious about presidents, election history, and our nation's capital. You will b…

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May 2, 2016

A dozen books for Mom on Mother’s Day »

Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 8!), which means it's time to find the perfect gift for that special mother-figure in your life. Check out our suggestions below, and our complete Mother's Day collection.
If your mom is into The Great Wide Open:

Grandma Gatewood's Walk_pb  Heirloom Plants  Eating Appalachia

Grandma Gatewood's Walk: “Th…

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April 4, 2016

Play Ball! Baseball History for Kids (and adults, too) »

Despite the wintry temperatures here in Chicago, Opening Day makes spring coming seem like a reality (the jury's still out on summer, though). To welcome baseball season, we're excited to share Baseball History for Kids: America at Bat from 1900 to Today, by Richard Panchyk—the first sports title …

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February 15, 2016

Books for Presidents’ Day »

For Presidents' Day, here are seven books from our award-winning For Kids series to introduce budding historians  to the lives and times of our past commanders in chief, as well as their famous home, and (coming in July) our capital city.


Abraham Lincoln for Kids by Janis Herbert


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January 18, 2016

Books for Martin Luther King Day »

Looking for some additional reading in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? We've compiled nine titles to help kids and adults learn more about Dr. King, the era he lived in, and the impact of his life.


The Civil Rights Movement for Kids by Mary C. Turck

Children disco…

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