2017 Gift Books

2017 Odyssey Bookshop Holiday Newsletter

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50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of Lgbtq+ Icons Cover Image
By Dan Jones, Michele Rosenthal (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781784881344
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hardie Grant Books - October 3rd, 2017

This book may be travel-size, but its contents are mighty. As author Dan Jones writes in his introduction, the people contained in its pages are “Tough-ass political activitsts and sugary pop culture icons, plus non-binary pioneers nand gender non-conformists, gay codebreakers, and trans revolutionaries.” In  succinct, clear prose, Jones elaborates on the major biographical points and achievements of fifty people who have contributed to the LGBTQ+ movement through activism, art, or simply fearlessly being themselves. Bright, color-blocked illustrations by Michelle Rosenthal add to the
celebration.  ~Margaret

The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328919120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 17th, 2017

Do you want to know how Ruth Bader Ginsburg keeps going strong in her 80s after two bouts of cancer?  Then you need this book written by her personal trainer. This is a great exercise program no matter what how old you are. You can do all the exercises at home or at the gym.  At home you will need resistance bands, dumbbells, a Swiss ball, medicine ball and a few other items. I’m going to start this workout and see if I can catch up to RBG’s energy this winter!  This is a great gift for nearly everyone and under $15.00 ~Joan