Book Review: The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells

Book Review: The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells   NonFiction: The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells   If a non-fiction book can be a horror story, David Wallace-Wells has written one with The Uninhabitable Earth. Filled with chapters titled “Heat Death,” “Hunger,” “Drowning,” etc., the book looks in depth at the various calamities our world faces as […]

Book Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg

Book Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg Nonfiction: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg Unless you have been completely hiding under a rock recently, the name Greta Thunberg is one you have heard. This teenaged Swedish activist was named Time Magazine’s Person of the […]

Book Review: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Joshua Hammer

Book Review: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Joshua Hammer Nonfiction: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Joshua Hammer Admit it: the title caught your attention. It caught mine, too. Fortunately, the contents of the book live up to the boldness of the title. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the story of Abdel Kader Haidara and […]

Book Review: The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books, Edward Wilson-Lee

Book Review: The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books, Edward Wilson-Lee Biography: The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books, Edward Wilson-Lee   In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain to find western route to China and the Indies. As everyone knows, what he found instead was what became known as the “New World,” lands full of new people, […]

Book Review: Martin Rising: Requiem for a King, Andrea D. Pinkney

Book Review: Martin Rising: Requiem for a King, Words by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Illustrations by Brian Pinkney Poetry:  Martin Rising: Requiem for a King, Andrea Davis Pinkney Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Three days later, I turned two years old. I only say that to put my age into […]

Book Review: Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly

Book Review: Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly Nonfiction Biography: Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly When America entered World War II, it did so with an aviation industry that was only the seventeenth largest industry in the US. Before the end of the war, US aviation was the largest industry in the world. Some of the […]

Booklist:  10 Books for a Reading Roadtrip Across America

Booklist:  10 Books for a Reading Roadtrip Across America   Scintilla.info has been proudly international from the beginning, intentionally seeking books and authors from around the world. But we are based in the United States. Given that our country celebrates her birthday on July 4th, we decided to highlight some books that we have reviewed […]