Explore The Natural World With These Wildlife Recommendations!

Explore The Natural World With These Wildlife Recommendations!

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Each week, Bookstr scans bestseller lists across the Internet to learn what people are reading, buying, gifting, and talking about most—just so we can ensure consistent, high quality recommendations. This week’s picks are wildlife recommendations to immerse yourself in the natural world. Dig in!     5. ‘Texas Reptiles and Amphibians’ by James Kavanagh   image via amazon   Texas Reptiles & Amphibians by James Kavanagh is a handy new guide for reptile lovers in Texas. The diverse habitats of Texas—swamps, marshes, pine forests, rocky hills, mountains, deserts and prairies—combined with its central location where species from the east, west and Mexico …

San Antonians Save Local Bookstore From Closure

San Antonians Save Local Bookstore From Closure

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Dead Tree Books is a small bookstore located in San Antonio, Texas. It’s owned by Lisa and Kenneth Johnson, two book lovers who want nothing more than to provide novels and stories to others. When interviewed by FOXSanAntonio, Lisa had this to say: “We love the feel of [books], we love reading them, we love to immerse ourselves in them.”     And they want everyone to have an opportunity to feel that same love, so they sell their books at extremely discounted prices.  Paperbacks are $2, hardcovers $3, and children’s books are sold for just $1. While great for …

Ten Powerful Quotes About Juneteenth

Ten Powerful Quotes About Juneteenth

Today marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The proclamation was declared by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1st, 1863, but the news did not reach Texas until two-and-a-half years later. Since then, generations have celebrated the day as Juneteenth and forty-five states recognize it as a state holiday. As we remember this historic day in United States history, below are ten powerful quotes by central figures about the ugly history of slavery and this holiday’s meaning.   Image via CNN   1. “I prayed for freedom for twenty years, …

Local Church Saves ‘Drag Queen Story Time’

Local Church Saves ‘Drag Queen Story Time’

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After the City of Leander, Texas cancelled a’Drag Queen Story Time’ event at the Leander Public Library, a local church stepped up to rent a room in the library and host the story hour itself. To refresh your memory, contentious city council meetings and ongoing lawsuits, online petitions, and protests on the streets and massively long police lines all came about because of an hour long story-time hour for kids. The controversy was aimed at the Drag Queens, who wanted to sit down and read books to children in an effort to promote both a love of reading and also tolerance and acceptance. Here is …