Entries by Alison Sheridan

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


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Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our list for June aims to provide you with resources to help you take action as a citizen, as a parent, as a consumer—and as a supporter of social justice and community engagement.

Five Books For Taking Action in June

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by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer

The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government challenges citizens to embrace their roles in democratic society and outlines a simple …

Live Life Local: Fire + Wine Summer Grilling Traditions and Tips


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Welcome to “Live Life Local”—where we celebrate the books and authors who are rooted in our beautiful, diverse region, helping you connect with it in new and exciting ways. Each “Live Life Local” feature (we do two a month) includes a chance to win a copy of the book and a gift card to a local business!

This month our first pick is Fire + Wine: 75 Smoke-Infused Recipes from the Grill with Perfect Wine Pairings by husband and wife team Sean Martin and Mary Cressler, because June is for dads and grilling season (a perfect …

Better with Books: LGBTQIA+ Reading Lists for Tweens & Teens


Celebrate Pride with a diverse list of books for tweens and teens. Reading is a powerful action on the path to equity and helps readers gain understanding and empathy for experiences different from their own. We believe LGBTQIA+ stories matter and support those voices.

Our Pride reading recommendations are from the LGBTQIA+ list in Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens by Melissa Hart.

LGBTQIA+ Reading List for Preteens

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LGBTQIA+ Reading List for Teens

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Better with Books: Race & Ethnicity Reading Lists for Tweens & Teens


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We stand against racism and violence toward the Black community. And we commit to listening — to our readers, to our authors, and to our teams — as we work toward becoming part of this change.

Reading is a powerful action on the path to become anti-racist and is an excellent way to start the conversation with your loved ones, especially tweens and teens. Today we would like to turn our commitment into action and share with you reading lists for those looking for books about race and ethnicity by BIPOC authors, sourced from Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books

Better with Books: Mental Health Awareness Reading Lists for Tweens & Teens


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May is Mental Health Awareness month. Many young people are dealing with issues that can isolate them from family and friends, perhaps now more than ever—among them depression, anxiety, racism, and homophobia—and relating to characters in novels who face similar challenges can help them feel less alone. With so many bookstores and libraries closed we can’t easily turn to those experts we rely on to recommend the right books to fit our children’s needs. In her book Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens, author Melissa Hart has compiled 22 …

Live Life Local: Oh, La La! Home Grown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom


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Welcome to “Live Life Local”—where we celebrate the books and authors who are rooted in our beautiful, diverse region, helping you connect with it in new and exciting ways. Each “Live Life Local” feature (we do two a month) will also include a chance to win a copy of the book and a gift to a local business!

This month our second pick is Oh, La La!: Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom by Ciscoe Morris because May is for moms and we know a lot of moms who love to garden. The weather is perfect …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


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Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our list for May is focused on one very important person: Mom! Mother’s Day is May 10th but we want to celebrate mom all month with books for crafty moms, moms who like to spend time in their garden, moms who love to bake, moms who like a good house project, and moms who like to explore the outdoors with their family. Each month we will choose two books from this list to feature in our Live Life Local series, …

Live Life Local: Animal Friends to Sew


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Welcome to “Live Life Local,” a new series from Sasquatch Books, your Seattle-based Northwest Publisher. These posts celebrate the books and authors who are rooted in our beautiful, diverse region, helping you connect with it in new and exciting ways. Each month, we’ll feature two books, either by a local author or on a topic that connects with the region. This could be literal—think travel guides or outdoors-focused books—or symbolic—books that capture the adventurous, independent, sustainable, DIY spirit that defines us. And to embrace our community even more, each “Live Life Local” book pick will also include a chance to …

House Lessons: Renovating a Life


House Lessons: Renovating a Life by Erica Bauermeister

New York Times bestselling author of the novels The School of Essential Ingredients and The Scent Keeper, Erica Bauermeister just published her first work of nonfiction with Sasquatch Books. House Lessons: Renovating a Life is a memoir-in-essays about the power of home, and the transformative act of restoring one very needy house in particular. It’s a personal, accessible, and literary exploration of the psychology of architecture, as well as a loving tribute to the connections we forge with the homes we care for and live in. It is also a story of a marriage, of family, and of the …