Author Archives: Jennifer Keirans

Teenage Girls Who Save the World

By Jennifer K. Once upon a time, not too long ago, I happened to be in the Young Adult section of my library. Nearby was a person who audibly scoffed at the selection: “All these books about teenage girls who save the world.” Now, that is a completely valid point of view. We all have […]

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Graphic Novels, No Superheroes

By Jennifer K. I used to associate graphic novels with superheroes, which is why I didn’t read them. Not that I don’t like superheroes, I do. But the idea of trying to get caught up on the last 78 years of Captain America just seemed too daunting even to start. But then I discovered the […]

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Did You Like Overlord?

By Jennifer K. Overlord was a 2018 World War II movie in which good guys parachute into occupied France, where they fight Nazis and also zombies. That’s right: there are good guys, Nazis, zombies, and zombie Nazis. There’s also a beautiful French Resistance fighter, several vials of glowing liquid, and a zombie-making Nazi scientist who wears […]

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Disease and Medicine in History

by Jennifer K. I love a good disease book. What (you may ask) makes a good disease book? First of all, I want to learn what the disease does to the human body. In clearly understandable layman’s terms, tell me about the disgusting symptoms, the horrifying rate of transmission, the tragic death toll. Anecdotes full […]

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