Harlequin for Libraries

Harlequin for Libraries

Category: Nonfiction

African Samurai cover

Library Journal is raving about African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard [4/30, Hanover Square]. The book chronicles the remarkable life of history’s first foreign-born samurai and his astonishing journey from Northern Africa to the heights of Japanese society. Says LJ in their starred review: “This fact-checked portrait of an often-mythologized warrior with manga and anime variations is (read more…)

Milicent Patrick photo

Milicent Patrick was one of Disney’s first female animators (if not THE first female animator) and created one of the world’s best known classic movie monsters, only for her work to be credited to—and essentially eradicated by—a man. The Lady from the Black Lagoon [Hanover Square Press, March 2019] is Mallory O’Meara’s enthralling true-detective story chronicling her mission to uncover Patrick’s history and restore her to her rightful place in (read more…)