»What I like most of all is to walk until I nearly collapse. To sense the pleasure and exhaustion and the absurdity of walking all blending together, until I can no longer tell what is what. My head changes. I don’t care what time it is, my head is devoid of all thought, and I become a part of the grass, the stones, the moss, the flowers and the horizon.« Yeap, that’s about it, well said, Erling Kagge, author of Walking – One Step At A Time. Also, the book is made of paper from responsible sources.
In The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time-Indian Sherman Alexie writes about the hardships Native American kids still have to face in the twenty-first century. Nevertheless, the story is narrated in some kind of funny way and comes with a lot of encouragement, hope, and faith, that many things are possible despite their first appearance. So it’s a good read for any teenager who wants to learn more about the life of young indigenous people. Besides that, the illustrations by Ellen Forney are pretty cool.
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel tells about a family raising a transgender kid. Here you’ll find some lovely parents, supportive siblings, and a wonderful and truly amazing child – and on the other hand … well, society a.k.a. strange teachers, weird fathers and mothers, and outdated ideas. So this book is a rather sad one, but really worth the time spent reading.
Just in case you’re a music nerd and ever wondered what a micro record label is and how to found one, Micro Record Label by James Norman is the book for you. The author once founded Brian Records and tells in a very entertaining voice what things to do and what ideas to better drop. He also showcases a lot of pretty amazing artwork when it comes to limited-edition audio storage devices. I enjoyed reading all the valuable info and also loved the layout and design a lot.