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Elisa Shoenberger

Elisa Shoenberger (she/her) is a writer in Chicago. She has been published in the Slate, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and many others. She also has written about books for Murder & Mayhem, Earth Island Journal, Broad Street Review, Chicago Reader, and others. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of The Antelope, a journal of oral history and mayhem. She tweets at @vogontroubadour and her work can be found here.

Who is La Borinqueña?

A look at the history and creation of Afro-Puerto Rican superhero comic named La Boriqueña who gets her powers from Puerto Rico itself.

8 of the Most Unique Little Free Libraries

Free Little Libraries are delightful to find but some creators take them to a new level. Here are eight unique free little libraries.

8 Books like THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

For fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, here is a list of eight books in the spirit of Douglas Adams' irreverent and absurd series.

Books as Tall as a Human: A Brief Look at Gigantic Books

How big can books get? A brief discussion about the largest books printed including John James Audubon and more.

A Tiny History of Miniature Books

A tiny history of printed miniature books from the age of printing to the present day. See how presidents and astronauts got into it all!

What Are the Key Elements of a Murder Mystery?

A murder mystery aficionado explores the five key elements of a good murder mystery, including the need for clues and suspects.

What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong About The Law

A brief look at what murder mysteries books, films, and television shows get wrong about the legal system in the US.

Of Cemeteries and Monuments: Writing the Past

Two authors discuss writing books about cemeteries and monuments, including why preserving these stories is important.

A Brief History of Jewish Superheroes

In honor of Whistle, this is a brief look at the Jewish origins of the superhero comics with a look at new and old Jewish superheroes.

15 Sweetly Spooky Halloween Books for Toddlers

Here is a list of 15 sweet and spooky Halloween books for toddlers, including Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton, to get them excited about the best holiday of all.