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Docile Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250216151
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tordotcom - March 3rd, 2020

A sci-fi grounded in a near future America where you inherit all of your family's debt. The only way to escape debtor's prison? Become completely Docile and live in servitude. This is a story worht your read with compleex characters and a difficult future to reckon with: Is there any concent under capitalism? -- Heather's Pick

Mouthful of Birds: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399184635
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 7th, 2020

 Mouthful of Birds is a surreal and haunting set of stories. Samanta is highly skilled in trapping magical realism in the mundane, creating uncertainty and unease in your stomach. My favorite story is "Butterflies." -Heather's Pick

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

5/5 stars! A reimagining of Ibram X. Kend's Stamped from the Beginning, this book examines racist ideas in America, while still providing wit and laugh-out-loud moments. Important and informative, Stamped works to challend white supremacy and dismantle racist ideologies interwoven into America's history. - Kendra's Pick

We Are Not from Here Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984812261
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Published: Philomel Books - May 19th, 2020

This is a story of three teens fleeing violence in Central America. Amazing, intense, powerful, and important . Be prepared to feel everything: not a light summer read but definitely worth it. --Dawn's Pick

The Book of Longings: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525429760
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Published: Viking - April 21st, 2020

Lisa's Pick

The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

"Don't you wish you were here?" A kind and hopeful book about choosing your unlikely family as they choose you. As a by-the-book case worker visits a home for magical youths, he learns that its inhabitants are not what they seem. A book about acceptance and changing the minds of the many with the voices of the few, this is a world I'd love to continue living in. -Heather's Pick 

Dear Edward: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984854780
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Published: The Dial Press - January 6th, 2020

It is rare that I read a book and fall in love with every character. Such great development and all played an important role in Dear Edward's recovery. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Heartwarming. Loosely based on a real plane crash in 2010 with one survivor. Unforgettable. -Karen's Pick

The Gravity of Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547600144
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 4th, 2020

A wonderfully wise story set in the drama of NASA's first human mission to Mars and explores first love between two astro-kids. - Kendra's Pick

In Five Years: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982137441
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Published: Atria Books - March 10th, 2020

"Where do you see yourself in five years? You may think you know the answer. You may think you know what you want. But what if your flighty best friend actually knows you better than you know yourself? This is a love story of friendship, commitment, loyalty, and the power of fate." -Lisa's Pick


The Last Days of Night: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812988925
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 23rd, 2017

I lost myself in the 1888 historic NY tale of Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse and Nicola Tesla as they jockey for top notoriety of inventions of the time. Patents, lawsuits, electricity wars, fires, and espionage all captured my imagination and held it to the end! -Laurie's Pick

Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

This book is life-changing! Braiding together three schools of thought and storytelling to demonstrate solutions to climate change and learn from the natural world. A truly healing read. -Sarah & Heather's Pick

Know My Name: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735223707
Availability: Backordered
Published: Viking - September 24th, 2019

"Captivating, heart-breaking, and inspiring all at the same time. Chanel Miller gives a powerful voice to the perspective we never here from. The injustice between the quiet Asian-American female, sexual assault victim, and the white male athlete is real. The only way to make change is to call it out as eloquently and powerfully as Miller." -Claudine's Pick

The Bear Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942658702
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - February 11th, 2020

The Bear by Andrew Kivak is the story of the Last Two: a father and daughter just trying to carry on. When tragedy strikes, an enigmatic bear leads the girl home lease the girl home and into her future. Part starkly real survival story, part dream-like fable: I devoured this in one sitting. -Dawn's Pick

Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728209869
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - October 1st, 2019

Bruja Born is the thrilling sequel to Zoraida Cordova's Labyrinth Lost. After a terrible crash, Lula's healing powers may be the only chance to bring back her dead classmates. Cordova keeps us on our toes, as we go back to the world of our Brooklyn witches and get totally drawn in by a new adventure. -Devon's Pick

The Stationery Shop Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982107499
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Published: Gallery Books - February 11th, 2020

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali is an unexpected treat! A beautifully written love story set against the political upheaval of Tehran, Iran in 1953. A nostalgic story with thoughts of enduring love bring the couple to the US in the 1970's. -Elizabeth's Pick

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571313782
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Published: Milkweed Editions - July 9th, 2019