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Recommended by: Tanya
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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544876392
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 3rd, 2017

The perfect feel-good holiday tale! It's days before Christmas when the Vanderbeekers are informed of their sudden eviction, and the family's five children are determined to change their crotchety landlord's mind. SO charming. You'll fall in love with the cast of characters and grow your appreciation for community. [Tanya]


Recommended by: Raissa
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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780375815300
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2017

The ever-clever Pullman envelops us once again in the parallel world of His Dark Materials and takes us on a brilliant journey. The story is smart, exciting, absorbing, and the characters are their own unique, clever selves. Excellent as part of the previous series or on its own. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Tanya
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We Say No!: A Child's Guide to Resistance Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781945665066
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Published: Manic D Press - October 31st, 2017

Children are our future, and this picture book is for all the burgeoning revolutionaries. Playful illustrations with a message of cooperation and resistance. Say no to the expensive overlord apples, and yes to difference and dancing! There's a message here for all of us, children or otherwise. [Tanya]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida Cover Image
By Hitomi Shida, Gayle Roehm (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9784805314531
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tuttle Publishing - October 10th, 2017

Knitters, hookers, and textile crafters of all sorts drool over this book. It is exquisite, with photos beautiful enough to snuggle up with in front of the fire. For adventuresome fiber artists looking to incorporate new patterns into their own work, as well as up-and-coming stitchers seeking inspiration. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Rasika: Flavors of India Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780062435552
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Published: Ecco Press - October 10th, 2017

Rasika is both a new cookbook and its namesake restaurant, yet the cookbook is not too intimidating for home cooks. The recipes often use familiar ingredients to introduce an American audience to Indian flavors, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, and I love the practical tips on what to make ahead and what reheats well. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Coco: Miguel and the Grand Harmony Cover Image
By Matt De La Pena, Ana Ramirez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484781494
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Published: Disney Press - October 10th, 2017

I had chills the entire time I read this beautiful, beautiful book (Ramírez's art is stunning). I was caught up following La Música and the little boy the music loved. The book is inspired by Pixar's Coco, but the book completely stands out on its own. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Karen
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Mean Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894913
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Published: Coffee House Press - November 7th, 2017

At times comedic and other times deeply real, Myriam Gurba's memoir is the coming of age tale. As a queer spoken-word artist, Gurba has reached audiences with her humor and wit. This book is a blend of the best things about memoirs. [Karen]


Recommended by: Tanya
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Calling a Wolf a Wolf Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938584671
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Published: Alice James Books - September 12th, 2017

The imagery is incredible in this collection that takes on addiction, withdrawal, and recovery. Reckonings with the body. With Allah. With, of course, the wolf. Truly, a beautiful debut. [Tanya]
 


Recommended by: Kenny
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Future Home of the Living God Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062694058
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Published: Harper - November 14th, 2017

One of my favorite writers writes her first dystopian work. I understand why it's compared to The Handmaid's Tale (for addressing reproductive rights) but it is its own thing. It's so good: so brutal, so honest, so honoring of women and indigenous people, so real. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Raissa
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780804190114
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - February 28th, 2017

Short, clear, on point. It's only a pocketful of book, but a powerful one. We need a little history in order to see the possible paths ahead, and a few steps in order to make our way, in politics and in life. This illuminating report provides both. [Raissa]  


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