Our Stories Carried Us Here

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 02/06/2023 - 6:00pm
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Our Stories Carried Us Here By Tea Rozman (Editor), Julie Vang (Editor), Tom Kaczynski (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tea Rozman (Editor), Julie Vang (Editor), Tom Kaczynski (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781949523225
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Published: Green Card Voices - September 6th, 2022

I worked for 10 years at a nonprofit welcoming newcomers to Washington. During that time, I learned so much from folks who chose to share parts of their stories with me. Too often, newcomers are ignored, spoken over, or their stories are whitewashed by others to fit idealized versions of 'the immigrant experience' or 'the refugee journey.' This anthology is an opportunity to hear from newcomers in their own words about their own experiences. And the artwork accompanying each story is incredible! [Adrienne]


Cool. Awkward. Black.

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 01/30/2023 - 4:40pm
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Cool. Awkward. Black. By Karen Strong (Editor) Cover Image
By Karen Strong (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593525098
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2023

This is one of those teen books that is for everyone who grew up feeling like they didn't quite fit in anywhere, especially Black girls/women. This collection has something for all of us. It's funny, heartfelt, honest, magical, and above all makes me feel seen in a way I desperately needed, even today. [Danielle]


Sorry, Bro

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 01/30/2023 - 4:39pm
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Sorry, Bro By Taleen Voskuni Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593547304
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Published: Berkley - January 31st, 2023

I’m always on the hunt for romances that have a little more to them (i.e. people who aren’t cis white). And while I’m not a rom-com girl, I appreciate and love the diversity and inclusion this book has. It’s authentic and kind and made me feel really hungry. I love how it doesn’t hold your hand regarding Armenian culture. I wish more books were like this while still having a beautiful love story. [Danielle]


Superfan: How Pop Culture Broke My Heart

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 01/28/2023 - 4:46pm
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Superfan: How Pop Culture Broke My Heart: A Memoir By Jen Sookfong Lee Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780771025211
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Published: McClelland & Stewart - January 17th, 2023

I related to this book in several ways. I read Anne of Green Gables aloud to practice my English pronunciation. My assimilation also drew a wedge between my mother and me. I really enjoyed Lee's perspectives on pop culture, and I uttered several "oh my gods" at some of her remembrances. It also made me curious to read her novels, since she does delve a lot into her creative life. [Blanca]


The Two Doctors Górski

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 01/17/2023 - 5:30pm
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The Two Doctors Górski By Isaac Fellman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250840936
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Published: Tordotcom - November 29th, 2022

Gahhh Isaac Fellman is such a good writer. I seriously didn't make it four pages in before pausing to read a passage aloud to my partner. How he describes people and feelings, in particular, is so evocative and unique, yet also familiar - I know what he means instantly, even when I'd never in a million years be able to express something in the same way. Highly recommend this short book that's light on the fantasy, heavy on the emotional impact. [Adrienne]


The Visible Unseen

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 01/17/2023 - 5:25pm
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The Visible Unseen: Essays By Andrea Chapela, Kelsi Vanada (Translator) Cover Image
By Andrea Chapela, Kelsi Vanada (Translator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781632063526
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Published: Restless Books - October 11th, 2022

I found this book fascinating, both in form and substance. Chapela explores the tensions and intersections between art and science in a meticulously crafted collection of essays. This book is a conversation-starter and has me wanting to talk about it with all the artists & scientists in my life. [Adrienne]


Cursed Bunny

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/26/2022 - 1:37pm
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Cursed Bunny: Stories By Bora Chung, Anton Hur (Translated by) Cover Image
By Bora Chung, Anton Hur (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781643753607
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 6th, 2022

Wow, 'Cursed Bunny' coming in under the wire to claim a spot among my top books of 2022. This is South Korean author Bora Chung's first book translated into English and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to experience her work. If you are a fan of the creepy, the strange, or the surreal - read this book! [Adrienne]


A Minor Chorus

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 12/14/2022 - 7:17pm
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A Minor Chorus: A Novel By Billy-Ray Belcourt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324021421
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 4th, 2022

I impatiently waited for Belcourt's poetry to be published in the US. Now we have two books of poetry, an essay collection, and this debut novel! Belcourt is thoughtful and innovative, weaving together stories of Indigenous life, queer life, and state violence with beautiful prose. [sweet pea]


The Spear Cuts Through Water

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:18pm
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The Spear Cuts Through Water: A Novel By Simon Jimenez Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593156599
Published: Del Rey - August 30th, 2022

This utterly engrossing book had me staying up past my bedtime and yet I never wanted it to end. Jimenez's storytelling is so evocative and moving it engages all of the senses. I felt the pain and fear and joy of our characters so vividly. This is epic fantasy at its very best. [Adrienne]


How to Read the Wilderness

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:16pm
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How to Read the Wilderness: An Illustrated Guide to the Natural Wonders of North America By Nature Study Guild Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781797206868
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 22nd, 2022

I am not an outdoorsy person. Trees, birds, stars: they are vague and nameless entities in my mind. But this guide inspires me to venture out and learn how to identify species and constellations. Also, it fits in a backpack, which I assume, makes it easier to carry and reference on an adventure through nature. [Blanca]


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