This is Not a Werewolf Story

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This Is Not a Werewolf Story By Sandra Evans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481444804
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 26th, 2016

The students and staff of a boarding school (reminiscent of our own Stadium High!) all have secrets under their everyday facades. Dive in with relatable characters, familiar adolescent struggles, and mysterious goings-on. Set in the Pacific Northwest, readers have the sense of unearthing a modern folktale as the story twists and turns. [Raissa]


The Found and the Lost/ The Real and the Unreal

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The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin By Ursula  K. Le Guin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481451390
Availability: Out of Print
Published: S&S/Saga Press - October 18th, 2016

LeGuin’s short stories and novellas are a perfect entryway to her work. Many of her imagined worIds are interconnected, enjoyable in themselves and enhancing each other within these collections. They are groundbreaking in exploring gender, culture, and other big concepts. I once heard Ursula say she never had writer’s block. Now, we needn’t have reader’s block.  [Raissa]


The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616205676
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 9th, 2016

It’s no secret that I am a geek of fairly infinite proportions.  There is something about magic, though, and fairy tale elements that hook me every time. The story itself is one that I am sure will become a new classic in the realm of magical coming of age tales. I loved this wildly imaginative new world and the cast of characters that inhabit it and took great enjoyment in the whimsy of the titles of the chapters (such as “In Which a Story Contains a Hint of Truth” and “In Which a Magical Child is More Trouble By Half”).        [Lydia]


Overpour

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Overpour By Jane Wong Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780900575914
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Published: Action Books - October 15th, 2016

Playful & thought-provoking, Wong channels her mother as she explores and creates poems so beautiful they’ll leave you breathless. Jane Wong is also a local poet! [Nicole]


Black Panther, Book 1: A Nation Under Our Feet

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BLACK PANTHER: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET BOOK 1 By Ta-Nehisi Coates, Stan Lee, Brian Stelfreeze (Illustrator), Jack Kirby (Illustrator), Brian Stelfreeze (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Ta-Nehisi Coates, Stan Lee, Brian Stelfreeze (Illustrator), Jack Kirby (Illustrator), Brian Stelfreeze (Cover design or artwork by)
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ISBN: 9781302900533
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Published: Marvel Universe - August 30th, 2016

I have read many superhero comics but never spent any real time with Black Panther, but once I found out Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) would be writing the series, I knew it was a must read. Fierce and political, action-packed and tender, this book includes the first four issues of his brilliant run. Also, Brian Stelfreeze's art is a revelation. [Kenny]


Writing to Save a Life

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Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File By John Edgar Wideman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501147289
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Published: Scribner - November 15th, 2016

John Edgar Wideman brings to light an account of Louis Till. Combining research, his own personal history, and inventive, poetic writing, Wideman leaves us with the facts of the case as well as truth that can only be reached through “fair and honest” fictions. Completely unexpected in the best possible way. [Raissa]


Envelope Poems

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Envelope Poems By Emily Dickinson, Jen Bervin (Editor), Marta Werner (Editor) Cover Image
By Emily Dickinson, Jen Bervin (Editor), Marta Werner (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780811225823
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Published: New Directions - October 4th, 2016

I love Emily Dickinson. Period. There has always been something that resonated with me about this woman who so clearly loved and had such an intense and private relationship with words, writing, and wit.  Obviously, I was intrigued by this collection of some of her “scraps” (as they have been known), as it provided not only the transcriptions of the included poems and notes, but also actual pictures of the original envelopes.  Some of these lovely, little poems take up only a segment of the flap of an envelope!  This visual enables the reader to take note of edits that Dickinson made, as well as the - always brilliant - finished piece.  The art of letter writing is largely lost to us in this age of digital correspondence; what will future generations have to look back on from our era? They will do better to pick up Envelope Poems, instead!  [Lydia]


Atlas Obscura

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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders By Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761169086
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 20th, 2016

Why use a normal travel guide when you could be touring salt mines (I can tell you the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland is amazing), bizarre museums (a parasitology museum, wot?), statues of Child-Eaters, crazy landforms, and more. An endlessly fascinating tour guide to our world. [sweet pea]


Swing Time

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 6:57pm
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Swing Time By Zadie Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594203985
Published: Penguin Press - November 15th, 2016

Zadie Smith knows how to explore the complexities of human relationships. Moving back and forth in time effortlessly, this story follows two young brown girls who dream of being dancers, but deal with countless obstacles that threaten their success along the way. Nuanced and well written, Swing Time beautifully explores our insatiable desire for success and who we’ll sacrifice to get it. [Nicole]


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