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Recommended by: Karen
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The Wall in the Middle of the Book Cover Image
By Jon Agee, Jon Agee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555452
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Published: Dial Books - October 2nd, 2018

This charming book tells us that sometimes the things on the other side of your wall aren't as scary as they are perceived. And not every Ogre is a bad Ogre. [Karen]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons Cover Image
By Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780762465927
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Published: Running Press Kids - September 25th, 2018

This much-needed book gives a variety of role models for men who followed their own path, from Harvey Milk to Frederick Douglass, Chief Joseph to Ai Weiwei. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Karen
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Do You Look Like Your Dog?: Match Dogs with Their Humans: A Memory Game Cover Image
By Gerrard Gethings (Photographs by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781786272584
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - September 11th, 2018

Test your memory with this unique matching game. Herbert, our cat, isn't a big fan, but this new game is a real hoot. [Karen]
 


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The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (Earthsea Cycle) Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
$59.99
ISBN: 9781481465588
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 30th, 2018

The first complete collection of all the works of Earthsea, along with over 50 new illustrations illuminating the world, this book is a must-have for any old or new fan of Le Guin.


Recommended by: Christina
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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608469468
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 4th, 2018

A short, hard-hitting collection of essays that doesn't apologize for its blatant far-left leanings (amen!) and defense of rights for all marginalized peoples under our current White House administration (hallelujah!). Read this, get riled up, and take action. [Christina]


Recommended by: Karen
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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781523504459
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 2nd, 2018

I'm always looking for the next great book to read, and this beautifully designed book is full of selections to choose from. I was also happy to see it was not exclusively books by old, dead, white men. [Karen]


Recommended by: Raissa
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So Far So Good Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781556595387
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - October 2nd, 2018

Le Guin's final collection carries us further along with a sense of knowing, mystery, metaphor, and movement. It's  a marvelous poetic return home. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Kenny
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The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393241747
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 13th, 2018

I've waited a long time for a book like this. I'm so grateful Yang is talking about issues of race and life from the perspective of an/the Asian-American experience. These essays explore the ugliness Asian-Americans experience while also being honest about the ugliness we have been complicit in. Smart & accessible. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Stacy
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Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501179525
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Published: 37 Ink - October 2nd, 2018

OMG, Alice Walker is prophetic and historic, full of nostalgia, passion, and hope. I couldn't put this collection down. You will easily find her words full of relatable emotion. Plus, each work is reflected in Spanish, as well as English. [Stacy]


Recommended by: Karen
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Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker Cover Image
By Mara Rockliff, Simona Ciraolo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452141343
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 11th, 2018

My favorite picture books teach me something new, this one about the first woman filmmaker. I didn't know the story of Alice Guy-Blaché, but I'm glad this book shared it with me. Women make history! [Karen]


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