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Recommended by: Adrienne
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No Edges: Swahili Stories By Sarah Coolidge (Editor), Lusajo Mwaikenda Israel, Euphrase Kezilahabi Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781949641455
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Published: Two Lines Press - April 11th, 2023

No Edges represents the first (!) collection of Swahili stories in English translation. Featuring eight East African authors crossing generations and literary styles, this incredible collection will leave you hungry for more: more from these authors, more from the rich traditions of Swahili storytelling, and more Africanfuturist visions. [Adrienne]


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[Oshi No Ko], Vol. 1 By Aka Akasaka, Mengo Yokoyari (By (artist)), Taylor Engel (Translated by), Abigail Blackman (Letterer) Cover Image
By Aka Akasaka, Mengo Yokoyari (By (artist)), Taylor Engel (Translated by), Abigail Blackman (Letterer)
$13.00
ISBN: 9781975363178
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Published: Yen Press - January 17th, 2023

A lot happens in this first volume to set up the plot of the series that it kept me on my toes! It plays a twist on several common tropes with superb writing and on-point illustrations. I look forward to the second volume being released in May. (I do warn that this series is for an older audience, since it does have some violence and mature themes.) [Blanca]


Recommended by: Blanca
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Big Swiss: A Novel By Jen Beagin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982153083
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Published: Scribner - February 7th, 2023

What a read! Beagin touches on some dark themes but in a tightly structured narrative full of ingenious metaphors and well-crafted literary allusions. Told from the perspective of a morally gray protagonist, Beagin makes us complicit with the narrator, who I totally liked. I was hooked from the first chapter, and if I find the time, I might re-read it. [Blanca]


Recommended by: Danielle
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Knot My Type By Evie Mitchell Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781922561213
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Published: Thunder Thighs Publishing - October 4th, 2021

2021 was the year I decided to search more for disability romances - oh did I find some gems! Not only is this author ethical af, but Frankie and Jay are so lovely. Jay isn't perfect, but he tries and he learns and that is so swoon to me. Frankie is just everything, full stop. Their romance feels real and possible and we don't really get that in romanceland. I adore this book with all my heart. [Danielle]


Recommended by: Adrienne
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Some of Them Will Carry Me By Giada Scodellaro Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948980159
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Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 11th, 2022

Reading this collection was an ethereal experience. Giada Scodellaro's writing is at times lyrical & abstract, other times incredibly precise & exacting in its material detail. A character in one story remarks: "I like being on the periphery of things.' As a reader, this is how I felt too - like floating on a cloud, on the outside looking in, being whisked through the air from scene to scene. [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Danielle
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Akim Aliu: Dreamer (Original Graphic Memoir) By Akim Aliu, Greg Anderson Elysée, Karen De la Vega (Illustrator), Marcus Williams (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338787603
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Published: Graphix - February 7th, 2023

This is the childhood I wanted... not really, but I did grow up loving hockey, but feeling like it wasn't for me. A graphic novel like this would have given me the push to pursue it. It can feel overplayed to call a book aimed at kids 'inspiring' but in this case it really is. Besides, in three years we will own this sport. [Danielle]


Recommended by: Karen
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Collected Poems By Edna St. Vincent Millay Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062015273
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - March 8th, 2011

This is a good overview of Millay's work. One of the great poets, I love how versatile her writing is. Here are her classic poems, as well as many gems to discover. [Karen]


Recommended by: Adrienne
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Dislocations By Sylvia Molloy, Jennifer Croft (Translator) Cover Image
By Sylvia Molloy, Jennifer Croft (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781913867355
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Published: Charco Press - November 1st, 2022

This is a gorgeous book about a difficult topic: witnessing a loved one lose their memory. As someone with first-hand experience with this, it was a heartbreaking read, but Sylvia Molloy's prose is so beautiful and brilliant and full of love, I also found it healing. Jennifer Croft is also one of the best translators working today, in my opinion! [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Danielle
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Everything for You By Chloe Liese Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9798985661347
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chloe Liese - May 10th, 2022

Told you I love Chloe Liese. This is so messy and imperfect and I love it. It's not a rom-com, it's too real for that. This book perfectly captures anxiety. There's so much pining, I can't. I adore these two so much that they are one of my favorite couples ever. [Danielle]


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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]


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