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El Deafo Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Amulet Books - September 2nd, 2014

So fun, so sweet, and introduces us to a 100% endearing heroine. Although it's a true story of a hard-of-hearing
youngster, it is relatable to anyone navigating growing up (or who has
grown up) regardless of which abilities they might possess. A funny and charming book. [Raissa]


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Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252518
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

Compelling and lyrical. An original coming-of-age
story taking on race, religion, and trying to find the brilliance
inside that makes you - You. Relevant topics for today's world. Beautifully done. [Jennifer]


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The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781419711893
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Published: Amulet Books - November 4th, 2014

Greg is back! This time, the whole Heffley family is going on a road trip.
As expected, Mom's idea for a perfect trip doesn't exactly go as
planned. This trek features danger, suspense, hilarity, calamity, and an
adopted baby pig!  [Mike]


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The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781423146735
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Published: Disney Press - October 7th, 2014

The final book in this series is full of exciting adventure, with reappearances of well-liked characters. The fast-paced action and larger-than-life mythological characters and stories make this a favorite for young readers. [Raissa]


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The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062313768
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Published: Ecco - September 30th, 2014

Accessible and captivating storytelling, both touching and humorous. Blanco keeps it entertaining while discussing hefty subjects such as immigration, family, and sexuality. (Jennifer)


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Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374289201
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - January 7th, 2014

This memoir about the interior life of the reader
is great for anyone who misses English class. Part review, part lit
crit, part writing instruction, such reverence and care is given to the
topic it's impossible not to be swept up in her love for great literature and how it works. (Mike)


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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781608198061
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 6th, 2014

Chast writes about her parents and their final years
in a graphic novel that is both funny & brutally honest. It has the
mixed up, muddled up grief & guilt from having imperfect parents, with helpings of humor. (Raissa)


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Creative Colloquy Volume One Cover Image
By Creative Colloquy, Joshua Swainston (Editor), Michaela Eaves (Illustrator)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780692296479
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Published: Creative Colloquy - November 11th, 2014

For over a year, Creative Colloquy has hosted a popular reading series and posted stories and poems on their website. Now you can curl up with local writers
on these cold winter nights. A great gift for anyone into local lit or
for a friend living out of town who wants to know what's up in T-Town. (Mike)


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All the Light We Cannot See Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476746586
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

This book pulls you in, tears you apart, picks you up again, and
puts you back together. Though this story takes place during WWII, it's
not just another book about war. Cleverly written and engrossing. Easily my favorite read of the year. (Jennifer)


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Gabriel: A Poem Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385353571
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 2nd, 2014

This is remarkable and clear-eyed in its recounting of his son Gabriel and Gabriel's life. It is emotional, but focused, a fitting tribute to a complex young man, and a testament to the power of creating, writing, and poetry. (Raissa)

 


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