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Recommended by: Adrienne
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$27.95
ISBN: 9780807036297
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Published: Beacon Press - August 24th, 2021

Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a treasure and pulls exactly zero punches in her latest book. She expertly breaks down the pervasive myth that the U.S. is a country "by and for immigrants" and explains how perfunctory celebrations of multiculturism obscure our deep roots in settler colonialism, white supremacy, and other systems of oppression. I don't say this often: This is a must-read. [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Karen
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Winter Recipes from the Collective: Poems Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374604103
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 26th, 2021

There are few poets as vivid, yet sparse, yet illuminating as Louise Glück. As usual, this collection is filled with pensive stories where certain lines stick out and hit you in the heart. I loved this slim, beautiful collection. [Karen]


Recommended by: Blanca
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12 Bytes: How We Got Here. Where We Might Go Next Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802159250
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Published: Grove Press - October 12th, 2021

Winterson brings a feminist perspective to the many facets in which artificial intelligence influences our lives, now and in the possible future. She has an optimistic view about what AI could be if we were not programming it to be biased or imbued with our less attractive qualities. If you have read Frankisstein, this book could be seen as a nonfiction companion to that novel, since it elaborates on many of the scientific, historical, and philosophical themes of her novel. [Blanca]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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The Case of the Burgled Bundle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781772601664
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Published: Second Story Press - April 6th, 2021

I love the Mighty Muskrats! These four native cousins solve mysteries related to the Windy Lake First Nation, often learning native values in the process. Each of the four has their strengths and weaknesses, but together they are a force. This is the third book in the series that starts with The Case of Windy Lake. (sweet pea)


Recommended by: Herbert
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Pawmistry: Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe with Cats Cover Image
By Megan Lynn Kott, Megan Lynn Kott (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781797209593
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 19th, 2021

I knowed my tail and paws are magicals! Unfortunately this book tells my secrets. I don't blame my compawtriots for reveling such wonders. Cuz hoomans do be needing assistance in the most basic areas, like more feedings and giving out the treats. (Herbert)
 


Recommended by: Adrienne
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Fight Night Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781635578171
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 5th, 2021

A story about three generations of women. I laughed out loud. I cried. I have tears in my eyes just thinking about this book. It's so full of heart and left me feeling nostalgic for familial relationships I've never had. (Adrienne)


Recommended by: Karen
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The Witch Owl Parliament (Clockwork Curandera, Volume I) Cover Image
By David Bowles (Created by), Raúl The Third (Created by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620145920
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Published: Tu Books - October 19th, 2021

Superb world-building in this graphic novel, but the real star here is the black, white, and red illustration. Unlike anything I've seen in a YA graphic novel in a long time. (Karen)


Recommended by: Blanca
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Aaron Slater, Illustrator (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419753961
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 2nd, 2021

Snuggle up, because this book is a hot chocolate on a winter's night, comforting, because it reminds us that stories can be told with more than words on a page. Aaron Slater, who has dyslexia, uses pictures to anchor his narratives, and they carry his audience across a vast imaginary universe. (Blanca)


Recommended by: Danielle
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Written in the Stars: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063000803
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Published: Avon - November 10th, 2020

I don't like fake dating but as a queer woman who also loves all things astrology, this book speaks to me! I actually laughed out loud with this one, which is also rare. This book is just a rare find overall. Happy queer folk falling in love effortlessly, also the author is originally from WA, win! (Danielle)


Recommended by: Jess
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Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635577112
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 7th, 2021

This memoir-in-essays showcases Busby's punchy and raw stream of consciousness on the subject of race and 'progressivism' (especially in the PNW) and offers a perspective I didn't know I was craving. (Jess)


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