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Recommended by: Christina
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Tales from the Inner City Cover Image
By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781338298406
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 25th, 2018

Be still, my beating heart. This book is stunningly beautiful, filled with art and short stories narrated by animals struggling to make sense of their relationship with humans. I fell in love with this book the minute I opened it. Don't pass this book up! [Christina]


Recommended by: Karen
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Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
By Anne Frank (Text by), David Polonsky (Illustrator), Ari Folman (Adapted by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781101871799
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Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2018

A graphic novel interpretation of a classic. Every bit is as moving and important as its original text [Karen]


Recommended by: Stacy
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A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807027837
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Published: Beacon Press - October 9th, 2018

Christmas stories not wholly centered around white people? Sign me up. [Stacy]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781616897062
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 23rd, 2018

This stunning book showcases Du Bois' work, created for the 1900 Paris Exposition, showing the lives of black Americans with innovative infographics that contextualize history and sociology. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Christina
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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

Twitterable inspiration to start and end your day. This collection of tweets (paired with art) offers small tokens of hope to drop into your pocket and carry with you throughout the day. [Christina]


Recommended by: Karen
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Fox 8: A Story Cover Image
By George Saunders, Chelsea Cardinal (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984818027
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Published: Random House - November 13th, 2018

Short stocking stuffer novel by one of the best working writers we have. Saunders meditates on language and what it means to be "yuman" [Karen]
    


Recommended by: Stacy
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The Alehouse at the End of the World Cover Image
By Stevan Allred, Reid Psaltis (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781942436379
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Published: Forest Avenue Press - November 6th, 2018

If Miguel de Cervantes & Lewis Carroll collaborated, this would be the book. A beautifully written 16th-century fantasy that, at its core, seems all too reminiscent of today's current atmosphere. It's as enchanting as it is hilarious. [Stacy]  


Recommended by: sweet pea
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How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316491341
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Published: Orbit - November 27th, 2018

This important book is the first collection of short fiction from speculative fiction master NK Jemisin. If you haven't delved into the worlds of Jemisin, this is a great intro. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Karen
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The Best Bad Things: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374123697
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Published: MCD - November 6th, 2018

Recommended by: Tanya
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Dreamers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

Hello, I am crying. Any ode to libraries has my whole heart. This picture book is an ode to public libraries from the point of view of a young immigrant mother, based on Morales' own experiences. Flashback to all the times my own immigrant mother took me to our local public library… Stunning, beautiful, determined, compassionate. What a gift. [Tanya]


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