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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End By Atul Gawande Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805095159
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Published: Metropolitan Books - October 7th, 2014

This investigation into how we treat aging & the aged raises interesting practical & philosophical questions. It invites broader thinking about autonomy, the role of medicine, and how we approach death. [Raissa]


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Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America By Jeff Chang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312571290
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 21st, 2014

This book charts the popular culture history of the idea of racial progress. With art, cartoons, and incisive commentary this is a great book to start a discussion in a society that is clearly not post-racial. [sweet pea]


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What We See When We Read By Peter Mendelsund Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780804171632
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Published: Vintage - August 5th, 2014

A mind-bending exploration of imagination:
how we see characters, landscapes, and more when reading. Illustrations
and quotes light up the concepts & techniques behind the magic of reading. A perfect example of a book you have to hold in your hand, flip through, and pore over. [Raissa]


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The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help By Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (Foreword by)
$39.00
ISBN: 9781455581085
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 11th, 2014

Powerful and well-done. At the heart of it, Palmer is on a bold mission to discuss the importance of communication in relation to connection. We all value connecting as humans and all struggle with asking for help. An eye-opening read. [Jennifer]


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The World of PostSecret By Frank Warren Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062339010
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Published: William Morrow - November 4th, 2014

PostSecret is always so intriguing! Here is the latest collection of postcards written by ordinary folks who divulge a secret they've never told anyone. It gives us a little thrill to peek into someone's psyche, and the cards themselves are marvelously creative. [Raissa]


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El Deafo: A Graphic Novel By Cece Bell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Abrams Fanfare - 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 By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
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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) By Jeff Kinney Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419711893
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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Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Five: Blood of Olympus, The-Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Five (The Heroes of Olympus #5) By Rick Riordan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423146735
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Published: Disney Hyperion - 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 By Richard Blanco Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062313768
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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