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The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (Earthsea Cycle) Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
$59.99
ISBN: 9781481465588
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 30th, 2018

The first complete collection of all the works of Earthsea, along with over 50 new illustrations illuminating the world, this book is a must-have for any old or new fan of Le Guin.


Recommended by: Christina
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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608469468
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 4th, 2018

A short, hard-hitting collection of essays that doesn't apologize for its blatant far-left leanings (amen!) and defense of rights for all marginalized peoples under our current White House administration (hallelujah!). Read this, get riled up, and take action. [Christina]


Recommended by: Karen
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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781523504459
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 2nd, 2018

I'm always looking for the next great book to read, and this beautifully designed book is full of selections to choose from. I was also happy to see it was not exclusively books by old, dead, white men. [Karen]


Recommended by: Raissa
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So Far So Good Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781556595387
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - October 2nd, 2018

Le Guin's final collection carries us further along with a sense of knowing, mystery, metaphor, and movement. It's  a marvelous poetic return home. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Kenny
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The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393241747
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 13th, 2018

I've waited a long time for a book like this. I'm so grateful Yang is talking about issues of race and life from the perspective of an/the Asian-American experience. These essays explore the ugliness Asian-Americans experience while also being honest about the ugliness we have been complicit in. Smart & accessible. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Stacy
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Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501179525
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Published: 37 Ink - October 2nd, 2018

OMG, Alice Walker is prophetic and historic, full of nostalgia, passion, and hope. I couldn't put this collection down. You will easily find her words full of relatable emotion. Plus, each work is reflected in Spanish, as well as English. [Stacy]


Recommended by: Karen
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Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker (Film Book for Kids, Non-Fiction Picture Book, Inspiring Children's Books) Cover Image
By Mara Rockliff, Simona Ciraolo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452141343
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 11th, 2018

My favorite picture books teach me something new, this one about the first woman filmmaker. I didn't know the story of Alice Guy-Blaché, but I'm glad this book shared it with me. Women make history! [Karen]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Waste Not: How To Get The Most From Your Food Cover Image
By James Beard Foundation, Tom Colicchio (Foreword by), Keirnan Monaghan (Photographs by), Theo Vamvounakis (Photographs by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847862788
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Published: Rizzoli - September 25th, 2018

This useful cookbook gives recipes and tips to get the most out of your produce by using as much of it as possible. It will make you rethink food waste and how you can do better. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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The Race to Chimney Rock (The Oregon Trail #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781328549969
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

Despite a childhood spent playing the game, in this Choose Your Own Trail series i still ended up dying of cholera. I staved off dysentery, though (I know some things). This is a fun introduction (or revisiting) to the Oregon Trail as you trek west. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Stacy
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The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic Cover Image
By Jamila Woods (Editor), Mahogany L. Browne (Editor), Idrissa Simmonds (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781608468577
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Published: Haymarket Books - April 17th, 2018

Love, passion, intellect, anger, grief, this book will have you feeling all the feels. It's a beautiful collection of beautiful words written by beautiful people. [Stacy]


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