April

Book of Essie

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The Book of Essie: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520313
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Published: Knopf - June 12th, 2018

 

The Book of Essie is a searing, insightful dissection of the intersections of reality-tv celebrity, toxic Christianity and buried secrets that will make you think, examine your own participation in the culture surrounding reality TV, break your heart--and put it back together.

 

April


Dreadnought

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781682300688
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Published: Diversion Books - January 24th, 2017

 

Danny has two problems--no one knows she's transgender, and she just inherited the powers of the world's greatest superhero--which also transformed her into a body that matches her gender identity. I couldn't stop reading and picked up the second book immediately.

April


Power to the Princess

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Power to the Princess: 15 Favorite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power Cover Image
By Vita Murrow, Julia Bereciartu (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781786032034
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - September 6th, 2018

 

This book would make the perfect gift for the princess lover in your life of any age or gender. The beautiful cover contains a series of princess stories that take on classics like Beauty and the Beast and rewrite them with more diverse casts and more feminism! The stories are fun and spunky and the art is colorful and makes the stories come alive.

April


Sadie

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250105714
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 4th, 2018

 

Sadie's sister was murdered, and she knows who did it. She decides to track down the killer herself after the cops' unsatisfactory investigation, but goes missing along the way. Sadie's narrative is intertwined with that of Wes, who is following her trail and making a Serial-like podcast as he tries to find her--this book is tense, twisty, and heart-wrenching and perfect for fans of true crime. Best book I've read this year.

April


Little & Lion

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780316349017
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 3rd, 2018

 

This is a captivating, beautiful YA novel that explores family, sexuality, identity, and dealing with a loved one's mental illness with compassion and insight, but also with raw honesty in depicting the realities of Suzette's life. This was the rare contemporary fiction YA that I couldn't put down and read in one sitting.

April


America Vol 1

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America Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez Cover Image
By Gabby Rivera (Text by), Joe Quinones (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781302908812
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Published: Marvel - October 31st, 2017

 

America Chavez is the superhero we all need. A Latinx lesbian who can punch star shaped holes between dimensions and is studying at “Sotomayor University,”  America is fierce and fun and loving and I cannot get enough. (And you can read this without extensive comics knowledge.)

 

April


The Dry

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The Dry: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250105622
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Flatiron Books - January 2nd, 2018

 

When his childhood best friend dies in an apparent murder-suicide, Aaron Falk goes back to the hometown he's been avoiding for years because of the murder of a girl that the town suspected him for--and one for which his best friend lied as his alibi. Tense and atmospheric, I immediately reached for the sequel.

April


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