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Go Ahead in the Rain

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$13.56
ISBN: 9781477316481
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Published: University of Texas Press - February 1st, 2019

 

Abdurraqib catalogs musical history with a mythic, yet personal, reverence, sharing his heroes in a way that makes them accessible while canonizing them as larger-than-life icons. Whether you’re a longtime fan of A Tribe Called Quest or a total initiate, this book holds  something fresh for you; this is what all culture writing should aspire to.

Caleb


Vamos! Let's Go To The Market

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ISBN: 9781328557261
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

 

Vamos! Let's Go To The Market checks all my boxes for what makes a perfect picture book. The artwork is beautiful and fun, there's so much to discover within every page (perfect for repeat readings!) and the conversational mix of English and Spanish makes for a wonderful learning experience. I wish I had had this book as a kid!

Caleb


East of West: The Apocalypse Year One

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ISBN: 9781632154309
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Published: Image Comics - July 21st, 2015

 

East of West is Stephen King's The Stand with the genre trappings cranked up to 11. It's an apocalypse yarn that manages to center everything around the family, giving every emotional beat heart-wrenchingly high stakes. You won't find Four Horsemen as ghoulish and charming as these. Plus, now that the series has reached its finale the only cliffhangers are the ones you create for yourself.

Caleb


Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set

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$39.95
ISBN: 9781250000934
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Published: Square Fish - October 25th, 2011

 

The Prydain Chronicles are a fantasy classic equally worth re-visiting or discovering for the first time. Whether you're new to fantasy (hello, Rick Riordan fans!) or a weathered veteran, this series provides all the magic and fellowship of Lord of the Rings as it deftly crafts its story from the bones of Welsh mythology. For bonus points: I'm pretty sure Princess Eilonwy is the original Hermione Granger.

Caleb


Neverworld Wake

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ISBN: 9780399553929
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 5th, 2018

 

Neverworld Wake is the perfect book for those of you who aren't quite ready to give up on those creepy October vibes. It's like Inception with a murder mystery and also GHOSTS (?). Much like the characters, you'll find yourself unable to escape this constantly-twisting tale until it's finally untangled. I couldn't put it down!

Caleb


The Starless Sea

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ISBN: 9780385541213
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Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

 

The wait is over and Erin Morgenstern makes it totally worth it! The Starless Sea is a beautiful dream, full of disorienting emotion, literary touchstones, and secret societies. For anyone who liked The Night Circus or ever wanted to dive into that never-ending library from Beauty and the Beast, this is sure to be a treat. 

Caleb


White Bird

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ISBN: 9780525645535
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

 

RJ Palacio's White Bird is what we need right now: it's a painful reminder of the past that finds present-day solutions in kindness. It'll make your heart race as it points you towards a productive reminder of what we can be when we stand up to the world. I wish it didn't feel so urgent, but reading this gave me hope.

Caleb


A Fortune for your Disaster

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ISBN: 9781947793439
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Published: Tin House Books - September 3rd, 2019

Not everything is Sisyphean. No one ever wants to imagine themselves as the boulder.” Hanif’s words have stuck with me since I first heard them, and they keep summoning me back. They convict and inspire as they weave magic and music and messy relationships into something that feels like life but is also more. If you’re not reading Hanif you are missing out.

Caleb


Leaving the Witness

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ISBN: 9780735222540
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Published: Viking - June 4th, 2019

 

This is the rare book where the mundane details of life put you on the edge of your seat. Equal parts thrilling and thoughtful, Scorah's memoir is the first time I've seen my own experience living overseas reflected pitch-perfectly on the page. A timely reminder that sometimes it's easier to find ourselves in words than it is in the culture around us.

Caleb


Merciful Crow

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ISBN: 9781250191922
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 30th, 2019

 

The inside of this book is as beautiful as the outside! I quickly found myself drawn head over heels into the rich world of Margaret Owen's debut; it's so lived-in that it's hard not to be! There's not much better than finding such a fresh, magical fantasy to sink your teeth into.

Caleb


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