Hortense and the Shadow

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ISBN: 9780316440790
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2017

I've been following the O'Hara sisters on Instagram for over a year while I anxiously waited to read this book. I wasn't disappointed when I finally held a copy! The illustrations are simultaneously luminescent and dark, and the story of little Hortense who's afraid of her shadow is endearing.


The Witch Boy

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ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

This dazzling coming of age graphic novel explores the bravery needed to express your identity and the strength needed to convince others of its' validity. Filled with magic, unexpected friendship, and the monstrous, Ostertag has created a contemporary fantasy for anyone who's struggled with defining their-self.


Waiting for the Biblioburro

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By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781582463537
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Published: Tricycle Press - August 9th, 2011

Ana loves stories and books but has no school or library in her tiny Colombian town.  One day the Biblioburro arrives and changes her life.  This is the story of Luis Soriano Bohorquez who started the Biblioburro Foundation told through the eyes of one of its readers.  And honestly, who can resist a donkey especially when it's illustrated as beautifully as this and comes bearing books?


Genuine Fraud

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ISBN: 9780385744775
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 5th, 2017

Genuine Fraud is the YA psychological thriller we've all been waiting for. It is dark, twisty and impossible to predict and you'll want to pick it back up again as soon as you finish. Jule West-William is a chameleon, a fighter and a fraud- or is she? You be the judge. This book is a rich and compelling character study of a morally ambiguous anti-heroine combined with a taut thriller.


The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way)

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By Patrick McDonnell (Artist)
ISBN: 9780316502467
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

This is Patrick McDonnell at his most charming. Chasing through the alphabet, can you guess the animal each letter represents? Luckily there is an answer key!


It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

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ISBN: 9781328740960
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - August 15th, 2017

When Zomorod's parents move from Iran to California, she renames herself Cindy (like The Brady Bunch) and does her best to fit in. But it's 1979, and a group of Iranians has seized the US embassy. Zomorod has to figure out middle school and mood rings while dealing with neighbors who suddenly see her as an enemy.


Her Right Foot

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By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Artist)
ISBN: 9781452162812
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

The Statue of Liberty is the beacon greeting those who arrive in New York. But what does she truly stand for? Zooming in for a look at her (enormous) right foot reveals a message of acceptance in this moving and inspiring look at the history and meaning of the Statue of Liberty.



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