February 2020

The Witches Are Coming

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The Witches Are Coming By Lindy West Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449885
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Hachette Books - November 5th, 2019

 

Lindy West is a brilliant cultural critic and in this collection she tackles an array of subjects from Adam Sandler to #metoo to abortion rights to (of course) Trump and the right wing.  This book is broader in its ambit than Shrill, her last one, but what really makes it delicious to read is her incisive observation, brilliant wordcraft, and laugh-out-loud hilarity.  She is making deep and important points and reading will make you laugh and be furious at the same time.

 

David


Dark and Deepest Red

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Dark and Deepest Red By Anna-Marie McLemore Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250162748
Availability: Available with a Delay: On Order at Supplier: Email online@portersquarebooks.com for More Info
Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 14th, 2020

 

Anna-Marie McLemore has a gift for writing enchanting prose and lovingly detailed characters.  Told in alternating points-of-view across five centuries, their queer retelling of the classic fairy tale "The Red Shoes" will keep you turning pages late into the night.

Kate


When Aidan Became a Brother

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When Aidan Became a Brother By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

 

There are a lot of stories about cis children dealing with getting a younger sibling. Aidan's feelings are extra complicated because people keep asking his parents what gender the baby will be, and they didn't know his real gender until he was old enough to tell them. He wants everything to be perfect from the start for this baby! A beautifully written and illustrated book great for children of any gender.

Shana


Why the Face?

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Why The Face? By Jean Jullien (By (artist)), Meagan Bennett (Designed by) Cover Image
By Jean Jullien (By (artist)), Meagan Bennett (Designed by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780714877198
Availability: Available with a Delay: On Order at Supplier: Email online@portersquarebooks.com for More Info
Published: Phaidon Press - August 13th, 2018

 

Why are you smiling? Why are you showing this to your friend? Why do you love this book?

It is full of surprises as every page opens up to reveal the perfect explanation for each facial

expression. Great fun to read!

Megan


Almost American Girl

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Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062685094
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

 

When Robin's mom takes her to the US on a "trip" she's not particularly excited, especially when it turns out that it isn't a trip. Robin's memoir deals with learning English, adapting to an entirely new situation, and her complicated relationship with her mother, all told through the medium that saved her: comics.

Marika


Infinity Son

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Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle #1) By Adam Silvera Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062457820
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Published: Quill Tree Books - January 14th, 2020

 

Infinity Son is a high-stakes, fast-paced adventure about a magical war between those born with magical powers and those who steal them. Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed. Fans of Cassandra Clare with love this one.

April


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