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Juliet Takes a Breath

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$14.39
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

 

I think the blurb smack dab on the front of the book, the one from Roxane Gay herself, sums it up best. Early in the book, Juliet writes a letter to her feminist writer icon, saying, “I know you’re not a Magic 8 ball. You’re just some lady who wrote a book. But I fall asleep with that book in my arms because words protect hearts and I’ve got this ache in my chest that won’t go away.” Juliet Takes A Breath is a book you can fall asleep holding.

Leila


Inland

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$21.60
ISBN: 9780812992861
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Published: Random House - August 13th, 2019

 

The American Western like you’ve never seen it before. The book alternates between the point of view of Nora, a homestead wife trying to keep her dried-up family - and township - together, and Lurie, a wanted man who joins the ranks of the United States Camel Corps (which really existed!) to escape the long hand of the law. Nether can shake the ghosts that follow them. Tinged with both true history and elements of the supernatural, and couched in gorgeous prose, Inland shimmers with a mirage-like quality--read with a cold glass of water beside you.

Leila


Zahrah the Windseeker

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ISBN: 9780547020280
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2008

 

Transporting and vivid, this is a tale of adventure, magic, self-acceptance, and friendship that will stay with you. Set in a world where technology is built from plants and flower petals are currency, thirteen-year-old Zahrah just wants to be normal, but her dadalocks - vines that grow in her hair and grant her powers she wishes she could ignore - mark her as different. When her best friend Dari goes missing, Zahrah must enter a mysterious forest and embrace her abilities to save him. From the author of the Binti trilogy and writer of Marvel’s Black Panther comics!

Leila


JULIET TAKES A BREATH

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$14.39
ISBN: 9780593108178
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

 

 I think the blurb smack dab on the front of the book, the one from Roxane Gay herself, sums it up best. Early in the book, Juliet writes a letter to her feminist writer icon, saying, “I know you’re not a Magic 8 ball. You’re just some lady who wrote a book. But I fall asleep with that book in my arms because words protect hearts and I’ve got this ache in my chest that won’t go away.” Juliet Takes A Breath is a book you can fall asleep holding.

Leila 


Frankly in Love

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ISBN: 9781984812209
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

 

Two friends know their traditional-minded parents won't approve of their non-Korean love interests, so they pretend to date each other to take the heat off. What could go wrong? What seems like a simple premise is the vehicle for a hilarious, moving, and surprising exploration of growing up second generation American, realizing your parents are only human, and finding yourself along the way. With its playful use of language and relatable characters, this book is frankly easy to fall in love with.

Leila


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