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The People's Painter

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The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art Cover Image
By Cynthia Levinson, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
$15.19
ISBN: 9781419741302
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 20th, 2021

Like Ben Shahn's art, Cynthia Levinson's writing centers around stories of people fighting injustice. Her moving book of Ben Shahn comes at a time when we all need stories of "Civil Rights Activists. Workers Demanding Fair Pay. Political Protestors. Advocates for peace." Turks' accompanying, Caldecott-worthy illustrations draw from Shahn's style, and capture the movement and dynamism of his impassioned life. The People's Painter is a masterful biography that will, as Cynthia writes, and I have found, "encourage readers to sketch anywhere, especially in the margins."

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Cyclopedia Exotica

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$19.96
ISBN: 9781770464377
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 11th, 2021

Cyclopedia Exotica is a whip-smart social and cultural critique. A series of inter-woven episodes reveal the stories of a dozen characters who manage to be both well-rounded and play into stereotypes for laughs. A book about gaze, point of view, and, well, eyes, Cyclopedia Exotica is a book that will capture your attention and have you returning for another read.

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The Rock from the Sky

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By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536215625
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Published: Candlewick - April 13th, 2021

A hilarious dark comedy in multiple acts, The Rock From the Sky will bring readers through an entire range of emotions before the final page. Sharp and funny, this is sweetly absurdist and sure to be enjoyed by adults just as much as children.

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Crying in H Mart

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

 

When Michelle goes into HMart, the packages, ingredients, and relationships of other customers remind her of her mother. With food as a catalyst, Michelle examines her complex relationship with her mother: the expectations, love, and friction. You'll cry as Michelle recounts her mother's slow death by cancer, and drool over her descriptions of food. Michelle (indie rockstar Japanese Breakfast) will make you cry, question, and crave with her rich, emotional memoir.

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I Hate Running and You Can Too

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I Hate Running and You Can Too: How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781579659882
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Published: Artisan - March 16th, 2021

Humorous, insightful, and strangely motivating, this short book, illustrated with laugh-inducing Semi-Rad charts, will inspire you to get out for a run...even if you're reading the book to procrastinate from running.  A great gift for runners, non-runners, and those who hate running!

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The Firekeeper's Daughter

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

Firekeeper's Daughter is an emotional roller coaster that considers issues of justice, integrity, community, family, fairness, and trust, while also thrilling and enthralling. A masterpiece of YA fiction, Firekeeper's Daughter is going to rock the YA literary world like Angie Thomas did with The Hate You Give. I don't have the space to expound how brilliant this thriller is; a 2021 must-read.

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Thirsty Mermaids

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781982133573
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Published: Gallery 13 - February 9th, 2021

In search of booze, three mermaids venture onto shore, where they have to navigate everything from walking and clothes, to jobs and purpose. Thirsty Mermaids is the adult female friendship comic for everyone who's trying to balance their Little Mermaid nostalgia with their feminism.

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