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SANITY & TALLULAH

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By Molly Brooks, Molly Brooks (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368022804
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

A fun story about two smart girls in their space station home with their three-headed kitten named Princess, Sparkle, and Destroyer of Worlds. What's not to love? I really enjoyed the relationship treatment in the story, both with the girls' friendship, their familial relationships, and the relationships amongst coworkers on the station.

Stacey


New Poets of Native Nations

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781555978099
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 10th, 2018

 

It's hard to summarize this collection of poetry. There's just so much raw emotion, and each author has their own distinct voice. The poems are all powerful declarations of resilience in the face of generations of societal bigotry and cruelty.

Stacey


Mortification of Fovea Munson

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By Mary Winn Heider, Chi Birmingham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484780541
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

 

A darkly comedic middle-grade novel that will probably appeal to fans of "The Green Ribbon," both children and adults who enjoy children's fiction. I would probably not recommend for the easily queasy.

Stacey


Ask Baba Yaga

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ISBN: 9781449486815
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 26th, 2017

 

Some of the questions posed are very traditional for an advice column, but the responses are all earthy, poetic, and a little sinister. I can easily picture Baba Yaga's claws clacking away as she type up her response. I enjoy the raw, truthfulness of some of the answers, but just a reminder that Baba Yaga is not an actual therapist. (This book was featured on BitchReads' list of "11 Books to Hex the Patriarchy" last October.)

Stacey


Mirage

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ISBN: 9781250126429
Published: Flatiron Books - August 28th, 2018

 

This is my favorite book right now. In Mirage, Somaiya Daud has crafted a beautiful fantasy (which seamlessly features some sci-fi concepts). The characters feel so alive. The setting and cultures, inspired by her Moroccan heritage, are intricate, beautiful, and refreshingly unique. The story is rich and engaging, but also succinct.

Stacey


If You Plant a Seed

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By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062298898
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2015

 

I love Kadir Nelson’s artwork. He’s done some of my favorite New Yorker covers lately, and this book is a shining example of his ability to tell a great story through imagery. The allegory presented is simple but beautiful, and it’s a good lesson leading into a new school year. I also feel like the book is timely for the peak of summer harvests.

Stacey


Where Now: New and Selected Poems

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781556595127
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - July 4th, 2017

 

I discovered Laura Kasischke's poetry shortly after my grandmother passed away, when the poet's corporeal descriptions of grief felt particularly poignant. My appreciation for her poetry has only grown over the years. Her beautiful and sometimes heart-wrenching depictions of how we remember our experiences, our relationships and losses, and our mortality reveal something new to me every time I read them.

Stacey


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