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The Witches Are Coming

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449885
Availability: Available at Warehouse
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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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250162748
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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


Kissing the Witch

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By Sarah Kuhn, Nicole Goux (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401289782
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Published: DC Comics - February 4th, 2020

 

One of my favorite members of the bat-family is finally getting a spotlight moment! Whether you're excited about the new Birds of Prey movie or just looking for a charming tale about overcoming your past, this graphic novel makes for a great introduction to Cassandra Cain. Perfect for superhero fans young and old!

Caleb


When Aidan Became a Brother

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By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$18.95
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


Almost American Girl

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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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$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


Early Riser

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111276
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Published: Penguin Books - February 11th, 2020

 

Fans of Terry Pratchett and Christopher Moore, don't sleep on Jasper Fforde, one of the funniest, sharpest, and most creative fantasy writers out there. Lovers of Ankh-Morpork’s Sam Vimes will especially rejoice in Early Riser, a twisty rookie-cop caper set in an icy alt-Earth where (most) humans hibernate away the punishing winters.

Kate


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