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Die

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Die Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534312708
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Published: Image Comics - June 11th, 2019

 

D&D meets Jumanji in the biggest comic of 2019. As with all of Kieron Gillen's books, the characters and their humanity are what drives this, even amongst such a high-concept premise. And Stephanie Hans' artwork will take your breath away. This one is a game changer.

Caleb


Night at the Fiestas

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Night at the Fiestas: Stories Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393352214
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2016

 

Roxane Gay called this collection "outstanding" and "nearly flawless," so that should tell you something.  The writing is beautiful, and each story so emotionally intense I had to take breaks while reading. Quade's strong and scrappy characters face their troubled lives with heart and tenacity in rural New Mexico.

Catherine, Writer in Residence Adult


The Silk Road

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The Silk Road: A Novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781555978297
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

 

A post-apocalyptic dream song sung in a labyrinth, this is another brilliant novel from Davis. The prose is so beautiful and the images so rich that the reader is drawn in so that "Reader" becomes as much of a character as the Botanist, the Ice Man & the Archivist. A mind trip in the best possible way. 

Josh


Good Talk

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780399589041
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Published: One World - March 26th, 2019

 

This hard-hitting graphic memoir is framed around a son's questions about how the world works, but quickly goes much deeper as Mira explores topics of sexuality, politics, prejudice, and the reality of living as a person of color in a post-2016 USA. Heart-aching and fantastic.

Rebecca


Good Omens

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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060853983
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Published: William Morrow - November 28th, 2006

 

This has been one of my favorite books for over half my life. In a world that feels increasingly apocalyptic, this one -- with its fond-of-Earth angel and demon duo, witches and witch-hunters, motorcycle-riding Horsepersons, adorable hellhounds, and the occasional rain of fish -- is the funniest, most uplifting and irreverent apocalypse story you're going to find. And there's a tv show out now, if you like that sort of thing. 

Ari


Disappearing Earth

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780525520412
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

 

An atmospheric and complex character drama, told through a series of distinct and compelling perspectives. The chapters read like interconnected short stories following the recent disappearance of two young girls, and the undercurrent of social and racial tensions on the remote Russian peninsula of Kamchatka.  

 

Katie


A Book About Whales

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781419735028
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 14th, 2019

 

You may know that whales are mammals, but did you know they evolved from land mammals? Did you know that the world’s largest whale, the Blue Whale, is 98 feet long, and the smallest, the Pygmy Right Whale, is only 21 feet long? (That’s the size of an adult female Great White Shark.) I know, so many cool facts, and this book is full of them! Along with great illustrations, it’s hard to put down.

Robin 


Vamos! Let's Go To The Market

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557261
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

 

Vamos! Let's Go To The Market checks all my boxes for what makes a perfect picture book. The artwork is beautiful and fun, there's so much to discover within every page (perfect for repeat readings!) and the conversational mix of English and Spanish makes for a wonderful learning experience. I wish I had had this book as a kid!

Caleb


Jerome by Heart

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By Thomas Scotto (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Olivier Tallec (Artist), Claudia Bedrick (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592702503
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - April 3rd, 2018

 

A beautiful reminder that kids know love when they feel it, and that love can endure against hateful ideology. This is such a wonderful story with a steadfast, inspirational main character. Love is love.

Stacey


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