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Clap When You Land

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

Elizabeth Acevedo has done it again! Like in her award-winning The Poet X Acevedo gives us a beautiful, lyrical look into the life of her protagonists. What I love about this is that in spite of the gripping premise (two girls from opposite sides of the world discover they are half-sisters after their father dies) there’s such a focus on the specific lives of each main character. There are no blanket statements about the two cultures they hail from (though plenty of insights into both), just two people that seem so real they could walk off the page. 

Caleb


Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

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$7.99
ISBN: 9781368023627
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - May 5th, 2020

It's rare that I find a book that so perfectly balances the drama of middle school and family problems with the drama of being able to break through the fabric of reality. Add to that the brilliant humor, a fascinating mix of characters, and the mouth-watering descriptions of Cuban food, and you've got this gem of a book. You won't soon forget it.

Shana


The Regrets

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316516167
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 4th, 2020

The Regrets is the rom-com for those of us who hate rom-coms for being heartwarming and unrealistic. (Yes, there are ghosts in this book and still it's more realistic than your standard Meg Ryan fare.) Bonnaffons takes the set pieces of the New York romance and turns them into a prescient meditation on the nature of identity and the ways that romantic relationships can threaten one's sense of self. Also, and I can't stress this enough, there are ghosts.

 

Meaghan


Afterlife

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781643750255
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

This beautifully written, uplifting novel is about the timely issue of immigration, and also about grief and uncertainty. It is a story told with kindness and hope. It is Julia Alvarez’s first book in fifteen years, and well worth the wait.

 

Robin


Supernova Era

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By Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen (Translated by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250306036
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Published: Tor Books - October 22nd, 2019

This book is one for the times! Cixin Liu has a way of making sci-fi really accessible and enjoyable for sci-fi beginners and fans alike. This book really delves into what it would look like if societies invested in our future in a real way. A world where adults have to prepare children what it takes to keep Earth functional and sustainable.

 

Sinny


Gilead

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ISBN: 9780312424404
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Published: Picador - January 10th, 2006

Gilead keeps coming up as beloved in this time of quarantine. Some friends are just discovering it and others re-reading it. If you are finding it hard to read and feeling unsettled, this beautiful book is, well, a balm. Obama loved Robinson's writing so much, he went to Iowa to interview her for the NY Review of Books, and awarded her the National Humanities Medal in 2012. A related book called Jack will be published in September 2020. 

 

Molly


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