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Sometimes People March

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By Tessa Allen, Tessa Allen (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780062991188
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

A great reminder of our civic duty and right to protest and gather, for kids and parents alike. Beautifully illustrated, this explanation of past and current movements includes children in  creating our shared vision of a brighter future.

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Light Boxes

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780143117780
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Published: Penguin Books - May 25th, 2010

Dark humor, tenacious characters, and a bleak backdrop combine to make a horror-movie-like world that you can't look away from because it is both beautiful and twisted. If you like speculative fiction that makes you go "What the heck did I just read?", Melville, and Midsommar, you will love this novel.

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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland

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By Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250010193
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Published: Square Fish - May 8th, 2012

I don't ordinarily enjoy YA nor middle grade books, but I LOVED this tumble into the psyche of a precocious 12 year old who dreams of escaping her boring life in Kansas. September forges her own path and makes her own decisions, all the while shaping her own future. For children who like dark adventures, Gaiman, and Dahl. For teens who like to be swept up in a journey alongside a fierce and perserverant heroine. For adults who like YA Fantasy and del Toro’s films, and for those who don't. 

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Mrs Harkness and the Panda

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By Alicia Potter, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375844485
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2012

In 1934, the panda was a seldom-seen and even mythical creature. So too, the woman explorer. Enter Ruth Harkness, fashionista, determined to go to China and find herself such an elusive beast. Local author Potter honors her heroine’s panache with lively, plucky prose, and Melissa Sweet forgoes the saccharine in favor of a vibrant scrapbook approach. An inspired expedition, with a little bit of something very cute.


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