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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

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ISBN: 9780062444134
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 5th, 2016

A delightful classic road trip novel, set in deep space. A ship that drills through wormholes takes on a new clerk -- and introduces her to the wonders of the outer universe. (Firefly fan? That, but solidly feminist, with a diverse cast of humans and aliens.)

Sarah


Hidden Figures

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062363596
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Published: William Morrow - September 6th, 2016

The movie's not out until January, but you can read now about the black female engineers and mathematicians who were the unseen contributors to the space program.

Sarah


The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs

Sure, you're not expecting to find your way through anything wilder than Fresh Pond, but it's always good to be prepared.

Sarah


The Unseen World

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ISBN: 9780393241686
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 26th, 2016

Ada has a unique upbringing as the only daughter of a brilliant but awkward computer scientist. She loses him to dementia as a teenager, but as an adult returns to finish his work in artificial intelligence. A great atmospheric portrait of 1980s Boston, perfect for fans of Soul of a New Machine and The Imitation Game.

Sarah


Show and Prove

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ISBN: 9780375847073
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2015

South Bronx, 1983. Smiles and Nike have big plans for their summer, but those plans start to change when new girl Sara becomes the head counselor at their camp. A story of hip-hop, urban life in the 80s, and friendships that change and endure.

Sarah


The History of White People

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ISBN: 9780393339741
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 18th, 2011

A wide-ranging look at how whiteness has been defined throughout history, from the marble statues of ancient Greece and Rome (back in the day, they were colorful) to how "Caucasian" became part of the language (you can thank Ottoman harems for that).

Sarah


Some Kind of Happiness

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ISBN: 9781442466012
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 17th, 2016

Finley is spending the summer with her grandparents -- who she's never met thanks to some big family secret -- while her parents decide whether they're getting divorced. But she convinces her cousins to join her in the Everwood, her imaginary world, in the woods behind their house. Fabulous writing drives this darker but happier version of Bridge to Terebithia.

Sarah


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