How We Got to the Moon

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ISBN: 9780525647416
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard...” – John F. Kennedy


The Girl Who Speaks Bear

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ISBN: 9781338580839
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

I found this to be the book equivalent of being wrapped in a warm blanket. Wintery woods, cozy cottages, warm beverages, loving friends and family. Sprinkled with fairy tales that may be more than they seem. A great, heartwarming adventure featuring a strong, brave girl on a quest to find herself.


Cinderella is Dead

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ISBN: 9781547603879
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 7th, 2020

This is the queer feminist fairytale adaption you’ve been craving. It's the story of the world Cinderella left behind and the women fighting the power structures left in place. Like any good fairytale, it's beautiful and horrifying, but it leaves you feeling hopeful.  

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise

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By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator), Bryan Koneitzko, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781616550745
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Published: Dark Horse Books - February 19th, 2013

Picking up exactly where the animated series left off, this is a perfect read for everyone who, like myself, spent parts of their pandemic re-visiting the world of The Last Avatar. The art meshes perfectly with the show and the writing nails each character so well you can't help but hear their voices in your head. 



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ISBN: 9780316508896
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018

Morrigan Crow is cursed and cursed children die on their eleventh birthday. But instead, Morrigan is rescued by a fantastical man who whisks her off to a secret city called Nevermoor to begin a new life. This is one of the best middle grade fantasy series to come out in years. It's brilliant, creative, magical, and perfect for the Harry Potter fan in your life. 


Becoming A Good Creature

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By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780358252108
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

This beautiful book is perfect for the young one in your life who loves animals! Sy's story is about following your dreams, and being open to learning the life lessons that teachers of all shapes and sizes can offer. Rebecca Green's illustrations are wonderfully rich and full of discovery. A gift for every good creature.


Before the Ever After

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ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

I always love Jacqueline Woodson's work, but even with my high expectations her new book has no problem living up to the hype. This is a timely family story and I love how it portrays a vibrant family while raising awareness to some of the more tragic angles of sports. You'll fall in love with the characters as well as Woodson's always excellent verse. Perfect for fans of Kwame Alexander's The Crossover.



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