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  • TEEN

    THIRTY TALKS WEIRD LOVE

    JAN. 19, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THIRTY TALKS WEIRD LOVE

by Alessandra Narváez Varela

A gritty and absorbing tale of learning to love oneself and one’s roots, warts and all. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE DEVIL YOU KNOW

    JAN. 26, 2021

NONFICTION

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW

by Charles M. Blow

Valuable as a thought experiment alone but also an “actual plan” for effecting lasting political change. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE ORCHARD

    NOV. 17, 2020

FICTION

THE ORCHARD

by David Hopen

A captivating Jewish twist on the classic American campus novel. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    YELLOW WIFE

    JAN. 12, 2021

FICTION

YELLOW WIFE

by Sadeqa Johnson

A horrifying but ultimately moving story anchored by a complex narrator. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    HADES, ARGENTINA

    JAN. 12, 2021

FICTION

HADES, ARGENTINA

by Daniel Loedel

A complex and intimate meditation on love, guilt, and the decisions that haunt us forever. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SOMEWHERE IN THE UNKNOWN WORLD

    NOV. 10, 2020

NONFICTION

SOMEWHERE IN THE UNKNOWN WORLD

by Kao Kalia Yang

A potent lesson in empathy that is all the more powerful for never presenting itself as a lesson. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    OAK FLAT

    NOV. 17, 2020

HISTORY

OAK FLAT

by Lauren Redniss illustrated by Lauren Redniss

As a work of advocacy, the book is compelling and convincing; as a work of art, it is masterful. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    WHEN YOU LOOK LIKE US

    JAN. 5, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WHEN YOU LOOK LIKE US

by Pamela N. Harris

A powerful story about misperceptions, reality, and the lives lived in between. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    SOULSWIFT

    NOV. 17, 2020

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

SOULSWIFT

by Megan Bannen

This deeply moving and thought-provoking adventure enthralls on multiple levels. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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