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    THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

    NOV. 1, 2016

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THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

by Nicola Yoon

With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the... Full review >

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    SHAME THE STARS

    SEPT. 1, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

SHAME THE STARS

by Guadalupe García McCall

Pura Belpré winner McCall delivers an ambitious, sardonically relevant historical novel—a must-read, complex twist on a... Full review >

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    GIRL MANS UP

    SEPT. 6, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

GIRL MANS UP

by M-E Girard

A strong genderqueer lesbian character, imperfect, independent, and deserving of every cheer. Full review >

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    GEMINA

    OCT. 18, 2016

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    WRECKED

    OCT. 4, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WRECKED

by Maria Padian

An important, devastating new perspective on an all-too-timely subject. Full review >

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    RANI PATEL IN FULL EFFECT

    OCT. 11, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

RANI PATEL IN FULL EFFECT

by Sonia Patel

A powerfully particular, 100 percent genuine character commands this gutsy debut. Full review >

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    THE SINGING BONES

    OCT. 11, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE SINGING BONES

by Shaun Tan ; illustrated by Shaun Tan

These inscrutable, unsettling sculptures demand that viewers connect art and tale, examining their own reactions to the... Full review >

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    THE LAST TRUE LOVE STORY

    SEPT. 13, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE LAST TRUE LOVE STORY

by Brendan Kiely

Readers will be swept up in Kiely’s musical prose as Teddy learns about love, romance, forgiveness, and reconciliation Full review >

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    A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT

    AUG. 30, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT

by Sabaa Tahir

An excellent continuation of a series seemingly designed for readers of the political, bloody fantasy style du jour, set... Full review >

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