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BOOK REVIEW

FANCY HAT by Sylvia Majcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2013

"This gloomy girl's transformation to happy camper is worth embracing, silent or not. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
A young girl finds she can be happy without her newfound token of joy in an app that favors striking visuals over sound design or needless frills. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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ANDREW SEAN GREER
by Megan Labrise

For bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Less represents a grand departure in more ways than one.

“I was writing another book that was my typical style,” says the author of five preceding fictions, including The Path of Minor Planets and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, “sort of poignant, sort of wistful. And I was getting nowhere with ...


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BITCH PLANET AND ANOTHER CASTLE - GRIMOIRE

I recently read two trades that on the surface, could not be more different but which underneath present similar arcs of feminist liberation.

Bitch Planet: President Bitch is the second volume in the ongoing dystopian science fiction saga written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and illustrated by Valentine De Landro. The series is set in a futurist world where the Patriarchy ...


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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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MUSICAL THEATER
by Leila Roy

Later this week, I’m headed to New York to finally, finally see Hamilton.

Which has me more than a little excited.

So, of course, it made me wonder: what’s out there for recent musical theater YA? It seems like something that we’d see a lot of, right? High potential for drama, because backstage shenanigans and close quarters and heightened emotion ...


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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PIVOT POINT by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"West's debut showcases riveting storytelling. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Clairvoyant Addison Coleman must choose between two futures and two love interests. Read full book review >

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LUCKY IN LOVE by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"There's a wealth of profoundly topical, thematic territory to explore in lottery wins; this iteration, with its cast of culturally and economically diverse characters, is especially resonant. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen discovers that winning the lottery has an inescapable downside. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2008

"A gritty, psychologically acute saga of the Forgotten War."
American soldiers battle besieging communist hordes-and their demons-in this dark Korean War story. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST FOR GRAHAM GREENE by W.J. West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 1998

"While Greene aficionados anticipate Sherry's next volume, West supplies them with some tantalizing points and leaves open many, many questions. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An occasionally enticing if episodic inquest into Greene's lifelong balancing act on ``the dangerous edge of things'' (his favorite Browning quote). Read full book review >