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PROPHECY by Ellen Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Fans of Kristin Cashore's Graceling (2008) will be drawn to the despised warrior princess; fans of Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix (2009) will love the setting. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In a magical ancient Korea, a demon-slaying princess defends her family and her kingdom. Read full book review >

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KING by Ellen Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"This finale is recommended only for completists. (map, glossary) (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In the conclusion to the Prophecy trilogy, Kira must decide if she can fully embrace her destiny as the Dragon Musado. Read full book review >

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FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES by Ellen Oh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers. (Anthology. 8-12)"
Edited by We Need Diverse Books co-founder Oh, a collection of short stories that embraces a wide cultural spectrum of authorship. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT HUNTERS by Ellen Oh
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Combining Korean-American experience with ancient cultural traditions for a new twist on exorcism, this tale's for beginning horror fans and readers looking for a decent scare. (Horror. 10-14)"
A neophyte Korean shaman, or "mudang," takes center stage in this chilling thriller by Oh, of We Need Diverse Books. Read full book review >

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ELLEN OH
by Alex Heimbach

Like most writers, Ellen Oh was an avid reader growing up. “Books were always my friends,” she says. At least until second grade, when her teacher read The Five Chinese Brothers to the class. Afterwards, her classmates taunted her with racial slurs, and one boy tried to paint her skin yellow because she was "the wrong color for a ...


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ELLEN ULLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

A thinking machine, grumbled the tradition-minded British writer G. K. Chesterton, “is a brainless phrase of modern fatalism and materialism.” He added, “A machine only is a machine because it cannot think.”

But that was at the turn of the last century. A dozen decades later, thinking machines are among us, machines that learn from our behavior and ...


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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MR. MONKEY’S CLASSROOM by Jiwon Oh
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"A visual delight coupled with a timely message for readers facing the first day of school, Oh's tale enchants. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Oh continues the adventures of Cat and Mouse as Mouse prepares for the first day of school confident that the support of his close friend Cat will ease any transition issues. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD OIL SHOCK by Sejune Oh
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"An investor's warning to be ready when oil and the dollar dance."
A different way to look at the impact of oil prices—and what it might mean for the future. Read full book review >

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Why Can't Johnny Just Quit? by Kyle Oh
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2014

"A fascinating, realistic study of pain management and addiction that offers hope to patients and their families."
A physiatrist and pain management specialist analyzes the intricacies of addiction and pain. Read full book review >

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REBEL SEOUL by Axie Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"The setting is well-captured, but it's slow going in this sci-fi adventure. (glossary) (Science fiction. 14-16)"
In a militaristic future Korea, a boy and girl meet. Read full book review >