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NB + KVON radio 9/28/18

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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608469468
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Published: Haymarket Books - Haymarket Books - September 4th, 2018

National Book Award Longlist Kirkus Prize Finalist

"Rebecca Solnit is essential feminist reading." --The New Republic

"Solnit's exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy." --Elle


Norma I. Quintana: Circus: A Traveling Life Cover Image
By Norma Quintana (Photographer), Mona Simpson (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9788862083652
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Published: Damiani Ltd - October 31st, 2014

Norma I. Quintana (born 1954) is an American photographer and educator working in the tradition of social documentary, shooting exclusively in black and white and using only available light. Her first monograph presents a decade-long pictorial series of a traveling one-ring circus.


Sourdough: or, Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250192752
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Published: Picador - September 18th, 2018

From Robin Sloan, the New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, comes Sourdough, "a perfect parable for our times" (San Francisco Magazine): a delicious and funny novel about an overworked and under-socialized software engineer discovering a calling and a community as a baker.


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

The New York Times Bestseller


The Golden State: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374164836
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Published: MCD - September 4th, 2018

NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION 5 UNDER 35 PICK. LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION'S FIRST NOVEL PRIZE.


Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781611804010
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Published: Roost Books - March 21st, 2017

A literary cookbook that celebrates food and poetry, two of life's essential ingredients.


NB + KVON radio 9/21/18

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany (Book for Writers, Book Lovers Miscellany with Booklist) Cover Image
By Jane Mount (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781452167237
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 11th, 2018

Searching for perfect book lovers gifts? Rejoice! Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany, is a love letter to all things bookish. Author Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. It's a must-have for every book collection, and makes a wonderful literary gift for book lovers, writers, and more.


All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062405180
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Published: Harper Wave - July 24th, 2018

In this meditative memoir—a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton—the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing toward enlightenment," his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of grace in the world’s oceans as well as everyday life.


Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385542722
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Published: Doubleday - July 31st, 2018

“One of the most dazzling and devastating novels I’ve read in a long time...Readers of Fruit of the Drunken Tree will surely be transformed.”
--San Francisco Chronicle


Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399579592
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - September 11th, 2018

The wine lover's and food lover's playbook, with 75 wine styles and 250 producers to try with 75 recipes that go with them perfectly.


The Iron Flower (Black Witch Chronicles #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335917393
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Published: Harlequin Teen - September 18th, 2018

Dark forces are on the rise in this sweeping sequel to The Black Witch by critically acclaimed author Laurie Forest.Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs when they rescued a Selkie and freed a military dragon.


NB + KVON radio 9/14/18

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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608469468
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Published: Haymarket Books - Haymarket Books - September 4th, 2018

National Book Award Longlist Kirkus Prize Finalist

"Rebecca Solnit is essential feminist reading." --The New Republic

"Solnit's exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy." --Elle


A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060524463
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 2003

Today, in a world in which news flashes around the globe in an instant, time lags are inconceivable. In the mid-nineteenth century, communication between the United States and Europe -- the center of world affairs -- was only as quick as the fastest ship could cross the Atlantic, making the United States isolated and vulnerable.


Preserve Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635343168
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Published: Finishing Line Press - October 20th, 2017

Tap Dancing on the Razor's Edge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781625492722
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Published: David Robert Books - March 15th, 2018

As the title of this collection suggests, the poems reflect a dynamic tension between exuberant joy and exquisite pain, with a liberal dose of sardonic humor.


How to Cook Without a Book, Completely Updated and Revised: Recipes and Techniques Every Cook Should Know by Heart Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524761660
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Published: Clarkson Potter - August 28th, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Pam Anderson updates her classic cookbook--which put "cooking by heart" on the map--to include modern flavors and new techniques that today's home cooks will love, with new and original full-color photographs.


Boats on the Bay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781944903336
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Published: Cameron - September 18th, 2018

NB + KVON radio 9/7/18

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Fear: Trump in the White House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501175510
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 11th, 2018

“Explosive.”—The Washington Post
“Devastating.”—The New Yorker
“Unprecedented.”—CNN

THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedent


The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328511669
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Published: Mariner Books - September 4th, 2018

“This book is a contemporary classic—a shrewd and spirited guide to protecting ourselves from the jerks, bullies, tyrants, and trolls who seek to demean. We desperately need this antidote to the a-holes in our midst.”—Daniel H.


A Train to Nowhere Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996474849
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Published: Camitzke Press - June 4th, 2018

A lovers' quarrel. A wild mustang. A card game gone bad. These are only some of the complications which threaten to derail a young couple's plan for independence. In this sequel to Trains to Concordia, Charley O'Brien and Christina Batachi pursue their dream of becoming landowners in the summer of 1900 by stowing away in a boxcar heading West.


The Scratch + Sniff Bacon Cookbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781925418774
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Published: Smith Street Books - September 4th, 2018

This is a bacon cookbook with a super-fun twist—scratch the cover for a deliciously bacon-y smell!


Presto and Zesto in Limboland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062644657
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Published: Michael di Capua Books - September 4th, 2018

The pictures are vintage Sendak: wry, wild, and with all sorts of mysteries tucked away in the corners. Yorinks, using his trademark clever nonsense iced with irony, reveals a tale that links everything together in riotous fashion. An unexpected gift.” Booklist (starred review)


NB + KVON radio 8/31/18

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The Neighborhood by Erina Bridget Ring

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735216143
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 28th, 2018

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 by BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND AMAZON

A lively history seen through the fifty inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the bestselling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy.

 


The Neighborhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692141847
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Published: Erina Bridget Ring - June 26th, 2018

Gretchen O'Malley thinks her new neighborhood is nice and quiet, as ordinary as any other neighborhood. But this soon changes. Every day a new dilemma arises, pulling her into the chaos, and as she gets to know her neighbors she discovers comedy, cruelty, and even tragedy. Do you know what's going on in your neighborhood?


Clean + Dirty Drinking: 100+ Recipes for Making Delicious Elixirs, With or Without Booze Cover Image
By Gabriella Mlynarczyk, Grant Cornett (Photographs by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452163819
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 14th, 2018

Drink to health with this vibrant collection of tasty cocktails that promote wellness from the inside out. Inspired by the seasons, each of these 24 cocktail recipes includes ways to enjoy the drink "clean" (sans alcohol) or "dirty" (with alcohol), with ingredients aimed at promoting health.


Sloth at the Zoom Cover Image
By Becker, Orbie (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781771472494
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Published: Owlkids - August 15th, 2018

NB + KVON radio 8/24/18

Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250089557
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 21st, 2018

"It might be the most important book about being a parent that you will ever read." —Emily Rapp Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Still Point of the Turning World


Small Fry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802128232
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Published: Grove Press - September 4th, 2018

A NEW YORK TIMES AND NEW YORKER TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR


Vox Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440000785
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Published: Berkley - August 21st, 2018

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S AND SHEREADS' BOOKS TO READ AFTER THE HANDMAID'S TALE
"[An] electrifying debut."--O, The Oprah Magazine *
"The real-life parallels will make you shiver."--Cosmopolitan


Japan: The Cookbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780714874746
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Published: Phaidon Press - April 6th, 2018

The definitive, home cooking recipe collection from one of the most respected and beloved culinary cultures


Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story Cover Image
By Andrew Weiner, April Chu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419722936
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 6th, 2018

NB + KVON radio 8/17/18

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Origin Story: A Big History of Everything Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316392006
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 22nd, 2018

"I have long been a fan of David Christian. In Origin Story, he elegantly weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single, accessible historical narrative." --Bill Gates

A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future.


This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385543965
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Published: Doubleday - July 31st, 2018

"Cantero has written the funniest private investigator this side of Peter Sellers. How can you not love the warring siblings, opposites in a single body, as they outwit everyone they meet? You will. You will love them."
--Josh Malerman


A Column of Fire: A Novel (Kingsbridge) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451477996
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Published: Penguin Books - July 31st, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington Post


The Great Grilled Cheese Book: Grown-Up Recipes for a Childhood Classic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399580741
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 7th, 2018

Fifty chef-created recipessome classic, some boundary pushing—for America's favorite sandwich, the grilled cheese.


Chefs Eat Melts Too: A Pro's Guide to Reinventing Your Hot Sandwich Game Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781743794593
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Published: Hardie Grant - August 7th, 2018

Chefs Eat Toasties Too is a celebration of that most enduring of comfort foods, the toasted sandwich – but taken to new heights by internationally renowned chef Darren Purchese.


Pocket Bios: Nelson Mandela Cover Image
By Al Berenger, Al Berenger (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250166135
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 17th, 2018

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of activist, philanthropist, and South African President Nelson Mandela.


NB + KVON radio 8/10/18

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Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620973462
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Published: New Press - June 5th, 2018

The acclaimed exploration of how public education can cultivate innovators--with a foreword by Russlynn Ali, a leading advocate for remaking schools

Dime-a-dozen ideas for reforming education seem to be everywhere these days but few actually transform the everyday experience of the 50-million-plus students who are regularly subjected to traditional lecturing, note-taking, and rote learni


The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525574828
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - July 17th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 
NEW YORK TIMES Editors' Choice

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America’s retreat from reason


The Mars Room: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476756554
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Published: Scribner - May 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • TIME’S #1 FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

FINALIST for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE and the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

LONGLISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL

“Gritty, empathetic, finely rendered, no sugary toppings, and a lot of punches, none of


Killing It: An Education Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101980071
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Published: Penguin Press - July 24th, 2018

Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine editor, she had left New York City to pursue a simpler life in her home state of Oregon, with the man she wanted to marry, and taken an appealing job at a Portland magazine. But neither job nor man delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Camas was unemployed, on her own, with nothing to fall back on.


Harbor Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399252525
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories.


NB + KVON radio 8/3/18

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Yogachara: The Purity of Direct Experience Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780998187938
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Published: Leartsinc. - April 12th, 2017

Yogachara, The Purity of Direct Experience, by Dr. Lee Embrey, is a modern interpretation of an ancient yogic method long since neglected, yet particularly relevant today.


Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781571313676
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 12th, 2018

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD
A CHICAGO TRIBUNE TOP TEN BOOK OF 2018
A GUARDIAN, NPR's SCIENCE FRIDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2018


Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375701870
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

Mountain,” Baldwin said, “is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.” Go Tell It on the Mountain, originally published in 1953, is Baldwin’s first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic.


What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143131502
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Published: Penguin Books - July 24th, 2018

Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of The Year
One of NPR Fresh Air's "Books to Close Out a Chaotic 2017"
NPR's Book Concierge Guide To the Year’s Great Reads


Mae's First Day of School Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419723254
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - July 10th, 2018

Hello School! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399172021
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 3rd, 2018

Cozy illustrations make this the perfect introduction to the joy of school.


The Secret Life of Squirrels: Back to School! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316506212
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 17th, 2018

Get ready for the first day of school in this fourth book in the popular series featuring photographs of wild squirrels!


NB + KVON radio 7/27/18

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Someone Has Led This Child to Believe: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781572842229
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Published: Agate Bolden - July 10th, 2018

"Revealing and much needed." --Booklist

In this unflinching, unforgettable memoir, Regina Louise tells the true story of overcoming neglect in the US foster-care system. Drawing on her experience as one of society's abandoned children, she tells how she emerged from the cruel, unjust system, not only to survive, but to flourish.


Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812987140
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize • “In all of the literature addressing education, race, poverty, and criminal justice, there has been nothing quite like Reading with Patrick.”—The Atlantic


The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823440078
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - June 5th, 2018

Selected for the 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel.


The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker Cover Image
By Matilda Woods, Anuska Allepuz (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525515210
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Published: Philomel Books - May 15th, 2018

Friendship and magical realism sparkle on the page in this heartwarming, delightfully eccentric illustrated middle-grade gem from an extraordinary new literary voice. Perfect for fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Penderwicks.


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