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Under My Hijab

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

A young girl admires a stylish variety of headscarves and the hairstyles beneath them worn by the Muslim friends and family in her life, in this warmhearted tribute to beauty in diversity and self-expression. Cheerful, rhyming verses... Read More

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The Secret Cat

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Lucy is not allowed to have a pet, but that doesn’t stop her from embarking on a surreal adventure with a smoky, swirling, translucent shadow cat that appears one night through her bedroom wall. Translated from its original Swedish,... Read More

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Happy Singlehood

by Susan Waggoner

People live as singles in mounting numbers, even in tradition-oriented countries. In "Happy Singlehood", Elyakim Kislev brings a researcher’s eye to bear on this world-shifting trend. Defining happiness as the degree to which people... Read More

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Hell Chose Me

by Ho Lin

Bryan Walsh is a marine corps deserter, former IRA bagman, and all around hard case. Back stateside after a stint in Ireland, he’s currently employed by a local gangster and barely scraping by, spending his days rubbing out low-lifes... Read More

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Cabañuelas

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Set at the dawn of the 1980s, Norma Elia Cantú’s lovely novel "Cabañuelas" occupies a culturally liminal space. Nena is from a family in Laredo, Texas, that keeps its Mexican culture alive, even while sending its sons to fight for... Read More

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