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Secrets

by Carolina Ciucci

"Secrets" is a sensational story about how swinging and espionage merged in the 1980s. With names changed to preserve anonymity, Zillary Zahn’s intriguing cultural history "Secrets" focuses on the possible role that swing parties... Read More

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Seaweed McTweed

by George Hajjar

"Seaweed McTweed" is a powerful picture book about the anxiety of not fitting in, and about the power of friendship to save the day. In Jon Nappa and Jason Kendrickson’s fun picture book "Seaweed McTweed", a sea monster wants to make a... Read More

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Talk to Me

by Jeana Jorgensen

In the sensitive contemporary romance novel "Talk to Me", a woman decides what she wants out of her second act. In Zoe Amos’s LGBTQ+ romance novel Talk to Me, a woman who’s separated from her husband forms a romantic attraction to... Read More

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The Pepperstorm

by Danielle Ballantyne

Crayon-like illustrations and a cool palette with spots of yellow and pink portray this mischievous take on why elephants are afraid of mice, available in English and Spanish editions. The mice have grown tired of the elephants never... Read More

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Drained

by John M. Murray

In the dystopian young adult novel "Drained", a resistance group works to overthrow a burgeoning dictatorship. In Marc Daniel Acriche’s apocalyptic novel "Drained", a high school senior gambles her life to free New York from the grips... Read More

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Celeste and Chris

by Mari Carlson

The coming-of-age buddy novel "Celeste and Chris" features a tantalizing peek into a bygone era. Set in the 1960s, Manjula Lisa Stokes’s novel "Celeste and Chris" concerns the loving facets of two soul twins’ lifelong friendship. In... Read More

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