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Justice at Sea

by Jeremiah Rood

Christian Klaver’s delightful fantasy novel "Justice at Sea" blends faerie magic with historical elements to spectacular effect. Justice, of the House of Thorns, is bound to the powerful faerie court through blood and tradition. She... Read More

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Love and Other Sins

by Karen Rigby

Troubled Los Angeles high schoolers unite in Emilia Ares’s romance novel "Love and Other Sins". The daughter of Russian immigrants, Mina isolates herself, assuming a capable demeanor. Her father is absent, and her mother, despite... Read More

Book Review

Fat Angie

by Jaime Herndon

Fat Angie: Homecoming is the latest installment of e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s award-winning series. In it, Angie is ready to ask Jamboree to be her girlfriend—until her first love, KC, moves back to town. As if that weren’t enough, a... Read More

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by Peter Dabbene

A girl confronts a ghost and her own sense of self in the graphic novel "Junkwraith". Florence is an ice skater who has lived in bondage to the sport’s demands on her time and energy. One day, she throws away the skates in frustration.... Read More

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The Winter Charlatan

by Jenna Jaureguy

In Victoria McCombs’s "The Winter Charlatan", a desperate but determined princess works to save her kingdom and break her curse. Rowan was born with a curse: that on the last day of her eighteenth year, she would prick her finger on a... Read More

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by Laura Sackton

"Weeaboo" is an exuberant coming-of-age story about three friends and the immense changes they experience during their senior year of high school. James is a biracial Japanese teenager who’s under a lot of family pressure to get into a... Read More

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Hunting by Stars

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Indigenous populations are targeted by wanton forces in Cherie Dimaline’s startling dystopian novel "Hunting by Stars". In the desolate near future, people are unable to dream. It’s a fatal condition that only Indigenous people seem... Read More

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