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The Vermilion Emporium

by Jeana Jorgensen

The magic system of Jamie Pacton’s delightful, haunting fantasy novel "The Vermilion Emporium" pays tribute to the Radium Girls, who met tragic ends. Quinta is an orphan who fears she will never live up to her mother’s magical life.... Read More

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The Ribbon Leaf

by Karen Rigby

In Lori Weber’s enthralling historical novel "The Ribbon Leaf", a girls’ friendship changes after Kristallnacht, though their memories still sustain them across an ocean and a decade. In 1938 in Germany, twelve-year-old Sabine is... Read More

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The Sevenfold Hunters

by Ho Lin

Rose Egal’s fantastical novel "The Sevenfold Hunters" follows the seven students who are humanity’s best hope against vampiric alien invaders, the Nosaru. To casual observers, Carlisle Academy appears to be an elite boarding school... Read More

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Aquarian Dawn

by Karen Rigby

An African teenager comes of age between countries and cultures in Ebele Chizea’s engrossing young adult novel "Aquarian Dawn". In the 1960s, Ada moves to Pennsylvania from Nabuka, a country riven by civil war and genocide. Her mother,... Read More

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