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Cora's Kitchen

by Randi Hacker

A Black woman rebels against racism and class, finding her voice, in Kimberly Garrett Brown’s novel Cora’s Kitchen. In 1928, Cora James is an aspiring writer who works as a librarian in New York. She is aware of the privileged... Read More

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The Unbalancing

by Danielle Ballantyne

The first full-length novel in the expansive Birdverse series, "The Unbalancing" is an LGBTQ+ fantasy overflowing with heart—and heartache. Long ago, twelve stars dropped from the tail of the goddess Bird. They were caught by twelve... Read More

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All the Tiny Beauties

by Addissyn House

Set in California, Jenn Scott’s novel "All the Tiny Beauties" is a multigenerational story of love and survival. Since he was young, Webb struggled, time and again, to fill the imposed social rituals of “manliness.” Scared to be... Read More

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Song of My Softening

by Matt Sutherland

We are born of parents and the times, and we live lives of freedom and preordained constraint (arguably). Thou shall not make excuses. Born the daughter of African and Caribbean immigrants in Britain, queer poet Omotara James earned her... Read More

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Soul of a Professor

by Mari Carlson

"Soul of a Professor" is an inspiring memoir about a lengthy search for a higher calling. Lisa A. Pruitt’s calibrated memoir "Soul of a Professor" concerns how work once undermined her sense of self-worth. Pruitt grew up in New England... Read More

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In the Neighborhood

by Danielle Ballantyne

A neighborhood full of anthropomorphized animals (and one ogre) lives in a tenuous sort of harmony: they all mutually ignore one another. But when Mrs. Paquita, a literal night owl, loses her internet connection, her neighbor, a... Read More

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I Caught a Rainbow

by Michelle Anne Schingler

“A domesticated rainbow is very rare,” but that doesn’t stop a determined child in a colorful cap from trying. They poke breathing holes in a jar and scoop the colors in, being sure to offer those refractions all that they may... Read More

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