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On Fragile Waves

by Eileen Gonzalez

A refugee family struggles to adjust to a new life in E. Lily Yu’s novel "On Fragile Waves". Firuzeh doesn’t know why her parents have whisked her and her brother from Afghanistan to Australia. Nor does she understand why the... Read More

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The Arctic Fury

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

In 1854, Virginia Reeve stands in front of a Boston court, accused of the kidnapping and murder of wealthy socialite, Caprice Collins. Reeve, the leader of an all women’s expedition to the Arctic, juggles what to withhold and what to... Read More

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Woodland Dreams

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In this lush bedtime story, a gentle girl in a blue anorak, accompanied by her pup, assumes a sandman role for woodland creatures at dusk. Musical, romantic descriptions of the creatures honor their daytime activities as they’re lured... Read More

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Cosmic Odyssey

by Kristen Rabe

Linda Schweizer’s "Cosmic Odyssey" is a thrilling account of the cosmological discoveries of the past century that “pulls back the curtain” on the brilliant, eccentric scientists who achieved those breakthroughs. This exceptional... Read More

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by Michelle Anne Schingler

"Infinity"‘s micropoems and mesmerizing images toy with the concept of boundlessness: “It’s / a jar full of stories and white ink / spilled / on the snow,” one page murmurs, beside a picture of a colorless cat jumping into a pale... Read More

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Paper Bullets

by Monica Carter

Jeffrey H. Jackson’s "Paper Bullets" is a captivating tale of queer love and resistance during World War II. From Paris’s Jazz Age through the war and beyond, Jackson tracks two childhood friends who became lovers and artists and... Read More

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