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Ways to Say I Love You

by Danielle Ballantyne

In this whimsical love letter to love itself, lyrical rhymes and exquisite watercolor illustrations paint an inclusive, educational portrait of the countless ways that humans and animals convey affection. A variety of cultures, ages, and... Read More

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Mexique

by Danielle Ballantyne

This fictionalized firsthand account of the passage of the "Mexique", which carried 456 Spanish children to the safety of Mexico during the Spanish Civil War, is a potent reminder of an echoing historical crisis. The welcoming flowers of... Read More

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American Gospel

by Eileen Gonzalez

A farmer turned religious leader prepares for the rapture in Lin Enger’s novel "American Gospel". Amid the uncertainty and turmoil of President Nixon’s resignation, Enoch knows one thing for certain: Jesus will return in fourteen... Read More

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In the Half Room

by Michelle Anne Schingler

This latest title from Caldecott Honor winner Carson Ellis is surrealistic and dreamy, tripping through a room of partial objects while the half moon shines in through the window just before bedtime. A halved vase of flowers drips... Read More

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Piranesi

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In Susanna Clarke’s wondrous and moving novel "Piranesi", a gentle man finds the tranquility of his vast but bounded world challenged by visitors from the outside. Piranesi lives in a house whose halls seem endless. He’s been close... Read More

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Witch Hunt

by Matt Sutherland

Why witches? What accounts for our Western fascination with women who hex and heal, summon demons and project power, eschew religion yet embrace religious iconography, live contentedly in darkness, anonymity, and seclusion? Most... Read More

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