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Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Generally grumpy? Let Australian photographer Alexandra Cearns help with Zen Dogs, in which she captures the sweet and lovable nature of our beloved canine companions. Tell your troubles to these precious pups and follow their lead! Close your eyes, relax, and breathe (stick your tongue out if it makes you feel better). Read an inspirational zen quote and pretend you’re petting one of these guys’ soft furry heads. So soft, puppy soft.                                —Megan            

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ISBN: 9780062459374
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Published: HarperOne - October 25th, 2016

A curated tour of purgatory, where death doesn’t stop humans’ cruelty but competes with that of ancient gods forgotten. Chet is dead, his only hope for his lover and his unborn child to find a man long gone, no matter what or who he meets along the way. Brom’s art and imagination bring to life an epic gallery of monsters, gods, and those once human in a dazzling array against the bleakest background, with a tiny thread of hope wound throughout. —Jocelyn

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By Brom
ISBN: 9780062095688
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Published: Voyager - October 25th, 2016

With clean prose and a candid tone, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon narrates the questionable deathbed confession of a character referred to only as “my grandfather.” Although the ratio of truth to fiction in this compelling tale may never be known, Moonglow is an engaging, existential adventure through the speculative past of an enigmatic figure. —Aric

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ISBN: 9780062225559
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Published: Harper - November 22nd, 2016

Jefferson Kidd is a Civil War veteran who carves out a living by reading the newspaper to people in isolated towns in Texas. Ten-year-old Johanna has been abandoned by her adoptive Kiowa parents and is left with no one to take care of her. When the townspeople pressure Kidd into taking Johanna home to long-lost relatives, the two subtly and relentlessly become as important to each other as father and daughter. A touching and slender masterpiece.  —Tera

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ISBN: 9780062409201
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 4th, 2016

It’s the summer of 1968, and 11-year old Delphine and her two sisters have just been sent off to Oakland, California to live with their estranged mother. However, their mother is busy with her own things, and sends the kids off to a summer camp at the People’s Center, run by the Black Panther Party. Over the summer, Delphine and her sisters learn a lot about the world they live in, the mother who left them, and themselves. Not only does this have a great local setting, but it talks about the Civil Rights Movement on the West Coast, a little tackled subject.  --Flannery

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ISBN: 9780060760908
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Published: Amistad Press - December 27th, 2011

In the late 1880’s, a call went out across America: Free land in Oklahoma, for any who will settle it. Many of those who rushed to claim that land were newly freed slaves, eager for a fresh start in a new place, and filled with the fire and hope required to survive settling the frontier. Based on her family’s own history, Joyce Carol Thomas has written a beautiful book that tells of that call and the hope that came with it. This lovely, lyrical book is perfect for reading out loud.  --Flannery

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By Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064436175
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2000

Long before the Civil Rights Movement, Ida B. Wells stood up and took a stand against discrimination. Growing up during Reconstruction, Wells saw what life could have been like for African Americans, and when it ended, she used the power of the printed press to advocate for change. In addition to fighting for black rights, Wells fought for the women’s right to vote. This wonderful picture book by noted author Walter Dean Myers is a fitting tribute to an incredible woman.  --Flannery

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ISBN: 9780060544683
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Published: Amistad Press - January 27th, 2015

For all of you who’ve just torn through Neil Gaiman’s new collection of non-fiction, The View from the Cheap Seats, there’s no better time to revisit some of his earliest short fictions. Whether these stories push you to wonder about the imagination’s role in reality, or if the introduction inspires you to put fingers to keys, you’ll be glad you returned to its pages, whether it was your first time or your twenty-third. —Aric
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ISBN: 9780061252020
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 2nd, 2007

Bone Gap isn’t a flashy book. Rather, it’s the kind of story that grows on you the further you sink into it, leaving you satisfied, with the lingering hum of bees in your mind. It’s filled with magical realism and characters you care for, making it a pleasantly surreal trip to a town you’d like to stay in. I slowly fell for this book, and it’s stayed with me ever since.  --Flannery

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ISBN: 9780062317605
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - March 3rd, 2015

In this imaginative tale by the master of fantasy, the ancient and fantastic meet the modern and mundane. While most parents keep some secrets from their growing children, none has done so quite like Fat Charlie’s father, Mr. Nancy. Upon his father’s death, Fat Charlie learns a shocking truth about his father and realizes that he, himself, is more powerful than he could ever imagine.  -Aric

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ISBN: 9780061342394
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 22nd, 2008



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