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Atkins chose to write this searing biographical novel as a window into the difficult life of neoclassicist sculptor Edmonia Lewis. A woman of African-Haitian and Ojibwe descent, she attended Oberlin College in 1862, was expelled on trumped-up charges and, while working as a housekeeper in Boston, apprenticed to a sculptor. She studied in Italy and tenaciously worked toward artistic perfection in stone. Ages 13 and up. - Ga

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Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481459051
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2017

A plane crashes in the Amazon rainforest, and four children pull together to survive in this lush world, utterly alien to them. The flora and fauna, along with the smells, tastes, and sounds of the jungle, are vivid and sometimes terrifying. A secondary theme, winding like the river the children raft, examines the nature of curiosity, exploration, and imperialism. An environmentally aware, Amazonian adrenaline story for fans of Hatchet. Grades 4–8. - Ga

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The Explorer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481419451
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017

Through the San Francisco fog, clear-eyed 11-year-old Marin navigates the foster care system while waiting for her mother (who left years earlier) to return. When Dr. Lucy Chang steps up as a loving adoptive mother, tectonic plates shift and so does Marin’s understanding of family. An element of magical realism whisks through the fog in this old-fashioned, completely modern, short, tender novel. Grades 4–6. - Ga

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Three Pennies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481471879
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Will has to find the person who killed his older brother and kill him. That is the rule. He grabs his brother’s gun and takes the elevator down from his mom’s eighth-floor apartment. As he descends, the car stops on each floor and a person from his past steps in and speaks. These people—all dead—have been killed by the cycle of gun violence and poverty that ensnares Will. The author’s stark, fluid words are to be read in a single gulp, and the last line is killer, or hopefully not. Ages 12 and up. - Ga

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Long Way Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481438254
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Published: Atheneum Books - October 24th, 2017

Follow along as we gently, dreamily behold each of the elements that make a house a home, from the front door “once a colossal oak tree” and the bricks “once mud that oozed around roots” to the window that “was sand once…melted to glass.” Misty, almost velvety, watercolors reveal both the history and the now of this home, as we come to see how our own house fits into the world outside our door. A cozy bedtime read. Ages 3–7. - Michelle

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This House, Once Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481442848
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2017

In late-Renaissance Italy, while restoring musical instruments for Prince Ferdinando de Medici, Cristofori dreams of and invents an instrument that can play as quietly as a clavichord and as loudly as a harpsichord. Priceman’s gouache and ink illustrations create a whimsical, musical energy. Grades K–3. - Ga

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The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481444842
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 18th, 2017

Two extraordinary picture book biographies about artists who view the world as outsiders—the musician Muddy Waters initially, and the visual artist James Castle perennially. Through the stories of their art, they reveal the wider, richer world outside the bounds. Grades 2–5. - Ga

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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters Cover Image
By Michael Mahin, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481443494
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

Frans Lanting, one of the most widely known and well-respected nature photographers in the world, has taken some of the iconic photographs of the past several decades. Here he collects his best images from Africa, capturing the light and vibrancy of the continent. The images are so astounding they literally calm the spirit. A great gift for photographers, travelers, nature lovers, and those looking to take an African safari of the mind. - Rico

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Into Africa Cover Image
By Frans Lanting, Chris Eckstrom (Editor), Frans Lanting (Photographer)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781608878895
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Published: Earth Aware Editions - October 10th, 2017

I’m a lifelong misfit who has never felt inclined to fit in. While I’ve been lucky to find kindred misfit spirits here at Bookshop, I know others may not have yet, so I’m thrilled with this short but powerful TedTalk book that looks at the power and necessity of misfits. If you’re a misfit, you’ll feel seen and inspired. If you’re not, you’ll gain a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the misfits among us! - Flannery

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The Misfit's Manifesto Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501120060
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Published: Simon & Schuster/ Ted - October 24th, 2017

This is the most interesting and consequential book I’ve read in quite some time. Drawing on a wealth of research, UC Berkeley’s Matthew Walker presents a compelling argument that the power of sleep and dreams, properly utilized, can enhance the everyday lives of individuals and even society at large. Discard everything you thought you knew about sleep, read this book, change your habits, and reap the significant benefits of consistent quality sleep. - Trey

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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501144318
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017

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