Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall is a riveting series of essays centered on the feminist movement in the United States and its failure to be inclusive to all women. She asks the tough questions and addresses the awkward elephants in the room. Is feminism leaving out most... Continue Reading →

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Beartown is small. It's cold. And it has hockey. When the boys' junior hockey team makes it to the semifinals and then onto the national title, there is more on the line than just a game. For a town like Beartown, winning means everything to the people... and the economy. Teens Maya and Ana are... Continue Reading →

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

A $10 million Stradivarius violin has gone missing. Will Ray McMillian be able to pay the ransom in time to compete in the world's biggest classical music competition? Find out in this musical mystery studded with family history and high aspirations. Ray McMillian is a young Black man whose love of music might be his... Continue Reading →

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Remarkable Creatures tells the embellished tale of the real-life people Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot. Anning was a famous paleontologist, fossil collector, and fossil dealer from Lyme Regis, England. Living from 1799 to 1847, Anning was a surprising expert in her field at a time when women were not allowed to engage in scientific pursuits. She fought stigma and the natural elements in order to discover and catalog her fossil finds along the now-famous "Jurrasic Coast."

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi is a man living in the House. It is his entire world made of a never-ending labyrinth of grand halls filled with statues big and small. It is a wondrous universe where the sea floods the lower level halls and the clouds dominate the upper halls. The middle halls are the land of men and birds and statues. His friend is the Other: the only other living person in the world. Of course, there were others before his time, but they are only bones now.

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