Kaye

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Blood Like Magic Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534465282
Availability: Available to order - Usually arrives at our store in 1-5 days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 15th, 2021

This book is a wild ride, beginning to end! Witchcraft, communing with ancestors, and huge technological advancements is only part of what makes this awesome book a must buy. Through engaging storytelling, humor, and heart, Sambury walks the main character, a 16-year old Black girl in Toronto, and the reader, through big topics of integenerational trauma, how far one person will go to protect their family, and what family even means. 


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One Last Stop Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

Clear your schedule, because once I opened this book I didn't put it down until I was finished. This book is the perfect combination of heartwarming and funny, and I closed the book with my cheeks hurting from smiling. 


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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316509886
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Published: Orbit - July 27th, 2021

This book reads as both a love story to New York City and the people who live there, and an action-packed scifi novel. New York City has six representatives who harness the power the city, and throughout the book they have to find each other, and defeat whoever/whatever wants to destroy the city. I love Jemisin's writing, and this book has me impatient for the rest!


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Einstein's Dreams (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781400077809
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Published: Vintage - November 9th, 2004

This book is mesmerizing. Alan Lightman writes out the many theories of time that Einstein thought of before arriving at his theory of relativity, and turns them into short stories. As you dive into each world, you explore and are able to contemplate alternate relationships to time through beautiful, poetic writing. 


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The Seas Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793569
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Published: Tin House Books - July 16th, 2019

This book is a haunting, poetic, magical realism take on a young girl's coming of age story set in a small coastal town. The real highlight of the book is Hunt's masterful use of language and words to pull you into the main character's head. As the main character gets lost in a tangle of her own thoughts and beliefs, so does the reader, until even we don't know what's up or down.


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Elatsoe Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

This book is a beautiful scifi novel that is set in our current place and time, which is difficult to do. The main character, a serious, asexual, Native American girl, is out to solve the murder of a family member. She has some help though; a good friend, her ghost dog, and the stories and legacy of her ancestor who she was named after. A thrilling read!


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Almost Flying Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112939
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Published: Dial Books - June 8th, 2021

Endlessly heartwarming! This book is a *rollercoaster* of emotions, and is a great read for every middle schooler. Any age really


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Firekeeper's Daughter Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

An incredibly written, suspenseful thriller that had me pacing while I read it. The book centers on a biracial Indigenous/White teenage girl named Daunis who, when multiple Indigenous girls die with connections to a specific drug, is sucked into a federal investigation. Daunis must figure out how to balance working with federal agents with generations of community distrust of any federal agent. Throughout the investigation, she relies on her elders and a forbidden romance to try and figure it out on her own. A thoughtfully written and ultimately uplifting must read!


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Bluets Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781933517407
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Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

A love story to the color blue, this collection of poems gifts the reader with new ways of seeing the world, insights into Maggie Nelson's life, and new lessons everytime you read it. With it's slow paced, beautiful imagining of color, this is a perfect fall read.


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The Pillars of the Earth: A Novel (Kingsbridge #1) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780451222138
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2nd, 2007

Ken Follett did the impossible, he made a 1000 page book about the building of a cathedral an epic, compelling page turner. This book contains multiple character's perspectives, which throughout this book are expertly woven together, to give the reader a full image of a small, medieval town.


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Gearbreakers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250269508
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 29th, 2021

This book is a fast paced, page turning delight! It follows the two main characters, one girl who has lived her life struggling and fighting an oppressive system, and the other has risen to the top of that oppressive system and is granted immense power, but she hates it and is ready to leave. When they come together sparks fly, but all forces are against them as they work together to bring down the system they both hate. Mad Max meets The Host in this irresistable queer scifi book. 


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Mistborn: The Final Empire Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765377135
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Published: Tor Teen - May 13th, 2014

Brandon Sanderson builds such intricate, engaging worlds, and it's impossible not to get sucked in. A quiet, wary, teenage girl named Vin has spent her life surviving on the streets by any means necessary, until she finds out she is incredibly powerful and gets recruited into a theiving crew that has one goal: bring down the empire. 


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Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

This collection of stories beautifully combines Kimmerer's experiences as an environmental biologist, a member of the Potawatomi tribe, a mother, etc. to create a body of work that is a must read. Through stories of strawberries, an algae covered pond, the learning of her tribe's language, and more, Kimmerer shows rather than argues how utilizing Indigenous knowledge is essential to the future of our natural world. 


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With the Fire on High Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662835
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 7th, 2019

A fast-paced book that is both funny and heartwarming! Emoni is trying to graduate highschool, raise her daughter, work a part time job, and figure out what she wants from life. She wants to cook, and when a cooking class opens up at school, she jumps at the chance, but it's not quite what she expected. The author Elizabeth Acevedo does a great job developing every character, and I finished this book with a large grin on my face and craving one of Emoni's meals.


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The Last Cuentista Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140893
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Published: Levine Querido - October 12th, 2021

Donna Higuera wrote a space odyssey that gave me goosebumps the whole way through! Almost everyone aboard a space ship is put under a deep sleep as they travel 400 years to a new planet, and when they wake up, only a young girl named Petra remembers where they came from. She had always wanted to be a storyteller like her abuela, and now she has to put her skills to the test to save everyone! A gripping nail biter about the dangers of creating a perfect society.


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She Who Became the Sun Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250621801
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Published: Tor Books - July 20th, 2021

Such a thrilling book! Shelley Parker-Chan delivered an amazing debut book that tells the story of a young girl who, when her brother dies, takes his name, and his fate. With action, cunning, and desire, Parker-Chan pushes the reader to ask whether we are bold enough to accept our fate, and what we would do to see it realized. An exciting read for everybody!


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The Spectacular Suit Cover Image
By Kat Patrick, Hayley Wells (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781950354696
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Published: Scribble Us - November 2nd, 2021

Beyond sweet! A cute young girl wants to wear a spectacular suit instead of a dress and *somehow* one appears in her room. 

A precious queer story I wish had been around when I was little.


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Iron Widow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735269934
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Published: Penguin Teen - September 21st, 2021

The cathartic power of righteous anger is usually overlooked, but not this book! This book is all about righteous anger. One young woman is born with a coveted power, and with that power she works to avenge not only her sister, but also all young women who are being sacrificed in the dystopia she lives in. A punch the air kind of read!


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A Snake Falls to Earth Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140923
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Published: Levine Querido - November 23rd, 2021

I love Darcie's storytelling style! A teen girl believes the stories her families have told forever; that there is another world where animal people live. In that other world, a snake person is desperate to save his friend and risks crossing to the real world to save him. A beautiful story about the continued importance of old stories and wisdom.


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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

One of the most indulgent romance books I've ever read! It gave me everything I wanted; a perfect holiday read!


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She Drives Me Crazy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250209153
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 20th, 2021

There is something endlessly satisifying about a well done enemies to lovers story. Quindlen beautifully navigates past relationships, and allows for character growth that is so heartwarming to read! 


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Redemptor (Raybearer Book 2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419739842
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 17th, 2021

The best sequel I've read in a while. Ifueko allows all of the characters to grow so much, together and on their own, and still has a plot that is fast paced and surprising! 


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Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

Kelly Yang shows the power of taking a chance and working hard in this delightful series! Mia and her parents immigrate to California from China, and while working at the motel is difficult for her family, Mia loves it and is committed to making the motel better for her family and everyone!