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Novel Ideas is a book club that will be held at the Goodman-LeGrande House & Museum the first Thursday of every month, February-November, at 7 p.m.

The goal of Novel Ideas is to get a group of people interested in reading young adult fiction (no matter your age) to discuss the books in a safe and unique space.

Our line-up for the year of 2019 is as follows:

February: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

March: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

April: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

May: Lumberjanes, Volume 1 by Noelle Stevenson,  Grace Ellis, Faith Hicks, Brooke A. Allen (Illustrator), Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Brooke Allen (Illustrator), Carolyn Nowak (Illustrator) , Various (Illustrator), Carey Pietsch (Illustrator)

June: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

July:  Does not meet due to the holiday.

August: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

September: Looking for Alaska by John Green

October: Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

November: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Hate U Give

A C THOMAS · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" - Jason Reynolds

"Stunning." - John...

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Julie Murphy · Balzer Bray
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times BestsellerFor fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell, and Sarah Dessen comes this powerful novel with a fearless heroine - self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson - from Julie Murphy, the acclaimed author of Side Effects May Vary. With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers,...
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The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros · Vintage
Pages: 110
Format: Paperback

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero.

Told in a series of vignettes - sometimes...
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Lumberjanes Vol. 1

Noelle Stevenson · BOOM! Box
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what's not to love?!

Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna...
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Benjamin Alire Saenz · Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing...
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Children of Blood and Bone: The OrÏsha Legacy

Tomi Adeyemi · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi's West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried...

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Looking for Alaska : a novel

John Green · Dutton Children's Books
Format:  eBook : Document : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
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Blood and Salt

Kim Liggett · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror"When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in - blood and salt."These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns...
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 229
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other...
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