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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, except for January, 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:

Febraury: 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 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: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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

December: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by  Stephanie Perkins (Editor/Contributer), Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White, Jim Tierney (Illustrator)

The Hate U Give

A C THOMAS

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas's searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temp

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Dumplin'

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: 127
Format: Print book

"Friendship to the max! At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's camp for hardcore lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have...
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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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The Book Thief

Markus Zusak · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 560
Format: Library Binding

The extraordinary 1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusaks unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel...
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Children of Blood and Bone: The OrÏsha Legacy

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

Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now...

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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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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Stephanie Perkins · St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Print book

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult...
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