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1 - The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

Walter Isaacson

When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed. She put it aside, thinking it was one of those detective tales she loved. When she read it on a rainy Saturday, she discovered she was right, in a way....
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2 - Greenlights

Matthew McConaughey · Crown

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud....
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3 - Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson · Random House

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

"As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless...
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4 - The Beauty of Living Twice

Sharon Stone

She was one of the most renowned actresses in the world--until a massive stroke cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Sharon Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life, and the slow road back to wholeness and health....
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5 - Untamed

Glennon Doyle · The Dial Press

In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice...
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6 - Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Adam Grant

Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort...
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7 - The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Heather McGhee

Heather C. McGhee's specialty is the American economy--and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. As she dug into subject after subject, from the financial crisis to declining wages to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common problem at the bottom of them...
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8 - A Promised Land

Barack Obama

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark...
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9 - This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism

Don Lemon · Little, Brown and Company

The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America's only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon and his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures of the Trump administration and of so many of our leaders, and on America's systemic flaws speak...
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10 - A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds

Scott Weidensaul

An exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration.In the past two decades, our understanding of the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch...
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11 - Just As I Am

Cicely Tyson · HarperCollins Publishers

At last, the Academy, Tony, and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor and trailblazer, Cicely Tyson, tells her stunning story, looking back at her six-decade career and life.
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12 - How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

Bill Gates · Doubleday

Bill Gates shares what he's learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems, and sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions.Bill Gates explains why he cares so deeply...
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13 - Rock Me on the Water: 1974-The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics

Ronald Brownstein · Harper

In this exceptional cultural history, Atlantic Senior Editor Ronald Brownstein - "one of America's best political journalists (The Economist) - tells the kaleidoscopic story of one monumental year that marked the city of Los Angeles' creative peak, a glittering moment when...
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14 - Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

James Nestor · Riverhead Books

No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species,...
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15 - The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle

Rob Kenner · Atria Books

The first in-depth biography of Nipsey Hussle, the hip hop mogul, artist, and activist whose transformative legacy inspired a generation with his motivational lyrics and visionary business savvy - before he was tragically shot down in the very neighborhood he was dedicated to building up.In...
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17 - The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna and the Race to Save Our Lives

Walter Isaacson

When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed. She put it aside, thinking it was one of those detective tales she loved. When she read it on a rainy Saturday, she discovered she was right, in a way....
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22 - Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Adam Grant

Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfo
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27 - A Promised Land: Deluxe Signed Edition


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30 - Just as I Am: A Memoir

Cicely Tyson · HarperCollins Publishers; 1st Edition

"In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history." -President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony"Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter...
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36 - The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country

Amanda Gorman · Viking Books for Young Readers

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet, at age twenty-two, to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb," is now available to cherish in this special edition.
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37 - The Red Book

James Patterson

To Harney, the newest member of Chicago PD's elite strike force -- Special Operations Section (SOS) -- getting shot in the head, stalked by a state's attorney, and accused of murder by his fellow cops is all part of breaking a case. So when a drive-by shooting on the Chicago's...
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39 - The Four Winds: A Novel

Kristin Hannah · St. Martin's Press

The Four Winds, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah, is an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras--the Great Depression. "If I close my eyes, I can still taste the dust..."Texas, 1934. Millions...
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40 - The Midnight Library: A Novel

Matt Haig · Viking

'Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices... Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance...
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41 - Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens · G.P. Putnam's Sons

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent,...

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43 - The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel A Van der Kolk · Viking

A pioneering researcher and one of the world's foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing

Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with...
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45 - Klara and the Sun: A novel

Kazuo Ishiguro · Knopf

Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse,...
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46 - The Song of Achilles: A Novel

Madeline Miller · Ecco

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”—Ann Patchett“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song...
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47 - Later

Stephen King

SOMETIMES GROWING UPMEANS FACING YOUR DEMONS The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else...
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48 - The Rose Code: A Novel

Kate Quinn

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis,...
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49 - Home Body

Rupi Kaur

rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself - reminding readers to fill up on love,...
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50 - Becoming

Michelle Obama · Crown Publishing Group

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White...
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52 - Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer · Milkweed Editions

Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass...
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53 - Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

Cathy Park Hong

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times * The Washington Post * NPR * Time * New Statesman * BuzzFeed * Esquire * The New York Public Library * Book Riot Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural...
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54 - White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Robin J DiAngelo · Beacon Press

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson)...
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55 - The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today

Shannon Bream · Broadside Books

The women of the Bible lived timeless stories - by examining them, we can understand what it means to be a woman of faith. People unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical tales....
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56 - The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Charlie Mackesy · HarperOne

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

USA TODAY BESTSELLER


From the revered British illustrator, a modern fable for all ages that explores life's universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings.

"What do you want...

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57 - Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

James Clear · Avery

The instant New York Times bestseller

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies...
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58 - Get Good with Money: Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole

Tiffany Aliche

Tiffany Aliche was a successful pre-school teacher with a healthy nest egg when a recession and advice from a shady advisor put her out of a job and into a huge financial hole. As she began to chart the path to her own financial rescue, the outline of her ten-step formula for attaining...
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59 - How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self

Nicole LePera PhD

From Dr. Nicole LePera, creator of "the holistic psychologist" - the online phenomenon with more than two million Instagram followers - comes a revolutionary approach to healing that harnesses the power of the self to produce lasting change.As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole...
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60 - Ickabog, The

J. K. Rowling · Scholastic Inc.

Once upon a time there was a tiny kingdom called Cornucopia, as rich in happiness as it was in gold, and famous for its food. From the delicate cream cheeses of Kurdsburg to the Hopes-of-Heaven pastries of Chouxville, each was so delicious that people wept with joy as they ate them. But even...
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61 - The One and Only Bob

Katherine Applegate · HarperCollins

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan's friend Bob!Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister...
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62 - Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body: From Your Tongue to Your Toes and All the Guts in Between

Mindy Thomas · HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition

WHY in the world do I have a belly button? And WHAT in the world does it do? WHEN in the world will my nose stop growing? And HOW in the world does my pee keep flowing? The human body is a fascinating piece of machinery. It's full of mystery, and wonder, and WOW. And it turns out, every...
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63 - Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers

Michelle Obama · Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Michelle Robinson was born on the South Side of Chicago. From her modest beginnings, she would become Michelle Obama, the inspiring and powerful First Lady of the United States, when her husband, Barack Obama, was elected the forty-fourth president. They would be the first Black First Family...
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64 - Amari and the Night Brothers

B. B. Alston

Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor. Amari Peters has never stopped believing her missing...
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65 - Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure

James Dean · Harper

Join Pete in New York Times bestselling author James Dean's Pete the Cat picture book series as Pete has a groovy Easter adventure. In this paper-over-board picture book, complete with poster, punch-out cards, and stickers, Pete helps out the Easter Bunny! Fans of Pete the Cat: I Love...

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66 - The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!

Jory John · HarperCollins

Based on the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book sensation The Good Egg, Jory John and Pete Oswald present: The Great Eggscape!

The Great Eggscape is when the Good Egg and his pals escape their carton and drop into the store for a morning of fun, enjoyed by everybody.

Well,...

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67 - How to Catch the Easter Bunny

Adam Wallace · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Is this the year you'll be able to catch the Easter bunny in action? Start an Easter tradition with this fun and funny children's book, from the New York Times bestselling creators of How to Catch a Leprechaun!

"I've been working long and hard
with all my peeps...

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68 - Pete the Cat: Five Little Bunnies

James Dean · HarperCollins

#1 New York Times bestseller Kimberly and James Dean turn it up in Pete the Cat's groovy adaptation of the classic children's song "Five Little Monkeys" - with a hippity hoppity twist!

One night, Pete the Cat was bunnysitting five little bunnies when all a sudden ...

Five...

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69 - What the Road Said

Cleo Wade · Feiwel & Friends; Illustrated edition

Which way do I go? That is your choice to make, said the Road.But what if I go the wrong way?The Road curved a little, almost as if it was giving me a hug, and said,Do not worry. Sometimes we go the wrong way on our way to the right way.It's okay to be afraid or to sometimes wander...
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70 - Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories

Jeff Kinney

Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley's spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware...
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71 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8

Jeff Kinney · Harry N. Abrams

Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn...
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72 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15

Jeff Kinney · Amulet Books

In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ?ready for the adventure of a lifetime. But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves...
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73 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J K Rowling · Scholastic

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins...
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74 - Wings of Fire Book Four: The Dark Secret

Tui Sutherland · Scholastic, Incorporated

The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues with a visit to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice---his home, or his friends?Like all the dragonets of destiny, Starflight has always wanted to see his home -- but he's also been afraid of his fellow...
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75 - The Dangerous Gift

Tui T. Sutherland · Scholastic Press

The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues!In the newest installment of the Wings of Fire series, tensions are higher than ever as we prepare for a fight for the survival of dragonkind!
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76 - Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers

Dav Pilkey · Scholastic Inc.

When we last saw George and Harold, they were headed to jail for the rest of their lives. What could be worse? How about being pulled from prison by a time-traveling tyrant named Tippy Tinkletrousers?!!? Now the boys are taking a trip back in time to the carefree days of kindergarten, when...
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77 - Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000: Color Edition (Captain Underpants #11)

Dav Pilkey


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78 - Rule of Wolves

Leigh Bardugo

The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series! As Fjerda's massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm -- and even the monster within -- to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot...
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79 - Firekeeper's Daughter

Angeline Boulley · Henry Holt and Co.

As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis dreams of studying medicine, but when her family is struck by tragedy, she puts her future on hold...
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80 - One of Us Is Lying

Karen M. McManus · Delacorte Press

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

"Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club" (EW.com) in this "flat-out addictive" (RT Book Reviews) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive....
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81 - Chain of Iron

Cassandra Clare

Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She's engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has loved since childhood. She has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie Herondale and James's charming companions, the Merry Thieves. She is about to be reunited...
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82 - Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

Jason Reynolds · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in AmericaThis is NOT a history book.This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.A book about race. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep...
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