Deacon King Kong

Deacon King KongFrom James McBride, author of the National Book Award winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project

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These Ghosts Are Family

These Ghosts Are FamilyAn Entertainment Weekly, Millions, and LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2020 pick A Rumpus and Electric Literature Most Anticipated Debut of 2020 pick A Ms Magazine Top Feminist Book Coming Out in 2020 A BookRiot Best Book Club Pick of 2020 A Celadon Books Most Anticipated Novel of 2020 A

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The Yellow Bird Sings

The Yellow Bird SingsIn Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, R a and her 5 year old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbors barn Hidden in the hayloft day

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Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic, #1)

Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic, #1)Many years ago, the magical Kingdom of Avalon was left desolate and encased in ice when the evil Snow Queen waged war on the powerful country Its former citizens are now refugees in a world mostly devoid of magic Which is why the crown prince and his protectors are stuck inArizona Prince Alexei,

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The Mountains Sing

The Mountains SingAn epic account of Vi t Nams painful 20th century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling Moving and riveting VIET THANH NGUYEN, author of The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lees Pachinko or Yaa Gyasis Homegoing and the lyrical beauty

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and YouA 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 power, to

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A Phoenix First Must Burn

A Phoenix First Must BurnSixteen tales by bestselling and award winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic Evoking Beyonc s Lemonade for a teen audience, these authors who are truly Octavia Butlers heirs, have woven worlds to create a stunning narrative that centers Black

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The Henna Artist

The Henna ArtistLakshmi Shastri has spent years carving out a life for herself as a henna artist after fleeing her abusive husband and backward rural village for the Rajasthan capital Well versed in apothecary and the miraculous properties of herbs, her services the effects of which are far than just

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Every Reason We Shouldn't (Every Reason We Shouldn't, #1)

Every Reason We Shouldn't (Every Reason We Shouldn't, #1)Warning Contains family expectations, delightful banter, great romantic tension, skating all kinds , Korean pastries, and all the feels Fifteen year old, biracial figure skater Olivia Kennedys Olympic dreams have ended She s bitter, but enjoying life as a regular teenager instead of an

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