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Through the Woods By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442465961
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 15th, 2014

Beautifully illustrated collection of 5 short stories.

Water for Elephants: A Novel By Sara Gruen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781565125605
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 1st, 2007

Ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Well, that's exactly what our protagonist here does! He drops out of veterinarian school and hops the train of a second rate circus at the height of the American Great Depression. A gripping story with love, revenge, and elephants. 

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America By Richard Rothstein Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631494536
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Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

Zeitoun By Dave Eggers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307387943
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Published: Vintage - June 15th, 2010

A true story that follows a Syrian American man named Abdulrahman Zeitoun. This is a story of him riding out and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. It's a tale of him and his family caught between two of Americas biggest policy disasters: The response to Hurricane Katrina and the War on Terror. A book on compassion and a family struggling with living through more than just a hurricane. 

A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd By Patrick Ness, Jim Kay (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Patrick Ness, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763660659
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Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2013

A gripping tale about a boy coping with his mother's impending death due to an illness that, despite treatments, seems to only be getting worse, and a creature that wants the truth. Powerful stuff here. 

The Only Good Indians: A Novel By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set: Paperback Classic Collection (The Hunger Games) By Suzanne Collins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545670319
Published: Scholastic Press - June 24th, 2014

I would argue, that this is the last good YA dystopian series. It kicked off the craze, but none could match what this series accomplished and the message it told. A summary if you're not familiar: In what was once North America, there is a nation that is split between 12 districts with one Capital that rules over them all. Every year, each district must send one female and one male tribute between the ages of 12-18 to fight to the death on live television, broadcast around the nation. This is the story of Katniss Everdeen, and how she reconciles with her society.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) By Rick Riordan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484707234
Published: Disney Hyperion - June 3rd, 2014

Scott Pilgrim Color Collection Vol. 1 By Bryan Lee O'Malley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620105887
Published: Oni Press - July 23rd, 2019

If you've seen the movie then you must read the book! With more time to develop and build on all the characters relationships, it's a great series. If you know nothing about the it: Our titular character, Scott Pilgrim, is in love. However, to truly be with Ramona Flowers, the girl from his dreams, he must first fight her League of Evil Ex's.