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An Eighth Grade Gay Straight Alliance by Daniel Micko

Part LGBTQ romance, part YA drama, part social commentary—and all heart.   Intriguing social commentary and an appealingly flawed pair of protagonists make Micko’s latest outing a solid read. Modesto, California. Sydney Troller, an 8th grader from a single parent, conservative…
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Asha and Baz Meet Hedy Lamarr by Caroline Fernandez 

A gripping, must-read story about courage, determination, will, and resilience… Asha and Baz’s struggle to create a successful computer code leads them on another time travel journey in Fernandez’s second installment in the Asha and Baz series. Asha and Baz…
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The Adventures of Grandmasaurus by Caroline Fernandez (Author), Shannon O’Toole (Illustrator)

A dinosaur book with loads of charm and fun… A school field trip turns awry again for Mooney and her brother in Fernandez’s latest picture book. With grandma accompanying them on their field trip to the grocery store, the siblings…
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Sunstruck: A Young Adult Fantasy Adventure by Melissa Bellis

An utterly readable tale… Bellis’s debut is a gripping YA fantasy featuring an authentic cast and atmospheric settings. The world is a dangerous place, especially during the day when the sun’s rays can kill in minutes. Nineteen-year-old Dustin is in…
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Love & Fate by Peter Toeg

A bittersweet and, at times, bizarre collection that looks at the complexities of life with style and savvy… In his absorbing latest collection of short stories, Toeg deftly explores love, life, death, family dynamics, loneliness, grief, guilt, regret, and redemption.…
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Critical Habitat by Terrence King

A fast-paced, exhilarating dystopian tale that hits all the right notes… King’s first installment in the planned dystopian series features grim conflict, a corrupt utopian government, and social upheaval steeped in hunger, starvation, and survival. A world devastated by war…
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BEN’S BONES by Joseph C. Gioconda

A suspenseful tale, occasionally dipping into the truly gruesome, with intriguing storyline… Gioconda weaves a historical tale about Ben Franklin’s life in London and the sinister origins of modern medicine in this wildly original blend of historical fiction and true…
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Crystal and the Underlings: The future of humanity by Jack Kelley

Intricate, intriguing, and wonderfully engaging… Kelley’s epic dystopian tale brims with vivid characters and subplots. Part of the seventh generation of Elite humans, Crystal is considered the best warrior and strategist. When her twin brother goes missing in the Mojave…
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Nuggets: A Tale of the Cariboo Gold Rush by Susan K Kehoe

Addictive, exciting, thoroughly engaging… A page-turner. Kehoe takes readers on an exhilarating ride through the 1860s BC gold rush in her exciting latest novel. Victoria, British Columbia. Seventeen-year-old Robb McDonald works at the Hudson’s Bay post at a clerical position…
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Heritage (2 Books) by Susan Diane Black Blackmon

Meticulously researched and beautifully crafted; a vivid, absorbing, and touching historical saga. Blackmon delivers intriguing tales that double as heartfelt family sagas with just a hint of fairy tales in her marvelous historical series. In Emma, the first book in…