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In two powerful essays, Mary Beard analyzes the complex relationship between women and power. She traces the issues back to Ancient Greece and Rome, highlighting the extent to which these ancient civilizations still influence our society today. Beard’s compelling manifesto is both insightful and educational, and should be read by all.
Marissa Meyer's Renegades may lack the momentum of her break out hit series, Cinder, but it does an effective job at turning the 'superhero' genre on its head. Traditional tropes are revamped, providing an antihero we can root for, and the audience is unsure about just who to look up to. It's well-written with twists and turns to rival Superman's wildest travels, and the inclusion and diversity certainly don't hurt either.
I don’t normally read historically set books, but Shadow of the Wind, full of dramatic plot twists, deep secrets, and crime is my favorite historical, suspenseful novel of all time. For a mysteriously good time, I believe everyone should read Shadow of the Wind.
Written for a YA audience, American Street is a worthwhile novel for adults both young and old. This story of a teenage Haitian girl separated from her mother during her emigration to America feels all too real. As she tries desperately to hold on to her cultural and religious beliefs while navigating her way through a complex system that blurs the lines between legal and illegal immigration, crime within her new community, first love and loyalty to family, you get a real sense of how utterly confusing it is to arrive in the U.S. for the first time.
The Hate U Give is a poignant and timely novel about teenagers rising up and using their voices to fight for what they believe is right.
With cringingly relatable conversations and hysterical illustrations, Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses are here to finally rescue you from all your dating catastrophes!
He is a baby. He is a monkey. He is a private eye. And he will solve your case just as soon as he finishes his snack.
This book is full of funny, encouraging words accompanied by fresh illustrations that can be colored if you wish. It can be read cover to cover or opened to a page at random for a pick me up. Be prepared for a kooky adventure.
Christie weaves a tale of complex mystery in just 200 hundred pages with a plot twist that had me dumbfounded. Christie manages to make an 80 year old book as fun as a movie today.