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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524733131
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 7th, 2017

Some time ago, a friend of the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie asked for her advice on how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Lucky for us, Adichie has shared a version of her fifteen suggestions in this book. Tender, funny, and hopeful, this manifesto made me laugh out loud, cry, and linger on each page. Adichie offers a fresh take on parenting advice and direct examples of how to teach feminism. Revolutionary and charming, Dear Ijeawele is a short, yet powerful statement on creating a fairer world that parents, teachers, and those with a stake in the growth of young people will want to keep on hand. -Katie

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Borne Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374115241
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Published: MCD - April 25th, 2017

VanderMeer brings us another creepy, apocalyptic novel with a twist. The whole world is beat, stricken, and frail, overrun by monsters created by a biotech firm called the Company. Rachel and Wick, human survivors, must scratch out a life as the human race has been depleted and some people have morphed into inhuman creatures. While scavenging, Rachel finds a baby monster named Borne, who she decides to raise. When a rift forms over Wick’s distrust of the quickly-growing Borne, Rachel must choose who she will trust. Who can she trust?! -Allen

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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606999592
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - February 14th, 2017

Karen Reyes is a precocious ten year-old growing up in 1960s Chicago. Her mother is sick, her brother is dodging the draft, and their upstairs neighbor—an enigmatic Holocaust survivor named Anka—was just murdered. As Karen steeps herself in the past and tries to solve Anka’s murder (think Harriet the Spy meets Maus) the life she’s been avoiding continues to unravel. Using B-movie horror and monster pulp magazine imagery, Karen records everything in her spiral-bound notebook, weaving an unnerving and engrossing tale with illustrations both gorgeous and grotesque. You’ll want to pore over these pages to ensure you don’t miss a thing. -Emma