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Alma and How She Got Her Name Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763693558
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018


Somewhere along the road of working here, I really stared to love the kids section and helpng people find some amazing books in the best section of the store. These are some of my favorite titles in the kids section. 

ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME by Juana Martinez Neal tells of alittle girl who is trying to figure out how she herself fits in the world shaped for her my generations of loved ones. We continue the legacy! 

Ada Twist, Scientist (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419721373
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016


ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST by Andrea Beaty encourages kids to continue asking questions and pursue what others, especially authority figures, tell us we cannot! Only we can write our own stories and futures!

Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419750915
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021


If you want more recommendations, come and ask me! If you love unicorns, kitties, sparkles, and pink,,,you will love ITTY-BITTY KITTY-CORN by Shannon Hale. 

God I Feel Modern Tonight: Poems from a Gal About Town Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593318331
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Published: Knopf - February 2nd, 2021


This is a poetry book for anyone who wants to act out the tunnel scene from Perks of Being a Wallflower. For anyone who has driven to Taco Bell at 2 a.m. This book is like reading a text message from your best friend. It is for any millenial who likes to laugh. 

American Spy: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812988284
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 17th, 2020


The plot summary of AMERICAN SPY doesn't do it justice. It's marketed as a love story, but it's so much more than that. The novel's protagonist must navigate her identity as a Black woman in the predominantly white, male, and elitist institutions of the FBI and the CIA during the height of the Cold War. As a person who wants to work in international affairs, the representation in this book was SO powerful and revolutionary. In most books and media, women and people of color aren't written as the spies or the diplomats or the special agents. The novel's portrayal of a Black woman in these roles will hopefully inspire future generations of minorities to aspire to their dreams. This is my favorite book to handsell because of its broad appeal. It can be read for the espionage narrative and its quick pacing or it can be read for its more complex themes. 

Vox Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440000815
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Published: Berkley - July 16th, 2019


Oh my, this book. If you loved The Handmaid's Tale and haven't picked this one up yet, you're truly doing it wrong. Imagine all of this voice technology we've developed for ourselves and imagine it starts being used to monitor and limit the number of words women are allowed to say in a day. How does that affect them? How does it impact young girls just learning their place and their voice? How does it read to men and young boys, who are learning the very same thing? This is a must read, y'all. 

City of Girls: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634741
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020


This book is a no-brainer for me. It's truly a treat to read, between Gilbert's incredible ability to build the entire world of 1940s Manhattan into such a tangible experience to the way she managed to create countless living and breathing characters that feel as real as anyone you've met walking down the street. Gilbert described her intent for the book as being like "downing a champagne cocktail" and she really nailed it, but at the same time, beyond the glitz and bubbles there is a very real and grounded message that stays with you - "You don't have to be a good girl to be a good person."