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Shine of the Ever
Shine of the Ever By Claire Rudy Foster

By turns tender and punk-tough, Shine of the Ever is a literary mixtape of queer voices out of 1990s Portland. This collection of short stories explores what binds a community of queer and trans people as they negotiate love, screwing up and learning to forgive themselves for being young and sometimes foolish.
A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away
A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away By Paul Hirsch

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of Paul Hirsch, the Oscar-winning film editor who worked on such classics as George Lucas's Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, Brian De Palma's Carrie and Mission: Impossible, Herbert Ross's Footloose and Steel Magnolias, John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Joel Schumacher's Falling Down, and Taylor Hackford's Ray. Hirsch breaks down his career movie by movie, offering a riveting look at the decisions that went into creating some of cinema's most iconic scenes. He also provides behind-the-scenes insight into casting, directing, and scoring and intimate portraits of directors, producers, composers, and stars. Part film school primer, part paean to legendary filmmakers and professionals, this funny and insightful book will entertain and inform aficionados and casual moviegoers alike.
TAMBA, Child Soldier
TAMBA, Child Soldier By Marion Achard, By Yann Degruel

"My name is Tamba Cisso. When I was eight years old, I lived in the village with my father, my mother and my sister. I went to school and had learned to read. I knew there was war in my country, but I didn't know that children could wage it." Providing a testimonial to one of the most heart-wrenching and chilling developments in modern warfare, this graphic novel chronicles the realities of hundreds of thousands across the world, kidnapped and forced to commit atrocities.
Blues From Laurel Canyon
Blues From Laurel Canyon By John Mayall, By Joel McIver

John Mayall has played with them all; Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Andy Fraser... the list goes on. Now, in his 80's, John continues to tour all over the world and perform to sell-out crowds. With an incredible blues career spanning over sixty years, which rightly earning him the title "The Godfather of British Blues," John shares his experiences and encounters in what will be a must read autobiography for any true blues fans.
Dancing with Langston
Dancing with Langston By Sharyn Skeeter

Carrie, a business manager who always wanted to be a dancer, has two commitments today. She made a promise to her late father to move Cousin Ella, a former Paris café dancer, from her condemned Harlem apartment to a safe place. She’s also committed to catch a flight to Seattle with her husband for his new job. But Cousin Ella resists leaving the apartment where she’s had salons with Langston Hughes. She also has a mysterious gift that she wants Carrie to earn. If she does, a revelation about Carrie’s father and his cousin Langston Hughes will change her life.
Practically Ever After
Practically Ever After By Isabel Bandeira

Ever practical Grace Correa has planned the perfect life.She has Leia, the perfect girlfriend, amazing friends, is part of Pine Central's glitterati, and has been accepted into her first-choice university guaranteeing one of the best paying jobs in the country. To Grace, life is an equation where everything can be perfectly calculated to ensure maximum success and the perfect future. The problem is that life has a funny way of getting in the way of plans. With high school rushing to an end, Grace's plans start falling apart. The "piece of cake" final design project is anything but easy, everyone seems to need everything from her, her schedule is a mess, and after a massive fight, all signs say that breaking up with Leia is the practical choice for both of them. Especially since long distance college relationships never seem to last. Except…Grace starts to wonder for the first time in her life if she messed up her calculations. What can a practical person do when love is the least practical choice?
Uninvited
Uninvited By Adrian Maher

Drawing on more than 20 years of interviews, anecdotes and personal experiences, Uninvited: Confessions of a Hollywood Party Crasher recounts the unique journey of a former Los Angeles Times reporter who, struggling with the collapse of his industry and personal tragedies, falls in with a group of intrepid gatecrashers who routinely pierce Tinseltown's celebrity party circuit. Author Adrian Maher is the first to chronicle this unique subterranean culture in La La Land—a group of social strivers, ambitious outliers, compulsive risk-takers and dysfunctional characters seeking access to a famous and exclusive society from which they've been banned. Uninvited uses all the author's skills as a veteran reporter, television producer, private investigator, archivist and humorous storyteller to reveal the unseen capers, snafus and mishaps behind Hollywood's palace gates against a backdrop of America's fascination with celebrity culture. And it exposes the personal struggles of an adrenaline-addicted gatecrasher facing perpetual moral challenges, physical dangers and psychological stressors that culminate in near disaster.
This Really Isn't About You
This Really Isn't About You By Jean Hannah Edelstein

In 2014 I moved back to the United States after living abroad for fourteen years, my whole adult life, because my father was dying from cancer. Six weeks after I arrived in New York City, my father died. Six months after that I learned that I had inherited the gene that would cause me cancer too. When Jean Hannah Edelstein's world overturned she was forced to confront some of the big questions in life: How do we cope with grief? How does living change when we realize we're not invincible? Does knowing our likely fate make it harder or easier to face the future? How do you motivate yourself to go on your OkCupid date when you're struggling with your own mortality? Written in her inimitable, wry and insightful voice, Jean Hannah Edelstein's memoir is by turns heart-breaking, hopeful and yet also disarmingly funny. This Really Isn't About You is a book about finding your way in life. Which is to say, it's a book about discovering you are not really in control of that at all.
Graveyard Shift in Ghost Town
Graveyard Shift in Ghost Town By Michael Pryor

Lingerers. Moaners. Thugs. Weepers. So many ghosts. Not enough graveyard shifts in a night. When an extreme ghost plague descends on the city, Anton and Rani must work overtime to keep the city safe and to find the source of the new aggressive ghost outbreak. And it amps up to another level after ghost hunters become the hunted. Anton and Rani will need all their wits and wiles about them if they are to manage the ghost influx, get to the truth about the Elsewhere and navigate the night with all their limbs intact.
The Ghost in the Mirror
The Ghost in the Mirror By John Bellairs

Mrs. Zimmermann hasn't regained her powers from her last encounter with dark magic, and Uncle Jonathan and Lewis have left for the summer to travel, leaving her and Rose Rita bored and lonely at home. That is until Mrs. Zimmermann sees visions and shadows of her old magic teacher, Granny Wetherbee, trying to contact her from beyond the grave. Mrs. Zimmermann and Rose Rita set off to Pennsylvania to solve the mystery and in doing so travel back in time to Granny Wetherbee, who tells them that they must save a good wizard who is destined to die for a wrongdoing he didn't commit.
How I Met My Monster
How I Met My Monster By Amanda Noll, Illustrated by Howard McWilliam

One night, when Ethan reaches under his bed for a toy truck, he finds this note instead: "Monsters! Meet here for final test." Ethan is sure his parents are trying to trick him into staying under the covers, until he sees five colorful sets of eyes blinking at him from beneath the bed. Soon, a colorful parade of quirky, squeaky little monsters compete to become Ethan's monster. But only the little green monster, Gabe, has the perfect blend of stomach-rumbling and snorting needed to get Ethan into bed and keep him there so he falls asleep—which as everyone knows, is the real reason for monsters under beds. With its perfect balance of giggles and shivers, this silly-spooky prequel to the award-winning I Need My Monster and Hey, That's MY Monster! will keep young readers entertained.
Quick & Healthy
Quick & Healthy By American Cancer Society

Quick and Healthy: 50 Simple Delicious Recipes for Everyday is a weeknight lifesaver, with fifty main courses that can be ready in thirty minutes or less with limited, easy-to-find ingredients. With recipes ranging from main-course salads, soups, and stews to sandwiches and more traditional mains, this new book will make getting a healthy dinner on the table a snap. With beautiful full-color photos throughout, these recipes will make your mouth water. From Turkey and Red Cabbage Tortillas with Chipotle Sauce to Ginger-Lime Grilled Salmon and Mango, this compact staple of vegetarian, seafood, and poultry-based dishes has something for everyone.
Taking Up Space
Taking Up Space By Ore Ogunbiyi, By Chelsea Kwakye

As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like you constantly have to justify your existence within institutions that weren't made for you is an ongoing struggle for many people. Two recent Cambridge graduates wrote Taking Up Space as a guide and a manifesto for change: tackling issues of access, unrepresentative curricula, discrimination in the classroom, the problems of activism and life before and after university. Featuring honest conversations with students past and present, Taking Up Space goes beyond the buzzwords of diversity and inclusion and explores what those words truly mean for young black girls today.
There You Are
There You Are By Mathea Morais

Growing up in the '80s and '90s in St. Louis, Octavian Munroe and Mina Rose found a future in music. Between the stacks at Rahsaan's Records, the two fell in love to the sounds of Prince and A Tribe Called Quest. But in the wake of grief and heartbreak, they drifted apart, ultimately leaving the city for fresh starts. Decades later, Rahsaan's Records is closing for good. Seeking closure of their own, Octavian and Mina travel homeward, reckoning with the ghosts of the past they left behind and the uncertain future they must create. Insightful and nostalgic, There You Are is a wise novel of love, loss, and the power of community, backed by a phenomenal soundtrack of hip hop, soul, and jazz.
When There's a Zombie in Your Kitchen . . .
When There's a Zombie in Your Kitchen . . . By Moira Butterfield, Illustrated by Pedro Demetriou

Do you need to zombie-proof your house? Do you have an undead colleague at work? Is it time you faced that zombie in your kitchen? This handy guide contains all the advice you need to survive every scenario. Never go anywhere without it.
Born in Syn
Born in Syn By Beth Kander

How did we get here? That's the question that drives each friend, each foe, and every strand of the stories woven together in Born in Syn. From an unusually intelligent infant, to individuals wrongly accused or imprisoned, to insiders who know things they wish they didn't and outsiders determined to bulldoze their way into the action, dozens of small decisions and huge risks pile on top of one another, contributing to the creation of a future that will change everything. War. Ambition. Family. Betrayal. As every character hurtles us ever-faster forward, one truth becomes inescapable: Even the end of the world was once the beginning of someone's story.
Dancing with Langston
Dancing with Langston By Sharyn Skeeter

Carrie, a business manager who always wanted to be a dancer, has two commitments today. She made a promise to her late father to move Cousin Ella, a former Paris café dancer, from her condemned Harlem apartment to a safe place. She’s also committed to catch a flight to Seattle with her husband for his new job. But Cousin Ella resists leaving the apartment where she’s had salons with Langston Hughes. She also has a mysterious gift that she wants Carrie to earn. If she does, a revelation about Carrie’s father and his cousin Langston Hughes will change her life.
Into Captivity They Will Go
Into Captivity They Will Go By Noah Milligan

Set in rural Oklahoma, Into Captivity They Will Go tells the story of Caleb Gunter, a boy whose mother has convinced him he is the second coming of Jesus Christ and that together they are destined to lead the chosen into the Kingdom of Heaven. Believing the Seven Seals detailed in Revelation have been opened, he and his mother flee their home to join a tongue-speaking evangelical church and to prepare for the end of the world. But after tragedy ensues, Caleb must rebuild his life without the only support he has ever known—his mother and the church. An exploration of familial bonds and extremist faith, this is a whirlwind bildungsroman that reveals the fragility of a child's identity. It is at once a study of guilt and redemption and a book of how shattered trust can lay the foundation for an entire life.
Cookie & Milk
Cookie & Milk By Michele McAvoy, Illustrated by Jessica Gibson

Cookie is a genius—Milk, a daredevil. Cookie loves math and science. Milk loves adventure and adrenaline. What could two little girls who are nothing alike possibly have in common? Follow this dynamic duo through their skateboard stunts and tubular-tastic surfs to discover what lies beneath true friendship. Michele McAvoy has created a genuine story that breaks stereotypes and is sure to entertain, excite, and endear young readers and parents alike.
Little Red Rhyming Hood
Little Red Rhyming Hood By Sue Fliess, Illustrated by Petros Bouloubasis

Because Little Red only speaks in verse, it's tough for her to make friends. The schoolyard bully, Big Brad Wolf, is always picking on her. One day, her grandma shows her a flyer for a poetry contest, and Little Red thinks it could be her big chance to make a friend. But on the day of the contest, Big Brad Wolf sneaks up on Little Red and scares the rhyme right out of her—and into him! How will they rhyme their way out of this dilemma?
Manny Loses His Fangs
Manny Loses His Fangs By Giuliano Ferri

The best thing about being a vampire bat is scaring all the other animals. With enough practice, Manny hopes to become the scariest vampire bat in the world. But his world is rocked when his baby fangs fall out, and no one thinks he's all that scary anymore. How will Manny handle this unexpected turn of events? This is a lighthearted look at what happens when things don't go the way we plan, and how friendship can spring up in the most unexpected ways.