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Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed by her deceased mother’s stories of strong women of the Bible.

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Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen

Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen In Poland in the 1940s, the lives of twins Chaim and Gittel feel like a fairy tale torn apart as they must rely on each other to endure life in a ghetto and the horrors of a concentration camp where they lose everything but each other.

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Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely In a post-Second Civil War lawless West, sharpshooter Serendipity “Pity” Jones stars in, and lives at, the Theater Vespertine, but there is a dark cost to her freedom that Pity may not be willing to pay.

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New YA!

Check out all the new YA! Continued Series FictionAfter the Game by Abbi Glines (Field Party #3)After being away for two years, Riley Young returns to Lawton, Alabama, with her fifteen-month-old daughter to help take care of her grandmother who has Alzheimers, even though it means she has to face the lies that forced her to leave town in the […]

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More New YA: Historical Fiction & Humor

Check out what’s new in Historical Fiction! Historical FictionMemory of Things by Gae PolisnerOn the morning of September 11, 2001, sixteen-year-old Kyle Donohue watches the first twin tower come down, then while fleeing home to safety, he finds a girl covered in ash who has no memory. Almost Autumn by Marianne KaurinAs autumn approaches Ilse Stern is thinking about her […]

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Megalist: New YA!

Continued Series Fiction:Dove Alight by Karen Bao (Dove Chronicles #3)Shy, introverted Phaet Theta has gone from being a top student to an interplanetary fugitive to the reluctant but fierce leader of a revolution. With the Earthbound on their side, she and her friends finally have a chance at toppling the evil leaders who’ve held the Moon captive for decades. But […]

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Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini At first glance, The Kite Runner didn’t really appeal to me. I know that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes, you just can’t help it. Let me tell you that looking past the cover is the best decision I ever made. The Kite Runner is the most heart wrenching, touching story I […]