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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo returns to verse in this meditation on the complexities of themes, including grief, betrayal, family, secrets, identity, class, and toxic masculinity. Acevedo’s characterizations (the two main characters—sisters—have very distinctive voices) are stellar. I was particularly struck by how the book highlights the way men’s choices have a profound impact on the lives of the women and girls around them.

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ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

Emperors of the Deep Sharks—The Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians by William McKeever

Climate change is threatening the continued existence of one of the world’s oldest living species, sharks. Largely misrepresented and misunderstood, sharks are not nearly as dangerous as commonly perceived and they play a pivotal role in our oceans’ ecosystem. There is still so much we don’t know about sharks (like their mating habits and lifespan). In an effort to advocate for the species, McKeever travels the world, talking to experts and learning what our oceans would be like without sharks in them and why that would be very dire indeed. 

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ISBN: 9780062880338
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Published: HarperOne - May 26th, 2020

The Book of Eels Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World by Patrick Svensson

When asked, my favorite genre will always be “nonfiction microhistory about weird stuff.” And when I find a book that fits into that wedge of my heart, I tell people to read it, even if it may seem a little odd at first. So please, read The Book of Eels. It’s that wonderful mix of memoir and science, nature writing and childhood experiences. There are rituals shared, passed down through generations of humans and eels, sometimes overlapping and always, it seems, tugging on opposite ends of the same line.

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ISBN: 9780062968814
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Published: Ecco - May 26th, 2020

Wordslut A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell

Have you ever stopped to think about the ways in which your language informs your worldview? Have you ever pondered whether the patriarchy participates in forming the way you think about sex, politics, and identity? If you are curious about these topics, reach for Wordslut. Bet you never realized how sexist it is to hate vocal fry! Amanda Montell will tell you why.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062868886
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Published: Harper Wave - June 2nd, 2020

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

This riveting historical page-turner is complex, unexpected, and empowered. Sara Collins’s Frannie Langton will linger in your mind, and Collins holds a mirror to the white reader’s embedded expectations—demands, even—of black stories and black suffering. Beautifully written, powerfully told, this debut is a standout.

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ISBN: 9780062851802
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 23rd, 2020

Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

If ever you need to leave behind the fast-paced, app-filled, droning noise of this time, open up the world of Simon the Fiddler. This meandering story, set at the end of the Civil War, follows Simon, his fiddle, his dreams for a simple, peaceful life, and his quest to marry the Irish lass he fell in love with at first sight. There are saloon fights, friendships, alligators, hoop skirts, letter writing, and tragic loss. I’m telling you, I thought the music and the Southern scenes were all going to just fade into the Texas sunset, until I got to the final chapters—plot twist!

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ISBN: 9780062966742
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Published: William Morrow - April 14th, 2020

The Only Child by Mi-ae Seo

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ISBN: 9780062905048
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Published: Ecco - February 11th, 2020

The question of whether nurture or nature creates a serial killer is at the center of the newest thriller by bestselling author Mi-Ae Seo. When the criminal psychologist Seonkyeong interviews the infamous killer Yi Byeongdo, she is unwittingly reminded of Haeyong, her stepdaughter, who has recently begun to live with Seonkyeong after her grandparents perished in a fire. The parallels between Byeongdo and Haeyong indicate a shared past of abuse, instigated by those who were supposed to care for them. Through unforgettable imagery Mi-Ae Seo ponders the irreparable consequences of child abuse, and the legacy of broken families. —K.L.


Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

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ISBN: 9780062913265
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Published: Harper - March 31st, 2020

Valentine tells the story of women in West Texas—the ones who are knocked down, looked over, called crazy, or have been left behind. But even in the midst of their gritty stories, it is the idea of how women come together in both small and large ways to look out for each other that makes these stories speak to our hearts. As BookPage says, “You’ll wish you had more time with each of these powerful women when it’s over.” Elizabeth Wetmore has written my favorite book of the year. —Casey


The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

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ISBN: 9780062671189
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Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020

Louise Erdrich has done it again—she has written yet another novel that weaves together that magical mix of character, heart, wit, and masterful prose. Like Erdrich’s award-winning The Round House, this new novel speaks to the politics and life of the Chippewa living on a North Dakota Reservation. In fact, Erdrich bases The Night Watchman on her own grandfather and his fight to save Native American land and identity from betrayal by the United States Congress in the 1950s. The explicit political undertones in this novel serve only to deepen the virtuosity and depth of its characters. Intertwining several different storylines and characters, their collective plights for understanding, rescue, love, and triumph, created such a crescendo by the novel’s end that once again, I was in awe of Erdrich’s brilliance. It is hard to capture the totality that The Night Watchman: a love story, a haunting, a mystery, cityscape, country, horror, and humor—it’s all here. All I can say is read it, and you will ever be so glad you did.  —S.M.C.


Days of Distraction by Alexandra Chang

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ISBN: 9780062951809
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Published: Ecco - March 31st, 2020

The roomy, breezy format of this debut reads almost as notebook-style reflective entries, but don’t be fooled—there’s real weight in the contents of Days of Distraction. The narrator navigates career ambitions as a young woman in tech journalism, her complicated family dynamics, the subtle and overt racism of our society, and her sometimes-stifling but loving long-term relationship. Chang writes with clear and sparkling prose; her honesty is refreshing, illuminating, and possibly life-changing. A coming-of age for all ages.  —Chorel


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