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Transitions by Élodie Durand, translated by Evan McGorray

Transitions, based on the true story of a mother learning to understand her transgender son, is eye-opening. In addition to her perspective as a mother, Durand includes observations on the animal kingdom, references to gender nonconformity in other cultures, and poignant letters from her son. The book has a restrained palette and minimalist, abstract illustrations that burst exuberantly into joyous rainbows as Anne grows to accept her son for who he is.  


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By Élodie Durand, Evan McGorray (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781603095181
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - November 7th, 2023

My Name Is Barbra by Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand is an undisputed multitalent: She has won all four EGOT awards (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) and has made everything from beloved pop records to acclaimed films. Now, the notoriously private Streisand enters the book world with a comprehensive and definitive account of her life, in her words, at just under a thousand pages. With never-before-seen photos from Barbra’s personal collection, this buzzy memoir is sure to satisfy even the most devoted fan. 


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ISBN: 9780525429524
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Published: Viking - November 7th, 2023

El día del agua Escrito por Margarita Engle, Ilustrado por Olivia Sua

El arte simple y dimensional de Olivia Sua complementa perfectamente la historia de Margarita Engle sobre la alegría y la comunidad durante los tiempos difíciles. Este libro lleno de colores brillantes ilumina el tema complejo del cambio climático y la pobreza para que los niños puedan entenderlo y a la misma vez puedan leer sobre el amor que florece en el mundo a pesar de todo. 


Water Day
Olivia Sua's simple, dimensional art perfectly complements Margarita Engle’s story of joy and community in difficult times.

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El día del agua (Water Day) By Margarita Engle, Olivia Sua (Illustrator), Alexis Romay (Translated by) Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Olivia Sua (Illustrator), Alexis Romay (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781665926942
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2023

Catwings Complete Paperback Collection (Books 1–4) by Ursula K. Le Guin

The beloved children’s classic about a family of flying felines returns! The four Catwings books are back in print, with S.D. Schindler’s original charming full-color illustrations and Ursula K. Le Guin’s delightful prose, following the kittywinged siblings across their adventures. Whether about the family escaping the city and settling into the country or getting to know new kitties and visiting their mama, each story is full of unique humor and heart. Sure to thrill readers of any age. 


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By Ursula K. Le Guin, S.D. Schindler (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781665936590
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 24th, 2023

Wrath Becomes Her by Aden Polydoros

A unique setting, a doomed love, and a deeply Frankensteinian golem: Wrath Becomes Her provides all this and more, perfect for historical fantasy enjoyers looking for their next great read! Vera struggles to distinguish the victims from the collaborators in Nazi-occupied Lithuania and discovers the true purpose of her creation. Aden Polydoros’s world building with Jewish magic is sublime and makes this book an instant standout in its genre.  —Yves

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ISBN: 9781335458032
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 10th, 2023

The Wolf Suit by Sid Sharp

Bellweather has a problem: he is a sheep in a forest of wolves. Tired of being afraid, he comes up with a solution: THE WOLF SUIT! Beautiful, offbeat illustrations depict the hijinks that inevitably ensue. I was hooked all the way through this delightful graphic novel about conformity, bravery, and strength among friends. — Yves

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ISBN: 9781773217208
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Published: Annick Press - October 25th, 2022

Adventuregame Comics: Leviathan by Jason Shiga

Shiga's newest offering to the comics world, a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style medieval fantasy graphic novel, allows for hours of absorbing fun as the reader navigates puzzles, mazes, and clever design to defeat the legendary Leviathan. Shiga has created a panacea for all those harried parents of video-game addicted children. This comic plays just like an RPG and is bound to feel as satisfying when completed. — Yves

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ISBN: 9781419757792
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 13th, 2022

The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

An eternal classic, and a story every child can relate to: the heart, humor, and hijinks of family, bound together by the dangers that threaten all of them. Curtis proves his skill as an author with a quick-moving plot, vibrantly memorable characters, and a remarkable grasp emotion in kidlit —every time I read this one, I both laugh and cry. — Yves

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ISBN: 9780593306499
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Published: Yearling - November 3rd, 2020

Monstrous Affections ed. by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant

This collection of short stories for teens stands out as a diversely-populated world of monster family, monster friends, monster enemies, and, yes some very compelling monster lovers. 15 authors plumb the depths of otherwordly symbolism for real poignancy and emotion, sure to pluck all the varied feelings from your heart. — Yves

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By Kelly Link (Editor), Gavin J. Grant (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780763664732
Published: Candlewick - September 9th, 2014

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

I read this book every summer—I just can't let it go. With a downed sibling, an epistolary romance, and a damaged friendship at its core, Words in Deep Blue remains powerful enough to make me cry every single time, and to bring me out of grief with hope. My perfect, poignant comfort read about a little bookshop by the sea. — Yves

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ISBN: 9781101937679
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Published: Ember - May 29th, 2018


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