A Burning

A BurningFor readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India n nJivan is a M

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Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)

Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him rescuing her from their office building goes viral n nDanika Brown knows what she wants professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay

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A Song Below Water

A Song Below WaterTavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key Never mind she s also stuck in Portland, Oregon, a city with only a handful of black folk and even fewer of those with magical powers At least she has

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You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in a CrownLiz Lighty has always believed she s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom obsessed midwestern town But it s okay Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever attend the uber elite Pennington College, play in their world famous orchestra, and b

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The Marriage Game

The Marriage GameA high stakes wager pits an aspiring entrepreneur against a ruthless CEO in this sexy romantic comedy n nAfter her life falls apart, recruitment consultant Layla Patel returns home to her family in San Francisco But in the eyes of her father, who runs a Michelin starred restaurant, she can do no wro

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I'll Be the One

I'll Be the OneThe world of K Pop has never met a star like this Debut author Lyla Lee delivers a deliciously fun, thoughtful rom com celebrating confidence and body positivity perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Julie Murphy n nSkye Shin has heard it all Fat girls shouldn t dance Wear bright colors Shouldn t cal

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The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in WaterZen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history n nA bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up

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Hunted by the Sky (Hunted by the Sky, #1)

Hunted by the Sky (Hunted by the Sky, #1)Gul has spent her life running She has a star shaped birthmark on her arm, and in the kingdom of Ambar, girls with such birthmarks have been disappearing for years Gul s mark is what caused her parents murder at the hand of King Lohar s ruthless soldiers and forced her into hiding to protect her

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Last Tang Standing

Last Tang Standingn Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones s Diary in this funny and irresistible debut novel about the pursuit of happiness, surviving one s thirties intact, and opening oneself up to love.At thirty three, Andrea Tang is living the dream she has a successful career as a lawyer, a posh condo, and a c

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Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness

Not My Idea: A Book About WhitenessNot My Idea, the latest in the critically acclaimed Ordinary Terrible Things series, is a book about whiteness n nA white child sees TV news coverage of a white police officer shooting a brown person whose hands were up Upset, he asks his mother why she deflects, assuring him that he is safe Later

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American as Paneer Pie

American as Paneer PieAn Indian American girl who struggles to navigate her two very different lives the one at home, where she can be herself, and the one at school, where she is teased for her culture When a racist incident rocks her small town, she must decide to continue to remain silent or find her voice.

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Clap When You Land

Clap When You LandCamino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people n nIn New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal s office, where her mother

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The Henna Wars

The Henna WarsWhen Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses n nWhen Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants as long as she isn t herself Because Muslim girls aren t lesbians Nishat doesn t want to hide

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A Woman Is No Man

A Woman Is No ManThis debut novel by an Arab American voice,takes us inside the lives of conservative Arab women living in America n nIn Brooklyn, eighteen year old Deya is starting to meet with suitors Though she doesn t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice History is repeating itself Deya s m

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Sea of Memories

Sea of MemoriesWhen Kendra first visits her ailing grandmother, Ella has only one request that Kendra write her story down, before she forgets n nIn 1937, seventeen year old Ella s life changes forever when she is sent to spend the summer on the beautiful le de R and meets the charismatic, creative Christophe T

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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten BlocksFrom National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions a walk home can take.This story was going to begin like all the best stories With a school bus falling from the sky But no one saw it happen

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