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Can I Sit with You? Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452164649
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 9th, 2021

The story of a girl and a dog who discover how life transforms and expands with someone by your side.

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By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823446247
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage.

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By Lisa Wheeler, Loren Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984814333
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Published: Dial Books - March 23rd, 2021

Buildings, bridges, and books don't exist without the workers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound picture book reveals from acclaimed author of The Christmas Boot Lisa Wheeler and New York Times bestselling illustrator of Love Loren Long

All across this great big world, jobs are getting done

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ISBN: 9781324005179
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Published: Norton Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

The creators of The Old Truck set sail with an old boat and an evocative, intricately crafted exploration of home and family.

Off a small island,

an old boat sets sail

and a young boy

finds home.

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ISBN: 9781534455023
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

Whip It meets We Are Okay in this vibrant coming-of-age story, about a teen girl navigates first love, identity, and grief when she immerses herself in the colorful, brutal, beautiful world of roller derby—from the acclaimed author of Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens.

To Daya Wijesinghe, a bruise is a mixture of comfort and control.

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ISBN: 9780062996831
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Published: HarperTeen - March 2nd, 2021

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Jane the Virgin, this immediately accessible and irresistibly fun #ownvoices rom-com debut will spin readers into an unforgettable summer of late-night dancing, broken hearts, second chances, and telenovela twists.

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ISBN: 9781250105738
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Published: Wednesday Books - February 2nd, 2021

The #1 Spring 2021 Kids’ Indie Next Pick

An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of the Month for February Selection

A Rolling Stone Top Pop Culture for March Pick

A Book Riot Most Anticipated Books of 2021 Selection

Three starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Booklist!

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ISBN: 9780062693198
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Published: HarperTeen - March 30th, 2021

Bestselling author Cynthia Hand delivers a funny, awkward, and altogether honest coming-of-age story about one girl’s attempt to make the most of a summer in paradise—perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han.

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ISBN: 9780778311010
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Published: Park Row - March 2nd, 2021


Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello magazine,, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads

March 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick

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ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021


Klara and the Sun is a magnificent new novel from the Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro—author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day.

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ISBN: 9781982120511
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels That Will Sweep You Away” and LitHub’s “Most Anticipated Books of 2021.”

For fans of Amy Bloom’s White Houses and Colm Tóibín’s The Master, a page-turning novel about Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington and the art, drama, and

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ISBN: 9780063031906
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Published: Ecco - March 23rd, 2021

“A rousing adventure yarn full of danger and heart and humor.” —Richard Russo

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ISBN: 9781982144623
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 9th, 2021

Two former best friends return to their college reunion to find that they’re being circled by someone who wants revenge for what they did ten years before—and will stop at nothing to get it—in this shocking psychological thriller about ambition, toxic friendship, and deadly desire.

A lot has changed in the years since Ambrosia Wellington graduated from college, and

How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632173645
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Published: Sasquatch Books - April 6th, 2021

This book is a true love letter, not only to Jha's own son but also to all of our sons and to the parents--especially mothers--who raise them.”
—Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre

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ISBN: 9781250312341
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Published: Celadon Books - April 6th, 2021

From Erin French, owner of the critically acclaimed The Lost Kitchen, a TIME world dining destination, a life-affirming memoir about survival, renewal, and finding a community to lift her up