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Ham Helsing book cover
Ham Helsing book cover

Ham Helsing

Rich Moyer

jGRAPHIC NOVEL Moyer Ham
Graphic Novels, Kids

Descended from a long line of adventurers and monster hunters, a gentle pig who prefers poetry writing to catching dangerous creatures reluctantly sets out on his first assignment, to hunt a dangerous vampire.

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The last letter from your lover book cover
The last letter from your lover book cover

The last letter from your lover

Jojo Moyes

FICTION Moyes, Jojo
Fiction

More than forty years after a car accident causes Jennifer Stirling to lose her memory on the day she planned to leave her husband for a mysterious lover, journalist Ellie becomes obsessed by the story and seeks the truth in the hopes of revitalizing her career.

Netflix recently released this book as a film adaptation. As in most cases, the book was far better than the movie! Read it first before you watch! -Angie

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team book cover
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team book cover

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team


Kids, Nonfiction

I couldn't put this book down! A very thorough and accessible to all ages account of the incredible cave rescue that the whole world was captivated by. I learned a lot more about how incredibly precarious the situation was, and how truly amazing the efforts of the global rescue team of military personnel, engineers, medics, cave divers, and other volunteers were...Not to mention thirteen children with incredible resiliency and perseverance to survive through so many days of complete darkness, with no food or clean water. -Mari

We are each other's harvest : celebrating African American farmers, land, and legacy book cover
We are each other's harvest : celebrating African American farmers, land, and legacy book cover

We are each other's harvest : celebrating African American farmers, land, and legacy

Natalie Baszile

630.973 /Baszile
Black History, Black Lives Matter, Nonfiction

"In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people's connection to the American land from Emancipation to today. In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000. Baszile explores this crisis, through the farmers' personal experiences. In their own words, middle aged and elderly black farmers explain why they continue to farm despite systemic discrimination and land loss. The Returning Generation--young farmers, who are building upon the legacy of their ancestors, talk about the challenges they face as they seek to redress issues of food justice, food sovereignty, and reparations."--

An absolutely fascinating exploration of African American connection to land past, present and future. I loved the acknowledgment of historical truths and hopes for restorative futures in this series of essays, poems and photography. -Victoria

Bodies are cool book cover
Bodies are cool book cover

Bodies are cool

Tyler Feder

jE Feder
Picture Books, Read Woke, Diverse Characters

Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text celebrate bodies of all shapes, sizes, ages, and colors, with different kinds of hair, eyes, spots, scars, and more.

Bodies Are Cool! Unashamedly all bodies positive and I am definitely here for it. -Casey

Your mama book cover
Your mama book cover

Your mama

NoNieqa Ramos

jE Ramos
Picture Books, Read Woke

Illustrations and easy-to-read text twist classic "your mama" jokes into a celebration of the beauty, power, and love of motherhood.

Remember all of those "your mama" jokes in the '90s? Well, all joking aside, Your Mama is awesome! -Casey

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