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A Strange Fire (Simon & Schuster, $17.99) burns between two brothers, Clive and Clover, who have grown up spreading the gospel in their father’s traveling ministry. They are members of the Descendancy, who decry past attempts to promote science and technology. When the brothers’ beliefs are challenged after the ministry encounters a community seeking to advance human knowledge, a holy war ensues that threatens all life on Earth. Clive and Clover’s rivalries and internal struggles symbolize deeper philosophical arguments in this first volume of Tommy Wallach’s new dystopian trilogy. With a fast-paced plot, breathtaking prose, and complex characters, this uniquely structured novel is required reading. Ages 14-17.

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781481468381
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

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In the world of Kos, the wealthy use the poor to absolve themselves of guilt and sin. Seventeen-year-old Taj is an aki, or sin-eater, supporting his destitute family by ingesting the sins of the royal family. Beasts Made of Night (Razorbill, $17.99) that physically embody his clients’ depravity imbed in Taj’s mind and form tattoos on his body. When he unwittingly becomes entrenched in a conspiracy to destroy Kos, he must decide to fight injustice. Debut author Tochi Onyebuchi creates a unique fantasy with lush detail, Nigerian influences, and underlying themes of betrayal and loyalty. Complex characters, dark magic, and adventure are hallmarks of this spirited tale. Ages 14-18.

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780448493909
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Published: Razorbill - October 31st, 2017

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In an essential anthology about young indigenous women, editors Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale dispel the all-too-pervasive stereotypes that have cast dark shadows on native women. Through fervent and forthright poetry, essays, art, and interviews, #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women (Annick, $19.95) represents the lives of past and present generations and encourages young women to set forth on new paths towards a just and equal future. Ages 14 and up.

 

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By Charleyboy (Editor), Leatherdale (Editor)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781554519576
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Published: Annick Press - September 12th, 2017

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