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Ignored by his grieving family after the sudden death of a sibling, our young narrator ricochets back and forth between an increasingly chaotic home life and the woods outside his home in coastal Alaska. Both environments are treacherous in their own way, and so full of opposite extremes that the overall effect is one of disturbed equilibrium. With an aching lyricism, Lin exposes the raw physicality of childhood and family life in a way that feels completely new.

The Unpassing: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374279363
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 7th, 2019

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka's mother began many of her letters to him with the greeting Hey, Kiddo (Graphix, $24.99 HB/$14.99 PB), right before explaining that she couldn't come to his birthday, to his graduation, to pretty much anything. Jarrett eventually discovered that his grandparents were raising him because his mother was a heroin addict, and her letters came from jail or a halfway house. Krosoczka’s graphic memoir, an artistic leap forward from the simpler line drawings of his beloved Lunch Lady series, highlights his deep compassion: for his addicted mother, absentee father, alcoholic grandmother, and for his own younger, hurting self. Ages 14-18.

Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780545902489
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Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018

Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780545902472
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Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018

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Robin Page and Steve Jenkins breathe new life into the favorite game of small animal lovers everywhere. “I have… nine black spots, two delicate wings, six wiggly legs, two beady eyes, and a flower for a home. Who Am I?” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.99). One by one, the animals, illustrated in bold, ripped-paper collage, present clues to lead the reader to the answer. Some of these animals (like the ladybug!) will be familiar, but others (ghost crab, spider monkey) will be more challenging to identify. Even the adults turning the pages may learn something from this visit to the animal kingdom. Ages 5-8.

Who Am I?: An Animal Guessing Game Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544935396
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 14th, 2017

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