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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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There is no need for “a spoonful of sugar” to entice the whole family to read Dr. Howard Bennett’s latest book. The Fantastic Body: What Makes You Tick & How You Get Sick (Rodale, $19.99) is a handy and engaging reference guide to all the body’s organs and systems. Well-designed diagrams and features like tips for the next check-up provide essential information in a clear and comprehensible format; fun facts, DIY project instructions, and, yes, gross stories promise to keep young readers’ interest piqued with each turn of the page. Bennett brings 30 years of experience as a pediatrician and the lucid writing we have come to expect from his popular columns in The Washington Post to this masterful guide. Ages 6-12.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781623368890
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Published: Rodale Kids - November 7th, 2017

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