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The Devil's Highway: A True Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316010801
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 19th, 2005

In today’s current climate it’s important to arm yourself with information and firsthand accounts that accurately represent the atrocities happening at our border. Urrea tells the stories of harrowing and tragic circumstances surrounding a group of men attempting to immigrate to America along one of the world’s most dangerous stretches of land known as the Devil’s Highway.

A Little Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804172707
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

Sad, somber, melancholy, sorrowful, despondent, morose, troubled, morbid, did I mention sad? In the best way possible, this book rips you’re your still beating heart and leaves you begging for more.

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476763835
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 10th, 2018

When the Jonestown massacre occurred, one question was one everyone’s mind: how was something like this allowed to happen? Jeff Guinn provides terrifying details on how the people’s fate was sealed by one Jim Jones. 

Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

When two arch nemeses are forced to spend time together, what could go wrong? Alex is the son of the first female president while Henry is in line to inherit the throne. What follows is a series of heartwarming romantic antics.

Star Power: A Simple Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781787132245
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - September 18th, 2018

Usually when you think of astrology, you think of your sun sign followed by a bogus horoscope, but it’s so much more than that. Star Power is a complete and easy guide to the ins and outs of the basics of our birth charts.

Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250177964
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Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

Eric “Bitty” Bitter is here to bake pies and play hockey… and he’s all out of sugar. Making the switch from a coed-no-checking-hockey league to a Division 1 University Team can be hard enough. To top it off, Bitty is being coached by his ornery yet frustratingly attractive captain Jack.  This wildly popular web series is finally being printed! Ngozi creates charming characters and vivid illustrations to match.

Patience Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606999059
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Published: Fantagraphics - March 21st, 2016

Is real life getting you down? Let surreal life get you down while you’re at it. A meticulous use of color guides you through this in depth look at personal relationships and how we perceive them.

We Should All Be Feminists Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101911761
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Published: Anchor - February 3rd, 2015

In this physical copy of her historic TED talk, Chimamanda breaks down every facet of feminism, to the very word, while also tackling toxic masculinity and cultural mindsets we were born into.

The Song of Achilles: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

Who’s ready to cry? We all know the age old tale of Achilles and that pesky heel, but one question remained: the legitimacy of his relationship with Patrocles. Madeline Miller presents one possible (and wildly accepted) theory of the intimacy that existed between the two men. Whether you’re a Greek mythology expert or fresh to this story, Song of Achilles is sure to have you mesmerized while also reaching for the tissues.

The Summer of Dead Birds Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936932504
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Published: Amethyst Editions - March 12th, 2019

Whether you’re a poetry fan or not, Ali Liebegott pulls you into a narrative prose that is heart wrenching and hopeful all at once. While reading this book I felt validated in my grief over little things that get taken for granted.

Freshwater Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802128997
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Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

In Akwaeje’s debut novel, we follow Ada who is considered a gift from the Igbo gods and is living as a vessel for multiple wayward deities while navigating traumas and major life events with a fractured sense of self.

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself Cover Image
ISBN: 9780894864025
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Published: Hazelden Publishing - September 1st, 1986

Do you find yourself making someone else’s problem your own? If so, this book is for you. Codependent no more is a comprehensive guide on gaining back your independence, full of self tests, exercises, and personal testimony,

Watership Down: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982117597
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Published: Scribner - December 18th, 2018

A beloved classic, Watership Down presents a group of rabbits on the search for a new home away from predators and mans destruction. Whether reading for political allegory or fun, this book is sure to be a treat.

Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553383713
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Published: Bantam - September 27th, 2005

Being able to read people is a gift not all people posses, but Daniel Goleman believes you can learn! Through multiple examples, we’re show how each connection is formed differently because of your EQ!

Emotional Intelligence 2.0: With Access Code Cover Image
ISBN: 9780974320625
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Published: Talentsmart - June 16th, 2009

Everyone knows that having a high IQ can help you succeed, but what about a high EQ? This book perfectly breaks down the benefits of having a strong emotional intelligence and even scores your own EQ!

Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062569028
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 27th, 2017

If you’ve ever wanted a graphic novel to give you a hug, this is as close as you’re going to get. Follow the lonely aliebn, Jomny, as he finds friendship and love on an unfamiliar planet.

Are Prisons Obsolete? (Open Media Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781583225813
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Published: Seven Stories Press - August 5th, 2003

In this eye opening dissertation, Angela Davis breaks down the development of the prison industrial complex and how it came to fruition, asking the final question, what if there were no prisons?

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