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Wallpaper by Thao Lam (Owlkids)

"A unique and visually stunning approach to the classic dilemma of making new friends." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review Read More

Swell by Liz Clark (Patagonia)

"Sailing Swell out of San Diego and watching her loved ones blur into the hazy winter skyline, [Liz Clark] questioned the wisdom of undertaking a journey that would test her on all levels, and maybe even break her." - Foreword Reviews, starred review Read More

California Calling by Natalie Singer (Hawthorne)

"In this searing book...Singer's candor and self-questioning are humbling. She writes with melodic precision and sunshine-soaked imagery, crafting a powerful and memorable memoir." - Booklist
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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes (Agate)

2018 Caldecott Honor Book
2018 Newbery Honor Book
2018 Coretta Scott King Honor Book
Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award
Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor

Starred Reviews from: Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal
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Improvement by Joan Silber (Counterpoint)

"Without fuss or flourishes, Joan Silber weaves a remarkably patterned tapestry connecting strangers from around the world to a central tragic car accident. The writing here is funny and down-to-earth, the characters are recognizably fallible, and the message is quietly profound: We are not ever really alone, however lonely we feel."
—The Wall Street Journal, 1 of 10 top fiction titles of 2017

Also won National Book Critics Award of Fiction and is nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award
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Radical Inclusion by Martin Dempsey (Missionday)

Authors interviewed on CBS This Morning

Author interview on NPR

Forthcoming interview on ABC's This Week
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Silver Girl by Leslie Pietrzyk (Unnamed Press)

"Silver Girl is an act of mesmerism, of misdirection; it appears slight and forgettable, but turns out to have more substance and permanence than half the novels on a given bookshelf." - The Millions Read More

Whiskey & Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith (Hub City)

"Set in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smith’s mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family, from an author Roxane Gay has called 'a consummate storyteller.'" - Chicago Review of Books

Also included in POPSUGAR'S 20 Best Books of March Read More