“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” ~John Green


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ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 28th, 2017

A very topical and heartbreaking MUST READ. This book is my pick for best of 2017 (already) and I predict it will be a staple read for years to come, in the company of To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice And Men.

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ISBN: 9780316305358
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2017

 This debut YA by the brilliant motivational speaker and halloween costume extrodinare Josh Sundquist will make you think of the world from a whole different perspective or even what "perspective" means. Did I confuse you? Read this book!

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ISBN: 9780062348685
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - June 7th, 2016

This book has all of the components that make a YA book great: humor, bullies, mysterious emails, dramatic friendships, and an authentic main character you will want to be friends with IRL.

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ISBN: 9781484741238
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Published: Kingswell - July 12th, 2016

Nominated for a 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary.Beautiful book about how a family uses Disney Animated films to connect with their autistic son. Through the films they help Owen understand topics that are difficult to comprehend. The film was featured at the opening of the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival and is available now on iTunes. Very moving and thought-provoking!

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By Michael Bird, Kate Evans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781780676159
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Published: Laurence King - August 23rd, 2016

As an art historian it is hard for me not to gravitate toward Van Gogh. This is a beautiful introduction for kids into the world of art history!

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ISBN: 9780804137270
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Published: Broadway Books - April 12th, 2016

Sci-Fi and Video Game friends-- GET THIS BOOK! GET IT NOW!!! IT IS SO FRAKING GOOD!