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Priyanka Das is torn between two worlds: the complicated social sphere of her American high school and the India of her family history and imagination. Pri can only dream of glamorous India—the samosas, Diwali celebrations and colorful saris—based on fragments of family stories. That is, until she finds an enchanted Pashmina (First Second, $16.99 PB/$21.99 HB) that will change her perspective. As her world grows larger and her horizons expand, she finds unexpected answers to long-standing questions. Graphic novelist Nidhi Chanani shows that self-discovery can be difficult, and sometimes even painful, no matter where you are. Ages 11-14.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781626720879
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Published: First Second - October 3rd, 2017

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Edgar Allen Poe’s poems and stories are appreciated for their strange darkness and quiet melancholy. In Poe (Candlewick, $22) Gareth Hinds uses the graphic novel format to vivify the eerie images evoked by Poe’s chilling, lyrical prose. The result is a rich and poetic visual accompaniment to Poe’s best-known work, including “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Raven.” Both long-time admirers and new fans of Poe and will appreciate Hinds’s signature watercolor-and-ink illustrations of these classics. Ages 13 and up.

 

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$14.00
ISBN: 9780763695095
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Published: Candlewick - August 2017

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Who guides a lost soul? In Hello, Universe (Greenwillow, $16.99), guidance comes in many forms: a wise elder, a mystical friend, an imaginary spirit, a heroic inner strength. Through the eyes of four middle schoolers, Erin Entrada Kelly recounts a mysterious disappearance and the subsequent mission to solve the case. The four children come together using all of the magic, bravery, and intuition at their disposal. Nail-biting suspense is occasionally relieved by the book’s many tender, funny moments. Before the story ends, dreams will come true and unlikely friendships will form. Ages 9-12.

 

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By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062414151
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 14th, 2017

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