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November 13, 2019

What's New?

Three fantastic new additions to our collection!


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All-American Muslim Girl
Nadine Jolie Courtney
In Courtney's (Romancing the Throne, 2017) timely story, a high school sophomore is caught between two worlds as she battles Islamophobia, privilege, and questions of faith. Allie Abraham seems to have it all: she’s a straight-A student, has plenty of friends, a close-knit family, and she’s dating cute Wells Henderson. For safety and convenience she's managed to keep her Muslim heritage a secret from everyone including Wells whose father is a nationally known Islamophobic bigot. But after witnessing acts of prejudice in her small town, Allie feels compelled to embrace her faith and explore what it means to be a Muslim

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Gravity
Sarah Deming
Deming's (Iris, Messenger 2007) own background as a boxer, coach, and sports journalist comes through in her gritty and uplifting story about a half-Dominican, half-Jewish girl, Gravity Delgado who began boxing to escape her drunk and abusive mother. Since she started training with a legendary coach, Gravity has won a pair of Golden Gloves and at 16, she's good enough to have a shot at the 2016 Summer Olympics. But her home life is reaching a tipping point and the neglect she and her younger brother suffer at the hands of their alcoholic mother threaten Gravity's Olympic dreams.

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When the Stars Lead to You
Ronni Davis
Davis’ debut is a passionate romance that traces the stormy relationship between two teens who fall in love, are torn apart by prejudice and mental illness, then find each other again. One magical summer Devon and Ashton met and fell in love, but their romance ended abruptly when he left without even saying goodbye. Devastated, Devon returned to school and slowly tried to put the pieces of her heart back together. When Ashton appears on the first day of her senior year, Devon falls for him again even after she learns the reason behind his sudden disappearance. But are the two doomed to repeat history?
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