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Subject:  Re: My recent and current reads Date:  9/18/2021  9:20 AM
Author:  NewEchota Number:  3357 of 3384

PucksFool... based on your summer favorites, I'll offer these recommendations back at ya':

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff is about Bug, a little girl who is about to start Middle School after the death of her uncle. While her friend Mo is making new friends and thinking about boys, make-up, and clothes, none of those things interest Bug. She's different but doesn't quite understand why she's different... yet. And there are 'ghosts'. Beautifully written. A 2021 National Book Award nominee.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill is about the annual sacrifice of babies by the people of Protectorate and a witch named Xan who secretly saves the babies and gives them to families on the other side of the Forest. Along the journey, Xan feeds the babies with starlight. One year, after Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, funny things start to happen. Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal.

Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson is a laugh-out-loud sad adventure of sorts about life and relationships, determination and inevitability.

Malinda Lo’s Last Night at the Telegraph Club is a queer romance -- a quite beautiful, sensitive love story -- that begins at a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. Set in 1954, one of the book's back-drops is the Red-Scare. A remarkably well-written book filled with plenty of historic detail. Also a 2021 National Book Award nominee.
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