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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399184413
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 1st, 2016

I don't think it's uncommon for someone to cry while reading a book on Physics - but this is no textbook dispair!Instead this book made me emotional for an unexpected reason. Rovelli manges to cover so much ground in such a thin book - and always with a tenderness. When you read this book you'll not only learn about the laws of Physics, but gain a better appreciation for this universe we inhabit.

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By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

Ellie knows something's wrong. Her dead dog Kirby, whose ghost just so happens to be her companion, reacts the way he always does when something is gravly wrong. That night, Ellie has a dream where her beloved cousin comes to her. He is on his dying breath - He tells her that a man named Abe Allerton from Willowbee,TX killed him. Why Allerton did it and how Ellie can prove it is another challenge entirely...

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ISBN: 9781250171115
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Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

This coming of age story has it all; roadkill, witchcraft, queerness, and really good friends. The story follows a young girl, Snapdragon, finding herself with the help of an old witch, her best friend Lu, her loving mother, and of course all the animals around her. Readers from 8 to 80 years old can love this.

East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing [American Measurements] Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250750730
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 20th, 2020

This cookbook is a fantasic resource for staple dishes from all over Asia. It shows vegan and vegetarian meals at their most colorful. If you love curries, ramens, and all things involving rice, you'll love to have this as your refference and guide. 

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The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399580413
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 18th, 2018

This book is as beautiful as it is informative. It covers all things Eath Science: from ecosystems all over the world to the way humans interact with the Earth. Readers of all ages can enjoy and learn from this one!

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ISBN: 9780316485340
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 5th, 2019

Jenny Slate shows her authentic weirld-self in this book of essays. The pages are filled with tender confessions about the most serious aspects of life to the goofiest. I found while reading this book I felt an intimacy with Slate not only for the universal experiences she touches on - even when explained in the most excentic of ways.

I knew I would love this book when I read the page that said “As the image of myself becomes sharper in my brain and more precious, I feel less afraid that someone else will erase me by denying me love.”