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    Dread Nation
    by Justina Ireland

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    The war between the states is over and, instead, a very different battle is being waged for the future of the United States – or at least it is in the stunning, complex ...

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    The boarding school in Dread Nation, where children are sent after being taken from their families is based on real schools that existed across the United States. While Miss Preston's, the school in Dread Nation is specifically for girls of color to ... Beyond the Book
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    by Courtney Maum

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    The year is 1937 and Hitler is gaining stronger sway over Europe. Chief among the Führer's growing list of targets are the Surrealist and Dadaist artists whose work he ...

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    Beyond the Book: The Life and Art of Pegeen Guggenheim

    Costalegre's main protagonist Lara Calaway is based on real-life artist Pegeen Vail Guggenheim (1925-1967), daughter of wealthy New York art collector and socialite Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979). In her afterword, author Courtney Maum leaves... Beyond the Book
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    Lands of Lost Borders
    by Kate Harris

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    Powered by imagination, grit, a bicycle, and the companionship of her best friend Mel, Kate Harris ventured twice—once in 2006 and again in 2011—to travel parts of ...

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    Beyond the Book: Georgia: Crossroads of History

    In Lands of Lost Borders, author Kate Harris and her friend Melissa Yule bicycle through eastern and central Asia, stopping in the Eurasian nation of Georgia. Bordered by Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, Georgia was a member of the Soviet ... Beyond the Book
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    The History of Living Forever
    by Jake Wolff

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    Conrad is a boy in love for the first time. His mother is dead; his father is a dying alcoholic. But things are finally looking up when a summer science project with his ...

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    Beyond the Book: Alchemy Across the Ages

    Since the start of recorded history, as Jake Wolff's debut novel The History of Living Forever makes clear, humans have sought the elixir of life that would confer immortality. The ancient Greeks fantasized about finding ambrosia, the mythical ... Beyond the Book

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