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    If We Were Villains
    by M L. Rio

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    Shakespeare by Any Other Name

    According to Guinness World Records, William Shakespeare is the world's best-selling playwright, with in excess of four billion copies of his plays and poetry making it to press over the centuries. He is also history's most filmed author; his works... Beyond the Book
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    The Islamic Enlightenment
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    In this comprehensive and well-researched history, de Bellaigue examines the evolution of Islamic thought and Mideast politics over almost two centuries, viewed through the ...

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    Halide Edib Adivar

    The Turkish author and activist Halide Edib (also sometimes spelled as Edip) Adivar is one of the influential women highlighted by de Bellaigue in The Islamic Enlightenment, for her literary talent as well as her ardent nationalist allegiance. She ... Beyond the Book
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    The Leavers
    by Lisa Ko

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    The day before Deming Guo saw his mother for the last time, she surprised him at school. A navy blue hat sat low on her forehead, scarf around her neck like a big brown snake....

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    Detention Centers

    In Lisa Ko's The Leavers, the scenes of Peilan, the mother, abruptly transported to the fictional Ardsleyville immigration detention center are frightening. She is interned in an unheated room with other women, glaring lights on overhead 24/7. She's ... Beyond the Book
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    Wonderful Feels Like This
    by Sara Lovestam

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    High school is hard; or perhaps, more accurately, growing up and finding oneself is hard. This is one of the truest universal experiences for us – no matter in what ...

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    Jazz, Sweden, and WWII

    While most people might think of Harlem, New Orleans, or Paris when they think of jazz music, Swedish jazz is the thread that binds the past and present in the lives of Steffi and Alvar in Sara Lövestam's Wonderful Feels Like This. Alvar is ... Beyond the Book

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    The Scribe of Siena
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    The One-in-a-Million Boy

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