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Smoke Kings
Smoke Kings
by Jahmal Mayfield

After his cousin is murdered, young Black political activist Nate Evers, along with three friends, kidnaps descendants of long-ago perpetrators of hate crimes, forcing them to pay reparations to a community fund.

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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
by McBride, James

When a skeleton is unearthed in Chicken Hill, PA, in 1972, a cast of characters—living on the margins of white, Christian America—guard a secret, especially the part the town’s white establishment played in it.

The Stardust Thief
The Stardust Thief
by Chelsea Abdullah

A hunter and seller of illegal magic, Loulie al-Nazari, after saving the life of a cowardly prince, is blackmailed into finding an ancient lamp, drawing her into a world where nothing is what it seems and where she must decide who she will become.

Good Night, Irene
Good Night, Irene
by Urrea, Luis Alberto

After D-Day, two Red Cross women, Irene Woodward and Dorothy Dunford join the Allied soldiers streaming into France where they are embroiled in danger, from the Battle of the Bulge to the liberation of Buchenwald.

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Chain Gang All-Stars
Chain Gang All-Stars
by Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame

The star of a popular, but controversial for-profit program in the private prison industry that basically turns prisoners into gladiators contemplates freedom.

Yellowface
Yellowface
by Kuang, R F

After the death of her literary rival in an accident, author June Hayward steals her just-finished masterpiece, sending it to her agent as her own work, but as evidence threatens her success, she discovers just how far she’ll go.

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All My Rage
All My Rage
by Sabaa Tahir

A family extending from Pakistan to California, deals with generations of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness. Ages 15-18.

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
by Sean Sherman

An introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders.

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Shutter
Shutter
by Ramona Emerson

A forensic photographer, who sees the ghosts of crime victims who point her toward the clues the other investigators overlook, is caught in the crosshairs of one of Albuquerque’s most dangerous cartels when a furious ghost sets her on a path of vengeance.

White Horse
White Horse
by Erika T. Wurth

An Indigenous woman must face her past when she discovers a bracelet haunted by her mother’s spirit.

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