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Sofie grew up in a household that was a passionate about storytelling. While she didn't appreciate it much as a child, now she loves stories so much that she never leaves the house without a book. Sofie finds coming of age stories to be the most compelling. She will read across all genres but her favorite remains Magical Realism. 

Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali

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ISBN: 9781534442726
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - April 30th, 2019

Over spring break, two teens meet in Doha, Qatar. One has been suspended from school by the actions of her Islamophobic teacher. The other has been diagnosed with MS. Both are devout Muslims and together they have one of the best romances I have ever had the pleasure of reading.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Crown - March 8th, 2011

This book chronicles the life and afterlife of Henrietta Lacks, a poor black woman who after being diagnosed with cancer had her cells taken by doctors. The cells, now known as HeLa cells, are still alive today and have changed the science industry. Henrietta and her family however had no idea of the impact she had on science and medicine. Now they are finally getting the recognition they deserve.


The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark

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ISBN: 9781250294807
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Published: Tordotcom - February 19th, 2019

An alternate history of Cairo in the early 20th century. Featuring: djinn, suffragettes, sentient automatons and a detective duo from a supernatural agency! Also a nominee for the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novella!


How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana

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ISBN: 9780062470157
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 15th, 2018

How Dare the Sun Rise follows a young Congolese refugee named Sandra as she reminisces about her life before war tore her country and family apart and how she brings to change to America, one story at a time.


Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

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ISBN: 9780802129628
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Published: Grove Press - September 17th, 2019

This cute, little unassuming book holds a deeper message about being comfortable with your routine and not letting others dictate your life. A very charming book that has stuck with me years after having read it.


The Honey Bus

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ISBN: 9780778309758
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Published: Park Row - March 17th, 2020

Part intimate memoir, part informative text on beekeeping, 100% a beautiful read. The Honey Bus is a dedication to a grandfather's love for his granddaughter and the honey bees in his care. If you liked Educated, you'll like the Honey Bus.


The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang

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ISBN: 9781626723634
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Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

In the mood for a historical fairy tale featuring a cross-dressing Prince Charming, a heroine reminiscent of Haruhi Fujioka, and a sweet romance that challenges gender norms? Look no further! The Prince and the Dressmaker is the book for you!


Here We Are: Feminism For the Real World, by Kelly Jensen

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ISBN: 9781616205867
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 24th, 2017

Wonderful collection! I have never come across one more intersectional and inclusive as this one. Featuring the voices of women of color, LGBT+ members, disabled women and many more. This is a feminist must-read!


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