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Thousands of crimes in Akutsu by Tom Lin

An orphan young man, the son of a Chinese immigrant, Akutsu was raised by the infamous leader of a California criminal organization. However, when Ming fell in love with Ada, the daughter of a powerful railroad king, and the two elopements, he seized the opportunity to escape to another life. Shortly thereafter, in a violent assault, a big man kidnapped Ada and recruited Min to the Central Pacific Railroad.

New Teeth: The Story of Simon Rich

Two murderous pirates find a child stowaway on board and try to balance looting and co-parenting. A wolf-raised woman prepares for her parents’ annual Thanksgiving visit. The aging mutant superhero was forced to learn humility when the mayor kicked him to work at a desk upstairs. And in the hard-boiled caper “The Big Nap,” a tired two-year-old detective struggles to understand that “the world has gone crazy.”

Leone Ross Popisho

Somewhere far or near, there is an archipelago called Popisho. A place of stunning beauty and unruly pranks, fate and mystery, and a place in need of change. Everyone in Popisho was born with something small — something, a boy, a little extra. The local name was cors. It’s magic, but it’s more than magic. It’s a gift, yes. From the gods: something that cannot be expressed in your own words.

A. Portrait of a mirror by Natasha Zhukovskiy

Wes and Diana are privileged, well-educated, self-involved New Yorkers who may not want to like you, but can’t help but want to like you. Wes would have weakened any woman’s knees — except for any woman, perhaps his wife. Cunning and brilliant, Diana possesses her own charming weapon and is easily deployed against Wes in a war of constant will and rhetorical sparring.

Non-Fiction

Chasing me to my grave: A memoir of Jim Crow South’s artist by Winfredo Rembert

Winfred Rembert grew up in a family of Georgian field workers and participated in the civil rights movement as a teenager. He was arrested after escaping the demonstration, survived near a law enforcement lynching, and spent seven years in a chain gang. Meanwhile, he met the unabashed Patzi, who would become his wife. A few years later, at the age of 51, with the encouragement of Patzi, he began painting scenes from a young age, using the leather tooling techniques he learned in prison.

Women on Waves: Cultural History of Surfing: From Ancient Goddess and Hawaiian Queen to Jim Kempton’s Malibu Movie Star and Millennial Champion

In the last 200 years, especially the last 50 years, the surfing lifestyle has become the envy of people all over the world. Awareness of the sun, sand, waves, strong young women and their unique styles has spawned a booming lifestyle and sports industry, as well as the sport that debuted at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. A big change from when the colonists tried to erase all traces of Native Hawaiian surfing and its sacred culture.

Slonim Woods 9: Memoir by Daniel Barban Levin

Daniel Barban Levin was one of the first residents of Slonim Woods 9. From the moment Daniel set foot on Sarah Lawrence’s idyllic campus to the two years he spent under Megalomania, this brave, lyrical and redeeming memoir made a group of friends aware of the world. Before I knew it, I was led to a cult from the university.

Shutdown: How Adam Tooze’s Covid rocked the world economy

The impact of 2020, big and small, has disrupted the world economy, international affairs, and the daily lives of almost everyone on the planet. The entire world economy has not shrunk by 20% in a matter of weeks, and even in the historical record of modern capitalism, there has never been a moment when 95% of the world economy was suffering at the same time. Hundreds of millions of people around the world have lost their jobs.

for children

Lizzie demands a seat!Beth Anderson

New York City, 1854: 24-year-old African-American teacher and church organist Elizabeth’Lizzie’Jennings ran behind the church and tried to board a tram with plenty of vacant seats. The conductor blocked her way, saying she had to wait for the tram designated for “her people.” Lizzie realized that it was more important to confront the injustice than to go to church that day, and took advantage of her courage. The Jennings v. Third Avenue Railroad Company was the first recorded court decision to allow equal access to all races on public transport. Lizzie’s lawyer is future US President Chester Arthur, and their victory will pave the way for others like Rosa Parks a century later to continue the fight for equality across the United States.

Age: 8-12 years



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