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Picture Us In the Light Cover Image
ISBN: 9781484734117
Availability: Available for Special Order. Usually Arrives in our Store within in 1-5 Business Days.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2019

This book completely captured my heart! It's a story that follows Danny Cheng, a young artist heading off to college, but whose life starts unraveling as the anniversary of a tragedy at school approaches and secrets about both family and friends surface. Kelly Loy Gilbert's lyrical writing perfectly captures what it is to be in high school and come into yourself as a person. I loved how the timeline jumped between past and present, allowing relationships to beautifully unfold in nonlinear ways. Never preachy, the story touches on immigration, poverty, adoption, suicide, and coming out, leading to a stunning ending that completely moved me. Such a beautiful book!

Worm Loves Worm Cover Image
By J. J. Austrian, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062386335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 5th, 2016