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Jackpot by Nic Stone - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781984829627
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

A book to remind us of the giving spirit of the holidays. Impoverished Rico teams up with affluent Zan in an enlightening journey which showcases the detriments of living “paycheck to paycheck.” In classic Nic Stone style we are introduced to a host of diverse and supportive characters that make this work sing. Stone touches on absurdity, romance, and generosity of spirit, leaving the reader not with a bitter taste of the unfairness of it all, but rather a belief in the possibility of our actions being the means for change. ~ Reviewed by Dous Madany


Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border by Mitali Perkins - Book Review

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By Mitali Perkins, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374303730
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 10th, 2019

Sometimes when you read border stories or immigration stories you get caught up in hopelessness, like you’re hearing about the aftermath of a tragedy. Between Us And Abuela is the kind of story that rejects tragedy with the force of the human spirit and goodwill. You close the pages believing we’re that much closer to all people being treated equally and that simple human goodness will win out. I love this book for its different angle and restorative value. ~ Reviewed by Dous Madany


Mob Psycho 100 Volume 1 by ONE - Book Review

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By ONE, ONE (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781506709871
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Published: Dark Horse Manga - November 6th, 2018

The creator of One-Punch man, One, delivers yet another laugh-out-loud comedy. Yet this one (no pun) has his own artwork. And it deals with a young kid striving to become stronger without the assistance of his tremendous psychic powers. With each inch of progress, Mob shows us and those surrounding him what true strength is. ~ Reviewed by Firdous Madany


One-Punch Man, Vol. 1 (One Punch Man #1) by ONE - Book Review

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By ONE, Yusuke Murata (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781421585642
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - September 1st, 2015

A laugh-out-loud manga comedy that pokes fun of any superhero story, origin situation, battle anything, while remaining utterly serious. Staring bored, overpowered, self named hero Saitama. You might want some privacy for this one, you will end up braying like a donkey. ~ Reviewed by Firdous Madany


Fruits Basket Another, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781975353391
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Published: Yen Press - July 24th, 2018

The award winning Fruits Basket retold! Whole new characters, completely different Sohmas, the same wrting craft that made this manga a bestseller in multiple countries, gives you a coming of age story, that strikes the heart. Sawa Mitoma fills the legacy of Toru Honda wonderfully.


Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1: Includes vols. 1, 2 & 3 by Hiromu Arakawa - Book Review

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By Hiromu Arakawa, Hiromu Arakawa (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781421540184
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - June 7th, 2011

The basic tenet of alchemy: “ to create, something of equal value must be lost” and the Elric brothers know intimately the loss that comes with aspiring to be creators. Edward and Alphonse show you a perseverance of family never seen before on their journey to right their mistake. paying homage to the ways in which family can harm as well. ~ Reviewed by Firdous Madany


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