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Sarah, The Palouse Library Branch Manager, Stands In Front Of A Blue Patterned Background, Holding A First Edition Copy Of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter By Carson McCullers.

Sarah’s “To-Be Read” List

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng:

Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a university library. For a decade, their lives have been governed by laws written to preserve “American culture” in the wake of years of economic instability and violence. To keep the peace and restore prosperity, libraries have been forced to remove books seen as unpatriotic—including the work of Bird’s mother, a Chinese American poet who left the family when he was nine years old. Bird has grown up disavowing his mother and her poems, but when he receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, he is pulled into a quest to find her.  

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Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah: 

Told in a series of voices, Calling for a Blanket Dance takes us into the life of Ever Geimausaddle and through the multigenerational perspectives of his part-Cherokee, part-Mexican family as they soldier through a myriad of difficultiesHow will this young man visualize a place for himself when the world hasn’t given him a place to start? 

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James:

 Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written an adventure that’s also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf explores the fundamentals of truths, the limits of power, the excesses of ambition, and our need to understand them all. 

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