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Discover your next read and go beyond the page with the latest trailers and author videos. Hear from authors of biography, memoir, current events, historical literary fiction, mysteries, sports books and more.

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    Zeyn Joukhadar on the Portrayal of Queer and Trans Characters in Literature

    Zeyn Joukhadar on the Portrayal of Queer and Trans Characters in Literature

    Zeyn Joukhadar, author of The Thirty Names of Night, discusses the importance of featuring the journeys of queer, trans, Muslim, and immigrant characters in his books. Delving into the lives of queer and trans ancestors, Zeyn connects us to people in our pasts who were always there but often erased. A novel about finding community for survival, for care, and for love, The Thirty Names of Night "is a feat" (R.O. Kwon).

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    Author Susie Yang On Her Debut Novel White Ivy

    Author Susie Yang On Her Debut Novel White Ivy

    Debut novelist Susie Yang describes how she came to write her critically acclaimed–and Today Show “Read With Jenna” Book Club Pick–novel, White Ivy. White Ivy follows a young woman, Ivy Lin, and how her crush on a privileged former classmate becomes a story of love, lies, and dark obsession, offering stark insights into the immigrant experience, as it hurtles to its electrifying ending.

    "A twisty, unputdownable psychological thriller. Clear your schedule." — People, Book of the Week

    "A truly addictive read." — Glamour

    “White Ivy is an enthralling, thrill of a book. It is fascinating to spend time inside Ivy's mind, unique and unapologetic in its bold (and often bad) decisions. A story of many cultures both clashing and converging, White Ivy's many twists and turns will surprise you until the very last page." — Molly Sprayregen, Associated Press

    "Susie Yang delves into class warfare and deceit in the season's biggest debut" — Entertainment Weekly

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    Star Wars Crochet Finger Puppets

    Star Wars Crochet Finger Puppets

    The Force is strong in this kit, and you can summon it right to your hand! Crochet 10 characters from the Rebels and the Empire, put one on each finger, and then let the battle begin! The kit contains an 80-page instruction book with step-by-step directions and full-color photos, a crochet hook, safety eyes, stuffing, a metal tapestry needle, and all the yarn you'll need to create Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker puppets. Create the rest of the characters with yarn of your choice, and you might just save the galaxy!

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    Explore the Human Body

    Explore the Human Body

    In Explore the Human Body, a fascinating three-dimensional presentation allows in-depth, hands-on exploration of the most amazing machine in the world—you. This unique “model” can be deconstructed and rebuilt layer by layer, system by system, just by turning the page, so the reader can see how each part of the body is connected to the others. The complexities of the human body can be daunting, particularly for children, so by combining a 3-D model with informative text and pictures, Explore the Human Body helps children understand how all the major systems of the body work together to enable us to breathe, move, and interact with the world around us.

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    52 Nature Craft Projects

    52 Nature Craft Projects

    Use materials foraged from the great outdoors to create visually inspiring art, gifts, decorations, and home accessories. This collection of 52 clever ideas is packed with small, no-fuss projects that are demonstrated using step-by-step photography—one engaging project for each week of the year. Find inspiration in the beauty of the natural world, and use stones, twigs, leaves, seeds, flowers, and other items to add your own special touch to each piece.

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    Barack Obama Speeches

    Barack Obama Speeches

    You'll be inspired to be the change you wish to see in the world as you read through this collection of speeches delivered by Barack Obama. These messages of hope for a more perfect union in America will appeal to readers across the political spectrum. From pre-presidential oratory to his farewell address, the former president covers issues of race, unemployment, natural disasters, public tragedies, and his legacy of health care reform. This beautiful leather-bound volume with a foil-stamped cover design will become one of your most treasured library volumes.

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