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From Socrates to Steam: Student Agency Fuels Potential By Connie Brown M. Ed Cover Image
$22.46
ISBN: 9781953360120
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Published: Gifted Unlimited - August 1st, 2022

We know that video games keep people engaged for hours on end, and research indicates that this is due, in good part, to player agency. That is, the ability for the person playing the game to make significant choices that have consequences to the outcome of the game. How can this idea be replicated in the classroom?


Fruit Punch: A Memoir By Kendra Allen Cover Image
$24.29
ISBN: 9780063048539
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Published: Ecco - August 9th, 2022

An arresting and one-of-a-kind memoir about the alternately exultant and harrowing trip growing up as a Black child desperate to create a clear reality for herself in this country


National Parks A to Z: Adventure from Acadia to Zion! By Gus D'Angelo Cover Image
$17.06
ISBN: 9781680515879
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Published: Mountaineers Books - August 1st, 2022

  • Each letter features a different national park
  • Entertains with lively art, engaging creatures, and alliteration
  • Addresses important issues like Leave No Trace, accessibility, animal safety, and more


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Walking in My Joy: In These Streets By Jenifer Lewis Cover Image
$26.09
ISBN: 9780063079656
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Amistad - August 30th, 2022

A new offering from the author of the hugely successful Mother of Black Hollywood.


After the Ivory Tower Falls: How College Broke the American Dream and Blew Up Our Politics—and How to Fix It By Will Bunch Cover Image
$26.09
ISBN: 9780063076990
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Published: William Morrow - August 2nd, 2022

From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Will Bunch, the epic untold story of college—the great political and cultural fault line of American life

"This book is simply terrific." —Heather Cox Richardson, publisher of the "Letters from an American" Substack


The Science of Strong Women: The True Stories Behind Your Favorite Fictional Feminists By Rhiannon Lee, Alice Needham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rhiannon Lee, Alice Needham (Illustrator)
$13.49
ISBN: 9781510770874
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Published: Skyhorse - August 2nd, 2022

Discover all there is to know about strong women in fiction: Hermione Granger, Wonder Woman, Princess Leia, and more!

A strong woman is not just a badass lady who solves her problems with a high kick and a sassy comeback, all the while looking fabulous in a cape (although the cape is a plus!).


Of One Blood (MIT Press / Radium Age) By Pauline Hopkins, Minister Faust (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Pauline Hopkins, Minister Faust (Introduction by)
$17.96
ISBN: 9780262544290
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Published: The MIT Press - August 2nd, 2022

A mixed-race Harvard medical student stumbles upon a hidden Ethiopian city, the inhabitants of which possess both advanced technologies and mystical powers.


United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope By Lenny Duncan Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781506483061
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Published: Broadleaf Books - August 2nd, 2022

This lyrical testament to life as 'a blind date with mercy' will challenge and inspire. --Publishers Weekly Starred Review]


I Want to Be Mad for a While! By Barney Saltzberg, Barney Saltzberg (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338666540
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Published: Orchard Books - August 2nd, 2022

Discover an exploration of BIG feelings that is perfect for fans of social-emotional bestsellers When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry and My Mouth Is a Volcano, from the bestselling author of Beautiful Oops!, Barney Saltzberg!

Sometimes it helps when we talk.

Sometimes there's nothing to say.

I just need a little alone tim


Stand Up!: 10 Mighty Women Who Made a Change By Brittney Cooper, Cathy Ann Johnson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781338763850
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Published: Orchard Books - August 2nd, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author of Eloquent Rage comes a powerful, groundbreaking picture book debut introducing young readers to ten revolutionary Black women -- both historical and contemporary -- who changed the world for the better, inspiring readers today to know their strength, to be brave, and to STAND UP!

“A breakthrough...


The End: Revised and Expanded By Anders Nilsen Cover Image
$22.49
ISBN: 9781683965633
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Published: Fantagraphics - August 2nd, 2022

Assembled from work done in Anders Nilsen’s sketchbooks over the course of the year following the death of his fiancée, Cheryl Weaver, in 2005, The End is a collection of short strips about loss, paralysis, waiting, and transformation — a physical manifestation of grief.


Hello, World! Kids' Guides: Exploring the Solar System By Jill McDonald Cover Image
$11.69
ISBN: 9780593482049
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2022

The best-selling Hello, World! board book series expands into picture books, for Hello, World! kids who are ready for the next step.

Kids who enjoy looking up at space and dreaming of exploring the solar system will love this lively, fact-filled, illustrated tour of our galaxy, with engaging information on every page:


The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson By Robert S. Levine Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781324021797
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 2nd, 2022

Robert S. Levine foregrounds the viewpoints of Black Americans on Reconstruction in his absorbing account of the struggle between the great orator Frederick Douglass and President Andrew Johnson.


The Last White Man: A Novel By Mohsin Hamid Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780593538814
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 2nd, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE SUMMER BY TIME, ELLE, USA TODAY, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND MORE


“Perhaps Hamid’s most remarkable work yet … an extraordinary vision of human possibility.” –Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies


Mademoiselle Revolution By Zoe Sivak Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780593336038
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Published: Berkley - August 2nd, 2022

A powerful, engrossing story of a biracial heiress who escapes to Paris when the Haitian Revolution burns across her island home. But as she works her way into the inner circle of Robespierre and his mistress, she learns that not even oceans can stop the flames of revolution.


How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying) By Cristina Fernandez Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780063114302
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 2nd, 2022

A romantic coming-of-age story about growing up, falling in love, and surviving life—all set in the world of superheroes—from debut author Cristina Fernandez, proving that you don’t need a superpower to be the hero of your own origin story, perfect for fans of The Rest of Us Just Live Here and Renegades.


Flipping Forward Twisting Backward By Alma Fullerton Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781682633663
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Published: Peachtree - August 2nd, 2022

A high-energy novel in verse starring a fifth grader who is almost as devoted to competitive gymnastics as she is to hiding her poor reading skills. What happens when Claire’s secret starts unraveling?


All the Ruined Men: Stories By Bill Glose Cover Image
$25.19
ISBN: 9781250279880
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 2nd, 2022

For readers of Phil Klay, Kevin Powers, and Tim O'Brien: Dramatic, powerful, authentic short stories of soldiers fighting a "forever war," in combat and back home.


Snowmen at Halloween By Caralyn M. Buehner, Mark E. Buehner (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593529102
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Published: Dial Books - August 2nd, 2022

The snowmen are getting their Halloween costumes ready for the latest board book in this New York Times bestselling series. Look for the hidden image on every page!

Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do when we're not watching?


Booked Graphic Novel (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
$11.69
ISBN: 9780358161820
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Published: Clarion Books - August 2nd, 2022

In this electrifying follow-up to Kwame Alexander's Newbery winner The Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage. A New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Longlist nominee, now in a graphic novel edition featuring art from Dawud Anyabwile.


Kind Like Fred Rogers By Nick Esposito, Ricardo Tokumoto (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nick Esposito, Ricardo Tokumoto (Illustrator)
$13.49
ISBN: 9781638190790
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Published: Bushel & Peck Books - August 2nd, 2022

"A mix of prose and colorful comic panels make for a fast-moving story affirming the power of kindness and empathy."--Kirkus Reviews

The first book in the Good Guys Agency series


Can't Get Enough Space Stuff: Fun Facts, Awesome Info, Cool Games, Silly Jokes, and More! By Stephanie Drimmer, Julie Beer Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9781426372803
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Published: National Geographic Kids - August 2nd, 2022

Blast off with the perfect combination of facts, stories, photos, and fun all about what lies beyond Earth's atmosphere—SPACE!


How to Fall Out of Love Madly: A Novel By Jana Casale Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9780593447727
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Published: The Dial Press - August 2nd, 2022

“Three relatable thirty somethings drive this ode to womanhood. Learning the hard way to love themselves, the women teach invaluable lessons.”—People

“Everyone who loves Sally Rooney should be reading Jana Casale!”—Julie Buntin, author of Marlena

 


Asian American Histories of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY) By Catherine Ceniza Choy Cover Image
$24.26
ISBN: 9780807050798
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Published: Beacon Press - August 2nd, 2022

An inclusive and landmark history, emphasizing how essential Asian American experiences are to any understanding of US history


Ben and Beatriz By Katalina Gamarra Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781525899959
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Published: Graydon House - August 2nd, 2022

There's nothing like falling for your worst enemy.


Truth Has a Power of Its Own: Conversations about a People's History By Howard Zinn Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781620977316
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Published: New Press - August 2nd, 2022

American history told from the bottom up by Howard Zinn himself--and the perfect all-ages introduction to his eye-opening viewpoint, published on Zinn's hundredth birthday


Long Past Summer By Noué Kirwan Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781335448828
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Published: Hqn - August 2nd, 2022

"Nou Kirwan's exquisitely-written debut left me breathless." --Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author of The Dating Playbook

It's hard to move on from a broken heart--and harder to move on from a broken friendship.


Batman Is Jesus By Siku Cover Image
By Siku
$15.29
ISBN: 9781506484631
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Published: Fortress Press - August 2nd, 2022

Artist-theologian Siku, creator of The Manga Bible and artist on Judge Dredd, introduces the concept of Narrative Theology - and the specific subset of Graphic Theology - that informs his unique work and ministry.


On Critical Race Theory: Why It Matters & Why You Should Care By Victor Ray Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780593446447
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Published: Random House - August 2nd, 2022

What exactly is critical race theory? This concise and accessible exploration demystifies a crucial framework for understanding and fighting racial injustice in the United States.

“A clear-eyed, expert field guide.”—Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of Thick

 


Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052-2072 By M. E. O'Brien, Eman Abdelhadi Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9781942173588
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Published: Common Notions - August 2nd, 2022

By the middle of the twenty-first century, war, famine, economic collapse, and climate catastrophe had toppled the world's governments. In the 2050s, the insurrections reached the nerve center of global capitalism--New York City.