Wild BeautyBook - 2017
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Library shelves are filling fast with new teen titles from the fall publishing season! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t fret. Start with these five fabulous titles featuring girls of color. Randa Abdel-Fattah's The Lines We Cross follows Mina, a Muslim Afghani-Australian teen attending prep school on scholarship, and Michael, a white student from a very Islamophobic family. When the two … (more)
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McLemore offers another beautifully written story incorporating magical realism and Latin American culture. The women in Estrella’s family possess the power to make flowers grow from their hands, but they’re also cursed: if they fall in love, the men vanish.
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For a hundred years, La Pradera has bloomed under the hands of the Nomeolvides women, five in every generation, whose magic brings to life what was once a barren landscape unfit for farming. But the Nomeolvides women are cursed; any man that they love too much, who stays too long, will disappear into La Pradera, never to be seen again. They have lived with this pain for generations, defined and shaped by it. So when Estrella and her four cousins make an offering to the land, and a boy appears, a boy who seems to be out of his time, a whisper of hope goes through the family. Fel has no memory of how he came to La Pradera, but what if he was the disappeared lover of a long ago Nomeolvide woman? But even as the women begin to hope that their lost loves may not be lost forever, the arrival of a new member of the family that owns the land they are bound to threatens everything they have built.
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