May 5, 2020
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Set in a city along the Silk Road that is a refuge for those of all faiths, a young woman is threatened by the war between two clans of powerful djinn.
When the Order of Babel seeks out treasure-hunter and hotelier Saeverin Montagnet-Alarie to find an ancient artifact, Saeverin calls on an unlikely band of experts to help him.
A Persian-American youth who prefers pop culture to the traditions of his mixed family struggles with clinical depression and the misunderstandings of older relatives while bonding with a boy who helps him embrace his Iranian heritage.
Risking her life by disguising herself as a boy to secure the position of imperial tailor, Maia is given the impossible task of sewing three magic gowns representing the sun, moon and stars for the emperor's reluctant bride-to-be.
Withdrawing into solitude after enduring a year of cruel prejudice in the aftermath of September 11, Muslim teen Shirin, an enthusiastic break dancer, struggles to trust a boy who is the first friend who really seems to want to know her.
Pan, Emily X.R.
A teen grieving the loss of her mother travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time and search for her mother's spirit, while also uncovering tragic family secrets and struggling to reconcile the truth about how her mother's life really ended.
When Norris, a black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as cliches from "a bad '90s teen movie."
Drawn back to his mother's homeland by the utopian promises of the Franco regime in 1957 Madrid, the photographer son of an oil tycoon bonds with a girl who raises his awareness about the lingering shadows of the Spanish Civil War.
Torn between his love for his white girlfriend and his sense of duty to the matchmaking parents who made hard sacrifices to move to the United States, a Korean-American teen looks for solutions, along with a friend who has a similar problem.
I am an adult services librarian who likes short walks to the fridge and long evenings at the park walking the dogs with my husband. To keep my imagination open, I read and watch a little of everything-- from crazy unreliable narrator thrillers to lighthearted rom-coms to fascinating nonfiction. I can be bribed with tacos.