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October 2020

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Grown

YOUNG ADULT

Grown

by Tiffany D. Jackson

African-American

Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation—the seductive abuse of older men who prey on teen girls—providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls.

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Fifty Words for Rain

HISTORICAL FICTION

Fifty Words for Rain

by Asha Lemmie

African-American Japanese

Spanning decades and continents, this is a dazzling epic about the ties that bind, the ties that give you strength, and what it means to be free. A GMA Book Club Pick and New York Times Bestseller!

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Dominicana

COMING OF AGE

Dominicana

by Angie Cruz

Latinx

Shortlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction, this novel is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world

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Before Night Falls

MEMOIR

Before Night Falls

by Reinaldo Arenas

Latinx/LGBTQ

The acclaimed memoir of LGBTQ Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas chronicling his tumultuous yet luminary life, from his impoverished upbringing in Cuba to his imprisonment at the hands of a Communist regime.

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And Now She's Gone

THRILLER

And Now She's Gone

by Rachel Howzell Hall

African-American

Featuring two complicated women in a dangerous cat and mouse game, this debut novel explores the nature of secrets ― and how violence and fear can lead you to abandon everything in order to survive.

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