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Dunya Khair, a published writer in an unnamed Muslim country, is wasting away in prison. In her cell with only a mouse and insects for company, Dunya reflects on the events of her life that led to her imprisonment: her outspokenness, her calling to write the truth, and her declaration of apostasy. In her country, not being Muslim is a heinous crime; the only thing worse is writing about not being Muslim. But prison is only the beginning of Dunya’s journey.

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Dunya Khair is a 30-something journalist living under Muslim law. When she publishes a series of honest articles expressing critiques of current patriarchal systems and discussing controversial topics (primarily centered around gender equality and apostasy), she experiences more than the anticipated mixture of backlash and acclaim.

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Prince Jasper of Thisley and his father are fighting. Jasper is punished and hopes for a way out of his duties. However, as he works in the stables, he sees his punishment in a different perspective. Meanwhile, on the other side of the mountains, Jasper's sister is giving birth. Jasper's mom decides to visit her, after her daughter pleads for her to come to Concordia. To keep her husband and Jasper from fighting, she insists that Jasper tag along. Jasper doesn't like this idea but decides that it it's for the best.

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Roses in the Dragon Den is a book following Karina, Charlie, and their estranged uncle, Diego Rosas, on their incredible journey through another world. After seven years, the twins, Karina and Charlie, are meeting their famous, survival-expert-extraordinaire uncle for only the second time in their lives. Their memories of uncle Diego are warm ones, where they would be enraptured with Diego's tales about dragons. Diego is going to celebrate his birthday with his nephew and niece in Switzerland, where they are going to ski and eat Swiss chocolate.

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Lily Lo, the main character in Lily Lo and the Wonton Maker by Frances Lee Hall, is a nine-year-old girl who loves playing soccer. Lily’s widowed mother can’t come to her soccer games because she’s too busy working, which leaves only Lily’s grandfather, Gung Gung, to watch her play. Lily tries hard to help Gung Gung fit in with all the other enthusiastic, cheering parents, but all her grandfather seems to do during the games is read and clip coupons from the newspaper.

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LaLa wakes up in a mood. A bad mood. She doesn’t know why, and she doesn’t care. Mom doesn’t let LaLa’s bad mood take her down. Instead, she seems cheerful, but why? Will Mom’s advice change LaLa’s day from horrible to wonderful?

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Harley Quinn is known as the class clown at Super Hero High. She runs her own web series called Harley’s Quinntessentials and is obsessed with ratings and getting the scoop on the latest news ahead of serious teen journalist Lois Lane. The rest of her friends and classmates: Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Big Barda, Katana, Beast Boy, and The Flash help her out whenever possible, even when they grow tired of her practical jokes and hyper personality.

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LaLa is mad because everything that could go wrong that day did. She is not made cheerful, even by the strawberries on the counter. Her mom asks her what’s wrong and tries to help. LaLa needs to figure out what will help her not be angry, because being angry is no fun! What positive solution can be found?

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Untangle the amazing world of dolphins as Susan Casey shares her adventures in this informative book. Her book makes you feel like you are in the ocean exploring the underwater world with dolphins as giudes. Get your scuba gear on, dive in, and explore the wonderful world of dolphins. You are sure to learn more about the incredible species. Go explore, and have fun.

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