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“If I Had a Gryphon” by Vikki VanSickle “This picture book is a fun introduction to creatures of myth and fantasy. Wonderfully illustrated by Cale Atkinson, it has a flowing rhyme structure that keeps the reader engaged. The young narrator has just received her first pet: a hamster who doesn’t do much more than eat […]

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Asylum bookcover a Memoir and manifesto by Edafe Okporo. Cover features black wavy horizontal lines with orange writing.

“Asylum: A Memoir & Manifesto” by Edafe Okporo “The author, an activist and asylee, shares his experience seeking asylum in America with readers in a way that is accessible and direct. Many Americans live oblivious to the cruelty and dehumanizing process asylees face when they arrive in our country. Edafe left Nigeria because he was […]

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“Becoming Colorado: The Centennial State in 100 Objects” by William Wei “This book explores our state’s long history through 100 museum items. From prehistoric arrowheads and baskets to the fad cultural phenomenon of Crocs, you can open to any page and learn something neat about the wonderful place we call home. You can visit the […]

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“The Less People Know About Us” by Axton Betz-Hamilton “Betz-Hamilton, a scholar who studies identity theft, wrote this thoughtful memoir chronicling the decades her own family spent struggling with stolen identities. She tells the story with all the command of an expert and all the searing clarity of the only daughter of a dysfunctional family. […]

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“The House in the Cerulean Sea” by T.J. Klune Linus Baker is a straight-laced rule-following caseworker who lives alone with his cat. He is working for the Department of Magical Youth when he is called on by Extremely Upper Management for a special classified task, which requires him to relocate to an orphanage located on […]

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Books in a Bag makes selecting books for your book club easy. There is a large list of books available that range from popular books to classics. Boulder Public Library staff members put eight copies of your chosen book together with background material and discussion questions, so you are completely prepared. Books in a Bag […]