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First appearing in 1971 as a one-time insert in New York Magazine, Ms. has been published as a regular magazine since 1972. Co-founded by feminist Gloria Steinem, the magazine is currently published by…
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)
Alexandre Dumas
The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book (2008)
Neil Gaiman
Nobody Owens, Bod for short, lives in a graveyard. Yes, you read correctly, a graveyard. He lives among tombstones and the ghosts that inhabit the underneath of those stones. He is raised by a lovely elderly…
The Mirror and the Mask
The Mirror and the Mask (2009)
Ellen Hart
Minneapolis restaurateur and part-time investigator Jane Lawless agrees to help Annie Archer’s lost stepfather, not knowing that doing so will uncover all kinds of dangerous secrets.
We Are the Ship: the story of Negro League Baseball
We Are the Ship: the story of Negro League Baseball (2005)
Kadir  Nelson
Kadir Nelson introduces young audiences to the little known Negro National League in the 1920's. Combining his award winning illustrations with well-written history, Nelson tells the story of how African-Americans…

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