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January 2016

This month’s Cool and New roundup includes PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken, the first book in a series of the same name that follows Etta, a talented violinist, and Nicholas, a sea captain, on a time-traveling trip in search of a precious object; FRONT LINES by Michael Grant, which explores an alternate World War II in which women were eligible for the draft; and

January 2015

In January’s Cool and New Roundup, we have X: A Novel, a fictionalized retelling of human rights activist Malcolm X’s childhood and teenage years in Michigan, Boston and the glittering lights of Harlem, by Kekla Magoon and Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz; KILLING TIME IN CRYSTAL CITY by National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch, which features a boy named Kevin with a broken arm who runs away to his e

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