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Check out these awesome reads at the Finkelstein Library:

Bull by David Elliot – This new take on the Greek myth of the minotaur is written in verse, but this is not your mama’s poetry!  Told from alternating perspectives, this book reads more like a Hamilton-esque rap than anything else.  Meet Asterion, a boy with the body of a human and the head of a bull, whose mother loves him dearly…but his stepfather has a grudge.  When Poseidon god of the sea gets involved, hilarity and misery ensues. 

The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah – Did you know October is Muslim Heritage month?  Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes with this novel set in Australia.  Mina is a Muslim Afghani refugee who has lived in Australia since she was a child.  Her family’s restaurant does well…when it’s not being targeted by the new political group Aussie Values.  Michael’s dad is the founder of Aussie Values, and until now Michael has blindly agreed with his parents political beliefs.  That is, until he meets Mina.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Based on a quote from Tupac, this book investigates what it is like to grow up Black in America.  Starr is part of two worlds: her home like in the hood where is saw her childhood friend murdered in a drive by, and her school life in her private mostly-white school.  One night, her friend Khalil is shot by a police officer when he’s driving Starr home from a party.  Suddenly, the line between Starr’s home life and school life is wider than ever.