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    BEST WE COULD DO ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR SC (C: 0-1-0)

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    The Best We Could Do explores the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child. Thi Bui documents her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s and the diffiulties they faced building new lives for themselves in America. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, The Best We Could Do examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home, providing inspiration to all who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.

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    BLANKETS GN (D&Q ED) (MR)

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    Blankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice. Craig Thompson’s poignant graphic memoir plays out against the backdrop of a Midwestern winterscape: finely-hewn linework draws together a portrait of small town life, a rigorously fundamentalist Christian childhood, and a lonely, emotionally mixed-up adolescence. Under an engulfing blanket of snow, Craig and Raina fall in love at winter church camp, revealing to one another their struggles with faith and their dreams of escape. This groundbreaking graphic novel, winner of two Eisner and three Harvey Awards, is an eloquent portrait of adolescent yearning; first love (and first heartache); faith in crisis; and the process of moving beyond all of that.

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    BLANKETS HC (D&Q ED) (MR)

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    Blankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice. Craig Thompson’s poignant graphic memoir plays out against the backdrop of a Midwestern winterscape: finely-hewn linework draws together a portrait of small town life, a rigorously fundamentalist Christian childhood, and a lonely, emotionally mixed-up adolescence. Under an engulfing blanket of snow, Craig and Raina fall in love at winter church camp, revealing to one another their struggles with faith and their dreams of escape. This groundbreaking graphic novel, winner of two Eisner and three Harvey Awards, is an eloquent portrait of adolescent yearning; first love (and first heartache); faith in crisis; and the process of moving beyond all of that.

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    BRIDGE HOW ROEBLINGS CONNECTED BROOKLYN NEW YORK HC (C: 0-1-

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    More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City, and the story behind this architectural marvel is just as extraordinary. In this inspiring graphic novel from Peter J. Tomasi (Superman) and Sara Duvall you’ll see the building of the Brooklyn Bridge as it has never been seen before, and the marriage of the Roeblings, one based on intellectual equality and mutual support, that made the construction of this iconic structure possible.

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    CARNET DE VOYAGE HC (MR)

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    Carnet de Voyage is a gorgeous sketchbook diary of Craig’s travels across Europe and Morocco, as he finds intellectual and spiritual stimulation amidst the day-to-day work of being an author-promoting Blankets and researching Habibi. From wandering around Paris and Barcelona between events, to navigating markets in Fez and fleeing tourist traps in Marrakesh, we see glimpses of each place, rendered in Thompson’s exquisite ink line. as he finds intellectual and spiritual stimulation amidst the day-to-day work of being an author.

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    FIRE THE ZORA NEALE HURSTON STORY HC

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    Peter Bagge’s biography of Zora Neale Hurston is bold and dazzling-a story as brilliant as the life itself. Hurston challenged the norms of what was expected of an African American woman in early 20th century society. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. With admiration and respect, Bagge reconstructs her vivid life in resounding full-color.

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    LIVE WORK #1 (OF 6) (MR)

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    Welcome to 2007 New York, a year before the financial crash, in which a provisional community of young artists attempt to come together to carve out a space for themselves and launch their own careers, all while toiling in the margins of the booming New York art world. Welcome to the world of Live/Work!

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    MARCH GN BOOK 01 (NEW PTG)

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    NEW PRINTING! As seen on The Colbert Report and CNN, this is the first graphic novel from a sitting member of Congress, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and American icon. John Lewis rose from humble beginnings to become a national leader of the civil rights movement. This is his story, from an Alabama farm to the March on Washington and beyond, co-written by Andrew Aydin and brought to astonishing life by Nate Powell in a graphic novel trilogy. With a back cover blurb by President Bill Clinton!

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    MARCH GN BOOK 02 (C: 0-0-2)

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    Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell. After the success of the Nashville sit-in movement, Lewis’ commitment to social change through nonviolence is stronger than ever – but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before. Ttheir courage will attract the notice of powerful allies, and once Lewis is elected chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he’ll find himself helping to lead the greatest demonstration in American history: the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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    MARCH GN BOOK 03

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    Top Shelf is honored to present the stunning conclusion to the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy! By Fall 1963, the Civil Rights Movement is an undeniable keystone of the national conversation, and as chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is right in the thick of it. With the stakes continuing to rise, white supremacists intensify their opposition through government obstruction and civilian terrorist attacks, a supportive president is assassinated, and African-Americans across the South are still blatantly prohibited from voting. To carry out their nonviolent revolution, Lewis and an army of young activists launch a series of innovative projects, including the Freedom Vote, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party waged live on national television. But strategic disputes are deepening within the movement, even as 25-year-old John Lewis heads to Alabama to risk everything in a historic showdown that will shock the world.

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    MARCH GN TRILOGY SLIPCASE SET

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    Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy is complete! Celebrate with this commemorative set containing all three volumes of March in a stunning new slipcase, illustrated by Nate Powell, colored by Jose Villarubia, and designed by Chris Ross!

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    MARCH OVERSIZED HC BOOK 01 LTD ED

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    The groundbreaking graphic novel memoir of a living legend of the civil rights movement, MARCH: BOOK ONE has swiftly become an iconic work. Created by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, this #1 New York Times bestseller is also a Coretta Scott King Honor book, a required text in classrooms across America, and the first graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Now for the first time ever, this modern classic – praised by everyone from President Bill Clinton to LeVar Burton to Tim Cook – appears in an oversized hardcover edition, so the stunning work of Lewis, Aydin, and Powell can be appreciated on a grander scale.

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