Psyche’s Recommendations

Gabi: A Girl In Pieces

Gabi, a girl in piecesBy Quintero, Isabel
Gabi thinks of herself as many things, a fat girl, a gordita (a cute chubby girl), a Mexican American who looks white, the child of immigrants, a writer, and the child of an addict. During her tumultuous last year of high school Gabi struggles to support her friends and family through tough times while also pursuing her own dreams.
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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The disreputable history of Frankie Landau-BanksBy Lockhart, E.
Frankie Landau-Banks is starting her sophomore year at Alabaster, a very exclusive and well-respected boarding school in New England. Over the summer she went from gangly and awkward to downright beautiful. However, her looks may be the least remarkable thing about Frankie.
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The Nameless City

The Nameless CityBy Hicks, Faith Erin author, artist.
Kaidu is new to The Nameless City, which his people named Daidu when they conquered it 30 years before. He has come to be trained as a Dao warrior, whether he likes it or not, and to meet his father for the first time. However, the Nameless City is not what Kaidu expected, and when he meets a girl name Rat he begins to question his own people’s control over the city.
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The Nazi Hunters: How A Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi

The Nazi hunters : how a team of spies and survivors captured the world's most notorious NaziBy Bascomb, Neal author.
This fast paced book tells the true story of the hunt for Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi commander responsible for the death of an estimated six million Jews during the Holocaust. You will learn about the amazing story of how, after 15 years in hiding, Eichmann was discovered living in Argentina with his wife and children.
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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2015 Prize in Literature
Svetlana Alexievich

National Book Award

2015 Prize for Fiction
Fortune Smiles
by Adam Johnson

2015 Prize for Nonfiction
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Newbery Medal
2016 award
Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña

Caldecott Medal
2016 award
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
b
y Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Printz Award

2016 award
Bone Gap

by Laura Ruby

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
The Last Mile
, by David Baldacci
The Obsession
, by Nora Roberts
Stuck-up Suit, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Bounty, by Kristen Ashley
The Girl on the Train
, by Paula Hawkins
 

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
The Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington
When Breath Becomes Air
, by Paul Kalanithi
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegar
Alexander Hamilton
, by Ron Chernow

 

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Academy Awards

American Booksellers Association National Indie Bestsellers

Billboard Top 100 songs

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

New York Times Bestsellers

Newbery Medal

Printz Award