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Books of the Month

A New Kind of Wild

by Zara González Hoang (Penguin Random House)

Ren discovers the magic and wonder of his new home in the city, thanks to his new friend Ava.

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The Bridge Home

By Padma Venkatraman (Puffin Books)

When Viji runs away with her sister Rukku, who has a developmental disability, they find shelter on an abandoned bridge in Chennai; work scavenging the city's trash heaps; and a form a family of sorts with Muthi and Arul, two boys who are homeless.

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The Everything I Have Lost

by Sylvia Zéleny (Cinco Puntos Press)

In her diary about her life growing up in Juarez, Mexico, Julia keeps lists of those things that she loses, which eventually include her father and her home when Julia and her brother are sent to live with her aunt in El Paso.

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