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April Henry

A killer is on the loose, and only one girl has the power to find him. For Adele, the dead aren’t really dead. She can see them and even talk to them. But she’s spent years denying her gift. When she encounters her ex-best friend, Tori, in a shallow grave in the woods and realizes that Tori is actually dead – that gift turns into a curse. Without an alibi, Adele becomes the prime suspect in Tori’s murder. She must work with Tori’s ghost to find the real killer. But what if the killer finds Adele first? The Lonely Dead (Henry Holt) is April Henry’s suspenseful new young adult novel.

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Django Wexler

In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, 18-year-old ward boss Isoka enforces the will of her criminal masters with the power of Melos, the Well of Combat. The money she collects goes to keep her little sister living in comfort, far from the bloody streets they grew up on. When Isoka’s magic is discovered by the government, she’s arrested and brought to the Emperor’s spymaster, who sends her on an impossible mission: steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship – a ship from which no one has ever returned. If she fails, her sister’s life is forfeit. Isoka tries to get close to the ship’s mysterious captain, but to do it she must become part of the brutal crew…

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Young Adult Book Club (Burnside)

The Young Adult Book Club is a safe place for teens to talk about books. You pick the books and Powell’s brings the snacks! We meet monthly to discuss strong stories with diverse characters. This month we meet to discuss Warcross by Marie Lu. Join us!

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Young Adult Book Club (Hawthorne)

The Young Adult Book Club is a group of teens who meet monthly to talk about YA fiction. We’re fans of strong stories, diverse characters, and Rainbow Rowell (of course!). This month our group meets to discuss The Merciless by Danielle Vega. Join us! [from the Powell’s Books website]

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Young Adult Book Club (Hawthorne)

The Young Adult Book Club is a group of teens who meet monthly to talk about YA fiction. We’re fans of strong stories, diverse characters, and Rainbow Rowell (of course!). This month our group meets to discuss Light as a Feather by Zoe Aarsen. Join us! [from Powell’s website]

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Young Adult Book Club (Burnside)

The Young Adult Book Club is a safe place for teens to talk about books. You pick the books and Powell’s brings the snacks! We meet monthly to discuss strong stories with diverse characters. This month we meet to discuss The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee.. Join us! [from Powell’s website]

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Sleeping In My Jeans Launch Party!

We’re thrilled to announce our launch event! We will be celebrating the launch of Sleeping in My Jeans [by Connie King Leonard] at Oregon Public House on November 17th from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The proceeds from food, drink, and raffle ticket sales will benefit Food for Families, a local non-profit mobile food pantry. We will also be hosting an onsite food drive to benefit Food for Families, so bring a non-perishable food item to earn an extra raffle ticket and chance to win one of the amazing prizes from some of our local sponsors. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you there! [from the Facebook event page]

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Young Adult Book Club (Burnside)

From Powell’s website: The Young Adult Book Club is a safe place for teens to talk about books. You pick the books and Powell’s brings the snacks! We meet monthly to discuss strong stories with diverse characters. This month we meet to discuss Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. Join us!

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Young Adult Book Club (Hawthorne)

From Powell’s website: The Young Adult Book Club is a group of teens who meet monthly to talk about YA fiction. We’re fans of strong stories, diverse characters, and Rainbow Rowell (of course!). This month our group meets to discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Join us!

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Barbara Kerley, Elizabeth Rusch, Emily Whitman, and Ellen Howard: From Critique to Publication

From Annie Bloom’s Books’s website: Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland children’s and YA writing group authors Barbara Kerley, Elizabeth Rusch, Emily Whitman, and Ellen Howard to present From Critique to Publication: The Secrets of One Critique Group’s Success. In Barbara Kerley’s Following Baxter, eleven-year-old Jordie Marie Wallace has been waiting forever for someone to move in next door, so she is thrilled when Professor Reece arrives: she has a laboratory in her basement and an extraordinary dog named Baxter—who seems to understand everything Jordie says. When Professor Reece goes missing, it is up to Jordie and her younger brother T.J. to use their smarts and Baxter’s magical powers to find her. Will they be able to save Professor Reece before it’s too late? In Kerley’s other…

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