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Angela recently retired from the City Schools of Decatur where she taught  Pre-k for 30 years and is lovingly known as Ms. Gabriel.  She loves helping parents and children find the perfect book. Angela is a co-owner of Charis and manages the consignments, sidelines and Agnes Scott College Store. 

Holiday Gift Guide: 

A Different Take on the Traditional Fairytale

                                                 Tired of the Traditional Gingerbread Man?

                                                   Kindness Books for Kids

 


 

The Cost of Knowing Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534445451
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

Four starred reviews!

Dear Martin meets They Both Die at the End in this gripping, evocative novel about a Black teen who has the power to see into the future, whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother’s imminent death, from the acclaimed author of SLAY.

Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best.


The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541622
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine
 


I Sang You Down from the Stars Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316493161
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

New York Times bestseller!

This unique baby book sings with Native cultural detail, while striking a universal chord in its celebration of the blossoming of love that comes with expecting and welcoming a new baby--with art by New York Times bestselling illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade

  As she waits for the arrival of her


Detransition, Baby: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593133378
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Published: One World - January 12th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The lives of three women—transgender and cisgender—collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires in “one of the most celebrated novels of the year” (Time)

“Reading this novel is like holding a live wire in your hand.”—Vulture


False Witness: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062858092
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Published: William Morrow - July 20th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"There's deception, sabotage, violence, family secrets . . . all the stuff you could want from a fictional page-turner."— theSkimm 


Dad By My Side Cover Image
By Soosh
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780316438131
Published: LB Kids - May 5th, 2020

A heartwarming celebration of the special relationship between a father and daughter from Instagram sensation Soosh.

Whether they're playing make-believe, making you smile, or warding off monsters under the bed, dads are always there when you need them. Debut picture book artist Soosh celebrates fathers with a gorgeously illustrated and moving story about the parent-child bond.


Survivor Song: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062679178
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 6th, 2021

A propulsive and chillingly prescient novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award–winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts.

“Absolutely riveting.” — Stephen King


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.


Nothing to See Here Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062913494
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Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller  •  A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!


Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224315
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Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller!

Now a Hulu original series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” —Jodi Picoult


The Turn of the Key Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501188787
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 12th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A superb suspense writer…Brava, Ruth Ware.


The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
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ISBN: 9780062679116
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 2nd, 2019

 “A tremendous book―thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain. The Cabin at the End of the World is Tremblay’s personal best. It’s that good.” — Stephen King


When We Are Kind Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781459825222
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 13th, 2020

Notably centering Indigenous families and characters of color in personal and communal activities--and encouraging readers to evaluate their actions toward others."--School Library Journal


Your Name Is a Song Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781943147724
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Published: Innovation Press - July 7th, 2020

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city.


The Dirty Girls Social Club: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781250765864
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 15th, 2020

Alisa Valdés-Rodríguez's vibrant, can't-put-it-down New York Times bestselling novel of six friends--each one an unforgettable Latina woman in her late '20s--and the complications and triumphs in their lives


Cinderella Is Dead Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547603879
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 7th, 2020

"Wholly original and captivating." - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this unique and powerful retelling of Cinderella from a stunning new voice that’s perfect for fans of Dhonielle Clayton and Melissa Albert.


Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors (A Muslim Book Of Concepts) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452141213
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2015

With breathtaking illustrations and informative text, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns magnificently captures the world of Islam, celebrating its beauty and traditions for even the youngest readers. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, this entrancing volume is equally at home in the classroom as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap.


Just Add Glitter Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781481409674
Published: Beach Lane Books - October 9th, 2018

Is there really such a thing as too much bling?


Alma and How She Got Her Name Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763693558
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.


The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481448314
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Published: Beach Lane Books - January 12th, 2016

From the mother-son duo behind the New York Times bestselling A Bucket of Blessings comes a zany picture book about a wild ride on a tuk tuk taxi in India!

This picture book brings an international twist to the beloved nursery rhyme, The Wheels on the Bus, by bringing you aboard a busy three-wheeled taxi in India!


Ten Days Gone Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780778309581
Published: Mira Books - February 18th, 2020

They know exactly when he'll strike... They just have to find him first.


You Are Not Alone: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250310965
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 2nd, 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

One of Newsweek's Most Anticipated Books of 2020
One of SheReads Most Anticipated Books of 2020
One of PopSugar's Most Anticipated Books of 2020
One of HelloGiggles’ Most Anticipated Books of 2020
One of Marie Claire’s Best Fiction by Women in 2020


This Is Our Baby, Born Today Cover Image
By Varsha Bajaj, Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator)
$7.99
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ISBN: 9781984814135
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 10th, 2019

A baby is born and the world rejoices!

With a loving mama, a trumpeting herd, curious cousins, and even some dancing peacocks heralding this little one’s arrival, it is apparent that the joy and wonder a new baby brings is shared by all!


Hands Up! Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593326640
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Published: Puffin Books - December 15th, 2020

This triumphant picture book celebrates Black joy by reclaiming a charged phrase and showing readers how resistance can be part of their everyday lives.