Staff Picks categorized 'fiction'

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The Witch Boy

"The Witch Boy" is a wonderful middle grade graphic novel about being true to yourself. In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches while boys grow up to be shapeshifters, and anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. The trouble is, Aster is a boy and he would rather be a witch.
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Welcome to Pittsburgh: Historical Fiction

Place yourself in a steel mill, discover August Wilson’s Hill District, and immerse yourself in family sagas of the rich and the working-class in these historical fiction titles.
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Black and LGBTQ+ Authors

From science fiction to historical fiction and memoirs, these books portray various experiences of both Blackness and queerness.
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Welcome to Pittsburgh: Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror

What if UFOs landed at the Point? What if all that was left of the city was a virtual reality archive? What if we slipped into Elfland? Check out these sci-fi, fantasy and horror titles set in Pittsburgh to find out.
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Bisa Butler Inspired Fabric Collage

This year's national Black History Month theme is: 2021- The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. These resources dig into the work of Bisa Butler and other Black quilters, storytellers and fiber artists.
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Can't Wait for More WandaVision?

  As you wait for more exciting revelations, why not check out some of the comics storylines that helped inspire the show? Published in 1982, Avengers: Vision and the Scarlet Witch begins the nearly four-decade-long road to WandaVision. Want to know how the famous duo finally tied the knot? This book is the place to start. If you are itching for something a little closer to the marital…
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Slices of Inner Black Life: New Realistic Short Story Collections

Written by Black authors from different countries, of different ages and from different life experiences, these short story collections masterfully find the moments in life when people’s personalities change – either deliberately or inadvertently.  
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Books by African Authors

Explore fascinating characters in these books by African authors. These stories offer everything from thrills to humor to mystery, and more.