New Middle Grade

Got a middle grade reader who devours books like they're Cool Ranch Doritos? Give them one of these. You'll be their new favorite friend/relative.

 

Ever the Brave Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544664463
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - December 5th, 2017

Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave. After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she'd like to, and now he's insisting on making her a noble lady.


The Secret of Nightingale Wood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338157475
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Published: Chicken House - October 31st, 2017

1919. Mama is ill. Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henrietta and the things she sees -- or thinks she sees -- in the shadows of their new home, Hope House.


My Brigadista Year Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763695088
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 24th, 2017

In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro's national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read.


The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City Cover Image
By Jodi Kendall, Pascal Campion (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062484536
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Published: HarperCollins - October 3rd, 2017

This delightful middle grade novel is a modern-day homage to Charlotte's Web, perfect for fans of Katherine Applegate and Cammie McGovern.


Click'd Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484784976
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 5th, 2017

Allie Navarro can't wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. Click'd pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it's a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking about Click'd.


The 12 Dares of Christa Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062416186
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 26th, 2017

"Inspiring, cozy, and full of heart " --Lisa Greenwald, author of 11 Before 12 and the Pink & Green series


The Exact Location of Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681195483
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - September 12th, 2017

Kirby "Zig" Zigonski lives for the world of simple circuits, light bulbs, buzzers, and motors. Electronics are, after all, much more predictable than most people--especially his father, who he hasn't seen in over a year.


Alan Cole Is Not a Coward Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062567024
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 5th, 2017

Perfect for fans of Tim Federle and Gary Schmidt, this is a hilarious and poignant tale about the trials of middle school when you're coming of age--and coming out.


Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481486835
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - August 29th, 2017

"An excellent addition to middle grade shelves, with a differently-abled main character that readers will root for." --School Library Journal


Tumble & Blue Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525428442
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Published: Dial Books - August 29th, 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of Circus Mirandus comes the magic-infused story of a golden gator, two cursed kids, and how they take their destinies into their own hands.


Under the Bottle Bridge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481448420
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

In the tradition of Rooftoppers and Three Times Lucky, critically acclaimed author Jessica Lawson returns with her fourth whimsical, lyrical, and heartfelt middle grade novel about a girl who's desperately trying to keep her life together, when everything seems to be falling apart.


Us, in Progress: Short Stories about Young Latinos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062392145
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Published: HarperCollins - August 29th, 2017

A Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017 selection

"Beautifully written with candor, honesty, and perfect brevity. A collection not to be missed." (Booklist starred review)


Forest World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481490573
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2017

From award-winning author Margarita Engle comes a lively middle grade novel in verse that tells the story of a Cuban-American boy who visits his family's village in Cuba for the first time--and meets a sister he didn't know he had.


Patina Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481450188
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Published: Atheneum Books - August 29th, 2017

A New York Times Notable Children's Book

A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Ghost by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds.


The Van Gogh Deception Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544759275
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - August 29th, 2017

Dan Brown meets Jason Bourne in this riveting middle-grade mystery thriller. When a young boy is discovered in Washington DC's National Gallery without any recollection of who he is, so begins a high-stakes race to unravel the greatest mystery of all: his identity.


Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449462307
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - August 29th, 2017

Join the unstoppable Big Nate for another round of middle school adventures From homework and hygiene to hilarious hiijnks - no one quite does sixth grade like Nate and his friends.


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The First Rule of Punk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425290408
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2017

From debut author and longtime zine-maker Celia C. Perez, The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one's watching.


George Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545812573
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.


Wolf Hollow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101994825
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

A 2017 Newbery Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller

A young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying.


Spy Ski School Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481445627
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2016

Ben Ripley enrolls in ski school, where the slopes, and the stakes, get really steep in this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated Spy School, Spy Camp, and Evil Spy School.


Panda-Monium Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481445672
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2017

Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle's resident sleuth when the zoo's newest addition goes missing--before she even arrives --in Panda-monium, the latest novel in Stuart Gibbs's FunJungle series.


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The World's Greatest Detective Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062368270
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Published: HarperCollins - May 16th, 2017

Caroline Carlson, author of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series, returns with The World's Greatest Detective, a story of crime, tricks, and hilarity for those who know that sometimes it takes a pair of junior sleuths to solve a slippery case.


Sci-Fi Junior High Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316315166
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - February 21st, 2017


Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this gleefully illustrated space adventure is a laugh on every page. That's a lot of laughs


Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781426327674
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Published: National Geographic Society - February 14th, 2017

A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird - pairing the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate poetry of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander, this lush picture book celebrates the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world.


Forever, or a Long, Long Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062385680
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Published: HarperCollins - March 7th, 2017

A Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017 Selection

From rising new talent Caela Carter, author of My Life with the Liars, comes an achingly beautiful and endearing story about two foster children who want desperately to believe that they've found their forever home.


Calico Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481459815
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 14th, 2017

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017

"Nolen's tender story of the Wilcomb family's losses and aspirations will resonate. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, a gentle, lyrical story of a determined black girl's journey toward freedom during the Civil War." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484781548
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Published: Marvel Comics - February 7th, 2017

WHO RUNS THE WORLD? SQUIRRELS Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of . . . a squirrel After failing at several attempts to find her new BFF, Doreen feels lonely and trapped, liked a caged animal.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419723445
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 1st, 2016

The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his "creative side."

As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle.


League of Archers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481460378
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

A girl on the run after being accused of killing Robin Hood learns what it really means to be a hero in this exciting adventure story.

"That's the girl who killed Robin Hood " Those words send Ellie Dray racing for the forest and the chance to clear her name.


All Heart: My Dedication and Determination to Become One of Soccer's Best Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544978690
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - December 6th, 2016

In the summer of 2015, the U.S. women's national soccer team won the World Cup behind an epic performance by Carli Lloyd. Carli, a midfielder, scored three goals in the first sixteen minutes--the greatest goal-scoring effort in the history of World Cup finals.


Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481479790
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland.


Trouble Next Door Cover Image
By Karen English, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544801271
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Published: Clarion Books - December 6th, 2016

In the fourth book in the Carver Chronicles series, third grader Calvin is dealing with his next door neighbors moving away and the school bully moving in. Meanwhile, competition at the school science fair is heating up, and Calvin must decide what to do when his data doesn't prove his theory.


Five Days of Famous Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553537963
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Published: Delacorte Press - December 13th, 2016

Is being famous the key to living the life of your (tween) dreams? Find out in this modern-day fairy tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noel


Word of Mouse Cover Image
By James Patterson, Joe Sutphin (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780316349567
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - December 12th, 2016

James Patterson's newest illustrated middle grade story follows the illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships that he makes along the way.


Jed and the Junkyard War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484729236
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - December 6th, 2016

Jed is a regular kid with a normal, loving family . . . that is, if it's normal for a loving family to drop their child off in the middle of nowhere and expect him home in time for Sunday dinner. Luckily, Jed excels at being a regular kid who-armed with wit and determination-can make his way out of any situation.


Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of the Missing Goop Cover Image
By N. Griffin, Kate Hindley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763685355
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 13th, 2016

Who stole the featured item for the talent show? Secret codes and crazy schemes are in play as Smashie and best friend Dontel put their thinking powers to work.


Into the Lion's Den Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399186431
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Published: Dial Books - November 15th, 2016

Watch out, Nancy Drew--Devlin Quick is smart, strong, and she will DEFINITELY close the case in this thrilling new mystery series for girls and boys from New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein


Nothing But Trouble Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062369888
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - November 1st, 2016

From the acclaimed author of The Lemonade War comes a new book starring two smart girls determined to liven up their town--one epic prank at a time.


Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062662378
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Published: HarperCollins - November 29th, 2016

The uplifting, amazing true story--a New York Times bestseller


Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781419723445
Availability: Available Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 1st, 2016

The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his "creative side."

As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle.


The Battle of Hackham Heath Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399163623
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Published: Philomel Books - November 29th, 2016

John Flanagan, author of the bestselling Ranger's Apprentice fantasy adventure epic, delivers a second prequel to Ruins of Gorlan, the novel that started it all, with Halt and Crowley preparing for war against a near-unstoppable enemy


Frozen Charlotte Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545941082
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Published: Scholastic Press - November 29th, 2016

When her best friend dies under mysterious circumstances, Sophie sets off to stay with her cousins on the remote Isle of Skye. It's been years since she last saw them--brooding Cameron with his scarred hand; Piper, who seems too perfect to be real; and peculiar little Lilias with her fear of bones.


The Copernicus Legacy: The Crown of Fire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062194527
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - November 15th, 2016

This concluding book in bestselling author Tony Abbott's critically acclaimed middle grade adventure series is a mile-a-minute thrill ride. Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson.


The Stone of Valhalla Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939993717
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Published: Lost Treasure Publishing - November 11th, 2016

Breaking into an old lady's basement was supposed to reward Aaron with new friends. Instead he finds an enchanted amulet that transports him to another world--one at war with magic. Before he knows it, he is accused of witchcraft and forced to attend a bonfire--where he's the main attraction. If that's not bad enough, a goblin army shows up and toasts the town...literally.


The Lost Property Office Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481467094
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 2016

James R. Hannibal presents a thrilling adventure through history, complete with mysteries, secret items, codes, and a touch of magic in this stunning middle grade debut.


When the Sea Turned to Silver Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316125925
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

A New York Times Bestseller A National Book Award FinalistAn IndieBound Bestseller

This breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore, and is a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon


Cinnamon Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374302825
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - October 18th, 2016

On the same day as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, 250 miles away in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, there was an even more devastating fire. Twelve-year-old Ailis and her younger brother, Quinn, survive, but their family does not. Ailis and Quinn are taken by a family acquaintance to live in a boarding house in Chicago, where they meet six-year-old Nettie, an orphan displaced by Chicago's fire.


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The Hammer of Thor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423160922
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 4th, 2016

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin.


Why Is Art Full of Naked People?: And Other Vital Questions about Art Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780500650806
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 18th, 2016

Why is Art Full of Naked People? is an irreverent and informative primer that asks tricky questions about what makes art art. What is with all the fruit? Why is art so weird nowadays?


Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594749254
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Published: Quirk Books - October 4th, 2016

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

You may think you know women's history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . .