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Archive - Cool & New

January 2015

In January’s Cool and New Roundup, we have X: A Novel, a fictionalized retelling of human rights activist Malcolm X’s childhood and teenage years in Michigan, Boston and the glittering lights of Harlem, by Kekla Magoon and Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz; KILLING TIME IN CRYSTAL CITY by National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch, which features a boy named Kevin with a broken arm who runs away to his e

December 2014

In December’s Cool and New Roundup, we have DIAMOND BOY by Michael Williams, a high-stakes adventure where 15-year-old Patso works the Marange diamond fields for a chance at a better life; WE SHOULD HANG OUT SOMETIME: Embarrassingly, A True Story, Josh Sundquist’s memoir about looking for love in all the wrong places; and the latest volume in Sara Shepard’s best-selling series ---