by Tahereh Mafi
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by Kevin Brooks
A teen, with the help of the voice of his dead twin sister, overcomes mountainous challenges in Kevin Brooks's Born Scared.
by Octavio Solis
Director and playwright Octavio Solis recounts his life growing up Hispanic at the U.S./Mexico border.
by Jennifer L. Holm
Ellie and her grandfather (who is still trapped in a teenager's body) begin a new lab experiment for the county science fair.
by Alan Spence
This new edition of Alan Spence's classic story collection showcases the working-class ethos of Glasgow.
by Frank Capra
The only novel by American filmmaker Frank Capra is a funny, thoughtful look at humanity's relationship to nature.
by America Ferrera, editor
In a timely and compelling discussion, Olympic athletes, politicians, writers and actors reflect on their varying heritage and American identity.
by Alice Walker, trans. by Manuel García Verdecia
An ambitious collection of poetry by Alice Walker, Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart is an introspective consideration of suffering and hope.
by Ziauddin Sardar
This is a British cultural critic's impassioned reflection on identity, his own and Pakistan's, against the backdrop of the country's tumultuous 71-year-old history.
by Shauntay Grant, illus. by Eva Campbell
A young girl daydreams about the once-thriving community of Africville, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
by David W. Blight
A thorough and insightful biography of the great 19th-century author, activist and speaker.
by Sharon Bolton
A Met Police assistant commissioner returns to the town where she captured a killer 30 years earlier, only to find the horrific killings may have continued.
Thursday, October 18, 2018KCRW's Bookworm: Tommy Orange, author of There There (Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375).
NPR's Here & Now: Sally Field, author of In Pieces (Grand Central, $29, 9781538763025).
The View: Jill Soloway, author of She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy (Crown Archetype, $27, 9781101904749).
Wednesday, October 17, 2018Morning Edition: Nadia Murad, author of The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State (Tim Duggan Books, $16, 9781524760441).
Here & Now: Ben Bradlee, Jr., author of The Forgotten: How the People of One Pennsylvania County Elected Donald Trump and Changed America (Little, Brown, $28, 9780316515733).
Daily Show: Julian Castro, author of An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream (Little, Brown, $28, 9780316252164).
Tuesday, October 16, 2018Fresh Air: Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction (Graphix, $14.99, 9780545902489).
NPR's Here & Now: Pete Souza, author of Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents (Little, Brown, $30, 9780316421829).
CBS This Morning: James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (Avery, $27, 9780735211292).
Monday, October 15, 2018Fresh Air: Phoebe Robinson, author of Everything's Trash, But It's Okay (Plume, $26, 9780525534143). She also appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Thursday, October 11, 2018KCRW's Bookworm: Gary Shteyngart, author of Lake Success: A Novel (Random House, $28, 9780812997415).
Fresh Air: Vanessa Grigoriadis, author of Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus (Eamon Dolan/Mariner, $15.99, 9781328511935).
Daily Show: Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir (Catapult, $26, 9781936787975).