Sierra's Picks

Sierra's Picks

Oona Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062982247
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 12th, 2021

Super cute and wonderfully illustrated!  This tale is about a curious mermaid who loves to explore the ocean with her best friend, Otto.  Best for fans of mermaids and resourceful kids of all ages!


My Year of Rest and Relaxation: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525522133
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Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2019

Every character in here is, in the best case scenario, extremely flawed. Others are downright despicable! But you’ll still feel something familiar in all of them that’ll draw you in all the way until the final page. Seething and sad, yet hopeful, this book is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and leave you breathless! I loved it to pieces!


The Bird King Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802148292
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Published: Grove Press - February 18th, 2020

This is just a wonderful history fantasy! Beautifully written with interesting themes of friendship, family found, religion, and freedom. These characters and their journey will stick with you after the last page. A new favorite!


Creativity Sucks: And 30 Other Things I've Learned while Living a Weird, Amazing, Crazy, Creative Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143131526
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Published: TarcherPerigee - October 20th, 2020

This is an honest series of lessons about the various hardships and rewards of working in the creative field. Best for the person with too many empty sketchbooks (me)!


Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762465248
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Published: Running Press Kids - April 2nd, 2019

An excellent story about the connection between art and science, this book will enlighten any future scientist in the house. Sweet, with a positive role, and beautifully illustrated!

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060853983
Published: William Morrow - November 28th, 2006

An Angel and a demon, the unlikeliest of friends, misplace the antichrist. Hilarity ensues! A crazy plot and some very dry, witty, British humor. A rare case of the show being just as good as the book!


Crying in H Mart: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

An honest, tragic, funny, and beautifully written memoir from the creative mind behind the solo indie project Japanese Breakfast! Here she shares her story of growing up Korean-American in a majority white town, the relationship with her mother after cancer diagnosis, foraging her own identity as a musician, and the restorative/connecting power of food.


Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524761738
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019

I made about six or seven recipes from this amazing cookbook and not only was everything delicious (my mother ended up taking the leftovers!) but each one describes the historical significance of the dish and its place in the African Diaspora.

Learn as you cook and be blown away by this amazing, diverse cookbook.


Afropessimism Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631496141
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Published: Liveright - April 7th, 2020

Heavy, but necessary reading. The author of Incognegro combines a beautifully written, lyrical memoir and critical race metatheory. There’s some poignant ideas in this book that stuck with me after finishing.

Homesick for Another World: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399562907
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Published: Penguin Books - December 5th, 2017

An exciting and unsettling collection of short stories by my favorite author! They are as memorable as they are devastating, filled with beautiful prose and disturbed characters searching for connection.


Beautiful Darkness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781770461291
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - February 25th, 2014

A beautifully illustrated dark fairy tale about pixies/faries loosing their home and being forced to survive in a brutal and unforgiving wild. I loved the art, the tone, the pacing, and the main character. So much emotion packed into this small graphic novel, an experience that you’ll never forget!


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ISBN: 9781945820427
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - May 19th, 2020

A thrilling, gripping true story about the author’s college years in South Korea, during Fifth Republic military regime. She joins a banned book club with other students and becomes wrapped up in the fight against totalitarianism and censorship. My new favorite graphic novels and best for readers interested in history, social justice, and activism! 


I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer Cover Image
By Ahmet Altan, Yasemin Congar (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781590519929
Published: Other Press - October 1st, 2019

Devasting, riveting, and hopeful. A series of essays about Alton’s horrific experience of life in prison… and a passionate argument against Turkey’s authoritarian regime.