Aleah's Staff Recommendations

Welcome to Aleah's recommendations! Aleah is a senior at UW-Milwaukee, double-majoring in Creative Writing and Sociology. She’s read more books than she can count, traveled all over the country, and written two novels. When not studying storytelling or society, she can be found playing video games, listening to an eclectic selection of music and podcasts, exploring the outdoors, and chatting excitedly about fairy tales, folklore, and mythology. 

Check out what Aleah has been reading below.

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By Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator), Sarah Stern (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781626721623
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Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

This graphic novel brings together some of the best things about fall (the colors, the food, the general coziness) in a beautifully-drawn package. The two main characters have excellent chemistry - their banter throughout is adorable and clever. If you enjoy madcap adventures with a dash of romance, buy this book!

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ISBN: 9780062317629
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 26th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780375836671
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2006

I Am the Messenger is an offbeat and beautifully written novel set in Australia with a witty and resourceful narrator, interesting cast of characters, and highly engaging plot that is by turns funny, mysterious, and emotional. This is the first of Zusak's novels I've read, and it encouraged me to read several more!

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ISBN: 9780316776967
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 5th, 2001

Spanning stories that take place in Raleigh, North Carolina, New York City, Normandy, France, and Paris, David Sedaris muses on family, work, cultural customs, and the sheer weirdness that can be uncovered by observing the every day. Sedaris has a way of picking out the more odd and interesting elements of life and relaying them with fantastic humor, wit, (and in some cases) self deprecation. The titular story of this collection focuses on his trials and tribulations in a French class.

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By Sarah Vaughn, Leila del Duca (Artist), Alissa Sallah (Artist)
ISBN: 9781534306844
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Published: Image Comics - July 17th, 2018

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ISBN: 9781626723634
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Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

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ISBN: 9780142417805
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Published: Speak - March 22nd, 2011

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ISBN: 9780316536219
Availability: Usually Ships within 2 weeks.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019