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What we're reading for August...

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Number One Chinese Restaurant

by: Lillian Li

The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. When disaster strikes, this working family’s controlled chaos is set loose, forcing each character to confront the conflicts that fast-paced restaurant life has kept at bay. 

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How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation

An all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited by bestselling YA author Maureen Johnson.

Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a difference in a world they're bound to inherit. They're ready to stand up and be heard - but with much to shout about, where they do they begin? What can I do? How can I help?


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August 1 - August 20: Head to your local library, bookseller, or online bookstore to pick up a copy of one (or both!) of the books above.

August 20 - August 31: Join our discussion of the books, which you will find on this page on August 20th. Use the hashtag #HerCultureBookClub on social media to also join in! 

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