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Top 21 Titles of 2021: Adult Fiction

See which books made the list. Hint: John Grisham is still wildly popular and Washington County can’t get enough of Kristin Hannah.

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  • You can do it!

    For K-2nd Graders

    Whether she's braving the goalie net for the first time on the soccer field, trouble-shooting a plant problem in the garden with her family, tackling a tricky writing assignment, or managing a disagreement with her friends, Yasmin is always thinking outside the box to come up with creative solutions. Yasmin can do it!

    Cover image of You Can Do It Yasmin by Saadia Faruqi
  • Create your own definition of beautiful

    For teens

    Many teens feel self-conscious about their bodies and being a teen girl of color is hard in unique ways. So, how can you start feeling good about yourself when you're surrounded by these unrealistic -- and problematic -- images of what bodies are "supposed" to look like? You'll identify and challenge mainstream beliefs about beauty and bodies; celebrate what makes you unique and powerful; and build real, lasting body empowerment.

    Cover image of The Self Love Revolution by Virgie Tovar
  • Peak Mind

    For adults

    You can train your brain to pay attention more effectively. Learn to focus without all the struggle, take back your attention from the pull of distraction, and function at your peak for all that truly matters in your life.

    Cover image of Peak Mind by Amishi Jha
  • Raising Good Humans

    For adults

    As a parent you strive to model kindness, compassion, and patience when interacting with your children. But no parent is perfect, and in difficult or stressful moments, you may react to your kids in ways that don't exactly fit your ideal model of parenting. Parental reactions are often deeply ingrained, and you likely learned them from your parents. So how can you break this cycle and be the kind of parent you want to be?

    Cover image of Raising Good Humans by Hunter Clark-Fields

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