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PERSONAL SCORE

A vital and deeply personal testament to self, family, community, culture, and sport.

Award-winning writer Ellen van Neerven plays soccer from a young age, learning early on that while sport can lead to exhilarating experiences and community-building, it can also be a painful and exclusive world. The more they play, the more they realize about sport’s troubled relationship with race, gender, and sexuality – and question what it means to play sport on stolen, sovereign land, especially in the midst of multiple environmental crises.

Formidable, poetic, and impassioned, Personal Score is improbably many things at once,

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The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians

This “celebration of the world of books” (Kirkus) serves up “comfort food for bookworms” (Publishers Weekly) in true stories from the booksellers and librarians–the superheroes of reading–as told to the greatest storyteller of our time, James Patterson.

To be a bookseller or librarian…

You have to play detective.

Be a treasure hunter. A matchmaker. An advocate. A visionary.

A person who creates “book joy” by pulling a book from a shelf, handing it to someone and saying, “You’ve got to read this. You’re going to love it.”

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