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Rummanah Aasi

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Beginner’s Guide to Historical Fiction

Discover what our staff loves about historical fiction and their recommendations.

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2023 LitLounge Book Discussion Titles

LitLounge is our social book discussion group, brought to you in partnership with Morton Grove Public Library. We get together the second Wednesday of every month (please see the library calendar for registration information). Here are the list books we discussed in 2023.

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Oscar Nominees 2024: From the Pages to the Screen

Many of the 2024 Oscar nominees have been adapted from books. Take a look at these books if you would like to familiarize yourself with the original source material or learn more about a topic or person related to the nominated films.

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Dark Academia: Knowledge Can Be Deadly

Dark academia fiction typically addresses a variety of social issues, characters who have an academic or obsessive pursuit of knowledge, and a cast of morally ambiguous characters, commonly seen through an Eurocentric lens. If you are looking for books that go beyond the cookie-cutter plot of Donna Tart's *The Secret History,* give these titles a try.

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Celebrating Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. These books for younger readers discuss the significance of Ramadan.

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