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"Pick 3" Booklist

No One Can Pronounce My Name

Title: No One Can Pronounce My Name
By: Rakesh Satyal
Published: 2017

Rich with Indian cultures and immigrant experiences, Satyal has crafted a thought-provoking and heart-warming story with relatable cast of characters who are going through their struggles in life but are able to find their true selves and true friendship along the way.

The Color of Air

Title: The Color of Air
By: Gail Tsukiyama
Published: 2020

Inspired by a real-life event, this is a story about people who come together in the face of a natural disaster which threatens to destroy their homes. Tsukiyama’s piercing honesty, and ability to create a strong sense of place and compelling characters makes this one of the those books that is hard to put down.

Sharks in the Time of Saviors

Title: Sharks in the Time of Saviors
By: Kawai Strong Washburn
Published: 2020

Although the story begins with a Hawaiian's legend, at its core, this is all about family. How each of us can and will likely take a different path in a life-changing event. Heartbreaking and yet beautiful, this is one you won't want to miss.

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