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Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

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This week's Book Picks come to us from Jesse Hassinger of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

List:
Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies by Tsering Yangzom Lama
My Volcano by John Elizabeth Stintzi
The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois by Honoree Fanone Jeffers
Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow. by Noor Hindi

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