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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, April 22, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Book review: 'The Poet X,' stunning, haunting story about finding your voice and power

Parents need to know that Elizabeth Acevedo's New York Times bestseller "The Poet X" is a coming-of-age story that deals with a teen girl, Xiomara, growing up as a thoroughly American young woman with a developed body in a deeply religious immigrant home. There are instances of street harassment, parental abuse, religious discussions, sexual exploration (some kissing, and one scene of heavy petting), and the revelation of a character being gay. Xiomara hits boys who ogle and grope her and also fights boys who threaten her brother. As punishment, her mother makes her kneel on uncooked rice and hits Xiomara, causing injury. Parents should be prepared to talk about agency, finding your voice, religious texts and meaning.

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Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, April 15, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

Little Free Library dedication

Wichita's Fairmount neighborhood has a new Little Free Library, thanks to donations and efforts by Storytime Village, the Rotary Club of Wichita and the Shocker Neighborhood Coalition. The library, at the corner of 16th Street and Gentry, was dedi
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