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Heavy Vinyl, vol. 2: Y2K-0! by Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueva BOOM! Box / BOOM! Studios Publication Date: March 25, 2020 ISBN: 9781684154951
It’s 1999 in New Jersey. Seventeen-year-old Sam is working at Vinyl Destination, a record store where she and her coworkers sell music, play in a band, and operate a fight club. When her coworker Kennedy discovers that someone is attaching a virus to music downloaded off “Snapster” and burned to CDs, the crew is on the case. They’re sure music executive Rick Blaze is behind it and that it is somehow connected to the Y2K turnover. Luckily, they’ve won a battle of the bands contest to open the New Year’s Eve show at Time Square, giving them just the right setting to save the day.
Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare, vol. 4 by Yuhki Kamatani Seven Seas Entertainment Publication Date: December 17, 2019 ISBN: 9781642750638
Volume four of Our Dreams at Dusk is the concluding volume of the series. Tchaiko,
the eldest member of the drop-in center’s group reveals to Tasuku that his very
sick partner is in the hospital. Meanwhile, Saki and her girlfriend start
planning their wedding. Tasuku takes this opportunity to make amends with
Misora and invite him to attend the wedding. Someone-san reveals her asexuality
and the former pressures and societal expectations she faced to date and settle
down with someone, which led to her cutting ties with most of the people from
her past. Tsubaki continues to find his way and figure out his sexuality. In
the meantime, he has become more kind to the drop-in regulars and more
accepting of who they are. Saki’s parents are supportive of her marriage and
even though Tchaiko has to leave early to say goodbye to his partner, they have
a beautiful wedding with everyone in attendance.
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Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction by Michael Miller
Twenty First Century Books
January 1, 2019
Fake News is a short, concise book that describes what fake news is, why it is a problem, and how to avoid and combat it. With concrete examples from current events, readers learn tips and tricks to avoid all kinds of fake news, from outrageous lies to biased articles. Terms are explained throughout. There are source notes, a bibliography, more resources and an index in the back.