The 6TH WORLD

by Nanobah Becker

Navajo Astronaut Tazbah Redhouse is a pilot on the first spaceship sent to colonize Mars. But a mysterious dream the night before her departure indicates there may be more to her mission than she understands.

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Advantageous

by Jennifer Phang

Gwen is the spokesperson for a radical technology allowing people to overcome their natural disadvantages and begin life anew. But when her job and family are in crisis, will she undergo the procedure herself?

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American Made

by Sharat Raju and Marcus Cano

American Made confronts issues of tradition, faith, conformity and sacrifice when a Sikh American family is stranded in the desert on their way to the Grand Canyon.

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Asparagus

by Robby Henson

In a regimented greenhouse laboratory, an isolated agricultural engineer named Dekard learns lessons about life and love from a fertilizer delivery agent and a renegade asparagus.

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Be Good, My Children

by Christine Chang

A Korean American family's pursuit of the American dream is tested by its hard-working, religious mother and her two "employment-challenged" grown children.

Beholder

by Nisha Ganatra

Sasha, a resident of the socially conservative gated community Red Estates, makes a discovery about her genetically engineered unborn child that causes her to rethink her allegiances.

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The Bloody Child

by Nina Menkes

A young Marine is found wandering the Mojave Desert, a woman's body in the trunk of his car; an outsider probes the inexplicable death.

Body of Correspondence

by Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury and Marina Zurkow

A lifetime of letters between pen pals falls into the hands of a collector who plans to rewrite history — prompting the writers' ghosts to intervene.

Brincando el Charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican

by Frances Negrón-Muntaner

An experimental narrative that explores the definitions of Puerto Rican social, political, and sexual identities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Brother to Brother

By Rodney Evans, Jim McKay, and Aimee Schoof

Bruce Nugent, the black gay writer who co-founded the journal Fire!! with Langston Hughes and others, inspires a gay teenager through memories of the Harlem Renaissance.

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