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Thursday again, is it? Seems like the weeks are getting shorter along with the daylight hours! Let’s jump right into today’s newsletter before we lose any more time.

Bookish Goods

Bracelets featuring anime logos

Anime Bracelets by AnimeFiguresCentral

These handmade bracelets let you tell everyone what your favorite anime is without telling everyone what your favorite anime is. $10

New Releases

Marvel Voices Comunidades #1

Marvel Voices: Comunidades #1 by Various

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Marvel has released this anthology by Latine creators featuring Marvel’s mightiest Latine heroes, including America Chavez, White Tiger, Miles Morales, and a whole lot more!

Forest Hills Bootleg Society cover

Forest Hills Bootleg Society by Dave Baker and Nicole Goux

The year is 2005. While buying bootleg anime DVDs, four teen girls — best of friends — find a raunchy film that would knock the socks off all the other teens in their conservative town. When they start selling copies on the sly, they set themselves on a path towards jealousy, heartbreak, and the possible end of their friendship.

For a more comprehensive list of new releases, check out our New Books newsletter!

Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: contests! A little healthy competition never hurt anyone, but at least one of these characters might be taking things too far…

La Corda d'Oro Vol 1 cover

La Corda d’Oro Vol. 1 by Yuki Kure

With her complete and utter lack of musical talent, Kahoko never had a chance of joining her school’s prestigious music competition or matching wits with the handsome boys who participate in it. Then a fairy gives her a magic violin, and suddenly Kahoko stands a very real chance of winning — but is victory worth the price?

Measuring Up cover

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu

Cici’s grandmother is about to turn seventy, and Cici wants nothing more than to celebrate with her. The problem: Cici is in America, and her grandmother still lives in Taiwan. The only way Cici can afford a plane ticket from Taiwan to Seattle is to enter — and win — a kid’s cooking contest. But will the judges appreciate her Taiwanese dishes?

Until next time, nerd friends, keep your eyes on the prize: the weekend will be here before you know it!