Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey

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Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq

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Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir

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Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor

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The Dumbest Idea Ever!

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Good Riddance: An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce

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Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

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Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics

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The Imitation Game

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My Favorite Things

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Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

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Stitches

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March: Book One (March, #1)

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The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4)

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

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