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Magical realism and familial drama abound in Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende’s debut novel, which is becoming more popular every year since being published in 1982. Spanning three generations, this novel tells the story of the Trueba family from the perspectives of two of its members.…

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Embark on a coming-of-age journey filled with magical realism and romance in Ibi Zoboi’s stunning debut novel in which she expertly weaves the timely issues of immigration with the desires of chasing after the American dream. As your students follow Fabiola from Haiti to the streets of…

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…the vivid depiction of Mexican culture, Like Water for Chocolate is becoming more and more popular every year. A perfect introduction to magical realism, Esquivel’s love story is perfect for exploring questions related to the effect of culture on our lives and what it takes to live a…

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…visits, children born with pig’s tails—but is seen as perfectly normal. Marquez’s mastery of tone makes this “magical realism” believable to the reader. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback volume discounts. You'll always save at least 25%…

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…Belpré Award, The Dreamer is an imaginative children’s novel by Pam Muñoz Ryan and illustrator Peter Sís. Blending magical realism with poetry, literary fiction, biography, and art, The Dreamer tells the story of Neftalí, a young boy who loves to find beauty and…

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…them by a brutal dictator. Full of lively prose and built on Dominican history, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is multicultural magical realism for today’s reader. Adult themes make this selection appropriate for mature students. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback…

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…Leigh must learn to accept her own feelings of grief and guilt. Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, this novel weaves magical realism with lyrical prose to create a coming-of-age story your students will remember. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback volume…

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Magical realism crashes into an apocalyptic vision of Los Angeles in this compelling, satirical novel. Strange events start happening in Mexico and only get stranger, and a set of characters with diverse cultural backgrounds are caught up in the creation of a new society and the incredible northward…

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Take a leap into magical realism with What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, a collection of short stories by award-winning author Lesley Nneka Arimah. From tales of futuristic societies to poignant family dramas, students will love exploring themes of tradition, resilience, and the human…

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In this book, author Echo Brown employs magical realism to tell an allegorical story based on her experiences living on the East Side of Cleveland. Echo believes there is magic amid the tragedy in her neighborhood. It’s only when she transfers to the rich school on the West Side that new…

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Sing, Unburied, Sing—a masterpiece of American magical realism—will haunt readers long after they’ve finished the book. In Jesmyn Ward’s award-winning novel, set in the heart of Mississippi, young Jojo and his family embark on a road trip to pick up his father from prison.…

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A dramatic romance, weaving fancy and realism into a plot that speaks to audiences today. This timeless stage is set on an enchanted island, where an exiled Duke and two young lovers encounter the occult, finding good and evil in their own natures. Starring Christopher Guard, Michael Hordern. This…

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