A Wrinkle In Time - Yes, we know this is a Young Adult novel, but it's still one of the smartest books we've ever read. It's also notable for featuring a female protagonist in a science fiction setting, which was an incredibly rare phenomenon when the book was published in the 1960s.
Publisher's description: A New York Times Notable Book. In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America--a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. In 1527 the conquistador Pnfilo de