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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Swing

Swing

by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess

Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End

by Adam Silvera

In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Bingo Love

Bingo Love

by Tee Franklin; art by Jenn St. Onge & Joy San

When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades late...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

They Called Us Enemy

They Called Us Enemy

by George Takei, with Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott; art by Harmony Becker

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

by Dusti Bowling

New friends and a mystery help Aven, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Aru Shah and the End of Time

by Roshani Chokshi

Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Listen, Slowly

Listen, Slowly

by Thanhha Lai

Assisting her grandmother's investigation of her grandfather's fate during the Vietnam War, Mai struggles to adapt to an unfamiliar culture while redefining her sense of family.

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Captain Superlative

Captain Superlative

by J. S. Puller

Janey, a quiet outsider, is inspired by the eccentric and enigmatic Captain Superlative, a masked superhero who runs through the halls of their middle school, performing radical acts of kindness.

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Front Desk

Front Desk

by Kelly Yang

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests. Number 2: Her pare...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Black Enough

Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling black authors writing for teens today — Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be yo...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens

Unbroken

edited by Marieke Nijkamp

An anthology of stories in various genres, featuring disabled characters and written by disabled creators, ranging from established best-selling authors to debut authors.

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & the Papas

California Dreamin'

by Penelope Bagieu; translated by Nanette McGuinness

Before she was the legendary Mama Cass of the folk group The Mamas and the Papas, Ellen Cohen was a teen girl from Baltimore with an incredible voice, incredible confidence, and incredible dreams. She dr...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book

Picture This

by Lynda Barry

The creative-drawing companion to the acclaimed and bestselling What It Is.

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

The Unwanted

by Don Brown

Starting in 2011, refugees flood out of war-torn Syria in Exodus-like proportions. The surprising flood of victims overwhelms neighboring countries, and chaos follows. Resentment in host nations heightens as disruption and the cost of aid grow...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures

The Big Trip

by Lonely Planet Publications

This comprehensive companion provides essential pre-trip planning advice, regional overviews with maps and itineraries, and practical resources for finding work abroad. In full color and packed with inspirational images.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Refugee

Refugee

by Alan Gratz

Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus

by Dashka Slater

One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one o...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Akata Witch

Akata Witch

by Nnedi Okorafor

Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Hey, Kiddo

Hey, Kiddo

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Lumberjanes

Lumberjanes

by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen, Shannon Walters, Maarta Laiho, and Aubrey Aiese

Friendship to the max! At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's camp for hardcore lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying

by Karen M. McManus

Five students walk into Bayview High detection. Only four walk out.... Simon was the creator of a high school gossip app. He planned to post juicy reveals about his four high-profile classmates. When he dies before detention is over, is...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

The Librarian of Auschwitz

The Librarian of Auschwitz

by Antonio Iturbe; translated by Lilit Thwaites

Follows Dita Kraus from age fourteen, when she is put in charge of a few forbidden books at Auschwitz concentration camp, through the end of World War II and beyond.

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