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Amina's Song (Amina's Voice) By Hena Khan Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534459892
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - April 19th, 2022

Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature

“For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can’t get better than this book.” —R. J.


Black Brother, Black Brother By Jewell Parker Rhodes Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316493796
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 30th, 2021

From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition -- now in paperback!
Framed. Bullied. Disliked. But I know I can still be the best.


Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780805098761
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 14th, 2017

Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot—the Latinos featured in Bravo!, by author Margarita Engle and illustrator Rafael López, come from many different countries and from many different backgrounds.

Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to a collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive today!


Clash (A Click Graphic Novel) By Kayla Miller, Kayla Miller (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kayla Miller, Kayla Miller (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780358242192
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Published: Clarion Books - July 20th, 2021

Kayla Miller, the New York Times best-selling author-illustrator of Click, Camp, and Act, returns with the next chapter of Olive's story, tackling new friendships, middle school conflicts, and the importance of empathy.
 

Olive, meet Natasha. 
 
There’s a new kid in town


Danny Chung Sums It Up By Maisie Chan, Natelle Quek (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maisie Chan, Natelle Quek (Illustrator)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781419748219
Published: Amulet Books - September 7th, 2021

A touching and funny middle-grade story about a boy whose life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother moves in

Eleven-year-old Danny’s life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother comes to live with his family in England. Things get worse when Danny finds out he’ll have to share his room with her, and she took the top bunk!


Daughter of the Deep By Rick Riordan Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781368077927
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 26th, 2021

New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan pays homage to Jules Verne in his exciting modern take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.


Dustborn By Erin Bowman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358244431
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Published: Clarion Books - April 20th, 2021

Delta of Dead River sets out to rescue her family from a ruthless dictator rising to power in the Wastes and discovers a secret that will reshape her world in this postapocalyptic Western mashup for fans of Mad Max and Gunslinger Girl.


Ground Zero By Alan Gratz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245752
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present.

September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting hi


Growing Pangs By Kathryn Ormsbee, Molly Brooks (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathryn Ormsbee, Molly Brooks (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593301319
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Published: Random House Graphic - May 3rd, 2022

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR

Introducing an irresistibly relatable graphic novel about friendship and growing up, "an excellent companion to Raina Telgemeier's Guts and Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham's Real Friends series."—Booklist, Starred Review


New Friends. New grade. New worries?


I Must Betray You By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984836038
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Published: Philomel Books - February 1st, 2022

A #1 New York Times and National Bestseller!
 
A gut-wrenching, startling historical thriller about communist Romania and the citizen spy network that devastated a nation, from the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray.


The Inheritance Games By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780759555402
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 27th, 2021

1.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD OF THE #1 BESTSELLING SERIES!

Don't miss this New York Times bestselling "impossible to put down" (Buzzfeed) novel with deadly stakes, thrilling twists, and juicy secrets -- perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out.


Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarsh


Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World By Ashley Herring Blake Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316515474
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.


Iyanu: Child of Wonder Volume 1 By Roye Okupe, Godwin Akpan (Illustrator), Spoof Animation (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Roye Okupe, Godwin Akpan (Illustrator), Spoof Animation (Contributions by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506723044
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Published: Dark Horse Books - September 21st, 2021

Soon to be an animated series from HBO Max, Cartoon Network, and Lion Forge Animation!

Part of the YouNeek YouNiverse! Extraordinary fantasy and superhero stories inspired by African history, culture, and mythology—created by the best Nigerian comics talent!


My Fine Fellow By Jennieke Cohen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063047532
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Published: HarperTeen - January 11th, 2022

Culinary delights abound, romance lingers in the air, and plans go terribly, wonderfully astray in this gender-bent take on My Fair Lady from Jennieke Cohen, author of Dangerous Alliance—perfect for fans of Bridgerton or A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. 


One for All: A Novel By Lillie Lainoff Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374314613
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 8th, 2022

“There are no limits to the will—and the strength—of this unique female hero.” —Tamora Pierce, writer of the Song of the Lioness and the Protector of the Small quartets

One for All is a gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers, in which a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love.


A Pho Love Story By Loan Le Cover Image
By Loan Le
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534441934
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2021

“Will leave readers swooning.” —PopSugar

When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old feud about their competing, neighboring restaurants.

If


The Racers: How an Outcast Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler's Best (Scholastic Focus) By Neal Bascomb Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338277418
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Published: Scholastic Focus - October 6th, 2020

The heart-pounding story of an unlikely band of ragtags who took on Hitler's Grand Prix driver.

In the years before World War II, Adolf Hitler wanted to prove the greatness of the Third Reich in everything from track and field to motorsports.


Run: Book One By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury (Illustrator), Nate Powell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury (Illustrator), Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419730696
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - August 3rd, 2021

RUN, the Eisner Award-Winner for Best Graphic Memoir, is one of the most heralded books of the year including being named a:
New York Times Top 5 YA Books of the Year · Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens (Young Adult Library Services Association) · Washington Post Best Bo


Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) By James Sturm, Rich Tommaso (Illustrator) Cover Image
By James Sturm, Rich Tommaso (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368042895
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2019

Baseball Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige (1906 - 1982) changed the face of the game in a career that spanned five decades. Much has been written about this larger-than-life pitcher, but when it comes to Paige, fact does not easily separate from fiction. He made a point of writing his own history . . . and then re-writing it.


Squire By Nadia Shammas, Sara Alfageeh (Illustrator), Sara Alfageeh Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062945846
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 8th, 2022

From two incredible rising talents comes the fantasy graphic novel Molly Knox Ostertag calls “instantly compelling.” A New England Book Award and Harvey Award winner!


Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler By Ibi Zoboi Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399187384
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler, author of Parable of the Sower and Kindred.


Starfish By Lisa Fipps Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814500
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 9th, 2021

A Printz Honor winner!
 
Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse.

Cover may vary.
 


The Taking of Jake Livingston By Ryan Douglass Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781984812537
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

Get Out meets Holly Jackson in this YA social thriller where survival is not a guarantee.


This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future #1) By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY.com

Also available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey


A Thousand Steps into Night By Traci Chee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358469988
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Published: Clarion Books - March 1st, 2022

Longlisted for the National Book Award


Too Bright to See By Kyle Lukoff Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593111178
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Published: Dial Books - June 7th, 2022

A National Book Award Finalist
 
"A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding." –The New York Times Book Review


We Are Family By LeBron James, Andrea Williams Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062971098
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Published: HarperCollins - August 31st, 2021

Kids have big dreams. And when those dreams are on the line, how far are they willing to go to achieve them?


Winnie Zeng Unleashes a Legend By Katie Zhao Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593426579
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2022

An epic new fantasy series inspired by Chinese mythology that #1 New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia calls "a hilarious tussle between homework, family, and heroism." When a girl awakens the stuff of legends from an old family recipe, she must embrace her extraordinary heritage to save the world.


World in Between: Based on a True Refugee Story By Kenan Trebincevic, Susan Shapiro (Illustrator), Susan Shapiro Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358439875
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Published: Clarion Books - July 27th, 2021

Co-written by a New York Times best-selling author, this moving story of a Muslim boy’s exile from war-torn Bosnia to the United States offers a riveting refugee saga.​

Kenan loves drawing and playing soccer with his friends.


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