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The 47 People You'll Meet in Middle School Cover Image
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Published: Yearling - June 23rd, 2020

Getting ready to start middle school? Well, you'll need to know what to expect. Get to know every person you'll meet and how they can help (and who to stay away from!).

"Mahoney authentically captures the universal indignities of middle school, the challenges of self-discovery, and the joy of making true friends." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Dear Lou,


All Together Now (Eagle Rock Series #2) Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Hope Larson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780374313654
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 4th, 2020

All Together Now is New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Hope Larson's pitch-perfect graphic novel follow-up for fans of All Summer Long, music lovers, and anyone navigating the ups and downs of friendship.


All's Faire in Middle School Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525429999
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Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire.


Amal Unbound Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399544699
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Published: Puffin Books - January 7th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller!

Amal has big dreams, until a nightmarish encounter . . .


The Awakening of Malcolm X: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374313296
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 5th, 2021

The Awakening of Malcolm X is a powerful narrative account of the activist's adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz along with 2019 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe award-winning author, Tiffany D. Jackson.

No one can be at peace until he has his freedom.


Beyond the Ruby Veil Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368052139
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2020

A dark, queer YA fantasy that's perfect for fans of the Three Dark Crowns series. After Emanuela Ragno kills the one person in Occhia who can create water, she must find a way to save her city from dying of thirst. Emanuela Ragno always gets what she wants. With her daring mind and socialite schemes, she refuses to be the demure young lady everyone wants her to be.


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 young and Black in America. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.


Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 Cover Image
By Ta-Nehisi Coates (Text by), Brian Stelfreeze (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781302900533
Published: Marvel - September 13th, 2016

A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer T-Nehisi Coates (BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME) takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before.


The Bride Was a Boy Cover Image
By Chii
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ISBN: 9781626928886
Published: Seven Seas - May 8th, 2018

A heartwarming transgender love story, based on true events! A diary comic with an upbeat, adorable flair that tells the charming tale of Chii, a woman assigned male at birth. Her story starts with her childhood and follows the ups and downs of exploring her sexuality, gender, and transition–as well as falling in love with a man who’s head over heels for her.


The Bridge Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524738136
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Published: Puffin Books - April 14th, 2020

"Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive. Padma infuses her story with hope and bravery that will inspire readers."--Aisha Saeed, author of the New York Times Bestseller Amal Unbound


Chirp Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547605705
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 9th, 2021

"[A] deftly layered mystery about family, friendship, and the struggle to speak up." - Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Speak and Shout

From acclaimed author Kate Messner comes the powerful story of a young girl with the courage to make her voice heard, set against the backdrop of a summertime mystery.


City of the Plague God Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368051507
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 12th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents CITY OF THE PLAGUE GOD, an adventure based on ancient Mesopotamian mythology written by Sarwat Chadda, author of the Ash Mistry series.

"An epic worthy of Gilgamesh. Chadda brings attention to the less well-recognized mythology of ancient Mesopotamia with engaging humor and wit."--Kirkus Reviews


Clap When You Land Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.


Class Act Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062885500
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize.


Concrete Rose Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062846716
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 12th, 2021

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.


Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335910028
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Published: Inkyard Press - December 1st, 2020

"I couldn't put Dear Haiti, Love Alaine down " --New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory

Co-written by sisters Maika and Maritza Moulite, this exceptional debut novel captures a sparkling new voice and irrepressible heroine in a story sure to thrill fans of Nicola Yoon and Ibi Zoboi


Dear Justyce Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984829665
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

An NPR Best Book of the Year * The stunning sequel to the critically acclaimed,  #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. An incarcerated teen writes letters to his best friend about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system.


Dragon Hoops Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.


Dress Coded Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984816436
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

In this debut middle-grade girl-power friendship story, perfect for fans of Moxie, an eighth grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion.
 


Molly Frost is FED UP...

Because Olivia was yelled at for wearing a tank top.


Early Departures Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062748409
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 22nd, 2020

Justin A. Reynolds, author of Opposite of Always, returns with another charming and powerful YA contemporary novel with a speculative twist, perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon, Becky Albertalli, and Adam Silvera.

What if you could bring your best friend back to life—but only for a short time?


The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101997253
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Published: Puffin Books - April 3rd, 2018

A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book

Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL? 


Fearless (Fearless Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534468955
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Published: Aladdin - April 6th, 2021

“Will hit all the high notes for theater and mystery fans alike.” —Kirkus Reviews

Better Nate than Ever meets Love Sugar Magic in this spooky middle grade novel from Hamilton and Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez about a group of young thespians who must face the ghost haunting their theater.

Twelve-year-old Monica Garcia has ar


Flamer Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250756145
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.

"This book will save lives." —Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo


Genesis Begins Again Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481465816
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 18th, 2020

“Reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.” —The New York Times

“One of the best books I have ever read…will live in the hearts of readers for the rest of their lives.” —Colby Sharp, founder of Nerdy Book Club

“An emotional, painful, yet still hopeful adolescent journey…one that needed


The Gilded Ones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984848697
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Published: Delacorte Press - February 9th, 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER! 

“Namina Forna Could Be The Toni Morrison Of YA Fantasy.” –Refinery 29 

“Fans of Children of Blood and Bone, Mulan, and the Dora Milaje from Black Panther are going to adore this one.” BuzzFeed


A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062836694
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 16th, 2020

From debut author Lisa Moore Ramée comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give and the novels of Renée Watson and Jason Reynolds.


Hot Comb Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781770463486
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - June 18th, 2019

Appeared on best of the year lists from The Washington Post, NPR, The Guardian, and more! Nominated for an NAACP Image Award and Winner of the Believer Book Award for Fiction!


I'm Not Dying with You Tonight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492678892
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Published: Sourcebooks - August 1st, 2019

The New York Times Bestseller

"An absolute page turner, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is a compelling and powerful novel that is sure to make an impact. " --Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give


Ikenga Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593113523
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

Nnedi Okorafor's acclaimed first novel for middle grade readers introduces a boy who can access super powers with the help of the magical Ikenga.


Kingdom of Sea and Stone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335146519
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 6th, 2020

"A fabulous interweaving of fantasy, politics, and sisterhood -- this unusual, tense tale will have you on the edge of your seat " --#1 New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce on Crown of Coral and Pearl


Legacy and the Queen Cover Image
By Kobe Bryant (Created by), Annie Matthew
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ISBN: 9781949520033
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Published: Granity Studios - September 3rd, 2019

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From the mind of basketball legend and Academy Award-winning storyteller Kobe Bryant comes a new tale of finding your inner magic against all odds.

GAME. SET. MAGIC.


The Lion of Mars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593121818
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

Blast off with New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning Jennifer L. Holm's out-of-this-world new novel about a kid raised on Mars who learns that he can't be held back by the fears of the grown-ups around him.


The Long Ride Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553534221
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - September 24th, 2019

In the tumult of 1970s New York City, seventh graders are bussed from their neighborhood in Queens to integrate a new school in South Jamaica.


Long Way Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

“An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Astonishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book

A


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481438292
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 27th, 2020

Carnegie Medal winner
A National Book Award Finalist
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019

A Time Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019
A Washington Post Best Children’s Boo


Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616959890
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Published: Soho Teen - April 7th, 2020

Discover New York Times bestseller Samira Ahmed’s romantic, sweeping adventure through the streets of Paris told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, continents, and the lives of two young Muslim women fighting to write their own stories.
 
Smash the patriarchy. Eat all the pastries.


The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by the New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Publishers Weekly


Matasha Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632462008
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Published: Igkids - June 1st, 2021

The many pleasures of this novel include its empathy and poker-faced wit, and the charms of its main character.--Meg Wolitzer, New York Times Book Review

"Beautifully renders the slow-motion alchemy of growing up; mesmerizing and memorable."
--KIRKUS (starred review)


Operatic Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Byron Eggenschwiler (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781554989720
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Published: Groundwood Books - April 2nd, 2019

Somewhere in the universe, there is the perfect tune for you.


Other Words for Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062747815
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 6th, 2021

New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book!

A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.


A Place to Belong Cover Image
By Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481446655
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - June 9th, 2020

Five starred reviews!

“Another gift from Kadohata to her readers.” —Booklist (starred review)

A Japanese American family, reeling from their ill treatment in the Japanese imprisonment camps, gives up their American citizenship to move back to Hiroshima, unaware of the devastation wreaked by the atomic bomb in this piercing and all too relev


Punching the Air Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062996480
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

New York Times and USA Today bestseller * Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor * Walter Award Winner * Goodreads Finalist for Best Teen Book of the Year * Time Magazine Best Book of the Year * Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year * School Library Journal 


Rebel Sisters Cover Image
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Published: Razorbill - November 17th, 2020

In the epic, action-packed sequel to the "brilliant" (Booklist, starred review) novel War Girls, the battles are over, but the fight for justice has just begun.


Sanctuary Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984815712
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Co-founder of the Women's March makes her YA debut in a near future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary.


Sea Sirens (A Trot & Cap'n Bill Adventure #1) Cover Image
By Amy Chu, Janet K. Lee (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780451480170
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

Dive into this visually stunning, middle-grade graphic novel about a spunky Vietnamese American surfer girl and her cantankerous talking cat who plunge into a fantasy world of oceanic marvels . . . and mayhem!


Some Places More Than Others Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 8th, 2020

From Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Renée Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring novel for middle schoolers about finding deep roots and exploring the past, the present, and the places that make us who we are.


Song for a Whale Cover Image
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Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019

In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.


Sword and Pen (The Great Library #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451489265
Published: Berkley - August 11th, 2020

With the future of the Great Library in doubt, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone must decide if it's worth saving in this thrilling adventure in the New York Times bestselling series.


Take Back the Block Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593175170
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

"This book made me want to step aside, hand over the mic, and listen to Wes. A must-read." --Mariama J. Lockington, author of For Black Girls Like Me

Brand-new kicks, ripped denim shorts, Supreme tee--


This Coven Won't Break (These Witches Don't Burn #2) Cover Image
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Published: Razorbill - May 19th, 2020

In this gripping, romantic sequel to These Witches Don't Burn, Hannah must work alongside her new girlfriend to take down the Hunters desperate to steal her magic.

Hannah Walsh just wants to finish high school.


Three Keys (A Front Desk Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338591385
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020

The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this powerful, hilarious, and resonant sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk.

Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever.


Thunder Run (Dactyl Hill Squad #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338268898
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 4th, 2021

"An unforgettable historical, high-octane adventure." -- Dav Pilkey, author-illustrator of the Dog Man series

Magdalys's connection with the dinosaurs has led the US Army to some important victories, but the Civil War's not over yet and the squad members find themselves fighting deep in the Louisiana bayou. Then General Ulysses S.


Where the Heart Is Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536219029
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Published: Candlewick - April 13th, 2021

If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a girl struggling to form her own identity.


White Bird: A Wonder Story (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Helen Mirren and Gillian Anderson! 


Who Put This Song On? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525707547
Published: Ember - March 23rd, 2021

"Unflinchingly irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartbreakingly honest." —Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X


Wings of Ebony Cover Image
By J. Elle
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - January 26th, 2021

Instant New York Times bestseller!
“A remarkable, breathtaking, earthshaking, poetic thrillride.” —Daniel JoOlder, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper

In this riveting, keenly emotional debut fantasy, a Black teen from Houston has her world upended when she learns about her


Witchy Vol. 1 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781549304811
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Published: Oni Press - September 17th, 2019

2015 Ignatz for Outstanding Online Comic Nominee
2016 DINKy for Outstanding Web Comic Nominee
Danish “Pingprisen” for Best Online Series in 2017 and 2018 Nominee


In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair.


You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2021

A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

A Stonewall Honor Book

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.


1789: Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change Cover Image
By Marc Aronson (Editor), Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Editor)
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Published: Candlewick - September 1st, 2020

The acclaimed team that brought us 1968 turns to another year that shook the world with a collection of nonfiction writings by renowned young-adult authors.


Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills and Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety and Stress Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593196649
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Published: Zeitgeist Young Adult - March 31st, 2020

Is anxiety disrupting your life? With proven CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques, this book can be your guide out of the spiraling stress of anxiety and get you back on track to living a happy and healthy life.


Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier Cover Image
By Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks (Illustrator)
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Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

In the graphic novel Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier, Jim Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks capture the great humor and incredible drive of Mary Cleave, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first women in space.


Displacement Cover Image
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Published: First Second - August 18th, 2020

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.


The Far Away Brothers (Adapted for Young Adults): Two Teenage Immigrants Making a Life in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984829801
Published: Ember - August 25th, 2020

The inspiring true story of identical twin teenage brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California as undocumented immigrants--perfect for fans of Enrique's Journey and anyone interested in learning about the issues that underlie today's conversations about DACA and immigration reform.


Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11's Third Man Cover Image
By Alex Irvine, Ben Bishop (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780884487593
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - June 4th, 2019

*Junior Library Guild Selection 2017*

A unanimous selection to the 2018 Maverick Graphic Novel List!

This graphic retelling of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission follows astronaut Michael Collins, commander of the lunar orbiter, to the far side of the moon.


Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Cover Image
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Published: Versify - August 18th, 2020

New York Times bestseller! 

Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds—black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more—who helped lead the fight for suffrage?


Free Lunch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324003601
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Winner of the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award.


The Mars Challenge: The Past, Present, and Future of Human Spaceflight Cover Image
By Alison Wilgus, Wyeth Yates (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781626720831
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Published: First Second - June 16th, 2020

Travel to deep space and back again with The Mars Challenge, a nonfiction graphic novel for teens about the science and logistics of a manned mission to Mars.


Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein (Who Wrote Classics) Cover Image
By Linda Bailey, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781770495593
Published: Tundra Books - August 28th, 2018

The inspiring story of the girl behind one of the greatest novels -- and monsters -- ever, perfectly timed for the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein. For fans for picture book biographies such as I Dissent or She Persisted.


No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143133568
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Published: Penguin Books - November 12th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Time's 2019 Person of the Year

"Greta Thunberg is already one of our planet’s greatest advocates." —Barack Obama

The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations 


Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band Cover Image
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Published: IDW Publishing - October 27th, 2020

Experience the riveting, powerful story of the Native American civil rights movement and the resulting struggle for identity told through the high-flying career of West Coast rock 'n' roll pioneers Redbone.


Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) Cover Image
By James Sturm, Rich Tommaso (Illustrator)
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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.


SHOUT Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - March 10th, 2020

Award-winning Speak author Laurie Halse Anderson's New York Times bestselling poetic memoir and call to action, which garnered eight starred reviews!


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America


This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.


Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 8th, 2019

From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII.


Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250294470
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Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019

A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story for middle grade readers about how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team, from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award recipient Steve Sheinkin.


We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419741111
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

A stirring look at nonviolent activism, from American suffragists to Civil Rights to the Climate Change Movement
 
We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as what is nonviolent resistance and how does it work?


You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358387428
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Published: Clarion Books - March 31st, 2020

A 2021 YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST

America is the greatest democracy in the world . . . isn't it?


Your Brain Needs a Hug: Life, Love, Mental Health, and Sandwiches Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250307859
Published: Imprint - August 13th, 2019

Imbued with a sense of humor, understanding, and hope, Your Brain Needs a Hug is a judgment-free guide for living well with your mind.


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