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The 47 People You'll Meet in Middle School Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524765163
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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,


Akata Witch Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142420911
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Published: Speak - July 11th, 2017

 "Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her characters take your heart and squeeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things." -- Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods 


All the Greys on Greene Street Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780451479556
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Published: Puffin Books - June 2nd, 2020

"A dazzling debut novel about resilience, courage, home and family."--Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me


All's Faire in Middle School Cover Image
$12.99
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
$8.99
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 . . .


Annie's Life in Lists Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524765125
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Published: Yearling - June 23rd, 2020

Do you love Anastasia Krupnik, Ramona Quimby, and the Penderwicks? Then you will love Annie! For Annie, lists are how she keeps her whole life in order. And there is a lot to keep track of!


Beware the Night (The Offering Series #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250233332
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Published: Square Fish - March 10th, 2020

Jessika Fleck's Beware the Night is a YA dystopic novel about a young woman who must join a dangerous revolution to fight against injustice—and the boy she loves.


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.


The Bone Garden Cover Image
By Heather Kassner, Matt Saunders (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250296894
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 6th, 2019

A spooky and adventurous debut illustrated fantasy novel about a girl made of dust and bone and imagination who seeks the truth about the magic that brought her to life.

"This magical story—and the brave girl in its pages—will haunt you in the best way." —Natalie Lloyd, New York Times bestselling author of Over the Moon


The Bride Was a Boy Cover Image
By Chii
$13.99
ISBN: 9781626928886
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Published: Seven Seas - May 8th, 2018

A heartwarming transgender love story, based on true events!


The Bridge Home Cover Image
$8.99
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


Clean Getaway Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984892973
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely middle-grade road-trip story through landmarks of the Civil Rights movement and the map they lay for contemporary race relations.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:
Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.


Color Me In Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525578239
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 20th, 2019

A powerful coming-of-age novel pulled from personal experience about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can both strain a family to the breaking point and strengthen its bonds.


Crown of Coral and Pearl Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335090447
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Published: Inkyard Press - August 27th, 2019

"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


Dactyl Hill Squad (Dactyl Hill Squad #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338268829
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 30th, 2019

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


Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335777096
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Published: Inkyard Press - September 3rd, 2019

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

"An enchanting and engrossing novel full of wit and laughter." --Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory

"Remarkable, funny, and whip-smart." --Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street, National Book Award finalist


Dodger Boy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781773060729
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 4th, 2018

In 1970 Vancouver, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and her best friend, Dawn, are keen to avoid the pitfalls of adolescence. Couldn't they just skip teenhood altogether, along with its annoying behaviors - showing off just because you have a boyfriend, obsessing about marriage and a ring and matching dining-room furniture?


Dragon Pearl Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368014748
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 7th, 2020

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits.

But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times.


Dream Country Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735231672
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2018

The heartbreaking story of five generations of young people from a single African-and-American family pursuing an elusive dream of freedom.

"Gut wrenching and incredible.”— Sabaa Tahir #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes


A Dream So Dark (The Nightmare-Verse #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250153920
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Published: Imprint - September 24th, 2019

"The fantasy series I've been waiting for my whole life."
—Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Hate U Give

In L.L. McKinney's A Dream So Dark, the thrilling sequel to A Blade So Black, Alice goes deeper into a dark version of Wonderland.


Each Tiny Spark Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780451479747
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Published: Puffin Books - June 30th, 2020

From award-winning author Pablo Cartaya comes a deeply moving middle grade novel about a daughter and father finding their way back to each other in the face of their changing family and community.

A SCHNEIDER FAMILY BOOK AWARD HONOR FOR MIDDLE GRADE


The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora Cover Image
$8.99
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? 


The Friendship War Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780399557620
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Published: Yearling - January 7th, 2020

A fabulous school story about fads and friendship from the bestselling author of Frindle.

This is war. Okay--that's too dramatic.
But no matter what this is called, so far I'm winning.
And it feels wonderful.


Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

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

* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets.


Genesis Begins Again Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481465809
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 15th, 2019

A Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Correta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award
A Morris Award Finalist
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the s


Ghost Boys Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262262
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.


The Giver (Giver Quartet #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780544336261
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 1st, 2014

1994 Newbery Medal Winner

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment.


A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
$7.99
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.


Guts Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545852500
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Published: Graphix - September 17th, 2019

A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!


Hot Comb Cover Image
$21.95
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
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492678892
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - August 6th, 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


Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451473134
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Published: Berkley - April 5th, 2016

In this exhilarating series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…
 


Internment Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316522700
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

An instant New York Times bestseller!


The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328460837
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

"The Last Last-Day-of-Summer reminds me that all children deserve to exist in magical spaces where their imaginations and familial bonds will them into heroism. Every single child should have the freedom to be one of The Legendary Alstons.


Legacy and the Queen Cover Image
By Kobe Bryant (Created by), Annie Matthew
$16.99
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 Long Ride Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780553534221
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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.


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

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 Book of 2019
A School


My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399187353
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

National Book Award-finalist Ibi Zoboi makes her middle-grade debut with a moving story of a girl finding her place in a world that's changing at warp speed.


New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! 


No Fixed Address Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524768379
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Published: Yearling - April 7th, 2020

For fans of Wendelin van Draanen and Cynthia Lord, a touching and funny middle-grade story about family, friendship, and growing up when you're one step away from homelessness.


Operatic Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Byron Eggenschwiler (Illustrator)
$19.95
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
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747808
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019

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.


Patron Saints of Nothing Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525554929
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Published: Penguin Books - April 21st, 2020

A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

"Brilliant, honest, and equal parts heartbreaking and soul-healing." --Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SHOUT 

"A singular voice in the world of literature." --Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down


A Place to Belong Cover Image
By Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)
$8.99
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


The Poet X Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!


Queen of the Sea Cover Image
By Dylan Meconis, Dylan Meconis (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536215175
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Published: Walker Books US - April 27th, 2020

Queen of the Sea stands out as one of the most accomplished, even beautiful, comics of the year.” —School Library Journal


Rise of the Dragon Moon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250195555
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Published: Imprint - August 6th, 2019

The princess of a frozen queendom fights to free her mother from the clutches of terrifying dragons in Rise of the Dragon Moon, a middle grade fantasy debut from Gabrielle K. Byrne.


Sea Sirens (A Trot & Cap'n Bill Adventure #1) Cover Image
By Amy Chu, Janet K. Lee (Illustrator)
$12.99
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!


Shouting at the Rain Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147516770
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Published: Puffin Books - May 5th, 2020

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.


Song for a Whale Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524770266
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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.


Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780425290439
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Published: Kokila - September 3rd, 2019

From the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk comes the story of four kids who form an alternative Scout troop that shakes up their sleepy Florida town.

"Writing with wry restraint that's reminiscent of Kate DiCamillo... a beautiful tale." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review!)


Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons Series) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780399549687
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Published: Ember - March 3rd, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES: DC ICONS!

Don't miss the coming-of-age story of the world's first super hero, SUPERMAN, from Newbery award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author MATT DE LA PEÑA.


Symptoms of a Heartbreak Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250199102
Availability: Backordered
Published: Imprint - July 2nd, 2019

"Doogie Howser, M.D. meets The Fault in Our Stars in this tender romcom." —Teen Vogue

The youngest doctor in America, an Indian-American teen makes her rounds—and falls head over heels—in Sona Charaipotra's contemporary romantic comedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak.


These Witches Don't Burn Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451480347
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Published: Razorbill - April 28th, 2020

"Infused with page-turning suspense, bittersweet romance, shocking twists, and tragic turns, Sterling has written a standout debut." --Dana Mele, author of People Like Us


The Usual Suspects Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062796318
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 21st, 2019

Fans of Jason Reynolds and Sharon M. Draper will love this oh-so-honest middle grade novel from writer and educator Maurice Broaddus.


Where the Heart Is Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536200034
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Published: Candlewick - April 2nd, 2019

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.


Where the World Ends Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250225498
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 3rd, 2019

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book and Carnegie Medal Winner! New from Geraldine McCaughrean comes an extraordinary story of eight boys stranded on a rock in the middle of the sea, left to fight for their survival.

Every time a lad went fowling on the stacs, he came home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is.


White Bird: A Wonder Story Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780525645535
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable, Sydney Taylor Book Award-winning story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war. 


Wilder Girls Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525645610
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Published: Ember - June 2nd, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

"The perfect kind of story for our current era."Hypable


Witchy Cover Image
$14.99
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.


With the Fire on High Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662835
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 7th, 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.


Yes No Maybe So Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062937049
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

A book about the power of love and resistance from New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed.

YES


1919 The Year That Changed America Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781681198019
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 8th, 2019

WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD


Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524717797
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 6th, 2018

In development as a television series from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company and ABC Studios!


Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
By Anne Frank (Text by), David Polonsky (Illustrator), Ari Folman (Adapted by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781101871799
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Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2018

A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to capture the remarkable spirit of Anne Frank, who for a time survived the worst horror the modern world has seen—and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.
 


Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction Cover Image
$37.32
ISBN: 9781541528147
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Published: Twenty-First Century Books (Tm) - January 1st, 2019

While popularized by President Donald Trump, the term fake news actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism.


The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101906200
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Published: Broadway Books - May 22nd, 2018

The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California—fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong.


Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11's Third Man Cover Image
By Alex Irvine, Ben Bishop (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780884487593
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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.


Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut's Story Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780374312022
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 28th, 2019

Based on the adult bestseller Carrying the Fire

In time for the 50th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, this re-release of Michael Collins's autobiography is a bold, sparkling testament to exploration and perseverance.


Free Lunch Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324003601
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Winner of the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award.


Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062472472
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Published: HarperCollins - March 6th, 2018

A New York Public Library Best Book of 2017


Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984836090
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Published: Razorbill - October 16th, 2018

Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders. In keeping up with their ongoing fight to end gun-violence in all communities, the student leaders of March for Our Lives have decided not to be paid as authors of the book. 100% of net proceeds from this book will be paid to March For Our Lives Action Fund.


Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616205867
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 24th, 2017

LET'S GET THE FEMINIST PARTY STARTED!

Have you ever wanted to be a superheroine? Join a fandom? Create the perfect empowering playlist? Understand exactly what it means to be a feminist in the twenty-first century?


Illegal Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492665823
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - August 7th, 2018

A powerfully moving, award-winning graphic novel that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants from New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels. How can a human being be illegal for simply existing?


Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein Cover Image
By Linda Bailey, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781770495593
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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
$10.00
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

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 


On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525560579
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Published: Penguin Books - September 3rd, 2019

"Hope and insight and empathy spring from every page. . . . [McKesson] stares down the faces of bigotry and unfreedom and cynicism and doesn't flinch in writing out our marching orders toward freedom." --Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist


Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534440845
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.

As a


Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534444140
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue.

On June 23rd, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck.


She Did It!: 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think Cover Image
By Emily Arnold McCully, Emily Arnold McCully (Cover design or artwork by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781368019910
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2018

Prepare to discover new heroes among these twenty-one women who challenged the status quo, championed others, and made their voices heard. From Jane Addams to Alice Waters, from groundbreaking artists and social justice advocates to scientific pioneers and business innovators, a strong thread of trailblazing women runs through American history.


SHOUT Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670012107
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller and one of 2019's best-reviewed books, a poetic memoir and call to action from the award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
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.


Suffragette: The Battle for Equality Cover Image
By David Roberts, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781536208412
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Published: Walker Books US - October 8th, 2019

A New York Times best-selling illustrator turns his talents to a lavish history of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.K. and the U.S. just in time for the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment.


Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of
$19.99
ISBN: 9781627795548
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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
$12.99
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.


The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328810151
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

Sibert Honor Medalist ∙ New York Public Library Best Of 2018 ∙ The Horn Book’s Fanfare 2018 list ∙ Kirkus Best Books of 2018 ∙ YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Winner

In the tradition of two-time Sibert honor winner Don Brown’s critically acclaimed, full-color nonfiction graphic novels The Great American Dust Bow


Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328987594
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

FOUR STARRED REVIEWS!


We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults Cover Image
By Susan Kuklin, Susan Kuklin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763678845
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Published: Candlewick - January 8th, 2019

The Stonewall Honor–winning author of Beyond Magenta shares the intimate, eye-opening stories of nine undocumented young adults living in America.

“Maybe next time they hear someone railing about how terrible immigrants are, they'll think about me. I’m a real person.”


What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781773213286
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Published: Annick Press - November 12th, 2019

"There is no death. Only a change of worlds."
--Chief Seattle Seatlh], Suquamish Chief


Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House Cover Image
By Molly Dillon (Compiled by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984848451
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 5th, 2019

"Young women can run the world. These are the stories of those who did..." @hillaryclinton

"An excellent guide to the how and why of a life of public service." --Amy Poehler


Your Brain Needs a Hug: Life, Love, Mental Health, and Sandwiches Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250307859
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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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