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Ain't Burned All the Bright By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
$19.99
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ISBN: 9781534439467
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022

Prepare yourself for something unlike anything: A smash-up of art and text for teens that viscerally captures what it is to be Black. In America. Right Now. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds.

Jason Reynolds and his best bud, Jason Griffin, had a mind-meld.


Beasts of Prey By Ayana Gray Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593405680
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

In this blockbuster fantasy series, perfect for fans of Firekeeper’s Daughter and Iron Widow, fate binds two Black teenagers together as they journey into a magical jungle to hunt down a vicious monster.


Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre By Brandy Colbert Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063056664
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 5th, 2021

A searing new work of nonfiction from award-winning author Brandy Colbert about the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre. Winner, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.


The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History By David F. Walker, Marcus Kwame Anderson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984857705
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 19th, 2021

WINNER OF THE EISNER AWARD • A bold and fascinating graphic novel history of the revolutionary Black Panther Party.


Boys Run the Riot 1 By Keito Gaku Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781646512485
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Published: Kodansha Comics - May 25th, 2021

A transgender teen named Ryo finds an escape from the expectations and anxieties of his daily life in the world of street fashion. This personal, heartfelt, fictional story from a transgender manga creator made waves in Japan and will inspire readers all over the world!
 
Best Books for Teens 2021 selection, New York Public Library
Winner, 77th Tetsuya Chiba Prize


Call Us What We Carry: Poems By Amanda Gorman Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593465066
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Published: Viking Books - December 7th, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller


The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman


The City Beautiful By Aden Polydoros Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335402509
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 5th, 2021

Winner of the 2022 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Young Adult
2022 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel finalist

2021 National Jewish Book Award finalist
A Lambda Literary Award finalist
2021 Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot for Young Adult Novels
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens 2021


The Cost of Knowing By Brittney Morris Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534445468
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

Four starred reviews!

Dear Martin meets They Both Die at the End in this gripping, evocative novel about a Black teen who has the power to see into the future, whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother’s imminent death, from the acclaimed author of SLAY.

Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best.


Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever By Kareem Rosser Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781250837165
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 1st, 2022

"A marvelous addition to the literature of inspirational sports stories." - Booklist (Starred Review)

"This remarkable and inspiring story shines." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)


The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor By Shaenon K. Garrity, Christopher Baldwin (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534460867
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 20th, 2021

Nimona meets Paper Girls with a literary twist in this wickedly funny graphic novel about a teenager who is swept up in a strange new universe and must save it from an all-consuming evil in order to return home.

One dark and stormy night, Haley sees a stranger drowning in the river.


Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults): 17 First-Person Stories for Today By Alice Wong (Editor) Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593381670
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Published: Delacorte Press - October 26th, 2021

Disabled young people will be proud to see themselves reflected in this hopeful, compelling, and insightful essay collection, adapted for young adults from the critically acclaimed adult book, Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century that "sheds light on the experience of life as an individual with disabilities, as told by none other than authors with the


Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry By Joya Goffney Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780063024809
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Published: HarperTeen - February 1st, 2022

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by debut author Joya Goffney is a story of an overly enthusiastic list maker who is blackmailed into completing a to-do list of all her worst fears. It’s a heartfelt, tortured, contemporary YA high school romance.


Fiona and Jane By Jean Chen Ho Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593296042
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Published: Viking - January 4th, 2022

A TIME, NPR, VOGUE, OPRAH DAILY, AND VULTURE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (SO FAR)

One of TIME’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2022

“Ho's debut work is the perfect modern example of great American fiction. . . . You will love it.” —Jake Tapper


The Girls I've Been By Tess Sharpe Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593353806
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

Soon to be a Netflix film starring Millie Bobbie Brown! In this feminist, suspenseful thriller the daughter of a con artist is taken hostage in a bank heist—and will need to tap into all her skills in order to survive.

A BUSTLE, REFINERY29, COSMOPOLITAN, BUZZFEED and MARIE CLAIRE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK of 2021


Himawari House By Harmony Becker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250235572
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Published: First Second - November 9th, 2021

Winner of the 2022 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature
A 2021 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
A 2021 School Library Best Books of the Year

A young adult graphic novel about three foreign exchange students and the pleasures, and difficulties, of adjusting to living in Japan.


Home Is Not a Country By Safia Elhillo Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593177082
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Published: Make Me a World - February 22nd, 2022

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
 
“Nothing short of magic.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X
 


Huda F Are You? By Huda Fahmy, Huda Fahmy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Huda Fahmy, Huda Fahmy (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593324318
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Published: Dial Books - November 23rd, 2021

From the creator of the hugely popular webcomic Yes I'm Hot In This comes a graphic novel about a young American Muslim growing up and figuring out who she is


Instant Karma By Marissa Meyer Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250802743
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Published: Square Fish - January 11th, 2022

In Marissa Meyer's young adult contemporary romance, a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her – both good and bad.


The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue By V. E. Schwab Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER
THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER

Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine
#1 Library Reads PickOctober 2020


Kaleidoscope By Brian Selznick Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338777246
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 21st, 2021

An astounding new feat of storytelling from Brian Selznick, the award-winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck.

A ship. A garden. A library. A key. In Kaleidoscope, the incomparable Brian Selznick presents the story of two people bound to each other through time and space, memory and dreams.


Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

Winner of the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller

"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine


Music Is History By Questlove Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419751431
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Published: Abrams Image - October 19th, 2021

Music Is History combines Questlove’s deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years.


Okoye to the People: A Black Panther Novel By Ibi Zoboi, Noa Denmon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ibi Zoboi, Noa Denmon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368046978
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Published: Marvel Press - March 22nd, 2022

Ibi Zoboi, a National Book Award Finalist and New York Times best-selling author, joins Marvel Universe storytelling with this heartfelt novel that takes Okoye to America for the very first time.


Ophelia After All By Racquel Marie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250797308
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 8th, 2022

A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, a hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by author Racquel Marie.


Passport By Sophia Glock Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316459006
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 30th, 2021

An unforgettable graphic memoir by debut talent Sophia Glock reveals her discovery as a teenager that her parents are agents working for the CIA.
  Young Sophia has lived in so many different countries, she can barely keep count.


The Red Palace By June Hur Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250800558
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 25th, 2022

June Hur, critically acclaimed author of The Silence of Bones and The Forest of Stolen Girls, returns with The Red Palace—a third evocative, atmospheric historical mystery perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Kerri Maniscalco.

To enter the palace means to walk a path stained in blood...


Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman By Kristen R. Lee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593309155
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

A striking debut novel about a college freshman grappling with the challenges of attending an elite university with a disturbing racist history, which may not be as distant as it seems.

"A searing debut.” –Entertainment Weekly

Savannah Howard thought everyone followed the same checklist to get into Wooddale University:


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


Six Crimson Cranes By Elizabeth Lim Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593300916
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 6th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A princess in exile, a shapeshifting dragon, six enchanted cranes, and an unspeakable curse... Drawing from fairy tales and East Asian folklore, this original fantasy from the author of Spin the Dawn is perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone.


Glowing Bunnies!?: Why We're Making Hybrids, Chimeras, and Clones By Jeff Campbell Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541599307
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Published: Zest Books (Tm) - May 3rd, 2022

Our brave new world is here.


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