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Survive the Dome By Kosoko Jackson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728257921
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - February 7th, 2023

"Reminiscent of Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give, Jackson's too-close-to-home dystopian novel adds a level of thought-provoking complexity that will undoubtedly compel readers to grapple with the use and abuse of power by government entities" — Booklist, (STARRED review)

Caste (Adapted for Young Adults) By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593427941
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 22nd, 2022

In this young adult adaptation of the Oprah Book Club selection and New York Times bestselling nonfiction work, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson explores the unspoken hierarchies that divide us across lines of race and class.

Chaos Theory By Nic Stone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593307700
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2023

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin delivers a gripping romance about two teens: a certified genius living with a diagnosed mental disorder and a politician's son who is running from his own addiction and grief. Don't miss this gut punch of a novel about mental health, loss, and discovering you are worthy of love.

The Minus-One Club By Kekla Magoon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250806208
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 24th, 2023

From the Coretta Scott King and Printz Honor-winning author of How It Went Down, Light It Up, and Revolution In Our Time comes a moving contemporary YA novel about the bonds between a group of teens whose lives have been upended by tragedy.

We Are All We Have By Marina Budhos Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593120200
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - October 25th, 2022

When a teenage girl’s single mom is taken by ICE, everything changes—all of her hopes and dreams for the future have turned into survival.

Seventeen-year-old Rania is shaken awake in her family's apartment in Brooklyn. ICE is at the door, taking her mother away. But Ammi has done everything right, hasn’t she? Their asylum case is fine.

Inheritance: A Visual Poem By Elizabeth Acevedo, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Acevedo, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062931948
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 3rd, 2022

They tell me to “fix” my hair.

And by fix, they mean straighten, they mean whiten;

but how do you fix this shipwrecked

history of hair?

Nigeria Jones: A Novel By Ibi Zoboi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062888846
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 9th, 2023

“An unwavering proclamation of Black girlhood.” —Candice Iloh, author of National Book Award finalist Every Body Looking

Bruised By Tanya Boteju Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534455023
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

“A searing portrait of self-discovery; soulful and captivating.” —Kirkus Reviews

Whip It meets We Are Okay in this vibrant coming-of-age story about a teen girl navigating first love, identity, and grief as she immerses herself in the colorful, brutal, beautiful world of roller derby—from the acclaimed author of Kings, Queens, and I

Juliet Takes a Breath By Gabby Rivera Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593108192
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Published: Dial Books - May 11th, 2021

A People magazine Best Book of Fall 2019
An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of 2019
"F***ing outstanding."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice By Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, Dawud Anyabwile Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324052159
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Winner of the 2023 YALSA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Award

Finalist for the 2022 National Book Award for Young People's Literature

A Coretta Scott King Award Author and Illustrator Honor Book

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

All My Rage: A Novel By Sabaa Tahir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593202364
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Published: Razorbill - March 7th, 2023

National Book Award WINNER
Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature WINNER

"All My Rage is a love story, a tragedy and an infectious teenage fever dream about what home means when you feel you don’t fit in." — New York Times Book Review

I Must Betray You By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984836045
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Published: Philomel Books - May 2nd, 2023

#1 New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal!

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.

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