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Ain't Burned All the Bright Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439467
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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 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 Kingdom of the Wicked 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 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 Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984857705
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 19th, 2021

A bold and fascinating graphic novel history of the revolutionary Black Panther Party.


Boys Run the Riot 1 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 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 Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335402509
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 5th, 2021

"An achingly rendered exploration of queer desire, grief, and the inexorable scars of the past." --Katy Rose Pool, author of There Will Come A Darkness

Death lurks around every corner in this unforgettable Jewish historical fantasy about a city, a boy, and the shadows of the past that bind them both together.


The Cost of Knowing 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 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250837165
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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 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 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 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 Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593296042
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Published: Viking - January 4th, 2022

A TIME AND VULTURE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (SO FAR)

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

“Intimate, cinematic. . . . The world Ho creates between the two women feels like one friend reading the other’s story, wishing she were there.”


The Girls I've Been 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 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250235572
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Published: First Second - November 9th, 2021

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 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593177082
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Published: Make Me a World - February 22nd, 2022

A mesmerizing novel in verse about family, identity, and finding yourself in the most unexpected places--for fans of The Poet X, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, and Jason Reynolds.


Huda F Are You? 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 Yes, I'm Hot In This, this cheeky, hilarious, and honest graphic novel asks the question everyone has to figure out for themselves: Who are you?


Instant Karma 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Books of the Year ·&n


Six Crimson Cranes 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 Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541599307
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Published: Zest Books - May 3rd, 2022

Our brave new world is here.


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