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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Ibi Zoboi · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

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.

Black is...sisters...

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How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation

TIM FEDERLE · Wednesday Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

An all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited by bestselling YA authors Tim Federle and Maureen Johnson.

Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a difference in a world they're bound to inherit. They're ready to stand up and be heard - but with...

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Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream

Julissa Arce · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 14.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times} A remarkable true story from social justice advocate and national bestselling author Julissa Arce about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas.

Born in the picturesque town of Taxco, Mexico,...
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Light It Up

Kekla Magoon · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Told in a series of vignettes from multiple viewpoints, Kekla Magoon's Light It Up is a powerful, layered story about injustice and strength -- as well as an incredible follow-up to the highly acclaimed novel How It Went Down.

A girl walks home from school. She's...

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Give Me Some Truth

ERIC GANSWORTH · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Carson Mastick is entering his senior year of high school and desperate to make his mark, on the reservation and off. A rock band -- and winning Battle of the Bands -- is his best shot. But things keep getting in the way. Small matters like the lack of an actual band, or his brother getting...
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Pet

Akwaeke Emezi · Make Me a World
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?

There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors...
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The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Junauda Petrus · Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus's bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.

Trinidad. Sixteen-year-old Audre is despondent, having...
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This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story

Kheryn Callender · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

~Lambda Literary Award finalist for the best LGBT YA novel of 2018~

A fresh, charming rom-com perfect for fans of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Boy Meets Boy about Nathan Bird, who has sworn off happy endings but is sorely tested when his former best friend, Ollie, moves...

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Dread Nation

Justina Ireland · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 451
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestseller * Six starred reviews

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar - a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival...

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All American Boys

Jason Reynolds · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature.

In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning novel, two teens - one black, one white - grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves...
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Internment

Samira Ahmed · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Rebellions are built on hope.
Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.
With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend...
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Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance

Bethany Morrow
Format: Hardcover


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Color outside the Lines: Stories about Love

Sangu Mandanna · Soho Teen
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

This modern, groundbreaking YA anthology explores the complexity and beauty of interracial and LGBTQ+ relationships where differences are front and center.

When people ask me what this anthology is about, I'm often tempted to give them the complicated answer: it's about race, and about...
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Laughing at My Nightmare

Shane Burcaw · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 250
Format: Hardcover

With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor...

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Benjamin Alire Saenz · Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing...
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Patron Saints of Nothing

Randy Ribay · Kokila
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder.

Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall....
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They Called Us Enemy

George Takei · Top Shelf Productions
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

New York Times Bestseller!

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale...
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