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The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate - Harper
Format: Book

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated...
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The Other Half of Happy

Rebecca Balcarcel - Chronicle Books
Format: Paperback

This immersive, award-winning novel following the story of Quijana, a girl in pieces, is now available in paperback.One-half Guatemalan, one-half American: When Quijana's Guatemalan cousins move to town, her dad seems ashamed that she doesn't know more about her family's heritage.One-half...
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Al Capone Does My Shirts

Gennifer Choldenko
Format: Book

Determined to find the knight responsible for the terrible deaths of her mother and the Jewish peddler who had given them a home, thirteen-year-old Sarah is helped in her quest by a strange old woman, a magical sword, a young faery, and an unkempt knight with little armor and no horse.
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Waiting for Normal

Leslie Connor - Katherine Tegen
Format: Print book

Addie is waiting for normal.But Addie's mom has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, jubilation or gloom, her way or no way.All or nothing never adds up to normal. All or nothing can't bring you all to home, which is exactly where Addie longs to be, with...
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Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis - Delacorte Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Book

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him:1. He has his own suitcase filled with his own important, secret things.2. He's the author of Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things...
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The Year of Billy Miller

Kevin Henkes - Greenwillow Books
Format: Print book

A 2014 Newbery Honor BookA New York Times BestsellerAward-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller includes black-and-white...
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Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

Carlos Hernandez - Rick Riordan Presents
Format: Hardcover

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents a brilliant sci-fi romp with Cuban influence that poses this question: What would you do if you had the power to reach through time and space and retrieve anything you want, including your mother, who is no longer living (in this universe, anyway)...
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When You Trap a Tiger

Tae Keller - Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

An uplifting story of a girl discovering a secret family history when she makes a deal with a magical tiger from her grandmother's stories, the Korean version of "Once upon a time..."Some stories refuse to stay bottled up...When Lily and her family move in with her sick...
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Inside Out and Back Again

Thanhha Lai - Harper
Format: Paperback

Inside Out and Back Again is a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author's childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama, this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been...
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Grace Lin - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times BestsellerThis stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley...
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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Kwame Mbalia - Rick Riordan Presents
Format: Hardcover

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.Seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save...
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The First Rule of Punk

CELIA C PREZ - Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

From debut author and longtime zine-maker Celia C. Prez, The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one's watching. There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school - you can't fix it with...
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Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

Andrea Davis Pinkney - HMH Books for Young Readers; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a boycott that changed America. Harriet Tubman helped more than three hundred slaves escape the South on the Underground Railroad. Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.The lives...
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Esperanza Rising

Pam Munoz Ryan - Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

Pura Belpr Award WinnerIRA Notable Book for a Global SocietyNew York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and SharingEsperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces...
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When You Reach Me

Rebecca Stead - Yearling
Format: Paperback

This remarkable novel holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner.But things start to unravel....
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One Crazy Summer

Rita Williams-Garcia - Amistad
Format: Library Binding

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. "This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare."*Eleven-year-old...
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Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson - Nancy Paulsen Books
Format: Hardcover

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's LiteratureA New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing...
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Dragonwings

Laurence Yep - HarperCollins
Format: Paperback

Newbery Honor Book Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep takes readers on an adventure-filled journey across the world.Inspired by the story of a Chinese immigrant who created a flying machine in 1909, Dragonwings touches on the struggles and dreams of Chinese immigrants navigating opportunity and prejudice...
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