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The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas - Balzer & Bray
Format: Paperback

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands...

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Everything, Everything

NICOLA YOON - Ember
Pages: 310
Format: Paperback

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller--now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly.

Risk everything . . . for love.

What if you couldn't touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm...
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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard

Echo Brown - Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism -- all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson's Piecing...

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Love, Hate and Other Filters

Samira Ahmed - Soho Teen
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this unforgettable debut novel, an Indian-American Muslim teen copes with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape.

American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between...
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Tyler Johnson Was Here

Jay Coles - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The Hate U Give meets All American Boys in this striking and heartbreaking debut novel, commenting on current race relations in America.
When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless...
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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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The Everything I Have Lost

Sylvia Zeleny - Cinco Puntos Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

12-year-old Julia keeps a diary about her life growing up in Juarez, Mexico. Life in Juarez is strange. People say its the murder capital of the world. Dad's gone a lot. They can't play outside because it isn't safe. Drug cartels rule the streets. Cars and people disappear,...
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Dear Martin

Nic Stone - Ember
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

"Powerful, wrenching." -JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." -JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys

"A must-read!" -ANGIE...
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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

ERIKA L SNCHEZ - Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award Finalist!
Instant New York Times Bestseller!

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures,...
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Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An instant New York Times bestsellerAn instant IndieBound bestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Only the living...
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American Born Chinese

Gene Luen Yang
Format: Book

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

A tour-de-force by New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new ne

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Midnight Without a Moon

Linda Williams Jackson - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

It's Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and thirteen-year-old Rose Lee Carter can't wait to move north. But for now, she's living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man's cotton plantation.       Then, one town over, a fourteen-year-old African American boy, Emmett...
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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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When Dimple Met Rishi

Sandhya Menon - Simon Pulse
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times bestseller

An NPR Best Book of 2017
A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2017
A School Library Journal Best Young Adult Book of 2017
A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017
A PopSugar...
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Full Disclosure

Camryn Garrett - Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The uplifting story of an HIV-positive teen, falling in love and learning to live her truth. "Romantic, funny, hopeful, and unflinchingly real." --Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon Vs. The Homosapiens Agenda

Simone Garcia-Hampton...
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I Am Alfonso Jones

TONY MEDINA - Tu Books
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Named to the 2018 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens list (Young Adult Library Services Association) and the New York Public Library's list of Best Books for Teens.

Alfonso Jones can't wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school's hip-hop rendition of the classic Shakespearean...

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Piecing Me Together

Rene Watson - Bloomsbury
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A timely and powerful story about a teen girl striving for success in a world that too often feels like it wants to break her. Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way....
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Long Way Down

JASON REYNOLDS - Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover

A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature
Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award
An Edgar Award...
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