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1 - Be Not Far from Me

Mindy McGinnis


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2 - Cemetery Boys

Aiden Thomas · SWOON READS

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then...
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3 - Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo · HarperTeen

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.Camino Rios lives for the summers when...
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4 - Deeplight

Frances Hardinge · Macmillan Children's Books

'One of our finest storytellers,' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex SerpentThe gods were as real as the coastlines and currents, and as merciless as the winds and whirlpools. For centuries the gods of the Undersea ruled the islands of the Myriad through awe and terror: they were...
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5 - Grown

Tiffany D Jackson · Katherine Tegen Books

"Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls. Groundbreaking, heart-wrenching, and essential reading for all in the #MeToo era." - Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times...
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6 - More Than Just a Pretty Face

Syed M. Masood · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

For fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han, a sweetly funny YA debut about falling in love, family expectations, and being a Renaissance Man.Danyal Jilani doesn't lack confidence. He may not be the smartest guy in the room, but he's funny, gorgeous, and going to make a great chef...
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7 - Raybearer

Jordan Ifueko · Amulet Books

The epic debut YA fantasy from an incredible new talent - perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi and Sabaa Tahir Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you've sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised...
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8 - This Is My America

Kim Johnson · Random House Books for Young Readers

"Incredible and searing." --Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear MartinThe Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting first novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system.Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont...
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9 - We Are Not from Here

Jenny Torres Sanchez · Philomel Books

A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events.Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief.Pequeña has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers...
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10 - What I Carry

Jennifer Longo · Random House Books for Young Readers

For readers of Robin Benway's Far from the Tree, a powerful and heartwarming look at a teen girl about to age out of the foster care system.

Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits...
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