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1 - Blackout

Dhonielle Clayton - Quill Tree Books

Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teen love to this interlinked novel of charming, hilarious, and heartwarming stories that shine a bright light through the dark.A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness....
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2 - The City Beautiful

Aden Polydoros - Inkyard Press; Original edition

"The City Beautiful is the haunting, queer Jewish historical thriller of my darkest dreams." - Dahlia Adler, creator of LGBTQ Reads and editor of That Way Madness LiesDeath lurks around every corner in this unforgettable Jewish historical fantasy about a city, a boy, and the shadows...
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3 - Concrete Rose

Angie Thomas - Balzer Bray

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care...
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4 - The Electric Kingdom

David Arnold - Viking Books for Young Readers

The 5th Wave in a genre-smashing story of survival, hope, and love amid a ravaged earth.When a deadly Fly Flu sweeps the globe, it leaves a shell of the world that once was. Among the survivors are eighteen-year-old Nico and her dog, on a voyage devised by Nico's father to find a mythical...
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5 - Firekeeper's Daughter

Angeline Boulley - Henry Holt and Co.

As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis dreams of studying medicine, but when her family is struck by tragedy, she puts her future on hold...
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6 - How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

When her twin sister reaches social media stardom, Moon Fuentez accepts her fate as the ugly, unwanted sister hidden in the background, destined to be nothing more than her sister's camerawoman. But this summer, Moon also takes a job as the "merch girl" on a tour bus full...
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7 - In the Wild Light

Jeff Zentner - Crown Books for Young Readers

Life in a small Appalachian town is not easy. Cash lost his mother to an opioid addiction and his Papaw is dying slowly from emphysema. Dodging drug dealers and watching out for his best friend, Delaney, is second nature. He's been spending his summer mowing lawns while she works at Dairy...
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8 - Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Malinda Lo

"That book. It was about two women, and they fell in love with each other." And then Lily asked the question that had taken root in her, that was even now unfurling its leaves and demanding to be shown the sun: "Have you ever heard of such a thing?"Seventeen-year-old...
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9 - Little Thieves

Margaret Owen

Once upon a time, there was a horrible girl...Vanja Schmidt knows that no gift is freely given, not even a mother's love -- and she's on the hook for one hell of a debt. Vanja, the adopted goddaughter of Death and Fortune, was Princess Gisele's dutiful servant up until a year...
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10 - Me

Amber McBride - Feiwel & Friends

Moth has lost her family in an accident. Though she lives with her aunt, she feels alone and uprooted.Until she meets Sani, a boy who is also searching for his roots. If he knows more about where he comes from, maybe he'll be able to understand his ongoing depression. And if Moth can help...
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11 - The Ones We're Meant to Find

Joan He - Roaring Brook Press

Cee awoke on an abandoned island three years ago. With no idea of how she was marooned, she only has a rickety house, an old android, and a single memory: she has a sister, and Cee needs to find her.STEM prodigy Kasey wants escape from the science and home she once trusted. The Metropolis...
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