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Not Hungry

Karyus Quinn, Kate · West 44 Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

June is fat. June also has an eating disorder, but no one sees. When she doesn't eat, her friends and family think they see a fat girl on a diet, not someone starving herself. When June's secret is found out by Toby, the new boy next door, she is panicked. Then she learns he also...
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The Dozier School for Boys: Forensics, Survivors, and a Painful Past

Murray, Elizabeth A. · Twenty-First Century Books TM
Pages: 120
Format: Library Binding

Some true crimes reveal themselves in bits and pieces over time. One such case is the Florida School for Boys, a.k.a. the Dozier School, a place where -- rather than reforming the children in their care -- school officials tortured, raped, and killed them. Opened in 1900, the school closed...
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Roll with It

Jamie Sumner · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"A big-hearted story that's as sweet as it is awesome." - R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder In the tradition of Wonder and Out of My Mind, this big-hearted middle grade debut tells the story of an irrepressible girl with cerebral palsy whose life takes an unexpected turn when...
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Vote!: Women's Fight for Access to the Ballot Box

Frazer, Coral Celeste · Twenty-First Century Books TM
Pages: 120
Format: Library Binding

August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibited states and the US government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. See how the 70-year-long fight for women's suffrage was hard won by leaders such as Elizabeth...
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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

Ruby, Laura · Balzer Bray
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Printz Medal winner Bone Gap comes the unforgettable story of two young women - one living, one dead - dealing with loss, desire, and the fragility of the American dream during WWII.When Frankie's mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage...
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The Last True Poets of the Sea

Drake, Julia · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From a stunning new voice in YA literature comes an epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. "Profound and page-turning." --Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times best-selling author...
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How It Feels to Float

Fox, Helena · Dial Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"Profoundly moving...Will take your breath away." --Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces"This book will explode you into atoms." --Margo Lanagan, author of Tender MorselsA stunning, gutting, deeply hopeful YA novel about love and loss and living with mental illness,...
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The Candle and the Flame

Nafiza Azad · Scholastic Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Azad's debut YA fantasy is set in a city along the Silk Road that is a refuge for those of all faiths, where a young woman is threatened by the war between two clans of powerful djinn.Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages...
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Hope Is Our Only Wing

Tavengerwei, Rutendo · Soho Teen
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Set in Zimbabwe, Rutendo Tavengerwei's unforgettable novel offers a beautiful and honest look at adolescence, friendship, and the capacity for courage. For fifteen-year-old Shamiso, hope is nothing but a leap into darkness. Grief-stricken and confused after her father's mysterious...
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Kingdom of Souls

Rena Barron · HarperTeen
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Magic has a price - if you're willing to pay.The lush world building of Children of Blood and Bone meets the sweeping scale of Strange the Dreamer in this captivating epic YA fantasy debut.Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year...
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