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New Kid

Jerry Craft · HarperCollins
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more...
Game of Stars

Sayantani DasGupta · Scholastic Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Saving the multiverse is no gameWhen the Demon Queen shows up in her bedroom, smelling of acid and surrounded by evil-looking bees, twelve-year-old Kiranmala is uninterested. After all, it's been weeks since she last heard from her friends in the Kingdom Beyond, the alternate dimension...
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

Dan Gemeinhart · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"Sometimes a story comes along that just plain makes you want to hug the world. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is Dan Gemeinhart's finest book yet -- and that's saying something. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book." -- Katherine Applegate, acclaimed author...
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

Carlos Hernandez · Rick Riordan Presents
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

How did a raw chicken get inside Yasmany's locker?When Sal Vidon meets Gabi Real for the first time, it isn't under the best of circumstances. Sal is in the principal's office for the third time in three days, and it's still the first week of school. Gabi, student council president and editor...
Tangled In Time: The Portal

Kathryn Lasky · HarperCollins
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

For fans of the Royal Diaries series and Gail Carson Levine, Newbery Honor-winning author Kathryn Lasky delivers the first enchanting adventure in a compelling new middle grade series about a newly orphaned girl who finds herself time-travelling between the present day and the court of the two most...
Dragon Pearl

Yoon Ha Lee · Rick Riordan Presents
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must...
The Moon Within

Aida Salazar · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Celi Rivera's life swirls with questions. About her changing body. Her first attraction to a boy. And her best friend's exploration of what it means to be genderfluid.But most of all, her mother's insistence she have a moon ceremony when her first period arrives. It's an ancestral...
The Lost Girl

Anne Ursu · Walden Pond Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Anne Ursu, author of the National Book Award nominee The Real Boy, returns with a story of the power of fantasy, the limits of love, and the struggles inherent in growing up.When you're an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else. For Iris, that means her story starts...
Pay Attention, Carter Jones

Gary D. Schmidt · Clarion Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author Gary D. Schmidt tells a coming-of-age story with the light touch of The Wednesday Wars, the heart of Okay for Now, and the unique presence of a wise and witty butler. Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all,...
Genesis Begins Again

Alicia D. Williams · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself.There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps...