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Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir

· Balzer + Bray
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life - perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo.

For as long as she can remember, it's been Robin and her mom against the world. Growing up as the only child of a single...

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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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Break the Fall

Jennifer Iacopelli · Razorbill
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"This book makes you understand exactly what it is like to compete as a woman at the highest level in sport, and it is exhilarating and satisfying indeed." --Holly Sorensen, Television Creator/Showrunner, Make it or Break It, Step Up: High Water

Audrey...
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Daughter of Chaos

Sarah Rees Brennan · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Half-witch, half-mortal sixteen-year-old Sabrina Spellman has made her choice: She's embraced her dark side and her witchy roots. Now her power is growing daily... but will it come at too high a price?Sabrina Spellman has just made the hardest decision of her life: She's leaving...
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Deathless Divide

Justina Ireland · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling epic Dread Nation is an unforgettable journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America.

After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find...

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Diamond City: A Novel

Francesca Flores · Wednesday Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Diamond City is an action-packed young adult fantasy by debut author Francesca Flores about a girl who perseveres through poverty, violence, and loss to achieve a future for herself.

Good things don't happen to girls who come from nothing...unless they risk everything.

Meet...

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Foul is Fair: A Novel

Hannah Capin · Wednesday Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Hannah Capin's Foul is Fair is a bloody, thrilling revenge fantasy for the girls who have had enough. Golden boys beware: something wicked this way comes.

Jade and her friends Jenny, Mads, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable, they have the kind of power...

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Gone by Nightfall

Dee Garretson · Swoon Reads
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A young woman is torn between her home and her dreams in Dee Garretson's Gone by Nightfall, a thrilling YA novel set during the Russian Revolution.

It's 1917, and Charlotte Mason is determined to make a life for herself in czarist Russia. When her mother dies, Charlotte...

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Hostile Territory

Paul Greci · Imprint
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In Paul Greci's Hostile Territory, a catastrophic earthquake strands four teens in the Alaskan wilderness -- and leaves them without a civilization to return to.Josh and three other campers at Simon Lake are high up on a mountain when an earthquake hits. The rest of the camp is wiped...
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Just Breathe

Cammie McGovern · HarperTeen
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the critically acclaimed author of Say What You Will and A Step Toward Falling comes a deeply emotional new novel, perfect for fans of Five Feet Apart and The Fault in Our Stars.

David Scheinman is the popular president of his senior class, battling cystic fibrosis.

Jamie...

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Lucky Caller

Emma Mills · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

With the warmth, wit, intimate friendships, and heart-melting romance she brings to all her books, Emma Mills crafts a story about believing in yourself, owning your mistakes, and trusting in human connection in Lucky Caller.

When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting...

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My Hero Academia, Vol. 23

Kohei Horikoshi · VIZ Media LLC
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

Midoriya inherits the superpower of the world's greatest hero, but greatness won't come easy.What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks"? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would...

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Nameless Queen

Rebecca McLaughlin · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

One girl must make a name for herself--or die trying--in this royal fantasy where an unknown peasant becomes the ultimate ruler. But how long can she keep the crown if everyone wants her dead? Perfect for fans of Furyborn, Red Queen, and Everless.

Everyone expected...
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Not So Pure and Simple

Lamar Giles · Quill Tree Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

An Indie Next List Pick!

In his first contemporary teen novel, critically acclaimed author and two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a "real...

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Of Curses and Kisses

Sandhya Menon · Simon Pulse
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi comes the first novel in a brand-new series set at an elite boarding school, that's a contemporary spin on Beauty and the Beast.Will the princess save the beast? For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is more important than...
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Shadow of the Batgirl

Sarah Kuhn · DC Ink
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Cassandra Cain, teenage assassin, isn't exactly Batgirl material...not yet, at least. But when Batgirl goes missing from Gotham, can Cassandra defy her destiny and take on a heroic mantle of her very own?

Cassandra Cain is the daughter of super-villains and a living weapon trained...
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Spellhacker

M. K. England · HarperTeen
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the author of The Disasters, this genre-bending YA fantasy heist story is perfect for fans of Marie Lu and Amie Kaufman.In Kyrkarta, magic - known as maz - was once a freely available natural resource. Then an earthquake released a magical plague, killing thousands and opening the door...
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Straight On Till Morning: A Twisted Tale

Liz Braswell · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

What if Wendy first traveled to Neverland . . . with Captain Hook? Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling's life is not what she imagined it would be. The doldrums of an empty house after her brothers have gone to school, the dull parties where everyone thinks she talks too much, and the fact...
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The Blossom and the Firefly

Sherri L. Smith · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of Flygirl comes this powerful WWII romance between two Japanese teens caught in the cogs of an unwinnable war, perfect for fans of Salt to the Sea, Lovely War, and Code Name Verity.

Japan 1945. Taro is a talented violinist...
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The Good Hawk

Joseph Elliott · Walker Books US
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In a mythic Scotland, two unlikely heroes must make a dangerous journey to save their people.

Agatha is a Hawk, brave and fierce, who protects her people by patrolling the high walls of their island home. She is proud of her job, though some in her clan whisper that it is meant to keep...
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The Hand on the Wall

Maureen Johnson · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson delivers the witty and pulse-pounding conclusion to the Truly Devious series as Stevie Bell solves the mystery that has haunted Ellingham Academy for over 75 years.

Ellingham Academy must be cursed. Three people are now dead. One,...

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The King of Crows

Libba Bray · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times; color: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} The breath-taking finale to the epic New York Times bestseller, The Diviners, from Printz winner and beloved author, Libba Bray.

After the horrifying explosion...
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The Queen's Assassin

Melissa de la Cruz · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Red Queen, this is the first novel in a sweeping YA fantasy-romance duet about a deadly assassin, his mysterious apprentice, and the country they are sworn to protect from #1 NYT bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.

Caledon Holt...
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The Storm of Life

Amy Rose Capetta · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The sumptuous and powerful conclusion to the gender-fluid duet begun by The Brilliant Death, hailed in a starred review by Kirkus as "a delicious and magical intrigue too tempting not to devour."

By turns thrilling, witty, and heartbreaking, this dramatic...
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Tweet Cute

Emma Lord · Wednesday Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"A witty rom-com reinvention ... with deeply relatable insights on family pressure and growing up." - Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I'm Being Honest

"An adorable debut that updates a classic romantic...

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We Used to Be Friends

Amy Spalding · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Two best friends grow up - and grow apart - in this innovative contemporary YA novel

Told in dual timelines - half of the chapters moving forward in time and half moving backward - We Used to Be Friends explores the most traumatic breakup of all: that of childhood besties....
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What Kind of Girl

Sheinmel, Alyssa · SOURCEBOOKS FIRE
Format: Book

The girls at North Bay Academy are taking sides. It all started when Mike Parker's girlfriend showed up with a bruise on her face. Or, more specifically, when she walked into the principal's office and said Mike hit her. But her classmates have questions....

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Yes No Maybe So

Becky Albertalli · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A book about the power of love and resistance from New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed.

YES

Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate - as long as he's behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers...

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