Young Adult

Like Other Girls

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ISBN: 9781368039925
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 3rd, 2021

After getting kicked off the basketball team for fighting, Mara must find a new sport to prove to her coach that she can be a team player. When she tries out for the (previously all-boys) football team, she begins to understand that being a girl can be so much more than being shoved into a dress and heels by her overbearing mother. Layered and feminist, with great female friendships and a super sweet queer romance. What's not to love?


Ace of Spades

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ISBN: 9781250800817
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 1st, 2021

Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars meets Get Out in this YA thriller about two Black students at an elite prep school being targeted by an anonymous bully. The novel ratchets up the tension as Devon and Chiamaka realize more than their college hopes may be at risk. Smart social commentary, high suspense, and twists you won't expect—this is a must read.


Summer in the City of Roses

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ISBN: 9781641291712
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Published: Soho Teen - July 6th, 2021

Michelle Ruiz Keil has perfectly captured the dream-like quality of the dog days of summer in this tale that’s part Greek myth and part fairytale. She has boiled down both, leaving us with the truest parts of the stories, the love between two siblings. Reading this book is like watching a film shot in soft focus, and I found myself totally enraptured.


The Black Kids

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ISBN: 9781534462724
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

Ashley Bennett's senior year is for friends and lounging around the pool, but everything changes when four LAPD officers are acquitted after brutally beating a Black man named Rodney King. Suddenly Ashley's not just one of the girls--she's one of the Black kids. As tensions in Los Angeles rise, Ashley must reckon with the splintering of her community, friendships, and family. The Black Kids is a beautifully written coming of age story set against the backdrop of a city in turmoil.



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ISBN: 9780062880451
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 25th, 2021

This book made me cry happy tears . . . more than once. The story of Waylon, a fat, gay teen boy in small-town Texas trying to find out who he is and what he wants in life during his senior year of high school pulled all my best heartstrings. He's waiting to bring out the "real Waylon" until after graduation, but after trying drag, getting nominated for homecoming queen, and meeting a boy who might be more than he seems—maybe it's time for the real Waylon after all. 


The Witch King

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ISBN: 9781335212795
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Published: Inkyard Press - June 1st, 2021

One of the most real books I’ve read about trans teens, which is saying something since it takes place in a fascinating and unique fantasy world. Wyatt is the sharp-edged scowly protagonist I didn’t know I was waiting for. Great for fans of Cemetery Boys and Seanan McGuire!



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