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From Dust, a Flame

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062699060
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 8th, 2022

It feels like Rebecca Podos reached into my soul and pulled out my perfect book. Queer fantasy about Jews! A golem with they/them pronouns! And a story that's complicated and gripping and beautifully written, about family history and love and figuring out who you are. I was completely swept away.

Shana


A Song Called Home

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780063044920
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 15th, 2022

Lou is in a new home now that her mom's married Steve. Which is not a terrible thing -- even though Lou doesn't want to like Steve, he's a pretty decent guy. But he's not her dad -- who comes with his own set of problems. Add a guitar, some music lessons, and an older sister who doesn't mind breaking the rules, and join Lou as she starts to figure things out.

Sarah


This Woven Kingdom

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780062972446
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Published: HarperCollins - February 1st, 2022

If you're a lover of destiny, Persian mythology, and two characters yearning for a forbidden love, Tahereh Mafi's This Woven Kingdom is perfect for you! The style is reminiscent of well-loved stories like The Arabian Nights and The Shahnameh. Set among clashing empires, it also parallels the court intrigue that Games of Thrones is known for...

Engel


The People Could Fly

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By Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon, Ph.D. (Illustrator)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780679843368
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 1993

The pompous will fall and the humble prevail in these stories born (mostly) of American Slavery. From the transcendent title story to the tale of the iconic “tar baby,” cleverness and magic have a way of triumphing over greed. Told in witty dialect and evocatively illustrated; subject matter might be heavy for the very young.

Rachael


Magical Boy

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By The Kao, The Kao (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781338775525
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Published: Graphix - February 1st, 2022

There is nothing I love more than taking a gendered trope and saying, well, what about trans people? Max is the Magical Boy we've been waiting for, and this book is charming, funny, and full of heart. Here's hoping he can defeat gender dysphoria: the fate of the world depends on it!

Shana


Squad

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By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062943149
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 5th, 2021

Squad is the feminist, patriarchy-devouring YA horror graphic novel of my dreams. It asks: What would you do to belong and how far would you go to protect your friends? It reimagines werewolf mythology in a unique way with funny and pitch-perfect writing, and you won't be able to put it down.

April


Star Child

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ISBN: 9780399187384
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2022

Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler experienced an American childhood that shaped her into the groundbreaking science-fiction storyteller whose novels continue to challenge and delight readers fifteen years after her death.

Sarah


Serendipity

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ISBN: 9781250780843
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 4th, 2022

Want a romance read but don't know where to start or what to pick up next? Look no further! Edited by the NYT bestselling author Marissa Meyer, Serendipity is a series of curated short stories and a comic all revolving around some of the most popular romance tropes in YA. (Fake relationship? Check. Stranded together? Check. Only one bed? Check.) This book is the perfect read for Valentine's day!

Cindy


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