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The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor) Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121610
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2020

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The Voting Booth By Brandy Colbert Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368053297
Availability: In stock at publisher: Usually Ships to store in 3-5 Business Days.
Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 7th, 2020

So relevant! Marva's determined to help a boy she doesn't know get his vote counted. While overcoming every obstacle flung her way, she's forced to face truths about her boyfriend, her family, and her YouTube celebrity cat.


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Flamer By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250756145
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

An emotional graphic novel that burned a hole in my heart - in a good way. Readers will cheer Aiden on as he struggles with his sexual identity, hostile family and uncertain faith. Mike Curato depicts boy scout camp life in all its grief of bullying and glory of friendship.


Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy By Tara Dairman, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tara Dairman, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518068
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

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Dress Coded By Carrie Firestone Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816436
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

In this middle-grade girl-power friendship story, an eighth grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion. A fast paced and timely story.


Color Me In By Natasha Díaz Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780525578253
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Published: Ember - August 11th, 2020

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Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration By Samara Cole Doyon, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884487975
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - January 7th, 2020

A perfect book to read aloud!


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Something to Say By Lisa Moore Ramée Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836717
Availability: Backordered: may take 2-4 weeks.
Published: Balzer + Bray - July 14th, 2020

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Parachutes By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062941084
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 26th, 2020

This modern immigrant story delves into the gritty themes of love, trauma, corruption and the power of speaking out.


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How to Write a Story: (Read-Aloud Book, Learn to Read and Write) By Kate Messner, Mark Siegel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Mark Siegel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452156668
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Published: Chronicle Books - July 7th, 2020

The joy and process of creating a story is captured in every page of this inspiring book. Readers are given accessible directions for writing and also reminded that stories need time to blossom and grow.


The Only Black Girls in Town By Brandy Colbert Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316456388
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

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A Song Below Water: A Novel By Bethany C. Morrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250315328
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Published: Tor Teen - June 2nd, 2020

A magical and politically relevant urban fantasy.


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I Promise By LeBron James, Niña Mata (Illustrator) Cover Image
By LeBron James, Niña Mata (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062971067
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Published: HarperCollins - August 11th, 2020

Upbeat illustrations and a rhyming text encourages kids to be their biggest motivators and to be their best selves! A slam-dunk of a picture book.


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Class Act By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062885500
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

A follow up to the Newbery award-winning graphic novel, New Kid. Jordan's friend Drew who takes center stage in another laugh-out-loud funny, powerful, and important story about being one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school.


Punching the Air By Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062996480
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

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Bedtime Bonnet By Nancy Redd, Nneka Myers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nancy Redd, Nneka Myers (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984895240
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

This joyous and loving celebration of family highlights Black nighttime hair traditions. Celebrates the love between all the members of this close-knit, multi-generational family.


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When Stars Are Scattered By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Heartbreak and hope exist together in this remarkable graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.


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Cemetery Boys By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
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Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.


I Got the School Spirit By Connie Schofield-Morrison, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547602612
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - July 7th, 2020