Young Adult

Early Departures Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748409
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 22nd, 2020

A book about love and friendship that touches upon the speculative. What if you could bring back you friend who died? But what if they could only come back for a short time and didn't know they had died?

Recommended by Kristine


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The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062683250
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 22nd, 2020

 "A girl’s quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world. From the bestselling master of teen fantasy, Garth Nix."


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Smash It! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335146502
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Published: Inkyard Press - September 22nd, 2020

"Dumplin' meets Othello in this brash, bold and tender #ownvoices novel about a girl whose surprise part in a hip-hopera high school production of Othello leads to a journey of self-empowerment, perfect for fans of Julie Murphy, Ibi Zoboi, and Nic Stone."


Fable: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250254368
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 1st, 2020

Book one of a duology - so be prepared for an abrupt ending! Fable is a solid, strong female heroine on a swashbuckling adventure filled with danger, deep dives, romance, and sunken treasure. Can't go wrong with that!

Recommended by Kristine


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

Punching the Air is a novel written in verse, expressing the emotions and experiences of sixteen year old Amal, who is convicted of a crime he did not commit. This book is many things at once: an examination of racism and the school to prison pipeline, and how these factors break down young black men, as well as a searing critique of the prison system which is focused on punishment instead of rehabilitation and strips away the identity of inmates. An absolute must read for young adult readers looking to understand racism, the flaws in the criminal justice system, and the healing and empowering nature of poetry and art. I can't recommend it enough!

Recommended by Jill


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The Bridge Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338325034
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 1st, 2020

Two teenagers, strangers to each other, have decided to jump from the same bridge at the same time. But what results is far from straightforward in this absorbing, honest lifesaver from acclaimed author Bill Konigsberg.


Traitor: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313524
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 25th, 2020

 Set on the Eastern Front during World War II, the story of two teenage soldiers struggling to survive. Complex and compelling. 


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Don't Ask Me Where I'm From Cover Image
By Jennifer De Leon, Elena Garnu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534438248
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 18th, 2020

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From is the story of Lili, a Latinx girl from Boston who attends high school in a predominately white neighborhood through the METCO program while discovering that her parents are undocumented. Lili confronts racism throughout the book, both overt and covert, and learns more about her family and her own love for writing. This is an excellent read that is almost impossible to put down, and is timely and important.

Recommended by Jill


Midnight Sun Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780316707046
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

The long-anticipated retelling of Twilight from Edward Cullen's point of view. For new fans, and anyone who missed Bella and Edward.


The Black Kids Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534462724
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

Set against the aftermath of the beating of Rodney King, The Black Kids centers around Ashley Bennett, a wealthy black girl who attends a predominately white school and has all white friends. After the beating of Rodney King and the subsequent violence, Ashley must reckon with her racial identity, her class, the actions of her friends, and what it means to be black in America. A timely and engaging read perfect for fans of The Hate U Give. I can't recommend enough!

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Running Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358124351
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Published: Clarion Books - July 14th, 2020

When fifteen-year-old Cuban American Mariana Ruiz’s father runs for president, Mari starts to see him with new eyes.