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A #1 New York Times Bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Featured on Good Morning America, NPR's Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, and more!
For all the littlest progressives, waking up to seize a new day of justice and activism.
Woke babies are up early. Woke babies raise their fists in the air. Woke babies cry out for justice. Woke babies grow up to change the world.
This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.
From moments fussy to fond, Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife, producer Tonya Lewis Lee, present a behind-the-scenes look at the chills, spills, and unequivocal thrills of bringing up baby!
Go back to bed,
baby, please, baby, please.
Not on your HEAD
baby baby baby, please!
Vivid illustrations from ce
The magic and wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This celebrated classic has been shared by generations of readers and listeners, a must-have for every child’s bookshelf.
New York Public Library's #1 book on the list of “Top Check Outs of All Time”
A modern classic, this whimsical story has been celebrating the beauty of African-American hair for 20 years!
In this imaginative, evocative story, a girl named Keyana discovers the beauty and magic of her special hair, encouraging black children to be proud of their heritage and enhancing self-confidence.
$17.99ISBN: 9780525553366Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Kokila - May 14th, 2019
"I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this."
- Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker$17.99ISBN: 9781534425361Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019
A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work
From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a pow$17.99ISBN: 9780062499608Availability: BackorderedPublished: Greenwillow Books - June 19th, 2018
Cece loves science! In this STEM-themed picture book, Cece asks one of life’s most pressing questions: Do dogs eat vegetables? Cece and her best friend, Isaac, head to the lab to find out.
This picture book is perfect for fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, and anyone who enjoys asking questions.$16.99ISBN: 9780316475112Availability: BackorderedPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017
This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.$17.99ISBN: 9780316475143Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.$16.99ISBN: 9781433828546Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018
A NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 INDIEBOUND BEST SELLERA Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection National Parenting Product Award Winner (NAPPA)$18.95ISBN: 9781948340007Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dottir Press - September 4th, 2018
An honest explanation about how power and privilege factor into the lives of white children, at the expense of other groups, and how they can help seek justice. --THE NEW YORK TIMES
**A WHITE RAVEN 2019 SELECTION**
NAMED ONE OF SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL'S BEST BOOKS OF 2018$16.99ISBN: 9780807509234Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Albert Whitman & Company - April 1st, 2018After a day of being taunted by classmates about her unruly hair, Mackenzie can’t take any more and she seeks guidance from her wise and comforting neighbor, Miss Tillie. Using the beautiful garden in the backyard as a metaphor, Miss Tillie shows Mackenzie that maintaining healthy hair is not a chore nor is it something to fear.$17.99ISBN: 9781328780966Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Versify - April 2nd, 2019Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.
Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life$17.99ISBN: 9780525582090Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020
An ode to the girl with scrapes on her knees and flowers in her hair, and every girl in between, this exquisite treasury will appeal to readers of Dear Girl and I Am Enough and have kids poring over it to find a poem that's just for them.
I am a canvas
Being painted on
By the words of my family
Friends$18.99ISBN: 9780399246531Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!$18.99ISBN: 9780062667120Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - March 6th, 2018
A #1 New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner! This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.$17.99ISBN: 9781534451865Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - October 15th, 2019
A New York Times bestseller!
A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry’s young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait.
When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald’s transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didn’t just s$18.99ISBN: 9781419721373Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016$18.99ISBN: 9780399257742Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA Today Bestseller
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015$17.99ISBN: 9780062651730Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - January 9th, 2018
A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month!
A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts.$18.99ISBN: 9780316431279Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019
In this warm and tender story by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Thank You, Omu!, join a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: precious time together.
Today would be special. Today would be splendid. It was Saturday! But sometimes, the best plans don't work out exactly the way you expect....$18.95ISBN: 9781572842243Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017
Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers
A Newbery Honor Book
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book
A Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Book$17.99ISBN: 9781524740740Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 2nd, 2019
A New York Times bestseller!
A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten, by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Crown.
The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets.It sits and shines behind your head--like a crown. Mommy says that today, you are going to be the King of Kindergarten!$17.99ISBN: 9781626726314Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020
A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on.
Red is a rainbow color.
Green sits next to blue.
Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,
They are rainbow colors, too, but
My color is black . . .
And there’s no BLACK in rainbows.$7.99ISBN: 9780316562577Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019
An entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair.$16.99ISBN: 9780763678388Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - May 9th, 2017
Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.$7.99ISBN: 9780140502022Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - February 24th, 1977
Since it was first published in 1964, Whistle for Willie has delighted millions of young readers with its nearly wordless text and its striking collage artwork depicting the story of Peter, who longs to whistle for his dog. The New York Times wrote: "Mr. Keats' illustrations boldly, colorfully capture the child, his city world, and the shimmering heat of a summer's day."$7.99ISBN: 9780140564419Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - August 1st, 1998
The award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends from the Caledcott Medal-winning author, Ezra Jack Keats. Peter has a new baby sister. First his father paints Peter’s old cradle pink, then his crib. Then his parents want to paint Peter’s chair! “Let’s run away, Willie,” he says to his dog. And they do.$9.99ISBN: 9780061730795Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - December 23rd, 2013
The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. In Heart and Soul, Kadir Nelson's stirring paintings and words grace 100-plus pages of a gorgeous picture book—a beautiful gift for readers of all ages, a treasure to share across generations at home or in the classroom.$19.99ISBN: 9780786808328Availability: BackorderedPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2008
In this New York Times bestselling classic, Caldecott Medal-winning artist Kadir Nelson tells the incredible story of baseball's unsung heroes -- perfect for celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Negro Leagues! Winner of the 2009 Coretta Scott King Author Award * Winner of the 2009 Sibert Medal$17.99ISBN: 9780375835278Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2010
Former president Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this picture book illustrated by the award-winning Loren Long (Otis) that's made to be treasured!
$9.99ISBN: 9781328519894Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018
Celebrate Michelle Obama’s most motivational and powerful moments, with quotes from the former First Lady, and vibrant illustrations by Alison Oliver (Moon; BabyLit series.)
Be encouraging. Be brilliant. Be you. Each book ends with a mirror! Look for the companion volume, Be Bold, Baby: Oprah.$11.95ISBN: 9781609805395Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013
One of NPR's Top 100 Book for Young Readers
“Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street$17.99ISBN: 9780375869730Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012
From Caldecott Honor winner Christian Robinson and acclaimed author Renee Watson, comes the inspiring true story of Florence Mills.$14.99ISBN: 9781786032287Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - July 31st, 2018Meet Josephine Baker, the world-famous entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent in this true story of her life! Part of the beloved Little People, BIG DREAMS series, this inspiring and informative little biography follows the incredible life of Josephine Baker, from growing up in St.$18.99ISBN: 9780062884589Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - March 31st, 2020
Join Destiny the Fresh Princess in her second adventure! Based on The Fresh Prince created by Will Smith.
Now that Destiny settled in to her new neighborhood, she is on her way to the next big thing: a new school!$23.99ISBN: 9781786031587Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Wide Eyed Editions - February 1st, 2018“...to be revisited again and again…The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist…” –The New York Times
“...diverse collection of iconic figures…vibrantly illustrated…beautifully crafted volume…” –Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“…exuberant$16.95ISBN: 9781561459384Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Peachtree Publishing Company - April 1st, 2019
A 2020 CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK
Set at one young boy's annual family reunion, this Caldecott Honor-winning picture book by Kelly Starling Lyons and Daniel Minter is a rich and moving celebration of Black history, culture, and the power of family traditions.$17.95ISBN: 9781592702886Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Enchanted Lion Books - November 19th, 2019
"Affirmations of black childhood abound, and whimsical wishes float like dandelion fluff. Equally as imaginative as the lyrical text, Corrin's boldly colored, textured illustrations beautifully capture the buoyant spirit of Layla, a brown girl exuding confidence, comfortable in her own skin--indoors and out.$17.99ISBN: 9781328940629Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 24th, 2019A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents forty-four of America’s greatest movers and shakers, from Frederick Douglass to Aretha Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPN’s TheUndefeated.com and illustrated with dazzling portraits by Rob Ball.
Meet forty-four of America’s most impressive heroes in this collective biography of African Americ$5.99ISBN: 9781534432697Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little Simon - December 18th, 2018
Meet Mia Macarooney, an ordinary eight-year-old who finds out she has an extraordinary super-secret in this first chapter book in the brand-new Mia Mayhem series!
Mia Macarooney is a regular eight-year-old girl who finds out that she’s A SUPERHERO!$12.99ISBN: 9781733176194Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Rebel Girls - November 12th, 2019
From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire.
Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work.$16.99ISBN: 9781547600564Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 28th, 2020
From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson comes the first book in a young middle grade series about Ryan Hart, a girl who is pure spirit, kindness, and sunshine.$7.99ISBN: 9781250294180Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Square Fish - December 31st, 2018
Betty Before X is a powerful middle-grade fictionalized account of the childhood activism of Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s wife, written by their daughter Ilyasah Shabazz.$16.99ISBN: 9781681191089Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019
From Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Renée Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring middle-grade novel about finding deep roots and exploring the past, the present, and the places that make us who we are.$7.99ISBN: 9781481450164Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017
A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of the acclaimed Track series from Coretta Scott Ki$8.99ISBN: 9781481415910Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - May 9th, 2017
Kirkus Award Finalist
Schneider Family Book Award Winner
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
In this “pitch-perfect contemporary novel” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award-winning author Jason Reynolds explores multigenerational ideas about family love and bravery in the story of two$17.99ISBN: 9781481438285Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019
A National Book Award Finalist!
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Time Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019
A School$7.99ISBN: 9780316262262Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.$16.99ISBN: 9780316493802Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020
From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition.$7.99ISBN: 9780316224857Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016
A magical coming-of-age story from Coretta Scott King honor author Jewell Parker Rhodes, rich with Southern folklore, friendship, family, fireflies and mermaids, plus an environmental twist.$7.99ISBN: 9780060760908Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011
In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. A strong option for summer reading—take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home.$7.99ISBN: 9780061938641Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Quill Tree Books - January 27th, 2015
The Gaither sisters are at it again! A sequel to the Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel will find a home in the hearts of readers who loved Brown Girl Dreaming and As Brave as You.$8.99ISBN: 9780440413288Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - January 8th, 2002
The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.
$8.99ISBN: 9780440414124Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - September 8th, 1997
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement.$8.99ISBN: 9780140384512Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - November 27th, 2001
The stunning repackage of a timeless Newbery Award Winner, with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson!
With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart.$16.99ISBN: 9780316456388Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020
Award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert's debut middle-grade novel about the only two Black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.$7.99ISBN: 9781524701277Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - January 8th, 2019
"The right story at the right time. . . . It’s not just a narrative; it’s an experience. It’s the novel we’ve been waiting for." —The New York Times
A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother’s death in this outstanding debut novel that celebrates community and creativity.
$16.99ISBN: 9781984892973Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely middle-grade road-trip story through landmarks of the Civil Rights movement and the map they lay for contemporary race relations.
How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:
Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.$17.99ISBN: 9781368039932Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Rick Riordan Presents - October 15th, 2019Winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.$17.99ISBN: 9781481465809Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 15th, 2019
A Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Correta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award
A Morris Award Finalist
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the s$16.99ISBN: 9780399187353Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019
National Book Award-finalist Ibi Zoboi makes her middle-grade debut with a moving story of a girl finding her place in a world that's changing at warp speed.$16.99ISBN: 9780062836687Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - March 12th, 2019
From debut author Lisa Moore Ramée comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give and the novels of Renée Watson and Jason Reynolds.$16.99ISBN: 9780062875853Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020
An Amazon Best Book of the Month * #1 Kids Indie Next List * A Junior Library Guild Selection * Four Starred Reviews
From debut author Janae Marks comes a captivating story full of heart, as one courageous girl questions assumptions, searches for the truth, and does what she believes is right—even in the face of great opposition.$16.99ISBN: 9780544107717Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 18th, 2014
New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults∙ 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book∙ Kirkus Best Book
"A beautifully$16.99ISBN: 9781442495005Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 30th, 2018
Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M.$16.99ISBN: 9780374308049Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 30th, 2019
In this lyrical coming-of-age story about family, sisterhood, music, race, and identity, Mariama J. Lockington draws on some of the emotional truths from her own experiences growing up with an adoptive white family.
I am a girl but most days I feel like a question mark.$9.99ISBN: 9781442494985Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 29th, 2016
Sharon M.$12.99ISBN: 9780062691194Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019
Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature!$17.99ISBN: 9781338129335Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself.
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS!
School Library Journal
The Horn Book
$18.99ISBN: 9780062498533Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017
8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!
"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds$18.99ISBN: 9780062498564Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019
#1 New York Times bestseller · Seven starred reviews · Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book$11.99ISBN: 9781481463348Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature.$11.99ISBN: 9781481438261Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019
“An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Astonishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book
A$9.99ISBN: 9781484788509Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Marvel Press - October 2nd, 2018"Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you're on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins."
$11.99ISBN: 9781442459489Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds, a “funny and rewarding” (Publishers Weekly) coming-of-age novel about friendship and loyalty across neighborhood lines and the hardship of life for an urban teen.
A lot of the stuff that gives my neighborhood a bad name, I don’t really mess with.$11.99ISBN: 9781442459519Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 16th, 2016
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this “vivid, satisfying, and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption, and grace$18.99ISBN: 9781250311207Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Roaring Brook Press - March 10th, 2020
"This collection of poems by women of color covers topics relating to social justice, activism, discrimination and empathy, focusing on the need to speak out and inspiring middle-graders." -Vogue
Woke: A Young Poet's Guide to Justice is a collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists.$10.99ISBN: 9780062698735Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020
Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.$10.99ISBN: 9780062564054Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - December 17th, 2019
In a timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic.$11.99ISBN: 9780062473059Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - May 1st, 2018
A National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews and multiple awards!
American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys.$9.99ISBN: 9781101939529Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ember - September 4th, 2018
"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down
"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys$17.99ISBN: 9780316448567Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 20th, 2019
From Stonewall Award winner Brandy Colbert comes a novel about first love, family, and hidden secrets that will stay with you long after turning the last page.$18.99ISBN: 9781534445420Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon Pulse - September 24th, 2019
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019!
“Gripping and timely.” —People
“The YA debut we’re most excited for this year.” —Entertainment Weekly
“A book that knocks you off your feet while dropping the kind of knowledge that’ll keep you down for the count.$10.99ISBN: 9780064407311Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Amistad - March 5th, 2019
This New York Times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial. Presented as a screenplay of Steve's own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives.$10.99ISBN: 9780062570611Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019
New York Times bestseller; 6 starred reviews!
At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.$10.99ISBN: 9781681191072Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018
2018 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner
"Timely and timeless." --Jacqueline Woodson
"Important and deeply moving." --John Green
Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her.$9.99ISBN: 9781681199498Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury YA - January 8th, 2019
Rediscover Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winner Renée Watson's heart-rending debut, about one girl's journey to reconnect to joy.$8.99ISBN: 9780763690922Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - August 2nd, 2016
"A completely absorbing novel. . . . Readers for whom pre-civil rights America is ancient history will find this poetic interpretation eye-opening and riveting." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)$17.99ISBN: 9781250315328Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tor Teen - June 2nd, 2020
Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today’s readers — a captivating modern fantasy about black sirens, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism.
In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers.$18.99ISBN: 9780062820259Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020
From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.$12.99ISBN: 9780062662811Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020
Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!$14.99ISBN: 9780711245211Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY.com
Now available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey$18.99ISBN: 9780316453691Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.$8.99ISBN: 9780593095188Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.
"Drew's experience teaches us to embrace what we are afraid of and be true to ourselves. She uses her passion to change the art world and invites us to join her."--Janelle Monáe, award-winning singer, actress, and producer$12.99ISBN: 9780553496710Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ember - March 5th, 2019
The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other!$10.99ISBN: 9780147515827Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016
Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems.
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
A President Obama "O" Book Club pick$7.99ISBN: 9780142415221Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - January 7th, 2010
A lyrical story of star-crossed love perfect for readers of The Hate U Give, by National Ambassador for Children’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson$17.99ISBN: 9780062349194Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Quill Tree Books - January 21st, 2020
"Hysterical. I couldn’t put it down.” (Nic Stone) "I laughed, I gasped, I church grunted through every chapter." (Tiffany D. Jackson) "Heartfelt and hilarious on every page!" (Justin A. Reynolds)
4 starred reviews! * An Indie Next List Pick!