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Front Desk By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338157796
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 29th, 2018

Four starred reviews and over ten best-of-year lists!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secre


The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Art Spiegelman Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780679406419
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Published: Pantheon - November 19th, 1996

The definitive edition of the graphic novel acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker) • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • One of Variety’s “Banned and Challenged Books Everyone Should Read”


Prince & Knight By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499805529
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Published: little bee books - May 1st, 2018

"Victorious . . .


And Tango Makes Three By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780689878459
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family.

At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same.


This Day in June By Gayle E. Pitman, Kristyna Litten (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gayle E. Pitman, Kristyna Litten (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433816581
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Published: Magination Press - May 5th, 2014

"The pride primer." --The New Yorker
Top 11 Most Challenged Books by American Library Association
Winner, Stonewall Book Award--Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award

This day in June.... Parade starts soon.... Rainbow arches.... Joyful marches


Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice By Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433828546
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Published: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018

Now A Minneapolis Children's Theatre Company Original World Premiere Production
A NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 INDIEBOUND BEST SELLER
American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom's Top 10 Most Challenged Books
A Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection
National Parenting Product Award Winner (NAPPA)


The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Color Edition (Captain Underpants #1) (Color Edition) By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545499088
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 27th, 2013

Fourth graders George Beard and Harold Hutchins invent the wedgie-powered superhero Captain Underpants in the first book in this #1 New York Times bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man!

George and Harold are a couple of class clowns. The only thing they enjoy more than playing practical jokes is creating their own comic books.


Melissa (previously published as GEORGE) By Alex Gino Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338843415
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 19th, 2022

BE WHO YOU ARE.

When people look at Melissa, they think they see a boy named George. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

Melissa thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. Melissa really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte.


Drama: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338801897
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 7th, 2021

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, and Guts!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing.


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New Kid By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! 


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

New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize.


Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781609806064
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Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 

2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book

2016 ALA Notable Children's Book


Habibi By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689825231
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 1999

An award-winning novel about identity, family, and friendship from renowned writer and editor Naomi Shihab Nye.

The day after Liyana got her first real kiss, her life changed forever. Not because of the kiss, but because it was the day her father announced that the family was moving from St. Louis all the way to Palestine.


Out from Boneville: A Graphic Novel (BONE #1): Out From Boneville By Jeff Smith, Jeff Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jeff Smith, Jeff Smith (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780439706407
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Published: Graphix - February 1st, 2005

Jeff Smith's New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning BONE books are one of the most popular graphic novel series of all time. Read the first book in this thrilling adventure!

After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins -- Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone -- are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert.


This One Summer By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437746
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

A New York Times bestseller
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An Eisner Award Winner


Lord of the Flies By William Golding, Lois Lowry (Afterword by), Jennifer Buehler (Contributions by) Cover Image
By William Golding, Lois Lowry (Afterword by), Jennifer Buehler (Contributions by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780399501487
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Published: Penguin Books - December 16th, 2003

Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.
 
This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.


Speak 20th Anniversary Edition By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250302359
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Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019

"Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say."


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316013697
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.


All American Boys By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: 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.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) By Mark Haddon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400032716
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.

“Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect.... Suspenseful and harrowing.” —The New York Times Book Review


Looking for Alaska By John Green Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2006

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Fault in Our Stars


The Perks of Being a Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780671027346
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Published: MTV Books - February 1st, 1999

Read the cult-favorite coming-of-age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory.


The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: 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


The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One) By Suzanne Collins Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780439023528
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 1st, 2010

The first novel in the worldwide bestselling series by Suzanne Collins!

Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun. . . . In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.


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The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) By Trung Le Nguyen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Publishers Weekly


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain, Azar Nafisi (Foreword by), R. Kent Rasmussen (Introduction by), R. Kent Rasmussen (Notes by) Cover Image
By Mark Twain, Azar Nafisi (Foreword by), R. Kent Rasmussen (Introduction by), R. Kent Rasmussen (Notes by)
$8.00
ISBN: 9780143107323
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 28th, 2014

The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen and a foreword by Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and The Republic of Imagination


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All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller!
Optioned for television by Gabrielle Union

Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories
Velshi Banned Book Club

Amazon Best Book of the Year
Indie Bestseller

Teen Vogue Recommended Read
Buzzfeed Recommended Read


The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594631931
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

Soon to be a major Broadway stage production. Coming July 2022!


The #1 New York Times bestselling novel beloved by millions of readers the world over.


1984 By George Orwell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452262935
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Published: Berkley - April 1st, 1983

Written more than 70 years ago, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever...

• Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read •


Animal Farm: 75th Anniversary Edition By George Orwell, Ann Patchett (Foreword by), Tea Obreht (Introduction by) Cover Image
By George Orwell, Ann Patchett (Foreword by), Tea Obreht (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452284241
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Published: Berkley - May 6th, 2003

75th Anniversary Edition—Includes a New Introduction by Téa Obreht

George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism.

SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM!

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”


The Great Gatsby: The Only Authorized Edition By F. Scott Fitzgerald Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

The only authorized edition of the twentieth-century classic, featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final revisions, a foreword by his granddaughter, and a new introduction by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

The Great Gatsby, F.


Bless Me, Ultima By Rudolfo Anaya Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780446600255
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 1st, 1994

From "one of the nation's foremost Chicano literary artists" comes a coming-of-age classic and the bestselling Chicano novel of all time that follows a young boy as he questions his faith and beliefs -- now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads" (Denver Post).


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest By Ken Kesey Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451163967
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Published: Berkley -

An international bestseller and the basis for the hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is one of the defining works of the 1960s.


The Grapes of Wrath By John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (Introduction by), Robert DeMott (Notes by) Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (Introduction by), Robert DeMott (Notes by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143039433
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

A Penguin Classic


Of Mice and Men: (Centennial Edition) By John Steinbeck Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142000670
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Published: Penguin Books - January 8th, 2002

A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression, in a deluxe centennial edition
 


A Young People's History of the United States (For Young People Series) By Howard Zinn, Rebecca Stefoff (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Howard Zinn, Rebecca Stefoff (Contributions by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781583228692
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Published: Triangle Square - June 2nd, 2009

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people.


Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul (Adapted by), Rachelle Baker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316167581
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

This chapter book edition of the groundbreaking #1 bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America

 
RACE. Uh-oh.


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The crucial, empowering, #1 New York Times bestselling 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.
A book about race.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.


The Glass Castle: A Memoir By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743247542
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Published: Scribner - January 17th, 2006

MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.


The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace.
 


The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (The New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss.


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009

Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters.


The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
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Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.