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    NO CRYSTAL STAIR

    FEB. 1, 2012

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NO CRYSTAL STAIR

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson & illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

A stirring and thought-provoking account of an unsung figure in 20th-century American history. Full review >

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    SAINTS AND MISFITS

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SAINTS AND MISFITS

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This quiet read builds to a satisfying conclusion; readers will be glad to make space in their hearts—and bookshelves—for... Full review >

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    LOOK UP!

    OCT. 1, 2016

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LOOK UP!

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Conceptually sophisticated; especially inviting for young artists ready to explore new visual angles. Full review >

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    SAVE ME A SEAT

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SAVE ME A SEAT

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A novel treatment of a familiar situation delivered with fizz and aplomb. Full review >

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    IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CRAZY HORSE

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This powerful introduction to a great warrior and leader invites readers to ponder the meaning of “hero.” (author’s note,... Full review >

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    RANI PATEL IN FULL EFFECT

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RANI PATEL IN FULL EFFECT

by Sonia Patel

A powerfully particular, 100 percent genuine character commands this gutsy debut. Full review >

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    SHAME THE STARS

    SEPT. 1, 2016

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SHAME THE STARS

by Guadalupe García McCall

Pura Belpré winner McCall delivers an ambitious, sardonically relevant historical novel—a must-read, complex twist on a... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    LITTLE & LION

    AUG. 8, 2017

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LITTLE & LION

by Brandy Colbert

Readers will empathize with Suzette as she explores both her sexuality and the tricky line between honesty and betrayal. Full review >

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    LUCKY BROKEN GIRL

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LUCKY BROKEN GIRL

by Ruth Behar

A poignant and relevant retelling of a child immigrant’s struggle to recover from an accident and feel at home in America. Full review >

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