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Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963

by Sharon Robinson

An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson that follows her turning 13 years old in 1963—one of the most important years in American history for the civil rights movement! 

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Girl Under a Red Moon

by Da Chen

New York Times bestselling author Da Chen weaves a deeply moving account of his resolute older sister and their childhood growing up together during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.


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Her Own Two Feet 

By Meredith Davis and Rebeka Uwitonze

Through her eyes, the moving story of a young Rwandan girl born with clubfeet and the risk she takes for the chance to walk on the bottoms of her feet for the first time.


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Tarnished are the Stars

By Rosiee Thor

In this queer #OwnVoices science-fantasy novel, a group of uneasy allies must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic.


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Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance

By Bethany C. Morrow

This anthology features fictional stories—in poems, prose, and art—that reflect a slice of the varied and limitless ways that teens resist every day. 


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Love and the Rocking Chair 

Written and Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon celebrate the love we feel for our children in this touching, multigenerational story about the lasting power of family.


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The Forgotten Girl

By India Hill Brown

A spooky, original ghost story with fantastic characters, chilling scenes—and a timely and important storyline about reclaiming an abandoned segregated cemetery.


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Hope #1: Project Middle School

By Alyssa Milano and Debbie Rigaud; illustrated by Eric S. Keyes

Lifelong actor-advocate Alyssa Milano tells the story of a young activist in the making. It’s the first book in an empowering and funny new middle-grade series illustrated by Simpsons illustrator, Eric S. Keyes.


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By Alan Gratz

Alan Gratz explores the necessity of teamwork and heroism in dismantling tyranny in this epic, yet personal, look at D-Day in time for the 75th anniversary of the operation. No less than world cooperation would bring down Hitler and the Axis powers. And so people—and kids— across the globe lent their part.


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By Elsie Chapman

Avatar: The Last Airbender meets Fight Club in this action-packed fantasy about a secret, underground magic fighting tournament.


Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2: Game of Stars 

By Sayantani DasGupta

Kiran returns to her homeland, where society is fraying, a terrible game show reigns supreme, and friends and foes alike are in danger. Once again she’ll solve riddles and battle her evil Serpent King father—all while figuring out who her true friends are, and what it really means to be a hero.


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Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice 

By Lawrence Goldstone

The riveting story of how the Supreme Court turned a blind eye on justice, stripped away the equal rights promised to all Americans, and ushered in the era of Jim Crow.