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As featured in the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy
PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award Finalist, Longlisted for the National Book Award
Best Books of the Year--Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Bustle, NYPL
2016 Newbery Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller
An impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller!
Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.
$18.99ISBN: 9780823440559Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018
We are resilience. We are hope. We are dreamers.
Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.$8.99ISBN: 9781416927358Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - December 30th, 2008
Through moving prose and beautiful watercolors, award-winning author-illustrator duo collaborate to tell the poignant tale of a spirited young girl who comes face to face with segregation in her southern town.
There’s a place in this 1950s southern town where all are welcome, no matter what their skin color…and ’Tricia Ann knows exactly how to get there.$28.00ISBN: 9780316524285Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: Little, Brown and Company - February 19th, 2019By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, troubling and uplifting, these "electric" essays come together to create a provocative, conversation-sparking, multivocal portrait of modern America (The Washington Post).$18.95ISBN: 9781600606519Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Lee & Low Books - October 1st, 2012
A picture book that connects great works of architecture to the ways children build and play.
and growing taller
Pair them with notable structures from around the world and see children's constructions taken to the level of architectural treasures.$28.00ISBN: 9780525560371Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: Penguin Press - March 19th, 2019
2019 National Book Award Finalist
"Reading it will change you, perhaps forever.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Astonishing, powerful, so important at this time.” --Margaret Atwood$17.99ISBN: 9780763681685Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: Candlewick - February 25th, 2019
Toast a marshmallow, be a tree in winter, read braille — Paul B. Janeczko and Richard Jones invite you to enjoy an assortment of poems that inform and inspire.
Today I walked outside and spied
a hedgehog on the hill.
When she and I met eye to eye,
she raised up straight and still.$17.95ISBN: 9781608465965Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Haymarket Books - May 7th, 2019
"This is a reminder of hope and possibility, of kindness and compassion, and--perhaps most salient--imagination and liberty. Through the imaginations of our childhoods, can we find our true selves liberated in adulthood?"
Currently UnavailableISBN: 9781524761691Availability: UnavailablePublished: Hogarth - March 12th, 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “Fortified with wit and tenderness . . . Gun Love potently illuminates a puzzled land.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME • SHORTLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE$5.99ISBN: 9780439551892Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Orchard Books - May 1st, 2003
The bestselling Catwings series!
Mrs. Jane Tabby can't explain why her four precious kittens were born with wings, but she's grateful that they are able to use their flying skills to soar away from the dangerous city slums where they were born. However, once the kittens escape the big city, they learn that country life can be just as difficult!$17.99ISBN: 9780316519007Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.$26.00ISBN: 9780802125088Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: Grove Press - August 13th, 2019
Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction
A New York Times Bestseller
Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review
Named one of the "10 Best Books of 2019" by the New York Times Book Review, Seattle Times, Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Tribune, and Slate$5.95ISBN: 9781684360222Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2018
Meet Yasmin Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those "aha" moments to help her solve life's little problems.$16.00ISBN: 9780525436140Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - May 7th, 2019
“Powerful. . . . a revelation.” —The New York Times
“With a literary authority rare in a debut novel, it places Native American voices front and center before readers’ eyes.” —NPR/Fresh Air
$18.99ISBN: 9780316431279Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019In 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....
$17.99ISBN: 9780399544682Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 8th, 2018
"Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude.$17.95ISBN: 9780679763888Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - October 4th, 2011
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER
$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!$17.99ISBN: 9780544717138Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 20th, 2018Robert F.$7.99ISBN: 9780698113640Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: Puffin Books - March 19th, 1996
Family is about love no matter how different parents and children may be, adopted or not.$25.99ISBN: 9780062851352Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: Dey Street Books - September 18th, 2018
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER
“This riveting, courageous memoir ought to be mandatory reading for every American.” —Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow$16.99ISBN: 9781481450249Availability: Available from WarehousePublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 23rd, 2018
Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the climax to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Track series from Jason Reynolds.
Lu was born to be cocaptain of the Defenders. Well, actually, he was born albino, but that’s got nothing to do with being a track star.