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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: Available nowPublished: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018
Winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award!
A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of 2018
In 1994, Yuyi Morales left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.$8.99ISBN: 9781416927358Availability: Available nowPublished: Aladdin - December 30th, 2008
Patricia C. McKissack’s poignant story of growing up in the segregated South and Jerry Pinkney’s rich, detailed watercolors lead readers to the doorway of freedom.
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 nowPublished: 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).$19.95ISBN: 9781600606519Availability: Available nowPublished: Lee & Low Books - October 1st, 2012
A collection of illustrations, concrete poetry, and photographs that shows how young children's constructions, created as they play, are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the world.$28.00ISBN: 9780525560371Availability: Available nowPublished: 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 nowPublished: 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: Available 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?"
$16.00ISBN: 9781524761691Availability: Available nowPublished: 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: Available 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 nowPublished: 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 nowPublished: 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: Available 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: Available nowPublished: Vintage - May 7th, 2019
One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe
Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award$18.99ISBN: 9780316431279Availability: Available 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....$17.99ISBN: 9780399544682Availability: Available nowPublished: 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: Available 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
LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNER$18.99ISBN: 9780399246531Availability: Available nowPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!$17.99ISBN: 9780544717138Availability: Available nowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 20th, 2018Robert F.$7.99ISBN: 9780698113640Availability: Available nowPublished: 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 nowPublished: 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 nowPublished: 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.