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Family Reunion

by Danielle Ballantyne

With an emphasis on the sanctity of family reunions in Black American families, "Family Reunion" is a sweet story about opening yourself up to new experiences—and finding unexpected delights. A young boy would rather stay home and play... Read More

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Pablo

by Danielle Ballantyne

Utilizing black-and-white illustrations with bold shapes and sharp contrasts, "Pablo" is a sparse story about breaking out of your shell—literally. Pablo’s big day has arrived: he has grown too big for his shell, and he is now ready... Read More

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How It Works

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Prepare to blast off to the stars—and with the knowledge of the equipment necessary to get back to Earth—with this eye-catching board book that reveals the mechanics behind the magic of going into space. Cutout forms reveal the... Read More

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Hashtag Good Guy with a Gun

by Ho Lin

Packed with violence and mordant humor, Jeff Chon’s novel "Hashtag Good Guy with a Gun" is unsparing in delivering cutting commentary about contemporary America. When Scott, a disgraced former high school teacher, invades a pizza... Read More

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Among the Hedges

by Rebecca Hussey

In Sara Mesa’s warm, nuanced novel "Among the Hedges", a friendship blossoms, defying cultural expectations. Every day, a thirteen-year-old girl skips school, heads to the park, and spends time writing in her notebook, hidden by hedges... Read More

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The People We Choose

by Karen Rigby

Family, friendship, and love convene in "The People We Choose", Katelyn Detweiler’s sensitive novel about a teenager’s revelatory summer. Not long before she turns eighteen, Calliope starts dating Max, her new artistic neighbor;... Read More

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