Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
SF J MBALIA
Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding.
Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan
SF J RYAN
Twelve-year-old Max, who loves the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow, sets out on a dangerous quest to discover if he is true of heart and what the future holds, armed with a treasured compass, a mysterious stone rubbing, and Buelo's legend as his only guides.
The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
When Bea's parents got divorced, they told her about two big changes: Dad is gay. Bea's days are split between her parents; school remains the same.Then, Dad announces that he and his boyfriend Jesse are getting married. Bea is thrilled. Behind her joy, though, something she did last summer is haunting Bea.