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All Around Us by Xelena Gonzalez
E GONZALEZ
Finding circles everywhere, a grandfather and his granddaughter meditate on the cycles of life and nature.
Sleep Well, Siba and Saba by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
E ISDAHL
Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are constantly losing things, then dreaming at night of the things that they have lost, until their dreams begin to reveal something else.
Drawn Together by Minh Lê
E LÊ
A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.
Fall in Line, Holden! by Daniel W. Vandever
E VANDEVER
At a very strict school in Indigenous Nation, everyone but Holden stays in line until they reach the door at the end of the school day.
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
E LOVE
While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?
Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke
JE ATINUKE
Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa with her mother, her father, her baby twin brothers, and lots and lots of her family. Join her as she splashes in the sea, prepares for a party, sells oranges, and hopes to see sweet, sweet snow!
Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
J CALLENDER
Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.
The Fire Keeper (A Storm Runner Novel, Book 2) (The Storm Runner) by J.C. Cervantes
SF J CERVANTES
Zane Obispo faces an impossible choice--to save other godborns like himself from the angry gods, or rescue his father, Hurakan, from his eternal prison.
Tight by Torrey Maldonado
J MALDONADO
After his quick-tempered father gets in a fight and is sent back to jail, sixth-grader Bryan, known for being quiet and thoughtful, snaps and follows new friend Mike into trouble.
Super Jake and the King of Chaos by Naomi Milliner
J MILLINER
Escaping into the world of illusions to cope with the stress of his overworked parents and his special-needs brother's hospital visits, 11-year-old Ethan becomes a finalist in a junior magic competition before his brother's dangerous illness extends beyond what magic can fix.
Black Women Who Dared
BIOGRAPHY JNF MOY
Short biographies of ten Black women from Canada and the United States, ranging from 1793 to the present. Anti-slavery activists, business women, community organizers, and educators ; they were, and are, leaders committed to uplifting their communities.
Mission To Space by John Herrington
SCIENCE SPACE JNF HER
Go on a Mission to Space with Chickasaw astronaut John Herrington, as he shares his flight on the space shuttle Endeavour and his thirteen-day mission to the international Space Station. Learn what it takes to train for space flight, see the tasks he completed in space, and join him on his spacewalk 220 miles above the earth
Who is King?: And other tales from Africa by Beverley Naidoo
TALES JNF NAI
Collects ten stories of African folklore, from Amharic and Arabic tales to Shona and Zulu lore.
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
SF TEEN DIMALINE
In this futuristic dystopian novel for teens, the Indigenous people of North America are on the run in a fight for survival.
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
TEEN KHAN
Hoping to hide her authentic self from her conservative Muslim parents until she can depart for college, 17-year-old Rukhsana is caught kissing her girlfriend and whisked away to Bangladesh, where she fights an arranged marriage by consulting the wisdom she finds in her grandmother's diary.
Fire Starters by Jen Storm
GRAPHIC TEEN FIRE
Looking for a little mischief after finding an old flare gun, Ron and Ben suddenly find themselves in trouble when the local gas bar on Agamiing Reserve goes up in flames, and they are wrongly accused of arson by the sheriff's son. As the investigation goes forward, community attitudes are revealed, and the truth slowly comes to light.
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
TEEN ZOBOI
After the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri is forced to find common ground with Darius, while struggling with her four wild sisters, a handsome boy vying for her attention, and college applications.
The Other Americans: A Novel by Laila Lalami
LALAMI
The suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant impacts the lives of a diverse cast of characters including his jazz-composer daughter, an undocumented witness and an Iraqi War veteran
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
RIVERA
uliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn't sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that's going to help her figure out this whole "Puerto Rican lesbian" thing. Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself.
The World Doesn't Require You: Stories by Rion Amilcar Scott
SCOTT
A collection of short stories set in fictional Cross River, Maryland includes the tales of a struggling musician who is God's last son and a Ph.D. candidate whose dissertation about a childhood game sparks a riot in a once-segregated town.