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There's Something about Sweetie Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534416789
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse - May 14th, 2019

Cute, heartfelt, and entertaining, this body-positive read will leave a smile on your face. SWEETIE can be read with its companion book, WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, or as a standalone! Ashish and Sweetie's relationship is a ride you won't soon forget!


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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062824110
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 8th, 2019

Open the book. Read the book dedication. I promise you, the rest of the book is that funny. Add an emotionally complex narrator, some revisited high school cliches, and a heartfelt ending, you have a new contemporary YA go to!


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The Bridge Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524738112
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 5th, 2019

This story about two sisters in India who run away from their destructive home life is an emotional roller coaster. It is a story about the value of a found family, the grit and strength it takes to take care of those you love, and the bond between sisters Viji and Rukku. I imagine this book finding its way on every middle grade required reading list - and for good reason.


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Internment Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316522694
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

A powerful sophomore novel that takes place in an all too realistic American future. Layla and her family are removed from their home and sent to a Muslim internment camp. Haunting, heart-pounding, and frighteningly possible, Layla’s story also gives us hope. The people united will never be defeated.


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Hot Dog Girl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525516255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

Dugan starts with a relatable bisexual lead, wraps her in the aftermath of abandonment, and tops her with fake dating and scheming to make the most delectable summer treat. Dugan’s debut is a delight with emotional ups and downs to rival any amusement park coaster.


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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781524700515
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

National Book Award Finalist Erika L. Sánchez has written a protagonist so relatable that it almost hurts. Julia is constantly compared to her sister Olga, even more so after Olga dies in a tragic accident. As the family starts to put themselves back together, Julia starts to learn about herself and about Olga. Her sister may not have been as perfect as she once believed....


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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 2014

Set in the late 80’s, this raw and emotional book about the feelings between two friends will break you down and build you back up again. Ari and Dante are two fully realized teenage boys navigating anything life can throw their way, including feelings for each other they may not want to acknowledge. Bonus: if you purchase the audiobook through our partnership with Libro FM, the book is read by Lin-Manuel Miranda!!