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Once Upon a Broken Heart
by Stephanie Garber 

Desperate to stop her beloved from marrying another, sixteen-year-old Evangeline Fox strikes a deal with the mythic Prince of Hearts leading her down a dangerous path that may ultimately end in her destruction. Fantasy

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Lobizona 
by Romina Garber

When her mother is arrested by ICE, sixteen-year-old Argentinian Manu — who thinks she is hiding in a Miami apartment because she is an undocumented immigrant — discovers that her entire existence is illegal. Fantasy

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Ace of Spades 
by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

At Niveus Private Academy, Devon and Chiamaka are the only students chosen to be Senior Prefects who are also black. An anonymous text prank quickly targeting them turns into a very dangerous and deadly game. Mystery

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Inheritance Games 
by Jennifer Barnes

When a Connecticut teenager inherits vast wealth and an eccentric estate from the richest man in Texas, she must also live with his surviving family and solve a series of puzzles to discover how she earned her inheritance. Mystery

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Last Night at the Telegraph Club 
by Malinda Lo

Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu and classmate Kathleen Miller visit a club called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love and Red-Scare paranoia looms over Lily’s Chinatown community. Historical Fiction

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From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry 
by Paula Yoo

A groundbreaking portrait of Vincent Chin and the murder case that took America’s Asian American community to the streets in protest of injustice. Nonfiction

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Light from Uncommon Stars 
by Ryka Aoki

Shizuka Satomi made a deal with the devil: to escape damnation, she must entice seven other violin prodigies to trade their souls for success. What follows is an adventure with cursed violins, people selling their souls to the devil, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts. Science Fiction

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Clap When You Land
by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Sixteen-year-olds Camino Rios, of the Dominican Republic, and Yahaira Rios, of New York City, are devastated to learn of their father’s death in a plane crash and stunned to learn of each other’s existence. A novel in verse told in two voices. Realistic Fiction

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Where I Belong 
by Marcia Argueta Mickelson

Guatemalan-American high school senior Millie Vargas struggles to balance her family’s needs with her own ambitions, especially after her mother’s employer, a Senate candidate, uses Millie as a poster child for ‘deserving’ immigrants. Realistic Fiction

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The Darkness Outside Us 
by Eliot Schrefer 

When a distress signal arrives from Titan’s first settler, Ambrose and Kodiak are tasked with the rescue mission, but it soon becomes clear there’s more going on than meets the eye. Science FIction

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Girls save the world in this one 
by Ash Parsons.

When ZombieCon comes to their small town, June and her best friends battle long lines for photo ops, meet their favorite actors, and save the world from actual zombies when things get real. Horror

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Today Tonight Tomorrow 
By Rachel Lynn Solomon

An unforgettable enemies to lovers comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours. Relationships

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Let Me Hear a Rhyme 
by Tiffany D. Jackson 

Brooklyn, 1998. Biggie Smalls was right: Things done changed. But that doesn’t mean that Quadir and Jarrell are cool letting their best friend Steph’s music lie forgotten under his bed after he’s murdered–not when his rhymes could turn any Bed Stuy corner into a party. With the help of Steph’s younger sister Jasmine, they come up with a plan to promote Steph’s music under a new rap name: the Architect. Soon, everyone wants a piece of him. When his demo catches the attention of a hotheaded music label rep, the trio must prove Steph’s talent from beyond the grave. Historical Fiction

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Love from A to Z
by S.K. Ali.

Zayneb is angry. After getting suspended for confronting her teacher–and getting her friends in trouble in the process–she heads to her aunt’s house in Qatar where  she decides to try out a “nicer” version of herself. Then she meets Adam who is dealing with his mother’s death, his father’s grief, and his own recent diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. Zayneb and Adam work together to live their own truths, and then, something marvelous happens…Relationships

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The Agathas 
By Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson 

Who killed Brooke Donovan? It’s the biggest mystery of the summer, and everyone in Castle Cove thinks it’s the wrong guy. Enter Alice Ogilve, the girl who disappeared for five days after her basketball-star boyfriend Steve dumped her, and Iris Adams, Alice’s tutor who has her own reasons for wanting to disappear. Together, the two work to solve the murder but the town of Castle Cove has many secrets, and Alice and Iris have no idea how much danger they’re about to walk into. Mystery/Thriller

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Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry
by Joya Goffney

Quinn keeps lists of everything—from the days she’s ugly cried, to boys she’d like to kiss to the things she fears the most. But when an anonymous account posts one of her lists online, Quinn is blackmailed into facing seven of her greatest fears or else her entire journal will go public. Desperate, she teams up with Carter Bennett—the last known person to have her journal—in a race against time to track down the blackmailer. Relationships

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All of Us Villains
by Amanda Foody

Every generation, at the coming of the Blood Moon, seven families in the remote city of Ilvernath each name a champion to compete in a tournament to the death. The prize? Exclusive control over a secret wellspring of high magick. This year the champions are given a choice: accept their fate or rewrite their story, a story penned in blood. Fantasy

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Black Birds in the Sky
by Brandy Colbert

In the early morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob marched across the train tracks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and into its predominantly Black Greenwood District—a thriving, affluent neighborhood known as America’s Black Wall Street. They brought with them firearms, gasoline, and explosives. In a few short hours, they’d razed thirty-five square blocks to the ground, leaving hundreds dead.

The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of the most devastating acts of racial violence in US history. But how did it come to pass? What exactly happened? And why are the events unknown to so many of us today? These are the questions that award-winning author Brandy Colbert seeks to answer in this unflinching nonfiction account of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Nonfiction

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Six Crimson Cranes 
by Elizabeth Lim

Shiori is a rebellious princess who discovers she can do forbidden magic. But her evil stepmother discovers her secret and curses both her and her brothers. The only way Shiori can save her brothers is to spin a net out of magic nettles and use it to capture her stepmother. As Shiori desperately tries to spin the net that will save her family, it’s she herself who gets further and further tangled up. Fantasy

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Gearbreakers
by Zoe Hana Mikuta

Two enemies fight on opposite sides of a war: Sona Steelcrest is an elite pilot of Godolia’s Mechas, the state’s skyscraper sized weapons. Eris Shinandai is a Gearbreaker–a rebel who specializes in taking down the mechas from the inside. Their paths cross and they soon discover that they’re fighting for a common purpose. Their fight and friendship grows as they fight for their common cause. Science Fiction

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Walking in Two Worlds
by Wab Kinew

In the real world, Bugz is a shy and self-conscious Indigenous teen who faces the stresses of teenage angst and life on the Rez. But in the virtual world, her alter ego is not just confident but dominant in a massively multiplayer video game universe. When betrayal threatens everything Bugz has built in both the virtual and the real world, it will take all her strength to restore reconcile the parallel aspects of her life: the traditional and the mainstream, the east and the west, the real and the virtual. Fantasy

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Bad Witch Burning
by Jessica Lewis

Katrell doesn’t mind talking to the dead; she just wishes it made more money. Clients pay her to talk to their deceased loved ones, but it isn’t enough to support her family. When a ghost warns her to stop or face terrible consequences, Katrell has no choice: what do ghosts know about having sleep for dinner? She soon learns that magic isn’t free, and dark forces are coming to collect. Will Katrell resign herself to poverty? Or will she confront the dark forces before it’s too late? Horror

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White Smoke
by Tiffany D. Jackson

Marigold’s new picture-perfect home in Cedarville, sitting between dilapidated houses, has its . . . secrets. Not to mention that: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Marigold seems to notice. As the house closes in, Mari learns that Cedarville has its secrets, too. And secrets always find their way through the cracks. Horror

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The Red Palace
by Jane Hur

To enter the palace means to walk a path stained in blood… Joseon, Korea 1758. Through hard work and study, Hyeon has earned a position as a palace nurse. All she wants is to keep her head down, do a good job, and finally win her father’s approval. But Hyeon is suddenly thrust into the dark and dangerous world of court politics when someone murders four women in a single night. Hyeon launches her own secret investigation. Historical Fiction

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Vespertine 
by Margaret Rogerson

When her convent is attacked by possessed soldiers, Artemisia defends it by awakening an ancient spirit bound to a saint’s relic. It is a revenant, a malevolent being that threatens to possess her the moment she drops her guard. Wielding its extraordinary power almost consumes her—but death has come to Loraille, and only a vespertine, a priestess trained to wield a high relic, has any chance of stopping it. With all knowledge of vespertines lost to time, Artemisia turns to the last remaining expert for help: the revenant itself. Fantasy

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This Woven Kingdom
by Tahereh Mafi 

To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight. The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom—and the world. Fantasy

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Cramm this Book: So You Know WTF Is Going On in the World Today
by Olivia Seltzer

Read this book for the scoop behind the scoop of the day: everything from the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East to the origins of Black Lives Matter and Me Too to the full deal with all of the wildfires we see each year. This book is written by and for a new generation, looking at the wars, the movements, the disasters, and more–the points that have set the stage for what we see and read in the news on a daily basis. Nonfiction

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Wings of Ebony
by J. Elle

Rue is the only half-god, half-human in Ghizon, a hidden island of magic wielders. Miserable and desperate to see her sister, Rue breaks Ghizon’s sacred Do Not Leave Law and returns to Houston, only to discover that Black kids are being forced into crime and violence and her own sister, Tasha, is in danger. Rue must embrace her true identity and wield the full magnitude of her powers to save her neighborhood and her sister. Fantasy

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Kneel
By Candace Buford

For guys like Russell Boudreaux, football is the only way out of their small town. But when Rus’s best friend is unfairly arrested, Rus faces an impossible choice: speak up or live in fear. Desperate for change, Rus kneels during the national anthem. In an instant, he falls hero to hated, but Rus will fight for his dreams, and for justice. Sports

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Graphic Novels

Messy Roots
by Laura Gao

After spending her early years in Wuhan, China, riding water buffalos and devouring stinky tofu, Laura immigrates to Texas. In 2020, COVID-19 makes Wuhan a household name and Laura must come-of-age as a girl who simply wants to make the basketball team, escape Chinese school, and figure out why girls make her heart flutter. Memoir

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The Many Deaths of Laila Starr
by Ram V

Humanity is on the verge of discovering immortality. As a result, the avatar of Death is cast down to Earth to live a mortal life in Mumbai as twenty-something Laila Starr. Struggling with her newfound mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born. Will Laila take her chance to stop mankind from permanently altering the cycle of life, or will death really become a thing of the past? Action

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Himawari House
by Harmony Becker

When Nao returns to Tokyo to reconnect with her Japanese heritage, she books a yearlong stay at the Himawari sharehouse. There she meets Hyejung and Tina, two other girls who came to Japan to freely forge their own paths. The trio live together, share meals, and even attend the same Japanese-language school, which results in them becoming fast friends. But will they be able to hold one another up as life tests them with new loves, old heartbreaks, and the everyday challenges of being fish out of water? Relationships

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The Reckoner Rises
by David Robertson

Cole and Eva arrive in Winnipeg, the headquarters of Mihko Laboratories. They are intent on destroying the company once and for all, but their plans are thwarted when a new threat surfaces. When Cole becomes mired in terrifying visions, Eva must harness her newly discovered powers to investigate Mihko without him. Are Cole’s visions just troubled dreams or are they leading him to a horrible truth? Action

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Daytripper
by Fabio Moon

Daytripper follows the life of  Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following chapter starts up at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous issue—and ends with him dying again. In every chapter, Bras dies at different moments in his life, as the story follows him through his entire existence—one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness. Fantasy

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On a Sunbeam
by Tillie Walden

Throughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the past together. As new member Mia gets to know her team, the story flashes back to her pivotal year in boarding school, where she fell in love with a mysterious new student. Soon, though, Mia reveals her true purpose for joining their ship—to track down her long-lost love. Science Fiction

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Cheer Up
by Crystal Frasier

Annie is a smart, antisocial lesbian starting her senior year of high school who’s under pressure to join the cheerleader squad to make friends and round out her college applications. Her former friend BeeBee is a people-pleaser—a trans girl who must keep her parents happy with her grades and social life to keep their support of her transition. The two girls rekindle a friendship they thought they’d lost and discover there may be other, sweeter feelings springing up between them. Realistic Fiction

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Nubia: Real One
by L. L. McKinney

Can you be a hero…if society doesn’t see you as a person? Nubia has always been a little bit…different. As a baby she showcased Amazonian-like strength by pushing over a tree to rescue her neighbor’s cat. But, despite having similar abilities, the world has no problem telling her that she’s no Wonder Woman. And even if she was, they wouldn’t want her. Every time she comes to the rescue, she’s reminded of how people see her; as a threat. Her Moms do their best to keep her safe, but Nubia can’t deny the fire within her, even if she’s a little awkward about it sometimes. Even if it means people assume the worst. When Nubia’s best friend, Quisha, is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia will risk it all—her safety, her home, and her crush on that cute kid in English class—to become the hero society tells her she isn’t. Realistic Fiction

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