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Last updated June 15, 2021

Blood Like Magic Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534465282
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 15th, 2021

We Can't Keep Meeting Like This Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534440272
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

We Can't Keep Meeting Like This is a very sweet YA romance, but it doesn't just deal with love. As Quinn and Tarek's parents work together in the wedding business, our two main characters are forced to work with each other over the summer. Quinn struggles with opening up to Tarek, as she finds it hard to believe in love after her parents' marital issues. Solomon does a great job openly discussing mental health, living up to parents' expectations, and making your own way in the world. If you want a wholesome romance with important themes, this book is for you. - Ella, Youth Advisory Board Member


All Our Hidden Gifts Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536213942
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Published: Walker Books US - June 8th, 2021

The Sea Is Salt and So Am I Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250619242
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 8th, 2021

Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories About Living Fabulously Fat Cover Image
By Cassandra Newbould (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547606078
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 8th, 2021

Instructions for Dancing Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524718961
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 1st, 2021

A Chorus Rises: A Song Below Water novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250316035
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Published: Tor Teen - June 1st, 2021

We Are Inevitable Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780425290804
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

Ace of Spades Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250800817
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 1st, 2021

The Passing Playbook Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815408
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Published: Dial Books - June 1st, 2021

An Emotion of Great Delight Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062972415
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Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

Gamora and Nebula: Sisters in Arms (Marvel Universe YA #2) Cover Image
By Mackenzi Lee, Jenny Frison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368022255
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Published: Marvel Press - June 1st, 2021

The Girl from the Sea Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338540574
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Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

One Great Lie Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534463172
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

A Sitting in St. James Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062367297
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 25th, 2021

Pumpkin (Dumplin') Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062880451
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 25th, 2021

Misfit in Love (Saints and Misfits) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534442757
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - May 25th, 2021

Tokyo Ever After: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766601
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 18th, 2021

Off the Record Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984829993
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

Mister Impossible (The Dreamer Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338188363
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 18th, 2021

The Burning (Young Readers Edition): Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 Cover Image
By Tim Madigan, Hilary Beard (Adapted by)
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ISBN: 9781250787699
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 11th, 2021

Again Again Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385744805
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Published: Ember - June 15th, 2021

Of Curses and Kisses (Rosetta Academy) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534417557
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

A Song Below Water: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250315335
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Published: Tor Teen - June 1st, 2021

Social media clashes with sirens, gargoyles, sprites, and other magical creatures who live alongside humans in the present world. Morrow examines society's demonization of Black women's voices, the strengths and limitations of sisterhood, and the beauty of the true self. Utterly magical, sometimes whimsical, and sometimes necessarily cold, Morrow presents an honest portrayal of realities for Black women while raising to life another fantastical dimension. - Julie, Flyleaf Books Youth Advisory Board Member


You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338503296
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2021

Liz Lighty excels at keeping her head in the books and herself under the radar. But when she misses out on a scholarship, she propels herself into the spotlight - despite her anxiety - in hopes of winning prom queen and the money that comes with it. Complications arise, including the cute new girl, Mack, who Liz can't stop thinking about. You Should See Me in a Crown is an uplifting YA novel with impressive emotional maturity; perfect for teens. --Genni


Today Tonight Tomorrow Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534440258
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781728209425
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 1st, 2021

The Black Flamingo Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062990303
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 25th, 2021

The Black Flamingo is a captivating coming of age story following Michael, a mixed-race teen who begins to explore his gender presentation as he starts college. The novel, written in verse, is a riveting ode to the art of drag performance and the freedom of self-expression. -Genni

 


Faith: Taking Flight Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062899668
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 25th, 2021

A queer young adult superhero novel featuring a fat main character? Yes, please! Julie Murphy takes the superhero genre to new heights with Faith: Taking Flight (pun intended). Perfect for younger teens who are looking for an LGBTQ+ inclusive adventure. --Genni