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Allegedly
by Tiffany D. Jackson
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.

Mary B....Read more

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The Murderer's Ape
by Jakob Wegelius
This book is for: Tweens
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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A captivating story about dark truths and heinous crimes as well as unexpected friendships, with detailed black-and-white illustrations throughout. Perfect for fans of mystery and detective stories.
 
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Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
by Kelly Jensen
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Let’s get the feminist party started!

 

Here We Are is a scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it means to be a twenty-first-century feminist. It’s packed with contributions from a...Read more

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Train I Ride
by Paul Mosier
This book is for: Tweens
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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A beautifully poignant debut perfect for fans of authors such as Rebecca Stead and Sharon Creech and books like Ali Benjamin’s The Thing About Jellyfish. When Rydr travels by train from Los Angeles to Chicago, she learns along the way...Read more

The Legendary Miss Lena Horne
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne
by Carole Boston Weatherford
illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
This book is for: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books, This book is for: Grades 4 to 6
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Celebrate the life of Lena Horne, the pioneering African American actress and civil rights activist, with this inspiring and powerful picture book from award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford.



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History Is All You Left Me
by Adam Silvera
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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"This book will make you cry, think, and then cry some more." 
—Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything 

In this explosive new novel from Adam Silvera,...Read more

A List of Cages
A List of Cages
by Robin Roe
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he's got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn't easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can't complain, since...Read more

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Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood
by Patricia C. McKissack
illustrated by Brian Pinkney
This book is for: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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From Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney comes an extraordinary must-have collection of classic playtime favorites. This very special book is sure to become a treasured keepsake for...Read more

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Wolf in the Snow
by Matthew Cordell
This book is for: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?

Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations...Read more

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Egg
by Kevin Henkes
This book is for: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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Egg is a graphic novel for preschoolers about four eggs, one big surprise, and an unlikely friendship, by Caldecott Medalist and New York Times—bestselling author Kevin Henkes. Egg is not only a perfect Easter gift, but...Read more

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