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Elle Campbell Wins Their Weekend By Ben Kahn Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338815306
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 17th, 2023

When Elle has the chance to meet their hero, they're ecstatic! Until they get Saturday detention. Determined to tell their hero how much they mean to them, Elle sneaks out! An adorable, witty and wholesome adventure novel. This book healed my inner child. heart Full of queer joy and laughter!


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Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593469316
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Published: Vintage - January 23rd, 2024

In the distant future, prisoners are offered a chance to compete in deadly matches in exchange for a chance at freedom. Get a sprawling look into what this future looks like from the convicts forced to fight against the family members protesting the games to the viewers. Based on the realities of America's prison system, this book is essential abolitionist fiction.


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Witchlings By Claribel A. Ortega Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338745535
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 7th, 2023

Get ready to dive into a quaint & fun magical town! Seven must complete an impossible task to save the town and avoid getting turned into a toad. Full of heart and humor, this book is perfect for fans of magical adventures!


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The Weight of Blood By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063029156
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 12th, 2023

A nuanced retelling of Carrie from a Black teenager's point-of-view. After being exposed online, Maddy Washington's high school decides to hold its first integrated prom. Following the path set by Carrie, its conclusion seems inevitable. However, this book presents the story with a nuance & understanding that makes you wonder who the real villain is. Justice for Carrie & Maddy!


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The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536223361
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Published: Candlewick - July 11th, 2023

An eerie but still heartwarming folktale. Klassen captures something unexplainable with his illustrations. In the end, you'll find you don't quite want to leave the Skull's castle.


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Yellowface: A Reese's Book Club Pick By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063250833
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Published: William Morrow - May 16th, 2023

A biting satire of the publishing industry and a must-read for anyone interested in that world! This book is like a car wreck you can't look away from. Cringe as the main character makes the worst decisions known to man over and over again. Still, you won't be able to put this book down!


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Sunshine: A Graphic Novel By Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338356311
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Published: Graphix - April 18th, 2023

Another graphic memoir from local-ish author Jarrett Krosoczka! Here, he tells the story of volunteering at a camp for terminally ill children, and how that changed his perspective on life. Honest and touching, this book pairs great with National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.


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The Cloisters: A Novel By Katy Hays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781668004418
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Published: Atria Books - July 11th, 2023

A secretive world of fate, museums and academia; I devoured this book! What happens when we rely too heavily on our destinies? Visit The Cloisters museum and find out for yourself!


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Answers in the Pages By David Levithan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593484685
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

David Levithan is a titan in YA queer rep! As a result, he has dealt with his fair share of his books being challenged and banned. This book take an empathetic approach to the issue, allowing the reader to fully understand the consequences of book banning on kids. Despite the tough subject matter, you'll leave this book with hope.


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The Honeys By Ryan La Sala Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338745337
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Published: PUSH - August 1st, 2023

An eerie, sun-soaked summer horror! When Mars' twin sister dies under mysterious circumstances, he returns to the summer camp he believes caused her death. There, he meets The Honeys, the beautiful and dangerous friends his sister left behind. I couldn't put this down! For fans of Jennifer's Body and Midsommar, this is for you!


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Nimona: A Netflix Film By ND Stevenson, ND Stevenson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By ND Stevenson, ND Stevenson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062278227
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 12th, 2015

Without a doubt, the best graphic novel I've ever read. Nimona is a shapeshifter who decides to work for a villain with a heart of gold. But, with the "hero" working for a mysterious company with dubious morals, the lines between hero and villain will blur. Funny & bittersweet. Epitome of friends-to-enemies-to-lovers trope. Love!


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The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne By Jonathan Stroud Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593430392
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Published: Yearling - March 7th, 2023

Set in a mysteriously post-apocalyptic setting, the book follows a chaotic but cynical thief. When she meets Albert in a bus wreck, pursued by monsters and some strange people, she is forced into helping him try to travel beyond their ruined country. Recommended for fans of Stranger Things!


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Hell Followed with Us By Andrew Joseph White Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781682635636
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Published: Peachtree Teen - May 9th, 2023

Created by a fringe religious group, a virus unleashed upon the earth turns people into monsters. At the core of this group is trans boy Benji, whose transformation into a monster is deeply intertwined with his gender. Gory and brutal, this apocalyptic tale champions queer survival. (Check the trigger warnings in the front of the book.)


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The Marvellers (The Conjureverse #1) By Dhonielle Clayton, Khadijah Khatib (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250878847
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Published: Square Fish - August 29th, 2023

Looking for something to scratch the Harry Potter itch? An incredible, multi-cultural magic school filled with the most unique magic system I've ever read! Everything you'd want from a fantasy novel is here. If the magic isn't enough to interest you, the mystery will keep you hooked.


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Rise of the School for Good and Evil By Soman Chainani Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063161511
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Published: HarperCollins - April 4th, 2023

An LGBTQ prequel to the School for Good and Evil series! It tells the story of how two brothers, one aligned with Good and the other with Evil, destroy the fragile peace of their world. Lots of magic and drama make this a must-read for fans of the original series.