Young Adult

Stargirl (Staff Pick)

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Stargirl (Stargirl Series #1) By Jerry Spinelli Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440416777
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Published: Laurel Leaf - May 11th, 2004

A staple from my childhood, dive into the story of Stargirl Caraway (what a name, am I right?), a high schooler who is unapologetically herself no matter what anyone has to say about it. This book taught a whole generation of kids (myself included) that being yourself should be your goal in life. 5/5 stars *wink*

- Halle


Sold (Staff Pick)

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Sold (National Book Award Finalist) By Patricia McCormick Cover Image
$9.59
ISBN: 9780786851720
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

This book is living rent free in my head, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Written beautifully, heartbreakingly, and oh so sweetly, you will fall in love with Lakshmi and feel her every emotion as she struggles to survive her situation. I highly recommend reading with a friend or loved one, so you have someone to talk to about it as you go. McCormack gives voice to those who are otherwise voiceless.

- Jen


Sheine Lende (Staff Pick)

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Sheine Lende: A Prequel to Elatsoe By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781646143795
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Published: Levine Querido - April 16th, 2024

Darcie Little Badger has the unique ability to write a story so compelling and natural that the world she creates is more convincing than our own. Perhaps Sheine Lende did once walk the land of the dead and reclaim her home after it was stolen from her, and this is the first time I'm hearing about it. Perhaps there are fairy rings that can transport you anywhere, and I simply have not been paying attention. Or perhaps not, and we're all simply very lucky to be living in a world where we get to read books written by Darcie Little Badger.

- Katherine


Answers in the Pages (Staff Pick)

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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

A beautiful book that weaves three seemingly disconnected stories together. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder why people would ever question someone's right to love another. Answers in the Pages explores themes of sexuality, youth, acceptance, and the fight for equality. A must read for kids!

- Connor


Time Bomb (Staff Pick)

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Time Bomb By Joelle Charbonneau Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358108054
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Published: Clarion Books - February 4th, 2020

A very topical YA thriller, Time Bomb tells the story of 6 students who are in their high school when a series of bombs go off. It gives an amazing insight into six very different and complex characters, and will keep you guessing the whole way through. Not necessarily a light read, but definitely an impactful one.

- Halle


Song of Silver, Flame like Night (Staff Pick)

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Song of Silver, Flame Like Night (Song of the Last Kingdom #1) By Amélie Wen Zhao Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593487501
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 3rd, 2023

Amélie Wen Zhao draws inspiration from mythology and folklore to take readers on a fantastical journey through ancient China. Beautiful prose, high-stakes, and an unexpected romance make this book a page turner and a delight to read.

- Cindy


Just Say Yes (Staff Pick)

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Just Say Yes By Goldy Moldavsky Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250863232
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - January 30th, 2024

When Jimena learns that she's been living in the US undocumented, she hatches a plan to marry for a green card as soon as she turns 18. Her neighbor Vitaly is totally not on board, but he wants to help Jimena succeed--which is a problem when she realizes she's in love with Vitaly.

- Sarah


49 Days (Staff Pick)

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49 Days By Agnes Lee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646143757
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Published: Levine Querido - March 5th, 2024

49 Days is a quiet and soothing dive into grief and healing. As Kit makes her journey through the afterlife and towards rebirth, her loved ones grapple with their grief at being left behind after her sudden death. Lee's excellent use of silence combines with her understated art style combine to create a story that moved me to tears.

- Katherine


Where Sleeping Girls Lie (Staff Pick)

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Where Sleeping Girls Lie By Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250800848
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 19th, 2024

Boarding school, rich elite kids, dead bodies... what more could you want in a novel? Pitched by the author as Black Mean Girls with murder. You do not want to miss this one!

- Connor


Dungeons & Drama (Staff Pick)

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Dungeons and Drama By Kristy Boyce Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593647011
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 9th, 2024

For fans of Broadway musicals and long DnD campaigns comes a cozy YA rom-com following two unlikely allies who lock into a mutually beneficial fake dating arrangement... only to find love where they least expect it. Filled with mischievous schemes and role-playing shenanigans, Dungeons and Drama is quick but delightful read sure to give you all the feels!

- Cindy


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