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Dear Rachel Maddow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250146021
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 5th, 2018

A brash, unapologetic but absolutely hilarious coming of age story told through letters to Rachel Maddow.


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Lifel1k3 (Lifelike) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524713928
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 29th, 2018

Part Romeo & Juliet, part Firefly, this post apocalyptic sci/fi thriller is so fast paced with so many twists and turns, you will be hooked from page one!


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Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368012355
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 27th, 2018

Roshani Chokshi’s Hindu mythology inspired novel is everything a great book should be! A relatable protagonist who finds herself in awkward-yet-hilarious situations, great dialogue that’s both smart and realistic, and zany characters who could only populate a world brimming with magic. Aru Shah is such a delightful, entertaining and utterly enjoyable story.


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Girl Made of Stars Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328778239
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 15th, 2018

After breaking up with her girlfriend, 17-year-old Mara's greatest comfort comes from her twin brother Owen -- or he is until he is accused of assaulting her best friend. In an instant, Mara's entire world is thrown into a whirlwind of confusion, heartbreak and traumatic memories of her own. Who should Mara believe? Her brother who she shared a womb with? Or his girlfriend who happens to be her best friend? This is such an important book that discusses consent, sexual assault as well as identity in such a meaningful and honest way.


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Crash Test Girl: An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life’s Toughest Questions Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062749772
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Published: HarperOne - May 8th, 2018

Did anyone else know that the queen of all things science (especially things that blow up) does NOT have a degree in science/engineering? Because I didn't! Growing up, I wanted to be just like Kari Byron and after reading this, I was reminded that science is for everyone no matter where life takes you.


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The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481498548
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Published: Simon Pulse - February 6th, 2018

The perfect mix of quirky, philosophical and fantasy. I couldn't put it down!


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Heart of Iron Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062652850
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 27th, 2018

Ana was found drifting through space as a child with Do9, a kind of sentient robot. Fast forward and she's 17 years old and desperate to save her robot, the one connection she has to her life before, when she runs into Robb, a spoiled Ironblood boy, the son of a high aristocrat. Now they're on the run with the coordinates to a lost ship that may help her save Do9.


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Children of Blood and Bone (Children of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 6th, 2018

Magic is feared in the land of Orisha and is fully eradicated by the non-magic ruling class -- or so they thought. When a rare magical artifact is discovered, 17-year-old Zelie must out-run, and out-wit the royal guard helbent on destroying her, while protecting the magic they all thought was gone. With help from her brother, Tzain, and the out of place princess, Amari, Zelie sets off on a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure that will leave you begging for more! 


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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780375815300
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2017

I've been waiting since The Amber Spyglass was published in 2000 to go back to Lyra's world and The Book of Dust was worth the wait! The characters are well developed and the story is well plotted and fast moving. I could not put it down!


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Speak Easy, Speak Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062560926
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 19th, 2017

A retelling of Much Ado About Nothing set in a 1920's speakeasy? Yes, please! This book is smart, fast paced and utterly charming. McKelle George does a great job of keeping the heart of Shakespeare's play while making it her own. 


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Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525555360
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

This was one of the best depictions of anxiety or any mental health battle I've ever read. John Green portrays how a person can be tortured by their own mind in a way that was incredibly raw, honest and beautiful.


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All's Faire in Middle School Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525429999
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Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

In this impossible to put down graphic novel, 11-year-old Imogene (Impy) is a Renaissance Faire Knight in training and is about to take on her biggest quest - middle schoole. But will she be able to conquer peer pressure? Or will the desire to fir in lead her astray?


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Spinning Cover Image
By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626729407
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Published: First Second - September 12th, 2017

Spinning takes readers on Tillie's journey of self-discovery - of opening her eyes to the world and accepting her own truth within. Thoughtful and engaging, this is so much more than a skating book but also so much more than a coming out story.


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The Heart's Invisible Furies Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524760786
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Published: Hogarth Press - August 22nd, 2017

In 1945, a young girl gives birth to a child and puts him up for adoption. His adoptive parents provide well for him, but never accept him as their legitimate child. The story follows Cyril Avery every 7 years of his life and is by far one of the best books I've ever read.


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The Almost Sisters: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062105714
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Published: William Morrow - July 11th, 2017

Leia Birch has a weakness for superheroes - so much so, that one tequila soaked night leads to Batman sweeping her off her feet. But fuzzy memories are not the only thing Batman left her. Leia is pregnant, with a biracial child, and now she has to tell her traditional Southern family. But right as she gets up the nerve to tell her family, her step-sister's marriage implodes and her ninety-year-old grandmother gets caught up in scandal in her small Alabama town. Now Leia has to confront the truth about privilege - and the world she is bringing her baby into.


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Roller Girl Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780803740167
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Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2015

Not only is this book an awesome introduction to roller derby, it's also an empowering story about young girls trying to navigate a friendship when interests start to diverge. Twelve-year-old Astrid is deeply wounded when her best friend decides to sign up for ballet camp instead of roller derby camp, and their friendship (and Astrid's life) take a downward spiral as the girls spend their summer apart. Meanwhile, at derby camp, Astrid is not a natural skater or a star player and needs some reminding that it takes determination, hard work and, most importantly, being a team player to really excel. Perfect story of friendship, forgiveness and finding your own path.


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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062382801
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 27th, 2017

Finally, a book where all the queer characters get a happy ending! This book has everything: thieves, highwaymen, pirates, alchemy, a kick-butt heroine, gorgeous boys AND it was also sassy, hilarious and fast moving! Monty is such an amazing flawed protagonist, who messes up again and again (and again!) but you root for him anyway. It's light, it's silly and you won't stop laughing from start to finish.


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Eliza and Her Monsters Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062290137
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 30th, 2017

I read this book in one sitting, I could not put it down! Francesca Zappia does an AMAZING job of portraying teen depression and anxiety in a believable way. I loved it!


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The Year of Needy Girls Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617754876
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Published: Kaylie Jones Books - January 3rd, 2017

After the brutal murder of a young boy, the small town of Bradley, MA gets swept up in a modern day witch hunt. Two women, trying to make their relationship work, find their lives suddenly under scrutiny after they both get caught up in scandal.


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When the Moon Was Ours Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250058669
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Published: Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - October 4th, 2016

This is not your average YA romance. Rather the central message revolves around accepting who you are an being proud of your identity. The worries that both Same and Miel feel about being different is something everyone can relate to.


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You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir Cover Image
By Felicia Day, Joss Whedon (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476785660
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Published: Touchstone Books - April 19th, 2016

This hilarious memoir from Felicia Day chronicles her ascent from awkward adolescent to well respected (but still awkward) Hollywood actress/YouTube sensation. Quirky and funny with a touch of feminism, this is a must read for anyone with a little bit of geek in them.


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Illuminae (Illuminae Files #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553499117
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

When Karenza, a small illegal mining operation on the edge of the galaxy, is attacked, sixteen-year-old Kady is just thankful she's not stuck on the same ship as her ex-boyfriend, Ezra. But when the onboard artificial intelligence goes rogue, computer wiz Kady has no choice but to team up with Ezra to save what's left of her people. Told through mission briefs, text messages and surveillance footage, this book is unlike anything you've ever read.


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Fall of Giants (Century Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780451232571
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Published: Penguin Books - August 30th, 2011

Fall of Giants, the first book in the Twentieth Century trilogy, follows five families through the major historical moments of the early part of the 20th century. With its larger than life characters, and accurately presented history, it is a perfect example of great historical fiction that you won't be able to put down.


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Defending Jacob Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345533661
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Published: Bantam - September 3rd, 2013

Prepare to be hooked from the first pages. Defending Jacob is the best kind of thriller, subtle at first, but then you're along for the ride! More than an exciting courtroom drama, it combines the best elements of a legal and psychological thriller while also delving into the heart of a family.


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The Pawn (Patrick Bowers Mysteries) Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9780451412799
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Published: Berkley Books - September 1st, 2009

When Special Agent Patrick Bowers is called to North Carolina to consult on the case of an area serial killer, he finds himself a pawn in a deadly game. Shrewd and lethal, the killer is always one step ahead of the law, and he's about to strike again. Thrilling, unnerving, and impossible to put down, The Pawn will hold suspense lovers in its grip until the very last page.


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Blur (Blur Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781477847275
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Published: Skyscape - May 27th, 2014

The students at Beldon High School are shocked when a high school freshman's body is found in Lake Algonquin. Just like everyone in the community, sixteen-year-old Daniel Byers believes that Emily Jackson's death was accidental. But at her funeral, when he has a vision of her rising out of her coffin, water pouring from her mouth, his world begins to rip apart at the seams.


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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Junior is a witty and smart budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. But when he realizes he will never be able to get far at his troubled school on the rez, he is determined to take his future into his own hands. Junior leaves his school to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.


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This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780525426363
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2014

In this collection of journals, pictures and letters we get a glimpse into the life of Esther Grace Earl, the inspiration of John Green's Hazel Grace in The Fault In Our Stars.


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Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9781595148353
Availability: Special Order - Subject to availability
Published: Razorbill - April 19th, 2016

For adults who love YA, I highly recommend this hilarious and poignant story of a girl who doesn't fit in -- and isn't sure if she wants to.


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Mother Bruce Cover Image
By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484730881
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - November 24th, 2015

Grumpy Bear Bruce likes being on his own... and eggs. He really likes eggs. But when a hasty deal leads to his hard boiled eggs turning into goslings, Bruce suddenly isn't hungry. Worse still, he can't seem to shake those pesky goslings.


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