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Silverstein, Karol Ruth
ISBN: 9781580899406
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Debut author and screenwriter Karol Ruth Silverstein pens an empowering and emotionally-charged novel about a teen with juvenile arthritis, based…

Gut Check
Kester, Eric
ISBN: 9780374307622
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Talented author Eric Kester captures the intensity of sports in a small town in a darkly comic high school drama….

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Jackson, Holly
ISBN: 9781984896360
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

British author Holly Jackson offers a promising debut mystery/thriller with well-plotted suspenseful twists that make it more than a routine…

Martin McLean, Middle School Queen
Zaczek, Alyssa
ISBN: 9781454935704
Grades: Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

Debut author Alyssa Zaczek balances realism and humor in a timely, inclusive and affirming novel that introduces middle grades to…

Girls With Sharp Sticks #1
Young, Suzanne
ISBN: 9781534426139
Grades: Grades 9 to12

Suzanne Young, author of the popular “Program” series, writes a complex dystopian thriller about a prestigious all-girls boarding/finishing school, where…

Better You Than Me
Brody, Jessica
ISBN: 9781524769710
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Prolific author Jessica Brody has penned a light-hearted take on the movie “Freaky Friday,” with two personable teens exchanging places,…

I Didn’t Stand Up
Falcone, Lucy
ISBN: 9781988347066
Grades: K-6

First, they went for after Jamal. But I’m not black –  so I didn’t stand up for him. This anti-bullying…

How We Roll
Friend, Natasha
ISBN: 9780374305666
Grades: Grades 9 to12

Award-winning author Natasha Friend portrays the challenges faced by teens with disabilities in a realistic coming-of-age novel, narrated by an…

The Colors of the Rain
Toalson, R.L.
ISBN: 9781499807172
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Debut poet and author R.L. Toalson captures a piece of Civil Rights history with strong emotional undertones in a lyrical…

500 Words or Less
del Rosario, Juleah
ISBN: 9781534410442
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Debut author and librarian Juleah del Rosario delivers an impactful contemporary novel in verse interspersed with essays, cleverly contrasting the…


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