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A Very Large Expanse of Sea — Tahereh Mafi

TITLE: A Very Large Expanse of Sea AUTHOR: Tahereh Mafi RELEASED: October 16th, 2018; Harper Teen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of…

October 22, 2018
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Born a Crime — Trevor Noah

TITLE: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood AUTHOR: Trevor Noah RELEASED: November 15th, 2016; Spiegel & Grau GENRE: Nonfiction AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the…

March 24, 2018
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Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

TITLE: Long Way Down AUTHOR: Jason Reynolds RELEASED: October 24th, 2017; Atheneum GENRE: Poetry/Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer. A tool for the RULE. Or, you can call it a gun. That’s…

February 19, 2018
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The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

  TITLE: The Hate U Give AUTHOR: Angie Thomas PUBLISHED: Feb 28 2017; Balzer + Bray GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is…

January 17, 2018
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Dear Martin – Nic Stone (ARC Review)

Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut. Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters…

October 18, 2017
Misc. Memes

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #4

The goal of this meme is to take a moment every Thursday to highlight 3 diverse books: one from your TBR, one you read and enjoyed, and one that’s not yet released! I want to give you guys an idea of the rep each…

August 24, 2017