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You Go First

  You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly Charlotte, twelve, and Ben, eleven, are highly-skilled competitors at online Scrabble and that connection helps both as they face family issues and the turmoil of middle school.   Read More »

Forest World

Forest World by Margarita Engle Sent to Cuba to visit the father he barely knows, Edver is surprised to meet a half-sister, Luza, whose plan to lure their cryptozoologist mother into coming there, too, turns dangerous. Margartia Engle is the Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate. Read More »

Library Day

Library Day by Anne Rockwell; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell While visiting the library for the first time, a young boy listens to stories, reads books and magazines, and learns that there is something for everyone at the library.   Read More »

Robots and Drones

Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future by Mairghread Scott ; illustrated by Jacob Chabot Presents the history of robotics, from the world’s earliest mechanized robots to modern machines used in the home, in the military, and in space exploration.   Read More »

Out of the Wild Night

Out of the Wild Night by Blue Balliet Mary W. Chase died on Nantucket Island just over one hundred years ago, but she is still there, in the house she once lived in, and she wants to keep it that way–but first she must somehow contact a group of children who are interested in preserving historic homes on the island. ... Read More »

Gone Crazy in Alabama

            Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia Spending the summer with their grandmother in the rural South, three sisters from Brooklyn discover the surprising reason behind their mother’s estrangement from their aunt. The 2016 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Author Winner Read More »

Black Panther : The Young Prince

              Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith T’Challa is training to inherit Wakanda, a technologically-advanced African kingdom ruled by his father, when he is unexpectedly sent to a Chicago public school with his best friend where he encounters an ancient evil that he must destroy.   Read More »

X: A Novel

              X : A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that’s a pack of lies–after all, his father’s been murdered, his mother’s been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him ... Read More »

Armstrong and Charlie

              Armstrong & Charlie by Steven B. Frank “During the pilot year of a Los Angeles school system integration program, two sixth grade boys, one black, one white, become best friends as they learn to cope with everything from first crushes and playground politics to the loss of loved ones and racial prejudice in ... Read More »