Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness

16 July 2020 | By Anastasia Higginbotham | Filed in: juvenile.

Not My Idea, the latest in the critically acclaimed Ordinary Terrible Things series, is a book about whiteness n nA white child sees TV news coverage of a white police officer shooting a brown person whose hands were up Upset, he asks his mother why she deflects, assuring him that he is safe Later


16 July 2020 | By Jennifer Muro | Filed in: juvenile.

Primer introduces a brand new superhero with a colorful array of superpowers to explore n nAshley Rayburn is an upbeat girl with a decidedly downbeat past Her father is a known criminal who once used Ashley to help him elude justice, and in his attempt to escape, a life was taken He now sits in fed

American as Paneer Pie

16 July 2020 | By Supriya Kelkar | Filed in: juvenile.

An Indian American girl who struggles to navigate her two very different lives the one at home, where she can be herself, and the one at school, where she is teased for her culture When a racist incident rocks her small town, she must decide to continue to remain silent or find her voice.

The Girl and the Witch's Garden

16 July 2020 | By Erin Bowman | Filed in: juvenile.

Mallory Estate is the last place twelve year old Piper Peavey wants to spend her summer vacation The grounds are always cold, the garden out back is dead, a mysterious group of children call the property home, and there s a rumor that Melena M Mallory the owner of the estate and Piper s wealthy gr

Tornado Brain

16 July 2020 | By Cat Patrick | Filed in: juvenile.

In this heartfelt and powerfully affecting coming of age story, a neurodiverse 7th grader is determined to find her missing best friend before it s too late n nThings never seem to go as easily for thirteen year old Frankie as they do for her twin sister, Tess Unlike Tess, Frankie is neurodiverse I

Stepping Stones

16 July 2020 | By Lucy Knisley | Filed in: juvenile.

Jen is used to not getting what she wants So suddenly moving to the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn t be too much of a surprise n nJen did not want to leave the city She did not want to move to a farm with her mom and her mom s new boyfriend, Walter She did not want to leave her friend

Every Missing Piece

16 July 2020 | By Melanie Conklin | Filed in: juvenile.

Maddy Gaines sees danger everywhere she looks at the bus stop, around the roller rink, in the woods, and especially by the ocean When Maddy meets a mysterious boy setting booby traps in the North Carolina woods, she suspects the worst n nMaddy is certain she s found Billy Holcomb the boy who went

The Ship We Built

16 July 2020 | By Lexie Bean | Filed in: juvenile.

Sometimes I have trouble filling out tests when the name part feels like a test too When I write letters, I love that you have to read all of my thoughts and stories before I say any name at all You have to make it to the very end to know n nRowan has too many secrets to write down in the p


16 July 2020 | By Kate Karyus Quinn | Filed in: juvenile.

A new graphic novel for middle grade featuring all original content and characters found here in Anti Hero n nAs if middle school wasn t tough enough, two students who are sworn enemies run into big problems when a freaky event makes them switch places Now they must work together if they want their

Karen's Roller Skates (Baby-sitters Little Sister Graphic Novel #2)

16 July 2020 | By Katy Farina | Filed in: juvenile.

It s going to be a great weekend Karen has new roller skates and is a very good skater She s looking forward to trying some new tricks But, oh no Karen falls down and has to go to the hospital Her wrist is broken Karen is determined to get everyone she knows plus someone famous to sign he

The One and Only Bob

16 July 2020 | By Katherine Applegate | Filed in: juvenile.

Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14)

16 July 2020 | By Jeff Kinney | Filed in: juvenile.

In Wrecking Ball, Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from 1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home But they soon find that construction isn t all it s cracked up to be When things ge

Ghost Boys

16 July 2020 | By Jewell Parker Rhodes | Filed in: juvenile.

Twelve year old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat As a ghost, he observes the devastation that s been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing n nSoon Jerome meets another ghost Emmett Till, a boy