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  • As the crow flies
    Staff Pick

    As the crow flies2017

    by Melanie Gillman , illustrator

    (2,616)

    Summary: "Charlie Lamonte is thirteen years old, queer, black, and questioning what was once a firm belief in God. So naturally, she's spending a week of her summer vacation stuck at an all-white Christian...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL GIL

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Nickel boys : a novel

    The Nickel boys : a novel2019

    by Colson Whitehead

    (139,159)

    Summary: In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F WHITEHEAD

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 3 details

  • The Nickel boys [CD book] : a novel

    The Nickel boys : a novel2019

    by Colson Whitehead

    (142,990)

    Summary: In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK F WHITEHEAD

    Location: Adult CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I wanna be where you are

    I wanna be where you are2019

    by Kristina Forest

    (1,700)

    Summary: "When Chloe Pierce's mom forbids her to apply for a spot at the dance conservatory of her dreams, she devises a secret plan to drive two hundred miles to the nearest audition. But Chloe hits her...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F FOREST

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A love hate thing

    A love hate thing2020

    by Whitney D. Grandison

    (934)

    Summary: "When Tyson Trice finds himself tossed into the wealthy coastal community of Pacific Hills, he's ready for the questions, the stares and the feeling of not belonging. Not that he cares. After...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F GRANDISON

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Finding Yvonne

    Finding Yvonne2018

    by Brandy Colbert

    (980)

    Summary: Yvonne's violin keeps her company, especially after her mother walked out on their family. With graduation just around the corner, she's beginning to question if she's good enough to attend a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F COLBERT

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Allegedly [eBook] : a novel

    Allegedly : a novel2017

    by Tiffany D. Jackson

    (18,862)

    Summary: Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn't say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the...  more »

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  • Allegedly : a novel

    Allegedly : a novel2017

    by Tiffany D. Jackson

    (18,845)

    Summary: Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn't say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F JACKSON

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Monster : a graphic novel

    Monster : a graphic novel2015

    by Walter Dean Myers

    (1,147)

    Summary: While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL MYE

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Tiffany Sly lives here now

    Tiffany Sly lives here now2018

    by Dana Davis

    (1,291)

    Summary: I've got seven days to come clean to my new dad. Seven days to tell the truth... For sixteen-year-old Tiffany Sly, life hasn't been safe or normal for a while. Losing her mom to cancer has her a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F DAVIS

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Anger is a gift

    Anger is a gift2018

    by Mark Oshiro

    (4,240)

    Summary: Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F OSHIRO

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hoops

    Hoops2012

    by Walter Dean Myers

    (2,710)

    Summary: A teenage basketball player from Harlem is befriended by a former professional player who, after being forced to quit because of a point shaving scandal, hopes to prevent other young athletes from repeating his mistake.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F MYERS

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • How it went down

    How it went down2015

    by Kekla Magoon

    (6,168)

    Summary: When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F MAGOON

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The boy in the black suit

    The boy in the black suit2015

    by Jason Reynolds

    (6,344)

    Summary: Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F REYNOLDS

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Anger is a gift [eBook]

    Anger is a gift2018

    by Mark Oshiro

    (4,379)

    Summary: Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near...  more »

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  • Who put this song on?

    Who put this song on?2019

    by Morgan Parker

    (1,038)

    Summary: "17-year-old Morgan is a black teen triumphantly figuring out her identity when her conservative town deems depression as a lack of faith, and blackness as something to be politely ignored." -- Provided by publisher

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F PARKER

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Spin

    Spin2019

    by L. R. Giles

    (760)

    Summary: When DJ ParSec (Paris Secord), rising star of the local music scene, is found dead over her turntables, the two girls who found her, Kya (her pre-fame best friend) and Fuse (her current chief...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F GILES

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The mothers : a novel

    The mothers : a novel2016

    by Brit Bennett

    (64,647)

    Summary: "A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community--and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BENNETT

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Monday's not coming

    Monday's not coming2018

    by Tiffany D. Jackson

    (17,675)

    Summary: Monday Charles is missing, and Claudia seems to be the one person who notices. They've always been inseparable, and when Monday doesn't show up for school for two weeks, Claudia knows that something...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F JACKSON

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hollywood High : put your diamonds up

    Hollywood High : put your diamonds up2014

    by Ni-Ni Simone

    Series: Hollywood High - #3

    (59)

    Summary: While London's ex leaves her for her best friend, spoiled Rich's efforts to find a new man put her in the path of a dangerous bad boy, Heather receives unexpected news after rehab, and Spencer forges dubious alliances to exact revenge.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F SIMONE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Divas don't cry

    Divas don't cry2018

    by Ni-Ni Simone

    Series: Hollywood High - #6

    (10)

    Summary: "She's finally free of her overbearing mother and too much heartbreak. Now supermodel London Phillips is going to get back her billionaire ex--on her own terms. But settling old scores and destroying...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F SIMONE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Under a painted sky

    Under a painted sky2015

    by Stacey Lee

    (8,408)

    Summary: "In 1845, Sammy, a Chinese American girl, and Annamae, an African American slave girl, disguise themselves as boys and travel on the Oregon Trail to California from Missouri"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F LEE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The porcupine of truth

    The porcupine of truth2015

    by Bill Konigsberg

    (2,064)

    Summary: Seventeen-year-old New Yorker Carson Smith is resigned to spending his summer in Billings, Montana, helping his mom take care of his father, a dying alcoholic he doesn't really know. Then he meets...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F KONIGSBERG

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • You brought me the ocean

    You brought me the ocean2020

    by Alex Sanchez

    (1,074)

    Summary: Jake Hyde doesn't swim -- not since his father drowned. Luckily, he lives in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, which is in the middle of the desert, yet he yearns for the ocean and is determined to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL ACQ

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dear Yvette

    Dear Yvette2016

    by Ni-Ni Simone

    Series: Throwback Diaries - #2

    (44)

    Summary: After a street fights ends with a jail sentence, Yvette is forced to live far from anything and anyone she's ever known, but starting her life over again may show her what it means to have a real family.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F SIMONE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details