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Ghost Boys Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Heavy look at black kids killed due to bigotry.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2018)
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Blended Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Honest, warm story of family, identity, police brutality.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2018)
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Squirm Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy saves animals and his family in fun environmental tale.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2018)
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Tight Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Authentic, nuanced tale of Brooklyn boy has lots of heart.
By Torrey Maldonado
(2018)
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Team BFF: Race to the Finish!: Girls Who Code, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun adventure about working as a team and crushing on a boy.
By Stacia Deutsch
(2017)
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The Exact Location of Home Book Poster Image
age 8+
Moving story of boy losing his home and finding resilience.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
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The Friendship Code: Girls Who Code, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls learn coding, solve problems in fun, easy mystery.
By Stacia Deutsch
(2017)
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Babymouse Tales from the Locker:  Lights, Camera, Middle School! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Series moves to middle school, tackles fear with humor.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2017)
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Amina's Voice Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful tale of Pakistani American middle-schooler.
By Hena Khan
(2017)
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Me and Marvin Gardens Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sensitive boy vs. subdivision, bullies in coming-of-age gem.
By Amy Sarig King
(2017)
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Ghost: Track, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, smart look at track star running from his past.
By Jason Reynolds
(2016)
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When Friendship Followed Me Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, heartwarming story of foster boy's serious loss.
By Paul Griffin
(2016)
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Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
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