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The Complete MAUS

The Complete MAUS

Art Spiegelman

Tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. In this title, Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account...

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Drama

Drama

Raina Telgemeier

Callie loves theater and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members aren't working...

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This One Summer

This One Summer

Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki

Every summer, Rose goes with her mum and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different.

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Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Malinda Lo

A gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s.

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.

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Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You

Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You

Jason Reynolds, Ibram Kendi, Rachelle Baker

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER This chapter book edition of the groundbreaking #1 bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower YA edition

The Perks of Being a Wallflower YA edition

Stephen Chbosky

A powerful and perceptive coming-of-age story, in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye, from a talented young filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist.

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All Boys Aren't Blue

All Boys Aren’t Blue

George M. Johnson

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood and adolescence growing up as a gay black man.

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All American Boys

All American Boys

Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely

When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's...

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All American Boys: The Illustrated Edition

All American Boys: The Illustrated Edition

Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely, Akhran Girmay

The New York Times bestselling novel about police brutality in the US - now fully illustrated by Akhran Girmay.

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Too Bright to See

Too Bright to See

Kyle Lukoff

A haunting ghost story about navigating grief, growing up, and growing into a new gender identity.

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Persepolis I and II (Film tie-in)

Persepolis I and II (Film tie-in)

Marjane Satrapi

Tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. This book...

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Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a white police officer, drawing connections with real-life history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

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Animal Farm

Animal Farm

George Orwell, Robert Colls

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them,...

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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

William Golding

First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics.

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To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee

'Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a write with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humor. A touching book; and so funny, so likeable' Truman Capote

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 Read reviewThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie

Tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This book features poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the...

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1984

1984

George Orwell

Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.

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