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YA Books on Prejudice and Social Justice

Social Justice

YA Books that Encourage Teens to Talk about Prejudice and How to Seek Social Justice  Listed below is a collection of fiction novels that discusses issues of prejudice, racism, and the need for social justice. If any of these stories resonated anything in you to be more active within your community, listed next to those novels are nonfiction titles about doing just that; whether it is understanding the situation… read more >>

Calling Teen Volunteers!

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Hi, everyone!  Things are a little crazy right now, and a lot of us are stuck at home.  School is winding down, too, and the opportunities for summer jobs might not be as good as they were in previous years.  So what can you do?  Virtual volunteering, of course!  Volunteering from home is great way to help… read more >>

Young Adult Nonfiction by Black Authors

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Amplify and celebrate Black voices by adding these YA books by Black authors to you TBR. YA Nonfiction by Black Authors: Books, eBooks and Audiobooks Available for Curbside Pickup and in Hoopla and OverDrive  Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi  This Book Is Anti-racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell   Just Mercy: Adapted… read more >>

YA Graphic Novels by Black Authors and Illustrators

Graphic Novel

Amplify and celebrate Black voices by adding these YA graphic novels by Black authors and illustrators to your TBR. Books and eBooks Available for Curbside Pickup. YA Graphic Novels by Black Authors and Illustrators: Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy   Walter Dean Myer’s Monster: A Graphic Novel by Guy A. Sims  Shuri: 1, The Search for Black Panther by Nnedi Okorafor  March: Book One by John Lewis  Hip Hop Family… read more >>

The Gaming Community in YA

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Hello, readers and gamers!  The gaming community spans the globe, and there is something for everyone.  So, whether you’re trying to grow your own Bell tree in Animal Crossing, waiting for the next season of Fortnite, or just a casual player who dabbles in different games, there’s a book out there for you.   In fact, you could check out some of these!… read more >>

YA Book Reviews from Amy: Books that Will Stay with Me

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Hello Everyone! This week I wanted to highlight the books that have stayed with me ever since I have read them; the kind of books that made me think long after I closed the pages. All of these books represent something important to me; one of these novels taught me that a sad ending is okay because it is the only ending that made sense and… read more >>