MAN O' WAR97805933537079780593353721Educator Guide★ “A beautiful and relentless current of emotion.”—Kirkus, starred review

★ ”A thoughtful, nuanced exploration of what it’s like to feel trapped—and how to make it out.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ ”McCarthy engages with every aspect of River’s life to create an extraordinary story with incredible depth…. [F]erociously resists the idea that coming out is a simple or straightforward process.”—BookPage, starred review

★ “In this intimate and deeply character-driven story, the exceptional writing exquisitely captures River’s cutting but self-protective voice. McCarthy makes it clear that there is joy and love to be found in moving from the captivity of anger and pain to the liberation of being able to be exactly who you are. Equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming, this is a poignant, affirming story.”—SLJ, starred review
Stonewall Book Award Honor Book
ALA Rainbow Booklist Selection
FROM HERE9780593354452Educator Guide★ “A powerful, honest account of an activist’s experiences of being gay in a culture she loves but in which it’s hard to see a place for herself. . . Mufleh’s raw descriptions of finding her place in the world are relatable: Questions of choosing between living your truth or your family’s will speak to readers of many backgrounds. . . Mufleh’s journey shows that acceptance and reconciliation are possible and that those we love can grow and learn. . . A poignant glimpse into human imperfections and the struggle to find one’s place in the world.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “This affecting memoir by refugee advocate Mufleh (Learning America) chronicles her internal struggle to reconcile her identity as a gay Arab Muslim woman. Via clear-eyed prose…this poignant reflection on choice, family, and living one’s truth provides insight into Mufleh’s relationship with her heritage, and how these experiences helped shape her identity and advocacy work.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE HILL WE CLIMB9780593465271Poet Study Guide BCALA Best of Best 2021 Booklist
TOO BRIGHT TO SEE 9780593111154 9780593111178Discussion Guide“This coming-of-age and coming-out story takes a needed departure from other stories about transgender youth....A chilling, suspenseful ghost story balances the intimate, introspective narrative style.…Haunting and healing.” –Kirkus, starred review
"Smart and thought-provoking.... Through Bug’s journey to self-realization and self-acceptance, and the wonderfully nuanced understanding of gender he comes to, Lukoff provides a tender rumination on grief, love, and identity." –Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Equal parts unsettling, heartwarming, and satisfying…a nuanced and compelling exploration of gender, friendship, and family.” –Booklist, starred review
"Lukoff’s three primary themes—gender identity, grief, and ghostly hauntings—work in elegant harmony despite the load. Lukoff navigates Bug’s journey of identity and discovery with grace, welcoming...A hopeful examination of grief and gender, and a good ghost story to boot." –School Library Journal, starred review
A Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Stonewall Book Award
A National Book Award Finalist
Nebraska Golden Sower Award
Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award
Rhode Island Middle School Book Award
Massachusetts Children's Book Award
Hawaii Nene Award
SCATTER OF LIGHT 97805255552859780525555308Discussion Guide★ ”Raw and bittersweet … [an] expansive tale of yearning, self-discovery, and first love.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ ”Aria’s story is…about what it means to be an artist, a friend, a daughter and a granddaughter, and about how identities of all kinds can converge and crystallize as part of the process of growing up.”—BookPage, starred review

★ “Tells the powerful story of one young woman’s life-changing summer of self-discovery….Both newcomers and longtime fans of Lo’s work should enjoy this narrative of a young woman coming to understand herself and her wants better.”—Shelf Awareness, starred review

★ “An excellent coming-of-age and coming-out story. Characters are complicated and messy but in a realistic and relatable way. The story is driven by Aria’s truthful narration, which is beautifully reflective of an 18-year-old at that time…. A must-have.”—SLJ
2023 Massachusetts Book Award Winner
2023 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection
STARFISH 97819848145009781984814524
Discussion Guide and Author Videos
* “Fipps bursts onto the middle-grade scene with her debut, a verse novel that shines because of Ellie’s keen and emotionally striking observations. As she draws readers in with her smart and succinct voice, Ellie navigates the difficult map of knowing she deserves better treatment while struggling with the conflict that’s necessary to achieve it. Fipps hands her young narrator several difficult life lessons, including how to self-advocate, how not to internalization of the words of others, and what it means to defend yourself. Ellie’s story will delight readers who long to see an impassioned young woman seize an unapologetic victory.”—Booklist, starred review

* “Fipps’ verse is skillful and rooted in emotional reality. The text places readers in Ellie’s shoes, showing how she is attacked in many spaces—including by strangers on public transit—while clearly asserting that it’s other people who need to change. . . . Make room in your heart for this cathartic novel”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* “Affirming representation of fatness. . . . Fipps’s use of verse is as effective as it is fitting; Ellie dreams of becoming a storyteller and poet ‘to help people feel what it’s like/ to live in/ someone else’s skin.’ A triumphant and poignantly drawn journey toward self-acceptance and self-advocacy.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “A charming novel in verse about a girl struggling with self-worth. . . . Once readers start, it will be difficult for them to put this book down. Ellie’s story is heartbreaking and raw at times, and Fipps paints a realistic picture of bullying in a world that equates thinness with beauty. . . . True joy comes in watching Ellie gain confidence in herself and standing up to the bullies, even when they’re family. . . . A must-have for libraries serving teens and tweens.”—School Library Journal, starred review
Printz Honor Book
Colorado Children's Book Award
FLORIDA Sunshine State Young Readers Book Award
GEORGIA Georgia Children's Book Award
INDIANA Young Hoosier Book Award
INDIANA Read Aloud Indiana
Indiana Author Awards
IOWA Iowa Teen Book Award
KENTUCKY Bluegrass Book Award
MAINE Maine Student Book Award
MARYLAND Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
MICHIGAN Great Lakes Great Books Award
MISSOURI Truman Readers
NEBRASKA Golden Sower Book Award
OKLAHOMA Sequoyah Book Award
PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award
PENNSYLVANIA Keystone to Reading Book Award
RHODE ISLAND Rhode Island Middle School Book Award
SOUTH CAROLINA South Carolina Book Award
TEXAS Lone Star Reading List
TEXAS Spirit of Texas Book Award
TEXAS Lectio Book Award
UTAH Beehive Book Award
VERMONT Golden Dome Book Award
WASHINGTON Evergreen Teen Book Award
WASHINGTON Sasquatch Book Award
WISCONSIN Just One More Page!
WISCONSIN Golden Archer Book Award
TENNESSEE Volunteer State Book Award
SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota Teen Book Award
MINNESOTA Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award
DELAWARE Blue Hen Book Award
HAWAII Nēnē Award
NORTH DAKOTA Flicker Tale Book Award
NEW MEXICO Land of Enchantment Book Award
WYOMING Indian Paintbrush Book Award
FLIGHT OF THE PUFFIN97819848160619781984816085Discussion Questions"A great read aloud for classrooms that are dealing with bullying in any form as well as an inspiration for sharing art. The balance between urban and rural as well as popular and uncool promotes the value of building a network in this striking entry.”—School Library Connection, starred review
“The narrative develops each individual’s story, gradually providing clues about their homes, families, and schools. . . . Braden sensitively demonstrates how isolating it can be to live with people who, despite good intentions, force their children to fulfill expectations that run counter to their own senses of self. . . . All the characters find ways to encourage each other, be less alone, and connect.”—Booklist, starred review
Nebraska Golden Sower Book Award 2022-2023
Missouri Truman Readers Book Award
Vermont Golden Dome Book Award
Wisconsin Just One More Page!
Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
New Jersey Jerry Award
Mississippi Magnolia Book Award

ANTIRACIST BABY97805931105089780593110416 (board book)Learning Guide"""The timely and relevant anti-racist message so excellently delivered in this book makes it worthy of a place on all library shelves."" — School Library Journal, starred review
""A mindful companion for families striving together toward a more equitable future."" — Publishers Weekly
""Antiracism’s starting point."" — Kirkus Reviews "
Washington DC Capitol Choices
OUR SKIN97805935193949780593382639 (board book)Educator Guide “An accessible, important addition to any anti-racist bookshelf.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review“The book lives up to its promise by opening the door to rich conversations with explanations that are age-appropriate… This timely book is essential for all collections.”—School Library Connection, starred reviewWisconsin Picture This!
BEING YOU97805935218789780593382646 (board book)"This primer on gender lays the groundwork for affirming conversations and creates opportunities for self-identification.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewWisconsin Picture This!
YES! NO!97805935218859780593383322 (board book)
DIG 97811019949179781101994931Educator's Guide"[King's] trademark surrealism and trenchant prose will speak profoundly to a generation of young people who are waking up to the societal sins of the past and working toward a more equitable future.”—The Horn Book, starred review
"This visceral examination of humanity’s flaws and complexity […] cultivates hope in a younger generation that’s wiser and stronger than its predecessors.”—Booklist, starred review
“[P]urely mesmerizing ... the most haunting exploration in youth literature to date of the advantage and poison that is white privilege, and the resentment of young people at the toxicity of what they inherit. King fans know to expect the unexpected, and they’ll be richly rewarded with this intricate, heartfelt, readable concoction.“ —BCCB, starred review
"Sometimes, once you start digging, you find the poisonous parts, but you also find the fruit that will keep you alive."—SLC, starred review
“A.S. King’s novels…are in another solar system entirely.”—Bookpage, starred review
"This combination of masterly storytelling, memorable characters, and unexpected twists and turns make this book into an unforgettable, lingering read."–School Library Journal, starred review
Winner of the 2020 Michael L. Printz Medal
A Finalist for the 2020 Los Angeles Times Book Prize
A Boston Globe Horn Book Fanfare Book
A Chicago Public Library Best Book
A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Title
A YALSA Amazing Audiobooks Top Ten Title
JULIET TAKES A BREATH97805931081789780593108192Disrupt Texts Learning Guide“Reflects early adult life . . . in all its messy, confusing splendor.”—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewNew Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award nominee
HARBOR ME97803992525259780525515142A Guide to the Works of Jacqueline Woodson“Woodson’s skills as poet and master storyteller shine brightly here as she economically uses language to express emotion and delve into the hearts of her characters. Showing how America’s political and social issues affect children on a daily basis, this novel will leave an indelible mark on readers’ minds.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Woodson delivers a powerful tale of community and mutual growth. The bond they develop is palpable. . . . The characters ring true as they discuss issues both personal and global. This story, told with exquisite language and clarity of narrative, is both heartbreaking and hopeful. An extraordinary and timely piece of writing.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“The magic is in the writing. Woodson tells stories torn from headlines but personalizes them with poetry and memories, blunting their trauma with understanding and love. Haley’s history weaves in and out, drawing readers close. These children become each other's safe harbors and Woodson brilliantly shows readers how to find the connections we all need.”—Booklist, starred review
“Woodson’s spare, lyrical, and evocative prose carries the story seamlessly, weaving in themes of justice and family, friendship and courage. This is a timely and beautifully written story that should be on library shelves everywhere.”—School Library Journal, starred review
"A powerful love letter to effective teachers, unexpected friendship and the healing magic of hearing, recording and sharing words.”—Shelf Awareness, starred review
New York Times bestseller
WHAT LANE?97805255184339780525518457Disrupt Texts Learning Guide"Maldonado pursues a story about biracial boyhood, healthy friendships, and self-discovery while gesturing toward the influence of social movements like Black Lives Matter in reshaping what accountable friendship looks like. Voiced in the creative language of NYC youth, the novel models what it means to embrace the power of self-awareness and relationships built on mutual respect. Bridges everyday racism and accountable allyship with sincerity.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Engaging, timely novel. . . . Maldonado (Tight) paints a vivid, relatable picture of an adventurous boy learning the rewards and dangers of straying out of his lane against the backdrop of an unfair system that could see him killed or arrested for the behaviors his white peers easily engage in.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Maldonado uses a biracial adolescent boy’s perspective to draw his readers into an engaging story of identity and tough choices that will appeal to middle schoolers everywhere. An ideal choice for school book clubs and advisory.”—School Library Journal, starred review
Iowa Teen Book Award
Maine Student Book Award
THE WHISPERS97805255174989780525517511This is a story of a boy coming to grips with heartbreak and trying to understand why he is the way he is, who must learn to discern what is real, and who discovers redemption." —School Library Connection, starred reviewA 2022 Garden State Book Award Nominee
A 2020 Edgar Award Nominee
A 2020 Wisconsin State Just One More Page List Pick
LAST NIGHT AT THE TELEGRAPH CLUB97805255552549780525555278Discussion Guide“Finally, the intersectional, lesbian, historical teen novel so many readers have been waiting for.”—Kirkus, starred review
“A must-read love story…alternately heart-wrenching and satisfying.”—Booklist, starred review
"Last Night at the Telegraph Club is a work of historical fiction that’s as meticulously researched as it is full of raw, authentic emotion.... Shout it from the highest hills: This is a beautiful, brave story, and Lily is a heroine that readers will love.”—BookPage, starred review
"This immersive, powerful coming-of-age novel tackles perceptions, expectations, and identity while sweeping readers into smoky lesbian nightclubs and ’50s culture.” —BCCB, starred review
”Smoothly referencing cultural touchstones and places with historic Chinese American significance, Lo conjures 1950s San Francisco adeptly while transcending historicity through a sincere exploration of identity and love.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Historically accurate and well-researched."—SLC, starred review
"A riveting, emotionally stirring tale.... Last Night at the Telegraph Club—focused on unapologetically embracing one's true self—is a spectacular addition to the young adult historical fiction genre."—Shelf Awareness, starred review
"This standout work of historical fiction combines meticulous research with tender romance to create a riveting bildungsroman."—Horn Book, starred review
Winner of the National Book Award
Winner of the Stonewall Book Award
Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
A Michael L. Printz Honor Book
A We Need Diverse Books Walter Dean Myers Honor Book
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
California Beatty Award
Illinois LIncoln Book Award
Maine North Star YA Book Award
Michigan Thumbs Up Award
New Hampshire Flume Book Award
Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award
Vermont Green Mountain Book Award
Massachussetts Book Award
Arizona Grand Canyon Readers Award
North Dakota Flicker Tale Book Award

WHAT IS BLACK LIVES MATTER?978059338590697805933858832022 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Books List
DARIUS THE GREAT DESERVES BETTER97805931082399780593108253"This coming-of-age masterpiece packs a multitude of truth and heart. . . . A sequel that gets better and better the longer it steeps." —Kirkus, starred review
"This coming-of-age masterpiece packs a multitude of truth and heart. . . . A sequel that gets better and better the longer it steeps." —Kirkus, starred review
“Delightful.” —Booklist, starred review
DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY97805255529639780525552970Disrupt Texts Learning Guide“First-time author Khorram’s coming-of-age novel brings to life the sight, sounds, smells, and tastes of [Iran] . . . as it shows how a boy who feels like an outcast at home finds himself and true friendship overseas.”--Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Khorram's debut novel is filled with insight into the lives of teens, weaving together the reality of living with mental illness while also dealing with identity and immigration politics. This tear-jerker will leave readers wanting to follow the next chapter in Darius’s life.”—Kirkus, starred review
“Darius is a well-crafted, awkward but endearing character, and his cross-cultural story will inspire reflection about identity and belonging. A strong choice for YA shelves. Give this to fans of Adam Silvera and John Corey Whaley.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award
Winner of the APALA Award
Rhode Island Teen Book Award 2020
Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award 2020-2021
Texas TAYSHAS Reading List, 2020
New York Westchester Fiction Award
Oklahoma Sequoyah High School Book Award, 2020
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2019-2020
Wisconsin Just One More Page!, 2019
Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2020-2021
New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award 2021
Illinois Lincoln Award 2021 Master List
Oregon Reader's Choice Award (ORCA), 2021
Virginia Readers Choice Book Award 2021-2022
HOT DOG GIRL97805255162559780525516279"Relatable and funny, Dugan’s character dialogue and voice capture the awkward/messy/magical summer and keep both the characters and plot real and winning throughout this amusement park ride." —Publishers Weekly "Dugan's debut has a clear and confident voice, and her characters are sympathetic in their desire for happiness and fear of change; the supporting cast members have their own fully-developed personalities without overwhelming the main storyline. Lou's inner narration is funny, clear, and emotional... A fun romantic comedy that evokes the pleasures of summertime." —Kirkus Reviews "Lou’s energetic, readable voice makes her a sympathetic character even when, or especially when, she is confessing her flaws. Readers looking for a frothy summer read won’t regret this." —BCCB "A sparkling summer romance. Dugan’s amusement-park setting is entertaining, as is her likable cast of characters." —BookpageLouisiana Teen Reader's Choice Award
TAYSHAS Reading List
HANDS UP97805255523149780593326640“McDaniel’s debut picture book offers a jubilant paean to a universal, everyday occurrence . . . Spare, deeply expressive mixed-media pictures by Evans feature vivid colors and inventive textures, and they underscore the power of helping hands. . . . An uplifting celebration of advocating for oneself, aiding those in need, and connecting with one’s community.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This successfully delivers a message of everyday celebration in one simple gesture. As an introduction for children to social activism, this book will serve well. A terrific read-aloud for one-on-one and small group sharing.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
"Sobering and celebratory both, writer and artist triumphantly assure all audiences, especially young black readers, 'You matter.'"—Shelf Awareness, starred review
California Book Awards, 2018
WE ARE OKAY97805254258929780142422939Discussion Guide“Exquisite.” —Kirkus, starred review
“LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional paralysis . . . raw and beautiful.” —Booklist, starred review
“Beautifully crafted . . . . A quietly moving, potent novel.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“A moving portrait of a girl struggling to rebound after everything she’s known has been thrown into disarray.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
Illinois Lincoln Teen Reader's Choice Award, 2017-2018
Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2019
Texas TAYSHAS Reading List, 2018
Washington DC Capitol Choices Reading List, 2018
New Hampshire Flume Book Award 2020
Iowa High School Book Award, 2020-2021
A LINE IN THE DARK97807352274229780735227439"Malinda Lo delivers an enthralling mystery full of twists, turns, dark heroics... and high school."—Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Lo has delivered an intricate tapestry of narrative, woven in a labyrinthine pattern of secrets and colored with intersecting hues of Chinese-American identity, the dark intensity of relationships, and telltale stains of blood.... Mesmerizing."—Kirkus, starred review
"The plot is fast-paced and will keep readers guessing until the end. The characters are well developed and feel authentic. It is refreshing to read about LGBT characters in a story where being LGBT is not the focus. Any young adult reader who loves psychological thrillers will be clamoring to get their hands on this captivating book."—SLC, starred review
ALMOST FLYING 9780593112939“A story about the messiness of family, the confusion and awkwardness of a first crush, and the bonds that can only exist between older and younger queer teens. This charming debut had my heart soaring.” –Nicole Melleby, author of Hurricane Season and In the Role of Brie Hutchens…

“A delightfully queer-positive and engrossing road trip story.” –Booklist

“While this book contains many elements that are widely relatable, the storyline around exploring sexuality is especially resonant… A heartwarming, queer-affirming story.” –Kirkus
A Stonewall Honor Book
BORN ON THE WATER9780593307359Educator's Guide"A gift to Black Americans and everyone else who reads it." ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Black history is not merely a story of slavery and suffering but one of perseverance and hope." ―Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"A stunning work, providing a glimpse into the history of the Black experience before and after the slave trade; the poetic language and breathtaking artwork will have a lasting effect on readers." ―School Library Journal, starred review
"Written in lovely and loving verse, with dynamic, expressive, and expansive illustrations that convey the emotional journey of a resilient people, this book provides a moving, informative answer to an essential question." ―Horn Book, starred review
#1 New York Times Bestseller!
A School Library Journal Best Books of 2021
A NYPL Best Books 2021
A Chicago Public Library Best Books 2021
A Barnes & Noble Best Picture Book of 2021
A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of 2021
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2021
A 2022 Irma S. Black Award Contender
A 2022 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Winner
A 2022 NCTE/CLA Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Award Winner
A 2022 ALA ALSC Notable
A 2022 NCSS Notable Social Studies Book Selection
A 2022 NCTE Notable Poetry Book & Novels in Verse Selection
Maine Student Book Award State Reading List
Rhode Island Children's Book Award Selection
Washington D.C. Capitol Choices Reading List
Tennessee Volunteer Book Award Selection
Indiana Read Alouds Selection
Washington DC Three Star Book Award Selection
REZ DOGS97805933262139780593326220Discussion Guide“Hidden throughout this moving novel in verse, old stories are discovered like buried treasures.”—Kirkus, starred review
“Bruchac intricately interweaves past and present stories . . . in this rewarding intergenerational narrative.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Deftly handles weighty issues and provides readers a story they can connect with . . . [A] dose of hope for the future."—School Library Journal, starred review
“Story telling is an important part of culture, and Bruchac is a masterful storyteller who weaves culture with narrative."—School Library Connection, starred review
Kirkus Reviews Best Books
School Library Journal Best Books
NPR Books We Love
NCTE/CLA Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts Award
Nerdy Book Club Award—Best Poetry and Novels in Verse
Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Younger Readers
Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Finalist
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books
North Carolina Junior Book Award Nominee
Wisconsin's Just One More Page Reading List
Nebraska Golden Sower Award
Rhode Island Middle School Book Award
CREATURE OF THE PINES (Unicorn Rescue Society #1)97807352317029780735231726Educator's GuideA 2019 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award (Middle Reader) Finalist!
A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
CALVIN9780593108673Educator's Guide“This is one happy book that reflects an idealized world, a way we all wish it could be, and that’s all right. Illustrator Harren’s softly colored, realistic pictures capture that world and Calvin’s look perfectly—he’s cute as the proverbial button. Finally, the coauthors write with gentle insight, for, as they share in an endnote, they have a trans child themselves.” —Booklist, starred reviewA 2022 Lambda Literary Award Finalist
A 2022 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
A 2022 ALA Rainbow Book List Top Ten Title for Young Readers
A 2022 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book Pick
SINGLED OUT9780593116722Discussion Guide"Maraniss does an extraordinary job of recording thismemorable life in black-and-white photographs and fluid, compelling writing that is bothbiography and de facto history of gay rights and the depredations of homophobia." —Booklist, starred review
"This remarkable tribute to a trailblazer is narrative nonfiction at its finest."--School Library Journal, starred
A School & Library Best Teen Nonfiction of 2021
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2021
Esquire's Top 100 Baseball Books Ever Written
YALSA Top 10 Best Audiobooks of 2022
ALA Rainbow List Selection for 2022
Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award
MIDDLE SCHOOL'S A DRAG, YOU BETTER WERK97805255175289780525517542“A funny, fabulous, and ultimately life-affirming story that will uplift and entertain young readers from many different backgrounds. So, should you check this one out? Mikey says, yas queen!” —Booklist
PROXY9780147511331“A fast-paced dystopian novel which should appeal to readers of the Hunger Games.” —VOYA

“A big twist and heroic ending will leave readers eager for more” —Shelf Awareness

“Offering intriguing moral dilemmas amid breakneck action…The matter-of-fact presence of a gay lead [Syd] in an action driven story is welcome and overdue.” —Publishers Weekly
HELLO NOW9780399546952"Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting revisioned as a passionate YA love story, this is an exquisitely told romantic fantasy, golden yet lacerating." —BCCB, starred review
HOW IT ALL BLEW UP9780593202890"A funny and propulsive read, nuanced and full of heart."—School Library Journal, starred reviewIllinois Lincoln Book Award
Missouri Gateway Readers Book Award
New Hampshire Flume Book Award
MY RAINBOW9781984814609"A revolutionary representation of joy and self-expression." — Kirkus, starred review
"A joyful family story that emphasizes the importance of listening and loving people for who they are." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book 2020
A 2021 American Library Association #RainbowBookList Top 10 Pick
A University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Best Book for Young Readers 2020
Wisconsin Picture This!
THE SHIP WE BUILT97805255548379780525554851Discussion Questions”While the book tackles big issues, primarily addressing being trans and queer and surviving incest as well as touching on parental incarceration, anyone who has ever been a sad or confused child will be able to see a little bit of themselves in Rowan and Sofie. . . . Everyone should read this remarkable, affecting novel.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This heartfelt, emotionally raw narrative delicately and respectfully covers incredibly complex issues (homophobia, substance abuse, sexual abuse, racism) that many young people around the world face, compounded by Rowan's status as a trans boy. Bean's debut novel for young readers is as difficult as it is hopeful, beautifully captured through a 10-year-old voice. A remarkable and memorable book!”—Booklist, starred review
Kirkus Reviews Best Books
Rainbow Book List
Michigan Most Notable Books
Autostraddle Best Queer Books
BookPal OWL Shortlist
BEFORE THE EVER AFTER97803995454369780399545443Disrupt Texts Learning Guide“Woodson's text may be spare, but it has the emotional wallop of an offensive tackle.”—Shelf Awareness, starred review
"A first choice for all collections. A unique take on sports and fame told from an unexpected perspective, and another incredible read delivered by Woodson.”—School Library Journal, starred review
"A poignant and achingly beautiful narrative shedding light on the price of a violent sport.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Woodson again shows herself to be a masterful writer, and her meaningful exploration of concussions and head injuries in football, a subject rarely broached in middle-grade fiction, provides young athletes with necessary insights into sport's less glamorous side. In addition to this, it is a novel that explores family, mental illness, and the healing that a tight-knit, loving community can provide.”—Booklist, starred review
“Woodson explores the impact of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) on football players and their families from the perspective of ZJ, son of tight end Zachariah ‘44’ Johnson. . . . In lyrical verse, Woodson conveys the confusion and loss that many families feel as they try to figure out what is wrong with their loved one. Each of the poems ably captures the voice of the story’s preteen boy protagonist; readers can feel the sense of love and loss that ZJ is experiencing as his dad slips away. Even though that loss is difficult, Woodson reminds readers that life’s challenges are more easily faced with the support of friends and family.”—Horn Book, starred review
“A beautiful and heart-wrenching story."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Winner of the NAACP Image Award
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award
Wisconsin Just One More Page!, 2021
Washington D.C.Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books, 2021
Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award 2021-2022
Virgina Reads 2021-2022
Virginia Young Readers Chioce Award
South Dakota Teen Choice Book Award 2021-2022
Ohio Ohioana Book Award 2021
Nevada Young Readers Award, 2022
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, 2021-2022
New Hampshire Great Stone Face Book Award, 2020-2021
Vermont Golden Dome Book Award, 2021-2022
Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award
Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award
Read Aloud Indiana
Iowa Children's Choice Aard
Missouri Truman Readers Book Award
Nebraska Golden Sower Book Award
Pennysylvania Young Readers Choice Award
Arizona Grand Canyon Readers Award
New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award

THE DAY YOU BEGIN9780399246531A Guide to the Works of Jacqueline Woodson"This gentle, powerful ode to diversity and acceptance belongs with all children.”—Shelf Awareness, starred review
“A beautiful and inclusive story that encourages children to find the beauty in their own lives and share it with the world."--School Library Journal, starred review
"A must-have book about the power of one’s voice and the friendships that emerge when you are yourself.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Woodson’s gentle, lilting story and López’s artistry create a stirring portrait of the courage it takes to be oneself.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This lovely and sensitive treatment of adjustment deserves a spot in any collection for youngsters.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
A #1 New York Times bestseller
Georgia Children's Picture Book Award, 2019-2020
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2019-2020
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2019-2020
Texas Tejas Star Reading List, 2019-2020
Texas Great Texas Mosquito, 2020-2021
Colorado Children's Book Award, 2020
Illinois Monarch Award, 2020
Ohio Ohioana Book Award, 2019
Ohio Choose to Read Ohio- Floyd's Pick, 2019
Wisconsin Picture This!, 2019
Minnesota Star of the North Picture Book Award, 2020
Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award 2020-2021
Vermont Red Clover Book Award 2019-2020
Virginia Reads Illuminate Award 2020
North Carolina Children’s Book Award, 2021
South Carolina Book Awards, 2020-2021
North Dakota Flicker Tale Book Award, 2021
New York 3 Apples 2020-2021

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS97815247382669781524738280"Witty, awkward, and romantic." --Kirkus Reviews

"A quirky, fun read . . . Readers will be clamoring for the next title." --VOYA
2019-2020 Florida Teens Read Award Nominee
THE DOWNSTAIRS GIRL97815247409559781524740979Discussion Guide“Luminous . . . An optimistic, sophisticated portrayal of one facet of Chinese-American—and simply American—history.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This spectacular, voice-driven novel raises powerful questions about how we understand the past, as well as the ways our current moment is still shaped by that understanding.” —Booklist, starred review
“Unflinching in its portrayals of racism yet ultimately hopeful and heartfelt, this narrative places voices frequently left out of historical fiction center stage.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“This captivating novel explores intersectionality, conveys the effects of restrictions placed on women and people of color, and celebrates the strengths and talents of marginalized people struggling to break society’s barriers in any age.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A compelling domestic drama with a winning heroine.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
A New York Times Bestseller
A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Editors’ Choice
A BookPage Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
A Crystal Kite Award Winner
THE GRIEF KEEPER 9780525514022“Hauntingly beautiful.” —School Library Journal

“Villasante writes of first love with an authentic voice, beautifully capturing its nervousness, excitement, and awe. . . A story worth reading.” —Booklist

“In her debut, Villasante captures the pressures of internalized racism in immigrants...Will grip readers and provoke empathy.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Villasante’s novel is for the reader who wants to get down and dirty with the emotional landscape, who wants a romance that is hard-earned and sweetly won. The Grief Keeper...[creates] a realistic yet still hopeful world seen through the gaze of an intelligent, curious protagonist.” —Shelf Awareness

“[An] engrossing debut. . . Villasante builds her novel about undocumented immigrants into a suspenseful story with credible relationships, satisfying character development, and elements of science fiction.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Villasante tackles some interesting issues, especially about power and privilege, in this sci-fi touched tale of contemporary realism. . . the compelling issues and main character will keep readers absorbed and give them plenty to discuss.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
A 2020 Rainbow Book List Pick – Young Adult
A 2020 Lambda Award Winner – Young Adult
A New Mexico 2022-2023 Land of Enchantment Book Award Nominee
THE STARS AND THE BLACKNESS BETWEEN THEM97805255554839780525555490Discussion Guide"Readers seeking a deep, uplifting love story will not be disappointed as the novel covers both flourishing feelings and bigger questions around belief and what happens when we face our own mortality. ... A cosmically compelling read.”—Kirkus, starred review
"Petrus provides compelling depth to both Audre and Mabel while conveying the powerful message that those we love on earth remain with us through a connection that can only be described as celestial. Striking an agile balance between humor and heartbreak, Petrus delivers an immersive queer romance set in in a world much like our own but touched with the slightest tint of magic realism.”—Booklist, starred review
"Petrus’s earnest debut successfully, touchingly combines elements of fantasy, bittersweet realism, and potent, affecting spirituality to tell the coming-of-age story of two complex, beautifully drawn young black women whose friendship and love draw them together."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book
A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten Book
An ALA Rainbow List Book
A Minnesota Book Award Finalist
ZENOBIA JULY9780451479402
ZIGGY STARDUST & ME9780525517649780525517665“A well-crafted coming-of-age story that allows the reader to empathize with and root for a young man who feels lost. . .[as he] fights through the difficulties of growing up in a world that judges difference as wrong, and how he becomes stronger because of it.” —School Library Connection “A love letter to self-acceptance, even when the world is far from accepting . . . this deeply impactful book presents historical attitudes and policies with a chilling accuracy.” —Publishers Weekly “Gut-wrenching emotion, stream of consciousness, and an intensely evoked soundtrack bring Jonathan’s summer to Technicolor life. Historical events like Watergate, the Vietnam War, and Wounded Knee are included seamlessly into the story. Every character from Jonathan himself down to the ice cream man are fully realized. . . Give this one to budding activists, music fans, historical fiction readers, and romantics.” —School Library Journal
THE BEST MAN 9780147515797• Educators' Guide from Anti-Defamation League
• Richard Peck Educator Guide
"A nostalgic slice of Rockwell Americana with a contemporary filling. Delicious—take a bite."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"An indelible portrait of what it looks like to grow up in an age of viral videos and media frenzies, undergirded by the same powerful sense of family that characterizes so much of Peck's work."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Rise and toast The Best Man . . . We're not done needing books like this. Comic, easy to read, swiftly paced, and matter-of-fact, Peck's latest steps out to lead the way."—Horn Book, starred review
"A witty, engaging novel from a master storyteller."—Booklist, starred review
“The Newbery Award–winning [Richard Peck] explores what it means to love and what it means to be a man. A modern, funny, and realistic tale featuring strong, nuanced, and unforgettable characters . . . Essential.”—School Library Journal, starred review
Boston Globe Horn Honor Book
New York Times Notable Children's Book
Horn Book Fanfare
School Library Journal Best Books of 2016
Kirkus Best Books of 2016
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2016
HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR9780147515209"Solomon's descriptions of his anxiety are achingly real..Readers will easily come to care about these bright, wonderfully nerdy, flawed characters."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Printz Award–winner Whaley (Where Things Come Back) again tackles heavy, heady topics with a light touch, populating his perceptive and quick-witted story with endearing, believably flawed teens."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The alternating narratives capture the perspective of the bright, witty, and decidedly quirky protagonists...A logical choice for Whaley’s fans, Trekkies, and sensitive readers of all stripes."—School Library Journal, starred review
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
HOLD ME CLOSER9780147516107"Levithan has turned in another star turn with a book that is witty, wise, and well worthy of an encore." —Booklist, starred review
"Tiny’s passion for composing a big, beautiful life and a big, beautiful show overflows in this thoroughly magical book.” —BCCB, starred review
"Tiny Cooper . . . gets his own star turn." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[It] will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
ALA Rainbow List Selection 2016
I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN97808037349689780142425763“Readers are meant to feel big things, and they will—Nelson’s novel brims with emotion (grief, longing, and love in particular) as Noah, Jude, and the broken individuals in their lives find ways to heal.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A resplendent novel...Art and wonder fill each page."—School Library Journal, starred review
"Nelson’s prose is replete with moments of stunning emotional clarity, and her characters are as irresistible to the reader as they are to each other . . . No matter how they hurt each other, the love among all the characters is huge here—huge enough to destroy, huge enough to forgive, and huge enough to put their broken world back together again."—BCCB, starred review
"In an electric style evoking the highly visual imaginations of the young narrators, Nelson captures the fraught, antagonistic, yet deeply loving relationship Jude and Noah share."—Booklist, starred review
"An intricate and absorbing work of art emerges from the details of the interlaced sections. Few novels about twins capture so well the rewards and challenges . . . or the way in which people who have loved us remain in our minds after their deaths."—VOYA, perfect score
A New York Times bestseller
One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best YA Books of All Time
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
A Stonewall Honor Book
ACL Distinguished Books
Blue Spruce Teen Book Award
Buckeye Teen Book Award
Capitol Choices
Commonwealth Club of California Book Award
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award
Flume Teen Reader's Choice Award
Garden State Teen Book Award
Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers
Great Lakes Great Books
Great Lakes Great Books Award
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award
Nevada Young Readers Award
North Carolina Young Adult Book Award
Nutmeg Book Award
Nutmeg High School Book Award
NYC Reads 365 Reading List
ORCA High School
Oregon Reader's Choice Award (ORCA)
Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award
TAYSHAS Reading List
Virginia Readers' Choice Award
Volunteer State Book Award
Young Reader's Choice Award
WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON97805254215809780142418475Discussion Guide “Will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A terrific high-energy tale of teen love, lust, intrigue, anger, pain, and friendship threaded with generous measures of comedy and savvy counsel.” —Booklist, starred review
“Powerful, thought-provoking, funny, moving, and unique.” —School Library Journal, starred review
New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
ALA Stonewall Honor Book
Children’s Choice Book Award Winner – Teen Choice Book of the Year
Indie’s Choice Young Adult Honor Book
ALA Rainbow Project Reading List
Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award
Georgia Book Awards
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award
Sequoyah Children's Book Awards
TAYSHAS Reading List
Capital Choices
NEW QUEER CONSCIENCE9780593093689"A must-read that highlights the importance of radical empathy, community building, and solidarity." — School Library Journal, starred reviewA 2021 Sydney Taylor Notable Book
EVERYTHING LEADS TO YOU9780142422946Discussion Guide “But underneath the privilege surges real pain, longing, and feeling in a way that makes it easy to imagine this novel as a film.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY9780593094655"A fierce, penetrating, and empowering call for change."— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"An affirming, thoughtful read for all ages." — School Library Journal, starred review
"Winner of the 2021 In The Margins Award
2021 ALA Rainbow List "
THE DEAR ONE9780142417058A Guide to the Works of Jacqueline Woodson
THE HOUSE YOU PASS ON THE WAY9780142417065A Guide to the Works of Jacqueline Woodson
BENEATH A METH MOON9780142423929A Guide to the Works of Jacqueline Woodson"Woodson crafts a story of powerful emotional intensity through her poignant portrayal of a young woman lost and in pain. The depiction of small-town life, with its Dollar Store, Wal-Mart and limited economic opportunities adds texture and authenticity. This is beautifully written, with clear prose that honors the story it tells. . . . Most of all, it is populated with fully realized characters who struggle to make sense of tragedy. . . . A moving, honest and hopeful story."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Dreamlike story . . . peppered with the voices of expertly sketched characters and rich with writerly observations. . . . Woodson maintains tension throughout, making it abundantly clear how easy it is to succumb to meth and how difficult it is to recover from it."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Powerful, stripped-down novel. . . . Full of rich, sensory images . . . giving the story a dreamlike quality. . . . A natural choice for fans of Go Ask Alice or Ellen Hopkins’s Crank. An outstanding novel that succeeds on every level."—School Library Journal, starred review
IF YOU COME SOFTLY9780142415221A Guide to the Works of Jacqueline Woodson"Even as Woodson's lyrical prose draws the audience into the tenderness of young love, her perceptive comments about race and racism will strike a chord with black readers and open the eyes of white readers."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
AFTER TUPAC AND D FOSTER9780142413999A Guide to the Works of Jacqueline Woodson"The subtlety and depth with which the author conveys the girls' relationships lend this novel exceptional vividness and staying power."—Publishers Weekly

"Jacqueline Woodson has written another absorbing story that all readers—especially those who have felt the loss of a friendship—will identify with."—Children's Literature

"Woodson creates a thought-provoking story about the importance of acceptance and connections in life."—VOYA
A Newbery Honor Book
Garden State Teen Book Award
Oregon Reader's Choice Award (ORCA)
Virginia Readers' Choice Award
SHOUT97806700121079780142422205An Educator's Guide to Laurie Halse Anderson"In this powerful memoir told in free verse, Anderson delves into her past. . .Her potent words and willingness to shout her message are proof of the soundness of that advice." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A captivating, powerful read about clawing your way out of trauma, reclaiming your body,and undoing lifetimes of lessons in order to use your voice as the weapon it is. Fervent and deafening." —Booklist, starred review
"Readers new to Anderson will find this accessible. It's a strong example of how lived experience shapes art and an important book for the #MeToo movement." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A praise song to survivors, a blistering rebuke to predators, and a testament to the healing power of shared stories.” —The Horn Book, starred review
"Will ring out to readers who themselves believe in the power of stories." —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
"In searing free verse, Anderson unloads decades of trauma on these pages . . . Longtime Anderson fans will appreciate this deeply personal look into how the author chan­neled her pain into the writing of Speak, and readers new to her work will be swept up in her singular style, which melds bold honesty with fluttering moments of lyrical beauty." —Bookpage, starred review "More than a gifted writer, Anderson is an advocate for anyone who feels alienated. Her sensitive, incisive book is essential for all young people." —School Library Journal, starred review
"Immensely powerful." —Shelf Awareness, starred review

Missouri Dogwood Book Award
New Hampshire Flume Book Award
New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award
Iowa High School Book Award
Mississippi Magnolia Book Award
Maine North Star YA Book Award
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award
Soaring Eagle Book Award
Texas TAYSHAS Reading List
Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
National Book Award Longlist selection
LA Times Book Award Finalist
ALA Amelia Bloomer Booklist Selection
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers selection
NCSS (National Council for Social Studies) Best Trade Books for Young People Selection
BCCB 2019 Blue Ribbons List (Best Of)
Kirkus Reviews Best YA Books of 2019
School Library Journal Best Book of 2019
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
NPR Best Book of 2019
TIME Magazine Best YA of 2019
2020 ILA-CBC Young Adults' Choices List
WINTERGIRLS97806700111009780142415573An Educator's Guide to Laurie Halse Anderson"“A brutal and poetic deconstruction of how one girl stealthily vanishes into the depths of anorexia.”
—Booklist Starred Review ⭐️

“…Lia’s guilt, her need to be thin, and her fight for acceptance unravel in an almost poetic stream of consciousness in this startlingly crisp and pitch-perfect first-person narrative.”
—School Library Journal, February 2008, Starred Review ⭐️"
A New York Times bestseller
Grand Canyon Reader Award
Teen Nutmeg Book Award
Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers
Abe Awards
Iowa High School Book Award
Kansas State Reading Cirlce
The Heartland Awards
Kentucky Bluegrass Award
The Flume Award
"2012 Garden State Teen Book
2012 Charlotte Award Master List
NCSLMA YA Book Award
2011-2012 Oregon Reader’s Choice Awards
Keystone State Reading Association Young Adult Book Award
KSRA Young Adult Book Award
Rhode Island Teen Book Award
Volunteer State Book Award
Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
"2011-2012 Green Mountain Book
Award Master List"
Capitol Choices
TWISTEDAn Educator's Guide to Laurie Halse Anderson"“Once again, Anderson’s taut, confident writing will cause this story to linger long after the book is set down.”
—School Library Journal

“Poignant and gripping.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“…a chillingly accurate portrayal of the high-school social scene, in which morals, perceptions and conceptions of truth are continually…challenged.”
—Publishers Weekly"
"An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
International Reading Association Top Ten of 2007
International Reading Association’s Young Adults’ Choices List
New York Times Bestseller List
YALSA Teen Top Ten of 2008"
Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award
Grand Canyon Reader Award
Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers
Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award
Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
Kentucky Bluegrass Award
Thumbs Up! Book Award
Gateway Readers Award
Garden State Teen Book Award
Sequoyah High School Book Award
South Carolina Children's Book Awards
TAYSHAS Reading List
Green Mountain Book Award
LOOKING FOR ALASKA97805254750649780593109069An Educators' Guide to the Works of John Green“What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green’s mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge’s voice.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Alive with sweet, self-deprecating humor."--School Library Journal, starred review
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
A New York Times Bestseller
Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award
Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award
Iowa High School Book Award
Garden State Teen Book Award
Volunteer State Book Award
Green Mountain Book Award
2006 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
I AM JAZZ9780803741072
Welcoming Schools Educator Guide
A 2015 Rainbow List Selection
13 REASONS WHY97815951417129780451478290Educator's Guide“[Hannah’s] pain is gut-wrenchingly palpable. . . . Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone who would make this unfortunate choice. A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review and Editor’s ChoiceAmerican Library Association’s “Best Books for Young Adults” and “Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers”
Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
Florida Teens Read Award
California Book Award
Kentucky Bluegrass Award
Book Sense Pick
International Reading Association’s “Young Adults' Choices” Finalist
Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best Books”
Kansas State Reading Circle’s “Recommended Reading List”
New York Public Library’s “Book for the Teen Age”
State Awards for 13 Reasons Why:
Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2009-2010
Florida Teens Read Award, 2008-2009
Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Honor, 2009-2010
Illinois Abe Awards, 2012-2013
Indiana Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2010-2011
Iowa High School Book Award, 2013-2014
Kansas Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2008-2009
Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2008-2009
Michigan Thumbs Up! Book Award, 2008-2009
Missouri Gateway Readers Award, 2009-2010
New Hampshire The Flume Award, 2009-2010
New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award, 2009-2010
New York 3 Apples Children’s Choice Award, 2009-2010
North Carolina NCSLMA YA Book Award, 2009-2010
Oklahoma Sequoyah High School Book Award, 2009-2010
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2010-2011
South Carolina Children’s Book Awards, 2009-2010
Texas Tayshas High School Reading List, 2009-2010
Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2009-2010
Evergreen Young Adult Book Award, 2009-2010
Soaring Eagle Book Award, 2009-2010
Teacher's Guide (from author website)
"Troy's voice is candid, irreverent, realistic and humorous. [A] wonderful, engrossing tale."—SLJAn ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A BCCB Blue Ribbon Book
A Booklist Editors' Choice
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
BROWN GIRL DREAMING97803992525189780147515827A Guide to the Works of Jacqueline Woodson* “The writer’s passion for stories and storytelling permeates the memoir, explicitly addressed in her early attempts to write books and implicitly conveyed through her sharp images and poignant observations seen through the eyes of a child. Woodson’s ability to listen and glean meaning from what she hears lead to an astute understanding of her surroundings, friends, and family.”— Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW * “Mesmerizing journey through [Woodson’s] early years. . . . Her perspective on the volatile era in which she grew up is thoughtfully expressed in powerfully effective verse. . . . With exquisite metaphorical verse Woodson weaves a patchwork of her life experience . . . that covers readers with a warmth and sensitivity no child should miss. This should be on every library shelf.”—School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW * “Woodson cherishes her memories and shares them with a graceful lyricism; her lovingly wrought vignettes of country and city streets will linger long after the page is turned. For every dreaming girl (and boy) with a pencil in hand (or keyboard) and a story to share.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW * “[Woodson’s] memoir in verse is a marvel, as it turns deeply felt remembrances of Woodson’s preadolescent life into art. . . . Her mother cautions her not to write about her family but, happily, many years later, she has and the result is both elegant and eloquent, a haunting book about memory that is itself altogether memorable."—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW * “A memoir-in-verse so immediate that readers will feel they are experiencing the author’s childhood right along with her. . . . Most notably of all, perhaps, we trace her development as a nascent writer, from her early, overarching love of stories through her struggles to learn to read through the thrill of her first blank composition book to her realization that ‘words are [her] brilliance.’ The poetry here sings: specific, lyrical, and full of imagery. An extraordinary—indeed brilliant—portrait of a writer as a young girl.”—The Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW * “The effect of this confiding and rhythmic memoir is cumulative, as casual references blossom into motifs and characters evolve from quick references to main players. . . . Revealing slices of life, redolent in sight, sound, and emotion. . . . Woodson subtly layers her focus, with history and geography the background, family the middle distance, and her younger self the foreground. . . . Eager readers and budding writers will particularly see themselves in the young protagonist and recognize her reveling in the luxury of the library and unfettered delight in words. . . . A story of the ongoing weaving of a family tapestry, the following of an individual thread through a gorgeous larger fabric, with the tacit implication that we’re all traversing such rich landscapes. It will make young readers consider where their own threads are taking them.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED REVIEW * “Woodson uses clear, evocative language. . . . A beautifully crafted work.”—Library Media Connection, STARRED REVIEWA National Book Award Winner
A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Award Winner
ArizonaGrand Canyon Reader Award, 2016
California ACL Distinguished Books, 2014
Kansas E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Middle Reader Inner, 2015
Kansas William Allen White Children's Book Award, 2016-2017
Kentucky Bluegrass Book Award, 2016
New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award, 2017
New York New York Historical Society Children's Book Prize, 2015
North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2016
Ohio Arnold Adoff Poetry Award, 2017
Ohio Norman A. Sugarman Children's Biography Award, 2016
Ohio Ohioana Book Award, 2015
Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2016
Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List, 2017
Virginia Jefferson Cup Award, 2015
Wisconsin Just One More Page!, 2015
Georgia Children's Book Award, 2015-2016
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2015-2016
Washington D.C. Capitol Choices Reading List, 2014
Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2016-2017
Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award, 2015-2016
New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2016-2017
New Mexico Lizard Master List, 2016-2017
Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2017-2018
Oregon Reader's Choice Award (ORCA), 2016-2017
Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award, 2016-2017
Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award, 2016-2017
New Hampshire Great Stone Face Book Award, 2015-2016

ALL’S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL97805254299829780525429999"Readers will cheer [Imogene's] victories, wince at her stumbles, and likely demand visits to the nearest faire themselves to sample the wares and fun." — Kirkus, starred review
"Jamieson doesn’t disappoint in her first graphic novel since her Newbery Honor–winning Roller Girl." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"As heartfelt as it is gorgeous, this is a worthy addition to any middle grade graphic novel collection." — School Library Journal
A New York Times Editor’s Choice
An Autumn Kids’ Indie Next List top pick
A Boston Globe Best Children's Book
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book
A New York Public Library Notable Children's Book
A Southern Living Best Children’s Book
A Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List book
An ALA Notable book
A VOYA Top Shelf pick
A CCBC Choices book
THE FRIENDSHIP9780140389647
Logan Family Saga Timeline Poster
ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY9781101993880Educator's Guide"The vivid story of a black family whose warm ties to each other and their land give them strength to defy rural Southern racism during the Depression. . . . Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence despite the certainty of outer defeat." —Booklist, starred review
"The strong, clear-headed Logan family . . . are drawn with quiet affection and their actions tempered with a keen sense of human fallibility."—Pointer, Kirkus Reviews
A Newbery Medal winner
A National Book Award Nominee
American Book Award Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book
BRONX MASQUERADE 97808037256909780425289761Discussion Guide"All of the [students], black, Latino, white, male, and female, talk about the unease and alienation endemic to their ages, and they do it in fresh and appealing voices. Rich and complex."- Kirkus Reviews
"As always, Grimes gives young people exactly what they're looking for-real characters who show them they are not alone." - School Library Journal

"Readers will enjoy the lively, smart voices that talk bravely, about real issues and secret fears. A fantastic choice."-Booklist
A Coretta Scott King Award Winner
FAULT IN OUR STARS97805254788129780142424179An Educators' Guide to the Works of John Green“In its every aspect, this novel is a triumph.”—Booklist, starred reviewA #1 New York Times bestseller
Colorado Blue Spruce Teen Book Award, 2016
Illinois Reads Program, 2015
Illionis Abe Awards, 2013-2014
Kansas Bluegrass Book Award, 2012-2013
Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award, 2012-2013
New Hampshire Flume Award, 2014
New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award, 2015
New Yrok 3 Apples Teen Choice Award, 2017
North Carolina School Library Media Association Young Adult Book Award, 2012-2013
Ohio Buckeye Teen Book Award, 2014
Oklahoma High School Book Award, 2015
Oregon Young Readers Choice Award, 2015
Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Award, 2012-2013
Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award, 2012-2013
Pennsyvlania Keystone to Reading Book Award, 2013-2014
Texas TAYSHAS Reading List, 2012-2013
Washington Evergreen Teen Book Award, 2015
Wisconsin Golden Archer Award Middle/Junior High Winner, 2015
Delaware Blue Hen Book Award, 2013-2014
Florida Teens Read Award, 2013-2014
Georgia Peach Book Award, 2013-2014
Washington D.C.Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles 2012-2013
Indiana Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2013-2014
Missouri Gateway Readers Award, 2014-2015
Iowa High School Book Award, 2013-2014
LOUISIANA Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2014-2015
MARYLAND Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2013-2014
NEVADA Nevada Young Readers Award, 2013-2014
ALASKA Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award
SOUTH Carolina Book Awards, 2013-2014
Utah Beehive Award, 2013-2014
Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2013-2014
Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award, 2013-2014
Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book Award, 2014-2015
South Dakota Young Adult Reading Program Reading List, 2013-2014
STORY OF FERDINAND97806706742449780448456942
THE SNOWY DAY9780670012701ActivitiesA Caldecott Medal Winner
New York Public Library's #1 book on the list of “Top Check Outs of All Time”
JUST LISTEN9780142410974
Sarah Dessen Reading Group Guide
Grand Canyon Reader Award
Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
Florida Teens Read! Award
Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award
Iowa High School Book Award
Thumbs Up! Award
Gateway Readers Award
The Flume Award
Rhode Island Teen Book Award
Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
LOCK AND KEY9780142414729
Sarah Dessen Reading Group Guide
"A must for Dessen fans, this will win her new readers, too."—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewColorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
Gateway Readers Award
NCSLMA YA Book Award
Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY97803992541239780142420591Author Study Guide* “A harrowing page-turner.”--Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “A gripping story.”--School Library Journal, starred review

* “Bitterly sad, fluidly written…Sepetys' flowing prose gently carries readers.”--Kirkus, starred review

* "Beautifully written and deeply felt…an important book that deserves the widest possible readership.”--Booklist, starred review

“A haunting chronicle, demonstrating that even in the heart of darkness ‘love is the most powerful army.'”--The Horn Book Magazine
A New York Times notable book
An international bestseller
A Carnegie Medal nominee
A William C. Morris Award finalist
A Golden Kite Award winner
ALASKA Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2015
Georgia Children's Book Award, 2012-2013
Indiana Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2013-2014
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2012-2013
Iowa Association of School Librarians Teen Book Award, 2013-2014
Kansas Bluegrass Book Award, 2012-2013
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2012-2013
Michigan Great Lakes, Great Books Award, 2012-2013
Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 2013-2014
Nevada Young Reader's Award, 2012-2013
New Hampshire The Flume Teen Reader's Choice Award, 2012-2013
Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Awards, 2013-2014
Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Award, 2012-2013
Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2012-2013
South Carolina Capitol Choices, 2013-2014
South Carolina Book Awards, 2013-2014
Texas TAYSHAS Reading List, 2012-2013
Texas Lonestar Reading List, 2012-2013
Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2012-2013
Wisconsin Golden Archer Award, 2016
Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
Matilda Matilda Educators' Guide
BFGBFG Educators' Guide
TIGHT97815247405599781524740573Discussion Guide“The complex emotional lives of young boys of color are portrayed through a nascent friendship. . . . Pushing of boundaries as an emotional response to trauma, vulnerability, and societal pressures is an overarching theme of the novel, pressing readers to consider the impetus of what is deemed ‘bad behavior.’ . . . [Maldonado] excels at depicting realistic and authentic interactions between middle school boys. An excellent addition to libraries with fans of David Barclay Moore’s The Stars Beneath Our Feet, Jason Reynolds’s Ghost, and character-driven realistic fiction.”—School Library Journal, starred reviewA Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2018
Wisconsin Just One More Page!, 2020
Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award, 2020-2021
Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award 2020-2021
Iowa Teen Award, 2020-2021

DREAM COUNTRY9780735231689Discussion Guide"A necessary reckoning."—Kirkus Reviews, starred
"Gibney blesses the reader with a marvelous literary tapestry of family, sacrifice, and dreams examining the lingering effects of slavery and racism in both the U.S. and Liberia. This powerful novel demonstrates how nonlinear history can be, ways the present is a consequence of the past, and that, though traumatized people can sometimes hurt others when trying to heal themselves, there’s nevertheless strength in hope that can keep us moving forward."—Booklist, starred
"[H]ighlights the inconsistencies between the beliefs a country projects to the world at large and the realities experienced by immigrants.... An excellent choice."—School Library Journal, starred
"With riveting, lyrical prose, Gibney’s accomplished novel explores universal themes of home, family, power struggles, and endurance while demonstrating the liberating power of storytelling.—Publishers Weekly, starred
"[A]lthough each story could exist on its own to great effect, the ways they inform one another are historically grand and intimately detailed."—BCCB, starred
Wisconsin Just One More Page!, 2020
Minnesota Book Awards 2019

AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES97805254768879780142410707Discussion Guide “The laugh-out-loud humor ranges from delightfully sophomoric to subtly intellectual.” –Booklist, starred review

"Fully fun, challengingly complex and entirely entertaining." —Kirkus, starred review

“Laugh-out-loud funny…a coming-of-age American road trip that is at once a satire of and tribute to its many celebrated predecessors.” –Horn Book, starred review
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times Bestseller
Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award
Grand Canyon Reader Award
Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award
Iowa High School Book Award
Thumbs Up! Award
Garden State Teen Book Award
Volunteer State Book Awards
Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
Green Mountain Book Award
PAPER TOWNS97805254781889780142414934Discussion Guide “Green’s prose is astounding—from hilarious, hyperintellectual trash talk and shtick, to complex philosophizing, to devastating observation and truths.” —SLJ, starred review

“[Green’s] a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material.” —Booklist, starred review
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller
Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award
Grand Canyon Reader Award
Teen Nutmeg Book Award
Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
Thumbs Up! Book Award
Gateway Readers Award
The Flume Award
NCSLMA YA Book Award
Sequoyah High School Book Award
Oregon Reader's Choice Award (ORCA)
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards
Rhode Island Teen Book Award
Volunteer State Book Award
Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
Green Mountain Book Award
Vancouver Mall Community Library Young Readers Choice Award
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