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--Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood edited by Kwame Mbalia

--I am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina
In the first graphic novel for young readers to focus on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, as in Hamlet, the dead shall speak—and the living yield even more surprises.

--Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
An NPR Best Book of the Year * The stunning sequel to the critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. An incarcerated teen writes letters to his best friend about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system.

--The Crossover Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander
A coming-of-age mix of free verse and hip-hop poetry that will inspire budding basketball players and poets alike.

--Dinosaurs/Science Comics by M.K. Reed
A complete introduction to dinosaurs.

--Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
A powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated.

--Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist
A coming-of-age tale about a boy who proves that with superhero courage–and a few great sidekicks–you can take on even the toughest of odds.

--Nighttime Symphony by Timbaland
The sounds of the city at night create a lively lullaby in this melodious bedtime story.

--M Is for Melanin: A celebration of the Black Child by Tiffany Rose
This picture book teaches children their ABCs while encouraging them to love the skin that they're in.

--One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes
An emotional, special new collection of poetry inspired by the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most exciting African-American illustrators.

--Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds
Ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings brilliantly weaved into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.

--Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes
This thought-provoking book shows the capacity poetry has to express ideas and feelings and connect us with ourselves and others.

--A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope by Patrice Caldwell
Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic.

--Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
An ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. We are reminded that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

--52 Cups of Coffee: Inspiring and insightful stories for navigating life's uncertainties by Megan Gebhart

-- The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

-- How to Adult, A Practical Guide: Advice on Living, Loving, Working, and Spending Like a Grown-Up by Jamie Goldstein
This book offers funny, actionable, and step-by-step guidance that makes maturity more manageable. Included are short activities and opportunities for reflection throughout.

--My Hair is Magic by M.L. Marroquin
Told in bold verse and vivid, fantastical illustrations and show that what really matters is how readers see themselves.

--President of the Whole Sixth Grade by Sherri Winston
A story brimming with humor and heart about navigating the ins and outs of middle school, and discovering that inspiration can come when you least expect it.

--blended by Sharon M. Draper
A story about divorce and racial identity and so much more.

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