May 2, 2022
Young Nurah reluctantly moves with her family from Karachi, Pakistan, to Peachtree City, Georgia, but, after some ups and downs, begins to feel at home.
Becoming a secret Robin Hood to her impoverished community, a nobleman’s outspoken daughter endures a series of near misses before her reputation as both a hero and thief challenge the realities and perspectives of her followers.
Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, 12-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies.
Banished from her abusive home for a summer with her estranged grandmother in Barcelona, 12-year-old Alba feels hope and love while exploring a newly discovered passion for bread baking.
Middle-schooler Sonali cannot bring herself to share her feelings, but when she wakes up one day and begins to involuntarily burst into Bollywood song and dance routines that showcase her emotions, she realizes she has to find her voice and share her feelings.
Portico Reeves' secret identity as Stuntboy allows him to use his superpower to keep everybody safe, but when his superhero parents start fighting a lot, he feels the responsibility to save them.
Working hard to prove that Black girls belong at bat, softball captain Shenice Lockwood must prove herself on and off the field when a family secret is revealed, breaking her focus on the game as the championship fast approaches.
Tired of constantly being bullied by eighth-grade hotshot Johnny Pro, Max gets some advice from an imprisoned supervillain to get even, but soon learns Master Plan's help comes at a high price.
Estranged from the best friend whose brother killed her sister in a school shooting, a grieving Cora receives a message on her 12th birthday from her friend, asking for her help creating a time portal to prevent the tragedy.
A mysterious jukebox transports Shaheen and her cousin Tannaz to another time, where they must find Shaheen's missing father before the jukebox stops playing.
When Jo follows Pawcasso as he runs errands for his family, she's mistaken for the dog's owner. Excited to make new friends, Jo reluctantly hides the truth and agrees to let "her" dog model for an art class the kids attend.
After hard work and determination, 12-year-old Chang is finally accepted as a rescue center volunteer and faced with her toughest challenge yet: returning the sun bear she raised from infancy to the wild where she belongs.
Dreading the idea of growing up to become an adult who can never have fun, play outdoors or use her imagination, young Lora reconnects with an imaginary friend she discovers is a ghost in her house, before realizing she cannot stay a child herself forever.
Leaving his homeland to seek a safer life in a mythical land under the rule of sworn enemies, a prince becomes separated from his family before teaming up with a powerful mystic and a warrior beast to protect old and new tribe members from a destructive force.
Michael H. Cottman
J 629.1309 COT
Set against a backdrop of racial tensions and protests, this story of a man who fought social injustice-- and won-- follows David Harris and his turbulent path to become the first African American commercial airline pilot in the U.S.
Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson
J 305.896 REC
Interweaving stories of the past, present and future with mesmerizing artwork, this moving collection of essays, poems, short stories and historical excepts from awarding-winning Black authors and artists celebrate Black culture and Black life.
I am a teen librarian. I love reading in general, but my favorite genre is realistic fiction. I'm a gardening, cooking, knitting, fitness and nutrition enthusiast. I like armchair traveling and traveling by plane, bus, train or car equally.