November 23, 2021
Devon Richards and Chiamaka Adebayo, two students at Niveus Private Academy, are selected to be part of the elite school's senior class prefects and struggle against an anonymous bully who reveals all of their secrets.
Treated like an outsider in both her hometown and on the Ojibwe reservation, a half-Native American science geek and star hockey player puts her dreams on hold in the wake of a family tragedy.
Kara Lee Corthron
In the Jim Crow South, white supremacy reigns and tensions are high, but Evalene has other worries: two little sisters to look after, an overworked single mother and a longtime crush who may be making a move. On top of that, her magic abilities are growing stronger by the day.
Sending weekly letters to an organization she hopes will save her innocent father from death row, 17-year-old Tracy uncovers racist community secrets when her track star brother is wrongly accused of murder.
Moth, who lost her family in an accident, and Sani, who is battling ongoing depression, take a road trip that has them chasing ghosts and searching for ancestors, which helps them move forward in surprising, powerful and unforgettable ways.
A metaphorical tribute to the power of sisterhood in the face of domestic violence follows the experiences of a teen whose community ignores her father's escalating behavior, which forces her to choose between college ambitions and her siblings.
Alex Rufus' curse of seeing the future distracts him from being and doing his best, but when the 16-year-old sees his little brother Isaiah's imminent death, he races against time, death and circumstances to save him.
Bethany C. Morrow
At the Freedman's Colony of Roanoke Island, a haven for the recently emancipated, the four March sisters-- Meg, Joanna, Bethlehem and Amethyst-- come into their own as independent young Black women together facing love, sickness, heartbreak and new horizons.
A heated school election forces Mark to decide between being true to himself and pleasing his congressman father, who has urged Mark to hide his past.
Yadriel, a trans boy, summons the angry spirit of his high school's bad boy and agrees to help him learn how he died, thereby proving himself a brujo, not a bruja, to his conservative family.
TEEN 133.937 FED
From her mother's first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter, the author traces a poignant journey in this frank and funny graphic memoir.
Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
This book shines a light on the many forms of racist ideas and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.
TEEN 364.1523 YOO
An account of the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin shares insights into how a miscarriage of justice in the wake of a hate crime rallied the Asian-American community throughout a groundbreaking civil rights trial.
I am an adult services librarian who likes short walks to the fridge and long evenings at the park walking the dogs with my husband. To keep my imagination open, I read and watch a little of everything-- from crazy unreliable narrator thrillers to lighthearted rom-coms to fascinating nonfiction. I can be bribed with tacos.