Special Topics and Award Books

Kingdom of Souls

Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own, but each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers. She uncovers that the long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring, and if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees.

Kingdom of Souls

Rena Barron
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Barron)

Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own, but each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers. She uncovers that the long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring, and if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees.

YA Black History Month

Opposite of Always

When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. But then Kate dies, yet her death sends Jack back to the moment they first meet, and Kate’s alive. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind but, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it.

Opposite of Always

Justin A Reynolds
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Reynold)

When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. But then Kate dies, yet her death sends Jack back to the moment they first meet, and Kate’s alive. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind but, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it.

YA Black History Month

The Black Flamingo

A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo.

The Black Flamingo

Dean Atta
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Atta)

A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo.

YA Black History Month

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

When Norris, a Black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as clichés from "a bad 90s teen movie." When Norris screws up on prom night, will he be able to stop hiding behind his snarky opinions, and start living his life?

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

Ben Philippe
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Philipp)

When Norris, a Black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as clichés from "a bad 90s teen movie." When Norris screws up on prom night, will he be able to stop hiding behind his snarky opinions, and start living his life?

YA Black History Month

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Told in two voices, Audre and Mabel, both young women of color from different backgrounds, fall in love and figure out how to care for each other as one of them faces a fatal illness.

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Junauda Petrus
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Peters)

Told in two voices, Audre and Mabel, both young women of color from different backgrounds, fall in love and figure out how to care for each other as one of them faces a fatal illness.

YA Black History Month

Saving Red

Right before winter break, fourteen-year-old Molly Rosenberg reluctantly volunteers to participate in Santa Monica's annual homeless count, just to get her school's community service requirement out of the way. But when she ends up meeting Red, a spirited homeless girl only a few years older than she is, Molly makes it her mission to reunite her with her family in time for Christmas.

Saving Red

Sonya Sones
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Sones)

Right before winter break, fourteen-year-old Molly Rosenberg reluctantly volunteers to participate in Santa Monica's annual homeless count, just to get her school's community service requirement out of the way. But when she ends up meeting Red, a spirited homeless girl only a few years older than she is, Molly makes it her mission to reunite her with her family in time for Christmas.

Let It Snow

We are Okay

After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

We are Okay

Nina LaCour
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Lacour)

After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

Let It Snow

The Book Thief

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Includes readers' guide.

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Zusak)

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Includes readers' guide.

Let It Snow

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

CS Lewis
(Juvenile Fiction - J Lewis)

Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Let It Snow

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Special Topics and Award Books