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When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky By Margaret Verble Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063269101
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Published: Mariner Books - October 11th, 2022

"Following disaster, a young Cherokee show horse-diver and her co-performers band together to unravel a mysterious force that is threatening their show. Verble’s vibrant and vivid writing style draws you into the world of show business in the 1920s, intricately combining elements of history, spiritual realism, community, and mystery, as well as highlighting the serious topics of race, class, segregation and prejudice. A soul-cleansing, uplifting, and meaningful read, When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky is the found family story to rule them all." – Melissa

This Is Why They Hate Us By Aaron H. Aceves Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534485655
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

"Enrique and his best friend Fabiola have made a summer pact: help Quique get over an unrequited crush on his friend Saleem by trying (awkwardly) to make moves on a cast of hot guys from school. Problem is, he's only out as bisexual to Fabiola, and not at all over Saleem, which makes hooking up feel impossible. Quique's big messy bisexual summer antics and their consequences force him to reconcile with the most vulnerable parts of himself in this funny and honest YA debut." – Shelby

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Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution By Sherri Winston Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547608461
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 6th, 2022

"An inspired violinist, Lotus has dreamt of taking first chair at her academy orchestra. But a biased dress code threatens all she's worked for—until she finds her voice and stands up for what's right in this radiant tale of passion, music, and activism." 
– Meghan

Indigo Dreaming By Dinah Johnson, Anna Cunha (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dinah Johnson, Anna Cunha (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063080201
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Published: HarperCollins - October 4th, 2022

"A girl on the shores of Indigo Beach wonders if there is a girl on a faraway shore that is doing the same things she is doing...
A girl on the shores of Indigo Beach knows that there is another girl on a faraway shore and dreams that they are together on the same shore, under the same sun…The wonderings of this child are not lost on this adult…our differences to those who are far away does not change the fact there are also similarities. My favorite part is when she thinks of them being under the same moon and stars ✨ ”
– Rachel