Amina, a shy, middle schooler, is happiest when hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Together, they listened to their classmates tease them about being different, but things are different now that Soojin made friends with the “popular” crowd. She’s even talking about changing her name! How can Amina stay true to her family, fix her friendship, and fit in with her classmates all at the same time?
William “Scoob” Lamar is going on a road trip. With his grandma. What starts off as maybe not a great way to run away from his problems, turns into a trip down memory lane as grandma starts telling stories of how her life was like being a white woman married to an African American man. The more he learns about her past, the more he learns about the problems he faces and perhaps even how he can overcome them.
Min, a teenaged fox spirit, is in hiding. Her mother always told her to never show her magic and to appear as human as they can. When Min’s older brother Jun disappears, the Space Forces assume the worst, so Min embarks on an adventure to find him and clear his name with a little help from the magic that has been forbidden to her.
After Ebo's brother Kwame leaves Ghana, Ebo decides that he must leave to find his brother, even though he doesn't want to. This book tells about his long and dangerous journey across the Sahara Desert, streets of Tripoli, and across the sea. Despite the danger, Ebo never gives up hope for a reunion with his brother.
When a planet is invaded by a company called BioTech, the people from the planet are rescued by a spaceship with an artificial intelligence that assumes all of the people that it has just rescued have a contagion and now wants to kill them. This book is not your ordinary novel-it is a case file made up of chat sessions, video surveillance, notes, and anything that can be used to bring justice upon Biotech.
In this future dystopia, aliens have invaded the Earth and taken anyone who they classify as able bodied and of working age. Children and the elderly are left behind. Twins, Sam and Wyatt, are on a mission to keep themselves and their community safe while trying to find a way to bring their parents back.
Jerry Craft’s graphic novel tells the story of Jordan, a boy who loves drawing cartoons about his life. He has his eye on attending an amazing art school, but his parents put him into a prestigious private school instead, where he’s not only the new kid, but one of the few kids of color. Every day he makes the trip from his family’s apartment to his fancy school and sees how these two worlds collide. How can he navigate his new school while keeping true to his old neighborhood?
Five years ago, Coyote lost her mom and sisters in a terrible accident. Now she lives on the road in a school bus with her dad as they venture on a never-ending road trip. But when Coyote hears that the park where her and her family buried a treasure box is being demolished, she comes up with a plan to get her dad to drive back home.
A fun story about a girl in a wheelchair who moves to Louisiana and must start in a new school. She is used to being looked at and picked on for her disability, but she must face a new challenge-being the new kid who is living in a place that she is made fun of for. A lovely story of friendship and persistence.
In this third installment of the series Track, Sunny is a fun kid and one of the newbies on the track team. But his life is not all sun and smiles. At home, his dad - sorry - “Darryl”, largely ignores him since Sunny’s mom died giving birth to him, except for when Sunny wins track medals like his mom used to. When Sunny makes a decision that changes his relationship with his dad even further, he discovers a new way to put his feelings into movement.
Fans of Percy Jackson will LOVE this new story by Kwame Mbalia. Tristan Strong just lost his best friend and all Tristan has left of him is his journal. When Tristan goes to his grandma’s to recover from the tragedy, a little creature tries to steal the journal, throwing Tristan into a world of West African gods and African American heroes.