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749468
After the shot drops by Ribay, Randy 

Paperback(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020)

BTSB #: 749468 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4.6 UG RC: 5.5 9-12 Lexile: 730 HL

Subjects: Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Basketball - Fiction Scholarships - Fiction Family life - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Fiction Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction


Summary: Told from alternating perspectives, Bunny takes a basketball scholarship to an elite private school to help his family, leaving behind Nasir, his best friend, in their tough Philadelphia neighborhood.


9.01 *

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245439
All-American Muslim girl by Courtney, Nadine Jolie 

Paperback(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2021)

BTSB #: 245439 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-18   
AR: 4.5 UG Lexile: 630 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Muslims - Fiction Arab Americans - Fiction Family life - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction


Summary: Sixteen-year-old Allie, aged seven when she knew her family was different and feared, struggles to claim her Muslim and Arabic heritage while finding her place as an American teenager.


9.01 *

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408827
Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir by Ha, Robin 

Paperback(Harper Alley, 2020)

BTSB #: 408827 Available

Dewey: 305.9/AAges: 13-17   


Subjects: Ha, Robin Korean American women cartoonists - Biography Korean American women illustrators - Biography Mother-daughter relationship - United States - Biography Teenage girls - United States - Biography Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc United States Korea (South)


Summary: A powerful and moving teen memoir in graphic novel format about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life.


10.65 *

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971311
American born Chinese by Yang, Gene Luen 

Paperback(First Second, 2021)

BTSB #: 971311 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 12-18   
AR: 3.3 MG+RC: 5.2 9-12 Lexile: 530 GN

Subjects: Chinese Americans - Fiction Identity (Psychology) - Fiction School stories Graphic novels


Summary: Alternates three interrelated stories, in comic book format, about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture.


12.29 *

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774517
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Saenz, Benjamin Alire 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2012)

BTSB #: 774517 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 2.9 UG RC: 4.3 9-12 Lexile: 380 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Bildungsromans Families - Fiction Mexican-Americans - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Homosexuality - Fiction


Summary: Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.


6.50 *

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637098
Barely missing everything by Mendez, Matt 

Paperback(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 637098 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.3 UG RC: 6.3 9-12 Lexile: 800 HL

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Conduct of life - Fiction Family life - Texas - El Paso - Fiction El Paso (Tex.) - Fiction


Summary: Three Mexican-Americans--Juan, JD, and Fabi--each try to overcome their individual struggles as they all grapple with how to make a better life for themselves when it seems like brown lives don't matter.


9.83 *

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402514
Between the lines by Grimes, Nikki 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2018)

BTSB #: 402514 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.4 MG+RC: 4.5 6-8 Lexile: 630 HL

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Poetry - Fiction Authorship - Fiction Interpersonal relations - Fiction High schools - Fiction School stories Family life - Fiction Poetry slams - Fiction


Summary: A group of high school students grow in understanding of each other's challenges and forge unexpected connections as they prepare for a boys vs. girls poetry slam. Includes author's note about foster home care.


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040589
Black enough : stories of being young & black in America

Paperback(HarperCollins, 2020)

BTSB #: 040589 Available

Dewey: 808/SAges: 13-17   


Subjects: African American teenagers - Fiction Race relations - Fiction Life change events - Fiction Interpersonal relations - Fiction


Summary: A collection of short stories explore what it is like to be young and black, centering on the experiences of black teenagers and emphasizing that one person's experiences, reality, and personal identity are different than someone else.


9.01 *

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501149
Black friend : on being a better white person by Joseph, Frederick 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 501149 Available

Dewey: 305/NAges: 12-16   
Lexile: 980 F&P: Z+

Subjects: Racism Race relations Social action


Summary: Writing from the perspective of a friend, the author offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs-creating an essential read for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice.


158064
Black girl unlimited : the remarkable story of a teenage wizard by Brown, Echo 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2020)

BTSB #: 158064 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 6.1 UG Lexile: 920

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: African Americans - Fiction Poverty - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Cleveland (Ohio) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: From age six through her high school valedictory speech, believing she and her mother are wizards helps young Echo cope with poverty, hunger, her mother's drug abuse, and much more.


21.58 *

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416784
Black kids by Hammonds Reed, Christina 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 416784 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.3 UG Lexile: 830 HL F&P: Z+

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Race relations - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Rodney King Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1992 - Fiction Family life - California - Los Angeles - Fiction High schools - Fiction School stories Los Angeles (Calif.) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: With the Rodney King riots closing in on high school senior Ashley and her family, the privileged bubble she has enjoyed, protecting her from the difficult realities most black people face, begins to crumble.


537344
Butterfly yellow by Lai, Thanhha 

Paperback(Harper, 2020)

BTSB #: 537344 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   
AR: 5.4 UG Lexile: 810 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Vietnamese - United States - Fiction Refugees - Fiction Family life - Fiction Interpersonal relations - Fiction Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fiction


Summary: In the final days of the Vietnam war, Hang takes her little brother, Linh to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. When Linh is ripped from her arms she is left behind in the war-torn country. Six years later she makes the brutal journey to Texas as a refugee. She's overjoyed when she is reunited with Linh but crushed when she discovers he doesn't remember her or their family. Hang has come so far that she will do anything to bridge the gap.


9.01 *

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879104
Cemetery boys by Thomas, Aiden 

BTSB Prebound(Swoon Reads, 2020)

BTSB #: 879104 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.2 UG

Genres: Multicultural Supernatural Family Life


Subjects: Santa Muerte - (Mexican deity) - Fiction Transgender people - Fiction Witches - Fiction Magic - Fiction Spirits - Fiction Occultism - Fiction Latinos (U.S.) - Fiction Family life - Fiction


Summary: 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.


21.58 *

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040607
Clap when you land by Acevedo, Elizabeth 

BTSB Prebound(HarperTeen, 2020)

BTSB #: 040607 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.3 UG Lexile: 800 HL

Genres: Family Life Multicultural


Subjects: Death - Fiction Aircraft accidents - Fiction Sisters - Fiction Dominicans - Fiction Dominican Americans - Fiction Latin Americans - Fiction Latinos (U.S.) - Fiction Fathers and daughters - Fiction Novels in verse Dominican Republic - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: Two sisters grieve the devastating loss of their father who learn about each other after his death and must grapple with what this bittersweet new bond means for them.


393471
Code of honor by Gratz, Alan 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2015)

BTSB #: 393471 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.7 UG RC: 4.8 6-8 Lexile: 660 HL F&P: Z

Genres: Adventure Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Brothers - Fiction Ciphers - Fiction Terrorism - Fiction Iranian Americans - Fiction Muslims - Fiction


Summary: When Iranian-American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother's life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack.


21.58 *

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276579
Color me in : a novel by Diaz, Natasha 

Paperback(Ember, 2020)

BTSB #: 276579 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 6.5 UG Lexile: 950

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Bildungsromans Racially mixed people - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Jews - United States - Fiction African Americans - New York (State) - New York - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: Fifteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz is torn between two worlds, passing for white while living in Harlem, being called Jewish while attending her mother's Baptist church, and experiencing first love while watching her parents' marriage crumble.


8.19 *

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564369
Concrete kids [Pocket change collective]by Leon, Amyra 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2020)

BTSB #: 564369 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 12-16   
Lexile: NP F&P: Z+

Subjects: Leon, Amyra - Childhood and youth - Poetry Racially mixed people - Poetry Narrative poetry Family problems - Poetry Foster families - Poetry Identity (Psychology) - Poetry Conduct of life - Poetry Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Poetry


Summary: Musician, playwright, and educator Amyra Leon takes us on a poetic journey through her childhood in Harlem, as she navigates the intricacies of foster care, mourning, self-love, and resilience. In her signature free-verse style, she invites us all to dream with abandon--and to recognize the privilege it is to dream at all.


7.37 *

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665886
Darius & Twig by Myers, Walter Dean 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins/Amistad, 2013)

BTSB #: 665886 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   
AR: 4.6 UG RC: 4.5 9-12 Lexile: 730

Genres: Sports


Subjects: Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Authorship - Fiction Running - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Dominican Americans - Fiction Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem.


6.50 *

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517040
Darius the Great is not okay by Khorram, Adib 

BTSB Prebound(Dial Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 517040 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.7 UG RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 710 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Grandparents - Fiction Depression (Psychology) - Fiction Iranian Americans - Fiction Americans - Iran - Fiction Iran - Fiction


Summary: Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.


518490
Dig by King, A. S. 

Paperback(Penguin Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 518490 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4 UG Lexile: 600 HL

Subjects: Cousins - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Family reunions - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Easter - Fiction


Summary: Five white teenage cousins who are struggling with the failures and racial ignorance of their dysfunctional parents and their wealthy grandparents, reunite for Easter.


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