The School & Library team talks about some of our most anticipated reads here. Plus, request digital ARCs of these staff picks on NetGalley!Learn more about these staff picks →
Congratulations to Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Angeline Boulley, Amber McBride, and Cory Anderson on these outstanding debut novels! Find the full list of YALSA Morris Award Finalists here.Learn more about our Morris Award finalists here →
So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow
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Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in So Many Beginnings, a warm and powerful YA remix of the classic novel Little Women, by national bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow.
North Carolina, 1863. As the American Civil War rages on, the Freedpeople’s Colony of Roanoke Island is blossoming, a haven for the recently emancipated. Black people have begun building a community of their own, a refuge from the shadow of the “old life.” It is where the March family has finally been able to safely put down roots with four young daughters:
Meg, a teacher who longs to find love and start a family of her own.
Jo, a writer whose words are too powerful to be contained.
Beth, a talented seamstress searching for a higher purpose.
Amy, a dancer eager to explore life outside her family’s home.
As the four March sisters come into their own as independent young women, they will face first love, health struggles, heartbreak, and new horizons. But they will face it all together.
In the Remixed Classics brand, authors from diverse backgrounds take different literary classics from centuries past and reinterpret them through their own unique cultural lens. This collection will serve YA readers as both a series of fun, engaging reads as well as a subversive overall look at what our society has deemed “classic” — works that are overwhelmingly cishet, white, and male. Find more Remixed Classics here.Learn more about SO MANY BEGINNINGS here →
Rise Up!: How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy
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This urgent book explores the roots of racism and its legacy in modern day, all while empowering young people with actionable ways they can help foster a better world and become antiracists.
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Why are white supremacists still openly marching in the United States? Why are undocumented children of color separated from their families and housed in cages? Where did racism come from? Why hasn’t it already disappeared? And what can young people do about it?
Rise Up! breaks down the origins of racial injustice and its continued impact today, connecting dots between the past and present. By including contemporary examples ripped from headlines and actionable ways young people can help create a more inclusive world, sociologist Crystal Marie Fleming shares the knowledge and values that unite all antiracists: compassion, solidarity, respect, and courage in the face of adversity. Perfect for fans of Stamped: Remix, This Book is Antiracist, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy, and The Black Friend.Learn more about RISE UP! here →
Browse all of our December new releases, including new picture books, middle grade, and young adult books!Discover our December new releases →
Looking for recommendations for books by Latinx authors? We’ve got you covered! Keep reading to discover new books and revisit your favorites! Plus, download our Latinx Voices catalog and watch our book buzz!Discover Latinx Voices for kids and teens here →
Browse all of our November new releases, including new picture books, middle grade, and young adult books!Discover our November new releases →
Browse all of our October new releases, including new picture books, middle grade, and young adult books!Discover our October new releases →
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month in your school or library! Keep reading to find more book recommendations, watch a presentation by Firekeeper’s Daughter author Angeline Boulley, download the We Are Water Protectors activity kit, and watch a read-aloud of Fry Bread by author Kevin Noble Maillard!
Watch author Angeline Boulley discuss her inspiration, storytelling, and research process for her bestselling debut novel Firekeeper’s Daughter. Plus, educator Kit Robinson shares how teachers can use Firekeeper’s Daughter in the classroom.Find more books for National Native American Heritage Month here →