• The Downstairs Girl

    The Downstairs Girl

    Lee, Stacey

    In 1890 Atlanta, 17-year-old lady's maid Jo Kuan spends her nights secretly writing for a ladies advice column under the pseudonym “Miss Sweetie”, using her column to challenge society’s ideas on race and gender.

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  • The Black Kids

    The Black Kids

    Hammonds Reed, Christina

    In 1992 Los Angeles, Ashley is busy enjoying the end of her senior year at an upper class private high school. When the Rodney King trial verdict comes out and riots erupt across the city, Ashley is forced to reflect on her life as a black teen living in an affluent white neighborhood.

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  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club

    Last Night at the Telegraph Club

    Lo, Malinda

    In 1954 Chinatown, San Francisco, amidst Red-Scare paranoia, Chinese American Lily Hu finds love and sanctuary at a lesbian bar known as the Telegraph Club.

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  • The Fountains of Silence

    The Fountains of Silence

    Sepetys, Ruta

    In 1957 Madrid, Daniel, an American teenager, befriends a young woman working at his hotel and learns that life after the Spanish Civil War is much darker and secretive that many know.

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  • The Awakening of Malcolm X

    The Awakening of Malcolm X

    Shabazz, Ilyasah

    In 1940s Charleston, young Malcom has to grow up fast after being sentenced to prison. He spends his time learning about politics, religion, and social justice. By the time he leaves, he has discovered his destiny: as Malcom X. Written by Malcom X’s daughter.

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  • The Blossom and the Firefly

    The Blossom and the Firefly

    Smith, Sherri L.

    In World War Two Japan, Hana serves young kamikaze pilots before they leave on their final mission. Taro's skill on the violin catches her attention, but what can they share in the days they have together?

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  • Like A Love Story

    Like A Love Story

    Nazemian, Abdi

    In 1989 New York City, Iranian teen Reza has a secret. He is gay, but is terrified of what that means during the AIDS crisis. Reza is relieved when he starts to date a girl named Judy—until he starts to fall for Judy's best friend, Art.

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  • Kent State

    Kent State

    Wiles, Deborah

    On May 4, 1970 at Kent State University, an anti-war protest led to four students being killed and nine wounded by the National Guard. Told in verse, multiple voices grapple with their experiences that day, and what they believe led to the tragic event.

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  • Echo Mountain

    Echo Mountain

    Wolk, Lauren

    In 1930s Echo Mountain, Ellie feels she is to blame for her father's coma. There is nothing she won't do to wake him, including following a dog up the mountain to the local outcast witch, who has problems of her own. MS

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  • The Weight of Our Sky

    The Weight of Our Sky

    Hanna Alkaf

    In 1969 Kuala Lumpur, racial tensions between the Chinese and Malay have reached a breaking point. Sixteen year old Melati braves the violence in the streets and her own severe OCD to find her way back to her mother.

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