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Made in Korea

by Sarah Suk
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: romantic comedy, asian american, self-esteem & self-reliance

Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic comedy about two entrepreneurial Korean American teens who butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school.

There’s nothing Valerie Kwon loves more than making a good sale. Together with her cousin Charlie, they run V&C K-BEAUTY …

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The Differences We Share

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Sophie Casson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology, daily activities, diversity & multicultural

Explore how kids around the world live and the common needs that unite them

Children around the world live vastly different lives from one another—different cultures, different geographic and socio-economic realities, differing access to health and education. Despite these differences, they all share common needs: the need to feel loved and protec …

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Last Week

by Bill Richardson, illustrated by Emilie Leduc
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: death & dying, diseases, illnesses & injuries, emotions & feelings

A child cherishes every second of their grandmother's last week of life in this sensitive portrayal of medical assistance in dying (MAiD).

“In this last week, there are seven days.” That's one hundred and sixty-eight hours. Or ten thousand and eighty minutes. Or six hundred four thousand and eight hundred seconds. A child counts every second bec …

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Me Three

by Susan Juby
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: humorous stories, parents, emotions & feelings

Allegations against his father turn eleven-year-old Rodney's life upside down in a powerful and surprisingly funny novel about new beginnings, new friendships and a fresh new look at the way things really are, by critically acclaimed author Susan Juby.

Eleven-year-old Rodney is starting sixth grade in a new school, in a new home in a new state. The …

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How to Spot a Sasquatch

by J. Torres, illustrated by Aurélie Grand
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: action & adventure, camping & outdoor activities, fairy tales, folklore, legends & mythology, humorous

An action-packed graphic novel that shows no friendship is impossible

On a camping trip with the Junior Rangers, Jay feels like the odd one out. He’s determined to get a photo of Bigfoot—but none of his friends believe Bigfoot exists. But if there’s no such thing as Bigfoot, why is there a giant footprint? And who is stealing all the snacks? …

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On the Line

by Eric Walters & Paul Coccia
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: lgbt, basketball, marriage & divorce

Thirteen-year-old basketball star Jordan Ryker feels like his life is falling apart.

All Jordie wanted was for his parents to stop fighting. Soon, he gets his wish. His parents separate and then his dad announces he’s gay. Shocked, Jordie struggles with how to process all this. His dad taught him everything he knows about basketball, and there’s …

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Terrible Feeling, The

by Lisa Lucas, illustrated by Laurie Stein
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: visionary & metaphysical, friendship
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Depth of Field

by Natasha Deen
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings, crime

When Josh Biswas found out his girlfriend, Lian, was cheating on him, it didn’t only break his heart, it threatened his GPA.

Lian calls him boring and turns in their joint photography project in as her own, leaving Josh to come up with something alone or risk a failing grade. Determined to prove her wrong, Josh decides to head to the foothills of …

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