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All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller!
Optioned for television by Gabrielle Union

Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories
Velshi Banned Book Club

Amazon Best Book of the Year
Indie Bestseller

Teen Vogue Recommended Read
Buzzfeed Recommended Read


The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ·  William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace.
 


This Book Is Gay By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728254326
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - September 7th, 2021

The bestselling young adult non-fiction book on sexuality and gender!

Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Intersex. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU.


Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781637150726
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Published: Oni Press - July 5th, 2022

2020 ALA Alex Award Winner
2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book


In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Then e created Gender Queer.


Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060850524
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 17th, 2006

Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring masterwork must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit

"A masterpiece. . . . One of the most prophetic dystopian works." —Wall Street Journal 


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The crucial, empowering, #1 New York Times bestselling exploration of racism—and antiracism—in America.
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.


Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic By Alison Bechdel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780618871711
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Published: Mariner Books - June 5th, 2007

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, NATIONAL BESTSELLER 
Time Magazine #1 Book of the Year • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist • 
Winner of the Stonewall Book Award •  Double finalist for the Lambda


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Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Art Spiegelman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780394747231
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Published: Pantheon - August 12th, 1986

The bestselling first installment of the graphic novel acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker) • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • One of Variety’s “Banned and Challenged Books Everyone Should Read&rdqu


Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781609806064
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Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 

2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book

2016 ALA Notable Children's Book


This One Summer By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437746
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

A New York Times bestseller
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An Eisner Award Winner


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How to Be an Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.


Banned Book Club By Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, Hyung-Ju Ko (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781945820427
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - May 19th, 2020

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Highly recommended for readers passionate about activism. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, Starred Review

Sure to inspire today's youthful generation of tenacious changemakers. -- BOOKLIST, Starred Review

The messages of hope are universal. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred Review


This Is Your Time By Ruby Bridges Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593378526
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 10th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • CBC KIDS’ BOOK CHOICE AWARD WINNER


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Drama: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780545326988
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing.


New Kid By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780062691200
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! 


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Better Bundo Book, LGBT Children’s Book) By Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss (With), EG Keller (Gerald Kelley) (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452173801
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 18th, 2018

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. 100 percent of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.

Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa Mike Pence, the former Vice President of t


Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice By Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, Olivia Gatwood, Theodore Taylor, III (Illustrator), Jason Reynolds (Contributions by) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250311207
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 10th, 2020

"This collection of poems by women of color covers topics relating to social justice, activism, discrimination and empathy, focusing on the need to speak out and inspiring middle-graders." -Vogue

Woke: A Young Poet's Guide to Justice
is a collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists.


A Lesson in Vengeance By Victoria Lee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593305829
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 3rd, 2021

A dark, twisty thriller about a centuries-old, ivy-covered boarding school haunted by its history of witchcraft and two girls dangerously close to digging up the past. The dangerous romance and atmospheric setting makes it a perfect read for fans of dark academia.


Prince & Knight By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499805529
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Published: little bee books - May 1st, 2018

"Victorious . . .


His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass; Introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) By Philip Pullman, Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Introduction by), Philip Pullman (Preface by) Cover Image
By Philip Pullman, Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Introduction by), Philip Pullman (Preface by)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780307957832
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Published: Everyman's Library - December 6th, 2011

HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!

The only hardcover omnibus of the best-selling and award-winning fantasy trilogy.


In the Dream House: A Memoir By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450031
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties