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Sparrow by Moon, Sarah
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School Library Journal Gr 7 Up-Fourteen-year-old Sparrow Cooke is believed to have nearly taken her own life on her school's roof. She begins to see a therapist. The teen refuses to open up during her initial sessions with Dr. Katz, but the therapist slowly gets through to Sparrow by introducing her to rock music. However, Sparrow wants to fly away from dealing with issues, such as the death of her favorite school librarian Mrs. Wexler, the loss of he...More

A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes
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School Library Journal PreS-K-Caldecott winner and fan favorite Henkes is back with a delightful new picture book. "Hooray! The elephants are here." A parade of five round elephants. They march and march all day. They march up and down, in and out, over and under, all around town, and they don't stop until the day is through. But before their day is done, they have one last thing to do: they lift their trunks and scatter a blanket of stars a...More

Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom by written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans
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School Library Journal Gr 1-3-A stellar introduction to the Underground Railroad, narrated by a group of slaves. Readers experience the fugitives' escape, their long nighttime journey punctuated by meetings with friends and enemies, and their final glorious arrival in a place of freedom. Evans boils the raw emotion of the experience down to the most compressed statements, both mirroring the minimal opportunities for expression during the secret ...More

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
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Book list Owens' (Secrets of the Savanna, 2006) first novel is a leisurely, lyrical tale of a young woman growing up in isolation in the 1950s and 60s, in a marsh on the North Carolina coast. Kya is abandoned by her troubled mother when she is only six. Soon after, her four, much-older siblings leave, as does her alcoholic father a couple of years later. As Kya matures and teaches herself to be a naturalist, she is torn between two slightly older boys...More

An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes
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Publishers Weekly How good can a haircut make a person feel? "Magnificent. Flawless. Like royalty." In a powerfully moving tribute to barbershop culture, Barnes (We Could Be Brothers) addresses readers directly-and it's safe to say his audience is primarily boys of color-using hyperbole to boost their confidence and help them recognize their own value. "You came in as a lump of clay," he writes, "a blank canvas, a slab of marb...More

The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel by Adam Johnson
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Library Journal Johnson's North Korean tale is a mixture of adventure and romance, managing epic and intimate scales simultaneously. Pak Jun Do, a relative innocent, slowly rises from the work camp for orphans run by his father (he has to pose as an orphan) to soldier, kidnapper, sailor, spy, and more while falling in love with his country's most famous actress. Johnson depicts life in North Korea in vivid detail but presents his political t...More

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