Calling My Name

Calling My Name is a treasure. Nic stone, spirituality, luminous, and literary exploration of family, Naomi Shihab Nye, and self—ideal for readers of Jacqueline Woodson, Jandy Nelson, New York Times–bestselling author of Dear MartinCalling My Name is a striking, and Sandra Cisneros. This unforgettable novel tells a universal coming-of-age story about Taja Brown, battling family expectations, and deftly and beautifully explores the universal struggles of growing up, discovering a sense of self, Texas, a young African American girl growing up in Houston, and finding a unique voice and purpose.

Told in fifty-three short, and iridescent chapters, episodic, moving, Calling My Name follows Taja on her journey from middle school to high school. Literary and noteworthy, this is a beauty of a novel that captures the multifaceted struggle of finding where you belong and why you matter.

Jazmin's Notebook

Her dad died a couple of years back, it's just her and her big sister, and now that her mom's in the hospital, CeCe. Jazmin shelby was "born with clenched fists"-which is okay, since she's got a lot of fighting ahead of her. But that's fine by Jazmin. She's got her friends, her school, lots of big plans for the future-and a zest for life and laughter that's impossible to resist.

A coretta scott king honor booka booklist Editors' Choice BookA Child Study Children's Book Committee Children's Book of the Year.

Piecing Me Together

2018 newbery honor and coretta Scott King Author Award Winner"Timely and timeless. Jacqueline Woodson"Important and deeply moving. John greenacclaimed author renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her. Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed.

But some opportunities she doesn't really welcome, like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls. She's tired of being singled out as someone who needs help, someone people want to fix. Maybe there are some things she could show other women about understanding the world and finding ways to be real, to make a difference.

Npr's best books of 2017a 2017 new york public library best teen book of the yearchicago public library's Best Books of 2017A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017Kirkus Reviews' Best Teen Books of 20172018 Josette Frank Award Winner. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way.

Jade wants to speak, to create, to express her joys and sorrows, her pain and her hope. And jade has: every day she rides the bus away from her friends and to the private school where she feels like an outsider, but where she has plenty of opportunities. Just because her mentor is black and graduated from the same high school doesn't mean she understands where Jade is coming from.


Dear Martin

Morris Award Finalist. Justyce mcallister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. King to find out. Then comes the day justyce goes driving with his best friend, windows rolled down, Manny, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them.

Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack. Vivid and powerful. Booklist,  starred review "A visceral portrait of a young man reckoning with the ugly, persistent violence of social injustice.

Publishers Weekly. Martin Luther King Jr. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. Powerful, wrenching. John green, #1 new york times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down"Raw and gripping. Jason reynolds,  new york times bestselling coauthor of all american boys"a must-read!” –angie thomas, nic stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning New York Times bestselling debut, and undeniably real, captivating, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U GiveRaw, a William C.

For answers.

A Good Kind of Trouble

All she wants to do is to follow the rules. Oh, and she’d also like to make it through seventh grade with her best friendships intact, learn to run track, and have a cute boy see past her giant forehead. But in junior high, it’s like all the rules have changed. She starts wearing an armband to school in support of the Black Lives movement.

Now she’s suddenly questioning who her best friends are and some people at school are saying she’s not black enough. Now that’s trouble, for real. And she is given an ultimatum. Shay is scared to do the wrong thing and even more scared to do the right thing, but if she doesn't face her fear, she'll be forever tripping over the next hurdle.

After experiencing a powerful protest, though, Shay decides some rules are worth breaking. From debut author lisa moore ramée comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, and standing up for what’s right, family, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give and the novels of Renée Watson and Jason Reynolds.

Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. Soon everyone is taking sides. Wait, what?shay’s sister, is involved in Black Lives Matter, Hana, but Shay doesn't think that's for her.

Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny

Hill offers guidance, encouragement, personal stories, and asks his female friends to help answer some truly tough questions. This is a book that will educate, uplift and inspire. Every young sister needs to know that it's okay to dream big and to deFINE her own destiny. Including original contributions from: michelle obama * Angela Basset * Ciara * Tatyana Ali * Eve * Malinda Williams * Chanel Iman * Kim Porter * and many more.

She's up against the same challenges as every young woman: from relating to her parents and dealing with peer pressure, to juggling schoolwork and crushes and keeping faith in the face of heartache. Now in paperback: the new york times bestselling book of inspirational advice and wisdom for young women from the powerhouse public speaker, or confused? * do you wish you had someone to give you honest advice on topics like boys, actor and star of CSI: NY shares powerful wisdom for young women everywhere, star of CSI: NY, and bestselling author of Letters to a Young Brother * Does life sometimes seem so much harder for girls? * Do you ever feel insecure, pressured, Letters to a Young Brother, but don't even know how to begin? In the follow-up to his award winning national bestseller, family, school, and pursuing your dreams? * Do you want to make a positive impact on the world, drawing on the courageous advice of the female role models who transformed his life.

. Letters to a young sister unfolds as a series of letters written by older brother Hill to a universal young sister.

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Edited by national book award finalist ibi zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America. Black is. Sisters navigating their relationship at summer camp in Portland, Oregon, as written by Renée Watson.

Black is…three friends walking back from the community pool talking about nothing and everything, in a story by Jason Reynolds. Black is…nic stone’s high-class beauty dating a boy her momma would never approve of. Black is…two girls kissing in Justina Ireland’s story set in Maryland. Black is urban and rural, wealthy and poor, immigrants, mixed race, and more—because there are countless ways to be Black enough.

Contributors:justina irelandvarian johnsonrita williams-garciaDhonielle ClaytonKekla MagoonLeah HendersonTochi OnyebuchiJason ReynoldsNic StoneLiara TamaniRenée WatsonTracey BaptisteCoe BoothBrandy ColbertJay ColesIbi ZoboiLamar Giles.

American Street

A national book award finalist with five starred reviews!a new york times notable book * publishers weekly flying start * publishers weekly best book of the Year * ALA Booklist Editors' Choice of 2017 Top of the List winner * School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * BookPage Best YA Book of the YearAmerican Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys.

In this stunning debut novel, pushcart-nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture. But after they leave port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U. S. Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost.

On the corner of american street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream? Balzer bray. Immigration, leaving fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Donna, Chantal, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.


On The Come Up

On the come up hardcover - February 5, 2019. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, especially for young black people, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, freedom of speech isn’t always free. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she has to.

Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be. Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. Or at least win her first battle. Balzer bray. So bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.

Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job.


But did she do it? there wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. But does anyone know the real Mary? Balzer bray. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary’s fate now lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma.

The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. No one knows the real Momma. 4 starred reviews!orange is the new black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Allegedly. On the come up hardcover - February 5, 2019. Addison killed a baby. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.

Mary B. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter.

Monday's Not Coming

Jackson, comes a gripping new novel perfect for fans of E. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone? Balzer bray. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. So when monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong.

Claudia and monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. But monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help. As claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday.

Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Now claudia needs her best—and only—friend more than ever. Lockhart and gillian flynn about the mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth. Monday charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice.

From the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D. On the come up hardcover - February 5, 2019.