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Spooner, James

Summary: "Scene: Apple Valley, California, in the late eighties, a thirsty, miserable desert. Teenage James Spooner hates that he and his mom are back in town after years away. The few Black kids here seem to be gangbanging, and the other kids fall on a spectrum of microaggressors to future neo-Nazis. Mixed-race and acutely aware of his Blackness, James doesn't know where he fits until he meets Ty, a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2022

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Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ZOB

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ZOB

Mehta, Samira K.

Summary: "An unflinching look at the challenges and misunderstandings mixed-race people face in family spaces and intimate relationships across their varying cultural backgrounds"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.84 MEH

Atta, Dean

Summary: "Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he's navigated what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican--but never quite feeling Greek or Black enough. As he gets older, Michael's coming out is only the start of learning who he is and where he fits in. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs--and the Black Flamingo is born. Told with raw...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzar + Bray, an imprint of HarpercollinsPublishers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ATT

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ATT

Gibney, Shannon

Summary: Two girls on different timelines-- each growing up as a mixed-Black transracial adoptee-- find their lives bridged by a mysterious portal. Part memoir, part speculative fiction, Gibney examines the absurdities of the adoptee experience through her own adoption experiences. -- adapted from jacket

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2023

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC GIB

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GIB

Iwai, Melissa

Summary: "Gigi can't wait for her Ojiji-Japanese grandpa-to move in. Gigi plans lots of things to do with him, like playing tag, reading books, and teaching Roscoe, the family dog, new tricks. But her plans don't work out quite the way she'd hoped. And her grandpa doesn't seem to like Roscoe. Will Gigi find a way to connect with her Ojiji?"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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Maldonado, Torrey

Summary: "Biracial sixth-grader Stephen questions the limitations society puts on him after he notices the way strangers treat him when he hangs out with his white friends and learns about the Black Lives Matter movement." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MAL

Arango, Andrea Beatriz

Summary: Twelve-year-old Iveliz is trying to manage her mental health and advocate for the help and understanding she deserves, but in the meantime her new friend calls her crazy and her abuela Mimi dismisses the therapy and medicine Iveliz needs to feel like herself.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ARA

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ARA

Boulley, Angeline

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: A groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who goes undercover to root out the crime and corruption threatening her community.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BOU

Chari, Sheela

Summary: Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla's necklace and the disappearance of Peter's brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it's too late, and their...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC CHA

Rivera, Lilliam

Summary: "Marigold "Goldie" Vance is curious, quick-witted, and dreams of becoming a world-famous detective. She lives and works at the Crossed Palms Resort Hotel in Florida, with a whole slew of characters: her dad, Art, the manager of the joint; Cheryl Lebeaux, Goldie's best friend; and Walter Tooey, the hotel detective. Her mom, Sylvie, works nearby at the Mermaid Club. While life at the Crossed...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Rodriguez, Luis J.

Summary: "Luis J. Rodriguez writes about race, culture, identity, and belonging and what these all mean and should mean (but often fail to) in the volatile climate of our nation. Rodriguez has a distinctly inspiring passion and wisdom in his approach. Ultimately, the book carries the message that we must come together if we are to move forward. As he reminds us in the first essay, "The End of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RODRIGUEZ, LUIS J. ROD

Yang, Kelly

Summary: When the coronavirus hits Hong Kong, ten-year-old Knox Wei-Evans's mom makes the last-minute decision to move him and his siblings back to California, where they think they will be safe. Suddenly, Knox has two days to prepare for an international move, and for leaving his dad, who has to stay for work. At his new school in California, Knox struggles with being the new kid. His classmates think...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC YAN

Rogers, Shannon C. F.

Summary: Marisol and her mom were forever locked in an argument with no beginning and no end. When her mother dies suddenly, Marisol is left with no one to fight against, haunted by all the things that she both said and didn't say. When Marisol sleeps with her best friend's boyfriend--- and then punches said best friend in the face--- she is left alone with nothing but a burning anger. As a new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel & Friends 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ROG

Boulley, Angeline

Summary: "Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi's hockey team. Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC BOU

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1 available in Young Adult Audiobooks, Call number: YA PA FIC BOU

Brown, Monica

Summary: Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. To Marisol, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together. Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol -- can't she just choose one or the other? Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2018

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Chari, Sheela

Summary: Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla's necklace and the disappearance of Peter's brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it's too late, and their...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

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Summary: Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DRA

Lythcott-Haims, Julie

Summary: "Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called microaggressions, in addition to blunt-force insults, can...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LYTHCOTT-HAIMS, JULIE LYT

Tintera, Amy

Summary: Clara is ready to fight back against her abusive father, against the only life she's ever known, and most of all, against scrabs, the earth-dwelling monsters that are currently ravaging the world. When an opportunity arises for Clara to join an international monster-fighting squad, she jumps at the chance. Training with her teammates, Clara realizes what fighting monsters really means: sore...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC TIN

Gill, Charlotte

Summary: "An award-winning writer retraces her dysfunctional, biracial, globe-trotting family's journey as she reckons with ethnicity and belonging, diversity and race, and the complexities of life within a multicultural household. Charlotte Gill's father is Indian. Her mother is English. They meet in 1960's London when the world is not quite ready for interracial love. Their union, a revolutionary act,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GILL, CHARLOTTE GIL

Gannon, Thomas C.

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Summary: "Thomas C. Gannon's Birding While Indian spans more than fifty years of childhood walks and adult road trips to deliver, via a compendium of birds recorded and revered, the author's life as a part-Lakota inhabitant of the Great Plains. Great Horned Owl, Sandhill Crane, Dickcissel: such species form a kind of rosary, a corrective to the rosaries that evoke Gannon's traumatic time in an Indian...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mad Creek Books, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GANNON, THOMAS C. GAN

Wong, Khan

Summary: Hunted by those who want to study his gravity powers, Jes makes his way to the best place for a mixed-species fugitive to blend in: the pleasure moon Persephone-9. Here, everyone just wants to be lost in the party. Jes lands a circus job, but when catches the attention of Niko, the crime boss who owns the resort-casino, he must do anything and everything asked of him, or face vivisection....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Angry Robot 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WON

Hyde, Anne Farrar

Summary: "A revealing history of the West that pivots on Native peoples and the mixed families they made with European settlers. There is mixed blood at the heart of America. And at the heart of Native life for centuries there were complex households using marriage to link communities and protect people within circles of kin. These family circles took in European newcomers who followed the fur trade...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 HYD

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 HYD

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