• Best Books for you:

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    List of Ten by Halli Gomez

    Troy is depressed because he has Tourette Syndrone.  He creates 10 things he needs to do...and then he meets Khory.

     

    Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed

    Murder mystery  about the death of Jawad Ali who was only 14 and investigated by Safiya Mirza, school newspaper editor.

     

    Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman

    Gorman' book of poems

     

    A Face for Picasso by Ariel Henley

    A memoir of living with Crouzon Syndrome which disfigured her face.

     

    Every Line of You by Naomi Gibson

    Lydia is depressed with her father's desertion and the death of her little brother.  She has created Henry, an AI, who takes on life of its own as a hacker, but on her devices!

     

    A Thousand Steps into the Night by Traci Chee

    Based on Japanese folklore and fairy tales, Miuko must evade and outwit demons.

     

    Internment by Samira Ahmed 2019

    Live author talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTFdKxm1__o

     

    Debating Darcy by Sayantani Dasgupta

    Leela is in the speech and debate club, attending tournaments and doing well.  She meets Darcy who is also Desi and they do not hit it off.

     

    The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo 2018

    Reading and interpretation by the author https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr1LY03pYTk