May 25, 2018

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Dread Nation by Justina Ireland | SLJ Review

Gr 9 Up –Slavery comes to a halt when the dead on Civil War battlefields begin to rise and eat their compatriots.

39 Thrilling Titles | February 2018

Highly anticipated titles from Justina Ireland, Jillian Tamaki, and Junot Diaz; professional reading on racism and inclusivity in children’s lit; a graphic novel anthology explores trailblazing women throughout history and the world.

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9 Fantasy Must-Reads Featuring Black Main Characters

From mermaids to Marvel tie-ins and more, the following middle grade and YA fantasy novels will fly off shelves.

Three Sides of a Heart by Natalie C. Parker | SLJ Review

The authors use unique strategies for weaving together sexuality and relationships in their love triangle–themed prose.