Another Brooklyn - Jacqueline Woodson

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As her father’s funeral and a chance encounter cause a Brooklynite named August to look back on her youth, she reflects upon her relationship with best friends Sylvia, Angela, and Gigi. The playfulness and innocence of their childhood stand in stark contrast to the backdrop of emotion, anxiousness, and ever-present danger inherent in growing up girl in 1970s Brooklyn. Jacqueline Woodson uses her signature lyrical prose and deft storytelling to show how we sometimes live one story while remembering another. Contemplate your own memories, both real and perceived, while enjoying this truly original coming-of-age story and experiencing the music, family, friendships, tragedies, and triumphs of Another Brooklyn (Amistad, $22.99). Ages 14 and up.

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ISBN: 9780062359988
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Published: Amistad - August 9th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780062359995
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2017

The Outsiders: 50th anniversary edition - S. E. Hinton

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The generations of readers who loved S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders (Penguin, $20) will revel in the extensive bonus material—from some of Hinton’s personal photographs to original review clippings—included in this 50th anniversary edition.

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ISBN: 9780425288290
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Published: Penguin Books - November 1st, 2016

Burn Baby Burn - Meg Medina

It’s hot, it’s sticky, it’s New York City in the ‘70s, and it’s the Summer of Sam. Nora Lopez’s confusing teenage life in Queens is now even more so thanks to this period of serious unrest. Nora is bright and brave in the face of a disturbed and violent brother, an absent father, a pervasive fear of being out on the streets, and the usual ups and downs of adolescence. Meg Medina’s enthralling novel Burn Baby Burn (Candlewick, $17.99) is page-turning historical fiction that immerses you in Nora’s world, from her darkest fears to the friendships (and romance!) that keep her going. Ages 13-17.

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ISBN: 9780763674670
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Published: Candlewick - March 8th, 2016