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The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

Trigger warning for child molestation, suicide, domestic abuse. BlurbWhen the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her--freedom, prison or death.With The Testaments, the wait is over.Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story more than fifteen years after Offred… Continue reading The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

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The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

Blurb:A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her… Continue reading The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

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All-American Murder: The rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez – James Patterson, Alex Abramovich & Mike Harvkey

Blurb:Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life--one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong,… Continue reading All-American Murder: The rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez – James Patterson, Alex Abramovich & Mike Harvkey

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17 Church Row – James Carol

**Spoiler Alert** Blurb:For fans of J. P. Delaney's The Girl Before comes a thriller that makes us question our relationship with technology and the lengths we would go to, to keep our family safe.Three years ago, Ethan and Nikki Rhodes suffered a devastating loss. Their four-year-old daughter Grace was tragically killed when she ran from… Continue reading 17 Church Row – James Carol

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The City We Became – N.K. Jemisin

Blurb:Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got… Continue reading The City We Became – N.K. Jemisin

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Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

Trigger warning: Shooting, death, death of a parent **Spoiler alert** Blurb:A cannon. A strap.A piece. A biscuit.A burner. A heater.A chopper. A gat.A hammerA toolfor RULEOr, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows… Continue reading Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

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Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron

Blurb:It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from… Continue reading Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron

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The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Blurb:This novel is narrated in the all-knowing, matter-of-fact voice of Death, who witnesses the story of the citizens of Molching.When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents, "Kommunists", forever, and at… Continue reading The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

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Amari and the Night Brothers – B.B. Alston

Blurb:Quinton Peters was the golden boy of the Rosewood low-income housing projects, receiving full scholarship offers to two different Ivy League schools. When he mysteriously goes missing, his little sister, 13-year-old Amari Peters, can’t understand why it’s not a bigger deal. Why isn’t his story all over the news? And why do the police automatically… Continue reading Amari and the Night Brothers – B.B. Alston

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The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

Trigger warnings for colourism, racism and homophobia. Blurb:A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing… Continue reading The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta