These are some of our favorite picture books, middle-grade novels, and young adult novels that feature joy, cheer, love, self-discovery, family, friendships. Pick one of these up to venture on a journey of good feels.
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The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other!
"I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this."
- Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker
National Book Award-finalist Ibi Zoboi makes her middle-grade debut with a moving story of a girl finding her place in a world that's changing at warp speed.
From the author of A Good Kind of Trouble, a Walter Dean Myers Honor Book, comes another unforgettable story about finding your voice—and finding your people. Perfect for fans of Sharon Draper, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds.
From award-winning author Pablo Cartaya comes a deeply moving middle grade novel about a daughter and father finding their way back to each other in the face of their changing family and community.
A SCHNEIDER FAMILY BOOK AWARD HONOR FOR MIDDLE GRADE
A warm, tender story about a creative girl who hopes that by winning a filmmaking contest, she'll convince her great-grandfather not to move back home to the Philippines. For fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Kelly Yang.
A Reese's Book Club YA Pick!
Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.
$10.99ISBN: 9781250294500Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Square Fish - June 4th, 2019
Striking a perfect balance between heartfelt emotions and spot-on humor, this YA debut features a pop-culture enthusiast protagonist with an unforgettable voice sure to resonate with readers.$17.99ISBN: 9781368039703Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019
For fans of Gilmore Girls and To All the Boys I've Loved Before, this effervescent love story from debut author Nina Moreno will sweep you away.
Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat.$9.99ISBN: 9781250158413Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Square Fish - May 8th, 2018
A funny young adult novel about a Korean-American girl who uses K-Drama techniques to snag the boyfriend of her dreams.
One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2017
One of Seventeen.com's Best YA Books of 2017
"Hilarious." —Publishers Weekly, starred review$18.99ISBN: 9780062667120Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Balzer + Bray - March 6th, 2018
A #1 New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner! This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.$12.99ISBN: 9781481478694Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon Pulse - May 22nd, 2018
The inspiration for the Netflix original series Mismatched!
A New York Times bestseller
An NPR Best Book of 2017
A BuzzFeed Best YA Book of 2017
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2017
A School Library Journal Best Young Adult Book of 2017
A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017
A <$16.99ISBN: 9780062836687Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - March 12th, 2019
From debut author Lisa Moore Ramée comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give and the novels of Renée Watson and Jason Reynolds.$7.99ISBN: 9781481450164Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017
A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of the acclaimed Track series from Coretta Scott Ki$17.99ISBN: 9780593108178Availability: BackorderedPublished: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019
A People magazine Best Book of Fall 2019
An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of 2019
"F***ing outstanding."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author$7.99ISBN: 9781499810974Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yellow Jacket - March 3rd, 2020
New in Paperback. Join the Gemini Detective Agency and help the teenage sleuths solve the theft of a priceless necklace!
Twins Zach and Evie Mamuya and their friend Vishal Desai make up the Gemini Detective Agency, which is mainly an excuse to get pizza together or hit the go-kart track.