I LOVE MYSELF!

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. 

 

 

 

list curated by Kim, Amanda, and Deidre

 

 

 

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The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780553496710
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

Now a major motion picture starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton! 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!


Hair Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553366
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

"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


My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399187353
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

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.


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Something to Say Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836717
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - July 14th, 2020

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.


Each Tiny Spark Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780451479723
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Kokila - August 6th, 2019

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


Any Day with You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525707578
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - May 5th, 2020

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.


You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338503265
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

Becky Albertalli meets Jenny Han in a smart, hilarious, black girl magic, own voices rom-com by a staggeringly talented new writer.


Let's Talk About Love Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250294500
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 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.


Don't Date Rosa Santos Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039703
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 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.


I Believe in a Thing Called Love Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250158413
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 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


I Am Enough Cover Image
By Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667120
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 6th, 2018

A New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner! This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.


When Dimple Met Rishi Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481478694
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - May 22nd, 2018

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 PopSugar Best Young Adult Novel of 2017
A Book Riot Be


A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836687
Availability: Backordered
Published: 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.


Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 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 a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&


Juliet Takes a Breath Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108178
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: 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


The Gemini Mysteries: The North Star (The Gemini Mysteries Book 1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781499810974
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 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.