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Laurie Halse Anderson

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Laurie Halse Anderson is an American writer, known for children's and young adult novels. She received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 2010 for her contribution to young adult literature.
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Dread Nation
Justina Ireland - 2019-06-04 (first published in 2018)
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At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derail...
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DREAD NATION by @justinaireland is so great and well-written and a master class in plot that I’ve marked it up with stickies. Read this book. #FReadom #txlege      source
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How It Went Down
Kekla Magoon - 2015-12-15 (first published in 2014)
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Librarian's note: There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here.A Coretta Scott King Author Honor BookWhen sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white.In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to sa...
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@LittleWillow93 @melanin_ya One of the best books ever written!!      source
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We Are Not Broken
George M Johnson - 2021-09-07
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George M. Johnson, activist and bestselling author ofAll Boys Aren't Blue, returns with a striking memoir that celebrates Black boyhood and brotherhood in all its glory.This is the vibrant story of George, Garrett, Rall, and Rasul -- four children raised by Nanny, their fiercely devoted grandmother. The boys hold one another close through early bru...
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@IamGMJohnson My pleasure! I felt like I was a lucky listener at a family reunion. Your book has more love in it than any other book I can remember. Thank you for sharing it with the world. ❤️      source
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Three Keys
Kelly Yang - 2020-09-15
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The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this powerful, hilarious, and resonant sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk.Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever.She and her parents are the proud owners of the Calivista Motel, Mia gets to run the front desk with her best friend, Lupe, and she...
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@pernilleripp @kellyyanghk @RoomofOnesOwn Thank you for doing this, Pernille! And thank you, @kellyyanghk for writing an awesome book! ❤️❤️      source
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Fault Lines in the Constitution
The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today
Cynthia Levinson - 2019-08-01 (first published in 2017)
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Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the U.S. Constitution.Husband-and-wife team Cynthia and Sanford Levinson take readers back to the creation of this historic document and discuss how contemporary problems were first introduced―then they offer possible solutions. Think Electoral College, gerrymandering, even the...
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This graphic novel version of The Fault Lines in Our Constitution needs to be in every library, classroom and home! Regardless of who wins, we should spend the month of December doing a National Read of the book, with virtual opportunities to discuss it. @cylev @01FirstSecond      source
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Prairie Lotus
Linda Sue Park - 2020-03-03
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Prairie Lotus is a book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father's shop, and making at least one friend. Hanna, a half-Asian girl in a small town in America's heartland, lives in 1880. Hanna's adjustment to her new surroundings, and the townspeople's prejudice against Asians...
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@ryanbeckwith @irac99 That's wonderful - thank you! If you're looking for another amazing historical fiction novel, check out Prairie Lotus by @LindaSuePark. It's set in the same time period as the Little House books, but with better research & an honest approach to the racism of the time era. Enjoy!      source
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All Boys Aren't Blue
A Memoir-Manifesto
George M. Johnson - 2020-04-28
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In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult m...
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All Boys Aren’t Blue by @IamGMJohnson is powerful, stunning and vitally important. I love this book so much! It needs to be in every library - public and high school - in the country. Can we make that happen, @aasl & @yalsa? @GraceKendallLit @MacKidsSL      source
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Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds - 2020-03-10
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A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in AmericaThis is NOT a history book.This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.A book about race. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This rema...
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@MimiDempsey1 Exactly!!! Have you read Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You? It's the book I wish all Americans could read together.      source
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The Grace of Silence
A Family Memoir
Michele Norris - 2011-09-06 (first published in 2010)
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A profoundly moving and deeply personal memoir by the co-host of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered.  While exploring the hidden conversation on race unfolding throughout America in the wake of President Obama’s election, Michele Norris discovered that there were painful secrets within her own family that had been willfu...
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@krystal_deleeuw @LadyOfSardines @edifiedlistener Fabulous book. So is The Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir, by @michele_norris. That needs to be read by EVERYONE.      source
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Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists
A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights
Mikki Kendall - 2019-11-05
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A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women's rights The ongoing struggle for women's rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to vote, work, get an education, own property, exercise bodily autonomy, and beyond. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activ...
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Should be a standard in classrooms and libraries. There are SO MANY incredible women in this book!!! Put this in the hands of all readers! I salute you, @Karnythia and @adamicoarts!! #buythisbook #giveittoeveryone #Feminism      source
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