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1 - Kent State

Deborah Wiles · Scholastic Audio Books; Audio CD

From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War.May 4, 1970. Kent State University. As protestors roil the campus, National Guardsmen...
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2 - Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo · HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.Don't miss the audiobook, read...
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3 - Fighting Words

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley · Listening Library

A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley"Fighting Words is raw, it is real, it is necessary, a must-read for children and their adults--a total triumph in all ways."...
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4 - Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

Jason Reynolds · Little, Brown Young Readers

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...
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5 - When Stars Are Scattered

Victoria Jamieson · Dial Books

Heartbreak and hope exist together in this remarkable graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya....
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