Books about Diversity

  1. The Cricket in Times Square

    by George Selden
    A friendship between a mouse, a cricket, and a cat in New York City.

    The story is about a cricket from Connecticut named Chester who gets caught on a train for New York. After stumbling on the subway, Chester ends up in Times Square. Mario Bellini, who helps his ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Sea of Poppies

    by Amitav Ghosh
    A colorful adventure across the Indian Ocean, bringing together a diverse ensemble of characters.

    At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean shortly before the outbreak of the Opium Wars in China. In a time of colonial ... (Goodreads)

  3. Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

    by Andrew Solomon
    An exploration of how parents and children adjust to extraordinary differences, and how it affects their dynamic.

    Andrew Solomon’s startling proposition in Far from the Tree is that being exceptional is at the core of the human condition—that difference is what unites us. He writes about families coping with ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Obelisk Gate

    by N.K. Jemisin
    A magical journey of survival, facing cosmic forces that threaten the universe.

    The story is told primarily from the perspectives of Essun, a powerful orogene driven out of her home at the beginning of the first book, and Nassun, her adolescent daughter. Schaffa, Essun's former ... (Wikipedia)

  5. I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

    by Caitlin Alifirenka
    True story of the meaningful friendship between an American teen and a girl from Zimbabwe, sparked by a letter.

    The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from an impoverished city in Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's ... (Goodreads)

  6. Wonder

    by R.J. Palacio
    A charming story of a boy with facial deformities navigating the complexities of school life.

    The book begins with the words: "You could say I'm just like any normal kid. I have a family, I have a computer, I have an Xbox ". August "Auggie" Pullman then talks about his family, and then it ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City

    by David Lebovitz
    A journey of culinary exploration in Paris, uncovering the secrets of its food culture.

    From the, New York Times, bestselling author of, My Paris Kitchen, and, L'Appart,, a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections., ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. White Teeth

    by Zadie Smith
    A multi-generational saga exploring identity, race, and culture in modern-day London.

    On New Year's Day 1975, Archie Jones, a 47-year-old Englishman whose disturbed Italian wife has just walked out on him, is attempting to take his own life by gassing himself in his car when a chance ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Stellaluna

    by Janell Cannon
    A young bat's journey of self-discovery, learning to navigate the world while embracing her true identity.

    In a forest far away, a mother fruit bat has a new baby, and names her, Stellaluna. One night, an owl attacks the bats, knocking Stellaluna out of her mother's embrace, and she falls into the forest ... (Wikipedia)

  10. The World's Religions

    by Huston Smith
    Examination of the major religious traditions of the world, exploring their origins, beliefs, and practices.

    The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith ( Tales of Wonder ), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers

    by Stan Berenstain
    A family of bears learn the importance of being aware of strangers.

    When Papa Bear tells the cubs why they should never talk to strangers, Sister begins to view all strangers as evil until Mama brings some common sense to the problem. ... (Goodreads)

  12. City Dog, Country Frog

    by Mo Willems
    A city dog meets a country frog and they become friends, enjoying each other's company through the changing seasons.

    In spring, when City Dog runs free in the country for the first time, he spots Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend. "You'll do," Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  13. The Host

    by Stephenie Meyer
    A human-alien hybrid struggles to find her place in a world of two species.

    A species of parasitic aliens called "Souls" have invaded Earth, deeming the humans too violent to deserve the planet. When a Soul is implanted into a host body, the consciousness of the original ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Between the Lines

    by Jodi Picoult
    Teenage girl must come to terms with her parents' past while struggling to find her place in the world.

    Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver ... (Goodreads)

  15. Humans of New York: Stories

    by Brandon Stanton
    A collection of poignant and inspiring stories of individuals living in New York City.

    The #1, New York Times, Bestseller! With over 500 vibrant, full-color photos,, Humans of New York: Stories, is an insightful and inspiring collection of portraits of the lives of New Yorkers. Humans ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

    by Colin Woodard
    Examination of the cultural divides between the 11 distinct regions of North America.

    An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ... (Goodreads)

  17. Fairest

    by Gail Carson Levine
    A tale of self-discovery, as a young girl learns to embrace her true beauty.

    In the kingdom of Ayortha, who is the fairest of them all? Certainly not Aza. She is thoroughly convinced that she is ugly. What she may lack in looks, though, she makes up for with a kind heart, and ... (Goodreads)

  18. Horton Hears a Who!

    by Dr. Seuss
    An elephant embarks on a mission to save a small planet, proving the power of friendship.

    The book tells the story of Horton the Elephant , who, while splashing in a pool, hears a small speck of dust talking to him. Horton surmises that a small person lives on the speck and places it on a ... (Wikipedia)

  19. In a Sunburned Country

    by Bill Bryson
    Exploration of the unique and diverse land, people and animals of Australia.

    A CLASSIC FROM THE, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF, ONE SUMMER , Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the ... (Goodreads)

  20. Hamilton: The Revolution

    by Lin-Manuel Miranda
    A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the groundbreaking musical "Hamilton", and its impact on American culture.

    A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical, Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Smile

    by Raina Telgemeier
    A young girl navigates the challenges of middle school and braces, overcoming obstacles with the help of her friends.

    For fans both new and old, Smile is now available with fifteen pages of never-before-seen content exclusively at B&N. Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. Far from the Tree

    by Robin Benway
    A story of family, love and acceptance, exploring the power of chosen family.

    National Book Award Winner, PEN America Award Winner, and New York Times Bestseller! Perfect for fans of, This Is Us, Robin Benway’s beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

    by Nancy Farmer
    A futuristic adventure of three children in search of their parents in a dystopian world.

    In Zimbabwe in the year 2194, Chief of Security General Matsika leads a battle against the gangs which terrorize the nation. His three children, Tendai, Rita, and Kuda, are kept in a fortified ... (Wikipedia)

  24. Elmer

    by David McKee
    Elmer, a colorful patchwork elephant, tries to fit in with the other elephants but learns to celebrate his uniqueness.

    Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. No wonder the other elephants laugh at him! If he were ordinary elephant color, the others might stop laughing. That would make Elmer feel ... (Goodreads)

  25. Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

    by Brené Brown
    A journey to find true belonging in an age of increasing polarization.

    #1, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER - A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 ... (Goodreads)

  26. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

    by Bill Martin Jr.
    Fun and colorful journey through the animal kingdom, introducing readers to different sounds.

    What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child? Lots of noise! Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo ... (Goodreads)

  27. NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

    by Steve Silberman
    Explores the history, science, and personal stories of autism.

    Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to ... (Goodreads)

  28. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Crushed

    by G. Willow Wilson
    A teenage super hero learns to juggle her everyday life and extraordinary powers.

    Kamala faces a new, terrifying threat: Excessive feelings! Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine’s Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance, but Ms. Marvel is! ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Good Immigrant

    by Nikesh Shukla
    Exploring the experiences of immigrants in Britain, and the complex identity issues faced.

    How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Freedom Writers Diary

    by Erin Gruwell
    A true story of gritty inner-city teens who use writing to overcome obstacles and find a brighter future.

    As an idealistic 23-year-old English teacher at Wilson High School in Long Beach, California, Erin Gruwell confronted a room of "unteachable, at-risk" students. One day she intercepted a note with a ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Ancillary Mercy

    by Ann Leckie
    A military captain confronts her past and enemies in a quest to save humanity.

    Ancillary Mercy is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with Ancillary Justice , the only novel ever to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. For a moment, things seemed to ... (Goodreads)

  32. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    by Newt Scamander
    An exploration of the hidden world of magical creatures, and their incredible powers.

    A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides on almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, for a limited period only, Muggles too have the chance to discover where the ... (Goodreads)

  33. Last Stop on Market Street

    by Matt de la Peña
    A young boy's journey through the city, learning to appreciate the beauty of everyday life.

    A young African-American boy named CJ exits a church, accompanied by his grandmother (nicknamed Nana), during a rainstorm . As they walk to a bus stop, CJ asks Nana why they have to walk in the rain, ... (Wikipedia)

  34. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

    by Becky Chambers
    An intergalactic adventure filled with unlikely friendships and epic space battles.

    Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space-and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe-in this light-hearted debut space ... (Goodreads)

  35. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

    by G. Willow Wilson
    A teenage girl discovers her superpowers and struggles to balance her heroic and personal lives.

    Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered ... (Goodreads)

  36. Ash

    by Malinda Lo
    A reimagining of the Cinderella fairytale, featuring two heroines journeying to save the kingdom.

    Aisling (pronounced Ash-ling), known as Ash to her friends, is a teenage girl whose mother was once apprenticed to the local Greenwitch . Some time after Ash's mother dies, her father, a merchant, ... (Wikipedia)

  37. Kira-Kira

    by Cynthia Kadohata
    A story of resilience and hope through the eyes of a young girl growing up in a Japanese-American family.

    In the early 1950s, Katie Takeshima and her family live in Iowa, where her parents own a Japanese supermarket . When the store goes out of business in 1956, the family moves from Iowa to an apartment ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Binti

    by Nnedi Okorafor
    A journey of self-discovery for a young African girl as she confronts xenophobia, racism, and alien cultures.

    A young woman named Binti is the first member of the Himba ethnic group on Earth (closely modeled on the Himba people ) , to be accepted into the prestigious intergalactic university Oomza Uni. Upon ... (Wikipedia)

  39. Humans of New York

    by Brandon Stanton
    Collection of stories and photographs of people from all walks of life in New York City.

    A beautiful, heartfelt, funny and inspiring collection of photographs capturing the spirit of a city, In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to ... (Goodreads)

  40. Rubyfruit Jungle

    by Rita Mae Brown
    A coming-of-age story of a young girl's journey of self-acceptance and finding her place in the world.

    The novel focuses on Molly Bolt, the adopted daughter of a poor family, who possesses remarkable beauty and who is aware of her lesbianism from early childhood. Her relationship with her mother is ... (Wikipedia)

  41. Red: A Crayon's Story

    by Michael Hall
    Red crayon struggles to fit in with his peers, until he discovers his true identity as a blue crayon in disguise.

    A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in the new picture book by the New York Times –bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange Aardvark! Funny, ... (Goodreads)

  42. Anya's Ghost

    by Vera Brosgol
    A young girl's adventure of self-discovery, finding friendship with a mysterious ghost.

    Annushka Borzakovskaya , (Anya) is a Russian émigré living in the United States with her mother and brother (Sasha). Unpopular at her New England , private school, Anya skips school and walks through ... (Wikipedia)

  43. The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    by Jane Jacobs
    Exposes the flaws of urban planning, advocating for a more organic approach.

    A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great ... (Goodreads)

  44. Hooway for Wodney Wat

    by Helen Lester
    A rodent named Rodney with a speech impediment becomes a hero when he outsmarts the class bully.

    In this lighthearted moral tale, an unlikely hero defeats a school bully and is finally celebrated by his classmates for his secret super power: his speech impediment. Poor Rodney Rat can't pronounce ... (Barnes & Noble)

  45. Rules

    by Cynthia Lord
    A young girl's attempt to make peace with her family's dynamic and her autistic brother.

    This Newbery Honor Book is a heartfelt and witty story about feeling different and finding acceptance–beyond the rules. Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible ... (Goodreads)

  46. Counting by 7s

    by Holly Goldberg Sloan
    A story of resilience and hope, as an outsider learns to find her place in the world.

    Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other ... (Goodreads)

  47. Holding Up the Universe

    by Jennifer Niven
    A story of two teens, each facing their own set of challenges, learning to accept and embrace themselves.

    Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed "America's Fattest Teen." But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom's death, ... (Goodreads)

  48. UnDivided

    by Neal Shusterman
    A group of teens set off on a journey across a broken nation to restore freedom and justice.

    Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman that Horn Book Magazine calls “ambitious, insightful, and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  49. Nana, Vol. 1

    by Ai Yazawa
    A young woman's rise to fame and her struggles to find balance between her career and personal life.

    A chance meeting on a train to Tokyo sends two girls named Nana on a collision course with destiny! Nana "Hachi" Komatsu hopes that moving to Tokyo will help her make a clean start and leave her ... (Goodreads)

  50. Color: A Natural History of the Palette

    by Victoria Finlay
    Exploration of the history, science, and cultural significance of color.

    Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors. For example: Cleopatra used saffron—a source of the color yellow—for seduction. Extracted from an Afghan mine, the blue ... (Goodreads)

  51. Giraffes Can't Dance

    by Giles Andreae
    A giraffe learns to dance despite teasing from other animals.

    Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs waltz, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango. "Giraffes can't dance," they ... (Goodreads)

  52. Emperor Mage

    by Tamora Pierce
    A young girl's fantastical journey of self-discovery and growth, learning the power of her own magic.

    Daine is sent with a delegation that includes both Sir Gareths of Naxen, Alanna the Lioness , and Numair Salmalin , to the Emperor Mage of Carthak, in hopes that she can smooth the international ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous

    by G. Willow Wilson
    Superheroine battles for justice, uncovering secrets about her family and her powers.

    She's your new favorite. She's everyone's new favorite. And now she's joining the big leagues. Look out world, Kamala Khan is officially an Avenger! But will being one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes be ... (Barnes & Noble)

  54. Ms. Marvel

    by G. Willow Wilson
    Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager from Jersey City, discovers she has superpowers and becomes the new Ms. Marvel.

    Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary girl from Jersey City–until she is suddenly ... (Goodreads)

  55. Little Blue Truck

    by Alice Schertle
    Cheerful story of friendship, kindness, and helping each other.

    Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up—that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm ... (Barnes & Noble)

  56. Save Me a Seat

    by Sarah Weeks
    Two boys from different backgrounds navigate the first week of fifth grade, dealing with bullies and finding friendship.

    Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they're both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL.,Joe's lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved ... (Barnes & Noble)

  57. Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure

    by Sarah Macdonald
    A humorous journey through India, exploring its culture and diversity.

    In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked around India and came away with a lasting impression of heat, pollution and poverty. So when an airport beggar read her palm and told her she ... (Goodreads)

  58. City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

    by William Dalrymple
    Exploration of Delhi's vibrant culture, history and people over the course of a year.

    Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels back the layers of Delhi's centuries-old history, revealing an extraordinary array of characters along the way-from eunuchs to descendants of ... (Goodreads)

  59. Children of God

    by Mary Doria Russell
    Follows the struggles of a religious family in the face of a mysterious alien race.

    Father Emilio Sandoz is a Jesuit priest who has returned to Earth and is recovering from his experiences on the planet Rakhat (detailed in The Sparrow ). He is exposed to Father Vincenzo Giuliani's ... (Wikipedia)

  60. Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

    by Debby Irving
    A personal exploration of the author's journey to understand her own privilege and racism as a white woman in America.

    Waking Up White is the book Irving wishes someone had handed her decades ago. By sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective ... (Goodreads)

  61. Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

    by Rita Golden Gelman
    A woman leaves her conventional life behind to travel the world, immersing herself in different cultures and discovering her true self.

    “I move throughout the world without a plan, guided by instinct, connecting through trust, and constantly watching for serendipitous opportunities. ” —From the Preface Tales of a Female Nomad is the ... (Goodreads)

  62. Moominland Midwinter

    by Tove Jansson
    A family of Moomins explore the frozen winter landscape and the wonders it holds.

    While the rest of the Moomin family are in the deep slumber of their winter hibernation , Moomintroll finds himself awake and unable to get back to sleep. He discovers a world hitherto unknown to ... (Wikipedia)

  63. Amazing Grace

    by Mary Hoffman
    A young girl's exploration of religion, gender roles and racial injustice.

    Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. When her school decides to perform Peter Pan, Grace longs to play the lead, but her classmates point out ... (Goodreads)

  64. The Long War

    by Terry Pratchett
    Follow the adventures of a brave band of freedom fighters as they wage a daring war against a powerful evil empire.

    A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise ... (Wikipedia)

  65. Meet Addy: An American Girl

    by Connie Rose Porter
    Addy, a young girl born into slavery, escapes to freedom with her mother during the Civil War. She learns to navigate her new life in Philadelphia.

    Addy Walker's family is planning a dangerous escape from slavery in the summer of 1864. But before they can make the escape, the worst happens–Master Stevens decides to sell some of his slaves, ... (Goodreads)

  66. Meet Felicity: An American Girl

    by Valerie Tripp
    Felicity, a young girl living in colonial America, navigates the challenges of growing up during the Revolutionary War.

    Felicity falls in love with a beautiful horse named Penny. When she discovers that the owner is cruel, she is determined to find a way to save Penny. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  67. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

    by Samuel P. Huntington
    Examines the impact of cultural, religious, and political identities on world affairs.

    "Sam Huntington, one of the West's most eminent political scientists, presents a challenging framework for understanding the realities of global politics in the next century. The Clash of ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Saggy Baggy Elephant

    by Kathryn Jackson
    A tale of an elephant learning to accept and love her unique features.

    "A happy little elephant was dancing through the jungle ... But whenever he went one-two-three, his big feet pounded so that they shook the whole jungle...", After a parrot makes fun of Sooki's big ... (Goodreads)

  69. The Truth About Stacey

    by Raina Telgemeier
    Stacey's life changes when she is diagnosed with diabetes. She navigates friendship, health, and self-acceptance.

    Poor Stacey. She just moved to a new town, is still coming to terms with her diabetes, and is facing baby-sitting problems left and right. Fortunately, Stacey has three new friends — Kristy, Claudia, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  70. Tacky the Penguin

    by Helen Lester
    Tacky, an odd penguin, saves the day when hunters come to the penguin's home.

    Tacky’s the odd bird out among all his friends. Will this nonconformist teach old penguins some new tricks and help save the day? This hilarious series following the adventures of one superlative ... (Goodreads)

  71. Yes, Chef

    by Marcus Samuelsson
    Autobiographical account of a chef's success, from childhood in Ethiopia to the pinnacle of the culinary world.

    It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a ... (Goodreads)

  72. What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?

    by Steve Jenkins
    A children's book that explores the unique features of different animals and what they use them for.

    A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  73. Wishtree

    by Katherine Applegate
    An ancient oak tree tells the story of a community coming together to accept difference and promote understanding.

    The, New York Times-,bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope. ,, Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  74. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

    by Mem Fox
    Celebrating the similarities and differences of babies around the world, highlighting the universal joy of having ten little fingers and ten little toes.

    This modern nursery rhyme from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they—and the babies they belong to—bring to everyone, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  75. One for the Murphys

    by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
    A young foster child's struggles to find her place in a tumultuous world.

    Twelve-year-old Carley Connors can take a lot. Growing up in Las Vegas with her fun-loving mother, she's learned to be tough. But she never expected a betrayal that would land her in a foster care. ... (Goodreads)

  76. United as One

    by Pittacus Lore
    A group of teenagers fight to protect Earth from an alien race, while struggling with their own inner turmoil.

    The seventh and final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! With United as One, this action-packed series comes to a surprising, breathtaking, and utterly satisfying ... (Goodreads)

  77. We Find Ourselves

    by Robert Kirkman
    A young woman's struggles with identity and her search for a sense of belonging.

    The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility.,An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  78. A Color of His Own

    by Leo Lionni
    A chameleon's quest to find a color of his own, learning to accept himself as he is.

    Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon ... (Goodreads)

  79. Boy + Bot

    by Ame Dyckman
    A young boy and a robot become friends and learn about each other's differences.

    One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun. But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he's sick. The usual remedies—applesauce, reading a story—don't help, so Boy tucks ... (Goodreads)

  80. Snow in August

    by Pete Hamill
    A heartwarming story of an unlikely friendship between a young Catholic boy and an elderly Jewish rabbi in 1940s Brooklyn.

    In Brooklyn in the summer of 1947, 11-year-old Michael Devlin (Peter Tambakis) witnesses a brutal beating of a Jewish shopkeeper by a local Irish street gang called the Falcons. Scared to go to the ... (Wikipedia)

  81. Little Blue and Little Yellow

    by Leo Lionni
    Two best friends, Little Blue and Little Yellow, hug each other so tightly that they become green. They learn that even though they look different, they are still friends.

    Little blue and little yellow share wonderful adventures. One day, they can't find one another. When they finally meet, they are overjoyed. They hug until they become green. But where did little blue ... (Goodreads)

  82. Whistle for Willie

    by Ezra Jack Keats
    A young boy tries to learn how to whistle for his dog, Willie, but struggles until he discovers a new technique.

    The protagonist, Peter, wants to be able to call his dog Willie by whistling. Although it hurts him after a while he doesn't give up and eventually succeeds. Whistle for Willie has been used to ... (Wikipedia)

  83. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days

    by G. Willow Wilson
    A superhero's journey of self-discovery and finding her place in the world.

    From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she's been challenged. But nothing has prepared her for this: the last days of the Marvel Universe. Lucky she's got the help of Carol "Captain Marvel" ... (Goodreads)

  84. The Nameless City

    by Faith Erin Hicks
    A graphic novel about a girl named Alexandra who uncovers the secrets of an ancient city and its monstrous inhabitants.

    The City has many names... and no name. Built on an ancient mountain pass, the City is forever being invaded by one nation or another, and every new master gives it a new name. But for the natives, ... (Goodreads)

  85. Les échelles du levant (Littérature) (French Edition)

    by Amin Maalouf

    "Adana'da ayaklanmalar olmuştu. Kalabalık, Ermeni mahallesini yağmalamıştı. Altı yıl sonra çok daha büyük çapta olacakların provası gibi bir şeydi. Ama bu bile dehşetti. Yüzlerce ölü. Belki de ... (Goodreads)

  86. This Is How It Always Is

    by Laurie Frankel
    A family's journey of acceptance and love, as they navigate their child's gender identity.

    New York Times, Bestseller The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick ,“Every once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book ... (Barnes & Noble)

  87. The Boy in the Dress

    by David Walliams
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