• The Downstairs Girl

    The Downstairs Girl

    Lee, Stacey

    In 1890 Atlanta, 17-year-old lady's maid Jo Kuan spends her nights secretly writing for a ladies advice column under the pseudonym “Miss Sweetie”, using her column to challenge society’s ideas on race and gender.

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  • The Black Kids

    The Black Kids

    Hammonds Reed, Christina

    In 1992 Los Angeles, Ashley navigates the end of high school as one of the only Black students at a predominantly white school amidst the Rodney King trial verdict.

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  • Before We Disappear

    Before We Disappear

    Hutchinson, Shaun David

    During the 1908 Seattle World’s Fair, Jack and Wilhelm fall in love while working as assistants to rival magicians.

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  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club

    Last Night at the Telegraph Club

    Lo, Malinda

    In 1954 Chinatown, San Francisco, amidst Red-Scare paranoia, Chinese American Lily Hu finds love and sanctuary at a lesbian bar known as the Telegraph Club.

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  • The Fountains of Silence

    The Fountains of Silence

    Sepetys, Ruta

    In 1957 Madrid, Daniel, an American teenager, befriends a young woman working at his hotel and learns that life after the Spanish Civil War is much darker and secretive than many know.

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  • The House of One Thousand Eyes

    The House of One Thousand Eyes

    Barker, Michelle

    In 1980s East Germany, Lena must go and live with her aunt, a devoted member of the Communist party, after her parents die. When her uncle mysteriously disappears, she is determined to find out what happened to him, no matter the consequences.

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  • The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep

    The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep

    Wolf, Allan

    In 1846, a group of emigrants headed to California decide to take a shortcut through the wilderness, leading to a dangerous journey with devastating consequences. Told in verse.

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  • The Awakening of Malcolm X

    The Awakening of Malcolm X

    Shabazz, Ilyasah

    In 1940s Charleston, young Malcom has to grow up fast after being sentenced to prison. He spends his time learning about politics, religion, and social justice. By the time he leaves, he has discovered his destiny: as Malcom X. Written by Malcom X’s daughter.

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  • Like A Love Story

    Like A Love Story

    Nazemian, Abdi

    In 1989 New York City, Iranian teen Reza has a secret. He is gay, but is terrified of what that means during the AIDS crisis. Reza is relieved when he starts to date a girl named Judy—until he starts to fall for Judy's best friend, Art.

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  • This Light Between Us

    This Light Between Us

    Fukuda, Andrew Xia

    In 1935 Bainbridge, Washington, Alex is assigned a pen pal named Charlie, who lives in Paris, France. Although initially disappointed that Charlie is a girl, Alex and Charlie become close, especially as Charlie's Jewish family and Alex's Japanese-American family face increasing danger at the start of World War II.

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