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A Week in Indie City

By: Katie Lynch | June 15, 2020 |

A Week in Indie City

Wow! Every week, Indiebound.org and the American Booksellers Association gather reports from hundreds of independent bookstores across America to identify the best of the best sellers in a number of categories.

Last week, JLG selections nearly swept the best sellers list for Early/Middle Grade and Young Adult books, with 11 out of the 15 in Early/Middle Grade and 14 out of the 15 in Young Adult hailing from our collection.

Here are the JLG picks on last week’s Indie Best Sellers list.

Early and Middle Grade books

The One and Only Bob
By Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao
Category: Intermediate Readers (grades 3-5)

New Kid
By Jerry Craft
Category: Graphic Novels Middle Plus (grades 5-8)

Ghost Boys
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
Category: Realistic Fiction Middle Plus (grades 5-8)

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
By Jason Reynolds and illustrated by Alexander Nabaum
Category: Upper Elementary & Junior High (grades 5-7)

When Stars Are Scattered
By Victoria Jamieson
Category: Graphic Novels Middle Plus (grades 5-8)

Brown Girl Dreaming
By Jacqueline Woodson
Category: Advanced Readers (grades 6-9)

Guts
By Raina Telgemeier
Category: Graphic Novels Elementary Plus (grades 2-6)

Pax
By Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by Jon Klassen
Category: Upper Elementary & Junior High (grades 5-7)

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
By Kelly Barnhill
Category: Advanced Readers Plus (grades 6-9)

Stepping Stones
By Lucy Knisley
Category: Graphic Novels Elementary Plus (grades 2-6)

We Dream of Space
By Erin Entrada Kelly
Category: Realistic Fiction Middle Plus (grades 5-8)

 

Young Adult/High School Books

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
By Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Category: Nonfiction High Plus (grades 9 & up)

The Hate U Give
By Angie Thomas
Category: High-Interest High Plus (grades 10 & up)

Clap When You Land
By Elizabeth Acevedo
Category: High Interest High Plus (grades 10 & up)

All American Boys
By Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Category: High Interest High Plus (grades 10 & up)

Dear Martin
By Nic Stone
Category: City High School (grades 10 & up)

The Poet X
By Elizabeth Acevedo
Category: City High School (grades 10 & up)

A Song Below Water
By Bethany C. Morrow
Category: PG High Plus (grades 9 & up)

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
By Roseanne A. Brown
Category: Fantasy/Science Fiction High Plus (grades 9-12)

One of Us Is Lying
By Karen M. McManus
Category: Mystery High Plus (grades 9 & up)

Just Mercy
By Bryan Stevenson
Category: Nonfiction Middle (grades 5-8)

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
By Ibi Zoboi, et al.
Category: Mature Young Adults Plus (grades 11 & up)

You Should See Me in a Crown
By Leah Johnson
Category: Young Adults Plus (grades 9 & up)

We Were Liars
By E. Lockhart
Category: Mature Young Adults Plus (grades 11 & up)

On the Come Up
By Angie Thomas
Category: High Interest High Plus (grades 10 & up)

Check out the full list of Indie Best Sellers and browse the other lists for even more awesome titles.

 

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Katie Lynch

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