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      Before She Was Harriet

      by Lesa Cline-Ransome

      Feb 2018

      Nonfiction Early Elementary

      2018 Coretta Scott King Award Honor, Illustrator
      An evocative poem and richly colored paintings celebrate the diverse accomplishments of Harriet Tubman, as revealed by her many names.

      Silent Days, Silent Dreams

      by Allen Say

      Feb 2018

      Arts Elementary Plus

      2018 Schneider Family Book Awards Winner, Best Young Children’s Book
      James Castle was born two months premature. He was deaf, mute, autistic, and probably dyslexic. He didn't walk until he was four; he would never learn to speak, write, read, or use sign language.Yet, today Castle's artwork hangs in major museums throughout the world.

      Starfish

      by Akemi Dawn Bowman

      Jan 2018

      Young Adults

      2018 William C. Morris Award Finalist
      Kiko Himura,a half-Japanese teen grapples with social anxiety and her narcissist mother in the wake of a crushing rejection from art school.

      The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

      by Mackenzi Lee

      Oct 2017

      Mature Young Adults Plus

      2018 Stonewall Book Award Honor
      Henry Montague was born to be a gentleman, but even the finest boarding schools in England haven't been able to tame his roguish passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men. Author's note on historical accuracy.

      Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

      by Patricia Newman

      Jun 2017

      Nonfiction Middle

      2018 Robert F. Sibert Medal, Honor
      Marine biologist Brent Hughes didn't think sea otters and sea grass had much in common, but his research revealed a new and surprising connection between the two. Science activity. Suggestions for protecting the environment. Source notes. Glossary. Selected bibliography. Suggested resources. Index. Full-color map, diagrams, graphs, and photographs.

      Strange the Dreamer

      by Laini Taylor

      May 2017

      High-Interest High Plus

      2018 Michael L. Printz Award Honor
      The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly.

      We Are Okay

      by Nina LaCour

      May 2017

      Mature Young Adults Plus

      2018 Michael L. Printz Award Winner
      This achingly beautiful YA novel is about grief, the enduring strength of friendship, and the healing power of kindness.

      You’re Welcome, Universe

      by Whitney Gardner

      Mar 2017

      High-Interest High Plus

      2018 Schneider Family Book Awards Winner, Best Teen Book
      When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.
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