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Author Chat with Natalie Mae (The Kinder Poison), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Natalie Mae author of The Kinder Poison. Read on for more about Natalie and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Natalie Mae !      Natalie Mae is an ex-programmer, dark chocolate enthusiast, and author of young adult novels. She has...
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Madeline Tebo
I can't wait to read this! It reminds me a little bit of Red Queen, which I loved.
Saturday, 20 June 2020 16:16
Andrea Carroll
What a beautifully creepy cover. Can't wait to read it!
Monday, 22 June 2020 10:24
Alivia Hartz
Such a pretty cover! This book sounds great!!
Monday, 29 June 2020 17:11
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Featured Review: Agnes at the End of the World (Kelly McWilliams)

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About This Book: The Handmaid's Tale  meets  Wilder Girls  in this unique, voice-driven novel from Kelly McWilliams. Agnes loves her home of Red Creek--its quiet, sunny mornings, its dusty roads, and its God. There, she cares tirelessly for her younger siblings and follows the town's strict laws. What she doesn't know...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Lori M Lee (Forest of Souls), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing  Lori M Lee , YABC's Author of the...
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Autumn
Her eyes on that cover are amazing!
Monday, 15 June 2020 22:37
Tiffany Engler
This book sounds so good!
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 07:45
Lindsay
This book sounds so exciting and the cover is stunning!!
Saturday, 20 June 2020 17:02
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June 2020 Book Haul!

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It's that time again! Most publishers are using digital review copies right now, but we still received a TON of kid's books, along with some amazing middle grade and YA. Which books catch your eye?  
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Author Chat with Chad Sell (Doodleville), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Chad Sell author of Doodleville. Read on for more about Chad and his book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Chad Sell !      CHAD SELL’S  first children’s graphic novel was  The Cardboard Kingdom , which he illustrated and co-wrote with a...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks fun! Look forward to reading it with my kids!
Saturday, 13 June 2020 22:06
Victoria Scott
My kids would love this! Thanks for sharing!
Sunday, 14 June 2020 18:29
Andrea Carroll
Graphic novels are such a hit in my classroom. Can't wait to add it to my library.
Sunday, 21 June 2020 11:36
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Author Chat with Natalie Rodriguez (Elephant), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Natalie Rodriguez author of Elephant. Read on for more about Natalie and her book, plus an giveaway.       Meet Natalie Rodriguez !         NATALIE RODRIGUEZ is an award-winning writer, director, and mental health and anti-violence/trauma advocate based in Los Angeles,...
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Andrea Carroll
Love and friendship are the key to survival and dealing with issues. Excited to read.
Sunday, 21 June 2020 11:33
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis promises an emotional read.
Saturday, 04 July 2020 13:49
Liz
this will be an important & educational read for the kids
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 03:50
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10 LGBTQ Books by Black Authors!











  IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY by Claire Kann https://www.clairekann.com/ Description: Claire Kann's If It Makes You Happy is a coming-of-age novel about a young girl learning to embrace her cultural and sexuality identity.   Winnie is living her best fat girl life and is on her way to the best...
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Spotlight on Libby Loves Science (Kimberly Derting & Shelli R. Johannes), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Libby Loves Science  by Kimberly Derting & Shelli R. Johannes.  Read on for more about Kimberly & Shelli and their book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Kimberly Derting !   As a child,  Kimberly Derting  spent hours drawing intricate underground “worm...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks awesome! Can't wait for my niece to read it.
Thursday, 11 June 2020 13:01
Marissa Hakala
This looks amazing! I'm sure my science loving little cousin will love it, especially with a main character that looks like her!... Read More
Thursday, 11 June 2020 16:48
Andrea Carroll
Whoot Whoot! -- girls in science!!
Sunday, 21 June 2020 11:28
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Author Chat with Mary Helen Fein (Stitching A Life: An Immigration Story), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Mary Helen Fein author of Stitching A Life: An Immigration Story. Read on for more about Mary and her book, plus an giveaway.       Meet Mary Helen Fein !         Mary Helen Fein was born in New York City, in...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great!
Friday, 12 June 2020 15:14
Gabby Roberts
I love immigration stories, so I would love to read this!
Friday, 19 June 2020 13:11
Andrea Carroll
Such an inspirational story of never giving up.
Sunday, 21 June 2020 11:23
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Must Read! 10 Amazing Contemporaries by Black Authors!











***List provided by YABC Staffer Stephanie Augustine***     The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds     https://www.goodreads.com/ book/show/21490991-the-boy-in- the-black-suit     This Side of Home by Renee Watson         https://www.goodreads.com/ book/show/22392935-this-side- of-home     The Voice in My Head by Dana Davis    ...
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