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Black Lives Matter Contemporary Fiction Don't miss out on these fantastic “Own Voices” reads by award winning Black authors     Piecing Me Together By: Renee Watson 2018 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success...
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The things you give are very convincing, I have read it many times and feel very logical. This is my own opinion, but many people ... Read More
Monday, 22 June 2020 01:17
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olson + Giveaway (US Only)

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Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olson, releasing 3/9/2021 from Inkyard Press! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: I am so unbelievably pleased to share the cover of Sing Me Forgotten here on YABC! I’ve been...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great!
Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:28
Jessica
the synopsis makes me want it right now! it sounds and looks absolutely amazing
Friday, 19 June 2020 07:53
Madeline Tebo
I can't wait to read this!
Saturday, 20 June 2020 16:12
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What's Hot in KU

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Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library.  Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription is a great way to enjoy unlimited reading on a tight budget. With over a million titles and counting, we thought...
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Featured Review: You Brought Me the Ocean (Alex Sanchez)

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About This Book: The voices that shaped LGBTQ Young Adult literature, Lambda Award-Winning author Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys) and New York Times bestselling illustrator Julie Maroh (Blue Is the Warmest Color), present a new coming-out romance set against the backdrop of the DC Universe. Jake Hyde doesn't swim--not since his father...
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This is a great article, I read and enjoyed it web site... Read More
Monday, 22 June 2020 01:18
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Author Chat with Carrie Anne Noble (Gretchen and the Bear), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Anne Noble author of Gretchen and the Bear. Read on for more about Anne and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Carrie Anne Noble !    In the wake of her thrilling past as a theatre student, restaurant hostess, certified nurse...
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Zachary Snyder
The book sounds great, looking forward to reading it!
Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:01
Carrie Anne Noble
Thank you, Zachary! I hope you enjoy the story!
Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:58
Victoria Scott
Looks so good! Thanks for sharing!
Sunday, 21 June 2020 00:09
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Featured Review: Fae's Defiance (Queens of the Fae #2) (M. Lynn)(Melissa A. Craven)

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About This Book: Brea Robinson is a princess. Ridiculous, right? She’s left her small Ohio town behind for an exotic palace beyond her imagination, trading old jeans for ballgowns and a drunken father for two Fae mothers. Safe behind the power of Eldur, it’s easy to forget everything that brought her...
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Author Chat with PC Cast & Kristin Cast (Found), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with PC Cast & Kristin Cast author of Found. Read on for more about PC Cast & Kristin Cast and their book, plus a giveaway!       Meet PC Cast & Kristin Cast !    P.C. CAST Is a #1 New York Times and...
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Andrea Carroll
I LOVE their books!! Can't wait to read the series.
Monday, 22 June 2020 10:32
Liz
sounds like an interesting saga
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 03:56
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Featured Review: You Brought Me the Ocean (Alex Sanchez)(Julie Maroh)

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About This Book: Jake Hyde doesn’t swim––not since his father drowned. Luckily, he lives in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, which is in the middle of the desert, yet he yearns for the ocean and is determined to leave his hometown for a college on the coast. But his best friend,...
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Author Chat with Supriya Kelkar (American as Paneer Pie)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Supriya Kelkar author of American as Paneer Pie. Read on for more about Supriya and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Supriya Kelkar !     Born and raised in the Midwest, SUPRIYA KELKAR learned Hindi as a child by watching three...
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Shopping for Books? Try These Black-Owned Bookstores!















Black-Owned Bookstores For those of you getting ready to buy books on your TBR list, here are some Black-owned bookstores that you can support with your purchases:      Sister's Uptown New York, NY   http://www.sistersuptownbookstore.com/ [sistersuptownbookstore.com]          The Lit Bar The Bronx, NY     http://www.thelitbar.com/ [thelitbar.com]...
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