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  • New Books — November 2019 edition

    New YA Books All-American Muslim Girl Nadine Jolie Courtney · Farrar, Straus and Giroux Pages: 432 Format: Hardcover Allie Abraham has it all going for her–she’s a straight-A student, with good friends and a close-knit family, and she’s dating cute, popular, and sweet Wells Henderson. One problem: Wells’s father is Jack Henderson, America’s most famous […]

  • New Books — October 2019 edition

    NEW YA BOOKS American Royals Katharine McGee · Random House Books for Young Readers Pages: 448 Format: Hardcover What if America had a royal family? If you can’t get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha. Two princesses vying for the ultimate crown. Two girls vying for […]

  • “What Do You Fight For?” by Madison Comick

    1st Place “What do you Fight For?” by  Madison Comick, age 15   Alina clutched the paper between her hands. It had the typed question from her supervisor, Iris, but no answer. She’d been staring at the question for a week now- “What do you fight for? What are we fighting for?”- and now it […]

  • “The Kind Cycle” by Ava Slocum

    2nd Place “The Promise” by Ava Slocum, age 15   On the last day of fourth grade, Ally’s teacher gave each of them a blank sheet of paper. “Write your name at the top and pass it to the person to your right. For each paper you get, write something nice about the person, how […]

  • “The Promise” by Julia Fong

    3rd Place “The Promise” by Julia Fong, age 14   I remember the good times, feeling safe in my father’s strong hands, as he lifts me to the sky and back over and over and over again   He is tired now, a little sweaty, as he sits in his favorite lawn chair holding a […]


  • A Muggle Murder Mystery