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Tracy Deonn | 'Legendborn' (online)

This event will be hosted via Zoom Webinar.

Receive a special launch event 11x17 double sided Legendborn poster with the pre-order of this book.

In conversation with Dhonielle Clayton and Zoraida Cordova

To discover the truth behind her mother's mysterious death, a teen girl infiltrates a magical secret society claiming to be the descendants of King Arthur and his knights.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home.


SAMIRA AHMED—'Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know' (online)

This is a virtual event.

In conversation with Kwame Mbalia author of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky.

Told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, this novel traces the lives of two young women fighting to write their own stories and escape the pressure of cultural expectations in worlds too long defined by men. Leila and Khayyam’s lives intertwine, and as one woman’s long-forgotten life is uncovered, another’s is transformed.

For ages 13+

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ISBN: 9781616959890
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Published: Soho Teen - April 7th, 2020

Told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Samira Ahmed traces the lives of two young women fighting to write their own stories and escape the pressure of cultural expectations in worlds too long defined by men.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039932
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 15th, 2019

Winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.


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ISBN: 9781368042383
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 6th, 2020

Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia.


Kati Gardner - 'Finding Balance' (online)

Join us for the virtual launch event for Raleigh native and author of Brave Enough, Kati Gardner! Kati will be in conversation with Riley Watkins, a pediatric cancer survivor and 2020 graduate from Raleigh Charter HS.

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ISBN: 9781635830521
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Published: Flux - September 29th, 2020

Jase Ellison doesn't remember having acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was three years old. His cancer diagnosis only enters his mind twice a year: once at his yearly checkup at the oncology clinic and one when he attends Camp Chemo in the summer. No one in his "real" life knows about his past, especially his friends at Atlanta West Prep.


Deborah Wiles - 'Kent State' (online)

Note: This is a virtual event.

From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War.

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ISBN: 9781338356281
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 21st, 2020

From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War.

May 4, 1970.

Kent State University.


Zaina Arafat - 'You Exist Too Much' (virtual event)

This event will be held virtually! Click here to register.

On a hot day in Bethlehem, a 12-year-old Palestinian-American girl is yelled at by a group of men outside the Church of the Nativity. She has exposed her legs in a biblical city, an act they deem forbidden. When our narrator finally admits to her mother that she is queer, her mother's response only intensifies a sense of shame: "You exist too much," she tells her daughter.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226509
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Published: Catapult - June 9th, 2020

A "provocative and seductive debut" of desire and doubleness that follows the life of a young Palestinian American woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities as she tries to lead an authentic life (O, The Oprah Magazine)


CANCELED--Special Storytime with Kerry Jones

March is National Nutrition Month and we are celebrating with a special storytime with Kerry Jones! Kerry is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in pediatric and maternal nutrition. These are all books that infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers will enjoy.

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ISBN: 9780448496382
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - October 18th, 2016

Get cooking with Llama Llama in this scratch-and-sniff board book! 

Llama Llama and his Mama are in the kitchen whipping up some delicious treats! Join in the fun by reading along with this super-sweet story and scratching and sniffing the fun scents on each spread, like pickles and ice cream sundaes!


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ISBN: 9781423106852
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2009

The first entry in a trio of favorite "punny"tales about spoons from beloved bestselling and award-winning author Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Meet Spoon.


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ISBN: 9781452118345
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 4th, 2014

In this story, readers get to visit local farmers, fill baskets with fresh fruits and vegetables, and then head home to cook a feast, all with goodies from the farmers' market! Featuring Stefan Page's graphic art, this delightful board book is filled with bold splashes of color and unique patterns.


Ginger Zee - 'Chasing Helicity Through the Storm' (postponed)

This event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for the new date.

Helicity travels to Albuquerque, New Mexico, during the annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival, a spectacle that must be seen to be believed. The excitement builds as Helicity delights in her first ride in a lighter-than-air balloon when disaster strikes. A severe dust storm-a haboob-typical of the area erupts while Helicity is aloft. How will the pilot navigate this threatening and potentially deadly storm? Find out in this exciting conclusion to the Chasing Helicity series.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781368002189
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 21st, 2020

Battered, bruised, but alive, Helicity Dunlap rides out a hurricane in the Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse in Texas. She somehow manages to keep herself safe and to even rescue a lost dog in the process.
After a day in the hospital, she and her mom and Sam make the two-day drive back to Western Michigan.


Pam Muñoz Ryan - 'Mañanaland'

Maximiliano Córdoba loves stories, especially the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow.

If Max could see tomorrow, he would know if he'd make Santa Maria's celebrated fútbol team and whether he'd ever meet his mother, who disappeared when he was a baby. He longs to know more about her, but Papá won't talk. So when Max uncovers a buried family secret--involving an underground network of guardians who lead people fleeing a neighboring country to safety--he decides to seek answers on his own.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781338157864
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan weaves an entrancing tale of courage and self-discovery.

"Uniquely magical...Timely and timeless." -- New York Times

* "This tightly packed, powerful fantasy contains resonant truths." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Another unforgettable work from a master storyteller." -- Booklist, starred review


POSTPONED--Samira Ahmed - 'Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know'

Due to health/travel concerns, this event has been postponed. Stay tuned for the new date.

In conversation with Kwame Mbalia author of Triston Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky.

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616959890
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Soho Teen - April 7th, 2020

Told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Samira Ahmed traces the lives of two young women fighting to write their own stories and escape the pressure of cultural expectations in worlds too long defined by men.


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