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Monthly updates of the new books purchased by FLITE library
New Kid by Jerry Craft (Illustrator)Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature! New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real.
Call Number: JUV FICTION CRAFTJ
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
Dig by A. S. KingWinner of the Michael L. Printz Medal This book exposes how a toxic culture of polite white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation can dig its way out.
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughreanA Michael L. Printz Honor Book and Carnegie Medal Winner! An extraordinary story of eight boys stranded on a rock in the middle of the sea, left to fight for their survival. This is a story of fortitude, endurance, tragedy and survival, set against an unforgettable backdrop of savage beauty.
Call Number: JUV FICTION MCCAUG
Publication Date: 2019-12-03
The Beast Player by Henry Holt and Co.; Nahoko UehashiElin's family has an important responsibility: caring for the fearsome water serpents that form the core of their kingdom's army. Elin can communicate with both the terrifying water serpents and the majestic flying beasts that guard her queen. This skill gives her great power, but it also involves her in deadly plots that could cost her life. Can she save herself and prevent her beloved beasts from being used as tools of war? Or is there no escaping the terrible battles to come?
Call Number: JUV FICTION UEHASH
Publication Date: 2019-03-26
Other Words for Home by Jasmine WargaNewbery Honor Book! A story about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States. This lyrical, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.
Call Number: JUV FICTION WARGAJ
Publication Date: 2019-05-28
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. WilliamsA Newbery Honor Bookn and Winner of the Correta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award! This deeply sensitive and powerful novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself.
Ordinary Hazards by Nikki GrimesGrowing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. In this accessible and inspiring memoir, she shows how the power of words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life.
Call Number: JUV PS3557.R489982 Z458 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-08
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander; Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal, a 2020 Newbery Honor Book, and winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award! Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes.