600 Books of Hope for Uvalde

The Twig is partnering with 600 Books of Hope donation drive for Uvalde school students!

All books purchased using the links below will be held at the store for pickup for distribution by e.E Charlton-Trujillo.

However, we request that you choose "PICK UP AT STORE" under Pick Up Options at checkout. Our system requires this option be checked so the order can be completed.

Please enter UVALDE in the order comments at checkout.
Please call The Twig at 210.826.6411 to buy a gift card that will allow e.E and her team to buy books where there might be grade level gaps to fill the need or with any questions.
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Books Offer Healing and Hope

Texas author's idea rallies book creators, educators, and publishers to support Uvalde children

San Antonio, Texas, May 31, 2022 -- Author and youth literacy activist e.E. Charlton-Trujillo launched 600 Books of Hope May 27th under the umbrella of their San Antonio-based nonprofit Never Counted Out. The campaign offers authors, illustrators, publishers, and people far and wide an opportunity to shine a light into the darkness of the Uvalde tragedy with book donations.

The initial goal was to collect 600 new books for the kids of Robb Elementary School, followed by an additional 1,300 more books for the remaining Uvalde grade schools. That goal has now expanded to books for middle grade and high school readers.

"The response has been inspiring. People across America, from Canada, and the UK have empowered our heartfelt effort. Some sharing their own stories of grief and connection to gun violence. Others wanting, as Mr. Rogers taught us, to be a helper."

The idea of 600 Books of Hope came while Trujillo shared their feelings of sadness and overwhelm with author and story activist G. Neri. He encouraged Trujillo to do what they do best. Shine a light into the darkness with story. That conversation coupled with an article about Uvalde’s public library’s decision to keep the doors open the day after the tragedy inspired Trujillo to action.

With the support of Trujillo's agent, Erin Murphy, fellow author Pat Zietlow Miller, and members of the Las Musas collective, 600 Books of Hope took flight on Twitter. With generous donations from Candlewick Press, Chronicle Books, Cameron Kids-Abrams, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House, and Simon and Schuster along with people far and wide, 600 Books of Hope will likely be able to offer every school age child in Uvalde a book.

Through a partnership with the El Progreso Memorial Library and the San Antonio nonprofit Family Service, Trujillo plans to distribute the books with regional authors and illustrators joining them for an in-person event. "Those of us who write and/or illustrate books for kids often do school visits. We’ve seen the power of our showing up, and we want to extend that to the young people of Uvalde. They are who we create for."

To be a part of 600 Books of Hope, visit Trujillo's website, fill out the donation form, and additional information will follow.

Living Beyond Borders: Growing up Mexican in America By Margarita Longoria Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593204986
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

*"This superb anthology of short stories, comics, and poems is fresh, funny, and full of authentic YA voices revealing what it means to be Mexican American . . . Not to be missed."--SLC, starred review
 
*"Superlative . . . A memorable collection." --Booklist, starred review


Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space By Zoraida Córdova Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250790637
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Published: Wednesday Books - February 15th, 2022

From stories that take you to the stars, to stories that span into other times and realms, to stories set in the magical now, Reclaim the Stars takes the Latin American diaspora to places fantastical and out of this world.


Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America By Nora Shalaway Carpenter (Editor) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536212105
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

Think you know what rural America is like? Discover a plurality of perspectives in this enlightening anthology of stories that turns preconceptions on their head.


Come on in: 15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home By Adi Alsaid Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781335424365
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Inkyard Press - November 2nd, 2021

This exceptional and powerful anthology explores the joys, heartbreaks and triumphs of immigration, with stories by critically acclaimed and bestselling YA authors who are shaped by the journeys they and their families have taken from home--and to find home.

WELCOME


Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen By Debbi Michiko Florence, Elizabet Vukovic (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780374308346
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 11th, 2017

*A fun activity included in every book!*

A Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 Selection
An Amazon's Best Children's Books of 2017

A Beverly Clearly Children's Choice Award Nominee
An Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids List 2017
A Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books 2017
A 2017 Nerdy Book Club Award Winner


Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780063015388
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heartdrum - May 11th, 2021

American Indian Youth Literature Award: Middle Grade Honor Book! Hello/Boozhoo—meet Jo Jo Makoons! Full of pride, joy, and plenty of humor, this first book in an all-new chapter book series by Dawn Quigley celebrates a spunky young Ojibwe girl who loves who she is.


Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome (Sarai #1) By Sarai Gonzalez, Monica Brown, Christine Almeda (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338236682
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 11th, 2018

The first book in a brand-new illustrated chapter book series inspired by the life of 11-year-old viral video star and social activist Sarai Gonzalez.

Sarai Gonzalez is AWESOME. Fourth grader Sarai Gonzalez can do anything. She can bake, dance, and run her own cupcake business. But when Sarai's grandparents are forced to move, even Sarai's not sure what to do.


Anne of West Philly: A Modern Graphic Retelling of Anne of Green Gables (Classic Graphic Remix) By Ivy Noelle Weir, Myisha Haynes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ivy Noelle Weir, Myisha Haynes (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316459778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

Anne of Green Gables with a twist: in this follow-up to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy and The Secret Garden on 81st Street, this full-color graphic novel moves Anne Shirley to modern-day West Philadelphia, where where she finds new friends, new rivals, and a new family.

When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to foster a teenage girl for the first time, t


Camp By L. C. Rosen Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316537773
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

A Lambda Award Finalist, A Today Show Best Book, A Forbes Best Book, and an ALA Rainbow List Top Ten selection

Set in a summer camp, this sweet and sharp screwball comedy set in a summer camp for queer teens examines the nature of toxic masculinity and self-acceptance.

Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer


Blackout: A Novel By Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063088108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 31st, 2022

Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teens in love to this charming, hilarious, and heartwarming novel that shines a bright light through the dark.

A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity sparks…


Dragon Hoops By Gene Luen Yang Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.


Giants Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) By Rafael Rosado (Illustrator), Jorge Aguirre Cover Image
By Rafael Rosado (Illustrator), Jorge Aguirre
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596435827
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Published: First Second - April 10th, 2012

Make way for Claudette the giant slayer in this delightful, fantastical adventure!

Claudette's fondest wish is to slay a giant. But her village is so safe and quiet! What's a future giant slayer to do?


Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth By Judd Winick Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593483152
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 7th, 2021

"An action-packed page turner with heart!"—Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN

Take off on an action packed adventure with HILO Book 1! Dog Man meets Big Nate in this hilarious New York Times bestselling graphic novel series that kids love!


Miles Morales: Shock Waves (Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel) By Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338648034
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

An original middle-grade graphic novel from Graphix starring Brooklyn's Spider-Man, Miles Morales, by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds and Eisner nominee Pablo Leon!

Miles Morales is a normal kid who happens to juggle school at Brooklyn Visions Academy while swinging through the streets of Brooklyn as Spider-Man.


Miss Quinces: A Graphic Novel By Kat Fajardo, Kat Fajardo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kat Fajardo, Kat Fajardo (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338535594
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Published: Graphix - May 3rd, 2022

Rising star Kat Fajardo's debut middle-grade graphic novel about a girl who would rather do anything other than celebrate her quinceañera!


New Kid By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! 


Squad By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062943149
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 5th, 2021

An IndieBound Bestseller

Squad is a fast-paced and feminist horror story for every girl who’s ever felt like prey, and asks how far a girl should go to hunt the hunters.”—Laura Ruby, author of National Book Award Finalist Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All


Monsters Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) By Rafael Rosado (Illustrator), Jorge Aguirre Cover Image
By Rafael Rosado (Illustrator), Jorge Aguirre
$15.99
ISBN: 9781626721807
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Published: First Second - March 13th, 2018

Claudette is back AGAIN, and she’s ready to kick major monster butt!


The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) By Trung Le Nguyen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Publishers Weekly


The Tryout: A Graphic Novel By Christina Soontornvat, Joanna Cacao (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338741261
Availability: Backordered
Published: Graphix - September 6th, 2022

STAND TALL.

BE LOUD.

GAME FACE ON.

This pitch perfect graphic memoir about courage and competition, friendship and belonging is perfect for fans of Smile, New Kid, Rollergirl, and Real Friends.

“A captivating middle-grade gem.” — The New York Times Book Review

★ “Funny, re


The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1) By Tui T. Sutherland Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545349239
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 30th, 2013

The beginning of a thrilling new dragon saga-- now in paperback!

Clay and his friends have grown up under a mountain, secretly raised by the Talons of Peace to fulfill a mysterious prophecy. The five young dragons are destined to end the war that's been raging between the tribes of Pyrrhia -- but how they'll do this, none of them knows.But not every dragonet wants a destiny.


This Was Our Pact By Ryan Andrews Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781626720534
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Published: First Second - June 11th, 2019

A 2019 Booklist Editor's Choice
A 2019 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year
A 2019 Parents Magazine Best Children's Books of the Year


Ryan Andrews's This Was Our Pact is an astonishing, magical-realist adventure story for middle-grade readers.


Twins: A Graphic Novel (Twins #1) By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236132
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

Coretta Scott King Honor author Varian Johnson teams up with rising cartoonist Shannon Wright for a delightful middle-grade graphic novel!

Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects.


All of Me By Chris Baron Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250250599
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Published: Square Fish - June 15th, 2021

"Beautifully written, brilliant, and necessary," (Matt de la Pena, Newbery Medalist), here is a body-positive book about how a boy deals with fat-shaming.


Genesis Begins Again By Alicia D. Williams Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481465816
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 18th, 2020

“Reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.” —The New York Times

“One of the best books I have ever read…will live in the hearts of readers for the rest of their lives.” —Colby Sharp, founder of Nerdy Book Club

“An emotional, painful, yet still hopeful adolescent journey…one that needed


Ghost (Track #1) By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of the acclaimed Track series from Coretta Scott Ki


Ghetto Cowboy (the inspiration for Concrete Cowboy) By G. Neri, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By G. Neri, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763664534
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Published: Candlewick - August 6th, 2013

Now a feature film, Concrete Cowboy, starring Idris Elba

“Original in theme and inspirational in tone and content.” — 
Booklist


Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots By Margarita Engle, Rudy Gutierrez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rudy Gutierrez (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781534409446
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019

“Perfect for history buffs, dance enthusiasts, poets, and just about anyone looking for a great story.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

From the Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle comes a searing novel in verse about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.

Thousands of young Navy sailors are pouring into Los Angeles on their way t


La tierra de las grullas (Land of the Cranes) By Aida Salazar Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338767544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic en español - September 7th, 2021

From the prolific author of The Moon Within comes the heart-wrenchingly beautiful story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees.

Betita, de nueve años, sabe que es una grulla.


His Hideous Heart: 13 of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined By Dahlia Adler (Editor) Cover Image
By Dahlia Adler (Editor)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250302793
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - September 7th, 2021

Thirteen of YA’s most celebrated names reimagine Edgar Allan Poe’s most surprising, unsettling, and popular tales for a new generation.


Red, White, and Whole By Rajani LaRocca Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063047426
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 2nd, 2021

Newbery Honor Book! A heartbreakingly hopeful novel in verse about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia.


Starfish By Akemi Dawn Bowman Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481487733
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2018

A William C.


The Dream Weaver By Joel Riley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780578981260
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Published: Okayest! Studios - November 5th, 2021

Lumen is an imaginative young girl with a big problem: nightmares every night

Can the Dream Weaver's magic remove the nightmare lodged deep within Lumen's mind so she can sleep soundly once again?


The First Rule of Punk By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425290422
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - July 17th, 2018

A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book

The First Rule of Punk
 is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching.
 


Healer of the Water Monster By Brian Young Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062990419
Availability: Backordered
Published: Heartdrum - May 3rd, 2022

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner: Best Middle Grade Book! Brian Young’s powerful debut novel tells of a seemingly ordinary Navajo boy who must save the life of a Water Monster—and comes to realize he’s a hero at heart.


The Other Half of Happy By Rebecca Balcarcel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781797213910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 14th, 2021

★ "Balcárcel's well-rounded characters, complex friendships, and nuanced family dynamics will resonate with many readers. This is a title that will remain relevant long past its publication date. A must-have for all library collections."
–School Library Journal, starred review


They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems By David Bowles Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593462553
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Published: Kokila - August 24th, 2021

An award-winning novel in verse about a boy who navigates the start of seventh grade and life growing up on the border the only way that feels right—through poetry.


We Dream of Space By Erin Entrada Kelly Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062747310
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 22nd, 2022

A Newbery Honor Book • BookPage Best Books • Chicago Public Library Best Fiction • Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee • Horn Book Fanfare • New York Times Notable Children’s Book • School Library Journal Best Book • Today Show Pick • An ALA Notable Book


Alma and How She Got Her Name By Juana Martinez-Neal, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763693558
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.


¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market (World of ¡Vamos!) By III Raúl the Third, III Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

An Eisner Award Nominee!

A Pura Belpré Award Honor Book!

Explore the marketplace of a buzzing Mexican-American border town in ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, a paper-over-board picture book from New York Times bestselling, three-time Pura Belpré Award–winning author-illustrator Raúl the Third.


A Stone for Sascha By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665968
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - May 8th, 2018

A girl grieves the loss of her dog in an achingly beautiful wordless epic from the Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Journey.


Por Todo Nuestro Alrededor = All Around Us By Xelena González, Adriana M. Garcia (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781947627253
Availability: Special Order
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - June 25th, 2019

Abuelo y nieta meditan sobre jardines y semillas, sobre c rculos visibles e invisibles, mientras participan y crean tradiciones familiares en esta hermosa exploraci n de los ciclos de la vida y naturaleza. La versi n en ingl's gan el premio Pura Belpre Honor por Illustraci n en el 2018.


All from a Walnut By Ammi-Joan Paquette, Felicita Sala (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ammi-Joan Paquette, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750021
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 22nd, 2022

A moving, multigenerational story about love, family roots, and the cycle of life

When Emilia finds a walnut one morning, Grandpa tells her the story behind it: of his journey across the ocean to a new home, with only one small bag and a nut in his pocket.

“I planted my little tree in good brown soil, so it would grow strong here forever.”
“In this ho


Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids By Cynthia L. Smith Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062869951
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heartdrum - February 8th, 2022

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Birdsong By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771644730
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Greystone Kids - October 8th, 2019

BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, HORN BOOK, QUILL & QUIRE, GLOBE AND MAIL

WINNER OF THE TD CANADIAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD

AN AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH LITERATURE HONOR TITLE

A BOSTON GLOBE--HORN BOOK HONOR BOOK


Boogie Boogie, Y’all By C. G. Esperanza, C. G. Esperanza (Illustrator) Cover Image
By C. G. Esperanza, C. G. Esperanza (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062976222
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 10th, 2021

Author-illustrator C. G. Esperanza delivers a celebratory ode to graffiti and the Boogie Down Bronx through an infectious read-aloud beat and colorful illustrations that leap right off the page! Perfect for fans of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut and Keith Haring.


Ear Worm! By Jo Knowles, Galia Bernstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jo Knowles, Galia Bernstein (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207835
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Published: Candlewick - January 25th, 2022

A musical treat for the ear and eye, this antic tale of a worm on a mission doubles as a cozy bedtime book.


Ladder to the Moon By Maya Soetoro-Ng, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maya Soetoro-Ng, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763693435
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick - June 13th, 2017

“A lush, haunting story that brings together a grandmother and her grandchild. . . . Soetoro-Ng, maternal half-sister of Barack Obama, has written this story of compassion as a tribute to their mother." —Booklist (starred review)


My Papi Has a Motorcycle By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.


My Two Border Towns By David Bowles, Erika Meza (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Bowles, Erika Meza (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111048
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - September 14th, 2021

A picture book debut by an award-winning author about a boy's life on the U.S.-Mexico border, visiting his favorite places on The Other Side with his father, spending time with family and friends, and sharing in the responsibility of community care.


Niño Wrestles the World By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250062703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - August 25th, 2015

Señoras y señores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind . . . Niño!

Fwap! Slish! Bloop! Krunch! He takes down his competition in a single move!

No opponent is too big a challenge for the cunning skills of Niño—popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert, and world champion lucha libre competitor!


Paletero Man/¡Que Paletero tan Cool!: Bilingual Spanish-English By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Dr. Carmen Tafolla (Translated by) Cover Image
By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Dr. Carmen Tafolla (Translated by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780063216365
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins Espanol - June 7th, 2022

With the English and Spanish text side by side on the page, this bilingual edition of the vibrant picture book celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer is ideal for bilingual readers as well as Spanish speakers learning English and vice versa. By Latin Grammy-winning musician Lucky Diaz and celebrated artist Micah Player!


The Rabbit Listened By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229358
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018

A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small—now a New York Times bestseller and a perfect gift for any special occasion


Watercress By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Caldecott Medal Winner
Newbery Honor Book
APALA Award Winner

A story about the power of sharing memories—including the painful ones—and the way our heritage stays with and shapes us, even when we don’t see it. 


New England Book Award Winner
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year


Akata Witch (The Nsibidi Scripts #1) By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142420911
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - July 11th, 2017

 "Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her characters take your heart and squeeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things." -- Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods 


As If on Cue By Marisa Kanter Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534445802
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

A pair of fierce foes are forced to work together to save the arts at their school in this “enemies-to-lovers romcom of my dreams” (Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Today Tonight Tomorrow) that fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson are sure to adore.

Lifelong rivals Natalie and Reid have never been on the same team.


Elatsoe By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

Locus Award Winner—Best First Novel

A National Indie Bestseller

Nebula Award Finalist

Lodestar Award Finalist

Ignyte Award Finalist

TIME's Best 100 Fantasy Books of All Time

NPR Best of the Year

Booklist's Top 10 First Novels for Youth

A BookPage Best of the Year

Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best"


Fat Chance, Charlie Vega By Crystal Maldonado Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780823451319
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Published: Holiday House - January 11th, 2022

Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard.
 
Harder when your whole life is on fire, though.
 
A New England Book Award Winner!

Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat.


Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun By Jonny Garza Villa Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781542027045
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Published: Skyscape - June 8th, 2021

A poignant, funny, openhearted novel about coming out, first love, and being your one and only best and true self.

Juli n Luna has a plan for his life: Graduate. Get into UCLA. And have the chance to move away from Corpus Christi, Texas, and the suffocating expectations of others that have forced Jules into an inauthentic life.


From Dust, a Flame By Rebecca Podos Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062699060
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 8th, 2022

Rebecca Podos, Lambda Award-winning author of Like Water, returns with a contemporary Jewish fantasy of enduring love, unfathomable loss, and the power of stories to hold us together when it seems that nothing else can.


Kinda Like Brothers (Scholastic Gold) By Coe Booth Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338359640
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 28th, 2021

It was one thing when Jarrett's mom took care of foster babies who needed help. But this time it's different. This time the baby who needs help has an older brother -- a kid Jarrett's age named Kevon.

Everyone thinks Jarrett and Kevon should be friends -- but that's not gonna happen.


Once Upon a Quinceañera By Monica Gomez-Hira Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062996848
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Published: HarperTeen - July 5th, 2022

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Jane the Virgin, this immediately accessible and irresistibly fun rom-com debut will spin readers into an unforgettable summer of late-night dancing, broken hearts, second chances, and telenovela twists.


Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet By Laekan Zea Kemp Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316460293
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter meets Emergency Contact in this stunning Pura Belpré Honor Book about first love, familial expectations, the power of food, and finding where you belong.

Penelope Prado has always dreamed of opening her own pastelería next to her father's restaurant, Nacho's Tacos.


The Astonishing Color of After By Emily X.R. Pan Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316464017
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

A Time Magazine 100 Best YA Books of All Time Selection

A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, love, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng.


Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.

Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her


The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin By Kip Wilson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358448907
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Published: Versify - March 29th, 2022

A fascinating historical novel about Hilde, an orphan who experiences Berlin on the cusp of World War II as she discovers her own voice and sexuality, ultimately finding a family when she gets a job at a gay cabaret, by award-winning author Kip Wilson.


There's Something about Sweetie By Sandhya Menon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534416796
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2020

“Adorable, joyous.” —BuzzFeed

“I’m head-over-heels for this charming, funny, romantic, life-affirming book.” —Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs.


Two Roads By Joseph Bruchac Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735228870
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Published: Puffin Books - August 27th, 2019

A boy discovers his Native American heritage in this Depression-era tale of identity and friendship by the author of Code Talker


Wings of Ebony By J. Elle Cover Image
By J. Elle
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534470682
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - March 22nd, 2022

Instant New York Times bestseller!
“A remarkable, breathtaking, earthshaking, poetic thrillride.” —Daniel JoOlder, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper

In this riveting, keenly emotional debut fantasy, a Black teen from Houston has her world upended when she learns about her


XOXO By Axie Oh Cover Image
By Axie Oh
$11.99
ISBN: 9780063025004
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Published: HarperTeen - July 12th, 2022

Jenny’s never had much time for boys, K-pop, or really anything besides her dream of being a professional cellist. But when she finds herself falling for a K-pop idol, she has to decide whether their love is worth the risk.


You Should See Me in a Crown By Leah Johnson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338503296
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2021

A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

A Stonewall Honor Book

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.