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Chasing the Truth : A Young Journalist's Guide to Investigative Reporting
Chasing the Truth : A Young Journalist's Guide to Investigative Reporting
by Jodi Kantor

Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists inspire a new generation of investigative reporters as they offer tips and advice for writing stories that can make a difference. Ages 12-14

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Squad
Squad
by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Becca moves to an upscale Silicon Valley suburb and is surprised when she develops a bond with girls who belong to the popular clique-and even more surprised when she learns their secrets. Ages 14-18

Kneel : Justice is a Team Sport
Kneel : Justice is a Team Sport
by Candace Buford

When his best friend is unfairly arrested and kicked off the team, Russell Boudreaux kneels during the national anthem in an effort to fight for justice and, in an instant, falls from local stardom to become a target of hatred.

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Somewhere between bitter and sweet
Somewhere between bitter and sweet
by Laekan Zea Kemp

Told in two voices, Pen, whose dream of taking over her family's restaurant has been destroyed, and Xander, a new, undocumented, employee seeking his father, form a bond. Ages 12 -14

Me (Moth)
Me (Moth)
by Amber McBride

Moth, who lost her family in an accident, and Sani, who is battling ongoing depression, take a road trip that has them chasing ghosts and searching for ancestors. Age 12-14

Hunting by stars
Hunting by stars
by Cherie Dimaline

When their paths finally collide, French must decide how far he is willing to go and how many loved ones is he willing to betray in order to survive. Age 12-14

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Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Hip-Hop History
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Hip-Hop History
by Jeff Chang; Dave Cook

Revised for young-adult readers, a top-reviewed history of hip-hop draws on interviews with rappers, DJs, activists and gang members to provide biographical information about prominent artists and insights into the genre’s world-changing influence. Ages 1

Instructions for Dancing
Instructions for Dancing
by Nicola Yoon

After picking up a book from the library, Yvette--who has given up on love--gains the ability to see how other people's romantic relationships will end. Ages 12-14

Concrete Rose
Concrete Rose
by Angie Thomas

A gang leader's son finds his effort to go straight for the sake of his child challenged by a loved one's brutal murder, in a poignant exploration of Black coming-of-age set seventeen years before the events of 'The Hate U Give.' Age 15-18

House of Hollow
House of Hollow
by Krystal Sutherland

Iris and Vivi work to uncover their dark, dangerous, and possibly magical past when their older sister Grey goes missing. Ages 12-14