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Running with Lions by Julian Winters

Synopsis: Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end… Continue reading Running with Lions by Julian Winters

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Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated… Continue reading Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

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Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adultingβ€”working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual).… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a… Continue reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Shadowshaper by Daniel JosΓ© Older

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes their first party. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep tears... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going… Continue reading Shadowshaper by Daniel JosΓ© Older