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Cover of Dear Martin Boy in Red Hoodie On White Co

"Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Grim Reaper as a Chauffeur to Prom on Orange Cover

"In a world where everyone knows the day they will die, a teenage boy is determined to outlive his upcoming expiration date"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Cheerleader doing back flip

"In every class, there's a star cheerleader and a pariah pregnant girl. They're never supposed to be the same person. Hermione struggles to regain the control she's always had and faces a wrenching decision about how to move on"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Texting bubbles

"Looks at a teen's life after the death of his best friend and how he navigates through the guilt and pain by celebrating their lives--and ultimately learning to forgive himself"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Latina girl with french braid

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home"--Provided by publisher. 

Available in print and ebook

Boy in yellow hoodie holding red balloon

"In 1985, six men and one woman are called back to Derry, Maine search for a creature of unspeakable evil that had stalked them as children"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Girl staring

"When Kacey moves in with her estranged father and his new family, her new friend goes missing and Kacey finds herself at the center of the investigation"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

two white bees on black background

"A collection of poems that look at survival through experiences of violence, abuse, love, and loss"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Flowers with scratched out in yellow

"Three misfit girls come together to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew and in the process start a movement that transforms the lives of everyone around them"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Four yearbook pictures with notebook paper over the faces

"When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Life preservers floating on ocean waves

"As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Black crow wing on gray clouds

"Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print, Open eBooks, and ebook

Two boys walking by New York skyline at night

"In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Orange coil on beige background

"Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Black up arrow and white down arrow with heart eye emoji on blue background

"Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, plus-sized Molly supports her once-cynical twin, Cassie, when the latter has her own bout of lovesickness, a situation that is complicated by sibling dynamics and an unexpected romantic triangle."--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

cursive blue writing with a heart on a white background

"Pregnant at fifteen, Mari Pujols believes the baby will supply the family love she yearns for but when she learns the fetus has a heart defect, her friends, sometimes boyfriend, and doctor are there for her"--Provided by publisher.

Available in print and ebook

Welcome To March Books & Brackets!

Welcome to March Books & Brackets!

We have gathered the sixteen most popular fiction and poetry books in the LLMC and they will be battling for superiority during our 2nd Annual March Books & Brackets! After a random draw, the following books will be facing off:

Six of Crows vs. Denton Little's Death Date; Exit Pursued by a Bear vs. The Upside of Unrequited; I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter vs. Turtles All The Way Down; Dear Martin vs. They Both Die at the End; Salt to the Sea vs. Little Monsters; One of us is Lying vs. The Nowhere Girls; Goodbye Days vs. Water in May; Milk and Honey vs. It.

You can vote in our Super 16 until 3/24!

Voting will take place as follows:

Super 16: February 26th - March 2nd
Excellent 8: March 5th - March 9th
Fab 4: March 12th - March 16th
Championship: March 19th - March 23rd

Which book will reign supreme? Find out on March 23rd!

Super 16: Voting Open 2/26-3/2


click here to vote!

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