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Barely Missing Everything

Three Mexican-Americans--Juan, JD, and Fabi--each try to overcome their individual struggles as they all grapple with how to make a better life for themselves when it seems like brown lives don't matter.

Available in ebook & print

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The Best Lies

Told in alternating timelines, seventeen-year-old Remy Tsai's boyfriend, Jack, is shot by her best friend, Elise, and while police investigate, Remy probes her memories for the truth of their friendship.

Available in ebook, audiobook, & print

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Black Enough

A collection of coming-of-age short stories that reflect on the African American teenage experience in America.

Available in ebook, audiobook, & print

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Fake It Till You Break It

Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can't stand to be in the same room together. Mia and Jake decide they've have had enough. Together, they hatch a plan- all they have to do is pretend to date and then stage the worst breakup of all time -- and then they'll be free. The only problem is, maybe Jake and Mia don't hate each other as much as they once thought.

Available in ebook & print

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When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. The pills do more than take away pain; they make her feel good. But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases, and it becomes less about pain and more about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control.

Available in ebook, audiobook, & print

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Hope and Other Punch Lines

The tragic 9/11 event in NYC that changed the world, altered the life of Abbi Hope Goldstein as well as that of Noah Stern. They did not know each other back then, but they know each other now, and while Abbi is trying to move forward with her life, Noah still has unanswered questions that he believes Abbi can help answer.

Available in ebook & print

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The Immortalists

It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children sneak out to hear their fortunes. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.

Available in ebook & print

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In Another Life

Told in two voices, high school seniors Chloe Holden and Cash Colton try to determine if she is his foster mother's daughter, Emily, who was kidnapped at age three.

Available in audiobook & print

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A terrifying, futuristic United Sates where Muslim-Americans are forced into internment camps, and seventeen-year-old Layla Amin must lead a revolution against complicit silence.

Available in ebook, audiobook, & print

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The Lonely Dead

When schizophrenic Adele, who possesses a paranormal gift, is implicated in an investigation that involves the murder of her ex-best friend Tori, Adele must work with Tori's ghost to find the killer.

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On The Come Up

Sixteen-year-old Bri hopes to become a great rapper, and after her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, must decide whether to sell out or face eviction with her widowed mother.

Available in ebook, audiobook, & print

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Patron Saints of Nothing

When seventeen-year-old Jay Reguero learns his Filipino cousin and former best friend, Jun, was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, he flies to the Philippines to learn more.

Available in ebook, audiobook, & print

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Sorry For Your Loss

As the youngest of eight, painfully average Pup Flanagan is used to flying under the radar. The only person who ever made him think he could be more was his older brother Patrick. But that was before Patrick died suddenly. When Pup excels at a photography assignment he thought he'd bomb, things start to come into focus.  And the photograph that was supposed to show Pup a way out of his grief ultimately reveals someone else who is still stuck in their own. 

Available in ebook & print

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Two Can Keep a Secret

While true-crime afficionado Ellery and her twin brother are staying with their grandmother in a Vermont community known for murder, a new friend goes missing and Ellery may be next.

Available in ebook, audiobook, & print

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We Set The Dark on Fire

At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband's household or raise his children. Both paths promise a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. Daniela Vargas is the school's top student, but her pedigree is a lie. She must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society. 

Available in ebook, audiobook, & print

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With the Fire On High

Teen mother Emoni Santiago struggles with the challenges of finishing high school and her dream of working as a chef.

Available in ebook, audiobook, & print

Welcome To March Books & Brackets!

Welcome to March Books & Brackets!

We have gathered the sixteen most popular books from 2019 in the LLMC and they will be battling for superiority during our 4th Annual March Books & Brackets! 

Which book will reign supreme? Find out on March 27th!


Vote Here for the Champion

Voting will take place as follows:

Super 16: March 2nd - March 6th
Excellent 8: March 9th - March 13th
Fab 4: March 16th - March 20th
Championship: March 24th - March 27th

Championship Round