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EVELYN DEL REY IS MOVING AWAY by Meg Medina and Sonia Sanchez, ill, Candlewick, September 2020, 32p., ISBN: 978-1-5362-0704-0
BEFORE THE EVER AFTER by Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, September 2020, 176p., ISBN: 978-0-399-54543-6

TUNE IT OUT by Jamie Sumner, Atheneum, September 2020, 288p., ISBN: 978-1-5344-5700-3 

FLYING OVER WATER by Shannon Hitchcock and N.H. Senzai, Scholastic Press, October 2020, 272p., ISBN: 978-1-338-61766-5
ILLEGAL by Francisco X. Stork, Scholastic Press, August 2020, 304p., ISBN: 978-1-338-31055-9
FLOODED: A REQUIEM FOR JOHNSTOWN by Ann E. Burg, Scholastic Press, October 2020, 352p., ISBN: 978-1-338-54069-7
KHALIL AND MR. HAGERTY AND THE BACKYARD TREASURES by Tricia Springstubb and Elaheh Taherian, ill., Candlewick, May 2020, 32p., ISBN: 978-1-5362-0306-6 
STOLEN JUSTICE: THE STRUGGLE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTING RIGHTS by Lawrence Goldstone, Scholastic Focus, January 2020, 288p., ISBN: 978-1-338-32350-4
ANIMORPHS GRAPHIC NOVEL #1: THE INVASION by K.A. Applegate and Michael Grant and Chris Grine, ill., Scholastic Graphix, October 2020, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-3382-22648-5
THE PIRATES ARE COMING! by John Condon and Matt Hunt, ill., Candlewick/Nosy Crow, July 2020, 32p., ISBN: 978-1-5362-1216-7
TWO LITTLE TRAINS by Margaret Wise Brown and Greg Pizzoli, Harper, March 2020, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-06-267651-1
STAMPED: RACISM, ANTIRACISM, AND YOU by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, Little Brown, March 2020, 320p., ISBN: 978-0-316-45369-1
SOMETHING TO SAY by Lisa Moore Ramée, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, July 2020, 384p., ISBN: 978-0-06-283671-7
BEAUTY MARK: A VERSE NOVEL OF MARILYN MONROE by Carole Boston Weatherford, Candlewick, September 2020, 192p., ISBN: 978-1-5362-0629-6
EFRÉN DIVIDED by Ernesto Cisneros, Harper, March 2020, 272p., ISBN: 978- 0-06-288168-7
WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED by Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, and Iman Geddy, Dial, April 2020, 264p., ISBN: 978-0-525-55391-5
GOLD RUSH GIRL by Avi, Candlewick, March 2020, 320p., ISBN: 978- 1-5362-0679-1
RICK by Alex Gino, Scholastic Press, April 2020, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-338-04810-0
JUNK BOY by Tony Abbott, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen, October 2020, 368p., ISBN: 978-0-06-249125-1
HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY by Ali Standish, Harper, April 2020, 384p., ISBN: 978-0-06-289328-4
A THOUSAND QUESTIONS by Saadia Faruqi, HarperCollins/Quill Tree Books, September 2020, 320p., ISBN: 978-0-06-294320-0
OLD ROCK (IS NOT BORING) by Deb Pilutti, Putnam, February 2020, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-525-51818-1
THE BLACKBIRD GIRLS by Anna Blankman, Viking, March 2020, 352p., ISBN: 978-1-9848-3735-6
CLEAN GETAWAY by Nic Stone, Crown, January 2020, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-9848-9297-3
DON’T WORRY, LITTLE CRAB by Chris Haughton, Candlewick, April 2020, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-5362-1119-1
NESTING by Henry Cole, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegan, March 2020, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-06-288592-0
THE FIRST CONSPIRACY: THE SECRET PLOT TO KILL GEORGE WASHINGTON (YOUNG READERS EDITION) by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch, adapted by Catherine Frank, Roaring Brook, January 2020, 368p., ISBN: 978-1-250-24483-3
PLANET OMAR: ACCIDENTAL TROUBLE MAGNET by Zanib Mian and Nasaya Mafaridik, ill., Putnam, February 2020, 224p., ISBN: 978-0-593-10921-2
SHOW ME A SIGN by Ann Clare LeZotte, Scholastic Press, March 2020, 288p., ISBN: 978-1-338-25581-2
MOM’S SWEATER by Jayde Perkin, Eerdmans, April 2020, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-8028-5544-2 
EMILY WRITES: EMILY DICKINSON AND HER POETIC BEGINNINGS by Jane Yolen and Christine Davenier, ill., Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano, February 2020, 40p., ISBN: 978-1-250-12808-0
ME AND MY SISTER by Rose Robbins, Eerdmans, April 2020, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-8028-5542-8
SEAGULLS SOAR by April Pulley Sayre and Kasia Bogdańska, ill, Boyds Mills, April 2020, 32p., ISBN: 978-1-68437-197-6
ASTRONAUTS: WOMEN ON THE FINAL FRONTIER by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks, First Second, February 2020, 176p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-677-6
JANE AGAINST THE WORLD: ROE V. WADE AND THE FIGHT FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS by Karen Blumenthal, Roaring Brook, February 2020, 371p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-165-4
THIS IS MY AMERICA by Kim Johnson, Random House, July 2020, 416 p., 978-0-593-11876-4
LIZZIE DEMANDS A SEAT! ELIZABETH JENNINGS FIGHTS FOR STREETCAR RIGHTS by Beth Anderson and E.B. Lewis, ill., Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, January 2020, 32p., ISBN: 978-1-62979-939-1
HIKE by Pete Oswald, Candlewick, March 2020, 40p., ISBN: 978-1-5362-0157-4
DOWN UNDER THE PIER by Nell Cross Beckerman and Rachell Sumpter, ill., Cameron Kids, April 2020, 32p., ISBN: 978-1-944903-86-2
THE RISE AND FALL OF CHARLES LINDBERGH by Candace Fleming, Random House/Schwartz & Wade, February 2020, 384p., ISBN: 978-0-525-64654-9
A HATFUL OF DRAGONS: AND MORE THAN 13.8 BILLION OTHER FUNNY POEMS by Vikram Madan, Wordsong, April 2020, 64p., ISBN: 978-1-68437-999-6
UNSTOPPABLE by Adam Rex and Laura Park, ill., Chronicle, May 2020, 56p., ISBN: 978-1-4521-6504-2
SANTIAGO’S ROAD HOME by Alexandra Diaz, Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman, May 2020, 336p., ISBN: 978-1-5344-4623-6
WHAT SOUND IS MORNING? by Grant Snider, Chronicle, May 2020, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-4521-7993-3
HARD WORK, BUT IT’S WORTH IT: THE LIFE OF JIMMY CARTER by Bethany Hegedus and Kyung Eun Han, ill., Harper Collins/Balzer + Bray, January 2020, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-06-264378-0
KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES by Kacen Callender, Scholastic Press, February 2020, 272p., ISBN: 978-1-338-12933-5
FIGHTING WORDS by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Dial Books for Young Readers, August 2020, 256p., ISBN: 978-1-9848-1568-2
DREAMLAND: THE TRUE TALE OF AMERICA’S OPIATE EPIDEMIC, A YOUNG ADULT ADAPTATION by Sam Quinones, Bloomsbury, July 2019, 224p., ISBN: 978-1-5476-0131-8
JUST BREATHE by Cammie McGovern, Harper Teen, January 2020, 352p., ISBN: 978-0-06-246335-7
THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS DO by Cathleen Barnhart, HarperCollins, January 2020, 352p., ISBN: 978-0-06-288893-8
TREES by Verlie Hutchens and Jing Jing Tsong, ill. Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane, March 2019, 40p., ISBN: 978-1-4814-4707-2
ALMOST AMERICAN GIRL: AN ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR by Robin Ha, Harper/Balzer + Bray, January 2020, 240p., ISBN: 978-0-06-268510-0
GO WITH THE FLOW by Lily Williams & Karen Schneemann, First Second, January 2020, 336p., ISBN: 978-1-250-14317-4
THE OLD TRUCK by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey, Norton, January 2020, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-324-00519-3
THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE by Dan Gemeinhart, Henry Holt, January 2019, 352p., ISBN: 978-1-250-19670-5
THE HEART OF A WHALE by Anna Pignataro, Philomel, January 2020, 40p., ISBN: 978-1-984-83627-4
FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON by Janae Marks, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books, January 2020, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-287585-3
WE DREAM OF SPACE by Erin Entrada Kelly, Greenwillow, May 2020, 400p., ISBN: 978-0-06-27430-3

ANIMALS ARE PEOPLE TOO: AN ADORABLE ANIMAL EMOTION THESAURUS by Odd Dot, October 2019, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-250-31863-3  

ALL THE DAYS PAST, ALL THE DAYS TO COME by Mildred D. Taylor, Viking, January 2020, 496p., ISBN: 978-0-399-25730-8

WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, May 2019, 400p., ISBN: 978-0-06-266283-5 

BIRDSONG by Julie Flett, Greystone Kids, October 2019, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-77164-473-1

CHICK AND BRAIN: SMELL MY FOOT! by Cece Bell, Candlewick, September 2019, 72p., ISBN: 978-0-7636-7936-1

KENT STATE by Deborah Wiles, Scholastic Press, April 2020, 144p., ISBN: 978-1-338-35628-1

THE HUNDRED-YEAR BARN by Patricia MacLachlan and Kenard Pak, ill., HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books, September 2019, 48p., ISBN: 978-0-06-268773-9
UNDER THE BROKEN SKY by Mariko Nagai, Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books, October 2019, 304p., ISBN: 978-1-250-15921-2

NINE MONTHS: BEFORE A BABY IS BORN by Miranda Paul and Jason Chin, ill., Holiday House/Neal Porter Books, April 2019, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-8234-4161-7

STRANGE BIRDS: A FIELD GUIDE TO RUFFLING FEATHERS by Celia C. Pérez, Kokila, September 2019, 384p., ISBN: 978-0-425-29043-9 

FIX THAT CLOCK by Kurt Cyrus, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, November 2019, 40p., ISBN: 978-1-328-90408-9

SMALL IN THE CITY by Sydney Smith, Holiday House/Neal Porter Books, September 2019, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-8234-4261-4 

BORN TO FLY: THE FIRST WOMEN’S AIR RACE ACROSS AMERICA by Steve Sheinkin, Roaring Brook, September 2019, 288p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-130-2

HOME IN THE WOODS by Eliza Wheeler, Nancy Paulsen Books, October 2019, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-399-16290-9 

FINDING KINDNESS by Deborah Underwood and Irene Chan, ill., Henry Holt/Godwin Books, October 2019, 32p., ISBN: 978-1-250-23789-7 
BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE by Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, September 2019, 256p., ISBN: 978-0-7636-944-7
BETWEEN US AND ABUELA: A FAMILY STORY FROM THE BORDER by Mitali Perkins and Sara Palacios, Farrar Straus Giroux, September 2019, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-374-30373-0
HOW MANY? A DIFFERENT KIND OF COUNTING BOOK by Christopher Danielson, Charlesbridge, September 2019, 36p., ISBN: 978-1-58089-943-7
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (THE MAKING OF AMERICA) by Teri Kanefield, Abrams, October 2019, 256p., ISBN: 978-1-4197-3402-1

MANHATTAN: MAPPING THE STORY OF AN ISLAND by Jennifer Thermes, Abrams Books for Young Readers, August 2019, 64p., ISBN: 978-1-4197-3655-1
THE DOWNSTAIRS GIRL by Stacey Lee, Putnam, August 2019, 384p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-4095-5

SNACK ATTACK by Terry Border, Philomel, September 2019, 32p., ISBN: 978-1-524-74011-5 

THE SEVENTH VOYAGE by Stanislaw Lem and Jon J. Muth, ill., Scholastic Graphix, October 2019, 80p., ISBN: 978-0-545-00462-6

ONE DARK BIRD by Liz Garton Scanlon and Frann Preston-Gannon, ill., Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane, July 2019, 978-1-5344-0443-4 

ORANGE FOR THE SUNSETS by Tina Athaide, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen, April 2019, 336p., ISBN: 978-0-06-279529-8
VIRAL: THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS IN AMERICA by Ann Bausum, Viking, June 2019, 176p., ISBN: 978-0-425-28729-0
THE MOON WITHIN by Aida Salazar, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, March 2019, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-338-28337-2
INTERNMENT by Samira Ahmed, Little Brown, March 2019, 400p., ISBN: 978-0-316-52269-4
THE RUNAWAYS by Ulf Stark, Kitty Crowther ill., Julia Marshall, translator, Gecko Press, April 2019, 144p., ISBN: 978-1-776572-33-5

HOW TO TWO by David Soman, Dial, March 2019, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-525-42784-1 

THE IMPORTANT THING ABOUT MARGARET WISE BROWN by Mac Barnett and Sarah Jacoby, ill., HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, May 2019, 48p., ISBN: 978-0-06-239344-9

OTHER WORDS FOR HOME by Jasmine Warga, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, May 2019, 352p., ISBN: 978-0-06-274780-8 

SONG FOR A WHALE by Lynne Kelly, Delacorte, February 2019, 320p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-7023-5

HEY, WATER! by Antoinette Portis, Holiday House/Neal Porter, March 2019, 48p., ISBN: 978-0-8234-4155-6

FOCUSED by Alyson Gerber, Scholastic Press, March 2019, 304p., ISBN: 978-1-338-18597-3 

BUTTERFLY YELLOW by Thanhhà Lai, HarperCollins, September 2019, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-222921-2 

LUBNA AND PEBBLE by Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egnéus, ill., Dial, March 2019, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-525-55416-5

GIRLS ON THE VERGE by Sharon Biggs Waller, Henry Holt, April 2019, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-250-15169-8 

THE TRUE HISTORY OF LYNDIE B. HAWKINS by Gail Shepherd, Penguin Random House/Kathy Dawson Books, March 2019, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-525-42845-9
THE DICTIONARY OF DIFFICULT WORDS by Jane Solomon and Louise Lockhart, ill., Frances Lincoln, April 2019, 112p., ISBN: 978-1-78603-811-1
HOME IS A WINDOW by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard and Chris Sasaki, ill., Holiday House/Neal Porter, April 2019, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-8234-4156-3
A GOOD KIND OF TROUBLE by Lisa Moore Ramée, HarperCollins/Balzer and Bray, March 2019, 368p., ISBN: 978-0-06-283668-7
THE LINE TENDER by Kate Allen, Dutton, April 2019, 384p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-3160-3

POPCORN COUNTRY: THE STORY OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE SNACK by Cris Peterson and David R. Lundquist, photographer, Boyds Mills Press, April 2019, 32p., ISBN: 978-1-62979-882-9 

THIS PROMISE OF CHANGE: ONE GIRL’S STORY IN THE FIGHT FOR SCHOOL EQUALITY by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy, Bloomsbury, January 2019, 320p., ISBN: 978-1-68119-852-1
PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING by Randy Ribay, Penguin Random House/Kokila, June 2019, 336p., ISBN: 978-0-525-55491-2

WE’RE NOT FROM HERE by Geoff Rodkey, Random House/Crown Books for Young Readers, March 2019, 256p., ISBN: 978-1-5247-7304-5 


resources: fish in the sea; trees in the forests; coal and petroleum deposits; and fresh water. In a succinct picture book text, she shows how decisions made today regarding these essential resources will significantly impact the quality of life in the present time as well as the condition of the planet that we will leave for future generations.

COMMON GROUND has been around for 23 years, and I still haven't found a book that does a better job of explaining so clearly what is at stake. 

The author concludes by pointing out that, unlike the long-ago villagers who could just move on, “Now we don’t have anyplace else to go.”

Richie Partington, MLIS

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