Children & Teens Books of the Week

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Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524719524
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2019

"For more than a hundred years, we witnessed history," says the legendary structure of the Stonewall (Random House, $17.99) Inn. "Then came a night when we became part of history." Starting with its beginnings as a horse stable for the wealthy, the building takes readers through its long and storied life in Greenwich Village. As the neighborhood's population changes, so too does the building's function adapt, eventually becoming a haven for LGBTQ+ people—a place where folks can freely be who they truly are. Their freedom is threatened when police start raiding and arresting the building's patrons. Everything changes one night when, instead of running away, the people stand up for their rights and fight back. Rob Sanders' sparse but unflinching prose, paired with Jamey Christophe's keen illustrations, enliven this important history just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Ages 5-9. Colette Whitney


Blast from the Past
One True Way Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338181746
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 28th, 2019

Middle school is hard for everyone but it is especially hard for Allie Drake, a student reporter and the new kid at Daniel Boone Middle School who maybe – or maybe not? – likes Sam, one of the most popular girls at school. One True Way (Scholastic, $7.99) by Shannon Hitchcock is a smart and personal look at the history and personal stories surrounding gay rights in the 1970s, and especially how that time affected girls just like Allie and Sam. Readers will be inspired by Allie’s tough questions, and cheer her on as she discovers that love is love no matter what anyone else says. Ages 9-13. Emily Griswold

YA Pick
I Wish You All the Best Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338306125
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Published: Push - May 14th, 2019

Thrown out of the house upon coming out to their parents as nonbinary, Ben de Backer takes refuge in a new school in a new town, and finds solace in art class. They even begin to feel the stirrings of hope as they make new connections with their peers. But nothing compares to the budding relationship they share with Nathan, a funny and charming student whose interest in Ben hints at something deeper. After all the upheaval of the past year, Ben struggles to find the courage to share their truth with Nathan, even though they want him to know. Debut author Mason Deaver shares an honest and moving portrayal of a nonbinary teen coming out, falling in love, and searching for a safe place to land. I Wish You All the Best (Scholastic, $17.99) is equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, and will echo in minds long after the last page. Ages 14-18. Colette Whitney