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Omar Odd: outcast, new kid, Internet star, crew member, retail worker, unemployed TV star, friendzoner, truth teller. And this is just the beginning of Omar’s story. The Oddball Chronicles by Michael “Cerealsenei” Williams is about junior Omar Odd, who is new to Ridgewood High School and who takes great pains to remain anonymous and unseen by both his teachers and his peers. Unfortunately, his plans don’t quite work out the way he envisioned; however, unexpected plans are exactly what Omar really needed.

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Dragons in a Bag starts with Jaxon and his mother being evicted from their apartment, thus requiring Jaxon to stay with a woman he thinks is his grandmother. But as he looks around, he starts to become suspicious.

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Blended is a story about an eleven-year-old girl who goes through complications with her identity and her family. In the book, Isabella's parents go through a divorce. Her time is split between Mom and Dad, but she also feels lost, not sure where she fits in culturally, as her dad is black and her mom is white. And then things go horribly wrong when a phone is mistaken as a gun.

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Memoirs of a Play-White by Helene Louiesa Mynhardt is an in-depth look into the life of the author through the lens of a changing society and the history that created it. The memoir begins with Louiesa's grandmother's story and slowly evolves into the early life of Louiesa.

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Rad Girls Can is a book about amazing young women who have stepped up in their communities and countries to make a difference. Rad Girls Can touches on 91 stories, some are short, a paragraph or two, and some are long, spanning two to three pages. The book also has stories about different ethnic groups, races, religions, and more! Some of the stories are about women many of us have hear of, like Anne Frank, Lorde, Ruby Bridges, Helen Keller, and others.

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Fresh Ink: An Anthology is an anthology of short stories put together by an amazing group of authors! The stories all focus on young adults and are geared toward coming-of-age type situations for the main characters. The stories range from discovering one's true potential to being truly comfortable in the skin you are in. For the most part, the stories are realistic fiction, however, at least two fall into the category of fantasy, and one is actually in graphic novel format. 

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