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Books & Authors, Black Voices, Black Lives

Black Lives Matter

A powerful way to develop empathy for those of different identities and backgrounds is by attending to their stories and perspectives. The first part of this Own Voices list offers memoirs by Black authors who explore their intersecting identities and the impacts of racism and injustice on themselves and those whom they love. The second part collects empowering anti-racist nonfiction and fiction for teen readers.

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Mythology Retellings

However ancient, myths and legends remain relevant, resonating with human desires, tragedies, and ideals. Explore contemporary mythology retellings with these vibrant titles.

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The Secret Life of Words

Language is our everyday medium of self-expression, and yet we rarely ponder its grammar, symbolism, and evolution. Explore the nuance, dynamics, and hilarity of language—from untranslatable words to emoji—with these books.

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