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NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus

Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. Includes tools for teachers such as Lexile levels and Common Core standards.

Staff Picks

Extraordinary Books With BIPOC Main Characters

Make your next read something extraordinary by choosing a book that features a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, [or] Person of Color) main character. Below you will find some staff recommended teen and adult "must-reads". If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha Even as a girl, I knew the only chance I had was to change my face...even before a fortune-teller told me so. Kyuri is a heartbreakingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a room salon, an exclusive bar where she entertains businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach…

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We Get Angry Too!

Emotions are a normal part of life for all humans, even and especially for little ones. While children do not yet have much practice understanding and dealing with anger in healthy ways, this list of picture books tackles the topic of different approaches for children to think about this common emotion. The positive message of these books is “It’s Okay to be angry and it's possible to still be you by learning to approach and understand your anger.” The pout-pout fish and the mad, mad day by Deborah Diesen There are many things in life that…

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