Riley's Picks

I'm your kids' books expert. If you're a teacher, a parent, a younger reader, or just someone who enjoys books made for younger readers I'm the one to ask. I'm also really into reading books by black and indigenous authors across genres and I read a lot of books on critical race theory and gender/queer theory. I'm excited to challenge every reader that approaches me to read an author outside of their personal worldview and broaden their perspective through books. 

Parable of the Sower By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds By Adrienne Maree Brown Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781849352604
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

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Blue-Skinned Gods By SJ Sindu Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781641292429
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Soho Press - November 2nd, 2021

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Worldly Things By Michael Kleber-Diggs Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781571315168
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Milkweed Editions - June 8th, 2021

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Iron Widow By Xiran Jay Zhao Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735269934
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Teen Canada - September 21st, 2021

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Ophie’s Ghosts By Justina Ireland Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062915894
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 18th, 2021

Grievers (Black Dawn #1) By Adrienne Maree Brown Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781849354523
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Published: AK Press - September 7th, 2021

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We Set the Dark on Fire By Tehlor Kay Mejia Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9780062691323
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

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Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories By Nana Nkweti Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450543
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Graywolf Press - June 1st, 2021

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe By Lauren James Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9780062660268
Published: HarperTeen - May 14th, 2019

Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

Monday's Not Coming By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062422682
Availability: Backordered
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 23rd, 2019

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Cog By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062686039
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: HarperCollins - December 8th, 2020

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345804341
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Foreword by), Deborah G. Plant (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062748218
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Amistad - January 7th, 2020

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A Song Below Water: A Novel By Bethany C. Morrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250315328
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Published: Tor Teen - June 2nd, 2020

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The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements By Walidah Imarisha (Editor), Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor), Sheree Renee Thomas (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Walidah Imarisha (Editor), Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor), Sheree Renee Thomas (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781849352093
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Published: AK Press - April 7th, 2015