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. 

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Blue-Skinned Gods Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781641292429
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Published: Soho Press - November 2nd, 2021

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

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Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450543
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 1st, 2021

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We Set the Dark on Fire Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062691323
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

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Cog 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 Cover Image
$15.95
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
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Published: Amistad - January 7th, 2020

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

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