Gerald the giraffe just wants to dance, but like all giraffes, he has crooked knees and thin legs. It’s hard for giraffes to dance! Thankfully, Gerald figures out how to dance his own way after hearing some encouragement from an unlikely friend.
At this school, the group of children are different from each other, but everyone is welcome. Kids in patkas, hijabs, yarmulkes and baseball caps all play together. Follow along as the children learn from each other’s traditions and gather to celebrate Lunar New Year.
Boetema, a fifteen-year-old girl, is suddenly capable of astral projecting in her dreams, inhabiting the bodies of people on distant planets. Her brother, Inotu, gets into trouble after eavesdropping on business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard. After Boetema accidentally gets someone hurt while possessing another girl’s body, she and Inotu must work together to solve the problems they created.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter is barely balancing moving between two worlds: her poor neighborhood and the fancy prep school she attends in the suburbs. After Starr witnesses the shooting of her best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer, that balance is lost entirely. Starr finds herself in the middle of the situation after Khalil’s death becomes a national headline. Protesters take to the streets for Khalil, but cops and a local drug lord try to intimidate Starr while others call Khalil a thug. Starr is the only person who knows what really happened that night, but what she says could upend her community — or even endanger her life.
June is LGBTQ Pride Month! No matter who you love and no matter who you are this month is about taking pride in being yourself. Look to our GERI book selection to find stories filled with diverse characters learning to love and be their most authentic self.
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