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Watch this space for new releases and featured titles compiled by SCPL Teen Librarians. Discover new titles and authors that tackle a wide variety of subjects to suit your every mood. 


Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose, by Angie Thomas

In this highly anticipated prequel novel set seventeen years before the smash-hit The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas tells the story of Maverick Carter, the teenaged son of a former gang legend. With his father in prison and his mother working two jobs, Mav knows he has to do what he can to make ends meet. He knows life isn't perfect, but he feels like he has everything under control - that is, until Mav finds out he's a father. With a chance to go straight, Mav hopes to prove he can amount to more than what's expected of him. 

Thomas explores race, masculinity, and the combination of the two within Black boyhood and manhood while weaving themes of loyalty, revenge, and responsibility. This book is recommended for teens and adults that love books with an issue-oriented message like The Hate U Give, Tyler Johnson was Here, or All American Boys

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