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Falling Short
Forever this Summer
Death & Sparkles
Room to Dream
The Unteachables
Dear Haiti, Love Elaine
You’ve Reached Sam
Brave Enough
The Art of Falling for You
Tahira in Bloom
Class Act
Love from A to Z
Love is a Revolution
Excuse me While I Ugly Cry
If I Ever Get Out of Here
I love You so Much
Darius the Great is not Okay
Where the Rhythm Takes You
Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance
Dear Evan Hansen

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Junior | South Carolina Book Awards

all he knew
alone
Amari and the night brothers
the brave
the canyon
city spies
Cleo Porter and the body electric
closer to nowhere
dress coded
fighting words
ground zero
the in-between
measuring up
Santiago
the shape of thunder
starfish
the stitchers
tune it out
turtle boy
twins

Young Adult | South Carolina Book Awards

all your twisted secrets
be dazzled
the bridge
cemetery boys
charming as a verb
clap when you land
displacement
firekeeper
the gilded ones
grown
the inheritance games
legendborn
lycanthropy and other chronic illnesses: a novel
more than maybe
prepped
the ravens
this is my America
this is not the Jess show
unscripted
watch over me

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Garvey’s Choice
Hey, Kiddo
Sticks & Stones
If I Ever Get Out of Here
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
The Memory of Light
Starfish
I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Genesis Begins Again
The Assignment
Wink
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali
Turning Point
Dear Martin
Short
Karma Khullar’s Mustache
Color Me In
All of Me
Sparrow
Rain Rising

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Black History is American History

I remember being in school as a kid and wondering why we were only taught about historical Black figures during February. I then remember being confused because we only talked about well-known names like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.

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Amajah Langford February 25, 2021

Black History Month

Every February, we celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month. Literature in particular has been a space for black authors to tell their stories and bookworms seeking good reads can choose from an array of …

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Kate Barry February 23, 2021

Board Games Aren’t Just for Fun

Board games aren’t just for fun — they’re learning tools. Cooperation, strategy, math, science, literacy, critical-thinking … there’s a game for that. From classic to brand new, here are some board games to play with your family.

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Alisha Polkowsky February 2, 2021

Fall Into Winter Reading

The days are getting colder and the nights are getting longer — but reading always brightens up our day — so we’re challenging you to Fall Into Winter Reading. We realize you’re busy, so we made it simple.

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Suri Smith November 20, 2020

Kindness Project

We invite you to join in spreading kindness throughout the month of November. The library offers a series of activities encouraging local residents to be kind to others, be kind to ourselves, be kind to animals and be kind to the earth.

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Melissa Hudson November 5, 2020

It’s NaNoWriMo Time

Fall is finally here. That means football, pumpkin spice, temperatures below 90 degrees and — for the month of November — NaNoWriMo. NaNoWri—WHAT? National Novel Writing

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Laura Collins November 1, 2020