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We’re giving away five copies of The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy by Anne Ursu to five lucky Riot readers!

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After Marya makes a terrible mistake, she receives a letter from Dragomir Academy—a mysterious school for wayward young girls. Soon she is a hundred miles from home, surrounded by girls she’s never met.

Dragomir Academy promises Marya and her classmates a chance to make something of themselves in service to one of the country’s powerful sorcerers. But as they learn how to fit into a world with no place for them, they begin to discover things about the magic the men of their country wield, as well as the things that threaten the precarious balance of their society.

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We’re giving away twenty copies of Welcome Back, Maple Mehta-Cohen by Kate McGovern to twenty lucky Riot readers!

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Maple Mehta-Cohen has been keeping a secret: she can’t read all that well. She has an impressive vocabulary and loves dictating stories into her recorder—especially the adventures of a daring sleuth who’s half Indian and half Jewish like Maple herself—but words on the page just don’t seem to make sense to her. Despite all Maple’s tricks to hide her reading troubles, her teacher is on to her, and now Maple has to repeat fifth grade. Maple is devastated—what will her friends think? Will they forget about her? An engaging read for anyone who has ever felt different.

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We’re giving away five copies of Wiggles, Stomps and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down, a sensory differences story by Lindsey Rowe Parker, illustrated by Rebecca Burgess to five lucky Riot readers!

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A picture book about sensory differences celebrating neurodiversity by a neurodivergent author and an autistic illustrator. The vibration in her feet when she runs, the tap-tap-tap of her spoon on the table at mealtime, the trickle of cool water running over her hands–these are the things that calm her jitters down. This book is for anyone who has ever felt the need for a wiggle, stomp, or squeeze! This title is also available in Spanish: Meneos, Pistones, Y Apretones Para Calmar Mi Cosquilleo. You need this inclusive book on your shelf!

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We’re giving away five copies of Choose Your Own Adventure: Time Travel Inn by Bart King to five lucky Riot readers!

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Your wacky grandmother Dolores disappears into thin air and you and your family suddenly become the caretakers of her motel – Time Travel Inn – in rural Wisconsin. When you arrive from Florida, you begin to investigate immediately. It does not take long to figure out that the inn is an epicenter for time travel research gone very, very wrong.

Written by well-known humor author, Bart King, who has published many bestselling children’s titles, including Bad Dad Jokes (That’s How Eye Roll) and The Big Book of Spy Stuff, with nearly 1 million books in print.

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We’re giving away five copies of Tides of Mutiny by Rebecca Rode to five lucky riot readers!

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Lane Garrow has a secret—one that could get her killed. A life at sea hiding as a captain’s boy is all she knows, but things start to fall apart when an old pirate enemy comes after her father. And there are rumors that her father was once a pirate as well. Enter a mysterious prince! Can Lane protect herself and find a way to live her dream? Or will she risk everything for a world where her very existence is a death sentence. Maybe there’s a third option. After all, she’s never played by the rules before. Why start now?

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We’re giving away five copies of The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish by Karina Yan Glaser to five lucky Riot readers!

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It’s summer on 141st Street, and the Vanderbeekers are looking forward to Papa’s surprise fortieth birthday party.

But then Papa must leave town to help his best friend and the Vanderbeeker children are surprised to find their maternal grandparents on their doorstep. Grandma is very critical of everything they do. Meanwhile, they find themselves learning more about their papa’s father than ever before, and wishing they could have known him a bit better. Can they learn more about the grandfather they lost and come to appreciate the grandparents they still have while making sure their papa has the best birthday ever?

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We’re giving away ten copies of When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke to ten lucky Riot readers!

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In this joyful exploration of the Black Lives Matter motto, a loving narrator relays to a young Black child the strength and resonance behind the words. In family life, through school and beyond, the refrains echo and gain in power, among vignettes of protests and scenes of ancestors creating music on djembe drums. With deeply saturated illustrations rendered in jewel tones, Maxine Beneba Clarke offers a gorgeous, moving, and essential picture book.

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We’re giving away five copies of Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs to five lucky Riot readers!

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It is 1913, revolution rages in Mexico. Twelve-year-old Petra’s mama has died and before her papa is dragged away by soldiers, Petra vows to care for her abuelita, little sister Amelia, and baby brother Luisito, until they can be reunited. They flee north through the unforgiving desert as their town burns, searching for safe harbor in a world that offers none.

Through battlefields and deserts, hunger and fear, Petra stops at nothing to keep her family safe and lead them to a better life across the U.S. border – a life where her barefoot dreams could finally become reality.

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We’re giving away five copies of The Leopard Behind the Moon by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev to five lucky Riot readers!

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There are three important laws in Ezomo’s village: Don’t go to The Valley, don’t go out at night, and never, ever, ever open the magical door that protects them all. But when Ezomo encounters the leopard believed to have killed his father, he and his best friends embark on a journey that leads them past the boundaries set by their elders.

With his friends by his side, Ezomo chases after the leopard, certain that it has the power to cure all. But in the process, he discovers the truth about his village. And that cautionary tales exist for a reason.

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We’re giving away five copies of The Samosa Rebellion by Shanthi Sekaran to five lucky Riot readers!

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When Muki’s grandma Paati emigrates from India to the island of Mariposa, it coincides with big changes.

Mariposa’s president starts dividing citizens into Butterflies—families who’ve lived in Mariposa for three generations—and Moths, who, like Muki’s family, are more recent immigrants. The changes are small at first. But then Muki and his friends find a camp being built to imprison Moths before sending them away. Soon, his Paati is captured and taken there.

While devising Paati’s escape, Muki discovers that a secret rebellion is underway, and as he digs deeper, he realizes rescuing Paati will be the fight of his life.