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Indie Bestsellers - Young Adult

Bestseller List for January 24, 2021
Bay Area rankings based on sales in Independent bookstores in the Bay Area during the week that ended Sunday, January 17. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Northern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.

Concrete Rose Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062846716
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 12th, 2021

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.


We Were Liars Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385741279
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - May 29th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Don't miss the eagerly anticipated prequel, Family of Liars, available May 2022!

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller! A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America

This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.


The Cousins Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525708001
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Published: Delacorte Press - December 1st, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You'll never feel the same about family again.


The Hate U Give Movie Tie-in Edition Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Nikki Giovanni (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062871350
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 4th, 2018

The acclaimed, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, and Common.  

This hardcover edition features the movie poster art, full-color photos, and Angie Thomas in conversation with Amandla Stenberg and director George Tillman Jr.


One of Us Is Lying Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524714680
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - May 30th, 2017

All the secrets of the Bayview Four will be revealed in the TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • BUZZFEED • POPCRUSH


Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic


The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217018
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - December 1st, 2020

The instant New York Times bestseller!

Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs—creating an essential read for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice.


Cemetery Boys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as "groundbreaking."

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.


A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984896391
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - January 5th, 2021

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES WITH OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD• Everyone is talking about this addictive must-read mystery with shades of Serial and Making a Murderer about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect.

Everyone in Fairview knows the story.


The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition (Giver Quartet #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780544340688
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - July 1st, 2014

Now a major motion picture, Lois Lowry's powerful and provocative Newbery Medal–winning tale has become one of the most influential novels of our time.

The story focuses on twelve-year-old Jonas who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world full of contentment and conformity.


They Both Die at the End Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062457806
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 18th, 2018

Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.


You Have a Match: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250237309
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wednesday Books - January 12th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A REESE'S BOOK CLUB WINTER YA PICK
INDIE NEXT PICK
A BEST YA PICK OF 2021 BY POPSUGAR * PARADE


A new love, a secret sister, and a summer she'll never forget.


Elatsoe Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

A National Indie Bestseller
TIME's Best 100 Fantasy Books of All Time
An NPR Best Book of 2020
A Booklist's Top 10 First Novel for Youth
A BookPage Best Book of 2020
A CPL "Best of the Best" Book
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2020
A Buzzfeed Best YA SFF Book of 2020
A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2020
An AICL Best YA Book of 2020
A Kirkus Best YA Book of 2020


Punching the Air Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062996480
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

New York Times and USA Today bestseller * Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor * Walter Award Winner * Goodreads Finalist for Best Teen Book of the Year * Time Magazine Best Book of the Year * Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year * School Library Journal