Books

Be Real, Macy Weaver

Coming July 12, 2022

A humorous, heartfelt, and fashion-filled middle grade contemporary novel about Macy Weaver, a young girl struggling with how to be her true self and make a best friend—during a tumultuous year when her mom goes back to college. Perfect for fans of From the Desk of Zoe Washington and Stand Up, Yumi Chung.

Eleven-year-old Macy Weaver knows relationships are complicated. Fresh off her latest friendship breakup, she’s spent most of her summer break on her own. So when Macy’s mother decides to go back to college three states away, Macy jumps on the chance to move—anything for a fresh start.

But Macy’s new home isn’t exactly what she expected. Her mother’s never around and her dad’s always working. Lonelier than ever, Macy sets her sights on finding a new best friend. When she meets Brynn, who’s smart and kind and already seems to have her whole life figured out—down to her future as a high fashion model—Macy knows she’s it. The only problem is that Brynn already has a BFF and, as everyone knows, you can only have one.

Resorting to old habits, Macy turns one small lie into a whole new life—full of fantastic fashion and haute couture—but it isn’t long before everything really falls apart. Ultimately, Macy must determine how to make things right and be true to herself—rather than chasing after the person she thinks she’s supposed to be.

What Is Black Lives Matter?

Out Now!

The latest title in the Who HQ Now format for trending topics tells the history of a political and social movement that advocates for non-violent civil disobedience and protests against incidents of police brutality–and all racially motivated violence–against Black people.

Who Is Colin Kaepernick?

Coming May 3, 2022

Learn about the inspiring life and career of professional football player and activist Colin Kaepernick in the new Who HQ Now format featuring newsmakers and trending topics.

Lizzo: Breakout Artist

Melissa Vivianne Jeffersion, known professionally as Lizzo, started singing and rapping at age 10 and performed with several musical groups in her hometowns of Houston and Minneapolis. With her strong lyrics, danceable beats, and positive message, she’s become one of the biggest solo musicians in the world.

Michelle Obama: Get To Know the Influential First Lady and Education Advocate

The first black First Lady in U.S. history (and one of the most beloved), Michelle Obama brought intelligence and passion to her role. Readers will learn how her years as a daughter, student, lawyer, wife, and mother shaped her into the influential education, healthy living, and women’s rights advocate she is today.

Rosa Parks

How much do you know about Rosa Parks? Find out the facts you need to know about this activitist in the civil rights movement. You’ll learn about the early life, challenges, and major accomplishments of this important American.

Thurgood Marshall

How much do you know about Thurgood Marshall? Find out the facts you need to know about this civil rights lawyer and justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. You’ll learn about the early life, challenges, and major accomplishments of this important American.