Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center

I am a teacher at the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center. We serve 6th-12th grade pre-adjudicated students. We have a small library, but it currently has mostly YA fantasy and mystery novels. We are looking to expand our holdings of non-fiction, historical, and culturally relevant books for our students to check out. 

I currently get the bulk of my donations through out of state friends and family. The teachers have pulled together a ranked list of the books we'd like to purchase and have solicited requests from the students as well.  

The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System By Paul Bergman, Sara J. Berman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781413327199
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Published: NOLO - January 28th, 2020

The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator), Reggie Miller (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator), Reggie Miller (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419726477
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Published: Abrams Image - October 10th, 2017

The Ghost of Johnny Tapia By Paul Zanon, Sammy Hagar (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Paul Zanon, Sammy Hagar (Foreword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781949590159
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Published: Hamilcar Publications - November 11th, 2019

Dear Martin By Nic Stone Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison By Nell Bernstein Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781620971314
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Published: New Press - January 5th, 2016

Dear Justyce By Nic Stone Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781984829696
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Published: Ember - January 4th, 2022

Call It What You Want By Brigid Kemmerer Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781681198125
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - November 3rd, 2020

Barracoon: The Story of the Last
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Foreword by), Deborah G. Plant (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062748218
Availability: Backordered
Published: Amistad - January 7th, 2020

The Crossover Graphic Novel (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781328575494
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Published: Clarion Books - September 24th, 2019

Booked (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781328596307
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Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

Rebound (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358494836
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Published: Clarion Books - May 4th, 2021

Heroine By Mindy McGinnis Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062847201
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 4th, 2020

G-Dog and the Homeboys: Father Greg Boyle and the Gangs of East Los Angeles By Celeste Fremon, Tom Brokaw (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Celeste Fremon, Tom Brokaw (Introduction by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780826344854
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - July 1st, 2008

Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2: 1981-1983 By Ed Piskor, Charlie Ahearn Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781606997567
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Published: Fantagraphics - September 7th, 2014

Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1: 1975-1981 By Ed Piskor Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781606996904
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Published: Fantagraphics - December 6th, 2013

Hip Hop Family Tree Book 4: 1984-1985 By Ed Piskor Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781606999400
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Published: Fantagraphics - August 2nd, 2016

Hip Hop Family Tree Book 3: 1983-1984 By Ed Piskor Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781606998489
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Published: Fantagraphics - August 8th, 2015

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel By Jason Reynolds, Danica Novgorodoff (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534444966
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - February 1st, 2022

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Crown - March 8th, 2011

Fight Club: A Novel By Chuck Palahniuk Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393355949
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 1st, 2018

Heart of Aztlan By Rudolfo Anaya Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826310545
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of New Mexico Press - March 1st, 1988

The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story By David Crow Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780997487152
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Published: Sandra Jonas Publishing House - October 15th, 2019

Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. By Luis J. Rodriguez Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780743276917
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Published: Atria Books - October 4th, 2005

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X By Les Payne, Tamara Payne Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781324091059
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - October 19th, 2021

The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History By David F. Walker, Marcus Kwame Anderson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984857705
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 19th, 2021

The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion By Stephen B. Oates Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062656551
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

Iron Man Vol. 1 TPB By Christopher Cantwell, Cafu Cafu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Christopher Cantwell, Cafu Cafu (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781302925512
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Published: Marvel - March 30th, 2021

Marvel-Verse: Iron Man By Marvel Comics Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781302921170
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Published: Marvel - October 29th, 2019

Iron Man Vol. 2: Books of Korvac II - Overclock By Christopher Cantwell, CAFU (By (artist)), Juann Cabal (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Christopher Cantwell, CAFU (By (artist)), Juann Cabal (By (artist))
$17.99
ISBN: 9781302925529
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Published: Marvel - October 19th, 2021

Iron Man Epic Collection: In The Hands By Len Kaminski, Scott Benson, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Tom Morgan (By (artist)), Gabriel Gecko (By (artist)), Fred Haynes (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Len Kaminski, Scott Benson, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Tom Morgan (By (artist)), Gabriel Gecko (By (artist)), Fred Haynes (By (artist))
$44.99
ISBN: 9781302930776
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Published: Marvel - November 23rd, 2021

Iron Man by Mike Grell: The Complete Collection By Mike Grell, Robin Laws, Michael Ryan (Illustrator), Ryan Odagawa (Illustrator), Mike Grell (Illustrator), Ivan Reis (Illustrator), Alan Davis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mike Grell, Robin Laws, Michael Ryan (Illustrator), Ryan Odagawa (Illustrator), Mike Grell (Illustrator), Ivan Reis (Illustrator), Alan Davis (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9781302926779
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Published: Marvel - June 8th, 2021

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, Book One): Book One (The Maze Runner Series #1) By James Dashner Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385737951
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 24th, 2010

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book Two) (The Maze Runner Series #2) By James Dashner Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385738767
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 13th, 2011

The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three) (The Maze Runner Series #3) By James Dashner Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385738781
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 8th, 2013

The Kill Order (Maze Runner, Book Four; Origin): Book Four; Origin (The Maze Runner Series #4) By James Dashner Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385742894
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 7th, 2014

The Fever Code (Maze Runner, Book Five; Prequel) (The Maze Runner Series #5) By James Dashner Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780553513127
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Published: Delacorte Press - December 26th, 2017

The Socratic Method: A Practitioner's Handbook By Ward Farnsworth Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781567926859
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - October 5th, 2021

Hatchet By Gary Paulsen Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416936473
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006

Resistance (Scholastic Gold) By Jennifer A. Nielsen Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338148503
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 2nd, 2021

Captain America: The Ghost Army (Original Graphic Novel) By Alan Gratz, Brent Schoonover (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alan Gratz, Brent Schoonover (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338775891
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Published: Graphix - January 3rd, 2023

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas By John Boyne Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385751537
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - October 23rd, 2007

Rick Riordan Presents The Storm Runner By J.C. Cervantes Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368023603
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - August 20th, 2019

Cuentos Chicanos: A Short Story Anthology (Revised) By Rudolfo Anaya (Editor), Antonio C. Márquez (Editor) Cover Image
By Rudolfo Anaya (Editor), Antonio C. Márquez (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826307729
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - September 1st, 1984

Superhero Therapy: Mindfulness Skills to Help Teens and Young Adults Deal with Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma By Janina Scarlet, Wellinton Alves (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Janina Scarlet, Wellinton Alves (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781684030330
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Published: Instant Help Publications - August 1st, 2017

Black History Leaders: Athletes: LeBron James, Jackie Robinson, Russell Wilson and Tiger Woods By Michael Frizell, Scott Davis (Cover Design by) Cover Image
By Michael Frizell, Scott Davis (Cover Design by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781954044432
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Published: Tidalwave Productions - February 24th, 2021

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List By Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran (With), Elisabeth B. Leyson (With) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442497825
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015

Free Lunch By Rex Ogle Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781324016946
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Published: Norton Young Readers - August 17th, 2021

New Kid: A Newbery Award Winner By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Hey, Kiddo: A Graphic Novel By Jarrett J. Krosoczka Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780545902489
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Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018