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International Day of Friendship is this Friday, July 30th! Celebrate by getting your hands on Playing a Dangerous Game by Patrick Ochieng. Set in 1970s Kenya, the story follows four friends as they embark on a formidable adventure. While roaming the neighborhood, the boys discover that stolen coffee is being smuggled into an abandoned house they believed to be haunted. This discovery sucks them into a criminal underworld, putting both themselves and their families in danger. Now the boys must lean on each other for survival. For more books featuring strong friendships, check out the list below!

Gerald Needs a Friend
Written and Illustrated by Robin Boyden
Published by The Quarto Group/Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Available now!

The Best Worst Summer
Written by Elizabeth Eulberg
Published by Bloomsbury
Available now!

Rise to the Sun
Written by Leah Johnson
Published by Scholastic Press
Available now!

Peep and Ducky Sleepover
Written by David Martin and Illustrated by David Walker
Published by Candlewick Press
Available now!

Take Me Home Tonight
Written by Morgan Matson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Available now!

Playing a Dangerous Game
Written by Patrick Ochieng
Published by W. W. Norton & Company/Norton Young Readers
Available August 17, 2021