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Here So Far Away

by Hadley Dyer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: depression, new experience, contemporary

George Warren (real name: Frances, but nobody calls her that) is well aware that she’s sometimes too tough for her own good. She didn’t mean to make the hot new guy cry—twice. And maybe she shouldn’t have hit the school’s mean girl in the face. George’s loyalty and impulsiveness are what her friends love about her—they know she’s go …

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Spin

by Colleen Nelson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: general (see also headings under social themes), music

An aspiring teenage DJ must learn how to navigate life when people find out that she's the daughter of a famous singer.

Fifteen-year-old Delilah “Dizzy” Doucette lives with her dad and brother above their vintage record store, the Vinyl Trap. She’s learning how to spin records from her brother’s best friend, and she’s getting pretty good. …

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Learning to Breathe

by Janice Lynn Mather
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 14 to 99
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: coming of age, sexual abuse, pregnancy

A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
Amelia Bloomer List’s 2019 Top Ten Recommended Feminist Books for Young Readers
A Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist
A Junior Library Guild Selection

“A love letter to girls—bittersweet and full of hope.” —Ibi Zoboi, author of National Book Award Finalist American Street …

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Garden

by Carol Matas
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: middle east, emigration & immigration
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After the War

by Carol Matas
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, emigration & immigration, military & wars
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Zero Repeat Forever

by G. S. Prendergast
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: survival stories, alien contact

What if survival means losing yourself?

When an invasion of murderous creatures signals the end of the world, a wayward teenage girl must band together with a dangerous ally if she’s to have a chance at survival in this high-stakes, heart-wrenching story of destruction, hope, and freedom.

He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’ …

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The Gamer's Guide to Getting the Girl

by Kristine Scarrow
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: computers & digital media

Strategy is everything when it comes to gaming — and girls.

Zach is used to living in a world of legendary battles, epic journeys, and life-or-death situations. As a gamer, he is hard-wired for adventure, even though it’s from the comfort of his parents’ couch. But nothing has prepared him for battling the biggest storm in Saskatchewan’s hi …

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Faster Than Truth

by K.L. Denman
edition: Paperback
tagged: mental illness, general (see also headings under family), loners & outcasts

Sixteen-year-old Declan dreams of becoming a professional reporter, an international correspondent who flies across the globe covering big stories. But Declan is still in high school, and as the editor of his school paper, he covers school dances — not exactly “news.”

Declan gets his chance for a big scoop when another student shows him part …

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Flight or Fight

by >Diane Haynes
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 5
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This teen YA novel is an impassioned look at the damage human pollution causes to earth's wildlife. Heroine Jane Ray is shy, a runner, and a sensitive observer of the nuances within her world. When she attempts to rescue an oil—soaked Surf Scorer, Jane's life changes. She becomes an eloquent spokesperson for animals, the wildlife rescue process a …

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