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Open Secrets

by Jennifer Manuel
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: sexual abuse, peer pressure, music

The #MeToo movement has revealed the prevalence of sexual assault in society, especially as committed by powerful men. But it is an issue that also affects the lives of teen girls. This book tells the the story of seventeen-year-old Ana Santos, who has ambitions to make it big in music and signs a contract with the owner of a music café without kn …

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The Player

by Paul Coccia
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 2.5
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex, hockey

Set in the traditionally homophobic world of amateur hockey, this book follows gay goalie Cooper in his struggle with his feelings for a teammate and coming out to his team. Cooper has been hooking up with teammate Pesh in secret, and has to play along when Pesh dates a girl and even tolerate locker-room homophobic talk. When Pesh outs Cooper onlin …

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The Love Code

by Mette Bach
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: lgbt, science & technology

Astrid is a teen living in Vancouver who has lost everything: her girlfriend to a guy and her social status when her parents lose their jobs. Determined to make her way into university, she joins a robotics club hoping to make contacts and win a scholarship but also finds the love of her life. The Love Code tells the story of a relatable teen navig …

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Rogue Princess

by B.R. Myers
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: adaptations

A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B.R. Myers'Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling ofCinderella.
Princess Delia knows her duty: She must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. Yet she secretly dreams of true love, and feels th …

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On the Spectrum

by Jennifer Gold, read by Shauna Haracka
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: eating disorders & body image, disabilities & special needs, siblings

 

The unexpected responsibility of caring for her autistic brother during her summer in Paris turns out to be just the adventure that Clara needed.

Growing up in the shadow of a famous mother, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, she decides to es …

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Blue Fire

by E. C. Blake
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: epic

From the author of the acclaimed fantasy trilogy The Masks of Agyrima (DAW Books), comes another epic YA fantasy adventure.

Centuries ago, the people of Nevyana were forced to leave their old kingdom across the sea after it was devastated by the War of the Twelve Gods. The only three gods to survive that war, Vekrin of the Earth, Arrica of the Sun, …

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Meet You By Hachiko

by Loren Greene
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: diversity & multicultural, asia, japan, newfoundland

What would you do if your best friend lived half a world away—and suddenly vanished?
Loner Grace Ryan feels completely invisible. Awkward and shy, she can't seem to get ahead in her studies, social circle, or new relationship with her childhood best friend. But discovering Tokyo street fashion ignites her creativity and leads her into an unlikel …

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What If We Were...

by Axelle Lenoir
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: fantasy, humorous, friendship

Teen girls reimagine the universe on a daily basis! This graphic novel proves there's nothing better than using your imagination... except maybe talking nonsense with your friends. Hey, why not both?

Nathalie and Marie are 17 years old and best friends. Since elementary school, they've battled boredom by playing a special game: What If We Were...

The …

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Escaping Eleven

by Jerri Chisholm
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: dystopian

In Compound Eleven, the hierarchy of the floors is everything.
My name is Eve Hamilton, and on my floor, we fight.
Which at least is better than the bottom floor, where they toil away in misery. Only the top floor has any ease in this harsh world; they rule from their gilded offices.
Because four generations ago, Earth was rendered uninhabitable …

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Emily, la de Luna Nueva

by Lucy Maud Montgomery, read by Cynthia De Pando
  • age: 14 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: girls & women

Tras lograr un éxito sin precedentes con su saga de Ana, la de Tejas Verdes, Lucy Maud Montgomery creó el personaje de Emily Starr, a la que consideraba su álter ego, y que plasmaría en una trilogía de resonante acogida. La temperamental y muy imaginativa Emily no sabía lo que era estar sola hasta que su padre murió. Ahora, unos parientes de …