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I'm Good and Other Lies

by Bev Katz Rosenbaum
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: depression, parents, friendship

“This is a book for RIGHT NOW.” — Teresa Toten, author of The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Is it asking too much to live a typical twelfth grade existence? Kelsey Kendler just wants to earn some money for university, hang out with friends, maybe even snag a boyfriend. But her pill-popping mom and distant dad scare off anybody she tries to brin …

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Iron Widow

by Xiran Jay Zhao
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: diversity & multicultural, girls & women

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!
Pacific Rim meets The Handmaid's Tale in this blend of Chinese history and mecha science fiction for YA readers.

The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn't matter that the girls …

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The 1-Dogpower Garden Team

by Alison Lohans, illustrated by Gretchen Ehrsam
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, values & virtues, dogs

Sophie loves her dog, Max. Max loves Sophie. But he also loves to dig. Can Sophie find a way to stop Max from digging up Mom’s garden?

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Coffee Shop Between the Verses

by Éric Desmarais
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, paranormal, occult & supernatural, short stories

Jackie sometimes likes to have conversations with the characters, and as he reads five novellas in the small Ontario town of Baker...

In The Ridiculous Adventures of Felix Felicitous, the grumpy Felix is thrown into an adventure through time, despite his protestations.

In Only Human, Rachel has accidentally signed up for the University of Monsters. …

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He Who Dreams

by Melanie Florence
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: dance, friendship, prejudice & racism

Juggling soccer, school, friends and family leaves John with little time for anything else.

One day at the local community center, following the sound of drums, he stumbles into an Indigenous dance class. Before he knows what's happening, John finds himself stumbling through beginner classes with a bunch of little girls, skipping soccer practice and …

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Another Miserable Love Song

by Brooke Carter
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: music, death & dying, self-esteem & self-reliance

Kallie Echo is starting to think dreams are dangerous. Her dad had one—to be a rock star—and then he died. Now Kallie is practically homeless and her life is falling apart. So when a punk band asks Kallie to sing for them, she must decide if she's got the heart to front a band of rocker chicks (and one trans guy). Can she find a new purpose in …

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Stuffed

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: values & virtues, cooking & food

Can Ian stand up for what he believes in?

When Ian and his classmates watch a documentary about the health concerns of eating fast food, Ian decides to start a boycott and stop everyone he can from eating at Frankie's, a huge fast-food chain with a questionable menu. The boycott takes off and Frankie's gets concerned. The company's lawyers threaten …

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Crime Club

by Melodie Campbell
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, black comedy, law & crime

Sixteen-year-old Penny Capelli has moved with her mom and huge dog, Ollie, to live above a small-town pub owned by her aunt. It's a relief to start over in a place where no one knows her father is in prison. It's summer and the only person she knows is her nerdy cousin, Simon. Soon she meets Simon's best friend, Brent, and Brent's twin sister, Tara …

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Names in a Jar

by Jennifer Gold
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, adoption, siblings

Twelve-year-old Anna Krawitz is imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto with her older sister, Lina, and their father. Happy days spent reading about anatomy and science in Papa’s bookshop are long gone, and the knowledge they have is used to help their neighbors through the illnesses caused by starvation and war.

With no hope in sight and supplies dwindl …

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