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The Greats

by Deborah Ellis
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: suicide, multigenerational, magical realism, caribbean & latin america, boys & men

Winning a national high-school geography competition should be the high point of Jomon’s life. So why does he find himself running through the streets of Georgetown, Guyana, later that same night — so angry and desperate? Why does he heave his hard-won medal through the front window of a liquor store?
Why does a teenaged boy decide life is not …

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We Contain Multitudes

by Sarah Henstra
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: lgbt, epistolary (letters & diaries), boys & men

An exhilarating and emotional LGBTQ story about the growing relationship between two teen boys, told through the letters written to one another. For fans of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and I’ll Give You the Sun.

Thrown together by a zealous English teacher's classroom-mailbox assignment, notorious scrapper, Adam "Kur …

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Spin Out

by Steven Sandor
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3.5
tagged: loners & outcasts, boys & men, parents, aboriginal & indigenous

Ben Cheng used to live the good life — he had wealthy parents, lots of friends and respect as an online gamer. But when his parents separated, he had to move to a small apartment with his mom, his dad was out of the picture, and his new schoolmates started teasing him for his family's fall from grace. All Ben has left is his virtual life, where h …

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Dan Versus Nature

by Don Calame
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, boys & men

From screenwriter Don Calame comes another outrageously funny and raunchy tale of teen boys whose plans go awry — this time, on a survivalist camping trip.

Shy and scrawny Dan Weekes spends his time creating graphic novels inspired by his dream girl and looking out for his mom as she dates every man in the state of California. Then his mom drops a …

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Lost Boy

by Shelley Hrdlitschka
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: loners & outcasts, coming of age, boys & men

Raised in a polygamous community, Jon starts to question the rules of his faith. After he is caught kissing a girl, he is forced to flee his town and the only life he knows. He finds a community of other Lost Boys, or "polygs," but is utterly unprepared for life outside his community of Unity. He spirals into a life of numbing booze, drugs and hom …

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Black Chuck

by Regan McDonell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: violence, boys & men

Psycho. Sick. Dangerous. Réal Dufresne's reputation precedes him. When the mangled body of his best friend, Shaun, turns up in a field just east of town, tough-as-hell Réal blames himself. But except for the nightmares, all Ré remembers is beating the living crap out of Shaun the night of his death.
Shaun's girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Evie Haw …

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