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Fight Like a Girl

by Sheena Kamal
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: diversity & multicultural, martial arts, parents

The Beauty of the Moment meets Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Award-winning thriller writer Sheena Kamal delivers a kick-ass debut YA novel that will have fans crying out for more.

Love and violence. In some families they're bound up together, dysfunctional and poisonous, passed from generation to generation like eye color or a quirk of smile. Trisha's tr …

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Pickpocket

by Karen Spafford-Fitz
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: thrillers & suspense, contemporary, runaways, diversity & multicultural

After his younger sister dies, 17-year-old Jean-Luc goes into a downward spiral. He is sent away for the summer to live with his uncle in a small town on the coast of France. His first day there he meets the beautiful Selina and decides that this summer might not be so bad after all. That is until he realizes that she stole his wallet. Jean-Luc doe …

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The In-Between

by Marcus Youssef
edition: Paperback
tagged: drama, prejudice & racism, diversity & multicultural, canadian

Adopted as a baby by white parents who found her in an orphanage in Vietnam, Lily has always considered herself Canadian. When Karim – a guy she’s liked for a long time – finally starts to show interest in her, Lily’s best friend Brit starts to hang out with some grade-twelves with radical opinions about immigrants. After a conflict between …

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Dreaming in Color

by Melanie Florence
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: diversity & multicultural, siblings, prejudice & racism

Jennifer McCaffrey has been working hard on her art for years and is thrilled when she is accepted to a prestigious art school. The school is everything she always thought it would be, mostly. There is one group of kids who seem to resent her and say she only got in because of her skin color. Jen, who loves to create new pieces of artwork that inco …

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Annaka

by Andre Fenton
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, diversity & multicultural

Annaka has always hated her first name. That's why, when her mother packed her up at age seven and moved from Yarmouth to Halifax, she decided she would go by Anna. Now Anna is back in Yarmouth after the death of her beloved Grampy, and sorting through memories from her younger self. She discovers a journal Grampy gifted her years ago; it is fil …

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The Beauty of the Moment

by Tanaz Bhathena
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: contemporary, coming of age, diversity & multicultural

Susan dreams of being an artist. Malcolm wants to move him and his sister out of a bad living situation. Sparks fly when the two teens meet at a fundraiser for Syrian refugees. A Canadian YA romance for fans of The Sun is Also a Star.

Susan is the new girl -- she's sharp and driven, and strives to meet her parents' expectations of excellence. Malco …

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Hungry Hearts

13 Tales of Food & Love

by Elsie Chapman; Caroline Tung Richmond; Sandhya Menon; S. K. Ali; Rin Chupeco; Anna-Marie McLemore; Rebecca Roanhorse; Sara Farizan; Jay Coles; Adi Alsaid; Sangu Mandanna; Phoebe North & Karuna Riazi
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 12 to 99
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: diversity & multicultural, cooking & food, general (see also headings under social themes)

“A briliant multicultual collection that reminds readers that stories about food are rarely just about the food alone.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A stunning collection of short stories about the intersection of family, culture, and food in the lives in teens, from bestselling and critically acclaimed authors, including Sandhya Menon, A …

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