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Lies My Memory Told Me

by Sacha Wunsch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: thrillers & suspense, parents, coming of age

From thrilling debut voice Sacha Wunsch comes a heart-stopping psychological mystery in a world where memories can be shared—and one girl can’t trust any of them.
Enhanced Memory changed everything. By sharing someone else’s memory, you can experience anything and everything with no risk at all: learn any skill instantly, travel the world fro …


Names in a Jar

by Jennifer Gold
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • 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 …


Wings of Shadow

by Nicki Pau Preto
edition: eBook
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 99
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: epic, siblings

In the heart-stopping finale to the Crown of Feathers trilogy, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake calls “absolutely unforgettable,” Veronyka must face her most devastating enemy yet: her own sister.

I had a sister, once…
Veronyka is no longer an orphaned stable boy or a nameless Phoenix Rider apprentice: she is the daugh …


Road Allowance Era

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, action & adventure, girls & women, prejudice & racism, orphans & foster homes, coming of age, canada

In Road Allowance Era, Echo’s story picks up again when she travels back in time to 1885.

The Manitoba Act’s promise of land for the Métis has gone unfulfilled, and many Métis flee to the Northwest. As part of the fallout from the Northwest Resistance, their advocate and champion Louis Riel is executed. As new legislation corrodes Métis land …


Misfit in Love

by S. K. Ali, read by Priya Ayyar
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 14 to 99
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: contemporary, general (see also headings under social themes), prejudice & racism

In this fun and fresh sequel to Saints and Misfits, Janna hopes her brother’s wedding will be the perfect start to her own summer of love, but attractive new arrivals have her more confused than ever.

Janna Yusuf is so excited for the weekend: her brother Muhammad’s getting married, and she’s reuniting with her mom, whom she’s missed the wh …


Munro vs. the Coyote

by Darren Groth
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: disabilities & special needs, siblings, australia & oceania

Since the sudden death of his younger sister, Evie, sixteen-year-old Munro Maddux has been having flashbacks and anger-management issues. He has a constant ache in his right hand. And there's a taunting, barking, biting voice he calls "the Coyote." Munro knows a six-month student exchange will not be the stuff of teenage dreams, but in Brisbane he …

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