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A Migrant Girlâ??s Cross-Border Journey

by Michelle Gerster, illustrated by Fiona Dunnett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: girls & women, nonfiction, emigration & immigration, history

A poignant bilingual YA graphic novel about a teenage girlâ??s harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border.

This compelling young adult graphic memoir, based on real events, tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who attempts to cross the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life …

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Sisters of the Wolf

by Patricia Miller-Schroeder
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: prehistory, girls & women

Can Shinoni and Keena, two Ice Age teens separated from their tribes, overcome their differences to outwit their pursuer and survive the unforgiving wilds?

The climate is changing, game is disappearing, and two peoples of the Ice Age compete for survival in a savage world. Keena, from a powerful band of Neanderthals, and Shinoni, daughter of a Cro-M …

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From the Roots Up

by Tasha Spillett, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: Book
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, prejudice & racism, lgbt, girls & women, friendship, assimilation, coming of age, death & dying, dating & sex

Dez and Miikwan’s stories continue in this sequel to Surviving the City

Dez’s grandmother has passed away. Grieving, and with nowhere else to go, she’s living in a group home. On top of everything else, Dez is navigating a new relationship and coming into her identity as a Two-Spirit person. 

Miikwan is crushing on the school’s new kid Riel …

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The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly

by Sybil Lamb
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: girls & women, contemporary, self-esteem & self-reliance

A visionary young-adult illustrated novel about Eggs, a homeless girl who knows how to fly.

In a rusted unnamed city full of five-dollar hotels and flea markets, a young homeless girl named Eggs is trying to make her way in the world. She's shy and bold at the same time, and wary of strangers, but she is convinced beyond all reason that she can fly. …

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He Must Like You

by Danielle Younge-Ullman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: coming of age, dating & sex, girls & women

An authentic, angry, and surprisingly funny and romantic novel about sexual harassment, from the award-winning author of Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined.

Libby's having a rough senior year. Her older brother absconded with his college money and is bartending on a Greek island. Her dad just told her she's got to pay for college herself, and he's e …

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Hunted by the Sky

by Tanaz Bhathena
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: epic, class differences, girls & women

A riveting story of discovery, forbidden romance and idealism against all odds, set in a fantasy world inspired in part by Indian history and myth. For fans of Sabaa Tahir and Tomi Adeyemi.

Gul has spent her life running. She has a star-shaped birthmark on her arm, and in the kingdom of Ambar, girls with such birthmarks have been disappearing for y …

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The Afterward

by E.K. Johnston
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: girls & women, lgbt

"I love this book so very much."—Robin LaFevers, New York Times bestselling author of the His Fair Assassin trilogy
Romantic high fantasy from the bestselling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka and Exit, Pursued by a Bear.

It's been a year since the mysterious godsgem cured Cadrium's king and ushered in what promised to be a new golden age. The heroes wh …

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Lucy Crisp and the Vanishing House

by Janet Hill
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: wizards & witches, mysteries & detective stories, girls & women

After moving to a seemingly quaint and quiet new town, Lucy faces a new reality in which fairies exist, weather can be bottled and witches hold grudges. Accompanied by gorgeous color paintings, this novel is perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Hazel Wood and Gregory Maguire.

It has been a year since Lucy Crisp gradua …

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Northwest Resistance

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: eBook
also available: Book
  • age: 11 to 15
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, orphans & foster homes, prejudice & racism, coming of age, canada, girls & women, action & adventure

Step back in time to 1885 with volume three of the award-winning A Girl Called Echo graphic novel series, from best-selling author Katherena Vermette

Echo Desjardins just can't stop slipping back and forth in time.

In Northwest Resistance, Echo travels to 1885, a period of turmoil. The bison are gone, settlers from the East are arriving daily, and th …

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