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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 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-Magnon shaman, are to …

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The Wild Ones

by Nafiza Azad
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: girls & women

From William C. Morris Finalist Nafiza Azad comes a thrilling, feminist fantasy about a group of teenage girls endowed with special powers who must band together to save the life of the boy whose magic saved them all.

We are the Wild Ones, and we will not be silenced.
We are girls who have tasted the worst this world can offer. Our story begins wit …

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Hunted by the Sky

by Tanaz Bhathena
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
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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Road Allowance Era

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 8
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 government has not fulfilled its promise of land for the Métis, and many 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 rights, and …

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A Migrant Girl's Cross-Border Journey//El viaje de una joven migrante

by Michelle Gerster, illustrated by Fiona Dunnett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, nonfiction, emigration & immigration, history

A poignant bilingual YA graphic novel about a teenage girl'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. T …

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Emily, la de Luna Nueva

by Lucy Maud Montgomery, read by Cynthia De Pando
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: girls & women

Tras lograr un éxito sin precedentes con su saga de Ana, la de Tejas Verdes, Lucy Maud Montgomery creó el personaje de Emily Starr, a la que consideraba su álter ego, y que plasmaría en una trilogía de resonante acogida. La temperamental y muy imaginativa Emily no sabía lo que era estar sola hasta que su padre murió. Ahora, unos parientes de …

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Black Beach

by Glynis Guevara, read by Raven Dauda
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: coming of age, caribbean & latin america, girls & women

 

Sixteen-year-old Tamera lives in La Cresta, a rural fishing community on a Caribbean island. Despite having the support of relatives, including her dad, Earl, her elder sister, Mary and her best friend and first cousin, Jan, she struggles to deal with her mom’s mental health issues and the absence of her boyfriend, Dalton who moves out of the vi …

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