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Iron Widow

by Xiran Jay Zhao
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: diversity & multicultural, girls & women

Pacific Rim meets The Handmaid's Tale in this blend of Chinese history and mecha science fiction for YA readers.

The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn't matter that the girls often die from the mental strain.
 
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Hunted by the Sky

by Tanaz Bhathena
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • 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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Road Allowance Era

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: eBook
  • 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 …

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He Must Like You

by Danielle Younge-Ullman
edition: Paperback
also available: 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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Travesia

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 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
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 17
  • 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: 13 to 17
  • 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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Sticks and Stones

by Beth Goobie
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, bullying, girls & women

Jujube is thrilled when Brent asks her out. She is not so happy when the rumors start flying at school. Pretty soon her name is showing up on bathroom walls and everyone is whispering behind her back. When her mother gets involved, Jujube's reputation takes another hit. Deciding that someone has to take a stand, Jujube gathers all the other girls w …

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The Discovery of Flight

by Susan Glickman, read by Shauna Haracka
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: girls & women, death & dying, coming of age

 

The Discovery of Flight is a novel in two voices about the relationship between two sisters, the older of whom is disabled by cerebral palsy and only able to communicate with assistive technology (she can control her computer by moving her eyes). It interweaves the fantasy novel sixteen-year-old Libby is writing for Sophie’s thirteenth birthday, …

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