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Any Girl

by Caroline van Rooyen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 12
tagged: literary, sexual abuse

That she can stop a rapist never occurs to July Abraham until she falls over a classmate, Andie, in the gardens at Mark's party. Finding Andie shatters the lie that silenced July. Now she knows this man attacks any girl because he can; people back away from him; bow down to him, even the cops leave him alone.

In the cold of that dark garden, with An …

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Reversing Time

One Boy's Quest to Change History

by Charlotte Mendel
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, recycling & green living, time travel

A fast-paced fantasy YA novel that explores vital themes in today’s society – such as climate change and the environment – within the context of an exciting page-turner. This timely adventure story will empower and excite young people at the same time

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Nothing but Life

by Brent van Staalduinen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 12
tagged: literary, death & dying, violence

White Pine Award 2022 — Shortlisted
During a sweltering summer, Dills must come to terms with a horrific crime and the parent he loves who committed it.

Dills and his mom have returned to Hamilton, her hometown, hoping to leave the horrors of Windsor behind. But it’s impossible to escape the echoes of tragedy, and trouble always follows trouble. …

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My Totem Came Calling

by Blessing Musariri & Thorsten Nesch
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: literary, africa, multigenerational

Chanda is a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl in Harare, Zimbabwe, who suddenly starts suffering from memory lapses, which become even more worrisome when she starts seeing a zebra in all sorts of places. The trouble is, nobody else can see it. Afraid of being institutionalized in a hospital, she follows the advice of an old aunt and sets off for her a …

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Infinite Blue

by Darren Groth & Simon Groth
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: contemporary, magical realism, literary

Ashley Drummond is an elite swimmer. Clayton Sandalford is a talented artist. From the  moment of their first meeting, they were destined to be together.
Staying together, however, will test the limits of their love. A world-record swim, and the strange vision that accompanies it, raises questions about the couple's connection.
Then a life-alte …

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This Book Betrays My Brother

by Kagiso Lesego Molope
edition: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 12
tagged: coming of age, literary

What does a teenage girl do when she sees her beloved older brother commit a horrific crime? Should she report to her parents, or should she keep quiet? Should she confront him? All her life, Naledi has been in awe of Basi, her charming and outgoing older brother. They’ve shared their childhood, with its jokes and secrets, the alliances and stori …

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