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Heart Sister

by Michael F. Stewart
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: death & dying, film, siblings

After his twin sister, Minnie, dies in an accident, Emmitt's world goes sideways. He’s lost his best friend and it feels like the family is falling apart without her. But Minnie was an organ donor and Emmitt soon receives an anonymous thank you letter from one of the transplant recipients. Inspiration strikes, and he decides to try and put his si …

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Confessions of a Teenage Drag King

by Markus Harwood-Jones
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex

Full of colourful, authentic characters and set in Toronto, Confessions of a Teenage Drag King highlights diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity. Seventeen-year-old Lauren tries to navigate the tricky waters of teen romance that brings high school to the drag show and back, all while Lauren must keep up their two personas — R …

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Followers

by Raziel Reid
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: black comedy, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, television & radio

A naïve teenager is thrown into the high-stakes, back-stabbing world of reality television in this gossipy, satirical romp, perfect for fans of reality TV.

After a disastrous date results in her arrest, sixteen-year-old Lily Rhode is horrified to discover her mugshot is leaked on a gossip website. Lily is the niece of Whitney Paley, a Hollywood ho …

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Cissy

Three Gender Plays: Nelly Boy, My Funny Valentine, and Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls

by Dave Deveau
edition: Paperback
tagged: gay & lesbian, gay, theater & musicals

Cissy is a collection of three plays on gender and young LGBTQ+ folk by the acclaimed playwright Dave Deveau. In Nelly Boy, an unknown man sits in a nondescript room trying to discover how Nelly came to be running naked along the side of a six-lane highway. Nelly’s world slowly unfolds; following Nelly’s epic journey through suburbia, we discov …

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Stella Rising

by Nancy Belgue
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: music, parents, self-esteem & self-reliance

Stella Connors has spent her whole life bouncing around from one town to the next, following the latest musician her mother has fallen in love with. She has always vowed she will never become a pathetic groupie like her mother, Viv. But then her best friend uploads a video of Stella singing a cover of her favorite band’s biggest hit. It goes vira …

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Easy Street

by Jeff Ross
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: siblings, music, law & crime

Three years ago Rob’s brother, Adam, was sent to jail for his part in the death of a girl who overdosed at a rave. But now that he has been released, Rob hopes that things can go back to the way they used to be. He soon realizes this is impossible. His brother has changed, the times have changed, and Rob has changed.

Adam tells his mom and brother …

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