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The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

by Sabina Khan
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: lgbt, multigenerational, muslim

With a welcome mix of humor, heart, and high-stakes drama, Sabina Khan provides a timely and honest portrait of what it's like to grow up feeling unwelcome in your own culture.

 

Fight for love. Fight for family. Fight for yourself.

Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali has always been fascinated by the universe around her and the laws of physics that keep …

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Once, in a Town Called Moth

by Trilby Kent
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: emotions & feelings, marriage & divorce

The fish out of water story of a young Mennonite girl from Bolivia trying to find her way in a big city, for fans of Stephanie Oakes's The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly.

Ana is not your typical teenager. She grew up in a tiny Mennonite colony in Bolivia, from which her mother fled when Ana was a young girl. Now Ana and her father have also fled, and An …

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Sadia

by Colleen Nelson
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: muslim, basketball, friendship

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award — Winner, Young Adult • High Plains Book Award — Winner, Young Adult • Red Maple Fiction Award — Shortlisted • Snow Willow Award — Shortlisted

Sadia wishes life in high school was as straightforward as a game of basketball.

Fifteen-year-old Sadia Ahmadi is passionate about one thing: bask …

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Same Love

by Tony Correia
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: lgbt, relationships, parents

At seventeen, Adam has suspected for a while that he might be gay. His sketchbook has become full of images of good-looking men, and he isn't attracted to any of the girls he knows. When he reveals his feelings to his devout parents, they send him to a Christian camp, warning him that there will be no room in their lives for a gay son. The last thi …

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Another Me

by Eva Wiseman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: europe, jewish, diseases, illnesses & injuries

Set against the backdrop of plague-ravaged Europe, this spellbinding new novel from one of Canada's foremost writers of historical fiction for young people will have readers racing to the electrifying climax.
     Seventeen-year-old Natan has a safe and happy life in fourteenth-century Strasbourg, France. He works with his father in his rag trade, …

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Anne Dublin Children's Library 2-Book Bundle

Stealing Time / The Baby Experiment

by Anne Dublin
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: time travel, jewish

From the imagination of Anne Dublin come two novels for young people, exploring incredible moments in history.

Includes:
The Baby Experiment
In the early 18th century in Hamburg, Germany, Johanna gets a job as a caregiver at an orphanage. Until it's too late, she doesn't realize a secret experiment is taking place that results in the deaths of babie …

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The Last Song

by Eva Wiseman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: europe, prejudice & racism, jewish

Living in Toledo, Spain, and raised a devout Catholic, Isabel cannot know her privileged life is about to unravel. The tolerant society she is used to has been turned upside down by the Spanish Inquisition and the Grand Inquisitor, Torquemada. Now even the walls have ears, and no one is immune to rumor, suspicion, a resentful servant, or a neighbo …

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