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by Raziel Reid
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: lgbt, satire, peer pressure

Heterosexuality is so last season: Kens is the gay Heathers meets Mean Girls, a shocking parody for a whole new generation.

Every high school has the archetypical Queen B and her minions. In Kens, the high school hierarchy has been reimagined. Willows High is led by Ken Hilton, and he makes Regina George from Mean Girls look like a saint. Ken Hilto …


Ducks Redux

Fueling Flames in Oil Land

by LM Shyba & CD Evans, illustrated by Rich Theroux
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: romantic comedy, satire

Ducks Redux is a Y/A RomCom about Maeve Wong, an environmental science graduate who gets caught up in a bizarre revolution with unscrupulous lawyers and oil barons who plan to take over the government of Oil Land. One love of Maeve’s life lusts for climate activism and justice, the other for oil pipelines at all cost. She needs to decide whose si …


Closing Down Heaven

by Lesley Choyce
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: contemporary, death & dying, satire

In this whimsical free-verse novel for young adults, sixteen-year-old Hunter propels himself out of this world — literally — and into the next after pushing his ultralight bike beyond risk. He arrives in what he understands to be heaven, to be met by his celestial guide, name of Archie, who tries to interpret for Hunter the rules of this rather …

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