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Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

by Prudence Shen, illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: humorous

You wouldn't expect Nate and Charlie to be friends.
Charlie’s the laid-back captain of the basketball team. Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely—until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders and the cheerleaders retaliate by making Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class elec …

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The Call of the Rift: Crest

by Jae Waller
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: epic, historical

 

Step through the portal into a world ravaged by chaotic spirits and corrupted magic in the third book of The Call of the Rift high fantasy series.

Kateiko Rin lives a quiet life with her parents and her people in the coastal rainforest. Everything changes when her estranged uncle washes up on their shores, harried and half-dead, trailed by two blue …

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Storm from the East

by Joanna Hathaway
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: historical

Part war drama, part romance,Storm from the East is the second epic fantasy adventure in Joanna Hathaway’s Glass Alliance series.
War has begun in the South. The days of soldier Athan and Princess Aurelia’s secret summer romance feel like a long-distant memory.
On the frontlines of combat, Athan proves a star fighter pilot as he struggles to j …

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Hidden Gold

by Ella Burakowski, read by Theresa Tova
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, prejudice & racism

 

When Poland is invaded in WWII, the Gold family sticks together in horrific conditions to survive

It’s 1942, and the Nazis are rounding up Jews in the Polish town of Pinczow for transport to the Treblinka death camp. Leib and Hanna Gold thought they had more time to develop an escape plan. While Leib leaves to negotiate a hiding place, Hanna and …

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To Look A Nazi in the Eye

A teen’s account of a war criminal trial

by Kathy Kacer, with Jordana Lebowitz, read by Gabi Epstein
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: holocaust, prejudice & racism

 

She had expected to hate him. But hate, just like forgiveness, can be complicated.

The true story of nineteen-year-old Jordana Lebowitz’s time at the trial of Oskar Groening, known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz, a man charged with being complicit in the death of more than 300,000 Jews. A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jordana was still no …

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Blue Fire

by E. C. Blake
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: epic

From the author of the acclaimed fantasy trilogy The Masks of Agyrima (DAW Books), comes another epic YA fantasy adventure.

Centuries ago, the people of Nevyana were forced to leave their old kingdom across the sea after it was devastated by the War of the Twelve Gods. The only three gods to survive that war, Vekrin of the Earth, Arrica of the Sun, …

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Cold Falling White

by G. S. Prendergast, read by Siiri Scott; James Patrick Cronin & James Chen
  • age: 14 to 99
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: survival stories, alien contact

Two teens fight for their lives after an alien invasion in this heart-stopping follow-up to Zero Repeat Forever.

Humans. Clones. Aliens. No one is safe anymore. It’s the end of the world.

Xander Liu survived the alien invasion—just barely. For more than a year, he has outsmarted, hidden from, and otherwise avoided the ruthless intruders, the Nahx …

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Under Amelia's Wing

Book 2 in the Ginny Ross series

by Heather Stemp
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 15
  • Grade: 6 to 10
tagged: aviation, girls & women, post-confederation (1867-)

It's 1936, and against all odds—but not without a few stumbles—Ginny Ross has made it to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Otherwise known as the academic home of her friend and mentor, Amelia Earhart.) For Ginny, this is the next step toward her dream of becoming a pilot, but it's harder than she expected: as the only girl in h …

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