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Silver in the Mist

by Emily Victoria
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: epic, lgbt, politics & government

Eight years ago, everything changed for Devlin: Her country was attacked. Her father was killed. And her mother became the Whisperer of Aris, the head of the spies, retreating into her position away from everyone… even her daughter.
 
Joining the spy ranks herself, Dev sees her mother only when receiving assignments. She wants more, but she under …

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Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

by Monique Gray Smith & Robin Wall Kimmerer, illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, customs, traditions, anthropology, botany

Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things—from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen—provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass. Adapted for young adults by Monique Gray Smith, this new edition reinforce …

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Her Courage Rises

50 Trailblazing Women of British Columbia and Yukon

by Haley Healey, illustrated by Kimiko Fraser
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, canada

A beautifully illustrated collection of inspiring life stories of fifty extraordinary historical women from BC and Yukon.

This fascinating, informative, and charming book introduces young readers to a diverse group of women who changed the face of history in unexpected ways and defied the expectations and gender norms of their times. Through charmin …

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The Bones of Ruin

by Sarah Raughley
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Audiobook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: historical, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic

An African tightrope walker who can’t die gets embroiled in a secret society’s deadly gladiatorial tournament in this “bloodily spectacular” (Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights) historical fantasy set in an alternate 1880s London, perfect for fans of The Last Magician and The Gilded Wolves.

As an African …

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Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies

Unsung Women of the Holocaust

by Sarah Silberstein Swartz
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: women, girls & women, holocaust

Discover nine ordinary women who took extraordinary measures to save lives during the Holocaust, resisting terror and torture while undercover or in hiding, in concentration camps, in forests, and in exile.

With compassion and admiration, author Sarah Silberstein Swartz paints portraits of women who stood up for themselves and others in dangerous ti …

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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Dead Man in the Garden

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Isabelle Follath
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, european, law & crime

For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, a spa stay becomes a lot more thrilling when TWO dead bodies are found in this third book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of Enola Holmes.

Aspiring writer Aggie Morton is ready …

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Love from Mecca to Medina

by S. K. Ali
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Audiobook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, prejudice & racism, general (see also headings under social themes)

On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this surprising and romantic sequel to the “bighearted, wildly charming” (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author) Love from A to Z.

Adam and Zayneb. Perfectly matched. Painfully apart.
Adam is in Doha, Qatar, making a map of the Hijra, a historic …

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Road of the Lost

by Nafiza Azad
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: loners & outcasts

Perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince, this gorgeous young adult fantasy follows a girl who discovers she’s spent her life under an enchantment hiding her true identity on her quest into the magical Otherworld to unlock her powers and discover her destiny.

Even the most powerful magic can’t hide a secret forever.
Croi is a brownie, glamoured to …

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