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Krista Kim-Bap

by Angela Ahn, read by Vicki Kim
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: multigenerational, friendship, asian american

 

In debut author Angela Ahn’s middle grade novel, all Krista wants is to figure out the three F’s: food, family, and friends…

Krista and Jason have been best friends since preschool. It never mattered that he was a boy with reddish-brown hair and she was the “Korean girl” at school. Now in fifth grade, everyone in their class is preparing …

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Just Lucky

by Melanie Florence, read by Michelle Bardach
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: orphans & foster homes, girls & women, bullying

 

There’s nothing lucky about your family falling apart.

Lucky loves her grandparents, and they are all the family she really has. True, her grandma forgets things … like turning off the stove, or Lucky’s name. But her grandpa takes such good care of them that Lucky doesn’t realize how bad things are. That is until he’s gone. When her grand …

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The Choice

by Kathy Clark, read by Mark Harrietha
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 15
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: holocaust, military & wars, prejudice & racism

 

Jakob and his family hide their Jewish identity in Nazi-occupied Hungary. Discovered, he is sent as a prisoner to Auschwitz where he keeps himself alive out of a desire for revenge on the friend he believes turned on him, only to discover when he is free that things are not as he thought.

Thirteen-year-old Jakob’s family has hidden their true ide …

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Patient Zero (Revised Edition)

Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics

by Marilee Peters, read by Jo Vannicola
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback Hardcover eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: history of science, diseases, illnesses & injuries, biology

 

Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases—now revised to include updated information and a new chapter on Covid-19.

More people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters, but the process of identifying these diseases and determining how they spread is …

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The Limitless Sky

by Christina Kilbourne
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: dystopian, survival stories, recycling & green living

Rook and Gage live worlds apart — but somehow they must find a way to help one another survive.

Trapped in a life she didn’t choose, Rook struggles to find meaning in her appointed role as an apprentice Keeper of ArHK. Even though her mam soothes her with legends of the Outside and her da assures her there are many interesting facts to discover …

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Throwaway Daughter

by Ting-Xing Ye, with William Bell
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: asia, adoption, coming of age

A Canadian teenager travels to China to explore her ancestry and search for her birth mother in a dramatic and moving YA novel.

Throwaway Daughter tells the story of Grace Dong-mei Parker, whose biggest concern is how to distill her adoption from China into the neat blanks of her personal history assignment. Aside from the unwelcome reminders of di …

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The Secret Diary of Mona Hasan

by Salma Hussain
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: humorous stories, diversity & multicultural, emigration & immigration

Mona learns to find her voice over the course of a year that sees her immigrating from Dubai to Canada in this novel for fans of Front Desk by Kelly Yang.

Mona Hasan is a young Muslim girl growing up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when the first Gulf War breaks out in 1991. The war isn’t what she expects — “We didn’t even get any days off …

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Swimming in the Monsoon Sea

by Shyam Selvadurai
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: lgbt, new experience, asia

Amrith comes to terms with his sexuality in this sweeping coming-of-age story set against the stormy backdrop of monsoon season in 1980s Sri Lanka. For fans of Call Me By Your Name.

Shyam Selvadurai’s brilliant novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him international acclaim. In his first young adult novel, now with a new cover, he …

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Misfit in Love

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

In this fun and fresh sequel to Saints and Misfits, Janna hopes her brother’s wedding will be the perfect start to her own summer of love, but attractive new arrivals have her more confused than ever.

Janna Yusuf is so excited for the weekend: her brother Muhammad’s getting married, and she’s reuniting with her mom, whom she’s missed the wh …

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