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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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Jane Anonymous:  A Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping, harrowing tale of captivity and recovery.
By Laurie Faria Stolarz
(2020)
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Our Wayward Fate Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Taiwanese American teens tackle racism in heartfelt tale.
By Gloria Chao
(2019)
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age 14+
Girl's online life gets real in smart thriller.
By Brittney Morris
(2019)
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My Fate According to the Butterfly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Emotional tale of family, forgiveness, and drug addiction.
By Gail D. Villanueva
(2019)
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The Grace Year Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dystopian tale is harrowing, haunting, lyrical.
By Kim Liggett
(2019)
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Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful coming-of-age tale promotes friendship, activism.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2019)
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age 13+
Teen girls overcome sexism in must-read Silicon Valley tale.
By Lori Goldstein
(2019)
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The Grief Keeper Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen immigrant takes on another's grief in unusual sci-fi.
By Alexandra Villasante
(2019)
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Girl Gone Viral Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tech-based story has great messages but is light on thrills.
By Arvin Ahmadi
(2019)
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With the Fire on High Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen mom/chef's inspiring tale shows perseverance, teamwork.
By Elizabeth Acevedo
(2019)
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Serious Moonlight Book Poster Image
age 14+
Layered, deep romantic mystery set in Seattle.
By Jenn Bennett
(2019)
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age 14+
Funny coming-of-age tale of self-esteem issues and bullies.
By Scott Brown
(2019)
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Dig
age 14+
Haunting, surreal tale explores cost of family dysfunction.
By A.S. King
(2019)
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The Art of Losing Book Poster Image
age 16+
Authentic, realistic story of addiction, survival, sisters.
By Lizzy Mason
(2019)
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Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee Book Poster Image
age 14+
Poignant friendship story is full of heart, horror fandom.
By Jeff Zentner
(2019)
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Watch Us Rise Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Inspiring teen activists join forces in sweet friends tale.
By Renée Watson, Ellen Hagan
(2019)
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On the Come Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen challenges stereotypes with hip-hop in heartfelt tale.
By Angie Thomas
(2019)
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age 10+
Heavy look at black kids killed due to bigotry.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2018)
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age 9+
Immigrant kid tackles racism, bullying in powerful tale.
By Kelly Yang
(2018)
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