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With the Fire on High / Elizabeth Acevedo
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago's life has
been about making the tough decisions, doing what has to be done for her
daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in
the kitchen. There she lets her hands tell her what to cook, listening
to her intuition and adding a little something magical every time,
turning her food into straight-up goodness. Even though she's always
dreamed of working in a kitchen after she graduates, Emoni knows it's
not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she's
made for her life—and everyone else's rules, which she refuses to play
by—once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break
Love From A to Z / S.K. Ali
Eighteen-year-old Muslims Adam and Zayneb meet in Doha, Qatar, during
spring break and fall in love as both struggle to find a way to live
their own truths.
Brief Chronicles of Another Stupid Heartbreak / Adi Alsaid
Struggling with writer's block after being dumped after graduation, a
teen romance columnist in fear of losing her college scholarship
chronicles the relationship of a couple that has planned their
What We Buried / Kate A. Boorman
Told from the split viewpoints of Liv and Jory, Kate A. Boorman's What
We Buried is a psychological thrill ride that deftly explores how
memories can lie, how time can bend, and how reconciling the truth can
be a matter of life or death.
Brawler / Neil Connelly
High school champion wrestler Eddie MacIntyre does not mind his
well-earned reputation as a loose cannon, but when he punches a referee
he not only loses his chance at the state championships, he gets
expelled from school--facing the strong possibility of joining his
father in prison, he runs away and joins an illegal underground fighting
ring, where he and a girl fighter named Khajee find themselves trapped
in a violent world, run by bad men and gamblers.
Stepsister / Jennifer Donnelly
Isabelle is one of Cinderella's ugly stepsisters, who cut off their toes
in an attempt to fit into the glass slipper; but there is more to her
story than a maimed foot, for the Marquis de la Chance is about to offer
her a choice and the opportunity to change her fate--there will be
blood and danger, but also the possibility of redemption and triumph,
and most of all the chance to find her true self.
Hot Dog Girl / Jennifer Dugan
A lovesick teenager schemes to win the heart of her crush at her amusement park summer job, all while dressed as a hot dog.
The Missing Season / Gillian French
After moving to a new town for her father's job, Clara learns that kids
go missing from Pender every October and that a monster named the
Mumbler may be responsible.
Roadtripped / Pete Hautman
Seventeen-year-old Steven "Stiggy" Gabel tries to cope with his father's
suicide, his mother's depression, and his girlfriend's departure by
taking off down the Great River Road from Minnesota to Louisiana.
Brave Face: a memoir / Shaun David Hutchinson
Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the
vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a
community in which he couldn’t see himself. The voice of depression told
him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful
messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness
weren’t for him. A million moments large and small over the years all
came together to convince Shaun that he couldn’t keep going, that he had
no future. And so he followed through on trying to make that a reality.
Thankfully Shaun survived, and over time, came to embrace how grateful
he is and how to find self-acceptance. In this courageous and deeply
honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought
him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get
It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah
If my mother had one goal, it was to free my mind. My mother spoke to me
like an adult. She was always telling me stories, giving me lessons.
Bible lessons especially. She was big into Psalms. I had to read Psalms
every day. She would quiz me on it. " What does the passage mean? What
does it mean to you? How do you apply it to your life?" "That was every
day of my life. My mom did what school didn't. She taught me how to
Tooth and Claw: the dinosaur wars / Deborah Noyes
Tooth and Claw tells the story of the feverish race between two
brilliant, driven, and insanely competitive scientists--Edward Drinker
Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh--to uncover more and more monstrous
fossils in the newly opened Wild West. Between them, they discovered
dozens of major dinosaur species and established the new discipline of
paleontology in America. But their bitter thirty-year rivalry--a "war"
waged on wild plains and mountains, in tabloid newsprint, and in
Congress--dramatically wrecked their professional and private lives even
as it brought alive for the public a vanished prehistoric world.
Pan's Labyrinth: the labyrinth of the faun / Guillermo del Toro
Inspired by the critically acclaimed film written and directed by Oscar
winner Guillermo del Toro, and reimagined by New York Times bestselling
author Cornelia Funke, this haunting tale takes readers to a darkly
magical and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters including
trickster fauns, murderous men, child-eating monsters, courageous
rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.