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Race, identity, & social change

the hate u give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

dear martin

Dear Martin

Nic Stone

Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

all american boys

All American Boys

Jason Reynolds

When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

Adventure Awaits

Spies! Pirates! War! Survival! Experience the adventures from right where you're sitting.

zen and gone

Zen and Gone

Emily France

Because their mother is usually high, Essa, seventeen, must be responsible for her sister, nine-year-old Puck, but when Puck disappears during a hike outside of Boulder, Essa must rely on her newfound spiritual strength and boyfriend Oliver.

the unbinding of mary reade

The Unbinding of Mary Reade

Miriam McNamara

A swashbuckling adventure based on a true story follows the experiences of a girl who flees a life of limited prospects and disguises herself as a boy on board a merchant's ship before joining a band of women pirates and embarking on a life of freedom and forbidden romance.

ascent

Ascent

Roland Smith

Fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello is invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, but getting there involves a four-week trek through a tropical rainforest that is rife with hazards, which turns out to be more dangerous than summiting the mountain itself.

Romances for Teens

Love in the high school world.

chemistry lessons

Chemistry Lessons

Meredith Goldstein

High school senior Maya, soon to be an MIT student, continues her deceased mother's work on pheromones and attraction, using a stranger, a platonic friend, and her ex-boyfriend as subjects.

my so called bollywood life

My So-Called Bollywood Life

Nisha Sharma

Staying loyal to her boyfriend in spite of her reservations because of an astrologer's prediction only to discover that he has fallen for someone else, Winnie Mehta considers the advice of a friend and fellow film enthusiast, Dev, who encourages her to look beyond her horoscope and find someone who makes her happy.

crossing the line

Crossing the Line

Simone Elkeles

A bad-boy runaway from a tiny Texas border town and the studious daughter of one of Mexico's wealthiest lawyers become star-crossed lovers whose attraction is matched only by their incompatibility, a challenge that is complicated by explosive dynamics.