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Black Dove, White Raven
by Elizabeth Wein
Having moved to Ethiopia to avoid the prejudices of 1930s America, Emilia Menotti, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms, drawing the teens into the conflict.
by Kevin Emerson
Fourteen-year-old eighth-grader Anthony Castillo uses "f-bombs" in the angst-ridden song he writes for his rock band, the Rusty Soles, and while it becomes an instant viral hit, he must decide if being a hero is worth the trouble that singing it on Arts Night would cause.
by Nicole Maggi
Georgie Kendrick wakes up after a heart transplant, but the organ beating in her chest does not seem to be in tune with the rest of her body, and after she discovers her heart belonged to a girl her own age who fell out of the foster care system and into a rough life on the streets, Georgie is compelled to find the truth before she loses herself completely.
by Ami Polonsky
Grayson, a transgender twelve-year-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world.
Half Wild (Half Bad #2)
by Sally Green
In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen-year-old Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, but he is on the run with the Hunters close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.
Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story: A Musical in Novel Form (Or, A Novel in Musical Form)
by David Levithan
Larger-than-life Tiny Cooper finally gets to tell his story, from his fabulous birth and childhood to his quest for true love and his infamous parade of ex-boyfriends, in the form of a musical he wrote.
In the Time of Dragon Moon
by Janet Lee
In 1210 AD, Uma, a healer raised by a tribe native to Wilde Island, must complete a task for the English queen or be burned alive, and her only ally is prince who is struggling with a secret of his own.
Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults--Exposed!
by Julie Tibbott
An introduction to some of history's most noteworthy and notorious secret societies and underground cults includes profiles of Opus Dei, the Freemasons, and the Skull and Bones.
by Wendy Mills
Sixteen-year-old Erin's life is fairly normal until she learns that her mother has breast cancer and she, too, may carry a mutated gene, so amid high school dramas including betrayal by her best friend, she must consider preemptive surgery to guarantee she won't be stricken.
Prairie Fire (Dragon Slayer of Trondheim #2)
by E. K. Johnston
Assigned to a remote deployment during their mandatory time in the Oil Watch, Owen and his friends practice and turn their team into a rugged fighting unit, but things become dicey when they face off against the deadliest dragon of all.
Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula
by Andi Watson
Princess Decomposia, overworked and under-appreciated, runs the underworld for her layabout father but when she hires Count Spatula, a vampire with a sweet tooth, as the new chef, he not only helps straighten out her life, he may become more than a friend.
Read Between the Lines
by Jo Knowles
Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate suffers a broken finger--the middle one, splinted to flip off the world. It won't be the last time a middle finger is raised on this day. Dreamer Claire envisions herself sitting in an artsy café, filling a journal, but fate has other plans. One cheerleader dates a closeted basketball star; another questions just how, as a "big girl," she fits in. A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse--or so it seems. Over the course of a single day, these voices and others speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, with ordinary traumas, heartbreak, and revenge. But on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer--and reads between the lines.
Shadow Scale (Sequel to Seraphina)
by Rachel Hartman
Reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world when war breaks out between dragons and humans, Seraphina seeks out other half-dragons like herself while outmaneuvering a terrifying half-dragon who wields mind-controlling powers.
The Tightrope Walkers
by David Almond
Coming of age in the shadow of northern England's shipyards, young Dominic is torn between the extremes of his shipbuilder family's lifestyle, a complex bully to whom he finds himself irresistibly drawn, and the tightrope-walking girl he loves.
Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army
by Georg Rauch
A memoir of an 18-year old part-Jewish youth who, despite his heritage, is drafted into Hitler's army and sent to serve on the Russian front.
by Lauren Oliver
Estranged from her sister Dara after an accident that left Dara's face scarred, Nick realizes that something dire has happened when Dara vanishes at the same time a young girl goes missing.
The View from Who I Was
by Heather Sappenfield
As part of herself observes, eighteen-year-old Oona Antunes attempts suicide, tries to pull her family and her life back together, and begins to understand her own problems and those of her parents before finally becoming one with herself again.
We All Looked Up
by Tommy Wallach
The lives of four high school seniors intersect weeks before a meteor is set to pass through Earth's orbit, with a 66.6% chance of striking and destroying all life on the planet.
A Wicked Thing
by Rhiannon Thomas
One hundred years after falling asleep, Aurora wakes to the kiss of a handsome prince and a kingdom that has dreamed of her return, but her happily-ever-after seems unlikely as she faces grief over the loss of everything she knew and a cruel new king.
The Winner's Crime (Winner's Trilogy #2)
by Marie Rutkoski
The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria's crown prince is the event of a lifetime, but to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making, so as she aches to tell the truth about her engagement, she becomes a skilled practitioner of deceit and as a spy passes information and gets close to uncovering a shocking secret.