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by Karen Rigby

In the young adult mystery novel "Botheration", teenagers contend both with ordinary problems and a cyber terrorism investigation. In Vito DiBarone’s edgy mystery novel Botheration: Part One: The Missing Link, high school students seek... Read More

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Pretend Plumber

by Addissyn House

In the coming-of-age novel "Pretend Plumber", an LGBTQ+ girl learns to navigate her Los Angeles life with authenticity. In Stephanie Barbé Hammer’s new adult novel "Pretend Plumber", a thirteen-year-old questions how she fits into her... Read More

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The Year without a Summer

by John M. Murray

Mixing a teenage romance with political and environmental commentary, The Year Without a Summer is an inspiring novel. In Arlene Mark’s novel The Year Without a Summer, two teenagers cultivate their empathy and global awareness while... Read More

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Wind Daughter

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Joanna Ruth Meyer’s dreamy, enchanting novel "Wind Daughter" follows a beekeeping teenager through her atypical coming of age. Satu was born out of time, and feels out of place, in her cool mountain village. Her father, who was once... Read More

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Gold Mountain

by Randi Hacker

In Betty G. Yee’s historical novel "Gold Mountain", a young Chinese girl poses as her brother, going to work on a US railroad in his place. Ling Fan’s father is in prison for a crime he did not commit, and her aunt is plotting Ling... Read More

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Jagged Little Pill

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A collaboration project between Grammy award-winning musician Alanis Morissette, screenwriter Diablo Cody, producer Glen Ballard, and Eric Smith, "Jagged Little Pill" takes on the promises and shortcomings of contemporary social justice... Read More

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Baby Teeth

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

In Meg Grehan’s compelling novel in verse "Baby Teeth", a vampire falls for a human and decides how far to take her desires for love and blood. Immy is one of a trio of vampires. Unlike the vampires of legends, they live again and... Read More

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