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Give Me a Sign
Give Me a Sign
by Anna Sortino.

Seventeen-year-old Lilah, who wears hearing aids, returns to a summer camp for the Deaf and Blind as a counselor, eager to improve her ASL and find her place in the community, but she did not expect to also find romance along the way.

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Where You See Yourself
Where You See Yourself
by Claire Forrest.

Effie Galanos' goals for her senior year include her navigating her way through her high school that is not really wheelchair-friendly, getting into the perfect college, and getting her crush Wilder to accompany her to the prom. Ages 12-18

I'd Rather Burn Than Bloom
I'd Rather Burn Than Bloom
by Shannon C.F. Rogers.

Alternating between present day and flashbacks, multiracial Filipina-American teen Marisol tries to figure out who she really is in the wake of her mother's sudden death. Ages 14-18

Man Made Monsters
Man Made Monsters
by Andrea L. Rogers ; illustrated by Jeff Edwards

Haunting illustrations are woven throughout these horror stories that follow one extended Cherokee family across the centuries and well into the future as they encounter predators of all kinds in each time period. Ages 14-18

Saints of the Household
Saints of the Household
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When brothers Max and Jay help a classmate in trouble, they struggle with the consequences of their violent actions and worry they may be more like their abusive father than they thought, so the brothers turn to their Bribri roots to find their way forwar

Family Style
Family Style
by Thien Pham.

Behind every cut of steak and inside every croissant lies a story. And for Thien Pham, that story is about a search-- for belonging, for happiness, for the American dream. Ages 14-18

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From Here : A Memoir
From Here : A Memoir
by Luma Mufleh.

As hopeful as it is heartrending, refugee advocate Luma Mufleh shares her personal journey to find a place to belong and th emay meanings of home for those who must leave theirs. Ages 12-18

Funeral Songs for Dying Girls
Funeral Songs for Dying Girls
by Cherie Dimaline.

An Indigenous girl who lives on the grounds of a cemetery with her widowed father. Ages 15-18

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Mall Goth
Mall Goth
by written and illustrated by Kate Leth, color by Diana Sousa.

Dealing with a great deal of upheaval in her life, including moving to a new town, starting a new school, and her parent’s rocky marriage, Liv finds solace at the local mall. Ages 12-18.

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Knee Deep. Book 1.
Knee Deep. Book 1.
by Written and Illustrated by Joe Flood.

Officially, Cricket’s parents are dead. But when a teacher from her past resurfaces from the underground, she relies on a ragtag group of humans and hybrids to find the truth. Ages 12-16.

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