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Game Changer
Game Changer
by Neal Shusterman

All it takes is one hit on the football field, and suddenly Ash’s life doesn’t look quite the way he remembers it. Impossible though it seems, he’s been hit into another dimension--and keeps on bouncing through worlds that are almost-but-not-really his ow

Some Girls Do
Some Girls Do
by Jennifer Dugan

An openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen with a penchant for fixing up old cars. Ages 14-18

As Far As You’ll Take Me
As Far As You’ll Take Me
by Phil Stamper

Seventeen-year-old Marty Pierce leaves small-town Kentucky for London, hoping to explore his sexuality and find work playing oboe, but homesickness, anxiety, and his dwindling savings worsen even as his dreams are coming true. Age 14-18

A Pho Love Story
A Pho Love Story
by Loan Le

High school seniors Bàao and Linh, whose feuding families own competing Vietnamese restaurants, conceal their budding romance, as well as Linh's desire to become an artist. Ages 12-14

The Awakening of Malcolm X
The Awakening of Malcolm X
by Shabazz, Ilyasah/ Jackson, Tiffany D.

While in Charlestown Prison in the 1940s, young Malcolm Little reads all the books in the library, joins the debate team and the Nation of Islam, and emerges as Malcolm X. Ages 14-18.

The Power of Style--how fashion and beauty are being used to reclaim cultures
The Power of Style--how fashion and beauty are being used to reclaim cultures
by Christian Allaire

Style is not just the clothes on our backs&;it is self-expression, representation, and transformation. Ages 12-18.

The Curie Society
The Curie Society
by Janet Harvey, Illustrated by Sonia Liao

The Curie Society follows a team of young women recruited by an elite secret society--originally founded by Marie Curie--with the mission of supporting the most brilliant female scientists in the world. Ages 12-14

The Sprite and the Gardener
The Sprite and the Gardener
by Rii Abrego and Joe Whitt, Illustrated by Rii Abrego

Join our neighborhood of sprites in this beautiful, gentle fantasy where both gardens and friendships begin to blossom. Ages 12-14.

The Mirror Season
The Mirror Season
by Anna-Marie McLemore

After Ciela and Lock are sexually assaulted at the same party, they develop a cautious friendship through her family's possibly-magical pastelería and his secret forest of otherworldly trees. Ages 15-18.

In Deeper Waters
In Deeper Waters
by F.T. Lukens

A young prince must rely on a mysterious stranger to save him when he is kidnapped during his coming-of-age tour in this swoony adventure. Age 14-18.