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Book cover of ALL THE THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK
ALL THE THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK
By: saundra mitchell | Published: February 2021

Sadie meets Girl in Pieces in this dark, emotional thriller by acclaimed author Saundra Mitchell. Something happened to Ava. The curving scar on her...

Sadie meets Girl in Pieces in this dark, emotional thriller by acclaimed author Saundra Mitchell. Something happened to Ava. The curving scar on her face is proof. Ava would rather keep that something hidden--buried deep in her heart and her soul. But in the woods on the outskirts of town, the traces of someone else's secrets lie frozen, awaiting Ava's discovery--and what Ava finds threatens to topple the carefully constructed wall of normalcy that she's spent years building around her. Secrets leave scars. But when the secret in question is not your own--do you ignore the truth and walk away? Or do you uncover it from its shallow grave and let it reopen old wounds--wounds that have finally begun to heal?

Theme: Abuse

  • ISBN
    9780062852601
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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ALL YOU KNEAD IS LOVE
By: tanya guerrero | Published: September 2022

Tanya Guerrero's All You Knead Is Love is a contemporary middle grade coming-of-age novel about a twelve-year-old multiracial Filipino and Spanish...

Tanya Guerrero's All You Knead Is Love is a contemporary middle grade coming-of-age novel about a twelve-year-old multiracial Filipino and Spanish girl who goes to live with her grandmother for the summer, gaining confidence through a newly discovered passion for baking, perfect for fans of Hello, Universe and Merci Suarez Changes Gears. Sometimes you find home where you least expect it. Twelve-year-old Alba doesn't want to live with her estranged grandmother in Barcelona. She wants to stay with her mom, even if that means enduring her dad's cutting comments to them both. But in her new home, Alba forms a close relationship with her grandmother, gains a supportive father figure and new friends, and even discovers a passion and talent for baking. And through getting to know the city her mother used to call home, Alba starts to understand her mother better—and may just be able to make their family whole again.

Theme: Bi-Racial, Abuse, Inter-Generational, Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9781250820464
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$11.99
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ANY GIRL
By: caroline vanrooyen | Published: April 2022

That she can stop a rapist never occurs to July Abraham until she falls over Andie at Mark?s party. Holding Andie close, smelling the blood oozing...

That she can stop a rapist never occurs to July Abraham until she falls over Andie at Mark?s party. Holding Andie close, smelling the blood oozing from Andie?s wounds, shatters the lie that silenced July; she hadn?t been his only victim. Now she knows this man attacks any girl because he can; people back away from him; bow down to him, even the cops leave him alone. In the cold of that dark garden, with Andie unconscious in her arms, July resolves to stop him. She doesn?t have wheels, friends, a fortified castle, or an AK 47, but she does know what parts of him look like, she can name the boys from her high school in his gang, and, unlike him, she has nothing to lose.

Theme: BIPOC , Abuse, Mature

  • ISBN
    9781774150634
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of BORN A CRIME - STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRI
BORN A CRIME - STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRI
By: trevor noah | Published: February 2019

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid...

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.   Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.             Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.             The eighteen personal essays collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Theme: BIPOC , Prejudice & Racism, Abuse

  • ISBN
    9780385689243
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    High School - Biography
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$23.00
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CAPRICE
By: coe booth | Published: March 2022

From the groundbreaking author of Tyrell, an astonishing middle-grade novel about a girl overcoming the secrets and abuse of her past. This should be...

From the groundbreaking author of Tyrell, an astonishing middle-grade novel about a girl overcoming the secrets and abuse of her past. This should be an exciting time for Caprice. She has been offered a place at the school of her dreams, where she's just had a fantastic summer. But this great opportunity coincides with a lot of internal doubt and the disturbing news that her long-estranged grandmother has fallen ill and may be near death. As Caprice tries to figure out her future, she is pulled back toward her past, and the abuse she endured from her uncle when she was little -- an abuse she's never told anyone about. With extreme sensitivity and honesty for middle-grade readers, Coe Booth has written a painful but ultimately healing novel about finding support from your parents and friends, articulating your truth, and choosing your own path.

Theme: BIPOC , Abuse

  • ISBN
    9780545933346
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$23.99
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COLLISION DES ÉTOILES
By: joanie boutin | Published: November 2021

Coralie doit rejoindre son père à Vancouver pour les vacances de Noël. Cinq jours en train depuis Montréal... une éternité! Elle a bien...

Coralie doit rejoindre son père à Vancouver pour les vacances de Noël. Cinq jours en train depuis Montréal... une éternité! Elle a bien l’intention de s’enfermer dans sa cabine avec ses livres pour combattre l’anxiété qui la ronge en secret. Mais à l’embarquement, changement de plan : une erreur de sac à dos soude son destin à celui de Mégane et de Xavier, deux adolescents qui transportent de la drogue. Coralie devra alors les suivre dans un tourbillon de paysages enneigés, d'escapades nocturnes, de doux sentiments inattendus et de chocolats chauds à la menthe sucrée.

Theme: Coming of Age, Mental Health & Wellness, Abuse

  • ISBN
    9782897704803
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Young Adult Fiction
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$24.95
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COLOR PURPLE
By: alice walker | Published: August 2023

The inspiration for the new film adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Alice Walker’s iconic modern classic, and winner of the...

The inspiration for the new film adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Alice Walker’s iconic modern classic, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award A powerful cultural touchstone of modern literature, The Color Purple depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia. Separated as girls, sisters Celie and Nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in each other across time, distance, and silence. Through a series of letters spanning twenty years, first from Celie to God, then the sisters to each other despite the unknown, the novel draws readers into its rich and memorable portrayals of Celie, Nettie, Shug Avery and Sofia and their experience. The Color Purple broke the silence around domestic and sexual abuse, narrating the lives of women through their pain and struggle, companionship and growth, resilience and bravery. Deeply compassionate and beautifully imagined, Alice Walker's epic carries readers on a spirit-affirming journey toward redemption and love.

Theme: Abuse, BIPOC , LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9780735248755
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Adult Fiction
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$23.00
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CONSTELLATION OF ROSES
By: miranda asebedo | Published: November 2019

Perfect for fans of Tell Me Three Things and The Astonishing Color of After, A Constellation of Roses is brimming with a magic all its...

Perfect for fans of Tell Me Three Things and The Astonishing Color of After, A Constellation of Roses is brimming with a magic all its own—lovable and flawed characters, an evocative setting, and friendships to treasure. Ever since her troubled mother abandoned her, Trix McCabe has preferred to stay on the move. But when she lands with her long-lost relatives, she finds out that the McCabe women have talents like her own that defy explanation: pies that cure all ills, palm-reading that never misses the mark, knowledge of secrets that have never been told. Before long, Trix feels like she might finally have found somewhere she belongs. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she’ll have to decide whether to take a chance on this new life . . . or keep running from the one she’s always known. More magic awaits in the stunning companion novel, The Deepest Roots, which Booklist called “a must-read” in a starred review!

Theme: Abuse

  • ISBN
    9780062747105
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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CRACKED
By: kim walton | Published: January 2012

In this gripping debut, a teen takes a bottle of pills and lands in the psych ward with the bully who drove him to attempt suicide. Victor hates...

In this gripping debut, a teen takes a bottle of pills and lands in the psych ward with the bully who drove him to attempt suicide. Victor hates his life. He’s relentlessly bullied at school and his parents constantly ridicule him at home. Bull is angry. He’s sick of his grandfather’s drunken beatings. And he likes to take out his rage on Victor. Determined to end it all, Victor takes a bottle of his mother’s sleeping pills—only to be disappointed when he wakes up in the psych ward. And his roommate? None other than Bull, whose loaded-gun effort at self-defense has been labeled as a suicide attempt. Things go from bad to worse—until the boys discover they might just have something in common: a reason to live.

Theme: Bullying issues, Abuse

  • ISBN
    9781442429161
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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DARK SIDE
By: john choi | Published: August 2016

Emerson Yeung seems to have every reason to be happy-- he gets good marks, has some friends, and has a part time job at his parents' dry cleaning...

Emerson Yeung seems to have every reason to be happy-- he gets good marks, has some friends, and has a part time job at his parents' dry cleaning business. But Emerson has been hiding something. The pressure to be the perfect son put on him by his parents that sometimes escalates into abuse from his father. This has led to a depression that leaves him roaming the city in the middle of the night. When his phone is stolen and used to post racist threats toward the vice principal and a teacher at his school, Emerson gets suspended and is investigated by the police. Not seeing any way out of his situation, he plans to commit suicide. But Emerson manages to find help and to gain the strength he needs to deal with his life. This novel is a realistic look at how a responsible teen can feel overwhelmed by life's pressures --and how personal and family tragedy can be averted.

Theme: Suicide, High Interest/Low Vocabulary, Prejudice & Racism, Abuse

  • ISBN
    9781459411524
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$12.95
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DELICIOUS MONSTERS
By: liselle sambury | Published: February 2023

Theme: Thriller, Abuse, BIPOC , Ghosts

  • ISBN
    9781665903493
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$24.99
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DREAM OF NIGHT
By: heather henson | Published: May 2010

Untamable. Damaged. Angry. Once full of promise and life, now a fiery knot of resentment and detachment. This is the story of Dream of Night, an...

Untamable. Damaged. Angry. Once full of promise and life, now a fiery knot of resentment and detachment. This is the story of Dream of Night, an injured and abused racehorse. It’s also the story of Shiloh, a sarcastic eleven-year-old foster child. By chance, Dream of Night and Shiloh both find themselves under the care of Jessalyn DiLima. Just in time—it’s a last chance for them both. Jess fosters animals and kids like Dream of Night and Shiloh for a reason—she’s a little broken, too. And as the three of them become an unlikely family, they recognize their similarities in order to heal their pasts—but not before one last tragedy threatens to take everything away.

Theme: Horses, Abuse

  • ISBN
    9781416948995
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$19.99
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EASY PART OF IMPOSSIBLE
By: sarah tomp | Published: April 2020

After an injury forces Ria off the diving team, an unexpected friendship with Cotton, a guy on the autism spectrum, helps her come to terms with the...

After an injury forces Ria off the diving team, an unexpected friendship with Cotton, a guy on the autism spectrum, helps her come to terms with the abusive relationship she's been in with her former coach. Ria Williams was an elite diver on track for the Olympics. As someone who struggled in school, largely due to her ADHD, diving was the one place Ria could shine. But while her parents were focused on the trophies, no one noticed how Coach Benny's strict rules and punishments controlled every aspect of Ria's life. The harder he was on her, the sharper her focus. The bigger the bruise, the better the dive. Until a freak accident at a meet changes everything. Just like that, Ria is handed back her life, free of Benny. To fill her now empty and aimless days, Ria rekindles a friendship with Cotton, a guy she used to know back in elementary school. With Cotton, she's able to open up about what Benny would do to her, and through Cotton's eyes, Ria is able to see it for what it was: abuse. Then Benny returns, offering Ria a second chance with a life-changing diving opportunity. But it's not hers alone--Benny's coaching comes with it. The thought of being back under his control seems impossible to bear, but so does walking away. How do you separate the impossible from possible when the one thing you love is so tangled up in the thing you fear most?

Theme: Abuse, #MeToo

  • ISBN
    9780062898289
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$21.99
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EASY PART OF IMPOSSIBLE
By: sarah tomp | Published: July 2021

Theme: Mental Health & Wellness, Abuse, Autism

  • ISBN
    9780062898296
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of FORGIVE ME LEONARD PEACOCK
FORGIVE ME LEONARD PEACOCK
By: matthew quick | Published: July 2014

Theme: Crime, Edgy, Abuse, Bullying issues

  • ISBN
    9780316221351
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$14.99
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