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Book cover of 13 - A NOVEL
13 - A NOVEL
By: jason brown | Published: July 2022

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780060787516
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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ALL THE QUIET PLACES
By: brian isaac | Published: October 2021

Brian Isaac's powerful debut novel All the Quiet Places is the coming-of-age story of Eddie Toma, an Indigenous (Syilx) boy, told through the young...

Brian Isaac's powerful debut novel All the Quiet Places is the coming-of-age story of Eddie Toma, an Indigenous (Syilx) boy, told through the young narrator's wide-eyed observations of the world around him. It's 1956, and six-year-old Eddie Toma lives with his mother, Grace, and his little brother, Lewis, near the Salmon River on the far edge of the Okanagan Indian Reserve in the British Columbia Southern Interior. Grace, her friend Isabel, Isabel's husband Ray, and his nephew Gregory cross the border to work as summer farm labourers in Washington state. There Eddie is free to spend long days with Gregory exploring the farm: climbing a hill to watch the sunset and listening to the wind in the grass. The boys learn from Ray's funny and dark stories. But when tragedy strikes, Eddie returns home grief-stricken, confused, and lonely. Eddie's life is governed by the decisions of the adults around him. Grace is determined to have him learn the ways of the white world by sending him to school in the small community of Falkland. On Eddie's first day of school, as he crosses the reserve boundary at the Salmon River bridge, he leaves behind his world. Grace challenges the Indian Agent and writes futile letters to Ottawa to protest the sparse resources in their community. His father returns to the family after years away only to bring chaos and instability. Isabel and Ray join them in an overcrowded house. Only in his grandmother's company does he find solace and true companionship. In his teens, Eddie's future seems more secure--he finds a job, and his long-time crush on his white neighbour Eva is finally reciprocated. But every time things look up, circumstances beyond his control crash down around him. The cumulative effects of guilt, grief, and despair threaten everything Eddie has ever known or loved. All the Quiet Places is the story of what can happen when every adult in a person's life has been affected by colonialism; it tells of the acute separation from culture that can occur even at home in a loved familiar landscape. Its narrative power relies on the unguarded, unsentimental witness provided by Eddie.

Theme: Coming of Age, Gr. 7-12, Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781990071027
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER KNEW
By: liara tamani | Published: June 2021

"Tamani masterfully bounces and slams two hearts up and down a shrouded court of first love and revelations." --Rita Williams-Garcia, National Book...

"Tamani masterfully bounces and slams two hearts up and down a shrouded court of first love and revelations." --Rita Williams-Garcia, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times-bestselling author "A superb, complex romance full of heart, humor, and unforgettable characters." --Kirkus (starred review) From the moment Carli and Rex first locked eyes on a Texas high school basketball court, they both knew it was destiny. But can you truly love someone else if you don't love yourself? Acclaimed author Liara Tamani's luminous second novel explores love, family, heartbreak, betrayal, and the power of healing, in gorgeous prose that will appeal to readers of Nicola Yoon and Jacqueline Woodson. A glance was all it took. That kind of connection, the immediate and raw understanding of another person, just doesn't come along very often. And as rising stars on their Texas high schools' respective basketball teams, destined for bright futures in college and beyond, it seems like a match made in heaven. But Carli and Rex have secrets. As do their families. Liara Tamani, the author of the acclaimed Calling My Name, follows two teenagers as they discover how first love, heartbreak, betrayal, and family can shape you--for better or for worse. A novel full of pain, joy, healing, and hope for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jenny Han. "A beautifully poignant love letter: to a first love, to basketball, and to that enigmatic bunch we think we know best, only to discover we don't know at all--family. Tamani's latest is a bright shining star." --David Arnold, New York Times-bestselling author of Mosquitoland

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780062656926
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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ANNA K AWAY
By: jenny lee | Published: April 2022

The sequel to Anna K, set over the course of the next summer, as the characters come to terms with Vronsky’s tragic death How the mighty have...

The sequel to Anna K, set over the course of the next summer, as the characters come to terms with Vronsky’s tragic death How the mighty have fallen. Anna K, once the golden girl of Greenwich, CT, and New York City, has been brought low by a scandalous sex tape and the tragic death of her first love, Alexia Vronsky. At the beginning of the summer, her father takes her to the other side of the world, to connect with his family in South Korea and hide her away. Is Anna in exile? Or could this be her chance to figure out who she really is? Back in the U.S., Lolly has forgiven Steven for cheating on her, and their relationship feels stronger than ever. But when Lolly meets a boy at her beloved theater camp, she has to ask herself how well Steven will ever really know her. Meanwhile, in Manhattan, everything between Kimmie and her new boyfriend, Dustin, is easy—except when it comes to finally having sex. And Bea escapes to LA, running away from her grief at her beloved cousin’s death, until a beautiful stranger steals her heart. Is Bea ready to finally forgive Anna, and let herself truly fall in love for the very first time? Set over the course of one unforgettable summer, Jenny Lee's Anna K Away is full of the risk, joy, heartbreak, and adventure that mark the three months between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next.

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9781250236470
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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ANYWHERE BUT HERE
By: tanya kyi | Published: October 2013

Cole’s small town is a trap he’s determined to escape in this fresh and moving debut novel that balances loss with humor. Ever since...

Cole’s small town is a trap he’s determined to escape in this fresh and moving debut novel that balances loss with humor. Ever since his mom died, Cole just feels stuck. His dad acts like a stranger, and Lauren, his picture-perfect girlfriend of two years, doesn’t understand him anymore. He can’t ditch his dad, so Cole breaks up with Lauren. She doesn’t take the news very well, and Cole’s best friend won’t get off his case about it. Now more than ever, Cole wants to graduate and leave his small, suffocating town. And everything is going according to plan—until Cole discovers the one secret that could keep him there…forever.

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9781442480698
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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AS EASY AS FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE E
By: lynne perkins | Published: April 2012

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780061870927
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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AUDREY COVINGTON BREAKS THE RULES
By: karina evans | Published: April 2023

Eleven-year-old Audrey Covington and her grandmother, a former famous actress, have a night out in Hollywood where they break the rules of Audrey's...

Eleven-year-old Audrey Covington and her grandmother, a former famous actress, have a night out in Hollywood where they break the rules of Audrey's strict parents.

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780316340427
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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BEATING HEART BABY
By: lio min | Published: July 2022

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9781250819093
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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BELITTLED WOMEN
By: amanda sellet | Published: November 2022

Sharp and subversive, this delightfully messy YA rom-com offers a sly wink to the classic Little Women, as teenage Jo Porter rebels against living in...

Sharp and subversive, this delightfully messy YA rom-com offers a sly wink to the classic Little Women, as teenage Jo Porter rebels against living in the shadow of her literary namesake. Lit's about to hit the fan. Jo Porter has had enough Little Women to last a lifetime. As if being named after the sappiest family in literature wasn't sufficiently humiliating, Jo's mom, ahem Marmee, leveled up her Alcott obsession by turning their rambling old house into a sad-sack tourist attraction. Now Jo, along with her siblings, Meg and Bethamy (yes, that's two March sisters in one), spends all summer acting out sentimental moments at Little Women Live!, where she can feel her soul slowly dying. So when a famed photojournalist arrives to document the show, Jo seizes on the glimpse of another life: artsy, worldly, and fast-paced. It doesn't hurt that the reporter's teenage son is also eager to get up close and personal with Jo--to the annoyance of her best friend, aka the boy next door (who is definitely not called Laurie). All Jo wants is for someone to see the person behind the prickliness and pinafores. But when she gets a little too real about her frustration with the family biz, Jo will have to make peace with kitsch and kin before their livelihood suffers a fate worse than Beth.

Theme: Coming of Age, Romance

  • ISBN
    9780358567356
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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BONES OF A SAINT
By: grant farley | Published: February 2022

In 1970s northern California, fifteen-year-old RJ Armante must fight to save himself and his disabled brother from the Blackjacks gang, and free his...

In 1970s northern California, fifteen-year-old RJ Armante must fight to save himself and his disabled brother from the Blackjacks gang, and free his hometown, Arcangel, from its past.

Theme: Special Needs, Coming of Age, Gangs

  • ISBN
    9781641292672
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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BUCKING THE SARGE
By: christopher curtis | Published: May 2006

Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fifteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor...

Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fifteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all the while dreaming of going to college and becoming a philosopher. Reprint.

Theme: Humour, Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780440413318
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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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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COMING BACK
By: jessi zabarsky | Published: December 2021

A beautiful story of two young women who are so focused on proving they're meant to be together that they end up hurting each other in the process....

A beautiful story of two young women who are so focused on proving they're meant to be together that they end up hurting each other in the process. This gorgeous graphic novel is an LGTBQ+ romance about young love and how it can grow into something strong no matter what obstacles get in the way.

Theme: Coming of Age, Science Fiction, LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9780593120026
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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COMING BACK
By: jessi zabarsky | Published: December 2021

A beautiful graphic novel fantasy romance that follows two young women who have to go on their own separate adventures to discover the truth about...

A beautiful graphic novel fantasy romance that follows two young women who have to go on their own separate adventures to discover the truth about themselves and about each other. Preet is magic. Valissa is not. Everyone in their village has magic in their bones, and Preet is the strongest of them all. Without any power of her own, how can Valissa ever be worthy of Preet's love? When their home is attacked, Valissa has a chance to prove herself, but that means leaving Preet behind. On her own for the first time Preet breaks the village's most sacred laws, and is rejected from the only home she's ever known and sent into a new world. Divided by different paths, insecurities, and distance, will Valissa and Preet be able to find their way back to each other? A beautiful story of two young women who are so focused on proving they're meant to be together that they end up hurting each other in the process. This gorgeous graphic novel is an LGTBQ+ romance about young love and how it can grow into something strong no matter what obstacles get in the way.

Theme: Coming of Age, Science Fiction, LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9780593125434
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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$33.99
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CONFETTI GIRL
By: diana lopez | Published: May 2010

Apolonia "Lina"Floresis a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even...

Apolonia "Lina"Floresis a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's divorced mom is obsessed with makingcascarones(hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors incascarones, Lina's life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes. In her first novel for young readers, Diana López creates a clever and honest story about a youngLatinagirl navigating growing pains in her South Texan city.

Theme: Diversity, Coming of Age, Hispanic

  • ISBN
    9780316029568
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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