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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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ACT COOL
By: tobly mcsmith | Published: August 2023

*Named a Rainbow Book List Title and one of Bank Street Children's Best Books of the Year* A trans teen walks the fine line between doing whatever it...

*Named a Rainbow Book List Title and one of Bank Street Children's Best Books of the Year* A trans teen walks the fine line between doing whatever it takes for his acting dream and staying true to himself in this moving, thought-provoking YA novel from the acclaimed author of Stay Gold. Aspiring actor August Greene just landed a coveted spot at the prestigious School of Performing Arts in New York. There's only one problem: His conservative parents won't accept that he's transgender. And to stay with his aunt in the city, August must promise them he won't transition. August is convinced he can play the part his parents want while acting cool and confident in the company of his talented new friends. But who is August when the lights go down And where will he turn when the roles start hitting a little too close to home

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780063038578
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$19.99
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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, Residential Schools

  • 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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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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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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$15.99
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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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Book cover of AVOCADO MAGIC
AVOCADO MAGIC
By: taltal levi | Published: March 2024

Ellie is sulking--she celebrated her birthday yesterday under the old avocado tree. But she's not even a little bit taller today! Dad tells Ellie a...

Ellie is sulking--she celebrated her birthday yesterday under the old avocado tree. But she's not even a little bit taller today! Dad tells Ellie a secret. She is like the pit of an avocado, he explains, small and full of magic. Together they put an avocado seed in a glass of water by the window and watch as both Ellie and her avocado plant grow, take root, and eventually bring new life. In Taltal Levi's native country Israel, avocados are ubiquitous and plucked straight from the tree. In her third book, Taltal Levi uses warm, earthy colors to tell a personal yet universal story about the magic of growth. Includes instructions for growing your own avocado tree!

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780735844988
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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BAD INFLUENCE
By: tamsin winter | Published: June 2023

A powerfully real and funny new story from the rising queen of teen, about first kisses, learning to be true to yourself and how one click can last...

A powerfully real and funny new story from the rising queen of teen, about first kisses, learning to be true to yourself and how one click can last for ever...Amelia Bright wants to be the best at everything. But when it comes to popularity, she is dead last. No matter what she tries, she can't shake her reputation as a maggoty nobody.When she meets cute new boy Evan, Amelia wonders if he can help her lose her loser status. And in a moment of hope, she agrees to something she quickly regrets - something that goes viral at school. Now she's not just called "maggot", she's a "bad influence" - and worse. But Amelia's determined not to let one mistake define her...she's so much more than the image everyone sees online.

Theme: Coming of Age, Peer Pressure, Social Media

  • ISBN
    9781474979078
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate 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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BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL
By: brandon reid | Published: November 2023

Imbued with passion, creativity and insight, Brandon Reid's debut novel is a wonderfully creative coming-of-age story exploring indigeneity,...

Imbued with passion, creativity and insight, Brandon Reid's debut novel is a wonderfully creative coming-of-age story exploring indigeneity, masculinity and cultural tradition. Twelve-year-old Derik Mormin travels with his father and a family friend to Bella Bella for his grandfather's funeral. Along the way, he uncovers the traumatic history of his ancestors, considers his relationship to masculinity and explores the contrast between rural and urban lifestyles in hopes of reconciling the seemingly unreconcilable, the beauty of each the Indigenous and "Western" way of life--hence beautiful beautiful. He travails a storm, meets long-lost relatives, discovers his ancestral homeland; he suffers through catching fish, gains and loses companions, learns to heal trauma. In Beautiful Beautiful we delve into the mind of a gifted boy who struggles to find his role and persona through elusive circumstance, and-- All right, that's quite enough third-person pandering; you're not fooling anyone. Redbird here, Derik's babysitter, and narrator of this here story. Make sure to smash that like button. We're here to bring light to an otherwise grave subject, friends. It's only natural to laugh while crying. I bring story to life. One minute I'm a songbird singing from a bough, the next, I'm rapture. I connect you to the realm of spirit... Well, as best I can, given your mundane allocation. Follow us through primordial visions, dance with a cannibal (don't worry, they're friendly once tamed) and discover what it takes to be united. Together, we'll have fun. Together, we are one. So tuck in, and believe what you'll believe, for who knows what yesterday brings. Amen and all my relations, all my relations and amen.

Theme: Coming of Age, Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9780889714540
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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BEFORE WE WERE FREE
By: julia alvarez | Published: March 2018

Theme: Caribbean , BIPOC , Coming of Age, Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9780399555497
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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BELITTLED WOMEN
By: amanda sellet | Published: November 2022

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...

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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$23.99
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BOAT GIRL
By: elizabeth foscue | Published: June 2023

Elizabeth Foscue is back and better than ever in this hilarious uniquely daring sophomore novel that showcases the author's talents at their best....

Elizabeth Foscue is back and better than ever in this hilarious uniquely daring sophomore novel that showcases the author's talents at their best. With a fresh style and perspective, and bursting with humor and charm, Boat Girl is a quirky and fast-paced YA coming-of-age story that will leave you breathless and wanting more.

Theme: Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9781684429448
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$20.99
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