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Book cover of ALMOST PERFECT
ALMOST PERFECT
By: brian katcher | Published: November 2010

This winner of the first Stonewall Award for Children’s & Young Adult Literature will make you marvel at the beauty of human connection...

This winner of the first Stonewall Award for Children’s & Young Adult Literature will make you marvel at the beauty of human connection and the irrepressible nature of love.   Everyone has that one line they swear they’ll never cross, the one thing they say they’ll never do. We draw the line. Maybe we even believe it.   Sage Hendricks was my line.   Logan Witherspoon befriends Sage Hendricks at a time when he no longer trusts or believes in people. He's drawn to Sage, with her constant smile and sexy voice, and his feelings for her grow so strong that he can’t resist kissing her.  Sage finally discloses a big secret: she was born a boy. Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at her–a reaction he soon desperately wishes he could take back. Once his anger cools, Logan is filled with incredible regret, and all he wants is to repair his friendship with Sage. But it’s hard to replace something that’s been broken—and it’s even harder to find your way back to friendship when you began with love.   ***   “Tackles issues of homophobia, hate crimes and stereotyping with humor and grace in an accessible tone that will resonate with teens.” –Kirkus Reviews   “It is Sage's story that is truly important.” –SLJ   “Teens—both those familiar with transgender issues and those who are not—will welcome the honest take on a rarely explored subject.” –Booklist   “A sensitive examination of the seldom treated subject of transgender teens.” –VOYA

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Mature

  • ISBN
    9780385736657
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of ANY GIRL
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: Abuse, Mature

  • ISBN
    9781774150634
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$18.95
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Book cover of ASKING FOR IT
ASKING FOR IT
By: louise oneil | Published: April 2016

Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed...

Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party, and all eyes are on Emma. The next morning Emma's parents discover her collapsed on the doorstop of their home, unconscious. She is disheveled, bleeding, and disoriented, looking as if she had been dumped there. To her distress, Emma can't remember what happened the night before. All she knows is that none of her friends will respond to her texts. At school, people turn away from her and whisper under their breath. Her mind may be a blank as far as the events of the previous evening, but someone has posted photos of it on Facebook under a fake account, "Easy Emma"--photos she will never be able to forget. As the photos go viral and a criminal investigation is launched, the community is thrown into tumult. The media descends, neighbors chose sides, and people from all over the world want to talk about her story. Everyone has something to say about Emma. Asking For It isa powerful story about the devastating effects of rape and public shaming, told through the awful experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by an act of violence.

Theme: Mature, Rape and sexual abuse, EDGY

  • ISBN
    9781681445373
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of BEHOLDEN
BEHOLDEN
By: cassandra clarke | Published: January 2022

In the latest novel by critically acclaimed author Cassandra Rose Clarke, two noblewomen and the pirate who once accompanied them to seek a bargain...

In the latest novel by critically acclaimed author Cassandra Rose Clarke, two noblewomen and the pirate who once accompanied them to seek a bargain with a goddess find themselves at the center of a conflict between the immortal being Decay and the Emperor himself, as the goddess calls on them to repay their debt by seeking out this elusive god, before the world crumbles around them all.

Theme: Fantasy, Mature

  • ISBN
    9781645660255
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of CLASH
CLASH
By: nicole williams | Published: December 2012

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Crash trilogy! Their Romeo-and-Juliet-level passion is the only thing Jude and Lucy agree on. That,...

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Crash trilogy! Their Romeo-and-Juliet-level passion is the only thing Jude and Lucy agree on. That, and fighting all the time . . . Also not helping? Lucy's raging jealousy of the cheerleader who's wormed her way into Jude's life. While trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy and also training to be the top ballet dancer in her class, Lucy knows something's going to give . . . soon. How can she live without the boy she loves? How can she live with herself if she gives up on her dreams? If Lucy doesn't make the right choice, she could lose everything.

Theme: Mature

  • ISBN
    9780062267153
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Adult Fiction
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$10.99
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Book cover of FINE - A COMIC ABOUT GENDER
FINE - A COMIC ABOUT GENDER
By: rhea ewing | Published: April 2022

Theme: Mature, LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9781631496806
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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$28.00
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Book cover of FROM SCRATCH
FROM SCRATCH
By: g anderson-dargatz | Published: September 2017

In this short novel, a single mother goes back to school in order to run her own bakery.

Theme: Mature

  • ISBN
    9781459815025
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Adult Fiction
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$9.95
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Book cover of GIRL IN THE ARCADE 01
GIRL IN THE ARCADE 01
By: okushou | Published: March 2022

Boy meets girl at the arcade in this sexy, slapstick comedy! A Japanese high schooler gets a part-time gig at an arcade, where he's pretty much...

Boy meets girl at the arcade in this sexy, slapstick comedy! A Japanese high schooler gets a part-time gig at an arcade, where he's pretty much ignored by everyone--people even start calling him an NPC because of the way he blends into the background. All that changes when the gorgeous, larger-than-life Yaegashi Nanora barges into the place and demands his help learning the ins and outs of the arcade's trickiest games. It isn't long before she suggests they start going out, beginning a summer full of arcade fun and simmering sexual tension!

Theme: Mature

  • ISBN
    9781648277948
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Manga Teen
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$17.99
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Book cover of GIRL MADE OF STARS
GIRL MADE OF STARS
By: ashley blake | Published: October 2019

Girl Made of Stars is a timely, emotionally gripping story about facing hard truths of consent and victim blaming in the aftermath of sexual assault,...

Girl Made of Stars is a timely, emotionally gripping story about facing hard truths of consent and victim blaming in the aftermath of sexual assault, while shining a light on the story of a survivor with sensitivity and hope. For fans of Girl in Pieces and The Way I Used to Be.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Rape and sexual abuse, Mature

  • ISBN
    9780358108221
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$13.99
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Book cover of GROWN
GROWN
By: tiffany jackson | Published: September 2020

Theme: Rape and sexual abuse, Mature, #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo

  • ISBN
    9780062840356
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$21.99
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Book cover of HIT
HIT
By: melvin burgess | Published: March 2014

Live the ultimate high. Pay the ultimate price. The shocking return to YA by the author of Smack. A new drug is on the street. Everyone's buzzing...

Live the ultimate high. Pay the ultimate price. The shocking return to YA by the author of Smack. A new drug is on the street. Everyone's buzzing about it. Take the hit. Live the most intense week of your life. Then die. It's the ultimate high at the ultimate price. Adam thinks it over. He's poor, and doesn't see that changing. Lizzie, his girlfriend, can't make up her mind about sleeping with him, so he can't get laid. His brother Jess is missing. And Manchester is in chaos, with the cops in the pockets of the dealers and with a group of homegrown terrorists, the Zealots, battling to overthrow the banks. Wouldn't one amazing week be better than this endless misery? After Adam downs one of the Death pills, he's about to find out.

Theme: EDGY, Mature

  • ISBN
    9780545556996
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$19.99
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Book cover of HOW YOU GROW WINGS
HOW YOU GROW WINGS
By: rimma onoseta | Published: July 2022

An emotionally riveting novel for fans of Ibi Zoboi and Erika L. Sánchez about two sisters in Nigeria on their journey to break free of an...

An emotionally riveting novel for fans of Ibi Zoboi and Erika L. Sánchez about two sisters in Nigeria on their journey to break free of an oppressive home. Sisters Cheta and Zam couldn’t be more different. Cheta, sharp-tongued and stubborn, never shies away from conflict—either at school or at home, where her mother fires abuse at her. Timid Zam escapes most of her mother’s anger, skating under the radar and avoiding her sister whenever possible. In a turn of good fortune, Zam is invited to live with her aunt’s family in the lap of luxury. Jealous, Cheta also leaves home, but to a harder existence that will drive her to terrible decisions. When the sisters are reunited, Zam alone will recognize just how far Cheta has fallen—and Cheta’s fate will rest in Zam’s hands. Debut author Rimma Onoseta deftly explores classism, colorism, cycles of abuse, how loyalty doesn’t always come attached to love, and the messy truths that sometimes, family is not a source of comfort, and that morality is all shades of grey.

Theme: Mature, Nigeria, #OwnVoices

  • ISBN
    9781643751917
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$25.95
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Book cover of JUST ASH
JUST ASH
By: sol santana | Published: October 2021

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Abuse, Mature, Social Emotional Learning

  • ISBN
    9781541599246
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of MY WANDERING WARRIOR EXISTENCE
MY WANDERING WARRIOR EXISTENCE
By: nagata kabi | Published: March 2022

Nagata Kabi, the award-winning creator of My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, embarks on a search for romance in this brand-new diary comic!...

Nagata Kabi, the award-winning creator of My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, embarks on a search for romance in this brand-new diary comic! Nagata Kabi's groundbreaking autobiographical work has captivated audiences around the globe, starting with the viral online comic about identity that would become the graphic novel My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness. Readers from all backgrounds have been moved by the author's ability to capture complex emotions through her art and text, giving insight into feelings they may have struggled to articulate themselves. Nagata Kabi's memoirs, including the Eisner-nominated My Solo Exchange Diary and new release My Alcoholic Escape From Reality, have explored themes of physical and mental illness, sex and sexuality, family, and independence. Follow the newest installment of this trailblazing series with My Wandering Warrior Existence, Nagata Kabi's exploration of longing for love and marriage.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Mature

  • ISBN
    9781648278822
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Manga Teen
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Book cover of NIGHT WHEN NO 1 HAD SEX
NIGHT WHEN NO 1 HAD SEX
By: kalena miller | Published: September 2021

Theme: Mature

  • ISBN
    9780807556276
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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