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Little Brother & Homeland by Cory Doctorow

Written over a dozen years ago yet somehow even more relevant today, Cory Doctorow’s tale of clever teens engaged in a technological rebellion serves as both a wake-up call and a lesson in resistance. If George Orwell’s 1984 is on your mind these days, then jump into the 21st century with this book. Now available bound with the sequel Homeland, first published in 2014. -Michelle

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ISBN: 9781250774583
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Published: Tor Books - July 7th, 2020

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Julia finds it difficult to create her own dreams while meeting her parents’ expectations. What does it mean to navigate two cultures? In a world where girls of color continue to be underestimated, this coming-of-age story is one that any Mexican-American girl could relate to. I love the authenticity in this story. -Noreen

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ISBN: 9781524700515
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

What does it mean to grow up when you'll never get old? Black continues the literary traditions of Dracula and Interview With the Vampire by adapting vampire symbolism to the modern day and a young adult audience in this delicate, elegant text, with beautiful prose and a sly nod towards our often ridiculous, often dangerous obsession with sexy vampires... and, don't worry, a beautiful and dangerous vampire boy to boot.-Yves

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ISBN: 9780316213097
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 12th, 2014

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, Illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

Despite their on-and-off relationship status constant change, Freddy can’t seem to call it quits with her girlfriend Laura Dean. She’s the cool girlfriend everyone wants, but is it really good for Freddy to keep holding on? In this beautifully illustrated graphic novel, Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell team up to show a lesbian love story with depth and complexities that rarely get talked about. Just open it up and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it, too. -Andrea

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722590
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Published: First Second - May 7th, 2019

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

We Are Okay tells the story of 18 year-old Marin who, months after enduring a tragic loss, must confront the life she ran away from when her best friend comes to visit her. Nina LaCour’s sincere and beautiful prose captures the grief, heartbreak, and hope of the story, reminding us all to fight hard for the people we care most about. One of the most cathartic cries I’ve had from reading, I adore this book. - Alana

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780142422939
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Published: Penguin Books - February 26th, 2019

All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue

The Raven Cycle vibes meets Derry Girls humor, with its own unique twist. After Maeve Chambers finds a tarot deck and starts giving readings, weird things start happening all over town, including her ex-best friend going missing, an extremist group showing up, and awful nightmares she can’t shake… With a great cast of characters, funny and witty dialogue, bisexual representation, and an engaging storyline, this book became one of my top favorites very quickly.

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ISBN: 9781536225266
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Published: Walker Books US - May 3rd, 2022

Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland

Laura wants to use her magic to become a renowned baker, but her workings are prohibited. To find a way around this, Laura signs up to work for a government agency that works to keep magic in blighted zones in check. This is such a great reimagining of the Great Depression and the magic system is so cool! Perfect for fans of Six of Crows or historical fantasy. -Ivy

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ISBN: 9780063038226
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 20th, 2022

Forest Hills Bootleg Society by Dave Baker & Nicole Goux

Brooke and her friends uncover a potential way out of being outcasts in their small town. How? By burning and selling bootleg anime DVDs to their peers. Their plan seems to have no faults, except for the complicated and changing personal entanglement the girls have with each other. Messy queer romance drama, anime obsession, and a search for belonging make this a graphic novel full of growing pains and nostalgia.

—ANDREA

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By Dave Baker, Nicole Goux, Dave Baker (Illustrator), Nicole Goux (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534469488
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow

Freshly out of a messy breakup, Shani is ready to dive into her month-long Washington, DC, internship, studying her actual true love: fish. However, this winter break plan is suddenly interrupted when Shani’s mom bumps into a girl with her Subaru—namely, fellow scientist May—and possibly creates the perfect meet-cute. A wonderful mix of Jewish holiday representation with two lesbian scientists and a cute corgi. What else could you ask for?

—ANDREA

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ISBN: 9780063078727
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Published: HarperTeen - November 1st, 2022

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

Internet friends Angel (a huge fan of the boyband the Ark) and Jimmy (its lead singer) bond over music, fandom, and their complicated lives offline. Both narrators talk to the reader like a friend, with familiar language and inside jokes that will resonate with those who grew up online. Oseman explores themes like anxiety with gravity and compassion, making her endearing characters and their relationships more and more real. Nick and Charlie are reading this book on the cover of the upcoming Heartstopper novella!

—ISAAC

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ISBN: 9781338830934
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 18th, 2022

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