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The Getaway
The Getaway
by Lamar Giles

When Karloff Country, one of the world’s most famous resorts, suddenly offers the richest and most powerful families a safe haven from the nightmare outside its walls, Jay and his crew learn just how far they’ll go to find out the truth and save themselve

Strike the Zither
Strike the Zither
by Joan He

In year 414 of the Xin Dynasty, Zephyr, the best strategist in the land serving under warlordess Xin Ren, is forced to infiltrate an enemy camp to keep Ren’s followers from being slaughtered and meets her match in an opposing strategist. Ages 12-14

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Meet Me in Mumbai
Meet Me in Mumbai
by Sabina Khan

When she finds an old box containing letters addressed to her from her birth mother, one of which asks her to travel to Mumbai when she turns 18 so they can meet, Mira must make a life-changing decision. Ages 15-18

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A Scatter of Light
A Scatter of Light
by Malinda Lo

The summer of 2013 in the Bay, eighteen-year-old Aria Tang West in the working-class queer community, she finds herself in, and for her artist grandmother. Ages 15-18

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Victory, Stand!
Victory, Stand!
by Tommie Smith Derrick Barnes & Dawud Anyabwile

On October 16, 1968, during the medal ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics, Tommie Smith, the gold medal winner in the 200-meter sprint, and John Carlos, the bronze medal winner, stood on the podium in black socks and raised their black-gloved fists to pr

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Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies
Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies
by Sarah Silberstein Swartz

Nine fascinating true stories about ordinary but remarkably brave women who stood up for what’s right during the Holocaust. Ages 12-14

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Other Ever Afters
Other Ever Afters
by Melanie Gilman

Characters in classic stories who have been forced to sit on the sidelines take center stage in this feminist, queer fairy-tale collection. Ages 12-14

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
by David Treuer

Adapted for young adults, this powerful story of resilience and reinvention looks at Native American culture as it exists today. Ages 12-14

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Opening My Eyes Underwater
Opening My Eyes Underwater
by Ashley Woodfolk

Inspired by the life and quotations of former first lady Michelle Obama, this brilliant collection of essays looking into the author’s own past. Ages 12-14

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Call Him Jack
Call Him Jack
by Yohuru Williams

An enthralling, eye-opening portrayal of this barrier-breaking American hero as a lifelong, relentlessly proud fighter for Black justice and civil rights. Ages 12-14

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