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By Téa Mutonji. 2019
In this story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness… inside a pack of cigarettes, a mother reconnects with her daughter through their shared interest in fish, and a young woman decides to shave her head in the waiting room of an abortion clinic. These punchy, sharply observed stories blur the lines between longing and choosing, exploring the narrator's experience as an involuntary one. Tinged with pathos and humour, they interrogate the moments in which femininity, womanness, and identity are not only questioned but also imposed. 2019.
By Sabina Khan. 2019
Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali is looking forward to going to Caltech and getting away from her conservative Muslim parents' expectation that… she will marry, especially since she is in love with her girlfriend Ariana--but when her parents catch her kissing Ariana, they whisk Rukhsana off to Bangladesh and a world of tradition and arranged marriages, and she must find the courage to fight for the right to choose her own path. For junior and senior high readers. 2019.
By Kit Pearson. 2019
For as long as she can remember, Maisie has spent her summers on Kingfisher Island. She and her beloved cousin… Una run wild, and Maisie feels the warm embrace of her big, extended family. This summer Maisie needs that escape more than ever. But now everything on Kingfisher has changed: Una has returned from her mainland school a sophisticated young woman too mature for childish games, and even worse, she has an all-consuming infatuation with David Meyer, both an old friend and an older man. Soon Maisie finds herself playing second fiddle-jealous of Una and David's closeness, and unsure of what those feelings mean. When Maisie's greatest attempt to maintain the special magic of her friendship with Una goes up in smoke, it seems as though all is lost. But with an enormous revelation, and a heartrending intervention, Maisie may finally discover the strength she needs to find the same peace that the island has brought her within herself. Grades 5-8. 2019.
By Paul Dunn. 2017
Daniel’s ready to talk. And his friends Krystina and Jeremy are ready to help. But is it too late? Set… in separate but simultaneous lunch periods at two different high schools, the teenagers are faced with acknowledging what drove them apart. At his new school, Daniel speaks to the Gay-Straight Alliance about the bullying and depression that forced him to move. He looks back fondly at the bond he formed with Krystina and Jeremy in history class and the trauma he faced from anonymous text messages. At his former school, Krystina and Jeremy are setting up for their first GSA meeting while grappling with the guilt of not doing more to help their friend. For the first time Daniel has an appreciative audience, but his friends face an empty room. The narratives intertwine as Daniel gains more confidence in his queer identity and Krystina and Jeremy try to assess their boundaries as straight people who want to create a safe space. By talking about mistakes, abuse, a suicide attempt and a move, the teens find comfort in perspective and power in numbers.
By Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie. 2018
From New York Times bestselling authors Krista and Becca Ritchie, comes The Raging Ones, an edge of your seat sci-fi… romance with twists and turns that you will never see coming!In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday. Until the day she does. Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him. Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny. With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space—against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.
By S J King. 2018
WINNER of the Books and the City Choice Award in the heatseeker short story competition Stepping Out is… a poignant inspiring short story about acceptance self-love and finding the courage to be who you really are Paula has been practising walking in her new red velvet heels for weeks So far she hasn t made it past her front door But tonight is different With the help of her sister a panty-girdle and a little bit of Dutch courage Paula is stepping out for the very first time Will she find the courage to show her true identity to the world And if she does will they accept her Perfect for fans of JUNO DAWSON JULIET ASHTON and MATT CAIN
By Julia Ember. 2017
Ashes of Gold: Book OneTashi is a spy and killer—an elite warrior known as an inhabitor—taught from a young age… to use their bond with the tiger Katala. When an enemy force captures the city, Tashi has no option but to escape. Their safety doesn’t last long, however. Soon the conquering army arrives at the secluded monastery where Tashi is hiding, needing a place to treat their wounded. It’s not long before their leader, Xian, takes an interest in Tashi. Xian is cold, ambitious, and even cruel—at least at first glance. But Tashi is skilled at watching and reading people, and they find a softer side to the young commander—one that intrigues them. Tashi’s loyalties are strained when they learn they have been deceived by the people who trained them, and they must choose between their countrymen and a budding romance with Xian. But fierce Katala faces no such conflict, and she massacres the soldiers she sees as invaders. Xian’s men are determined to take revenge against the tiger, but an inhabitor’s bond with their animal cannot be severed—neither can survive if the other is killed.
By J. Tomas. 2016
From high school crushes to best friends, secret admirers to out-and-proud teens, these stories bring to life all the amazing… -- and frightening -- aspects of falling in love for the first time. Whether you're sixteen and looking for stories about boys your own age or you're older and want to reminisce about the "good old days," there's something in this collection for everyone.NOTE: The stories in this collection are available as single ebooks, or you can buy the whole collection. Contains the stories:Caught, First Kiss, Gimme Pride, His Biggest Fan, Just a Little Note, My Online Secret Admirer, The Man Next Door, Trouble at School, Who's Watching Whom?,andWorth the Wait.
By J. Tomas. 2013
This collection combines both books in J. Tomas's successful gay dystopian YA romance,The Colony:Rebellion: In the Colony, Aine’s life was… decided at birth. The girl next door is his Other, whom he will marry one day. As long as he continues to take his pills, life will be good and he will be safe. But when he accidentally drops one, he learns he has feelings for Kyer, his best friend. Another boy.Revolution: Aine and Kyer escaped the Colony, but it doesn’t take long for them to tire of living outside its walls. Aine decides to return and, as the next Overseer, bring about some much-needed changes. But breaking back in proves even harder than breaking out. They must dodge Officers, evade Monitors, and convince the people they deserves better. Will anyone listen?
By Nina Lacour. 2014
"I want you to do something with the place. Something epic." After being entrusted with her brother's Los Angeles apartment… for the summer as a graduation gift, Emi Price isn't sure how to fulfill his one condition: that something great take place there while he's gone. Emi may be a talented young production designer, already beginning to thrive in the competitive film industry, but she still feels like an average teen, floundering when it comes to romance. But when she and her best friend, Charlotte, discover a mysterious letter at the estate sale of a Hollywood film legend, Emi must move beyond the walls of her carefully crafted world to chase down the loose ends of a movie icon's hidden life, leading her to uncover a decades' old secret and the potential for something truly epic: love.
By Horacio Garduño. 2018
Tres chicos, un mal recuerdo perdido en el limbo y una banda post punk. Lucrecia canta en una banda punk… y se expresa con intensidad inusual, con una energía brutal en el escenario, y vaya que tiene un mundo interior por manifestarse, pues su vida en casa no ha sido fácil. La música es su vía de desfogue. En su mente hay otra Lucrecia, más inocente, que ha olvidado su pasado a causa de una experiencia traumática. Pero cuando conoce a Juan José, un baterista que se deja llevar por el trance de la música, las cosas empiezan a reacomodarse de forma extraña. Lucre busca recuperar sus memorias y las escribe en una libreta. Pero aún debe ahondar en ciertos recuerdos, los más dolorosos. Un día llegan dos personas al hoyo funky donde debuta su banda, una del pasado de Lucre y otra de su futuro, ambas la harán entrar en un dilema que la enfrentará con aquello que tanto teme. Explora los viajes y las subrealidades de la mente humana en el tiempo y en el espacio. Una nueva ola de la vida a pesar de los goles recibidos.
By Kate Evangelista. 2016
A romantic European vacation is the perfect excuse to let go in No Holding Back, the highly anticipated sequel to… No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista. Everyone knows that Nathan is in love with his best friend, Preston...Everyone except Preston. Nathan has always accepted that Preston was too focused on his swim training to worry about love. But Preston is heading off to train for the Olympics soon, so if Nathan wants his chance at love, he has to speak up now. But saying "I love you" is surprisingly difficult, even for someone as confident as Nathan. Maybe a whirlwind vacation in Europe could help? But... what if it doesn't work out and he loses the best friend he's ever had?
By Rich Deas, H. A. Swain. 2018
A futuristic thriller about the colonization of and culture clashes between the Moon and Earth from H.A. Swain, the author… of Hungry and Gifted.Sol is the month between June and July on the thirteen-month Moon calendar. It's the only time teenagers have to themselves between rigorous scientific training and their ultimate lab assignments in their colony on the Moon. Their families emigrated from Earth to build better lives; but life on the Moon is far from perfect, as Uma learns on the eve of Sol. Uma meets an Earthen girl who becomes a fast friend, and much more. What Uma doesn't know is that the girl is assigned to infect Uma with a plague that a rogue faction of Earthen scientists hope will wipe out Moon soldiers. Will Uma be the cause of a pandemic? Whom can she trust, and moreover, whom does she love?
By Martin Wilson. 2017
P The Face on the Milk Carton meets The Impossible Knife of Memory in this ripped-from-the-headlines novel that explores the… power of being an ally and a friend when a kidnapped boy returns to his hometown P Sam Walsh had been missing for three years His older sister Beth thought he was dead His childhood friend Josh thought it was all his fault They were the last two people to see him alive Until now Because Sam has been found and he s coming home Beth desperately wants to understand what happened to her brother but her family refuses to talk about it even though Sam is clearly still affected by the abuse he faced at the hands of his captor P And as Sam starts to confide in Josh about his past Josh can t admit the truths he s hidden deep within himself that he s gay and developing feelings for Sam And even bigger that he never told the police everything he saw the day Sam disappeared P As Beth and Josh struggle with their own issues their friends and neighbors slowly turn on Sam until one night when everything explodes Beth can t live in silence Josh can t live with his secrets And Sam can t continue on until the whole truth of what happened to him is out in the open P For fans of thought-provoking stories like The Face on the Milk Carton this is a book about learning to be an ally even when the community around you doesn t want you to be
By Juan Carrá. 2018
El duelo a muerte signado desde la infancia de dos criminales uno que vive como delincuente el… otro como polic a En la tierra yace Jorge moribundo Frente a l Lucio se yergue con la navaja ensangrentada En el instante en que se abre la herida se desencadena esta novela vertiginosa que narra el enfrentamiento feroz entre dos bandas de pistoleros por el dominio de la Jerusal n movidas por el odio heredado y la venganza De los pasillos a los pabellones de la c rcel sus protagonistas acatan mandamientos como santos y arc ngeles Las sagradas escrituras se imprimen con sangre sobre el paisaje cruel de la urbe empobrecida su cielo huele a goma quemada a cloaca a p lvora y sus personajes hablan como polic as y ladrones De un realismo desgarrado No permitas que mi sangre se derrame se escribe en los contornos de un mundo paralelo gobernado por corruptos y asesinos que buscan el amparo de Dios La cr tica ha dicho De una dolorosa humanidad son las poderosas narraciones que tiene para compartir Juan Carr Historias rojo sangre Historias de un rojo vino tinto Leonardo Oyola La prosa de Juan Carr es una m quina de v rtigo Gabriela Cabez n C mara Carr despliega una velocidad narrativa impresionante capaz de volver sobre s y construir la voz de la tumba y la de los pasillos con una potencia de ficci n conmovedora Juli n L pez
By Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. 2018
“Two fierce young people battle a fiery landscape and vicious foes in a race for freedom. I was glued to… my seat!”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Tamora PierceIn the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole…yet some face the world alone.The singlebornA rare few are singleborn in each generation, and therefore given the right to rule by the gods and goddesses. Bo Trousillion is one of these few, born into the royal line and destined to rule. Though he has been chosen to succeed his great-aunt, Queen Runa, as the leader of the Alskad Empire, Bo has never felt equal to the grand future before him.The diminishedWhen one twin dies, the other usually follows, unable to face the world without their other half. Those who survive are considered diminished, doomed to succumb to the violent grief that inevitably destroys everyone whose twin has died.Such is the fate of Vi Abernathy, whose twin sister died in infancy. Raised by the anchorites of the temple after her family cast her off, Vi has spent her whole life scheming for a way to escape and live out what’s left of her life in peace.As their sixteenth birthdays approach, Bo and Vi face very different futures—one a life of luxury as the heir to the throne, the other years of backbreaking work as a temple servant. But a long-held secret and the fate of the empire are destined to bring them together in a way they never could have imagined.“With a splash of swoony romance and a thrilling conclusion, readers will be clamoring for the sequel.” —Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of Labyrinth Lost and The Vicious Deep trilogy“Bo and Vi are fierce, complex characters, and I couldn’t devour their story fast enough!”—Amy Tintera, New York Times bestselling author of Ruined“This daring novel challenges the status quo beautifully.”—Natalie C. Parker, author of Beware the Wild
By Ashley Herring Blake. 2018
For readers of Girl in Pieces and The Way I Used to Be comes an emotionally gripping story about facing… hard truths in the aftermath of sexual assault. <P><P>Mara and Owen are as close as twins can get, so when Mara’s friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn't know what to think. <P>Can her brother really be guilty of such a violent act? <P>Torn between her family and her sense of right and wrong, Mara feels lost, and it doesn’t help that things are strained with her ex-girlfriend, Charlie. <P>As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie come together in the aftermath of this terrible crime, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits into her future. <P>With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault.
By Richard Peck. 2016
Newbery Medalist Richard Peck tells a story of small-town life, gay marriage, and everyday heroes in this novel for fans… of Gary Schmidt and Jack Gantos <P><P>Archer Magill has spent a lively five years of grade school with one eye out in search of grown-up role models. Three of the best are his grandpa, the great architect; his dad, the great vintage car customizer,; and his uncle Paul, who is just plain great. These are the three he wants to be. <P>Along the way he finds a fourth--Mr. McLeod, a teacher. In fact, the first male teacher in the history of the school. But now here comes middle school and puberty. Change. Archer wonders how much change has to happen before his voice does. He doesn't see too far ahead, so every day or so a startling revelation breaks over him. <P>Then a really big one when he's the best man at the wedding of two of his role models. But that gets ahead of the story.In pages that ripple with laughter, there's a teardrop here and there. And more than a few insights about the bewildering world of adults, made by a boy on his way to being the best man he can be.
By A M Arthur. 2018
Reyes Caldero keeps his past buried deep and his emotions buried deeper. But what he doesn’t say he always makes… up for with his actions. When the hot chef he once saved from an abusive ex turns up at Clean Slate Ranch, the quiet cowboy is happy to act on their sizzling chemistry, even if he’s not ready to share his secrets—or his heart.Miles Arlington needs to get the hell out of San Francisco, and heading north for a job near Clean Slate Ranch seems like just the thing. It doesn’t hurt that his secret crush slash onetime rescuer happens to work at the ranch. Miles has never been one for the outdoors, but the superhot Reyes has him ready to saddle up.Reyes is happy to keep things casual, even though his heart has other ideas. And when Miles is forced to confront his past again, Reyes and Miles will have to put all their trust in each other if they want any chance at building a future together.One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!This book is approximately 86,000 wordsCarina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Alissa Davis
By Matías Zitterkopf. 2017
Esta es una historia de magia tejida por amores, conjuros y traiciones del pasado que vuelven en forma de tormenta… oscura. <P><P>Ari Locket y Noah Phoenix se conocen de una manera peculiar y se vuelven cercanos. Se dejan envolver por lo que sienten para convertirse en elementos que producen una magia capaz de iluminar a los corazones más oscuros y hacerle frente a las venganzas. <P><P>Es un cuento lleno de hechizos y palabras poderosas que flotan en la brisa. Es un relato de muchas voces y recuerdos que rondan todavía por el viejo roble de la colina cerca de la casona de Gloriana Mistwood. «Con tres gotas de mi sangre te ato para siempre, te corto las alas para que ya no vueles».