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mayTEENFISHFish out of water (Lost girls # 1)

by Jane Tara

Elite swimmer, Dina McNamara's dreams of Olympic Gold have been derailed. Her gifted sister Mae has graduated high school at just 16 and has planned an around-the-world trip with her three best friends. Their parents agree to let Mae go, but only if 18-year-old Dina goes too. Resentful and broken, but with nothing better to do with her life, Dina boards the plane - first stop Tokyo. Two weeks in the world's most amazing mega-city completely turns Dina's life upside-down. There are new friendships, unexpected opportunities, and a surprising romance. For the first time ever, Dina begins to figure out what she wants, both in and out of the water. 

  

You must be Layla
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by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Layla's mind goes a million miles a minute, so does her mouth - unfortunately her better judgement can take a while to catch up! Although she believes she was justified for doing what she did, a suspension certainly isn't the way she would have wished to begin her time at her fancy new high school. Despite the setback, Layla's determined to show everyone that she does deserve her scholarship and sets her sights on winning a big invention competition. But where to begin? Looking outside and in, Layla will need to come to terms with who she is and who she wants to be if she has any chance of succeeding.

    

 

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The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood # 1)

by Melissa Albert

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’ s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’ s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. Her mother is stolen away by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “ Stay away from the Hazel Wood.” 

 

 

A story about cancer (with a happy ending)
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by India Desjardins

I think about everything I'll miss if they tell me I'm going to die... my mum, my dad, my sister, cookies, TV shows I'll never get to see the end of, walking outside when it's really nice, the smell of autumn, the starry sky on a full moon, my grandparents, my grandpa's lasagna, kissing Victor, Victor's eyes, Victor's voice, Victor's smell, Victor's hands... Victor. A teenage girl heads towards the hospital waiting room where the doctors are going to tell her how much time she's got to live. As she walks, she thinks about her journey up to this point...  

 

 

Teen Non-Fiction

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Feminism is...

by Alexandra Black

A lively and accessible book for teens on the history, pioneers, theories, questions, arguments, and daily reality of feminism today. What is feminism? Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, this engaging book introduces young adult readers to a subject that should matter to everyone. Feminism Is... tackles the most intriguing and relevant topics, such as intersectionality, the right to an equal education, and the gender pay gap. Find out what equality for women really means, get a short history of feminism, and take a look at the issues that affect women at work, in the home, and around sex and identity. 

Includes short biographies of Sojourner Truth, Emmeline Pankhurst, Gloria Steinem, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Simone de Beauvoir, bell hooks, Judith Butler, Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, Audre Lorde, Alice Schwarzer, Rigoberta Menchú.

 

Updated 08/05/2019