Standing on Neptune

In fractured vignettes, Brooke Palinder describes the week she spends wondering if she’s pregnant after realizing her period is late. Her boyfriend is unable to offer support and Brooke can’t even tell her best friend. Feeling isolated, she reexamines her life and readies herself to take a pregnancy test.

Roan Stallion

A Lakota teen and a roan stallion form a deep relationship after they both survive being sucked into a raging tornado. With the help of friends and family, the teen trains the stallion to lead a relay race team so he can try to win the prize money for a much-needed new tractor.

Some Unfinished Business

Gripping and evocative, Some Unfinished Business tells the story of a man determined to prevail through anti-Soviet resistance in occupied Lithuania, imprisonment in the Gulag, the hands of bureaucracy that attempt to thwart his love for a woman with a mysterious past, while chasing the back of a man who first dared him to dream.

Billy Buckhorn and the Book of Spells

After Billy Buckhorn survives being struck by lightning, he is left with extraordinary visions and psychic insights. When his deceased grandmother conveys a message to him, Billy realizes that his special powers will be used to defeat the ancient evil threatening his Cherokee Nation.

The Book of Us

Sixteen-year-old Noah Greene is in the relationship of a lifetime with his brilliant girlfriend, Miranda Owens, but when he says something that hurts Miranda and destroys everything they’ve built, he’s devastated. Determined to make amends, Noah sets out to truly understand the harm his words have caused.

Made 4 You

Becky’s main focus is padding her college applications with good grades and volunteer work. So when she’s asked her to show Gene Newman, the new student around, she agrees. But as Gene and Becky grow closer, he confides that he has a secret – one that turns Becky’s life upside down.

Union

In this novel in verse for teen readers, fifteen-year-old Tuck navigates new love, past trauma and standing up for what's right.

Yesterday's Rain

Sydney is slowly adjusting to her new school and is not being bullied as much, but her gay friend is not so lucky. When a punch aimed at her friend, mistakenly hits Sydney in the face, everyone is surprised at her reaction.

The Science of Boys

Illustrated By: Gracey Zhang

Science nerd Emma Sakamoto wants to reinvent herself. When a popular girl seeks Emma’s help getting a boy to like her, Emma applies scientific laws to a perplexing subject—boys. But do people conform to scientific principles? The results are unpredictable in this story about the struggle of fitting in and the complexity of friendship.

White Lies

Missy’s little brother died on her thirteenth birthday and her family has been struggling with their grief ever since. As her sixteenth birthday approaches, she meets Luke and he helps her begin healing.

A Light in the Clouds

Romanian soldiers force Margalith and her family from their home and send them on a devastating deportation march to Transnistria, a wretched land between borders, an expanse of thousands of kilometres containing more than a hundred ghettos and camps. How will Margalith find A Light in the Clouds?

Rachel Bird

A compelling mystery about teenage Rachel and her sister who move in with the grandparents they never knew. They soon learn their newfound family isn’t the only secret being kept on the ranch.

Wish Upon a Satellite

The glaciers are melting and the climate crisis is on everyone's mind, but nothing shakes the foundations of non-binary teen Ciel’s world more than sharing an unexpected kiss with their best friend, Stephie.

The Land Grab

Young Alfred Swallow uses his wits when he is intimidated at gun point by a bunch of hired thugs and when he lands in a rattle snake den. His determination to stop the corrupt land agent and help his family keep their land comes into focus when he involves people who know how to stop the land grab.

Urchin

While questioning her gender identity, a young girl is pulled between the dark world of fairylore and the dynamic world of early 20th-century scientific experimentation as she struggles to save her missing mother.

Under the Iron Bridge

Desperate to escape joining the Hitler Youth, Paul stumbles across the Edelweiss Pirates, a secret German organization of teenage rebels leading a dangerous campaign of sabotage against the Nazis.

Names in a Jar

Forced to flee her home and change her name to disguise her Jewish identity, Anna Krawitz becomes Maria Nowak, a Catholic farm girl, to hide from the Nazis. But when the war ends, how will her sister find her?

Content Advisory: rape, sexual assault