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GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
King
Author's First Name: 
A. S.
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2014

When Glory and her friend Ellie develop an ability to see the past and future of others, their visions reveal a disturbing world at war and women’s freedom in the balance.

LOVE IS THE DRUG

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Johnson
Author's First Name: 
Alaya Dawn
Publisher: 
Arthur A. Levine
Publication Date: 
2014

Emily Bird, a senior at an elite D.C. prep school, believes that she has uncovered shocking secrets about her government scientist parents’ work with a nation-wide flu epidemic—if only she could remember them. Sophisticated and suspensful.

THE STORY OF OWEN: DRAGON SLAYER OF TRONDHEIM

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Johnston
Author's First Name: 
E. K.
Publisher: 
Carolrhoda
Publication Date: 
2014

Siobhan McQuaid is the bard who tells this tale of her friend Owen Thorskard the Dragon Slayer, who must fight to save the town from dragons and still keep up his grades. A great combination of alternative history, fantasy and teen friendship.

LIES WE TELL OURSELVES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Talley
Author's First Name: 
Robin
Publisher: 
Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 
2014

One of 10 black students, selected by an NAACP project to integrate an all-white high school in a small Virginia town in 1959, Sarah deals with name calling, physical violence and ongoing harassment in and out of the school building—and also begins to question her sexual orientation.

GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Quintero
Author's First Name: 
Isabel
Publisher: 
Cinco Puntos
Publication Month: 
October
Publication Date: 
2014

Gabi Hernandez chronicles the highs and lows of her senior year in high school: a best friend is pregnant, another has just come out and been kicked out, her father wrestles with a meth addiction and Gabi is just trying to figure out how to be enough. Mexican enough. Thin enough. And smart enough to know herself and express herself honestly.

HOW IT WENT DOWN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Magoon
Author's First Name: 
Kekla
Publisher: 
Henry Holt
Publication Date: 
2014

Many voices share their perspectives on the life and death of Tariq, an unarmed African American teen shot by a white man, in this nuanced and relevant story with few easy answers.

TELL ME AGAIN HOW A CRUSH SHOULD FEEL

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Farizan
Author's First Name: 
Sara
Publisher: 
Algonquin
Publication Month: 
October
Publication Date: 
2014

No one, not even her Persian family, knows that Leila is a lesbian. This coming-of-age/coming-out story is notable for its warm and matter-of-fact portrayal of ethnicity, class and sexual orientation.

THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Griffin
Author's First Name: 
Adele
Publisher: 
Soho Teen
Publication Date: 
2014

Artwork, email trails and "interviews" with those who knew her add to the appeal of this very contemporary story exploring the reasons for the tragic death of a teenage artist, Addison Stone.

TOMBOY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Prince
Author's First Name: 
Liz
Publisher: 
Zest Books
Publication Date: 
2014

Prince addresses gender roles and stereotypes with wry humor in her funny and accessible graphic memoir about growing up as a tomboy

GIRLS LIKE US

Girls Like Us
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Giles
Author's First Name: 
Gail
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2014

In this hard-hitting, emotional tale Quincy and Biddy, special ed high school graduates with unique voices, are placed together as roommates where they form a bond cemented by the traumas they endure.

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