Fourteen and Up, 2015 List
After five years on the road Hayley must deal with her own painful memories as the daughter of a veteran and struggles to balance senior year in high school, graduation and new romance along with taking care of her father.
Alek’s strict Armenian parents send him to summer school where he meets cute bad boy Ethan. Their misadventures are both hilarious and poignant.
Burcaw's witty collection of blog posts turned essays about living with spinal muscular atrophy are sharp and hilarious, moving but not one bit sappy.
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 amazing women who enlisted and served in the Philippines during World War II came with nursing skills, ball gowns and golf clubs. They provided invaluable medical assistance to the US troops, and suffered alongside them during internment in Japanese POW camps.
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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.
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.
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.