Fourteen and Up, 2016 List
In an exquisite retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, Shahrzad volunteers to be the murderous Khalid’s next bride in order to enact revenge for his murder of her best friend.
Simon forgets to log off the school computer one day, unintentionally revealing his secret email romance and his so-far undeclared sexual orientation. An aggravating, funny and poignant story of self-discovery…and love.
Alex, intersexed and raised as a boy, quits taking her meds in order to claim to her female side. The result: chaos within herself, her family and her school—and destructive sabotage by her mother. Alex’s voice will draw readers into her pain, struggles and hope.
Sydney's golden-boy brother has a serious run-in with the law, which fractures the family's dynamic. She finds respite with her new friend Layla and her family in this thoughtful novel from a perennial favorite.
Hallelujah (Hallie) reluctantly attends a church-sponsored spring camp where Luke, the pastor’s son is a bullying liar. When Hallie and fellow campers are separated from the group and must find their way to safety in the wilderness their attention turns to survival.
Knud Pedersen was a leader of the teenage resistance movement against the Nazi occupation of Denmark during WWII. Pedersen’s own words from hours of interviews along with other primary sources offers readers a clear understanding of this little-told aspect of history.
Carson’s summer away from New York in rural Montana, where his estranged father is dying, and on the road to discover family secrets with his new friend Aisha, offers laughs, tears and suspense.
Just before Shelby is hit by a car a coyote tells her that there will be two lies, followed by the truth, which will be the hardest of all. A riveting combination of suspense and folklore.
Violet Markey meets Theodore Finch at the top of their school’s bell tower the day they were both planning on jumping off in this heartbreaking story about love, friendship and the powerful effects of mental illness.