ALU Springback: Drama

ALU Springback: Drama
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We're not ready to "fall back" just yet, so we're springing back instead and revisiting some dynamic drama from spring 2020! Buy any of the books in the list below and you'll automatically be entered into a random draw to win a $25 All Lit Up gift card. Offer ends Nov 1. View books in this list

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Quick Bright Things

By Christopher Cook

“Everyone hears voices. I’m treated like I’m broken for admitting it. ”

Can a weekend trip to visit family ever be smooth? 

Nick was hoping for a quick dinner at his brother Reid’s house when he stopped by with his seventeen-year-old adopted son, Gerome, on their way ... Read more

Dragonfly

By Lara Rae

In this original and poetic new work, Lara Rae tells the raw and heartfelt story of her half-century long (and counting) gender odyssey. Dragonfly presents us with two actors, one male, one female, who illuminate the inner life of a trans woman from her Scottish childhood in ... Read more

Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells)

By Rose Napoli

Ten years ago, Laura was a student in Alan Wells' English class. She was uncharacteristically smart for a fifteen-year-old--perceptive and vulnerable--a dream for a flailing teacher. Now, at twenty-five, Laura has written her first novel. She's called it Dear Mr. Wells, and Alan ... Read more

Sequence (Second Edition)

By Arun Lakra

“Luck is like irony. Not everybody who thinks they got it, got it. ”

Theo has been named Time Magazine’s Luckiest Man Alive. For twenty consecutive years he has successfully bet double or nothing on the Super Bowl coin toss. And he’s getting ready to risk millions on ... Read more

Bar Mitzvah Boy

By Mark Leiren-Young

Joey Brant needs to have a bar mitzvah immediately. Like, next Tuesday. Except he’s not thirteen, the usual age for the Jewish milestone. He’s in his sixties. A task he thinks he could quickly cross off his to-do list becomes a deep immersion into the faith he no longer ... Read more

Now You See Her

By Amy Nostbakken, Norah Sadava, Lisa Karen Cox, Raha Javanfar, Cheyenne Scott, and Maggie Huculak

Now You See Her nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Costume Design & Outstanding Sound Design/Composition.

Now You See Her named one of Toronto’s Top Ten Plays of 2018 by the Toronto Star.

Six diverse women’s voices merge into one ... Read more

Orchard, The

By Sarena Parmar

Sarena Parmar's The Orchard (After Chekhov) is an adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, told through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan Valley. With the bank calling and money low, will the Basrans be able to save their beloved orchard? The Orchard challenges ... Read more

Runner, The

By Christopher Morris

Z. A.K. A is an Orthodox Jewish volunteer force in Israel that collects the remains of Jews killed in accidents. When Jacob, a Z. A.K. A volunteer, makes the split-second decision to treat a young Palestinian woman instead of the soldier she may have killed, his world is changed ... Read more

Amaryllis & Little Witch

By Pascal Brullemans
Translated by Alexis Diamond

In these dark fairy tales, two girls face danger while grieving loved ones, and learn some hard truths about growing up along the way. Imaginative and curious, these fables illustrate adventures for children who have to make big choices.

In Amaryllis, a preteen goes missing ... Read more

Brontë: The World Without

By Jordi Mand

What happens when a passion is turned into a means to survive?

Sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë have always enjoyed writing and storytelling, but so far, it’s been for their own personal enjoyment. Now that their father is sick and their brother is an alcoholic, they ... Read more