Coming Of Age
"Whether it's a beloved mother's lifelong struggle with mental illness, a classmate's disappearance, or the insecurity and betrayal of first love, she shoots straight from the hip--and heart. Her heroine is gutsy and full of self-doubt. In other words, authentically human. "-Diana ... Read more
It is the turbulent 1980s in apartheid South Africa, when even the ordinary life is full of danger and uncertainty. What will tomorrow bring? Tihelo, a thirteen-year-old girl, lives with her older sister Keitumetse and their mother Kgomotso. Kgomotso works as a maid for a white ... Read more
Blaise is a fairly average Native girl growing up in Winnipeg and dealing with the normal triggers of teenage angst—parents, school, friends. Then her best friend is murdered by the Reds, a local gang, and she is the only witness. For protection, she turns to a rival gang ... Read more
At once a love letter and challenge to the traditional transgender memoir, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars is a playful, surrealist dance through queer coming of age.
A haunted young girl (who happens to be a kung-fu expert and pathological liar) runsaway from an oppressive ... Read more
The fourth and final book in the beloved Pippa Greene series
It’s senior year, and the college countdown is on. But instead of getting accepted to Tisch’s photography program, Pippa’s been waitlisted. Without a backup plan, and with the pressure from everyone around her ... Read more
Welcome to Anne Bradstreet College, an all-girls prep school in Boston, where a high SAT score is the ultimate status symbol, followed closely by a string of Tiffany pearls. At ABC, as the school is affectionately known, high school isn’t just about shoes, boys and weekend ... Read more
Welcome to Anne Bradstreet College, an all-girls prep school in Boston, where a high SAT score is the ultimate status symbol, followed closely by a string of Tiffany pearls. At ABC, as the school is affectionately known, high school isn't just about shoes, boys and weekend getaways; ... Read more
From writer and musician Rae Spoon: a rollicking yet introspective young adult adventure about screwing up, finding yourself, and forging a new life on your own.
At age nineteen in the year 2000, the queer narrator of Green Glass Ghosts steps off a bus on Granville Street in ... Read more
Edited by Lori Shwydky
In Our Own Teen Voice 4 is an anthology of creative fiction and poetry by teens in Vancouver Island, BC, in grades 8-12. With themes ranging from self-identity, family, friends and relationships, belonging, sports, gaming, stress, depression, disability, and loss, to coming-of-age, ... Read more
For fans of the Netflix series Heartstopper (based on the bestselling graphic novels by Alice Oseman): a disarming coming-of-age novel about a queer teen music prodigy who discovers pieces of himself in places he never thought to look.
Sixteen-year-old Dale Cardigan is a loner ... Read more