NotYourPrincess Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

NotYourPrincess


  • Author : Lisa Charleyboy
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554519590

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NotYourPrincess Excerpt :

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.

 NotYourPrincess Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

NotYourPrincess


  • Author : Lisa Charleyboy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1536440337

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NotYourPrincess Excerpt :

Native Women demand to be heard in this stunning anthology.

Dreaming In Indian Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Dreaming In Indian


  • Author : Lisa Charleyboy
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-23
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554516889

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Dreaming In Indian Excerpt :

A highly-acclaimed anthology about growing up NativeÑnow in paperback. *Best Books of 2014, American Indians in ChildrenÕs Literature *Best Book of 2014, Center for the Study of Multicultural Literature *2015 USBBY Outstanding International Book Honor List A collection truly universal in its themes, Dreaming in Indian will shatter commonly held stereotypes about Native peoples and offers readers a unique insight into a community often misunderstood and misrepresented by the mainstream media. Native artists, including acclaimed author Joseph Boyden, renowned visual artist Bunky Echo Hawk, and stand-up comedian Ryan McMahon, contribute thoughtful and heartfelt pieces on their experiences growing up Native. Whether addressing the effects of residential schools, calling out bullies through personal manifestos, or simply citing their hopes for the future, this book refuses to shy away from difficult topics. Insightful, thought-provoking, brutallyÑand beautifullyÑhonest, this book is sure to appeal to young adults everywhere. ÒNot to be missed.ÓÑSchool Library Journal, *starred review ÒÉa uniquely valuable resource.Ó ÑKirkus Reviews, *starred review ÒÉ wide-ranging and emotionally potent ÉÓÑPublishers Weekly

Not Your Princess Book

Not Your Princess


  • Author : Jessica Mitzel
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-01-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN 10 : 1523621036

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Not Your Princess Excerpt :

This book reveals the dark journey through abuse and the triumph of overcoming it in the hope of connecting with other abuse victims that are struggling, and to shed light on a major social issue. This book tells the story of abuse through a narrator that is affected by Stockholm Syndrome for over 10 years and eventually overcomes it. Despite the seriousness of the story, there are still sections of humor to ease the uncomfortable feelings.

Urban Lives Book

Urban Lives


  • Author : Mary Beth Leatherdale
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1554517508

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Urban Lives Excerpt :

Young, urban Natives share their diverse stories, shattering stereotypes and powerfully illustrating how Native culture and values can survive -- and enrich -- city life.

Terry Fox and Me Book

Terry Fox and Me


  • Author : Mary Beth Leatherdale
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735267688

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Terry Fox and Me Excerpt :

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope, this picture book biography tells the story of a friendship defined by strength and love. Before Terry Fox become a national hero and icon, he was just a regular kid. But even then, his characteristic strength, determination and loyalty were apparent and were the foundation for his friendship with Doug. The two first met at basketball tryouts in grammar school. Terry was the smallest - and worst - basketball player on the court. But that didn't stop him. With Doug's help, Terry practiced and practiced until he earned a spot on the team. As they grew up, the best friends supported each other, challenged each other, helped each other become better athletes and better people. Doug was by Terry's side every step of the way: when Terry received a diagnosis of cancer in his leg, when he was learning to walk - then run - with a prosthetic leg and while he was training for the race of his life, his Marathon of Hope. Written from Doug's perspective, this story shows that Terry Fox's legacy goes beyond the physical and individual accomplishments of a disabled athlete and honors the true value of friendship.

Indigenous Toronto Book

Indigenous Toronto


  • Author : Denise Bolduc
  • Publisher : Coach House Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770566453

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Indigenous Toronto Excerpt :

Rich and diverse narratives of Indigenous Toronto, past and present Beneath many major North American cities rests a deep foundation of Indigenous history that has been colonized, paved over, and, too often, silenced. Few of its current inhabitants know that Toronto has seen twelve thousand years of uninterrupted Indigenous presence and nationhood in this region, along with a vibrant culture and history that thrives to this day. With contributions by Indigenous Elders, scholars, journalists, artists, and historians, this unique anthology explores the poles of cultural continuity and settler colonialism that have come to define Toronto as a significant cultural hub and intersection that was also known as a Meeting Place long before European settlers arrived. "This book is a reflection of endurance and a helpful corrective to settler fantasies. It tells a more balanced account of our communities, then and now. It offers the space for us to reclaim our ancestors’ language and legacy, rewriting ourselves back into a landscape from which non Indigenous historians have worked hard to erase us. But we are there in the skyline and throughout the GTA, along the coast and in all directions." -- from the introduction by Hayden King

Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask


  • Author : Anton Treuer
  • Publisher : Borealis Books
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9780873518628

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask Excerpt :

Treuer, an Ojibwe scholar and cultural preservationist, answers the most commonly asked questions about American Indians, both historical and modern. He gives a frank, funny, and personal tour of what's up with Indians, anyway.

Fatty Legs Book

Fatty Legs


  • Author : Christy Jordan-Fenton
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554515882

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Fatty Legs Excerpt :

Eight-year-old Margaret Pokiak has set her sights on learning to read, even though it means leaving her village in the high Arctic. Faced with unceasing pressure, her father finally agrees to let her make the five-day journey to attend school, but he warns Margaret of the terrors of residential schools. At school Margaret soon encounters the Raven, a black-cloaked nun with a hooked nose and bony fingers that resemble claws. She immediately dislikes the strong-willed young Margaret. Intending to humiliate her, the heartless Raven gives gray stockings to all the girls — all except Margaret, who gets red ones. In an instant Margaret is the laughingstock of the entire school. In the face of such cruelty, Margaret refuses to be intimidated and bravely gets rid of the stockings. Although a sympathetic nun stands up for Margaret, in the end it is this brave young girl who gives the Raven a lesson in the power of human dignity. Complemented by archival photos from Margaret Pokiak-Fenton’s collection and striking artworks from Liz Amini-Holmes, this inspiring first-person account of a plucky girl’s determination to confront her tormentor will linger with young readers.

Landscape with Invisible Hand Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

Landscape with Invisible Hand


  • Author : M. T. Anderson
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763697235

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Landscape with Invisible Hand Excerpt :

National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson returns to future Earth in a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization. When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth — but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents’ jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv’s miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to get creative to survive. And since the vuvv crave anything they deem classic Earth culture (doo-wop music, still life paintings of fruit, true love), recording 1950s-style dates for the vuvv to watch in a pay-per-minute format seems like a brilliant idea. But it’s hard for Adam and Chloe to sell true love when they hate each other more with every passing episode. Soon enough, Adam must decide how far he’s willing to go — and what he’s willing to sacrifice — to give the vuvv what they want.

Symptoms of a Heartbreak Book

Symptoms of a Heartbreak


  • Author : Sona Charaipotra
  • Publisher : Imprint
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250199119

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Symptoms of a Heartbreak Excerpt :

"Doogie Howser, M.D. meets The Fault in Our Stars in this tender romcom." —Teen Vogue The youngest doctor in America, an Indian-American teen makes her rounds—and falls head over heels—in Sona Charaipotra's contemporary romantic comedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak. Sixteen-year-old Saira has always juggled family, friendships, and her Girl Genius celebrity. Now, as the youngest med school graduate ever, she can finally achieve her mission to treat young people dealing with cancer. But proving herself in life-or-death situations is tough when everyone from her boss to her patients can't see past her age to trust her skills. And working in the same hospital as her mom isn't making things any easier! Life gets even more complicated when Saira falls for a teenage patient. To improve his chances, she risks her lifelong dream—and it could cost her everything. In her solo debut, Sona Charaipotra brings us a compelling #ownvoices protagonist who’s not afraid to chase what she wants. Symptoms of a Heartbreak goes from romantic comedy highs to tearjerker lows and is the ultimate cure-all for every reader needing an infusion of something heartfelt. An Imprint Book "Fans of YA contemporary don't want to miss this one." —Buzzfeed

This Is My Brain in Love Book
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

This Is My Brain in Love


  • Author : I. W. Gregorio
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316423847

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This Is My Brain in Love Excerpt :

Told in dual narrative, This Is My Brain in Love is a stunning YA contemporary romance, exploring mental health, race, and, ultimately self-acceptance, for fans of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter and Emergency Contact. Jocelyn Wu has just three wishes for her junior year: To make it through without dying of boredom, to direct a short film with her BFF Priya Venkatram, and to get at least two months into the year without being compared to or confused with Peggy Chang, the only other Chinese girl in her grade. Will Domenici has two goals: to find a paying summer internship, and to prove he has what it takes to become an editor on his school paper. Then Jocelyn's father tells her their family restaurant may be going under, and all wishes are off. Because her dad has the marketing skills of a dumpling, it's up to Jocelyn and her unlikely new employee, Will, to bring A-Plus Chinese Garden into the 21st century (or, at least, to Facebook). What starts off as a rocky partnership soon grows into something more. But family prejudices and the uncertain future of A-Plus threaten to keep Will and Jocelyn apart. It will take everything they have and more, to save the family restaurant and their budding romance.

Biggest Flirts Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Biggest Flirts


  • Author : Jennifer Echols
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-05-20
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442474475

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Biggest Flirts Excerpt :

Tia and Will’s lives get flipped upside down when they’re voted Yearbook’s Biggest Flirts in this sassy novel from the author of Endless Summer and The One That I Want. Tia just wants to have fun. She’s worked hard to earn her reputation as the life of the party, and she’s ready for a carefree senior year of hanging out with friends and hooking up with cute boys. And her first order of business? New guy Will. She can’t get enough of his Midwestern accent and laidback swagger. As the sparks start to fly, Will wants to get serious. Tia’s seen how caring too much has left her sisters heartbroken, and she isn’t interested in commitment. But pushing Will away drives him into the arms of another girl. Tia tells herself it’s no big deal…until the yearbook elections are announced. Getting voted Biggest Flirts with Will is, well, awkward. They may just be friends, but their chemistry is beginning to jeopardize Will’s new relationship—and causing Tia to reconsider her true feelings. What started as a lighthearted fling is about to get very complicated…

The Walled City   FREE PREVIEW  The First 93 Pages  Book

The Walled City FREE PREVIEW The First 93 Pages


  • Author : Ryan Graudin
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316258685

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The Walled City FREE PREVIEW The First 93 Pages Excerpt :

730. That's how many days I've been trapped.18. That's how many days I have left to find a way out. DAI, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be invisible.... JIN hides under the radar, afraid the wild street gangs will discover her biggest secret: Jin passes as a boy to stay safe. Still, every chance she gets, she searches for her lost sister.... MEI YEE has been trapped in a brothel for the past two years, dreaming of getting out while watching the girls who try fail one by one. She's about to give up, when one day she sees an unexpected face at her window..... In this innovative and adrenaline-fueled novel, they all come together in a desperate attempt to escape a lawless labyrinth before the clock runs out.

Fire with Fire Book

Fire with Fire


  • Author : Destiny Soria
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358329732

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Fire with Fire Excerpt :

Raised to be fierce dragon slayers, two sisters end up on opposite sides of the impending war when one sister forms an unlikely, magical bond with a dragon in this standalone YA contemporary fantasy that's perfect for fans of Slayer and Sorcery of Thorns. Dani and Eden Rivera were both born to kill dragons, but the sisters couldn't be more different. For Dani, dragon slaying takes a back seat to normal high school life, while Eden prioritizes training above everything else. Yet they both agree on one thing: it's kill or be killed where dragons are concerned. Until Dani comes face-to-face with one and forges a rare and magical bond with him. As she gets to know Nox, she realizes that everything she thought she knew about dragons is wrong. With Dani lost to the dragons, Eden turns to mysterious and alluring sorcerers to help save her sister. Now on opposite sides of the conflict, each sister will do whatever it takes to save the other. But the two are playing with magic that is more dangerous than they know, and there is another, more powerful enemy waiting for them both in the shadows.