If You Could Be Mine: A Novel

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Algonquin Young Readers #ad - But iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love--Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed. Winner of the lambda literary award for lgbt children's/young adult one of rolling stone's 40 best ya novels a 2014 ala rainbow list top 10 Title A Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth 2013 A Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” 2013 This Forbidden Romance Could Cost Them Their Lives Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six.

Sahar will never be able to love nasrin in the body she wants to be loved in without risking their lives, but is saving their love worth sacrificing her true self? Algonquin Young Readers. So they carry on in secret until Nasrin's parents suddenly announce that they've arranged for her marriage. They've shared stolen kisses and romantic promises.

If You Could Be Mine: A Novel #ad - Then sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution: homosexuality may be a crime, but to be a man trapped in a woman's body is seen as nature's mistake, and sex reassignment is legal and accessible.

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Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel: A Novel

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Algonquin Young Readers #ad - At armstead Academy, everyone knows everything about everyone. As an iranian american, she’s different enough; if word got out that Leila liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when beautiful new girl Saskia shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would. Well, everyone thinks they know everything.

As she carefully confides in trusted friends about saskia’s confusing signals, and some are keeping surprising secrets of their own “An empowering romance featuring a lovable, Leila begins to figure out that all her classmates are more complicated than they first appear to be, awkward protagonist who just needs a little nudge of confidence to totally claim her multifaceted identity.

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel: A Novel #ad - Booklist, humorous, in this fresh, starred review “Farizan exceeds the high expectations she set with her debut, If You Could Be Mine, and poignant exploration of friendship and love. Publishers weekly, starred review “Funny, heartwarming, and wise. Kirkus reviews • a 2015 ala top ten rainbow list title • a 2015 yaLSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers   Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is a relief.

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Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

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Atria Books #ad - New york times bestseller • winner of the 2015 women's way book prize • goodreads best of 2014 semi-finalist • books for a better life award finalist • lambda literary Award Finalist • Time Magazine “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” • American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community—and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms.

With unflinching honesty and moving prose, janet mock relays her experiences of growing up young, poor, and trans in America, multiracial, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population.

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More #ad - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Though undoubtedly an account of one woman’s quest for self at all costs, Redefining Realness is a powerful vision of possibility and self-realization, pushing us all toward greater acceptance of one another—and of ourselves—showing as never before how to be unapologetic and real.

Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More.

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Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream

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Beacon Press #ad - And now, more than ten years later, in the face of congressional inertia and furious opposition from some, the DREAM Act has yet to be passed. But recently, this young generation has begun organizing, and with their rallying cry “Undocumented, Unapologetic, and Unafraid” they are the newest face of the human rights movement.

In dreamers, eileen truax illuminates the stories of these men and women who are living proof of a complex and sometimes hidden political reality that calls into question what it truly means to be American. They grow up here, and high school, middle, going to elementary, and then the country they call home won’t—in most states—offer financial aid for college and they’re unable to be legally employed.

Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream #ad - In 2001, us senator dick durbin introduced the DREAM Act to Congress, an initiative that would allow these young people to become legal residents if they met certain requirements. Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children—and now fighting to live here legally  Of the approximately twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came as children.

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We Should Never Meet: Stories

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Picador #ad - The eight linked stories that comprise aimee Phan's chilling debut are inspired by "Operation Babylift, " the evacuation of thousands of orphans from Vietnam to America weeks before the fall of Saigon. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Moving effortlessly between the war-torn homeland and Orange County's "Little Saigon, " Phan chronicles the journeys of four such orphans.

We Should Never Meet: Stories #ad - . Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More. Passionate and beautifully written, we should never meet is an utterly fresh reconsideration of the Vietnam War for a new generation and heralds the arrival of one of "the very best of the new wave of Asian-American authors" David Wong Louie.

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All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages

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Harlequin Teen #ad - Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of little red riding hood set in war-torn 1870s mexico featuring a transgender soldier, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.

Readers searching for positive, nuanced, and authentic queer representation—or just a darn good selection of stories—need look no further than this superb collection. Kirkus reviews, starred reviewfeaturing original stories from:Malinda LoMackenzi LeeRobin TalleyKody KeplingerElliot WakeAnna-Marie McLemoreShaun David HutchinsonDahlia AdlerTess SharpeKate ScelsaNatalie C.

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages #ad - . Parkersara farizannilah magruderTessa GrattonTehlor Kay MejiaAlex SanchezScott Tracey Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More. Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love and shape the world around them.

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Boy Meets Boy

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Alfred A. Knopf #ad - Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. This is the story of paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback, and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.

His best friend joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right. This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.

Boy Meets Boy #ad - Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More. Until he blows it. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. When paul meets noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for.

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The Language of Blood

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Graywolf Press #ad - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Lost between two cultures for the majority of her life, it is in Korea that she begins to understand her past and the power of the unspoken language of blood. I am a citizen of the Republic of Korea. My ancestry includes landowners, scholars, and government officials.

Used book in Good Condition. I have six siblings. I come from a land of pear fields and streams, where people laugh loudly and honor their dead. Halfway around the world, I am someone else. Jane jeong trenka and her sister carol were adopted by Frederick and Margaret Brauer and raised in the small, homogeneous town of Harlow, Minnesota―a place "where the sky touches the earth in uninterrupted horizon.

The Language of Blood #ad - A book that translates, the eternal question of home, belonging, and transcends, family, identity. Star tribune minneapolisMy name is Jeong Kyong-Ah. Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More. Where stoicism is stamped into the bones of each generation. They were loved as American children without a past.

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Under the Udala Trees

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Mariner Books #ad - Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. They are from different ethnic communities. But there is a cost to living inside a lie. As edwidge danticat has made personal the legacy of Haiti's political coming of age, Okparanta's Under the Udala Trees uses one woman's lifetime to examine the ways in which Nigerians continue to struggle toward selfhood.

Sent away to safety, star-crossed, she meets another displaced child and they, fall in love. Under the Udala Trees. They are also both girls. When their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself. Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria.

Used book in Good Condition. Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More. Even as their nation contends with and recovers from the effects of war and division, Nigerian lives are also wrecked and lost from taboo and prejudice. This story offers a glimmer of hope -- a future where a woman might just be able to shape her life around truth and love.

Under the Udala Trees #ad - Acclaimed by vogue, the financial times, chinelo Okparanta continues to distill "experience into something crystalline,  and many others, stark but lustrous" New York Times Book Review. Under the udala trees marks the further rise of a star whose "tales will break your heart open" New York Daily News.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers #ad - Pen/faulkner Award Winner. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. Used book in Good Condition. Under the Udala Trees. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe #ad - Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More. This printz honor book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” Publishers Weekly that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison.

And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

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Sex Object: A Memoir

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Dey Street Books #ad - Dey street. Now, ” valenti explores the toll that sexism takes on women’s lives, in a memoir thatPublishers Weekly calls “bold and unflinching, from the everyday to the existential. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Pen/faulkner Award Winner. Used book in Good Condition. New york times bestseller“sharp and prescient… the appeal of valenti’s memoir lies in her ability to trace objectification through her own life, and to trace what was for a long time her own obliviousness to it…Sex Object is an antidote to the fun and flirty feminism of selfies and self-help.

New republichailed by the washington post as “one of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation, ” Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. From subway gropings and imposter syndrome to sexual awakenings and motherhood, embarrassing,  Sex Object reveals the painful, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City.

Sex Object: A Memoir #ad - In the tradition of writers like joan didion and mary Karr,  Sex Object is a profoundly moving tour de force that is bound to shock those already familiar with Valenti’s work, and enthrall those who are just finding it. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More.

Under the Udala Trees.

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