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The Best Medicine

What do you do when you’re a twelve-year-old kid and your mother gets breast cancer?Philip Wright is twelve years old and life is pretty good. He has a comfortable relationship with his mother and gets ...

DNA Detective

By Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Lil Crump
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

It’ll take a genetics genius to solve this crime ...

In the center of almost every cell in our bodies, there’s a piece of DNA designed to give the body instructions like: “Create two legs, two arms, ...

Foodprints

An indispensible guide for savvy teens to sort food myths from reality. The everyday choices we make when it comes to food don’t just have an effect on us—they also affect other people and the planet. ...

Escape from Tibet

Two brothers face cruelty, hardship, and hope, on the ultimate journey in search of freedom.

Eleven-year-old Tenzin hasn’t seen his older brother, Pasang, in five years, so he is thrilled when Pasang ...

Patient Zero

Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases.

Throughout history, more people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other ...

Blue Gold

Coltan, or “blue gold,” is a rare mineral used in making cell phones and computers. Across continents, the lives of three teen girls are affected by the “blue gold” trade.

Sylvie’s family had ...

The Night Wanderer

A mesmerizing blend of vampire thriller and coming-of-age story—now available as a graphic novel.

Newcomers to the Otter Lake native reserve don’t go unnoticed for long. So it’s no surprise that ...

It's Not All Black and White

Black, white, and everything in between …

Through poems, interviews, and short essays, a group of young people tell what it’s like to be biracial, multiracial, or of mixed race. These poignant firsthand ...

Cry of the Giraffe

In the early 1980s, thousands of Ethiopian Jews fled the civil unrest, famine and religious persecution of their native land in the hopes of being reunited in Yerusalem, their spiritual homeland, with ...

Dear Diary, I'm Pregnant

In poignant and insightful interviews, Anrénee Englander presents the voices of ten pregnant teens as they discuss their experiences and choices around motherhood, adoption and abortion. First published ...