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America: The Life and Times of America Chavez
by Gabby Rivera

Featured Book MoreScore: 5 non-white cis female non-straight adventure science fiction Superheros Latina Lesbians 136 pages

She was a Young Avenger. She leads the Ultimates. Now she officially claims her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe! But what's a super-powered teenager to do when she's looking for a little personal fulfillment? She goes to college! America just has to stop an inter-dimensional monster or two first.

America: The Life and Times of America Chavez
by Gabby Rivera

Featured Book MoreScore: 5 non-white cis female non-straight adventure science fiction Superheros Latina Lesbians 136 pages

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Jam on the Vine
by La Shonda Katrice Barnett

Featured Book MoreScore: 5 non-white cis female non-straight adventure historical Race Riots African American Journalism 336 pages

Ivoe Williams, the precocious daughter of a Muslim cook and a metalsmith, ignites her lifelong obsession for journalism when she steals a newspaper from her mother’s white employer. Her family eventually flees the Jim Crow South with her family and settles in Kansas City. Eventually, she and her lover, Ona, found the first female-run African American newspaper, Jam! On the Vine.

Jam on the Vine
by La Shonda Katrice Barnett

Featured Book MoreScore: 5 non-white cis female non-straight adventure historical Race Riots African American Journalism 336 pages

Ivoe Williams, the precocious daughter of a Muslim cook and a metalsmith, ignites her lifelong obsession for journalism when she steals a newspaper from her mother’s white employer. Her family eventually flees the Jim Crow South with her family and settles in Kansas City. Eventually, she and her lover, Ona, found the first female-run African American newspaper, Jam! On the Vine.

Wild Seed
by Octavia Butler

Featured Book MoreScore: 5 non-white cis female non-straight adventure fantasy shape-shifting colonial america slavery 288 pages

Anyanwu the immortal African shape-shifter and Doro the immortal African soul-stealer each work to protect those with supernatural gifts in this alternative history of slavery and America. While they share the same goals, they are often in conflict over each other's methods. Yet, as the only immortals they need each other to survive the hope and loneliness of an eternity of living.

Wild Seed
by Octavia Butler

Featured Book MoreScore: 5 non-white cis female non-straight adventure fantasy shape-shifting colonial america slavery 288 pages

Anyanwu the immortal African shape-shifter and Doro the immortal African soul-stealer each work to protect those with supernatural gifts in this alternative history of slavery and America. While they share the same goals, they are often in conflict over each other's methods. Yet, as the only immortals they need each other to survive the hope and loneliness of an eternity of living.

Akata Warrior
by Nnedi Okorafor

MoreScore: 4 non-white cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy Nigeria Albinos Magic 496 pages Lexile: HL690L

A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission. Sunny is studying with her mentor Sugar Cream and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book.

Akata Warrior
by Nnedi Okorafor

MoreScore: 4 non-white cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy Nigeria Albinos Magic 496 pages Lexile: HL690L

A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission. Sunny is studying with her mentor Sugar Cream and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book.

The Devourers
by Indra Das

MoreScore: 4 non-white cis male non-straight adventure fantasy Modern India Shapeshifting Mughal Empire 306 pages

On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the man's unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to hear its completion. So Alok agrees, at the stranger's behest, to transcribe a collection of battered notebooks, weathered parchments, and once-living skins.

The Devourers
by Indra Das

MoreScore: 4 non-white cis male non-straight adventure fantasy Modern India Shapeshifting Mughal Empire 306 pages

On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the man's unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to hear its completion. So Alok agrees, at the stranger's behest, to transcribe a collection of battered notebooks, weathered parchments, and once-living skins.

Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke

Featured Book MoreScore: 4 non-white cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy Italy Magic Bookbinding 576 pages Lexile: 780L

One cruel night, Meggie's father reads aloud from a book called Inkheart and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. Only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.

Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke

Featured Book MoreScore: 4 non-white cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy Italy Magic Bookbinding 576 pages Lexile: 780L

One cruel night, Meggie's father reads aloud from a book called Inkheart and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. Only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.

Otherbound
by Corinne Duyvis

MoreScore: 4 undisclosed cis female non-straight adventure fantasy lesbians clairvoyance revolution 416 pages Lexile: HL680L

Nolan doesn't see darkness when he closes his eyes. Instead, he's transported into the mind of Amara, a girl living in a different world. Nolan's life in his small Arizona town is full of history tests, family tension, and laundry; his parents think he has epilepsy, judging from his frequent blackouts. Amara's world is full of magic and danger--she's a mute servant girl who's tasked with protecting a renegade princess.

Otherbound
by Corinne Duyvis

MoreScore: 4 undisclosed cis female non-straight adventure fantasy lesbians clairvoyance revolution 416 pages Lexile: HL680L

Nolan doesn't see darkness when he closes his eyes. Instead, he's transported into the mind of Amara, a girl living in a different world. Nolan's life in his small Arizona town is full of history tests, family tension, and laundry; his parents think he has epilepsy, judging from his frequent blackouts. Amara's world is full of magic and danger--she's a mute servant girl who's tasked with protecting a renegade princess.

Alif the Unseen
by G Willow Wilson

MEOC Award MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure fantasy Middle East Arab-Indian Hacking 320 pages

In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients — dissidents, outlaws, Islamists — from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the secret book of the jinn, which both he and his archenemy suspect may unleash a new level of information technology.

Alif the Unseen
by G Willow Wilson

MEOC Award MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure fantasy Middle East Arab-Indian Hacking 320 pages

In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients — dissidents, outlaws, Islamists — from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the secret book of the jinn, which both he and his archenemy suspect may unleash a new level of information technology.

Apocalypse Baby
by Virginie Despentes

Stonwall Award MoreScore: 3 white cis female non-straight adventure detective Europe Punk Missing Persons 336 pages

Apocalypse Baby is a smart, fast-paced mystery about a missing adolescent girl traveling through Paris and Barcelona. She is tailed by two mismatched private investigators: the Hyena, part ruthless interrogator, part oversexed rock star, and Lucie, her plain and passive—almost to the point of invisible—sidekick. As their desperate search unfolds, they interrogate a suspicious cast of characters, and the dark heart of contemporary youth culture is exposed.

Apocalypse Baby
by Virginie Despentes

Stonwall Award MoreScore: 3 white cis female non-straight adventure detective Europe Punk Missing Persons 336 pages

Apocalypse Baby is a smart, fast-paced mystery about a missing adolescent girl traveling through Paris and Barcelona. She is tailed by two mismatched private investigators: the Hyena, part ruthless interrogator, part oversexed rock star, and Lucie, her plain and passive—almost to the point of invisible—sidekick. As their desperate search unfolds, they interrogate a suspicious cast of characters, and the dark heart of contemporary youth culture is exposed.

Away Running
by David Wright

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure realistic Paris, France Muslims Racism 312 pages Lexile: HL720L

Matt, a white quarterback from Montreal, Quebec travels to France to play football. Freeman, a black football player from San Antonio, Texas, is in Paris on a school trip when he hears about kids playing American football low-income suburb. Matt and Free make friends with the other players, who come from many different ethnic groups. Tension erupts into riots when some of their Muslim teammates get in trouble with the police, and Matt and Free have to decide where their loyalties lie.

Away Running
by David Wright

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure realistic Paris, France Muslims Racism 312 pages Lexile: HL720L

Matt, a white quarterback from Montreal, Quebec travels to France to play football. Freeman, a black football player from San Antonio, Texas, is in Paris on a school trip when he hears about kids playing American football low-income suburb. Matt and Free make friends with the other players, who come from many different ethnic groups. Tension erupts into riots when some of their Muslim teammates get in trouble with the police, and Matt and Free have to decide where their loyalties lie.

A Beautiful Lie
by Irfan Master

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure historical India Partition of India Fathers 321 pages Lexile: 790L

India 1947. The country is coming apart — and so is thirteen-year-old Bilal’s life. He is determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition, news that he knows will break his father’s heart. With spirit and determination, and with the help of his good friends, Bilal builds an elaborate deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the signs of national unrest. All Bilal wants is for his father to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth.

A Beautiful Lie
by Irfan Master

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure historical India Partition of India Fathers 321 pages Lexile: 790L

India 1947. The country is coming apart — and so is thirteen-year-old Bilal’s life. He is determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition, news that he knows will break his father’s heart. With spirit and determination, and with the help of his good friends, Bilal builds an elaborate deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the signs of national unrest. All Bilal wants is for his father to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth.

The Belles
by Dhonielle Clayton

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis female pending adventure fantasy Beauty 448 pages

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But it's not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite - the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orleans.

The Belles
by Dhonielle Clayton

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis female pending adventure fantasy Beauty 448 pages

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But it's not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite - the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orleans.

The City of Ember
by Jeanne Du Prau

MoreScore: 3 undisclosed cis female undisclosed adventure apocalyptic Underground Cities Puzzles Electricity 288 pages Lexile: 680L

Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked - but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all - the lights are failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness. Two children, Lina and Doon, discover fragments of an ancient parchment, they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember.

The City of Ember
by Jeanne Du Prau

MoreScore: 3 undisclosed cis female undisclosed adventure apocalyptic Underground Cities Puzzles Electricity 288 pages Lexile: 680L

Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked - but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all - the lights are failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness. Two children, Lina and Doon, discover fragments of an ancient parchment, they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember.

Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis

Coretta Scott King Award MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure historical Bruxton, Canada African Canadian Freedom 368 pages Lexile: 980L

Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. He's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a "fra-gile" boy who's scared of snakes and talks too much. But everything changes when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Now it's up to Elijah to track down the thief.

Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis

Coretta Scott King Award MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure historical Bruxton, Canada African Canadian Freedom 368 pages Lexile: 980L

Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. He's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a "fra-gile" boy who's scared of snakes and talks too much. But everything changes when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Now it's up to Elijah to track down the thief.

Enrique's Journey
by Sonia Nazario

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure realistic Honduras Family Reunification Child Immigrants 400 pages Lexile: 830L

The quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers.

Enrique's Journey
by Sonia Nazario

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure realistic Honduras Family Reunification Child Immigrants 400 pages Lexile: 830L

The quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers.

Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
by Mackenzi Lee

MoreScore: 3 undisclosed cis male non-straight adventure fantasy homosexuality bisexuality 528 pages Lexile: 900L

A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush in an 18th-century romantic adventure written for the modern age. But one reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt calling into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores. Witty, dazzling, and intriguing.

Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
by Mackenzi Lee

MoreScore: 3 undisclosed cis male non-straight adventure fantasy homosexuality bisexuality 528 pages Lexile: 900L

A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush in an 18th-century romantic adventure written for the modern age. But one reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt calling into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores. Witty, dazzling, and intriguing.

Gone Crazy in Alabama
by Rita Williams Garcia

Coretta Scott King Award MoreScore: 3 non-white cis female straight adventure realistic Alabama African American Sisters 320 pages Lexile: 740L

The Gaither sisters as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother Big Ma and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles’s half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven’t spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that’s been keeping the sisters apart.

Gone Crazy in Alabama
by Rita Williams Garcia

Coretta Scott King Award MoreScore: 3 non-white cis female straight adventure realistic Alabama African American Sisters 320 pages Lexile: 740L

The Gaither sisters as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother Big Ma and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles’s half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven’t spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that’s been keeping the sisters apart.

In the Night Garden
by Catherynne M. Valente

MoreScore: 3 undisclosed cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy mythology magic 496 pages

Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time–a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page. Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, the story offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams.

In the Night Garden
by Catherynne M. Valente

MoreScore: 3 undisclosed cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy mythology magic 496 pages

Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time–a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page. Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, the story offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams.

Mare's War
by Tanita S Davis

Coretta Scott King Award MoreScore: 3 non-white cis female pending adventure historical African American Women's Army Corps 341 pages Lexile: 830L

Meet Mare, a grandmother with flair and a fascinating past. Octavia and Tali are dreading the road trip their parents are forcing them to take with their grandmother over the summer. After all, Mare isn’t your typical grandmother. She drives a red sports car, wears stiletto shoes, flippy wigs, and push-up bras, and insists that she’s too young to be called Grandma. But somewhere on the road, Octavia and Tali discover there’s more to Mare than what you see.

Mare's War
by Tanita S Davis

Coretta Scott King Award MoreScore: 3 non-white cis female pending adventure historical African American Women's Army Corps 341 pages Lexile: 830L

Meet Mare, a grandmother with flair and a fascinating past. Octavia and Tali are dreading the road trip their parents are forcing them to take with their grandmother over the summer. After all, Mare isn’t your typical grandmother. She drives a red sports car, wears stiletto shoes, flippy wigs, and push-up bras, and insists that she’s too young to be called Grandma. But somewhere on the road, Octavia and Tali discover there’s more to Mare than what you see.

Pathogen
by Jessica Webb

Lambda Literary Award MoreScore: 3 white cis female non-straight adventure romance Canada Terrorism Lesbians 288 pages

When a deadly virus surfaces in the small, wealthy town of Hidden Valley, British Columbia, Dr. Kate Morrison and Sergeant Andy Wyles work together to uncover the source of the outbreak. As the two women navigate their new relationship, Kate and Andy are also forced to navigate a highly political and increasingly panicked community.

Pathogen
by Jessica Webb

Lambda Literary Award MoreScore: 3 white cis female non-straight adventure romance Canada Terrorism Lesbians 288 pages

When a deadly virus surfaces in the small, wealthy town of Hidden Valley, British Columbia, Dr. Kate Morrison and Sergeant Andy Wyles work together to uncover the source of the outbreak. As the two women navigate their new relationship, Kate and Andy are also forced to navigate a highly political and increasingly panicked community.

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell
by William Klaber

Stonwall Award MoreScore: 3 white trans male non-straight adventure historical Gender Identity American West Institutionalization 288 pages

At a time when women did not commonly travel unescorted, sit down in bars, have romantic liaisons with other women, let alone work outside the home, Lucy Lobdell struck out westward leaving her abusive husband behind in New York to live and work as Joseph Lobdell. He sets out to explore the Minnesota Territory. Eventually, after returning to New York, he meets and marries his second spouse, Mary Penny.

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell
by William Klaber

Stonwall Award MoreScore: 3 white trans male non-straight adventure historical Gender Identity American West Institutionalization 288 pages

At a time when women did not commonly travel unescorted, sit down in bars, have romantic liaisons with other women, let alone work outside the home, Lucy Lobdell struck out westward leaving her abusive husband behind in New York to live and work as Joseph Lobdell. He sets out to explore the Minnesota Territory. Eventually, after returning to New York, he meets and marries his second spouse, Mary Penny.

The Red Pyramid
by Rick Riordan

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis female straight adventure fantasy Egypt Egyptian Mythology Secret Societies 528 pages Lexile: 650L

Dr. Julius Kane brings siblings Carter and Sadie together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking and they must embark on a dangerous quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

The Red Pyramid
by Rick Riordan

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis female straight adventure fantasy Egypt Egyptian Mythology Secret Societies 528 pages Lexile: 650L

Dr. Julius Kane brings siblings Carter and Sadie together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking and they must embark on a dangerous quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Soulless
by Gail Carriger

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis female straight adventure fantasy england vampires werewolves 416 pages

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Soulless
by Gail Carriger

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis female straight adventure fantasy england vampires werewolves 416 pages

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Trigger
by Jessica Webb

MoreScore: 3 white cis female non-straight adventure romance Canada Terrorism Lesbians 264 pages

Dr. Kate Morrison doesn't know how or why someone would create human bombs that are triggered by touch. But when Sergeant Andy Wyles blocks Kate from touching the patient who collapses in her Vancouver ER, Kate joins the investigation to demand answers, regardless of the danger. As the two women work together to find those responsible for creating an army of human weapons, Kate finds it increasingly difficult to ignore her feelings for the fiercely protective and unrelentingly perceptive cop.

Trigger
by Jessica Webb

MoreScore: 3 white cis female non-straight adventure romance Canada Terrorism Lesbians 264 pages

Dr. Kate Morrison doesn't know how or why someone would create human bombs that are triggered by touch. But when Sergeant Andy Wyles blocks Kate from touching the patient who collapses in her Vancouver ER, Kate joins the investigation to demand answers, regardless of the danger. As the two women work together to find those responsible for creating an army of human weapons, Kate finds it increasingly difficult to ignore her feelings for the fiercely protective and unrelentingly perceptive cop.

Watched
by Marina Budhos

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure realistic New York Bangladeshi Surveillence 272 pages Lexile: HL550L

Naeem is a Bangladeshi teenager living in Queens who thinks he can charm his way through anything. But then mistakes catch up with him. So do the cops, who offer him an impossible choice: spy on his Muslim neighbors and report back to them on shady goings-on, or face a police record. Naeem wants to be a hero--a protector. He wants his parents to be proud of him. But as time goes on, the line between informing and entrapping blurs. Is he saving or betraying his community?

Watched
by Marina Budhos

MoreScore: 3 non-white cis male undisclosed adventure realistic New York Bangladeshi Surveillence 272 pages Lexile: HL550L

Naeem is a Bangladeshi teenager living in Queens who thinks he can charm his way through anything. But then mistakes catch up with him. So do the cops, who offer him an impossible choice: spy on his Muslim neighbors and report back to them on shady goings-on, or face a police record. Naeem wants to be a hero--a protector. He wants his parents to be proud of him. But as time goes on, the line between informing and entrapping blurs. Is he saving or betraying his community?

The Wee Free Men
by Terry Pratchett

MoreScore: 3 undisclosed cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy Discworld Fairies Witches 375 pages Lexile: 680L

A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality. Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle - aka the Wee Free Men - a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself.

The Wee Free Men
by Terry Pratchett

MoreScore: 3 undisclosed cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy Discworld Fairies Witches 375 pages Lexile: 680L

A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality. Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle - aka the Wee Free Men - a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself.

The Apothecary
by Maile Meloy

MoreScore: 2 white cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy London Cold War Alchemy 384 pages Lexile: 740L

It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him.

The Apothecary
by Maile Meloy

MoreScore: 2 white cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy London Cold War Alchemy 384 pages Lexile: 740L

It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him.

The Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer

MoreScore: 2 white cis female undisclosed adventure realistic women priests politicians 586 pages

Chaucer uses the tales and descriptions of its characters to paint an ironic and critical portrait of English society at the time, and particularly of the Church. Chaucer's use of such a wide range of classes and types of people was without precedent in English. Although the characters are fictional, they still offer a variety of insights into customs and practices of the time.

The Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer

MoreScore: 2 white cis female undisclosed adventure realistic women priests politicians 586 pages

Chaucer uses the tales and descriptions of its characters to paint an ironic and critical portrait of English society at the time, and particularly of the Church. Chaucer's use of such a wide range of classes and types of people was without precedent in English. Although the characters are fictional, they still offer a variety of insights into customs and practices of the time.

Etiquette & Espionage
by Gail Carriger

MoreScore: 2 white cis female undisclosed adventure steampunk Robots Spies Boarding Schools 320 pages Lexile: HL780L

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners. So her mother enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what it seems. Young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course.

Etiquette & Espionage
by Gail Carriger

MoreScore: 2 white cis female undisclosed adventure steampunk Robots Spies Boarding Schools 320 pages Lexile: HL780L

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners. So her mother enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what it seems. Young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course.

Fake ID
by Lamar Giles

MoreScore: 2 non-white cis male straight adventure thriller Witness Protection African Americans Conspiracy 336 pages Lexile: HL640L

Nick Pearson is hiding in plain sight. In fact, his name isn't really Nick Pearson. He shouldn't tell you his real name, his real hometown, or why his family just moved to Stepton, Virginia. And he definitely shouldn't tell you about his friend Eli Cruz and the major conspiracy Eli was uncovering when he died. About how Nick had to choose between solving Eli's murder with his hot sister, Reya, and "staying low-key" like the Program said to do.But he's going to tell you—unless he gets caught first.

Fake ID
by Lamar Giles

MoreScore: 2 non-white cis male straight adventure thriller Witness Protection African Americans Conspiracy 336 pages Lexile: HL640L

Nick Pearson is hiding in plain sight. In fact, his name isn't really Nick Pearson. He shouldn't tell you his real name, his real hometown, or why his family just moved to Stepton, Virginia. And he definitely shouldn't tell you about his friend Eli Cruz and the major conspiracy Eli was uncovering when he died. About how Nick had to choose between solving Eli's murder with his hot sister, Reya, and "staying low-key" like the Program said to do.But he's going to tell you—unless he gets caught first.

Frog Music
by Emma Donoghue

Stonwall Award MoreScore: 2 white cis female non-straight adventure historical San Fransisco Lesbians Based on True Events 416 pages

It's San Fransisco 1876. Through the window of a railroad saloon, Jenny Bonnet, a young woman dressed in a jacket and trousers, is shot dead. The survivor, her lover Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first. Full of songs that migrated across the world, follow the tale of love and bloodshed in the underbelly of a boomtown like no other.

Frog Music
by Emma Donoghue

Stonwall Award MoreScore: 2 white cis female non-straight adventure historical San Fransisco Lesbians Based on True Events 416 pages

It's San Fransisco 1876. Through the window of a railroad saloon, Jenny Bonnet, a young woman dressed in a jacket and trousers, is shot dead. The survivor, her lover Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first. Full of songs that migrated across the world, follow the tale of love and bloodshed in the underbelly of a boomtown like no other.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
by Catherynne M Valente

MoreScore: 2 white cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy Voyages Dragons Fairies 256 pages Lexile: 870L

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and had an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work and a fairy showed up at her kitchen window. The new Marquess of Fairyland is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. September must retrieve a talisman from the enchanted forest to save Fairyland from the wrath of the Marquess.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
by Catherynne M Valente

MoreScore: 2 white cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy Voyages Dragons Fairies 256 pages Lexile: 870L

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and had an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work and a fairy showed up at her kitchen window. The new Marquess of Fairyland is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. September must retrieve a talisman from the enchanted forest to save Fairyland from the wrath of the Marquess.

The Girl in Green
by Derek B Miller

MEOC Award MoreScore: 2 undisclosed cis male undisclosed adventure detective Persian Gulf War Jounalism Mysteries 336 pages

1991. One hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist, Arwood is a naive American army private. Operation Desert Storm is over, but as they argue about crossing the nearest border in search of ice cream, they are overtaken by an attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is killed. Time, politics, or maybe fate is now offering an unlikely opportunity to redeem themselves when it seems that same girl in green is found alive and in need of salvation again.

The Girl in Green
by Derek B Miller

MEOC Award MoreScore: 2 undisclosed cis male undisclosed adventure detective Persian Gulf War Jounalism Mysteries 336 pages

1991. One hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist, Arwood is a naive American army private. Operation Desert Storm is over, but as they argue about crossing the nearest border in search of ice cream, they are overtaken by an attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is killed. Time, politics, or maybe fate is now offering an unlikely opportunity to redeem themselves when it seems that same girl in green is found alive and in need of salvation again.

The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart

MoreScore: 2 white cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy Boarding Schools Treasure Hunts Missing Persons 512 pages Lexile: 900L

"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children--two boys and two girls--succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete.

The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart

MoreScore: 2 white cis female undisclosed adventure fantasy Boarding Schools Treasure Hunts Missing Persons 512 pages Lexile: 900L

"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children--two boys and two girls--succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete.

One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

MoreScore: 2 non-white cis male straight adventure magical realism South America Epic Family History Social Conditions 432 pages Lexile: 1410L

The rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo is told through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

MoreScore: 2 non-white cis male straight adventure magical realism South America Epic Family History Social Conditions 432 pages Lexile: 1410L

The rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo is told through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

Speakers of the Dead
by J. Aaron Sanders

Lambda Literary Award MoreScore: 2 white cis male non-straight adventure historical New York Murder 320 pages

A young Walt Whitman navigates the seedy underbelly of New York City's body-snatching industry in an attempt to exonerate his friend of a wrongful murder charge. Whitman arrives at the Tombs prison yard where his friend Lena Stowe is scheduled to hang for the murder of her husband, Abraham.

Speakers of the Dead
by J. Aaron Sanders

Lambda Literary Award MoreScore: 2 white cis male non-straight adventure historical New York Murder 320 pages

A young Walt Whitman navigates the seedy underbelly of New York City's body-snatching industry in an attempt to exonerate his friend of a wrongful murder charge. Whitman arrives at the Tombs prison yard where his friend Lena Stowe is scheduled to hang for the murder of her husband, Abraham.

Wonders of the Invisible World
by Christopher Barzak

Stonwall Award MoreScore: 2 white cis male non-straight adventure magical realism Rural Ohio Family Curses Romance 339 pages Lexile: 980L

Aidan Lockwood lives in a sleepy farming town, day after unremarkable day. But when Jarrod, his former best friend, suddenly moves back home, Aidan begins to see clearly for the first time -- not only to feelings that go beyond mere friendship, but to a world that is haunted by the stories of his past.

Wonders of the Invisible World
by Christopher Barzak

Stonwall Award MoreScore: 2 white cis male non-straight adventure magical realism Rural Ohio Family Curses Romance 339 pages Lexile: 980L

Aidan Lockwood lives in a sleepy farming town, day after unremarkable day. But when Jarrod, his former best friend, suddenly moves back home, Aidan begins to see clearly for the first time -- not only to feelings that go beyond mere friendship, but to a world that is haunted by the stories of his past.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain

MoreScore: 1 white cis male undisclosed adventure historical Mississippi Slavery Racism 280 pages Lexile: 850L

In the year of its publication, 1884, Huckleberry Finn was seen by some as unfit for children to read because of its language, grammar, and "uncivilized hero." Twain's satiric treatment of racism, religious excess, and rural simplicity and his accuracy in presenting dialects mark Huck Finn as a classic. His unswerving confidence in Huck's wisdom and maturity, along with the well-rounded and sympathetic portrayal of Jim draw readers into the book, holding them until Huck's last words rejecting all attempts to "sivilize" him.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain

MoreScore: 1 white cis male undisclosed adventure historical Mississippi Slavery Racism 280 pages Lexile: 850L

In the year of its publication, 1884, Huckleberry Finn was seen by some as unfit for children to read because of its language, grammar, and "uncivilized hero." Twain's satiric treatment of racism, religious excess, and rural simplicity and his accuracy in presenting dialects mark Huck Finn as a classic. His unswerving confidence in Huck's wisdom and maturity, along with the well-rounded and sympathetic portrayal of Jim draw readers into the book, holding them until Huck's last words rejecting all attempts to "sivilize" him.

Before I Go to Sleep
by S. J. Watson

MoreScore: 1 white cis female straight adventure thriller Amnesia Identity 381 pages

Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

Before I Go to Sleep
by S. J. Watson

MoreScore: 1 white cis female straight adventure thriller Amnesia Identity 381 pages

Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

Cinder
by Marissa Meyer

MoreScore: 1 white cis female straight adventure science fiction Cyborgs Aliens Social Classes 390 pages Lexile: 790L

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

Cinder
by Marissa Meyer

MoreScore: 1 white cis female straight adventure science fiction Cyborgs Aliens Social Classes 390 pages Lexile: 790L

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint Exuprey

MoreScore: 1 white cis male undisclosed adventure fantasy Sahara Desert Space Travel Social Commentary 83 pages Lexile: 710L

The Little Prince is a poetic tale, with watercolor illustrations by the author, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince visiting Earth from a tiny asteroid. The story is philosophical and includes social criticism of the adult world.

The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint Exuprey

MoreScore: 1 white cis male undisclosed adventure fantasy Sahara Desert Space Travel Social Commentary 83 pages Lexile: 710L

The Little Prince is a poetic tale, with watercolor illustrations by the author, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince visiting Earth from a tiny asteroid. The story is philosophical and includes social criticism of the adult world.

Moby Dick
by Herman Melville

MoreScore: 1 white cis male undisclosed adventure realistic whaling 402 pages Lexile: 960L

Ahab's hunt for the white whale drives the narrative at a relentless pace, while Ishmael's mediations on whales and whaling, on the sublime indifference of nature, and on the grimy details of the extraction of oil provide a reflective counterpoint to the headlong idolatrous quest.

Moby Dick
by Herman Melville

MoreScore: 1 white cis male undisclosed adventure realistic whaling 402 pages Lexile: 960L

Ahab's hunt for the white whale drives the narrative at a relentless pace, while Ishmael's mediations on whales and whaling, on the sublime indifference of nature, and on the grimy details of the extraction of oil provide a reflective counterpoint to the headlong idolatrous quest.

Notes from the Underground
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

MoreScore: 1 white cis male undisclosed adventure psychological St. Petersberg Existentialism Stream of Conciousness 177 pages Lexile: 1050L

It is framed as an excerpt from a rambling memoir of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, and attacks emerging Western philosophy. The second part is called "Àpropos of the Wet Snow", and describes the actual events that are commented on in the first part, namely the narrator deciding to not give way to an officer he often passes on the street while out walking.

Notes from the Underground
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

MoreScore: 1 white cis male undisclosed adventure psychological St. Petersberg Existentialism Stream of Conciousness 177 pages Lexile: 1050L

It is framed as an excerpt from a rambling memoir of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, and attacks emerging Western philosophy. The second part is called "Àpropos of the Wet Snow", and describes the actual events that are commented on in the first part, namely the narrator deciding to not give way to an officer he often passes on the street while out walking.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
by Jane Austen

MoreScore: 1 white cis female straight adventure romance England Zombies Sisters 320 pages Lexile: 1070L

Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an audacious retelling. This expanded edition featurings all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
by Jane Austen

MoreScore: 1 white cis female straight adventure romance England Zombies Sisters 320 pages Lexile: 1070L

Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an audacious retelling. This expanded edition featurings all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Rebel Angels
by Libba Bray

MoreScore: 1 white cis female straight adventure fantasy england magic boarding school 576 pages Lexile: 680L

In this thrilling sequel, Gemma continues to pursue her destiny to bind the magic of the Realms and restore it to the Order. Gemma and her friends from Spence use magical power to transport themselves on visits from their corseted world of Victorian London (at the height of the Christmas season), to the visionary country of the Realms, with its strange beauty and menace.

Rebel Angels
by Libba Bray

MoreScore: 1 white cis female straight adventure fantasy england magic boarding school 576 pages Lexile: 680L

In this thrilling sequel, Gemma continues to pursue her destiny to bind the magic of the Realms and restore it to the Order. Gemma and her friends from Spence use magical power to transport themselves on visits from their corseted world of Victorian London (at the height of the Christmas season), to the visionary country of the Realms, with its strange beauty and menace.

The Sweet Far Thing
by Libba Bray

MoreScore: 1 white cis female straight adventure fantasy england magic boarding school 832 pages Lexile: 640LL

It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Having bound the wild, dark magic of the realms to her, Gemma has forged unlikely and unsuspected new alliances both with the headstrong Felicity and timid Ann, Kartik, the exotic young man whose companionship is forbidden, and the fearsome creatures of the realms. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test those bonds.

The Sweet Far Thing
by Libba Bray

MoreScore: 1 white cis female straight adventure fantasy england magic boarding school 832 pages Lexile: 640LL

It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Having bound the wild, dark magic of the realms to her, Gemma has forged unlikely and unsuspected new alliances both with the headstrong Felicity and timid Ann, Kartik, the exotic young man whose companionship is forbidden, and the fearsome creatures of the realms. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test those bonds.

Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain

MoreScore: 1 white cis male undisclosed adventure historical Mississippi River Runaways Friendship 96 pages Lexile: 560L

Whether forming a pirate gang to search for buried treasure or spending a quiet time at home, sharing his medicine with Aunt Polly’s cat, the irrepressible Tom Sawyer evokes the world of boyhood in nineteenth-century rural America. In this classic story, Mark Twain re-created a long-ago world of freshly whitewashed fences and Sunday school picnics into which sordid characters and violent incidents sometimes intruded.

Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain

MoreScore: 1 white cis male undisclosed adventure historical Mississippi River Runaways Friendship 96 pages Lexile: 560L

Whether forming a pirate gang to search for buried treasure or spending a quiet time at home, sharing his medicine with Aunt Polly’s cat, the irrepressible Tom Sawyer evokes the world of boyhood in nineteenth-century rural America. In this classic story, Mark Twain re-created a long-ago world of freshly whitewashed fences and Sunday school picnics into which sordid characters and violent incidents sometimes intruded.