The First Principle is a charming story about a teenage girl whose life is about to get flipped upside down. After one of Vivica's classmates is forcibly removed from a study hall by Population Management for her mandatory abortion after being found pregnant, Vivica speaks up. Little does she know that she is planting seeds of rebellion in her own life with those very actions. Only days after this she finds out that she herself is pregnant by her ex. Now she must save the child's life and the only people who can help her are the rebels.
A story in which the phrase "through the eyes of the beholder" could not be more apt, Motorbikes and Camels is a short novel that would be enjoyed by readers with a liking for realistic fiction, romance, and culture.
Thirteen lives, all interconnected (whether they know it or not), are about to be altered for good. Aisha just found out her incredibly rich husband is gay, while Salma is realizing her husband isn’t the man she thought he was. Meanwhile, Mike and Meshary are both stuck on a girl that left them and broke their hearts, but while one wants her back and is doing everything he can to prove he’s good enough for her, the other claims to have moved on but truly seeks revenge. Everyone wants something they can’t have, but some are willing to go further than others to get it.
Memoirs of a Play-White by Helene Louiesa Mynhardt is an in-depth look into the life of the author through the lens of a changing society and the history that created it. The memoir begins with Louiesa's grandmother's story and slowly evolves into the early life of Louiesa.
Rad Girls Can is a book about amazing young women who have stepped up in their communities and countries to make a difference. Rad Girls Can touches on 91 stories, some are short, a paragraph or two, and some are long, spanning two to three pages. The book also has stories about different ethnic groups, races, religions, and more! Some of the stories are about women many of us have hear of, like Anne Frank, Lorde, Ruby Bridges, Helen Keller, and others.
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper tells the story of a Jewish girl named Gerta living through the Holocaust. Gerta doesn’t know that she is Jewish until one day, Nazi soldiers break into her family’s apartment and take her and her father to a concentration camp. Gerta ends up at a concentration camp called Auschwitz, and there she is separated from her father when he is taken to die. While at Auschwitz, Gerta plays her father’s viola in the Women’s Orchestra.
Fresh Ink: An Anthology is an anthology of short stories put together by an amazing group of authors! The stories all focus on young adults and are geared toward coming-of-age type situations for the main characters. The stories range from discovering one's true potential to being truly comfortable in the skin you are in. For the most part, the stories are realistic fiction, however, at least two fall into the category of fantasy, and one is actually in graphic novel format.
Ahimsa means nonviolence. That is the main motive for the Freedom Fighters of India. It's the 1940's and the Indians are under British occupation, and the Indians want them out. We follow a girl named Anjali and meet her as she is painting a giant black Q (Quit India) on the side of a British Officer's house. Anjali’s mother used to work for a British Officer as a secretary, but she quit because she was tired of all the British decrees and that the officer wasn't helping Indians who were wrongly accused of crimes against the British.