The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess and Laura L. Sullivan; Narrated by Leila Buck
Recorded Books, Inc.
Publication date: December 29, 2020
Growing up in Bihac, Bosnia during the Bosnian War of the 1990s, Muslim teen Amra lived through unfathomable horrors, as told here in her memoir. As war looms, then goes from bad to worse, Amra describes her circumstances and actions and those of her family and neighbors. Facing potential death daily and barely able to feed themselves, a cat joins them. They need to turn it away, but when the cat seemingly saves her brother they choose to keep it around, much to their benefit over time.
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A Werewolf in Riverdale by Caleb Roehrig; narrated by Ramon de Ocampo
Publication Date: April 8, 2020
Someone is killing the citizens of Riverdale in a bloody, brutal fashion. After a particularly brutal murder, Jughead Jones wakes up and finds evidence that he is the murderer. He has been bitten and turned into a werewolf. Now Jughead must try to keep his secret from all of his friends, including werewolf hunter Betty Cooper, while struggling to keep his dark side under control.
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Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley
HarperTeen / HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 7, 2020
After Liv’s brother Jonah accidentally shoots
himself with his best friend’s father’s gun, he requires 24/7 medical care to
live. A hospital bed in the living room becomes their new normal, as the family
navigates grief and forgiveness.
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Sanctuary by Caryn Lix
Simon Pulse / Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: July 24, 2018
Kenzie and her parents are part of a small skeleton crew on Sanctuary, a space prison for superpowered teens run by Omnistellar, the most powerful governing corporation. As a citizen of Omnistellar, Kenzie has been taught to follow corporate policy without question. But when the prisoners take her hostage as part of a revolt, she is forced to see the darker side of the corporation. Her beliefs are further challenged when ruthless aliens attack the station and she must work with the prisoners to survive.
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