"We need diverse books"


Cindy Pon
ISBN: 9781481489225

Jason Zhou is trying to survive in Taipei, a city plagued by pollution and viruses. The Jin Corporation profits from the manufacture of special protective suits the wealthy rely on-- and may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary. With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy, hoping to destroy the Jin Corporation from within. As he begins falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp's CEO, can he save his city without destroying his own heart? -- adapted from jacket

Labyrinth lost

Zoraida Cordova
ISBN: 9781492620945

"Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back"-- Provided by publisher.

The epic crush of Genie Lo

a novel by F.C. Yee
ISBN: 9781419725487

Sixteen-year-old Genie's focus on getting into a top-tier college is destroyed when an enigmatic transfer student, Quentin, helps her transform into a demon-fighter.

The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian [kit]

by Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 9780316013697

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

When Dimple met Rishi

Sandhya Menon
ISBN: 9781481478687

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she's more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma's inexplicable obsession with her finding the "Ideal Indian Husband." Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn't have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers... right? Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him -- wherein he'll have to woo her -- he's totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself. The Shahs and Patels didn't mean to start turning the wheels on this "suggested arrangement" so early in their children's lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not? Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

Saints and misfits

a novel by S.K. Ali
ISBN: 9781481499248

Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin--a holy star in the Muslim community--attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.

The closest I've come

Fred Aceves
ISBN: 9780062488534

Marcos Rivas is desperate to escape the projects, his neglectful mother, and her abusive boyfriend, but when he is picked for a class at his high school targeting smart students who are underperforming, he initially resists.

Dread nation : [rise up]

Justina Ireland
ISBN: 9780062570604

When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane McKeene, who is studying to become an Attendant, finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies.