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Teens Read - Multicultural Fiction

A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts
A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales By Compestine, Ying Chang (Book - 2009 ) / SS COMPEST YING Available in some locations

Annotation:An eight-course banquet of ghost stories centering around Chinese cooking and culture. Each story is followed by a recipe and historical notes.

Subway Girl
Subway Girl By Converse, Peter Jacob (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION CONVERS PETER Available in some locations

Annotation:In Hong Kong, Chan Tze Man, called Simon Chan, leaves high school because he can't master English, but when he befriends Amy, a Chinese- American who knows little Chinese, their unlikely bond gives hope to both.

How to Ruin your Boyfriend's Reputation
How to Ruin your Boyfriend's Reputation By Elkeles, Simone (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION ELKELES SIMONE Available in some locations

Annotation:Amy Nelson-Barak is excited about going to see her boyfriend, who is in the Israeli Army, until Amy learns that she has to take basic training and her boyfriend is going to be her commanding officer.

The Shattering
The Shattering By Healey, Karen (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION HEALEY KAREN Available in some locations

Annotation:When a rash of suicides disturbs Summerton, an oddly perfect tourist town on the west coast of New Zealand, the younger siblings of the dead boys become suspicious and begin an investigation that reveals dark secrets and puts them in grave danger.

Under the Mesquite
Under the Mesquite By McCall, Guadalupe Garcia (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION MCCALL GUADALU Available in some locations

Annotation:Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry.

Carmen
Carmen An Urban Adaptation of the Opera By Myers, Walter Dean (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION MYERS WALTER Available in some locations

Annotation:A policeman's obsessive love for a tempestuous wig factory worker ends in tragedy in this updated version of Bizet's Carmen, set in Spanish Harlem, and told in screenplay format.

Akata Witch
Akata Witch By Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi (Book - 2011 ) / SF OKORAFO NNEDI Available in some locations

Annotation:Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.

Karma
Karma A Novel in Verse By Ostlere, Cathy (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION OSTLERE CATHY Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1984, following her mother's suicide, fifteen-year-old Maya and her Sikh father travel to New Delhi from Canada to place her mother's ashes in their final resting place. On the night of their arrival, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated, Maya and her father are separated when the city erupts in chaos, and Maya must rely on Sandeep, a boy she has just met, for survival.

Mexican Whiteboy
Mexican Whiteboy By De la Peña, Matthew (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION PENA MATT Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Danny searches for his identity amidst the confusion of being half-Mexican and half-white while spending a summer with his cousin and new friends on the baseball fields and back alleys of San Diego County, California.

Illegal
Illegal By Restrepo, Bettina (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION RESTREP BETTINA Available in some locations

Annotation:Nora, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl, faces the challenges of being an illegal immigrant in Texas when she and her mother cross the border in search of Nora's father.

Borderline
Borderline By Stratton, Allan (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION STRATTO ALLAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Despite the strained relationship between them, teenaged Sami Sabiri risks his life to uncover the truth when his father is implicated in a terrorist plot.

Yummy
Yummy The Last Days of A Southside Shorty By Neri, Greg (Book - 2010 ) / 305.896 SANDIFE NERI Available in some locations

Annotation:Based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, this graphic novel follows the story of an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members.

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Multicultural titles for teens


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