Born Scared by Kevin Brooks follows Elliot, a boy who from childhood has suffered from severe, paralyzing anxiety.
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive documents Stephanie Land’s struggles as a single mom.
Katie Henry’s Heretics Anonymous starts out with the introduction of Michael, who is just starting at a Catholic High School after moving for the fourth time in his life.
I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality by Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D and Hall Straus is a great educational tool for anyone who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder(BPD) or for someone who has a loved one with BPD.
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil is a non-fiction book that follows Wamariya’s life from the age of six when the Rwandan Genocide began in 1994.
Lisa Wingate’s historical fiction novel Before We Were Yours follows two families, one in the present day and one in 1939.
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper is a Young Adult novel that follows Gerta Rausch after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. The novel starts right before the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, offering the reader only glimpses of Gerta’s life there and her life before then. After the Liberation she finds, like many others, that she has no family left and nowhere to go.
Joe Paatalo’s novel The Eddy follows Toby Casper after he survives a suicidal motorcycle ride in to a Kansas twister.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo is a collection of stories about women throughout time and all over the world.
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater is a true story that follows two people, Sasha and Richard, through the events leading up to a fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland, California.