Book List:9 titles

  • A novel about navigating life in private school while remaining true to yourself. Lucy is a bit of a pushover, but she’s ambitious and smart, and she has just received the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship to a prestigious school, and a ...


  • It's 1983 and baby mania has struck Marly's house with the arrival of her baby brother. But Marly never realized that a new baby would take up so much of everyone's time! No one's helping her with her costume for the school concert. Marly's secret pl...


  • “The stories in this anthology are special because they capture the school experience with rare authenticity. These are not adults writing about teenagers, but real young adult writers.” —Alice PungAward-winning author Alice Pung has selected 2...


  • It's 1983 and there's excitement in Marly's house. Her grandparents have arrived from Vietnam, and soon her mom will have a new baby. While Grandma tries to make Marly into a 'young lady,' Grandpa digs up the back yard. Then he brings home Agnes, a g...


  • It's 1983 and Marly needs a job. She wants to buy Donkey Kong cards to swap with the other kids at school, but her parents think the cards are a waste of money. Then Marly's friend Yousra gives her an idea, and she decides to start her own business. ...


  • It's 1983 and Marly is just trying to fit in at Sunshine Primary School. But being a refugee from Vietnam doesn't make things easy, and when Marly's cousins come to stay and end up at the same school, her friends make fun of them. How can Marly stay ...


  • At twenty-something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads: the love and worry of her p...


  • When my dad dropped us off at the front gate, the first things I saw were the rose garden spreading out on either side of the main driveway and the enormous sign in iron cursive letters spelling out LAURINDA. No "Ladies College" after it, of course; ...