Young Adult Novels

AD Cover In Carol Mitchell’s Another Day, fifteen year-old Emma’s life is turned upside down when her mom accepts a job on the Caribbean island of St. Youngs and takes Emma with her. Emma starts her new school ready to make friends but she quickly discovers that fitting in will not be easy. Her new classmates are divided along the lines of a bitter and long-standing rivalry between two of the boys in the class, Nicolas and Anthony. Will Emma join her only friend and side with Nicolas, the popular choice or will she follow her heart and help Anthony to dig himself out of his seemingly impossible position.

Set on a fictitious island, Another Day touches many realities of coming of age in the Caribbean and dealing with new love and class divisions.


MUSICAL YOUTH

Can one summer make the difference of a lifetime?

Zahara is a loner. She’s brilliant on the guitar but in everyday life she doesn’t really fit in. Then she meets Shaka, himself a musical genius and the first boy who really gets her. They discover that they share a special bond, their passion for music, and Zahara finds herself a part, not just of Shaka’s life, but also that of his boys, the Lion Crew.

When they all get roles in a summer musical, Zahara, Shaka, and the rest of the Lion Crew use the opportunity to work on a secret project. But the Crew gets much more than they bargained for when they uncover a dark secret linking Shaka and Zahara’s families and they’re forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about class, colour, and relationships on the Caribbean island of Antigua.

1final_caribbean_logoMusical Youth placed second in the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature sponsored by CODE.


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Coming in January 2017.

When Rashid is killed in a gang-styled execution on Barberry Hill, everyone in St. Kitts thinks that he must have been a gang banger, but Jaden knows better.

With the help of his two best friends, Jaden sets about clearing his brother’s name. But the murderer is not about to let that happen. Can the friends survive the truth?

Finalist in the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature


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When JV, a twelve year old boy, adventures into the sinister landscape of Oscuros, the forest near his home, he quickly learns that no amount of local lore could have prepared him for what he encounters inside. Confronted with dangerous traps, fleeting apparitions, and underground criminal operations, JV must use all of his wits to escape.

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The Protector’s Pledge placed third in the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature sponsored by CODE.

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