Nomination: Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis

ImageEllis, Deborah. Moon at Nine. 2014. 233p. Pajama Press, Inc., $19.95 9781927485576. Gr.8-up

Farrin and Sadira are top students at an elite girls school in post-revolutionary Iran.  Their friendship matures as they reveal secrets to each other and they soon realize that what they are feeling is romantic love.  But Iran’s draconian laws declare homosexuality deviant and punishable by death and the young women soon find they can trust no one but themselves.

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