Middle School Reads

Abraham Lincoln And Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind An American Friendship

Russell Freedman This book traces the powerful friendship and parallel lives of two men who shaped American history- one man an American president, the other a leading black abolitionist.It is a carefully researched account of how their lives intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history. Though their meetings were few and brief, their exchange of ideas helped to end the Civil War, reunite the nation, and abolish slavery.

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Absolutely Truly

Heather Vogel Frederick After serving in Afghanistan and returning home with an injury, Truly's father has a hard time finding a job. He moves his reluctant family to New Hampshire to take over a struggling bookshop. Although she feels alone and left out, Truly finds a mysterious letter in a first edition copy of Charlotte's Web and makes new friends as she tries to solve the clues to discover the letter's writer.

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Accidental Genius Of Weasel High

Rick Detorie In this hybrid novel/graphic novel, Larkin Pace faces many perils his freshman year: his parents, the bossy older sister, a bully, girl troubles, and a weird best friend.But he faces them with hilarious drawings and a sense of humor.

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After Ever After

Jordan Sonnenblick Jeffrey Alper, an eighth grade cancer survivor, has learned a lot about life, but there's a lot that's brand-new, such as how to fight for himself and for the people he loves.This is a hopeful and sometimes funny story about what happens when you stop surviving and start living again.

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Al Capone Does My Shirts

Gennifer Choldenko In 1935, Moose Flanagan and his family move to Alcatraz Island where his father has found work in the prison housing such notorious criminals as Al Capone.Moose must balance the responsibilities of caring for his autistic sister while coping with the free-spirited warden's daughter.This is the first of a three book series.

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All Shook Up

Shelley Pearsall Josh is mortified when he has to relocate and live with his father, who has a new profession - Elvis impersonator.

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Amelia Lost: The Life And Disappearance Of Amelia Earhart

Candace Fleming This fascinating biography alternates between the story of Amelia Earhart's life and the days surrounding her disappearance.Through photos, sidebars, maps, and letters, the author gives readers a compelling glimpse at the life of a legend.

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An Elephant In The Garden

Michael Morpurgo Based on a true story, a family flees for safety and takes an orphaned zoo elephant with them.The setting is WWII and Dresden, Germany is being bombed.

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Annie Sullivan And The Trials Of Helen Keller

Joseph Lambert This biographical graphic novel tells the story of Annie Sullivan's difficult childhood and her first years working to help Helen Keller communicate and make sense of a world she could neither see nor hear.

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Anything But Typical

Nora Raleigh Baskin Jason, an autistic teenager with a talent for creative writing, struggles to find acceptance in his middle school community.

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The Apothecary

Maile Meloy Janie Scott's family has just moved from Los Angeles to London where she meets Benjamin Burrows, the son of a mysterious apothecary.When Ben's father is kidnapped, Janie and Ben must use the apothecary's magical book, The Pharmacopoeia, to find him and save the world.

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At Home In Her Tomb: Lady Dai And The Ancient Chinese Treasures Of Mawangdui

Christine Liu-Perkins Unearth the mysteries of the Mawangdui tombs including the best preserved mummy in the world, silk paintings, games, and other artifacts from the Han dynasty.

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The Best Man

Richard Peck Archer is surrounded by the men in his life: his single father, a spunky grandfather, his worldly Uncle Paul, and the first male teacher at his school who is former military. This new teacher as well as the arrival of wheelchair bound student from England turn Archer's world upside down.

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Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys Set during World War II, Soviet officers force Lina and her family into a labor camp in Siberia.They face great hardship, struggling to survive the horrifying conditions.

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Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During The Holocaust

Doreen Rappaport Under the noses of the military, thousands of children are smuggled out of occupied France into Switzerland. In Belgium, three resisters ambush a train, allowing scores of Jews to flee from the cattle cars. In Poland, four brothers lead more than 1,200 ghetto refugees into the forest to build a guerilla force and self-sufficient village. And a twelve-year-old entertains German officers with his violin

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Bird

Angela Johnson BIRD is told from three points of view:a runaway, a young heart transplant recipient, and a boy who has just lost a brother.The threesome find one another as they search for love and connections.

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A Black Hole Is Not A Hole

Carolyn Cinaami DeCristofano What is a black hole? Where do they come from? How do we know they exist? Will Earth fall into one? This book is an excellent introduction to an extremely complex scientific concept as it takes readers on a ride through the galaxies - ours and others.Fall into this book and learn about the phenomenon known as a black hole.

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Blizzard Of Glass: The Halifax Explosion Of 1917

Sally M Walker On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax Harbor.With one ship loaded with munitions and one with medical supplies, the resulting blast flattened two towns and killed nearly 2,000 people.With a blizzard hitting the very next day, relief efforts were almost paralyzed.This book contains many illustrations, firsthand accounts, and other primary sources from this unbelievable tragedy.

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Bluefish

Pat Schmatz One fish, Two fish, Bluefish - everyone has been labeled, at some time.Travis' label is his secret.When Mr. McQueen, a clever teacher and Velveeta, a sassy girl with a secret of her own enter his life, Travis starts to see that he might be more than his label.Despite a hard past and present life, what he thought was impossible becomes worth trying for.

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Bodies From The Ice: Melting Glaciers And The Recovery Of The Past

James M Deem In 1991, mountain climbers found the body of Otzi, the oldest mummy recovered and thought to be over 5000 years old.

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Booked

Kwame Alexander Nick loves soccer but is facing a number of problems off the field including problems at home, a bully at school, and a girl out of reach. Nick's friend Coby and The Mac, a rapping librarian, provide humor and inspiration through his struggles.

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Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, And The Lawlessness Of Prohibition

Karen Blumenthal When Congress passed the 18th Amendment, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcohol, supporters were convinced it would create a stronger, more moral nation.Instead, corruption and lawlessness erupted.This is a fast-paced, gripping account with vivid photos from the period.

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Boy At War: A Novel Of Pearl Harbor

Harry Mazer Fourteen-year-old Adam is caught in the midst of the attack on December 7, 1941. Also, A Boy No More and Heroes Don't Run: A Novel of the Pacific War.

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The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible on Schindler's List

Leon Leyson This is a remarkable memoir of a family's survival of the Holocaust, thanks to Oskar Schindler's repeated interventions. It is told in the voice of Leon Leyson, the youngest member of Schindler's list, who offers his account of day-to-day existence in the factory.

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The Boy Who Dared

Susan Campbell Bartoletti Awaiting his execution in jail, a German teenager recalls Hitler's rise to power and the courage he found to stand up against the Nazi regime.

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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

Phillip M. Hoose Danish brothers, Knud and Jens Pedersen, stood up to their Nazi occupiers at the onset of World War II. The two teens started a new group, The Churchill Club, which committed countless acts of vandalism and sabotage, infuriating the Nazis. Eventually captured and imprisoned, their efforts helped spark a nationwide resistance movement.

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The Breadwinner

Deborah Ellis Parvana lives in Kabul, Afghanistan.When conditions grow desperate for her family, she poses as a boy so she can earn money to help them.

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Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson Author Jacqueline Woodson writes about her life growing up in North Carolina and New York City during the 1960's and 1970's during which she discovers her love of writing and storytelling in this autobiographical novel in verse.

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The Capybara Conspiracy

Erica S. Perl Talented playwright Olive Henry gets no respect in her sports-obsessed middle school, so she hatches a plan. She schemes with her best friend to steal Cappy, the school's live capybara mascot, and then heroically return the beloved mascot to earn fame and rewards. However, when an animal rights activist and an undercover athlete get involved, things get out of control in this humorous play.

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Case Closed? Nine Mysteries Unlocked By Modern Science

Susan Hughes Was Egypt's first female pharaoh murdered? Did the city of Ubar, located on the Arabian Peninsula, just vanish into thin air? Was Anastasia, a Russian princess, murdered, or is she alive and well? With the help of DNA testing and modern day science, uncover the truth behind these age-old mysteries.

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Catch A Falling Star

Kim Culbertson Movie star Adam Jakes moves to a small town in California to film a movie and clean up his image. One way to do that is to pay Carter Moon, the least likely girl in town to fall for him, to be his fake girlfriend for the duration of the filming. Will they keep up the act or is it something real?

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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide To Not Reading

Tom Greenwald Charlie Joe Jackson hates to read. He hates to read so much he'll do whatever it takes to NOT read. Charlie Joe's perfect record of not reading is at stake as he enters middle school. Will he finally be forced to read a book or will his streak continue?Also, Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide To Extra Credit.

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Chasing Lincoln's Killer

James L Swanson This is a biographical account of John Wilkes Booth's plot to kill the president and Booth's twelve days on the run following Lincoln's assassination.

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The Chimpanzees I Love: Saving Their World And Ours

Jane Goodall Imagine a curiosity and passion that compels you to live in a community of chimpanzees.Dr. Goodall tells of her discoveries about chimpanzees, her love for them, and her campaign for the protection of these amazing animals.

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City Of Ember

Jeanne DuPrau The year is 241.Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger and finds part of an ancient message she feels sure will help save her decaying city.The first in The Books of Ember series.

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The City Of Ember: The Graphic Novel

Dallas Middaugh This graphic novel reintroduces us to Ember, the doomed city of darkness that was built to ensure that humans would continue to exist on Earth.On Assignment Day, 12-year-olds leave school and receive their lifetime job assignments.Lina becomes a messenger, and her friend Doon ends up in the Pipeworks beneath the city.They unearth an evil plot from the government to steal

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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Phillip M Hoose In 1955, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama and played an important, but little known, role in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Code Orange

Caroline B Cooney While conducting research for a school paper on smallpox, Mitty finds an envelope containing 100-year-old smallpox scabs and fears that he has infected himself and all of New York City.

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Code Talkers: A Novel About The Navajo Marines Of World War Two

Joseph Bruchac After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay is recruited by the Marines to become a Code Talker, sending urgent messages during World War II in his native tongue.

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Compound

S.A. Bodeen Fifteen-year-old Eli has spent the last six years with his family in a massive underground shelter his father built, knowing that nuclear war has destroyed the world he knows, including his grandmother and twin brother who couldn't reach the compound in time.With nine years to go before the air outside will be safe to breathe, Eli is starting to have doubts about his father's motives, explanations, and sanity.

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Confetti Girl

Diana Lopez Lina Flores loves sports and science, has an obsession with socks, and might have a crush on classmate Luis.Lina, with the help of her friend Vanessa, is trying to survive the drama of middle school, as well as help her father cope with the recent loss of her mother.

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Countdown

Deborah Wiles In 1962 President Kennedy faced down the Communists, fathers were on active military duty, children became used to air-raid drills, and families had blueprints for bomb shelters.This eye-grabbing documentary novel includes Cold War-era images, lyrics, speeches, and headlines, all interspersed with the life of Franny Chapman, the narrator, an Air Force brat and middle child living in suburban Maryland.

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Counting By 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan By the age of 12 Willow Chance has suffered more loss than most people experience in a lifetime.Now at her new school she is accused of cheating because no one has ever finished the state proficiency test in just 17 minutes, let alone received a perfect score. Her reward is behavioral counseling with an ineffectual counselor, but the bond she forms there with an unlikely cast of characters is heartfelt and transformative.Willow's story is one of renewal; her life is rebuilt and a unique family is created along the way.

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Courage Has No Color: The True Story Of The Triple Nickles, America's First Black Paratroopers

Tanya Lee Stone What's it like to jump out of an airplane? Imagine. These are the opening sentences which chronicle the courage and persistence of the Triple Nickles, the African Americans who pushed through military boundaries in the 555 Parachute Infantry Battalion.

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Crenshaw

Katherine Applegate Jackson and his family have fallen under hard times and the last thing he wants is to live in the family's minivan again. Crenshaw the cat is Jackon's childhood imaginary friend, and he comes back at the just the right time to provide help and comfort, despite Jackson's protests.

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Crossing The Wire

Will Hobbs Fifteen-year-old Victor Flores travels north in a desperate attempt to cross the Arizona border and find work in the United States to support his family in central Mexico.

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Crossover

Kwame Alexander Twin brothers Josh and Jordan love basketball and their ex-pro playing dad. Told in verse by Josh, play-by-play basketball action is interspersed with the details of how he and brother are growing up in different ways and at different speeds.

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Define Normal

Julie Anne Peters The outstanding student, Antonia, is matched up with the unusual and mysterious punker, Jazz, for a peer-counseling program.As the counseling sessions progress, the two girls discover that they have many things in common.

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Discovering Wes Moore

Wes Moore Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart and within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both ran into trouble with the police. How did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?

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Does My Head Look Big In This?

Randa Abdel-Fattah 16-year-old Ama, an Australian-born Muslim Palestinian, decides she is ready to wear the hijab, or head covering, as a sign of her deep faith. Ama copes with misconceptions and discrimination in a humorous way as she defends her decision to herself and others.

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Doll Bones

Holly Black Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been playing make-believe games together for years, creating worlds of characters with their action figures and dolls.They take turns leading this continually changing game, but ruling over all is the Great Queen, a creepy bone china doll. Just when it looks like the three might be growing up and leaving the game behind.

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Down The Rabbit Hole

Peter Abrahams Ingrid lands the starring role in Alice in Wonderland while becoming caught up in the murder investigation of an eccentric neighbor. The first book in the series, An Echo Falls Mystery.

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Downsiders

Neal Shusterman Talon lives Downside, underneath New York City.When he accidentally meets Lindsay, a Topsider from above ground, their worlds inevitably collide.

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Drama

Raina Telgemeier In this graphic novel Callie loves musical theater, but she isn't much of a singer, so she works as a set designer for the school drama club. Her second year on stage crew is filled with drama, on and off the set, as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.

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Drawing From Memory

Allen Say This graphic novel chronicles Allen Say's journey as an artist, from his childhood in World War II Japan to his apprenticeship under Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist.Using watercolor paintings, original cartoons, photographs and maps, the memoir looks at Say's strained relationship with a father who did not understand his son's art and the difficult path that led to Say's success.

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Dream On, Amber

Emma Shevah Hilarious narrator Amber is a half-Japanese and half-Italian girl who is starting middle school. Amber and her younger sister have been raised by their single mother. When her sister starts asking questions about their dad, Amber devises a plan to find him and make him a part of their lives

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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

Don Brown On August 29, 2005, the levees in New Orleans broke under the surging water and heavy winds of Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane took the lives of over 1400 people and caused property damage of over $100 billion. This graphic novel tells stories of, heroism, courage, incompetence, and racism.

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Echo

Pam Munoz Ryan Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives.

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The Eighth Day

Dianne K. Salerni When thirteen-year-old Jax wakes up in a world without any people, he doesn't know what to think. He soon finds out that there is a secret eighth day between Wednesday and Thursday, and some people are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days. In this amazing new world going back all the way to the time of King Arthur, he meets Evangeline, a teenage girl who exists only on this special day. Jax has to try to save Evangeline and maybe even the whole world.

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El Deafo

Cece Bell The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

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The Elephant Scientist

Caitlin O'Connell American scientist Caitlin O'Connell studied African elephants in the wild and made many amazing discoveries about the lives of elephants and how they communicate.

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Endangered

Eliot Schrefer This is the story of a girl and an ape in one of the worst wars the modern world has known. Sophie's journey to escape the violence in the Congo while protecting her bonobo charge is certainly exciting, but more than that, it charts her evolution from an inexperienced and naive girl to a responsible and courageous young woman.

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Er Vets: Life In An Animal Emergency Room

Donna M Jackson Pet lovers will enjoy this real-life look into the daily world of veterinarians.

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Eruption: Volcanoes And The Science Of Saving Lives

Elizabeth Rusch More than one billion people live in deadly volcanic danger zones. When one of these volcanoes starts to act up, it is up to the international volcano crisis team to get up close and personal with these awakening giants and determine if the smoke and seismic activity indicate an imminent deadly eruption.

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Esperanza Rising

Pam Munoz Ryan After her father is murdered, Esperanza Ortega is forced to flee her beloved El Rancho de las Rosas in Mexico to a migrant camp in California.

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Etiquette And Espionage

Gail Carringer Sophronia is far from a proper Victorian young lady.She would rather take apart machinery, climb, and generally cause trouble than learn to curtsy.When her mother sends her off to Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality to learn how to be a proper lady, she is shocked to learn that the school is actually a floating airship where young girls are taught the skills of espionage

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Facing The Lion: Growing Up Maasai On The African Savanna

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton This memoir of a young Maasai boy tells the story of Lekuton who grows up as part of a nomadic tribe in Kenya.The story sheds light on the Massai culture and life on the savanna.Lekuton comes from a family of nomadic cow-herders, and Kenyan law required each family to send one child to school.Lekuton was the chosen child

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Falling Over Sideways

Jordan Sonnenblick Claire thinks her life is cursed. Her friends have moved up in dance while she was left behind. At school she is surrounded by mean girls and a boy who seems to be out to make her life difficult, and she is always compared to her perfect older brother. Claire's life suddenly changes over breakfast; her father falls over at the kitchen table with a stroke

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The False Prince

Jennifer Nielsen In a kingdom ravaged by civil war, a nobleman of the court seeks to find an impersonator to play the role of the king's long-lost son in order to unify the people.He enlists a group of four orphans, including Sage, who must compete for the part.Can Sage win the part and pull off the role as a prince?

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Fantasy League

Mike Lupica Charlie loves playing football, but his real gift is playing fantasy football. As a student of the game, he has a knack for choosing players and watching his team win. When his best friend's grandfather, owner of the new LA Bulldogs NFL team, hears Charlie's podcast and gets a peek at Charlie's skills on the sidelines of a real NFL game, he hires Charlie to consult. But this is the National Football League, and Charlie's decisions become real instead of fantasy.

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Far Far Away

Tom McNeal This is the story of a boy, a girl, and a ghost.In the land of Never Better, Jeremy Johnson Johnson is a smart, sensitive 15 year old who hears voices, particularly the voice of Jacob Grimm- one half of the famed fairy-tale Brothers Grimm.Grimm tries to protect Jacob and his good friend Ginger from harm, but it seems that no matter what he does danger is headed their way

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The Fellowship Of The Ring

JRR Tolkien In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Frodo, a hobbit, must journey to the barren wasteland of Mordor to destroy the one ring that could rule them all. A fellowship is formed to aid him on this dangerous journey. The first in The Lord of the Rings series.

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Fever 1793

Laurie Halse Anderson Against the 1793 yellow fever outbreak in Philadelphia, a teenage Matilda struggles to keep herself and those she loves alive.

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Fish In A Tree

Lynda Mullaly Hunt Ally is smart, funny, and artistic.But she has kept a secret for all of her years in school: she can't read.A new teacher, Mr. Daniels, suspects Ally may be dyslexic and finds ways to help her to see that reading is a possibility.

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Flesh And Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire And Its Legacy

Albert Marrin Hard-working immigrants looking for a better life, poor working conditions, and greedy factory bosses 窶 this is the story of the unimaginable disaster of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911.

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Flipped

Wendelin Van Draanen In alternating chapters, Bryce and Juli describe how their feelings for each other, themselves, and their families have changed over the years.

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Flora And Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Kate DiCamillo Flora loves reading comic books with superheroes.To her delight, a squirrel is sucked into a magic vacuum cleaner and emerges as a pet with unique superhero powers.Can this flying rodent help heal the problems plaguing Flora and her family?

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Found

Margaret Peterson Haddix Thirteen years after a plane mysteriously lands in an airport with thirty-six baby passengers and no adults on board, the children from the flight begin to receive strange, unexplained letters.Jonah and Chip must work quickly to uncover the secrets of their past.This is the first in The Missing Book Series.

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The Fourteenth Goldfish

Jennifer L Holm Ellie Cruz misses her old best friend, her dearly departed goldfish, and even her old class.Everything changes when her mother brings home a strange boy- her estranged grandfather.Melvin is a scientist and he has discovered how to reverse aging and is now thirteen again.While it is difficult having her teenage grandfather as a classmate, Ellie finally has the opportunity

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Fourth Down And Inches

Carla Killough McClafferty Nineteen players died as a result of injuries suffered during the 1905 football season, and public outrage almost got the game banned. However, football players, coaches, fans, and officials made changes to make the game safer. Now, football is coming under scrutiny again as scientists learn more about concussions and brain injuries sustained during football games and practices.

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Freedom Riders: John Lewis And Jim Zwerg On The Front Lines Of The Civil Rights Movement

Ann Bausum The 1960s saw courageous young people risking great personal danger as they participated in the freedom rides during the Civil Rights Movement.

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Furthermore

Tahereh Mafi Alice has never fit in at her home of Ferenwood. She lacks both magic and color which are so important in her land. When her beloved father goes missing, it seems that she has nothing left. Alice must embark on a wild adventure to the land of Furthermore to rescue her father. She must first find herself in order to find her father.

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Garvey's Choice

Nikki Grimes Meet Garvey, an overweight kid who loves science fiction and astronomy. In this novel told in verse, Garvey has the opportunity to join chorus and a hidden talent is revealed. This just might be what it takes to save his strained relationship with his father.

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The Geography Of You And Me

Jennifer E Smith In a high rise in New York City, Lucy lives on the 24th floor and Owen in the basement.A blackout in the city brings them together, but their geography changes when Lucy moves abroad and Owen moves out West.

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Ghost

Jason Reynolds Ghost has been running away from trouble his whole life. He has been the one causing problems- and running away from them-until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist with a past. Coach is determined to keep other teens from blowing their shots at greatness, and he'll do everything he can to help Ghost run for the right reasons.

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Ghosts

Raina Telgemeir Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. While Cat is not happy about moving, her sister has cystic fibrosis and needs to be near the cool sea air. Soon after moving, they learn a secret about their new town-ghosts are everywhere. While her sister can't wait to meet a ghost, Cat isn't so sure. She has enough to worry about with her sister's health.

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Kelly Barnhill As the youngest baby in her village, Luna was left in the woods as a sacrifice to the witch. Luckily for Luna, Xan is a kind witch who rescues the sacrificed babies each year and places them in safe homes. Because of Luna's unique abilities, Xan keeps her and raises her with the help of a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon.

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The Glass Sentence

S.E. Grove In the Great Disruption, time fragmented, stranding countries and continents in different time periods, some of them thousands of years apart. Eight years ago, Sophia's parents disappeared on a mission, leaving her uncle, Shadrack, to raise her. When Shadrack is kidnapped, Sophia and her friend, Theo, leave their home to search for him.

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Go: Kidd's Guide To Graphic Design

Chip Kidd Graphic design is everywhere we look from the colors on a box of cereal to advertisements plastering the walls of buildings to the shapes of labels on toothpaste tubes and shampoo bottles. This book shows what designers consider every day such as form, color, typography, and scale.But the author relies far more on delicious full-page visuals of

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The Golden Compass

Phillip Pullman This fantasy relates Lyra's adventures while preventing her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming victims of experiments in the Far North.The first in His Dark Materials Trilogy.

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Good Enough

Paula Yoo Patti tries to balance schoolwork, band, and boys while trying to please her Korean parents by getting into an Ivy League school.

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The Good Fight: How World War II Was Won

Stephen E. Ambrose Ambrose presents a concise, readable chronicle of World War II through amazing photographs and research.

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Goodbye Stranger

Rebecca Stead Best friends Emily, Bridge, and Tabitha find themselves starting middle school at different stages in their lives. Emily is discovering boys. Bridge is questioning her existence after miraculously being saved in an accident, and Tabitha is actively pursuing human rights activism. Told in alternating viewpoints, these characters and others show the challenges of adolescence and the perils of growing up.

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The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman After losing his family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard, where he will be raised by the groundskeeper and the ghosts that dwell there.As he grows up, he learns that his family's killer is still out there looking for him.

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Greenglass House

Kate Milford It's Christmas break and Milo and his parents are looking forward to a relaxing vacation at Greenglass House, their home and inn where they host benevolent smugglers.On the first night, however, they surprisingly receive guest after guest.As objects go missing, Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, must piece together the mystery and discover the truth of the Greenglass House.

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Guitar Notes

Mary Amato Two very different high school students, Tripp and Lyla, begin an unexpected friendship after discovering a common love of writing songs on the guitar.

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Heat

Mike Lupica Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old, and he has no parents to offer them proof.

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Hereville How Mirka Got Her Sword

Barry Deutsch Eleven-year-old Mirka Herschberg dreams of fighting dragons and spends her days honing her skills, even though there are no dragons in her Orthodox Jewish community, but when she accepts a challenge from a mysterious witch, Mirka just might win her dragon-fighting sword after all.

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Hero

Mike Lupica In this fast-paced adventure story, fourteen year old Zach Harriman races to uncover the mystery behind his dad's death, while also learning to control his new superhero powers.Will he discover the truth and learn to trust himself in time to face his father's fiercest enemies or will he be too late?

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Hidden

Helen Frost An accidental kidnapping from their childhood has left both Wren and Darra with deep scars. When the girls end up at the same summer camp as teenagers they instantly recognize each other, although they have never met. The girls spend the summer searching for answers from each other and within themselves.

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Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterly This is the true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who were a part of the greatest moments in the space race. Before John Glenn and Neil Armstrong made history, a group of female mathematicians known as human computers calculated the numbers that would launch the space program

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The Hive Detectives: Chronicle Of A Honey Bee Catastrophe

Loree Griffin Burns In 2006, nearly 40 per cent of the honeybee population in the United States simply vanished.Bee scientists and beekeepers across the country have been working to understand a colony collapse disorder. 抉hotographs and scientific journals help tell the story.

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The Hobbit

JRR Tolkien The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys his comfortable life.Bilbo is the last person anyone would expect to head off on an adventure, but this is exactly what happens when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.The dwarves have a plan to return to their ancestral home and reclaim a stolen fortune from the dragon Smaug and

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The Honest Truth

Dan Gemenhart Mark has suffered from cancer most of his life and resolves to take matters into his own hands after a round of failed treatment. He sets out with his dog, Beau, to achieve his life goal: climb Mount Rainer. Mark and his best friend, Jessie, tell the story in alternating chapters.

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House Of The Scorpion

Nancy Farmer Matt is the young clone of El Patron, the leader of a corrupt drug empire located between Mexico and the United States.El Patron has lived 140 years with the help of transplants from a series of clones.Gradually, Matt realizes his fate, but can he escape in time?

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How To Build A Museum: Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tonya Bolden One hundred years in the making, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is finally open on the National Mall. This book chronicles the long and complicated process of the building's creation and depicts the history of African Americans from slavery to segregation to freedom.

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Hundred Percent

Karen Romano Young Everything in Christine Gouda's life is changing. As she starts middle school, she feels like she no longer fits in anywhere. Her childhood nickname of Tink (short for Tinker Bell) seems all wrong, and her best friend Jackie has become a part of the popular kids who only put up with Tink because of her friend. Tink spends the year figuring out who she really is- learning about herself, her true friends, the mystery of boys.

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The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins America, now Panem, requires each of its twelve territories to select two children between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the Hunger Games.On television, these twenty-four kids will fight to the death, and only one will survive.The first book in the Hunger Games series.

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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World.

Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick Malala Yousafzai is an outspoken advocate for education for all children. In October of 2012, she nearly lost her life when she was shot at point-blank range on the way home from school because of her education advocacy. ツMalala tells her remarkable story of her crusade for education rights, recovery, and survival.

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I Am Princess X

Cherie Priest In elementary school, best friends and outsiders, Libby and May, created and wrote comics starring Princess X, a heroine with blue hair, a pink dress, red Chuck Ts, and a big sword. Libby drew the graphics, and May wrote the dragon-slaying adventures. When Libby dies in a tragic car accident, May is devastated. Or did she?

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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda In this true story of a pen-pal correspondence between an American girl and a Zimbabwean boy, a lifelong friendship forms. Told in alternating chapters, their six-year exchange is both humbling and inspiring.

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Imprisoned: The Betrayal Of Japanese Americans During World War II

Martin Sandler After Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States was swept up in a whirlwind of fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans leading to the imprisonment of Japanese Americans in internment camps. Learn about what life was like for Japanese Americans before, during internment, and after in this in-depth look at a troubling time in American history.

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Inquisitor's Apprentice

Chris Moriarty Sacha Kessler lives in New York in 1896, but this New York is filled with magic.When police learn that Sacha can see witches, he's apprenticed to the department's Inquisitor.With their mission to stop magical crime, Sacha and his fellow apprentice Lily Astral must use their wits and powers to stop the murder of Thomas Edison!Also, The Watcher in the Shadow.

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Inside Out And Back Again

Thanhla Lai Ha and her family flee Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.There she struggles with grammar, customs, dress (she wears a flannel nightgown to school, for example), and also cruel rejection from mean classmates.Based on the author's experiences as a child refugee, this National Book Award and 2012 Newbery Honor winner is both humorous and heartbreaking.

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The Invention Of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toy seller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.This novel in words and pictures is the winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal.

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Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis And The Never-ending Search For A Cure

Jim Murphy This is the story of a killer that has been striking down people for thousands of years - tuberculosis.This nonfiction mystery looks at the history of the disease and its treatment throughout time, as well as the search to find the cause and cure.The scientific and historical information is filled with human drama as well as photographs that bring the story to life.

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The Iron Trial

Holly Black and Cassandra Clare Callum Hunt has been warned his whole life to stay away from magic.When Call is called to attend the entrance exams for The Magisterium, a school of magic, he promises his father he will deliberately fail the test.Unfortunately, magic is in Call's blood, and he is selected to study with the greatest mage of all time

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It Ain't So Awful Falafel

Firoozeh Dumas Zomorod is tired of being the new, weird, foreign girl at school where the only thing students know about Iran, her homeland, is that people ride camels there. Finding friends with similar goals and interests helps her start to feel like she belongs, but when Iran goes through a revolution and a group of protesters take Americans hostage, her family becomes targets in their community.

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Jack Strong Takes A Stand

Tommy Greenwald and Melissa Mendes Have you ever wanted to go on strike from your parents?Jack is fed up with the extracurricular overload his parents have heaped on him, so he goes on strike and refuses to leave the couch until his parents give in.

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Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte In early 19th century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer, who has a terrible secret.

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The Journey That Saved Curious George

Louise Borden This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Margaret and H.A. Rey and their escape from Paris during World War II.

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Kakapo Rescue: Saving The World's Strangest Parrot

Sy Montgomery The flightless Kakapo parrots had at one time numbered in the millions.They're most unusual because of their size (not the longest, but the heaviest parrot) and the fact that they bury their nests underground.Now 14 scientists are working to save the remaining 91 parrots, located on a small island off the coast of New Zealand.

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Keeping The Castle

Patrice Kindl In the spirit of Jane Austen, Althea must marry a rich man in order to preserve her family's position in society. Whom will she choose-Lord Boring or Mr. Fredericks?

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Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

John Feinstein Stevie and Susan Carol win a sports writing contest and have a chance to cover the NCAA Final Four games.When these teenage journalists discover a scheme to fix the games, they go undercover to stop the plot.The first in Feinstein's sports mystery series.

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Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Deception

Gary Paulsen Kevin is assigned a project from his social studies teacher, and his partner is Katie.Since Kevin is a masterful teller of lies, he manufactures a disease for himself to avoid working with her.The first in The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Deception series.

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Liesl And Po

Lauren Oliver In this fairytale-like adventure, a little girl, a ghost, and an alchemist's apprentice team up on an extraordinary journey through the English countryside while searching for a box that contains the most powerful magic in the world.

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Life As We Knew It

Susan Beth Pfeffer When a meteor hits the moon and knocks it off its axis, life on earth is altered forever.High-school student Miranda keeps a diary about how her family copes without electricity, food and gas shortages, and extreme weather changes.

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The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan After being kicked out of his sixth boarding school, twelve-year-old Percy Jackson travels to Camp Half Blood, where his real adventures finally begin.He discovers his true identity as the son of a Greek god and embarks on a quest in search of Zeus' most prized possession. The first in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

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The Limit

Kristen Landon Matt's family has just spent their monthly debt limit.In this society, when you hit the limit, the government wants the family to surrender a child to work off that debt.Can Matt do it?

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Lincoln Through The Lens: How Photographpy Revealed And Shaped An Extraordinary Life

Martin W Sandler This is a photo-biography which shows how innovative and important media was, especially photography during the presidency and life of Lincoln.This is one of several books in Sandler's Through the Lens series.

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Lincoln's Grave Robbers

Steve Sheinkin A group of counterfeiters scheme to steal Abraham Lincoln's body from his tomb and ransom Lincoln's remains for money to free a master counterfeiter from jail. Secret Service agents learn of the plot, recruit an undercover agent to infiltrate the gang, and try to catch the criminals before they can rob Lincoln's grave.

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Little Blog On The Prairie

Cathleen Davitt Bell No iPod, no cell phone, no electricity- welcome to Gen Welsh's when she is forced to spend her entire summer vacation at Camp Frontier, mimicking farm life in the 1890s. Will she survive without the luxuries of modern life, or realize that maybe she doesn't really need them after all?

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Little Women

Louisa M. Alcott The March family endures trials and tribulations while their father is involved in the Civil War.

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Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase

Jonathan Stroud Ghosts are now a deadly problem in London, and kids are the only people who can sense ghosts. These young ghost hunters have one job- destroy ghosts before they kill with their deadly touch. The three teenagers who work at Lockwood & Co, an independent psychic detective agency, risk their lives when they agree to spend the night in the most haunted house in all of England.

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A Long Walk To Water: Based On A True Story

Linda Sue Park Told in alternating points of view, follow the stories of Salva, a Lost Boy in 1985 Sudan who spends six years seeking refuge, and Nya, a girl in 2008 Sudan who spends eight hours a day walking to and from a water source.These two stories merge and offer a message of hope.

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Lost in the Sun

Lisa Graff During a hockey game, a player is killed in a freak accident after being hit with a puck by Trent. A few years later, Trent is still full of grief, and this grief has turned into an inner rage that he cannot shake. When he meets Fallon Little, a girl with a mysterious scar on her face, he begins to work through his guilt and anger and discovers a way to start over in middle school.

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The Magician's Elephant

Kate DiCamillo Ten-year-old Peter goes to the market for fish and bread but spends it at the fortuneteller's tent instead. Seeking his long-lost sister, Peter is told, "You must follow the elephant. She will lead you there." Peter learns that his fate is tied to an elephant that inexplicably crashes through the roof of the opera house as a result of a magic trick gone wrong.

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Matched

Ally Condie Torn between loving her best friend Xander who was chosen by Society as her 窶徇atch,窶 or defying the government and opening her heart to Ky Markem, Cassia Reyes is forced to make the hardest decisions of her life 窶 believe in the government's system or follow her heart.The first book in the Matched Trilogy.

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The Maze Runner

James Dasher Fighting against a mysterious group named WICKED, Thomas and the other boys in the Glade must crack the secret code and find a way out of the moving maze before it's too late.The first book in the Maze Runner trilogy.

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Me and Miranda Mullaly

Jake Gerhardt Middle school relationships are tough. Especially so when three boys with very different personalities fall for the same girl, who barely knows they exist. When Sam, the class clown; Chollie, the star athlete; and Duke, the intellectual all fall hard for Miranda Mullaly the chase for the girl unfolds with mix of laugh out loud and cringe worthy situations.

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The Mighty MarsRovers: The Incredible Adventures Of Spirit And Opportunity

Elizabeth Rusch What's it like to explore Mars? Did life ever exist on Earth's red neighbor? This book follows the story of two robot vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, sent to seek evidence on Mars of water that could have once supported life.

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Miss E.

Brian Herberger Being the new kid in town is a way of life for Bets, but moving to California in 1967 is different. Her father leaves for the war in Vietnam, her history teacher gives an assignment that has the whole school searching for clues, and the town's most mysterious resident shares a secret with Bets that has been hidden away for decades. When a peaceful protest spins out of control, Bets is forced to reconsider how she feels about the war her father...

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Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine Imagine having to go to the dictionary to understand emotions and always struggling to make friends.Caitlin's confusion and discomfort come from having Asperger's Syndrome and are made even worse when her brother is killed and her father is overwhelmed with grief.

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A Monster Calls: A Novel

Patrick Ness Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill.An ancient, wild creature wants him to face truth and loss.

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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Steve Sheinkin One idealistic man revealed government secrets about America痴 involvement in Vietnam. He leaked 7,000 pages of evidence to the press, fueling public dissatisfaction with American foreign policy.

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Ms. Bixby's Last Day

John David Anderson This is the story of three boys, one teacher, and a day none of them will ever forget. Ms. Bixby is one of those teachers that who sees something in her students that they don稚 even see in themselves. When Ms. Bixby tells the class that she won稚 be able to finish the school year, Topher, Brand, and Steve come up with a crazy plan to give her the last day she deserves.

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My Life In Dog Years

Gary Paulsen The author describes some of the dogs that were special to him during his life.

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The Mysteries Of Beethoven's Hair

Russell Martin A lock of the famous composer's hair was saved from 1827, at the time of his death, and handed down to the current owners today.This is the story of how it was preserved and who the safekeepers were, as well as the results of the forensic tests that were performed to unravel the mystery of Beethoven's ill health.

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Mysterious Bones: The Story Of Kennewick Man

Katherine Kirkpatrick This illustrated book explores the 1996 discovery of the skeletal remains of the Kennewick Man, one of the oldest and most complete skeletons every recovered in this country. When two young men accidentally uncover a skeleton along a bank of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, they have no idea that their discovery will lead to

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The Nameless City

Faith Erin Hicks Every time it is invaded, the City gets a new name, but to the natives it is the Nameless City. They survive by not getting involved--but now the fate of the City rests in the hands of Rat, a native, and Kaidu, one of the Dao, the latest occupiers. The two must somehow work together if the City is to survive in this action-packed graphic novel about unlikely friendships and revolution.

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The Nazi Hunters: How A Team Of Spies And Survivors Captured The World's Most Notorious Nazi

Neal Bascomb In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials.

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Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Nora Raleigh Baskin This story follows four diverse students in the days prior to the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. The lives of these four kids from different ethnicities will intersect a few short days after the 9/11 tragedy.

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No Passengers Beyond This Point

Gennifer Choldenko Unexpectedly living in a dreamland, the Tompkins children; India, Finn, and Mouse; search for clues to solve the puzzle to find their way back home.

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The Octopus Scientist: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk

Sy Montgomery and Keith Ellenbogen Octopuses are amazing and unworldly creatures. They have three hearts, blue blood, suckers than can taste and feel, and tongues that can drill through shells. They change the color and texture of their skin, fit through impossibly tiny openings, jet quickly away from predators, and are highly intelligent animals with unique personalities

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The One And Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate Spectators come to see Ivan, a silverback gorilla, and other animals housed behind the glass walls in the Big Top Mall. He is content until Ruby, a baby elephant from Africa, joins the group. Ivan is now determined to find her a way out of this caged existence. This is loosely based on a true story.

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One Crazy Summer

Rita Williams-Garcia It is 1968, and Delphine and her two sisters have been put on a plane from Brooklyn to California to spend a month with their mother, a poet who abandoned the family years ago.During this crazy summer, the girls not only learn about their mother and the politics of this time period, but they each grow individually and come to better understand each other.

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One For The Murphys

Lynda Mullaly Hunt When she enters the foster care system, Carley Conners never imagines that she'll find a place to call home -that is until she meets the Murphys.Blindsided by their love, Carley finally feels like she has found a place to belong when her mother comes to take her back and she is forced to make the biggest decision of her life.

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Outcasts United: The Story Of A Refugee Soccer Team That Changed A Town

Warren St. John Just a few miles from Atlanta, the city of Clarkston became a settlement for families of refugees from war-torn countries.Soccer coach Luma Mufleh formed the Fugees, a soccer team consisting of boys from various countries and backgrounds.This inspiring book explores the array of challenges the team faced on and off the field and how determination prevailed.

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Paper Things

Jennifer Richard Jacobson Ari and Gage were placed in foster care after their mother痴 death. When Gage decides he wants to move out and live on his own, he insists his sister come with him. Without a job or a plan, these siblings find themselves homeless and bouncing from place to place. Ari is trying hard to gain acceptance into an elite middle school but, without the stability of a home, her chance is dwindling.

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Paperboy

Vince Vawter Words don't come easy for Victor Vollmer, a boy with an impossible stutter.He spends the summer working his best friend's paper route, and along the way gains a much-needed sense of self and community.He never anticipated how meeting a number people, now his customers, would lead to new discoveries, friendships, and danger behind the closed doors of neighbors.

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Patient Zero

Marilee Peters More people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters. This story looks at the scientists who put the pieces of epidemic puzzles together. Patient Zero takes a closer look at seven diseases, from the Great Plague to Ebola, that have shaped our world and how epidemiologists continue to fight the battle against disease.

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Pax

Jon Klassen Peter is forced to abandon his pet fox, Pax, in the woods when his dad enlists in the military. The next day, Peter realizes that he has to find his best friend Pax, and he embarks on a long journey to find his pet. War is coming, Peter is injured, and Pax is struggling to learn how to survive on his own in the wild in this book told from the point of view of both Peter and Pax. This book looks at how war affects all of those it touches. Spoiler: no beloved pets die.

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Payback Time

Carl Deuker In pursuit of a killer story, Mitch is determined to find out the truth about a new football player, Angel, at his high school. As he starts asking tough questions, everyone's lips seemed to be sealed about the player's true identity. Mitch will do whatever it takes to find out who Angel is and what he has done. The truth will surprise everyone!

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Peak

Roland Smith Trouble with the law forces Peak Marcello to join his estranged father on a climbing adventure to the top of Mount Everest.As the story unfolds, Peak discovers his father's true intentions and begins to realize how much danger awaits him as he climbs to the top of the mountain.

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Phineas Gage

John Fleischman This is the gruesome, true account of an accident that happened to a railroad foreman in Vermont in 1848.A 13-pound iron rod shot through his brain. He survived but became a textbook case in brain science.

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The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero

Patricia McCormick During the years of Adolf Hitler's reign, there were many conspiracies to plot his death. In this narrative nonfiction, read about about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and pacifist who became an unlikely hero during World War II and took part in a plot to kill Hitler.

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Popular: Vintage Wisdom For A Modern Geek

Maya Van Wagenen Maya is a real, middle school, geek girl living in Texas in 2012.Her goal is to become popular, and she accomplishes that in a most unconventional way 窶 she follows the advice of a 1950s guidebook for teens.This is a charming and funny memoir of how Maya finds her way and gains attention and admirers along the way.

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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, And The Fight For Civil Rights

Steve Sheinkin As WWII escalates overseas, African American sailors at Port Chicago were under pressure to load bombs faster and faster onto waiting ships, until a horrific explosion killed hundreds.In the days that followed, 50 men refused to work under such unsafe conditions and were charged with mutiny.Interviews, court records, and other primary sources are woven into this little known story of a segregated military.

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Powerless

Matthew Cody Moving to a new town, Daniel knows he'll find super friends but he never imagines he'll have friends with super powers! Being around kids who canpowers! Being around kids who can fly and become invisible, Daniel feels powerless, until one day when he learns that his friends mysteriously lose their powers when they turn thirteen.Racing against the calendar, Daniel realizes that if he can find a way to help his friends, he may be able to be the town's super hero after all!

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The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy

James L Swanson This fast-paced book takes readers through the assassination of President Kennedy by switching between Lee Harvey Oswald's preparations and actions and those of the president, the Secret Service, and the first lady. Photographs, video stills, and diagrams help readers get a clear picture of what happened on November 22, 1963.

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Pride And Prejudice

Jane Austen In this comedy of manners, Elizabeth Bennet, a spirited heroine, doesn't always agree with her opinionated beau, Mr. Darcy.

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Primates: The Fearless Science Of Jane Goodall, Diane Fossey And Birute Galdika

Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks This graphic novel follows the careers of three women who pioneered field research in primatology. Jane Goodall is famous for her work with chimpanzees, Diane Fossey worked with gorillas, and Birut Galdikas documented the lives of African orangutans.

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Pure Grit: How American World War IINurses Survived Battle And Prison Camp In The Pacific

Mary Cronk Farrell In 1941 Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines suddenly found themselves in a war zone treating injured and dying soldiers in makeshift hospitals in the jungle. Soon, things got worse as the nurses were captured and kept as prisoners of war in deplorable conditions, battling disease and starvation while still treating and helping anyone

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Qb 1

Mike Lupica Peyton and Eli Manning meet Wyatt and Jake Cullen.Jake is a freshman quarterback in Texas where high stakes football is not just a game.Jake must live up to his older brother Wyatt's championship legacy and the pressure of his father, a former NFL quarterback.

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Raft

Stephanie A Bodeen Fifteen- year-old Robie is flying home to a small atoll in Hawaii after visiting her aunt in Honolulu.The plane crashes into the Pacific, and now she must survive in a raft with an unconscious co-pilot, circling sharks, and a bag of Skittles.

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Rain, Reign

Ann M Martin Rose obsesses over homonyms- her name is a homonym- but has trouble following the rules that adults, including her father, set for her.Her dog Rain (Reign) gets lost during a terrible storm, and Rain's fate is now in Rose's hands.

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Raymie Nightingale

Kate DiCamillo Raymie is determined to win the Little Miss Central Tire competition in order to attract the attention of her father who has just left the family for another woman. In the quest to win, Raymie meets two competitors also struggling with home issues and this new friendship changes all of them by providing new perspectives.

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Red Kayak

Priscilla Cummings Brady knows that his friends are responsible for a mean prank that results in an accidental tragedy.Plagued by this guilty secret, Brady struggles with the truth and its consequences.

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The Red Pencil

Andrea Davis Pinkney In this novel told in verse, Amira's Sudanese village is attacked by the Janjaweed militia. Her family loses everything and is forced to walk to a refugee camp. Amira's dreams of attending school are crushed unless she can find a way out of the camp in a country full of conflict.

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Remaking the John: The Invention and Reinvention of the Toilet

Francesca Davis DiPiazza Through this nonfiction book, learn about the ancient history of sanitation and the consequences that came from discarding toilet water right in the streets! Take a look at what it's like for the two million people around the world who still do not have access to toilets.

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The Revolution Of Evelyn Serrano

Sonia Manzano Evelyn Serrano has two secrets - her true feelings about growing up in Spanish Harlem and her attitude about Abuela, her sassy grandmother.Events erupt, like the Young Lords setting street fires and protesting.Abuela steps in to take charge, tempers flare, loyalties are tested, and through it all Evelyn learns important truths about her Latino heritage.

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The Rithmatist

Brandon Sanderson and Ben McSweeny Joel, an underachieving scholarship student, desperately wishes he was chosen to be one of the elite Rithmatists that keeps their country safe from the dangerous chalklings. When Rithmatic students begin disappearing from his school, Joel is recruited to help the investigation.

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Roller Girl

Victoria Jamieson In this modern graphic novel, Astrid's best friend Nicole is putting ballet and boys ahead of their friendship. When Astrid witnesses the thrill of roller derby, she enrolls in roller derby camp causing her to drift even further apart from Nicole. At first the challenges of the sport outweigh the fun, but that soon changes when Astrid finds she actually has some skills in this tough game.

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Rooftoppers

Katherine Rundell When a ship sinks, one-year-old Sophie is found floating in a cello case in the English Channel. She is saved by a passenger, Charles Maxwell. Sophie spends her first twelve years with Charles as he reads Shakespeare aloud to her, feeds her meals on an open atlas, and lets her wear pants.

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Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue Of Ten Sovereigns

Elizabeth MacLeod From Cleopatra to Nikolay Romanov, kings and queens over the ages have been the targets of murderers or have done the targeting themselves.Read about gruesome deeds, deadly poisons, and political mysteries.

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The Running Dream

Wendelin Van Draanen Track star Jessica loses a leg in a terrible car accident.Her road to recovery is a long one, but she can't give up her dream of running again.

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Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

Caren Stelson Sachiko Yasui was just six years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on her hometown of Nagasaki. This true story begins with the day of the bombing and follows as Sachiko loses family and friends to the bombing and subsequent radiation sickness. Labeled as hibakusha, bomb survivor, Sachiko spends much of her life feeling like she doesn't fit in anywhere

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Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys In 1945, a young Lithuanian nurse, a Polish teenager, and Florian, a young Prussian, are desperately trying to reach the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that offers a hope at freedom. Told in alternating points of view, these characters come to rely on one another for survival as the Soviets advance. What these characters do not know is that the fate of the Wilhelm Gustloff is one of the greatest tragedies in maritime history.

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Save Me a Seat

Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan Over the course of one week, John, a special needs student, and Ravi, the new boy who just moved to the United States from India, take on the class bully Dillon. Ravi assumes that because Dillon is also Indian that they will become fast friends. Ravi and John forge through cultural differences and stand up for themselves in tough circumstances.

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Savvy

Ingrid Law When Beaumont family members turn thirteen, they receive their savvy or magical gift unique to each one of them. Mibs' thirteenth birthday arrives when her father is out of town and becomes ill. Mibs, her savvy, and a cast of characters hit the road to save him. Also, the companion novel Scumble.

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Scorpio Races

Maggie Stiefvator The Scorpio Races take place every November on the small island of Thisby.This is no usual race.In the Scorpio Races, the riders are mounted on Capaille Uisce, beautiful, bloodthirsty water horses.Sean Kendrick, the returning champion, is a man of few words but has a unique understanding of these creatures.Puck Connolly is the first girl to enter the competition. She has to win or her family loses everything

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The Secret Of Priest's Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story

Peter Lane and Christos Nicola Taylor Two explorers survey caves and relate the true story of how several Jewish families survived the Holocaust of World War II by hiding in the caves of western Ukraine for over three years.

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The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing

Suzanne Jurmain Fever, chills, headaches, vomiting blood, and liver failure are all symptoms of the deadly disease yellow fever. In this story, follow Walter Reed and his team of doctors as they travel to Cuba in 1900 to run lab reports, use soldiers as test subjects, and experience inevitable challenges and triumphs in an effort to unlock the secret of what once was an unsolved medical mystery.

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Secret Subway: The Fascinating Tale Of An Amazing Feat Of Engineering

Martin W Sandler It's the 1860s and New York City's streets are swarming with immigrants and made deadly by hundreds of horse-drawn carriages leaving the streets with tons of manure.A brilliant engineer, Alfred Beach, tackles the problem by working secretly at night more than twenty feet underground, with dim lighting and inclaustrophobic conditions, storing the dirt in a basement

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See You At Harry's

Johanna Knowles Fern feels invisible in her family.She has a grumpy older sister stuck working at the family restaurant; older brother, Holden, is struggling with school bullies and his own identity; and adorable, three-year-old Charlie is always the center of attention.Unexpected tragedy strikes and the fragile bond holding the family together is stretched almost to the breaking point.

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Seraphina

Rachel Hartman Fantasy lovers take note! Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd.A treaty is about to be renewed, but rebels are unhappy with the treaty and would love to have it abolished.Seraphina is a half-dragon, half-human music teacher and has good reason to fear both sides.She keeps her identity a secret and struggles to fit in both worlds

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Shooting Kabul

N.H Senzai Fadi is starting school in California, thousands of miles away from his home in Kabul.Fadi can't even think about adjusting to life in America, since his six-year-old sister is still in Kabul after being lost as the family fled Afghanistan.Fadi learns how to maneuver through middle school in America in the midst of September 11th and still hold out hope that his family can be reunited.

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Shug

Jenny Han A twelve-year-old girl learns about friendship, first loves, and self-worth in a small town in the South.

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The Sixty-eight Rooms

Marianne Malone When Ruthie and her best friend Jack visit the Chicago's Art Institute on a class field trip, they discover the Thorne Room which houses 68 miniature rooms representing different time periods.A found key allows them to shrink and visit these rooms and time periods, and the adventures begin.

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The Skin I'm In

Sharon Flake Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, an excellent student who is choosing the wrong friends, meets a new teacher who helps her discover who she is and what she believes.

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Skink No Surrender

Carl Hiaasen When Richard's cousin Malley disappears, he sets out to save her from an online predator with the help of Skink, Florida's one-eyed rogue ex-governor.

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Small As An Elephant

Jennifer Richard Jacobson Jack's mom has always been unpredictable. Now she has left him all alone in the backwoods of Maine. With only a small souvenir elephant to keep him company, Jack is on his own to find his way home before the authorities realize that he has been abandoned.

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Small Persons With Wings

Ellen Booraem For generations, the Turpin family has been providing sanctuary for Parvi, known in some circles as fairies.In return for this protection, these Small Persons with Wings gave the family a magical moonstone.Trouble begins when the Parvi want their moonstone back, but the Turpins can't find it.As the Parvi become more and more angry, this clever fantasy becomes more hilarious.

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Smile

Raina Telgemeier This graphic novel is based on the author's real experience of losing her two front teeth when she was twelve years old.Her painful recovery involves extensive dental work while she survives middle school and finds out what real friends are.

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Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes

Amber Keyser The history of sneakers is anything but boring. Learn about the feud between brothers that lead to the creation of rival sneaker companies, how endorsement deals put sneakers on the map, what it really costs to manufacture a sneaker, and how companies use teenagers to make shoes cool (and then make them too expensive for teenagers to keep up with the trend they started).

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Snow Like Ashes

Sara Raasch Ever since she was a baby, Meira has been a refugee. One of the six free Winterians, Meira has lived a life training to be a warrior, running from Spring's armies, and searching for the locket that will restore magic to Winter. When the group receives news about the location of the locket, Meira goes after it, knowing that if she is caught, it would mean torture, enslavement, and death.

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Snow White: A Graphic Novel

Matt Phelan This graphic novel retelling of Snow White places the story in New York City right at the time of the stock market crash. With a new take on familiar characters, the unique storytelling and beautiful illustrations will hook you from the very first page.

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Soccerland

Beth Choat The cover says it all!Flora is such a good soccer player that she has been invited to the International Sports Academy to compete for a chance to play for the U.S. Girls' Soccer Team.It's her first time away from home, but she works hard to make new friends as well as trying to become the best soccer player that she can be.

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Stargirl

Jerry Spinelli Sixteen-year-old Leo tells the story of Stargirl Caraway, the free spirit who enrolls at Mica High School, not exactly the hotbed of non-conformity. Also, Love, Stargirl.

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Still a Work in Progress

Jo Knowles At school, Noah is just a normal 7th grader trying his best to figure out middle school girls, keep up with his homework, and hang out with his two best friends. But at home, his family has a big secret. The Thing They Don't Talk About is always there, and now it looks like it could happen again.

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The Strange Case Of Origami Yoda

Tom Angleberger Dwight dons a puppet on his finger- an origami Yoda. His classmates soon realize that the strange advice Origami Yoda provides will help them solve their middle school problems. The first in the Origami Yoda series.

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Sugar Changed The World: A Story Of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, And Science

Marc Aronson This book explores the history and impact of sugar on our world, from slavery to revolution to human rights.

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Summer And Bird

Katherine Catmull Sisters Summer and Bird wake up one morning to find their parents missing. A message leads the girls to the forest, where they are sucked into the magical and dangerous world of Down. While searching for their parents, the sisters go on separate quests to find the bird queen, vanquish the bird-swallowing Puppeteer, and guide the birds to their true home.

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Summer Before Boys

Nora Raleigh Baskin Julia and Eliza are lifelong friends who have shared everything until one develops her first real crush. The girls find themselves drifting apart until Eliza does something drastic to win back her best friend.

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The Summer I Turned Pretty

Jenny Han Belly spends every summer at her mom's best friend's beach house.Susannah's sons, Conrad and Jeremiah, are always there and have been like brothers to her.But that all changes the summer Belly turns pretty.

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Summer Of The Mariposa

Guadalupe Garcia McCall When Odilia and her four sisters find a dead body in their swimming hole, they begin a journey across the Mexican border.They have two goals- to return the drowned man to his family and to visit their Abuelita's house and find the father who abandoned the family years ago.In mythical style, the girls must, with the help of the ancient Llorona, defeat winged witches, chupacabras, and vicious half-human owls.

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Summerlost

Allie Condie It's Cedar's first summer since her dad and younger brother died in a car accident. Although she's apprehensive about moving to a new home in her parents' hometown, Cedar quickly makes a caring friend, gets a summer job, and uncovers a mystery about a local Hollywood star. This is a sweet and tender coming of age story that explores the impacts of grief and guilt.

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Sunny Side Up

Jennifer L. Holm This graphic novel is set in 1976, and Sunny Lewin will be spending the summer with her grandfather in Florida. At first Sunny is excited. After all this is Florida, the home of Disney World, but reality sets in as she realizes she'll be sleeping on a squeaky sofa bed in a community with a lot of old people!

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The Surrender Tree: Poems Of Cuba's Struggle For Freedom

Margarita Engle Follow Rosa, a healer, who nurses runaway slaves and Cuban deserters in caves and other secret hideaways. As her fame grows, Rosa's enemies relentlessly hunt her down, attempting to break the Cuban spirit of resistance.

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The Swap

Megan Shull After a magical moment in the school's clinic, Jack and Ellie switch bodies and begin living each other's lives.Both experience what it's like to live life as the opposite sex, and soon they both just want to swap back.

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Taking Flight From War Orphan To Star Ballerina

Michaela DePrince The memoir of Michaela DePrince, who lived the first few years of her live in war-torn Sierra Leone until being adopted by an American Family. Now seventeen, she is one of the premiere ballerinas in the United States.

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The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal

Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop The lowland tapir is an animal that looks like a hippopotamus with a short elephant trunk.It is an important but not-well-understood part of the ecosystem of Brazil's Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetlands.

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Temple Grandin: How The Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism And Changed The World

Sy Montgomery and Temple Grandin This biography explores the life and mind of Temple Grandin, a brilliant autistic woman who revolutionized the livestock industry.

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Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly

Deborah Noyes Nellie Bly lived in a time where few women worked, let alone worked as journalists. Nellie skyrocketed to fame when she spent ten days undercover in an asylum for mentally ill women to expose the horrifying treatment of these patients.

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Terezin: Voices From The Holocaust

Ruth Thomson Between 1941 and 1945, Nazi Germany turned the small town of Terezin, Czechoslovakia, into a ghetto, and then into a transit camp for thousands of Jewish people. It was a show camp, where inmates were forced to use their artistic talents to fool the world about the truth of gas chambers and horrific living conditions for imprisoned Jews. Secretly, these artists also created images of

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Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America

Susan Campbell Bartoletti Once investigators identified Mary Mallon as unknowingly spreading typhoid, she was quarantined and tested against her will. What happens when a person's reputation has been forever damaged? Can the health department go too far when protecting the public? How was an immigrant woman treated differently than other carriers who infected far more people?

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Tesla's Attic

Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfan Nick's father relocates him and his younger brother across the country after a mysterious house fire burns down their home and kills Nick's mother. Nick chooses the attic for his bedroom, and hosts a yard sale to sell all of the junk that had been left up there by the previous owner. Nick and his new school friends soon discover that the antique items each have extraordinary properties

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They Called Themselves The K.K.K.: The Birth Of An American Terrorist Group.

Susan Campbell Bartoletti Examine how the Ku Klux Klan formed and grew out of the ashes of the Civil War. The selected stories of people on all sides of the violent conflicts provide a larger understanding of the conditions that promoted the Klan痴 terrorism

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The Thickety: A Path Begins

J.A. White When Kara was five years old, she witnessed her mother being executed as a witch. It has beenseven years, and Kara, her little brother, and her father have struggled to survive in their small isolated community that hates nothing more than witches and magic.

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The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory. Suzy's heartfelt journey helps her reach out to new friends and begin to find her voice.

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The Thing About Luck

Cynthia Kadohata There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family.Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan, andSummer and her little brother are left in the care of their grandparents.Having thoroughly disappointed her grandmother, Summer figures the bad luck must be finished but then it gets worse.

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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

Randall. Munroe Have you ever tried to learn about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? This author uses line drawings and only the ten hundred most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is.

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Things Not Seen

Andrew Clements Moving to a new town, Daniel knows he'll find super friends but he never imagines he'll have friends with super powers! Being around kids who can fly and become invisible, Daniel feels powerless, until one day when he learns that his friends mysteriously lose their powers when they turn thirteen.Racing against the calendar, Daniel realizes

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This Kid Can Fly: It's About Ability (Not Disability)

Aaron Philip and Tonya Bolden Aaron Philip, creator of the Tumblr blog Aaronverse, has done many impressive things in the first fourteen years of his life. In this memoir, Aaron shares his journey from diagnosis with cerebral palsy- from moving with his mom to New York City, to poverty and homelessness, and to the amazing things he has been able to accomplish as a teenager.

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Through My Eyes

Ruby Bridges Ruby Bridges tells the moving story of her year in first grade at the all-white William Frantz Public School in New Orleans in 1960.

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Ties That Bind, Ties That Break

Lensey Namioka In China in 1911, Ailin resists tradition and pressure from her family by refusing to have her feet bound to make her more attractive for her future husband.Her act of defiance alters her life forever.

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Touching Spirit Bear

Ben Mikaelson Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the Native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island.

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Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, And The Science Of Ocean Motion

Loree Griffin Burns This book describes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents.

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Trash

Andy Mulligan Three boys live with hundreds of other families beside a city's mountainous garbage dumpsite.Their days are spent picking through trash for something to use, something to sell, or something to eat.One day their lives change forever after one of them finds a bag that contains a wallet, a key, and a map.

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Travel Team

Mike Lupica After he is cut from his travel basketball team the very same team his father once led to national prominence Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs who might have a shot at victory. MacLeod,

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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson An innkeeper and his son find a map on the body of a deceased guest.The map promises a pirate's fortune and many adventures follow.

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Truce: The Day The Soldiers Stopped Fighting.

Jim Murphy This is a close-up view of the Great War, World War I, and the extraordinary story of the December 25, 1914 truce between German and British soldiers as they laid down their weapons and met in No Man's Land to celebrate Christmas.

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The True Blue Scouts Of Sugar Man Swamp

Kathi Appelt Raccoon brothers Bingo and J'miah live in an abandoned DeSoto car in Sugar Man Swamp. They are the newest recruits of the Sugar Man Swamp Scouts who serve the Sugar Man, a massive yeti-like creature who has slept for the past 60 years. It is their job to alert

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The Twistrose Key

Tone Almhjell When Lin stumbles across a strange key that leads her to a portal in her cellar, she opens up a gate to the magical world of Sylver, a land of eternal winter inhabited by every dead animal ever loved by a child. Lin is reunited with Rufus, the much-loved vole who used to be her best friend. Together, Lin and Rufus must find the missing Winter Prince and work together to save this enchanted world.

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Uglies

Scott Westerfeld Tally resists the mandatory operation that every 16-year-old must endure to change all teens into new pretties. Adventure is the result in this futuristic novel.

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Under The Mesquite

Guadalupe Garcia Mccall When her mom is diagnosed with cancer, Lupita struggles to maintain her life as a Mexican-American high school student and budding actress, while also caring for her younger siblings. Written in verse, this is an unforgettable story about family bonds, the healing power of words, and the strength it takes to face overwhelming loss.

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The Underneath

Kathi Appelt Set in the bayou, the Underneath is the place below the front porch where Gar-Face chains up Ranger, a hound dog who befriends a cat and her kittens. It's safe for this family in the Underneath, but when one kitten ventures out, it alters all their fates.

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Ungifted

Gordon Korman Donovan Curtis, legendary jokester and average eighth grade student, knows he has gone too far when his latest prank causes thousands of dollars worth of damage to the school gym. When an unexpected turn of events accidentally sends Donovan to the gifted school, he knows he's in way over his head.Told through various points of view, both Donovan and his new genius friends begin to

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Waiting For Normal

Leslie Connor Wanting a normal life, Addie is forced to make it on her own when her mother neglects to live up to her responsibilities.

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The Walk On

John Feinstein Newcomer Alex really wants the quarterback position on his new high school's football team; however, that position is currently filled by the coach's son.

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The War That Saved My Life

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley After suffering from neglect and abuse, Ada and her younger brother Jamie run away from London to escape the bombings of World War II. They are placed at a home in the country with a reluctant caretaker, who learns to love the children as she helps Ada learn how to walk, read, and write.

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The War To End All Wars: World War I

Russell Freedman This is a highly-readable account of World War I - from the broad causes and consequences to the heartbreaking personal details of trench warfare. The technology, the battles, the leaders, and the soldiers are all included in a fascinating narrative that is accompanied by arresting photographs and helpful maps.

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Warrior's Heart: Becoming A Man Of Compassion And Courage

Eric Greitens In this true story, Eric Greitens describes his journey to become a Navy SEAL.Before becoming a SEAL, Greitens traveled the world from Bosnia to Rwanda where he worked to help children and refugees attempting to recover from devastating conflicts.These humanitarian trips led Greitens to the belief that to protect those in need, one must be willing to act

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Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963

Christopher Curtis The Watsons live in Flint, Michigan.They fix up the brown bomber and drive to visit Grandmother in Alabama to leave their brother Byron to live with her.

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We Are The Ship: The Story Of Negro League Baseball

Kadir Nelson The early 1900s Negro League Baseball consisted of players who made great sacrifices and showed tremendous courage in the face of adversity, all for the sake of the game they loved.

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We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler

Russell Freedman Hans Scholl quickly became quickly disillusioned with the anti-Semitism of Hitler Youth shortly after joining. Together with his sister Sophie, these two college students formed an underground resistance movement in which many young people put their lives on the line to prevent the evils of Hitler and the Nazi party.

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Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet

Buzz Aldrin Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks readers through what it would be like to travel, colonize, and live on Mars. Included are experiments and activities to help explain the scientific concepts needed to travel to and colonize the red planet.

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We've Got A Job: 1963 Birmingham Children's March

Cynthia Levison Young people succeeded where adults had failed.This is the little-known story of 4,000 black elementary-, middle-, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. These are the first-hand accounts, woven together, of four black children who boycotted school to participate in a march to protest segregation

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When Friendship Followed Me Home

Paul Griffin As a former foster kid, Ben Coffin tries not to get to close to anyone; too many people in his life have left him. While Ben spends most of his time with his science fiction books, he can't turn away when Flip, a scruffy abandoned mutt, needs his help. Ben's life changes when he meets Halley, or Rainbow Girl as he calls her. As Ben's life starts to come apart, he realizes that sometimes you have to risk your heart to truly live.

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When You Reach Me

Rebecca Stead Sixth-grader Miranda lives in 1978 New York City with her mother and is never without her favorite book A Wrinkle in Time. When she starts to receive a series of notes that claim to want to save her life, Miranda begins to believe they are coming from someone who knows the future.This is the 2010 Newbery Medal winner.

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Wish Girl

Nikki Loftin Peter doesn't fit in with his loud and obnoxious family, even after they move to the country because of the incident at his last school. He escapes to a tranquil, enchanting valley when he needs quiet. There, he forms a friendship with Annie who is also trying to escape, but for different reasons, as she dreads upcoming cancer treatments that could alter her life forever.

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Witches! The Absolutely True Tale Of Disaster In Salem

Rosalyn Schanzer The doctor tried every remedy, but nothing cured the young Puritans. He grimly announced the dire diagnosis: the girls were bewitched! And then the accusations began. The is the riveting, true story of the victims, accused witches, crooked officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took over a dozen people's lives and ruined hundreds more.

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Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk Annabelle's life has been peaceful until a new student, Betty, moves to her small town. Betty is a cruel and dangerous bully who soon begins to target Toby, a reclusive World War I veteran, after he stands up for and protects Annabelle. When Betty disappears, the town suspects that Toby has kidnapped and possibly killed her. Annabelle decides to lie about what she knows, and there are dangerous consequences.

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Wonder

R. J. Palacio August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid

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Words In The Dust

Trent Reedy Zulaikha is an Afghan girl who was born with a cleft palate.She suffers merciless teasing from others in her village.She is noticed by a soldier when American forces are traveling through her village, and he offers to arrange the surgery that will repair her birth defect.Zulaikha is caught between opportunity and tradition in her culture that young American readers will find shocking but hopeful.

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World Without Fish

Mark Kurlansky This book reveals an environmental problem that is not easily seen- the problem in the world's oceans.Find out how climate, biology, economics, and fishing are endangering the world's waters and what kids can do about it.

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The Worst Class Trip Ever

Dave Barry On a plane to Washington, D,C, Wyatt and Matt listen to a sketchy conversation between two men sitting behind them. They also notice that those men have aerial pictures of the White House. Convinced that they must be terrorists, Matt steals a strange device from one of the men in hopes of stopping an attack. Here begins a hilarious chase through the streets of D.C. as the bad guys attempt to retrieve the device from a group of bumbling eighth graders.

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Wrinkle In Time: The Graphic Novel

Hope Larson This is the graphic novel version of the classic story of time travel, adventure, and growing up. A Wrinkle in Time introduces us to the wonderful and unforgettable characters of Meg and Charles Wallace Murry and their friend Calvin O'Keefe who along with the three Mrs.-Who, Whatsit, and Which-begin an adventure to fight off a dark force and save their father, along with our universe.

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