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    To kill a mockingbird

    Lee, Harper.

    Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer Atticus, has just started school; but her carefree days come to an end when a black man in town is accused of raping a white woman, and her father is the only man willing to defend him.

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    Children of blood and bone

    Adeyemi, Tomi, author.

    Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

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    Internment

    Ahmed, Samira, (Fiction writer), author.

    "A terrifying, futuristic United States where Muslim-Americans are forced into internment camps, and seventeen-year-old Layla Amin must lead a revolution against complicit silence"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The sweetheart of Prosper County

    Alexander, Jill (Jill Shurbet)

    In a small East Texas town largely ruled by prejudices and bullies, fourteen-year-old Austin sets out to win a ride in the next parade and, in the process, grows in her understanding of friendship and helps her widowed mother through her mourning.

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    Ali

    Love from A to Z

    Ali, S. K., author.

    Eighteen-year-old Muslims Adam and Zayneb meet in Doha, Qatar, during spring break and fall in love as both struggle to find a way to live their own truths.

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    Hidden roots

    Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

    Although he is uncertain why his father is so angry and what secret his mother is keeping from him, eleven-year-old Sonny knows that he is different from his classmates in their small New York town.

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    All-American Muslim girl

    Courtney, Nadine Jolie, 1980- author.

    "Sixteen-year-old Allie, aged seven when she knew her family was different and feared, struggles to claim her Muslim and Arabic heritage while finding her place as an American teenager."-- Publisher's description.

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    Bifocal

    Ellis, Deborah, 1960-

    When a Muslim boy is arrested at a high school on suspicion of terrorist affiliations, growing racial tensions divide the student population.

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    Eight seconds

    Ferris, Jean, 1939-

    Eighteen-year-old John must confront his own sexuality when he goes to rodeo school and finds himself strangely attracted to an older boy who is smart, tough, complicated, gorgeous, and gay.

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    Nothing but the truth : (and a few white lies)

    Headley, Justina Chen, 1968-

    Fifteen-year-old Patty Ho, half Taiwanese and half white, feels she never fits in, but when her overly-strict mother ships her off to math camp at Stanford, instead being miserable, Patty starts to become comfortable with her true self.

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    Incantation

    Hoffman, Alice.

    During the Spanish Inquisition, sixteen-year-old Estrella, brought up a Catholic, discovers her family's true Jewish identity, and when their secret is betrayed by Estrella's best friend, the consequences are tragic.

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    New boy

    Houston, Julian.

    As a new sophomore at an exclusive New England boarding school, Rob is the first student of color in the school's history, while the Civil Rights movement is gaining steam back home in the South.

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    Four-Four-Two

    Hughes, Dean, 1943- author.

    Forced into an internment camp at the start of World War II, eighteen-year-old Yuki enlists in the Army to fight for the Allies as a member of the "Four-Four-Two," a segregated Japanese American regiment.

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    Tips on having a gay (ex) boyfriend

    Jones, Carrie.

    Belle is a high school junior who expects to marry her long-term boyfriend one day, until he tells her and their entire small Maine town that he is gay, and both face prejudice and violence even as they enter new relationships and try to remain friends.

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    Someone like summer

    Kerr, M. E.

    An upper-middle-class white girl from Long Island and an immigrant worker from Colombia fall in love despite objections from both their families and their community.

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    Ask the passengers : a novel

    King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-

    "Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they'll know what to do with it. Maybe it'll make them happy. Maybe they'll need it. Her mother doesn't want it, her father's always stoned, her perfect sister's too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to: another girl named Dee. There's no one Astrid feels she can talk to about this deep secret or the profound questions that she's trying to answer. But little does she know just how much sending her love--and asking the right questions--will affect the passengers' lives, and her own, for the better"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Lee

    Finding my voice

    Lee, Marie G.

    As she tries to enjoy her senior year and choose which college she will attend, Korean American Ellen Sung must deal with the prejudice of some of her classmates and pressure from her parents to get good grades.

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    Lee

    Necessary roughness

    Lee, Marie G.

    Sixteen-year-old Korean American Chan moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Minnesota, where he must cope not only with racism on the football team but also with the tensions in his relationship with his strict father.

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    Wide awake

    Levithan, David.

    In the not-too-distant future, when a gay Jewish man is elected president of the United States, sixteen-year-old Duncan examines his feelings for his boyfriend, his political and religious beliefs, and tries to determine his rightful place in the world.

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    Shine, coconut moon

    Meminger, Neesha.

    In the days and weeks following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Samar, who is of Punjabi heritage but has been raised with no knowledge of her past by her single mother, wants to learn about her family's history and to get in touch with the grandparents her mother shuns.

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    Slam!

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Sixteen-year-old "Slam" Harris is counting on his noteworthy basketball talents to get him out of the inner city and give him a chance to succeed in life, but his coach sees things differently.

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    Alice on the outside #11

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Eighth-grader Alice has lots of questions about sex, relationships, prejudice, and change.

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    Between Mom and Jo : a novel

    Peters, Julie Anne.

    Fourteen-year-old Nick and his two mothers face prejudice, work problems, alcoholism, cancer, and finally separation.

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    What happened to Lani Garver

    Plum-Ucci, Carol, 1957-

    Sixteen-year-old Claire is unable to face her fears about a recurrence of her leukemia, her eating disorder, her need to fit in with the popular crowd on Hackett Island, and her mother's alcoholism until the enigmatic Lani Garver helps her get control of her life at the risk of his own.

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    Iron cast

    Soria, Destiny, author.

    In 1919 Boston, best friends Corinne and Ada perform illegally as illusionists in an infamous gangster's nightclub, using their "afflicted" blood to con Boston's elite, until the law closes in.

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    Freak show

    St. James, James.

    Having faced teasing that turned into a brutal attack, Christianity expressed as persecution, and the loss of his only real friend when he could no longer keep his crush under wraps, seventeen-year-old Billy Bloom, a drag queen, decides the only way to become fabulous again is to run for Homecoming Queen at his elite, private school near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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    Dangerous skies

    Staples, Suzanne Fisher.

    Hypocrisy and prejudice twist events in such a way as to implicate two children, one from a prominent white family and the other an Afro-American, in a murder.

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    Borderline

    Stratton, Allan.

    Despite the strained relationship between them, teenaged Sami Sabiri risks his life to uncover the truth when his father is implicated in a terrorist plot.

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    The land

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    Paul-Edward, the son of a part-Indian, part-African slave mother and a White plantation owner father, finds himself caught between the two worlds of his parents as he pursues his dream of owning land in the aftermath of the Civil War.

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    Wei

    The pearl thief

    Wein, Elizabeth, author.

    Fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in a hospital not knowing how she was injured, and soon befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her, and later, when a body is discovered, she experiences the prejudices his family has endured and tries to keep them from being framed for the crime.

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    The steep & thorny way

    Winters, Cat, author.

    "A sixteen-year-old biracial girl in rural Oregon in the 1920s searches for the truth about her father's death while avoiding trouble from the Ku Klux Klan in this YA historical novel inspired by Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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    Just kids : visiting a class for children with special needs

    Senisi, Ellen B.

    Second-grader Cindy is assigned to spend part of each day in the class for students with special needs, where she finds out that even though some kids may learn differently or have different abilities, they are all "just kids." Includes kids with Down Syndrome, ADHD, epilepsy, autism and other handicapping conditions.

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    FOG

    Crossing Jordan

    Fogelin, Adrian.

    Twelve-year-old Cass meets her new African-American neighbor, Jemmie, and despite their families' prejudices, they build a strong friendship around their mutual talent for running and a pact to read Jane Eyre.

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    The witch of Blackbird Pond

    Speare, Elizabeth George.

    In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.

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    AVI

    Poppy's return

    Avi, 1937-

    Poppy, accompanied by her troublesome son Junior, his skunk friend, and Uncle Ereth the porcupine, responds to a summons to return to her ancestral home, Gray House, to save the mice there from destruction by a bulldozer.

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    Eagle song

    Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

    After moving from a Mohawk reservation to Brooklyn, New York, eight-year-old Danny Bigtree encounters stereotypes about his Native American heritage.

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    CHR

    The basket counts

    Christopher, Matt.

    Mel Jensen, an African-American boy, is talented enough to be on the basketball team's starting lineup, but two of the white players want to keep him in the background.

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    CLE

    The jacket

    Clements, Andrew, 1949-

    Sixth-grader Phil comes to an awareness of his own racial prejudice after he sees Daniel, an African-American boy, wearing his brother's one-of-a-kind jacket and leaps to the conclusion that Daniel has stolen the coat.

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    Crazy lady!

    Conly, Jane Leslie.

    As he tries to come to terms with his mother's death, Vernon finds solace in his growing relationship with the neighborhood outcasts, an alcoholic and her retarded son.

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    CUR

    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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    I walk in dread : the diary of Deliverance Trembley, witness to the Salem witch trials

    Fraustino, Lisa Rowe.

    Twelve-year-old Deliverance Trembley writes in her diary about the fears and doubts that arise during the 1692 witch hunt and trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts, especially when her pious friend, Goody Corey, is condemned as a witch.

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    The journal of Biddy Owens : the Negro leagues

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Teenager Biddy Owens' 1948 journal about working for the Birmingham Black Barons includes the games and the players, racism the team faces from New Orleans to Chicago, and his family's resistance to his becoming a professional baseball player. Includes a historical note about the evolution of the Negro Leagues.

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    Stella by starlight

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.

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    The people of Sparks #2

    DuPrau, Jeanne.

    Lina and Doon are thrilled to see their people join them above ground in the vibrant village of Sparks, but suspicion and prejudice soon turn the villagers and newcomers against each other.

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    Crossing Jordan

    Fogelin, Adrian.

    Twelve-year-old Cass meets her new African-American neighbor, Jemmie, and despite their families' prejudices, they build a strong friendship around their mutual talent for running and a pact to read Jane Eyre.

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    Darby

    Fuqua, Jonathon Scott.

    In 1926, nine-year-old Darby Carmichael stirs up trouble in Marlboro County, South Carolina, when she writes a story for the local newspaper promoting racial equality.

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    My mixed-up berry blue summer

    Gennari, Jennifer.

    Twelve-year-old June Farrell spends the summer at her Vermont home getting used to the woman her mother is planning to marry and practicing her pie-baking skills, as she hopes to win the blue ribbon at the fair.

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    Witness : a novel

    Hesse, Karen.

    A series of poems expresses the views of various people in a small Vermont town, including a young black girl and a young Jewish girl, during the early 1920s when the Ku Klux Klan is trying to infiltrate the town.

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    Point guard

    Lupica, Mike.

    "It's basketball season for the home team but Gus must wrestle with prejudice when he's the only one bothered by Cassie joining the boys' team and his teammate Steve makes fun of Gus's Dominican heritage"--Provided by publisher.

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    The gold-threaded dress

    Marsden, Carolyn.

    When Oy and her Thai American family move to a new neighborhood, her third-grade classmates tease and exclude her because she is different.

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    Here today

    Martin, Ann M., 1955-

    In 1963, when her flamboyant mother abandons the family to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, eleven-year-old Ellie Dingman takes charge of her younger siblings, while also trying to deal with her outcast status in school and frightening acts of prejudice toward the "misfits" that live on her street.

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    Saving Shiloh

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Sixth-grader Marty and his family try to help their rough neighbor, Judd Travers, change his mean ways, even though their West Virginia community continues to expect the worst of him.

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    Mayfield Crossing

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    When the school in Mayfield Crossing is closed, the students are sent to larger schools, where the black children encounter racial prejudice for the first time. Only baseball seems a possibility for drawing people together.

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    Project Mulberry

    Park, Linda Sue.

    Julia, a Korean-American, and her friend Patrick learn about tolerance, friendship, and patience while working together on a project about silkworms.

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    Jump into the sky

    Pearsall, Shelley.

    In 1945, thirteen-year-old Levi is sent to find the father he has not seen in three years, going from Chicago, to segregated North Carolina, and finally to Pendleton, Oregon,where he learns that his father's unit, the all-Black 555th paratrooper battalion, will never see combat but finally has a mission. Includes historical notes.

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    Kiki and Jacques

    Ross, Susan L.

    "Eleven-year-old Jacques, who must contend with difficult family dynamics and pressure from an older boy to help him commit a crime, is surprised to discover that he has much in common with Kiki, one of the many new Somali refugees who have immigrated to his Maine town"--Provided by publisher.

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    Saving Sky

    Stanley, Diane.

    Sky Brightman, living happily off the grid on sixty acres in New Mexico, with no television or Internet to bring her news of the war going on in the United States, is forced to face reality when her friend Kareem is unjustly arrested.

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    Mississippi bridge

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    During a heavy rainstorm in 1930s rural Mississippi, a ten-year-old white boy sees a bus driver order all the black passengers off a crowded bus to make room for late-arriving white passengers and then set off across the raging Rosa Lee River.

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    TAY

    The road to Memphis

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    Sadistically teased by two white boys in 1940's rural Mississippi, a black youth severely injures one of the boys with a tire iron and enlists Cassie's help in trying to flee the state.

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    The cay

    Taylor, Theodore, 1921-

    When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.

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    The traitor : Golden Mountain chronicles, 1885

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    In 1885, a lonely illegitimate American boy and a lonely Chinese American boy develop an unlikely friendship in the midst of prejudices and racial tension in their coal mining town of Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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    The malachite palace

    Ada, Alma Flor.

    A tiny yellow bird helps a lonely princess learn the truth about songs, freedom, and the children who are playing beyond the palace gates.

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    Loudmouth George and the new neighbors

    Carlson, Nancy L.

    When a family of pigs moves in next door, the rabbit George wants nothing to do with them, but finally he gives in and finds out they aren't so bad after all.

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    Something happened in our town : a child's story about racial injustice

    Celano, Marianne.

    After discussing the police shooting of a local Black man with their families, Emma and Josh know how to treat a new student who looks and speaks differently than his classmates.

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    Jack & Jim

    Crowther, Kitty.

    Jack the blackbird and Jim the seagull become friends, but Jack is sad that the other seagulls do not seem to like him.

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    Henry and the kite dragon

    Hall, Bruce Edward.

    In New York City in the 1920s, the children from Chinatown go after the children from Little Italy for throwing rocks at the beautiful kites Grandfather Chin makes, not realizing that they have a reason for doing so.

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    Daisy and the doll

    Medearis, Michael.

    Daisy, an eight-year-old African-American girl living in rural Vermont in the 1890s, is given a black doll by her teacher and becomes uncomfortable that her skin is a different color from that of her classmates, until she finds the courage to speak from her heart.

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    My name is Bilal

    Mobin-Uddin, Asma.

    When Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and heritage.

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    Baseball saved us

    Mochizuki, Ken, 1954-

    A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.

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    Desmond and the very mean word : a story of forgiveness

    Tutu, Desmond.

    While riding his new bicycle Desmond is hurt by the mean word yelled at him by a group of boys, but he soon learns that hurting back will not make him feel any better.

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    The city of dragons

    Yep, Laurence.

    A boy with a face so sad that nobody wants to look at him runs away with a caravan of giants to the city of dragons, where his sorrowful face is finally appreciated.

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    The cure

    Levitin, Sonia, 1934-

    A young boy living in 2407 collides with the past when he finds himself in Strasbourg in 1348 confronting the antisemitism that sweeps through Europe during the Black Plague.

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