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    The sweetheart of Prosper County

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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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    Princess Mia

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    Princess Mia

    Cabot, Meg.

    While Mia tries to get over breaking up with her boyfriend, she discovers a diary kept by a former princess of Genovia from the 1600s, the contents of which could change the fate of her country forever.

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    Foundling

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    Foundling

    Cornish, D. M. (David M.), 1972-

    Having grown up in a home for foundlings and possessing a girl's name, Rossam√ľnd sets out to report to his new job as a lamplighter and has several adventures along the way as he meets people and monsters who are more complicated that he previously thought.

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    Diva

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    Diva

    Flinn, Alex.

    Despite her mother's objections, sixteen-year-old Caitlin determines to pursue her dream of becoming an opera singer by attending a performing arts school in Miami.

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    Stravaganza

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    Stravaganza : city of stars

    Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

    Fifteen-year-old Georgia, who loves horses as much as she hates her bullying stepbrother, buys a figurine of a winged horse and finds it has magical powers that transport her from present-day London to the sixteenth-century world of Talia where, in the city of Remora, similar to Sienna, Italy, she finds danger and intrigue as well as friendship and a chance to perfect her riding skills.

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    Tips on having a gay (ex) boyfriend

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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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    Every-body sees the ants

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    Every-body sees the ants : a novel

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

    Overburdened by his parents' bickering and a bully's attacks, fifteen-year-old Lucky Linderman begins dreaming of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War, but during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective.

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    Sleeping freshmen never lie

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    Sleeping freshmen never lie

    Lubar, David.

    While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.

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    Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass

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    Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass

    Medina, Meg, author.

    Amidst searching for the father she has never met, keeping her grades up, and working a part-time job, Piddy Sanchez is faced with the harassment of Yaqui Delgado and her gang. Although Piddy is mostly able to avoid Yaqui and her gang, when the harassment escalates and her personal life begins to suffer, she must reexamine her priorities in order to prevent these bullies from determining the type of person she will be.

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    Including Alice #16

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    Including Alice #16

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Fifteen-year-old Alice finds it hard to adjust to the changes in her life when her father gets married and her brother moves to his own apartment.

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    Be more chill

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    Be more chill

    Vizzini, Ned, 1981-2013.

    Badly in need of self-confidence and a change of image, high school nerd Jeremy Heere swallows a pill-sized super computer that is supposed to help him get whatever he wants.

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    Slant

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    Slant

    Williams, Laura E.

    Thirteen-year-old Lauren, a Korean-American adoptee, is tired of being called "slant" and "gook," and longs to have plastic surgery on her eyes, but when her father finds out about her wish--and a long-kept secret about her mother's death is revealed--Lauren starts to question some of her own assumptions.

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    Isabelle

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    Isabelle

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    Isabelle, who attends a performing arts school in Washington, D.C., with her older sister, Jade, has a passion for ballet dancing but lacks self-confidence.

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    Allie, first at last

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    Allie, first at last

    Cervantes, Angela.

    Born into a family of over-achievers, fifth-grader Allie Velasco has never finished first in anything, and lately things have been going badly: her science project is ruined by a well-meaning student, her former best friend is hanging out with another girl--but now she is determined to win the Trailblazer contest with a photographic presentation about her great grandfather, the first Congressional Medal of Honor winner from their town.

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    Dreams come true

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    Dreams come true

    Chapman, Linda.

    #2 in the series. Lauren helps Twilight figure out how to use his unicorn magic to give courage to a pony who is afraid of jumping.

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    Man out at first

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    Man out at first

    Christopher, Matt.

    After he gets hit by a fast-moving ball, Turtleneck Jones loses his confidence on the baseball diamond and sees his position at first base given to another player.

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    The girl with 500 middle names

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    The girl with 500 middle names

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

    Janie's parents move to the suburbs so she can go to a better school, but when she discovers that all the other students are richer than she is, she feels out of place--until she realizes that there are more important things than money.

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    Princess Academy / #1

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    Princess Academy / #1

    Hale, Shannon.

    While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

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    Princess Academy / Palace of Stone / #2

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    Princess Academy / Palace of Stone / #2

    Hale, Shannon.

    Miri returns to Asland and calls upon all of her knowledge of rhetoric and other useful lessons learned at the Princess Academy when she and the other girls face strong opposition while working for a new, fair charter.

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    Princess Academy / The Forgotten Sisters / #3

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    Princess Academy / The Forgotten Sisters / #3

    Hale, Shannon.

    Miri is eager to return to her beloved Mount Eskel after a year at the capital, but the king and queen ask her to first journey to a distant swamp and start her own miniature princess academy for three royal cousins, but once there she must solve a mystery before she can return home.

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    Icefall

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    Icefall

    Kirby, Matthew J., 1976-

    Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her best friend and an army of restless soldiers, all awaiting news of the king's victory in battle, but as they wait for winter's end and the all-encompassing ice to break, acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.

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    The two princesses of Bamarre

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    The two princesses of Bamarre

    Levine, Gail Carson.

    With her adventurous sister, Meryl, suffering from the Grey death, meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure.

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    Alvin Ho

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    Alvin Ho : allergic to camping, hiking, and other natural disasters

    Look, Lenore.

    Alvin makes a new friend and learns that he can be brave despite his fear of everything when his father takes him camping, hoping to install a love of nature like that of their hometown hero, Henry David Thoreau.

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    Alvin Ho

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    Alvin Ho : allergic to girls, school, and other scary things

    Look, Lenore.

    A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

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    Long shot

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    Long shot

    Lupica, Mike.

    A point guard for his school basketball team, Pedro decides to run for class president, but his running mate, Ned, who happens to be the most popular boy in school and Pedro's teammate, does not appreciate the competition.

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    QB 1

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    QB 1

    Lupica, Mike.

    Jake Cullen, fourteen, lives in the shadows of his father and older brother until he becomes the starting quarterback for the high school football team and finally has his chance to shine.

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    Safe at home

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    Safe at home

    Lupica, Mike.

    Nick Crandall's new foster parents are both professors who know nothing about sports, and his new teammates feel he is too young to play varsity baseball; but Nick is out to prove that he belongs not only to his team, but to his parents as well.

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    Island of silence / #2

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    Island of silence / #2

    McMann, Lisa.

    As the Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries struggle to adjust to changes in their society, Mr. Today begins training fourteen-year-old Alex to replace him as Artime's leader one day while Alex's disgraced twin, Aaron, connives to take over Quill.

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    When life gives you O.J

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    When life gives you O.J

    Perl, Erica S.

    Ten-year-old Zelly Fried considers going along with her grandfather's crazy plan to convince her parents to buy her a dog which involves a "practice dog" named OJ.

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    The flower fairies (#2)

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    The flower fairies (#2)

    Rodda, Emily.

    Jessie returns to the magical world where her grandmother was born, the Fairy Realm, where she deals with some griffins, dances with fairies, and borrows something to help her dance in her school concert.

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    Ramona and Beezus

    Follows the misadventures of young grade schooler Ramona Quimby from Beverly Cleary's popular children's book series.

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    Slant

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    Slant

    Williams, Laura E.

    Thirteen-year-old Lauren, a Korean-American adoptee, is tired of being called "slant" and "gook," and longs to have plastic surgery on her eyes, but when her father finds out about her wish--and a long-kept secret about her mother's death is revealed--Lauren starts to question some of her own assumptions.

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    Front desk

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    Front desk

    Yang, Kelly.

    Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was an engineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to mention being only one of two Chinese in her fifth grade class, the other being Mr. Yao's son, Jason.

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    Mae among the stars

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    Mae among the stars

    Ahmed, Roda, 1981-

    "Little Mae is a girl with big dreams, a supportive loving family, unbounded passion, and all the right stuff to dance among the stars. Against all odds, she will overcome any obstacle to become an astronaut one day"--OCLC.

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    Dancing in the wings

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    Dancing in the wings

    Allen, Debbie.

    Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival in Washington, D.C., despite the other girls' taunts that she is much too tall.

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    Crown

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    Crown : an ode to the fresh cut

    Barnes, Derrick D.

    Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

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    One green apple

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    One green apple

    Bunting, Eve, 1928-

    While on a school field trip to an orchard to make cider, a young Muslim immigrant named Farah gains self-confidence when the green apple she picks perfectly complements the other students' red apples.

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    Firebird

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    Firebird : ballerina Misty Copeland shows a young girl how to dance like the firebird

    Copeland, Misty.

    American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.

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    Meet Yasmin!

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    Meet Yasmin!

    Faruqi, Saadia.

    In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.

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    Cinder Rabbit

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    Cinder Rabbit

    Hazen, Lynn E.

    Zoe, chosen to lead her whole class in the Bunny Hop at the end of the school play, faces a crisis of self-confidence when Winifred laughs at her, causing her to lose her hop.

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    Just kidding

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    Just kidding

    Ludwig, Trudy.

    With help from his father, older brother, and teacher, D.J. learns how to handle a classmate who claims that his mean-spirited "teasing" is just a joke.

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    The girl who never made mistakes

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    The girl who never made mistakes

    Pett, Mark.

    Beatrice is so well-known for never making a mistake that she is greeted each morning by fans and reporters, but a near-error on the day of the school talent show could change everything.

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    Ish

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    Ish

    Reynolds, Peter H. (Peter Hamilton), 1961-

    Ramon loses confidence in his ability to draw, but his sister gives him a new perspective on things.

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    The dot

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    The dot

    Reynolds, Peter, 1961-

    Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.

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