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    I am the messenger

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    I am the messenger

    Zusak, Markus.

    After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.

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    Booked

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    Booked

    Alexander, Kwame, author.

    Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

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    Keeping the moon

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    Keeping the moon

    Dessen, Sarah.

    Fifteen-year-old Colie, a former fat girl, spends the summer working as a waitress in a beachside restaurant, staying with her overweight and eccentric Aunt Mira, and trying to explore her sense of self.

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    The skin I'm in

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    The skin I'm in

    Flake, Sharon.

    Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on her face and makes some discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like.

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    Forest born

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    Forest born

    Hale, Shannon.

    When her beloved forest no longer gives her comfort and her brother Razo invites Rinna to the city to be one of Queen Ani's waiting women, she happily accepts, only to discover her own strength comes from places both expected and unexpected.

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    River secrets

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    River secrets

    Hale, Shannon.

    Young Razo travels from Bayern to Tira at war's end as part of a diplomatic corps, but mysterious events in the Tiran capital fuel simmering suspicions and anger, and Razo must spy out who is responsible before it is too late and he becomes trapped in an enemy land.

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    Where the boys are

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    Where the boys are

    Hall, John.

    When seventeen-year-old Ben Harris meets a beautiful guest at the summer resort where he works, in secret shame, as a cleaning "maid," he wonders if telling her the truth about his summer job will mean losing her forever.

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    Nothing but the truth

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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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    Letting go of Bobby James, or, How I found myself of steam

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    Letting go of Bobby James, or, How I found myself of steam

    Hobbs, Valerie.

    After being left by her husband at a gas station in Florida, sixteen-year-old Sally Jo Walker, also known as Jody, makes some difficult decisions and a better life for herself.

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    Dumplin'

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    Dumplin'

    Murphy, Julie, 1985-

    Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs.

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    Puddin'

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    Puddin'

    Murphy, Julie, 1985- author.

    "Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster--and to kiss the boy she's crushing on. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she's more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing that they might have more in common than they ever imagined"--Amazon.com.

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    Alice alone #13

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    Alice alone #13

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Alice's first year in high school gets off to a difficult start when she and her boyfriend Patrick break up, but with the help of her father, older brother, and best friends, she gains a better sense of her own self-worth.

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    Two or three things I forgot to tell you

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    Two or three things I forgot to tell you

    Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-

    "When their best friend, Tink, dies from an apparent suicide, high school seniors Merissa and Nadia are alientated by their secrets, adrift from each other and from themselves"--Provided by publisher.

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    Breaking

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    Breaking

    Rollins, Danielle (Author), author.

    Charlotte, an outsider at prestigious Underhill Preparatory Institute, must decide if she's willing to risk her own safety and sanity to discover the truth about her two best friends' suicides.

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    What my girlfriend doesn't know

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    What my girlfriend doesn't know

    Sones, Sonya.

    Fourteen-year-old Robin Murphy is so unpopular at high school that his name is slang for "loser," and so when he begins dating the beautiful and popular Sophie her reputation plummets, but he finds acceptance as a student in a drawing class at Harvard.

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    Story of a girl

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    Story of a girl : a novel

    Zarr, Sara.

    In the three years since her father caught her in the back seat of a car with an older boy, sixteen-year-old Deanna's life at home and school has been a nightmare, but while dreaming of escaping with her brother and his family, she discovers the power of forgiveness.

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    Sweethearts

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    Sweethearts : a novel

    Zarr, Sara.

    After losing her soul mate, Cameron, when they were nine, Jennifer, now seventeen, transformed herself from the unpopular fat girl into the beautiful and popular Jenna, but Cameron's unexpected return dredges up memories that cause both social and emotional turmoil.

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    I am the messenger

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    I am the messenger

    Zusak, Markus.

    After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.

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    I am the messenger

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    I am the messenger

    Zusak, Markus.

    After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.

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    Booked

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    Booked

    Alexander, Kwame, author.

    Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

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    I, Amber Brown

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    I, Amber Brown

    Danziger, Paula, 1944-

    Because her divorced parents share joint custody of her, nine-year-old Amber suffers from lack of self-esteem and feels that she is a piece of jointly-owned property.

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    Chicken boy

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    Chicken boy

    Dowell, Frances O'Roark.

    Since the death of his mother, Tobin's family life and school life have been in disarray, but after he starts raising chickens with his seventh-grade classmate, Henry, everything starts to fall into place.

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    The Ugly One

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    The Ugly One

    Ellis, Leanne Statland.

    "At the height of the Incan empire, a girl called the Ugly One because of a disfiguring scar on her face, seeks to have the scar removed and instead finds a life path as a shaman"--Provided by publisher.

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    Absolutely almost

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    Absolutely almost

    Graff, Lisa (Lisa Colleen), 1981-

    Ten-year-old Albie has never been the smartest, tallest, best at gym, greatest artist, or most musical in his class, as his parents keep reminding him, but new nanny, Calista, helps him uncover his strengths and take pride in himself.

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    Shug

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    Shug

    Han, Jenny.

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

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    Marvin and the mean words

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    Marvin and the mean words

    Kline, Suzy.

    Marvin overhears remarks made by his second-grade teacher and is sure she hates him.

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    Liar, liar, pants on fire

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    Liar, liar, pants on fire

    Korman, Gordon.

    Zoe, an imaginative third grader, thinks that she has to make things up to be interesting, until a good friend and an eagle convince her that she does not have to lie to be special.

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    Too nice

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    Too nice

    Pellegrino, Marjorie White.

    While gardening with her grandfather after a rough first week of fourth grade, Amy learns that it's sometimes better to stand up for herself, rather than just trying to be nice.

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    Sunny

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    Sunny

    Reynolds, Jason.

    Sunny, the Defenders' best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother's death, but with his coach's help Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing.

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    When the circus came to town

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    When the circus came to town

    Yep, Laurence.

    An Asian cook and a Chinese New Year celebration help a ten-year-old girl at a Montana stage coach station to regain her confidence after smallpox scars her face.

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    I like myself!

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    I like myself!

    Beaumont, Karen.

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    I am enough

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    I am enough

    Byers, Grace, author.

    Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.

    Due 10/21/19

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    Spaghetti in a hot dog bun

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    Spaghetti in a hot dog bun : having the courage to be who you are

    Dismondy, Maria.

    Lucy decides to help Ralph when he is in trouble, despite the fact that he teases her for being different.

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    The sissy duckling

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    The sissy duckling

    Fierstein, Harvey, 1954-

    Elmer the duck is teased because he is different, but he proves himself by not only surviving the winter, but also saving his Papa.

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    Jamaica and the substitute teacher

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    Jamaica and the substitute teacher

    Havill, Juanita.

    Jamaica copies from a friend during a spelling test because she wants a perfect paper, but her substitute teacher Mrs. Duval helps her understand that she does not have to be perfect to be special.

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    Of corn silk and black braids

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    Of corn silk and black braids

    Johnson, Vincent L.

    After one bad hair day, Sarah doesn't feel good about herself, but Aunt Lubelle brings soothing comfort, a gentle touch, and ideas for a new hairstyle as Sarah discovers her deep down beauty.

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    Beautiful

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    Beautiful

    McAnulty, Stacy.

    Two friends discover beauty all around them, as well as inside of themselves.

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    Daisy and the doll

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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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    The talking cloth

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    The talking cloth

    Mitchell, Rhonda.

    When Amber and her father go to visit her Aunt Phoebe, she wraps herself in cloth from Ghana and learns the significance of the colors and symbols to the Ashanti people.

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    It's okay to be different

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    It's okay to be different

    Parr, Todd.

    Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such as being a different color, needing some help, being adopted, and having a different nose.

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    It's okay to make mistakes

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    It's okay to make mistakes

    Parr, Todd.

    Presents a series of situations in which taking chances and trying new things can lead to good results, even if there were mistakes along the way.

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    The junkyard wonders

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    The junkyard wonders

    Polacco, Patricia.

    Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders."

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    I want your moo

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    I want your moo : a story for children about self-esteem

    Weiner, Marcella Bakur, 1925-

    Disliking her appearance and the gobbling noise she makes, Toodles the Turkey tries to persuade other animals to give her their sounds.

    Lost

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    What do you do with an idea?

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    What do you do with an idea?

    Yamada, Kobi, author.

    A boy has an idea which makes him uncomfortable at first but he discovers it is magical and that, no matter what other people say, he should give it his attention.

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