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    Silvera, Adam, 1990-, author.

    After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.

    Due 09/13/19

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    The closest I've come

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    The closest I've come

    Aceves, Fred, author.

    Marcos Rivas is desperate to escape the projects, his neglectful mother, and her abusive boyfriend, but when he is picked for a class at his high school targeting smart students who are underperforming, he initially resists.

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    Close to famous

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    Close to famous

    Bauer, Joan, 1951-

    Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.

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    Money hungry

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    Money hungry

    Flake, Sharon.

    All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again.

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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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    Mahalia

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    Mahalia

    Horniman, Joanne.

    When his girlfriend leaves him and their five-month-old baby, seventeen-year-old Matt struggles to make a life for himself and Mahalia, the daughter he adores.

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    Soul moon soup

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    Soul moon soup

    Johnson, Lindsay Lee.

    After her father leaves and Phoebe and her mother struggle to survive in the city, Phoebe finally goes to the country to live with her grandmother, where she learns family secrets and hopes her mother will return for her.

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    Almost perfect

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    Almost perfect

    Katcher, Brian.

    With his mother working long hours and in pain from a romantic break-up, eighteen-year-old Logan feels alone and unloved until a zany new student arrives at his small-town Missouri high school, keeping a big secret.

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    Private Peaceful

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    Private Peaceful

    Morpurgo, Michael.

    When Thomas Peaceful's older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although he is only fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, and himself.

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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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    Alice on the outside #11

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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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    Alice the brave #7

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    Alice the brave #7

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    The summer before eighth grade, Alice tries to confront her fears, not the least of which is a fear of deep water.

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    Lovingly Alice Prequel #3

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    Lovingly Alice Prequel #3

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Fifth grade is tumultuous for Alice as she tries to help others through the many changes occurring at home and in school, including learning about sex when Rosalind gets her period and shares a book that explains what is happening.

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    Outrageously Alice #9

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    Outrageously Alice #9

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Alice is in the eighth grade, and while she wants her life to be exciting and outrageous, she also wants to feel protected and safe.

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    Patiently Alice #15

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    Patiently Alice #15

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    The summer after ninth grade, Alice and her friends spend three weeks working as assistant counselors at a camp for disadvantaged children and cope with all kinds of changes.

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    A monster calls

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    A monster calls : a novel

    Ness, Patrick, 1971-

    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 that wants him to face truth and loss.

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    Twelve steps to normal

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    Twelve steps to normal

    Penn, Farrah, author.

    Upon returning from a year in Oregon to Texas and her alcoholic father, Kira is distressed to find three of her father's rehab friends staying at her home, while her own friends seem distant.

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    More happy than not

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    More happy than not

    Silvera, Adam, 1990- author.

    After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.

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    To be perfectly honest

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    To be perfectly honest : a novel based on an untrue story

    Sones, Sonya.

    Fifteen-year-old Colette is a compulsive liar spending a miserable summer in San Luis Obispo, California, babysitting her seven-year-old brother while her famous mother shoots a movie, but things look up when Connor enters the scene.

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    Because you'll never meet me

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    Because you'll never meet me

    Thomas, Leah, 1989- author.

    Ollie, who has seizures when near electricity, lives in a backwoods cabin with his mother and rarely sees other people, and Moritz, born with no eyes and a heart defect that requires a pacemaker, is bullied at his high school, but when a physician who knows both suggests they begin corresponding, they form a strong bond that may get them through dark times.

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    And she was

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    And she was

    Verdi, Jessica, author.

    When Dara finds her birth certificate, she is puzzled to find two strange names on it, but when her mother, Mellie, reveals that she is transgender and transitioned when Dara's biological mother died soon after Dara's birth, Dara is stunned and angry--and she sets off with her friend Sam, in search of the grandparents she never knew existed (and who may be able to fund her tennis career), and the family secrets she can only guess at.

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    What you left behind

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    What you left behind

    Verdi, Jessica, author.

    Seventeen-year-old Ryden's life was changed forever when his girlfriend discovered she was pregnant and stopped chemotherapy, and now, raising Hope with his mother's help and longing for the father he never knew, he meets smart and sexy Jodi and gains a new perspective.

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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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    True believer

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    True believer

    Wolff, Virginia Euwer.

    Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it--an occasion to rise to.

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    Putting makeup on the fat boy

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    Putting makeup on the fat boy

    Wright, Bil.

    Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy's cosmetics counter, his sister's abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate.

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    Amulet: Supernova / #8

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    Amulet: Supernova / #8

    Kibuishi, Kazu, 1978-

    When Emily loses control of her Amulet, she is imprisoned in the Void, where she must escape the influence of the Voice, while her brother, Navin, travels to a space station where the Resistance is preparing to battle the approaching Shadow forces.

    Due 09/02/19

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    The Penderwicks on Gardam Street / #2

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    The Penderwicks on Gardam Street / #2

    Birdsall, Jeanne.

    The four Penderwick sisters are faced with the unimaginable prospect of their widowed father dating, and they hatch a plot to stop him.

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    The Penderwicks

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    The Penderwicks [a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy]

    Birdsall, Jeanne.

    While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

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    My one hundred adventures

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    My one hundred adventures

    Horvath, Polly.

    Twelve-year-old Jane, who lives at the beach in a run-down old house with her mother, two brothers, and sister, has an eventful summer accompanying her pastor on Bible deliveries, meeting former boyfriends of her mother's, and being coerced into babysitting for a family of ill-mannered children.

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    Lenny's space

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    Lenny's space

    Banks, Kate, 1960-

    Nine-year-old Lenny gets in trouble and has no friends because he cannot control himself in school and his interests are not like those of his classmates, until he starts visiting Muriel, a counselor, and meets Van, a boy his age who has leukemia.

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    The Penderwicks

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    The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy / #1

    Birdsall, Jeanne.

    While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The Penderwicks in Spring / #4

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    The Penderwicks in Spring / #4

    Birdsall, Jeanne.

    As spring arrives on Gardam Street, there are surprises in store for each Penderwick, from neighbor Nick Geiger's return from the war to Batty's new dog-walking business, but her plans to use her profits to surprise her family on her eleventh birthday go astray.

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    The Penderwicks on Gardam Street / #2

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    The Penderwicks on Gardam Street / #2

    Birdsall, Jeanne.

    The four Penderwick sisters are faced with the unimaginable prospect of their widowed father dating, and they hatch a plot to stop him.

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    Finding Langston

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    Finding Langston

    Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

    Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.

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    Free baseball

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    Free baseball

    Corbett, Sue.

    Eleven-year-old Felix becomes a bat boy for a minor league baseball team, hoping to someday be like his father, a famous Cuban outfielder.

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    The Field Guide / The Spiderwick Chronicles / #1

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    The Field Guide / The Spiderwick Chronicles / #1

    DiTerlizzi, Tony.

    When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

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    The Ironwood Tree / The Spiderwick Chronicles / #4

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    The Ironwood Tree / The Spiderwick Chronicles / #4

    DiTerlizzi, Tony.

    The Grace children, Jared, Simon, and Mallory, having discovered a field guide to fairies and other magical creatures at their Aunt Lucinda's house, find themselves the victims of mean tricks designed to get them to give up the book.

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    The Seeing Stone / The Spiderwick Chronicles / #2

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    The Seeing Stone / The Spiderwick Chronicles / #2

    DiTerlizzi, Tony.

    When Mallory and Jared attempt to rescue Simon from goblins, they use a magical stone which enables them to see things that are normally invisible.

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    The Wrath of Mulgarath / The Spiderwick Chronicles / #5

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    The Wrath of Mulgarath / The Spiderwick Chronicles / #5

    DiTerlizzi, Tony.

    The Grace children, Jared, Simon, and Mallory square off against an evil ogre who has kidnapped their mother. They enlist help of a brownie, hobgoblin and more in their quest to reunite their family.

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    The big time

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    The big time : a football genius novel

    Green, Tim, 1963-

    Agents and lawyers come knocking after Troy leads his football team, the Atlanta Falcons, to the Georgia State Championship, but his life gets complicated when one of the lawyers turns out to be the father he never knew.

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    My one hundred adventures

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    My one hundred adventures

    Horvath, Polly.

    Twelve-year-old Jane, who lives at the beach in a run-down old house with her mother, two brothers, and sister, has an eventful summer accompanying her pastor on bible deliveries, meeting former boyfriends of her mother's, and being coerced into babysitting for a family of ill-mannered children.

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    Secret Saturdays

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    Secret Saturdays

    Maldonado, Torrey.

    Justin, a fatherless twelve-year-old in a dangerous neighborhood in New York, starts to worry about his friend Sean, who has started telling lies and getting into trouble at school, and when he suspects that the change in attitude is connected to mysterious trips Sean takes with his mother, he tries to get involved.

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    Junebug

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    Junebug

    Mead, Alice.

    An inquisitive young boy who lives with his mother and younger sister in a rough housing project in New Haven, Connecticut, approaches his tenth birthday with a mixture of anticipation and worry.

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    Elizabeth and Zenobia

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    Elizabeth and Zenobia

    Miller, Jessica, 1985-

    When timid Elizabeth's father takes her and her fearless friend, Zenobia, to his family home, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost there, and then Elizabeth learns she had an aunt who disappeared from the house years ago.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Alice in April #5

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    Alice in April #5

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    While trying to survive seventh grade, Alice discovers that turning thirteen will make her the Woman of the House at home, so she starts a campaign to get more appreciated for taking care of her father and older brother.

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    Alice in Blunderland Prequel #2

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    Alice in Blunderland Prequel #2

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Fourth-grader Alice tries unsuccessfully to avoid embarrassing mistakes and to establish better relations with her older brother Lester.

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    Alice in lace #8

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    Alice in lace #8

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    While planning a wedding as part of an assignment for her eighth-grade health class, Alice thinks about her father's and older brother's love lives and learns that you cannot prepare for all of life's decisions.

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    Alice in rapture, sort of #2

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    Alice in rapture, sort of #2

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    The summer before she enters the seventh grade becomes the summer of Alice's first boyfriend, and she discovers that love is about the most mixed-up thing that can possibly happen to you, especially since she has no mother to go to for advice.

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    Reluctantly Alice #3

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    Reluctantly Alice #3

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Alice experiences the joys and embarrassments of seventh grade while advising her father and older brother on their love lives.

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    Starting with Alice Prequel #1

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    Starting with Alice Prequel #1

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    After she, her older brother, and their father move from Chicago to Maryland, Alice has trouble fitting into her new third grade class, but with the help of some new friends and her own unique outlook, she survives.

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    Sea legs

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    Sea legs

    Shearer, Alex.

    Twin brothers Eric and Clive are ready for adventure on the high seas, so instead of staying with their grandparents yet again, they stow away on the cruise ship on which their father serves as Senior Steward.

    Due 09/04/19

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    Dream on, Amber

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    Dream on, Amber

    Shevah, Emma.

    Amber's Japanese father left when she was little, and her sister Bella was just a baby, so now she fills in the frustrating gap in her life with imagined conversations, and writes letters to Bella that seem to come from their father.

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    Almost paradise

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    Almost paradise

    Shofner, Corabel.

    When twelve-year-old Ruby's mother goes to jail, Ruby finds her Aunt Eleanor, an ornery nun with some dark secrets, who Ruby hopes will help free her mother.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Only Emma

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    Only Emma

    Warner, Sally.

    Third-grader Emma's peaceful life as an only child is disrupted when she has to temporarily share her tidy bedroom with four-year-old Anthony Scarpetto, a bona fide "pain in the patootie.".

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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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    The moonlight man

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    The moonlight man

    Wright, Betty Ren.

    When their father moves them for the seventh time in the five years since their mother's death, Jenny and her younger sister hope to stay in this latest house and try to find out about the malevolent ghost who seems bent on getting revenge on their elderly neighbors.

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    The best single mom in the world

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    The best single mom in the world : how I was adopted

    Zisk, Mary.

    A girl tells how her mother decided to become a single parent and traveled overseas to adopt her and describes their happy life as a family.

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