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    I am not a slut : slut-shaming in the age of the Internet

    Tanenbaum, Leora, 1969-

    The author of the groundbreaking work Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming in the age of sexting, tweeting, and "liking." She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before and offers wisdom and strategies for alleviating its destructive effects on young women's lives. Young women are encouraged to express themselves sexually. Yet when they do, they are derided as "sluts." Caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages, young women are confused. To fulfill the contradictory roles of being sexy but not slutty, they create an "experienced" identity on social media-even if they are not sexually active - while ironically referring to themselves and their friends as "sluts." But this strategy can become a weapon used against young women in the hands of peers who circulate rumors and innuendo - elevating age-old slut-shaming to deadly levels, with suicide among bullied teenage girls becoming increasingly common. Now, Leora Tanenbaum revisits her influential work on sexual stereotyping to offer fresh insight into the digital and face-to-face worlds contemporary young women inhabit. She shares her new research, involving interviews with a wide range of teenage girls and young women from a variety of backgrounds as well as parents, educators, and academics. Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms young women currently use and points them in a new direction to eradicate slut-shaming for good.

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    We are displaced : my journey and stories from refugee girls around the world

    Yousafzai, Malala, 1997- author.

    "Nobel Peace Prize winner Yousafzai shares her own story of displacement, along with the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her various journeys to refugee camps and the cities where refugee girls and their families have settled"--Provided by publisher.

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    Ore

    Boys & sex : young men on hookups, love, porn, consent, and navigating the new masculinity

    Orenstein, Peggy, author.

    "To understand girls and sex, we also need to talk about boys and sex. Today's young men are subject to the same cultural forces as their female peers. They are steeped in the distorted media images and binary stereotypes of female sexiness and toxic masculinity which shape how they, too, navigate sexual and emotional relationships. In [this book, the author] uses the same fascinating mix of anecdote and research to reveal how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy. Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, [the author] takes an unprecedented look at the myriad factors that are shaping boys' ideas of sex, girls, and masculinity"--Provided by publisher.

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    Everyday sexism

    Bates, Laura, active 2014, [author]

    In a culture that's driven by social media, women are using this online space to come together, share their stories and encourage a new generation to recognise the problems that women face. This book is a call to arms in a new wave of feminism, and it proves sexism is endemic - socially, politically and economically - but women won't stand for it.

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    HES

    Am I thin enough yet? : the cult of thinness and the commercialization of identity

    Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Janice.

    Explores why women feel the way they do about their minds and bodies, specifically highlighting the notions that thinness is beauty and that a woman's body is more important than her mind.

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    Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide

    Kristof, Nicholas D., 1959-

    Two Pulitzer Prize winners issue a call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world. They show that a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad and that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women's potential.

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    Mad

    The what's happening to my body? book for boys : the new growing-up guide for parents and sons

    Madaras, Lynda.

    Discusses the changes that take place in a boy's body during puberty, including information on the body's changing size and shape, the growth spurt, reproductive organs, pubic hair, beards, pimples, voice changes, wet dreams, and puberty in girls.

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    Gad

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    Cha
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    The dreaming

    Chan, Queenie.

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    The dreaming

    Chan, Queenie.

    Amber and Jeanie stay at Greenwich College after the discovery of Millie's body. Amber is tormented by dreams, while Jeanie is determined to discover what lies behind the history of girls disappearing in the bush surrounding the school.

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    Cha
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    The dreaming

    Chan, Queenie.

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    741.5
    Nai

    Courtney Crumrin's monstrous holiday

    Naifeh, Ted.

    "Courtney and Uncle Aloysius go on a European holiday and though it's supposed to be a vacation, the supernatural is drawn to Courtney like a moth to a flaming candelabra! While Aloysius meets up with some old friends, Courtney makes some new ones: uniting lovers separated by the full moon, and exciting the interest of a pale young man. But will it be puppy love or unending thrall? This volume collects 'Courtney Crumrin & the Fire-Thief's Tale' and 'Courtney Crumrin & the Prince of Nowhere'" -- from publisher's web site.

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    OMa

    Seconds

    O'Malley, Bryan Lee, author, illustrator.

    "Katie's got it pretty good. She's a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie's life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all--but they don't come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over: 1. Write your mistake 2. Ingest one mushroom 3. Go to sleep 4. Wake anew. And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She's also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms--and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it's against the rules. But Katie doesn't care about the rules--and she's about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions" -- from publisher's web site.

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    OMa

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the world

    O'Malley, Bryan Lee.

    Does Scott and Ramona's burgeoning relationship have a future? Isn't Scott still supposedly dating Knives Chau? Who is Ramona's second evil ex-boyfriend, and why is he in Toronto? Who are The Clash At Demonhead, and what kind of bizarre art-punky music do they play? Who's their hot girl keyboardist, and what is Scott's relation to her? Why are they Knives Chau's new favorite band?.

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    741.5
    Shi

    Wandering son

    Shimura, Takako, 1973-

    V.1: "The fifth grade. The threshold to puberty, and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki have happy homes, loving families, and are well-liked by their classmates. But they share a secret that further complicates a time of life that is awkward for anyone: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy."--P. [4] of cover.

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    Ms. Marvel

    Wilson, G. Willow, 1982-, author.

    Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine's Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance...but Ms. Marvel is! Well sort of - by crashing it attempting to capture Asgard's most annoying trickster! Yup, it's a special Valentine's Day story featuring Marvel's favorite charlatan, Loki, the Asgardian trickster god. And when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with ... crush! Because this new kid is really, really cute. What are these feelings, Kamala Khan?.

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    Mov

    The movie book

    Including more than 100 of the best movies made, from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Boyhood, the book contains highlights taken from every genre and every part of the world-- from neorealism to the New Wave, and from crime thriller to romantic comedy, fantasy, and sci-fi. The Movie Book is the perfect introduction to film history. Adapted from book jacket.

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    796.323
    Ree

    Dust bowl girls : the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory

    Reeder, Lydia, author.

    "At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream. He shaped the Cardinals into a formidable team, and something extraordinary began to happen: with passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls conveys the intensity of an improbable journey to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. And it captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Mac

    A whole new ball game : the story of the all-American girls professional baseball league

    Macy, Sue.

    Describes the activities of the members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the women's professional baseball league that existed between 1943 and 1954.

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    Wel

    Well-read black girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves : an anthology

    "An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees themselves on the pages of a book. In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all--regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability--have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature. Contributors include Jesmyn Ward (Sing, Unburied, Sing), Lynn Nottage (Sweat), Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn), Gabourey Sidibe (This Is Just My Face), Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage), Rebecca Walker (Black, White and Jewish), and Barbara Smith (Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology). Whether it's learning about the complexities of femalehood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, the subjects of each essay remind us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation. As she has done with her book club-turned-online community Well-Read Black Girl, in this anthology Glory Edim has created a space in which black women's writing and knowledge and life experiences are lifted up, to be shared with all readers who value the power of a story to help us understand the world and ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.

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    812.54
    Gil

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    God

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    Kie

    The girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II

    Kiernan, Denise.

    Examines the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history.

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    Reality check

    Abrahams, Peter.

    QB of the varsity football team. Passing grades in all his classes. Dating the hottest€€”and smartest€€”girl at school. Summer job paying more than minimum wage. Things in Cody's world seem to be going pretty well. Until, that is, his girlfriend, Clea, is sent off to boarding school across the country, and a torn ACL ends his high school football career. But bad things come in threes€€”or in Cody's case, sixes and twelves€€”and the worst is yet to come. While limping through town one day, Cody sees a newspaper heading: "Local Girl Missing." Clea, now his ex, has disappeared from her boarding school in Vermont, and the only clue is a letter she sent to Cody the morning of her disappearance. With that as his guide, Cody sets out to find out what happened. Once in Vermont, he unearths the town's secrets€€”and finds out that football isn't the only thing he's good at. Reality Check is another edge-of-your-seat suspense novel by the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author of Down the Rabbit Hole.

    The wrath & the dawn

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    The wrath & the dawn The Wrath and the Dawn Series, Book 1

    Ahdieh, Renée.

    #1 New York Times Bestseller A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she's falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend. She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all. *The book is a Rough Cut Edition (pages are deliberately not the same length).*

    The upside of unrequited

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    The upside of unrequited

    Albertalli, Becky.

    From the award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda comes a funny, authentic novel about sisterhood, love, and identity. "Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can't stop hugging this book." €€”Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss "I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must re-read." €€”Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can't stomach the idea of rejection. So she's careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie's orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly's cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness€€”except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back. There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right? And don't miss Becky Albertalli's Leah on the Offbeat!

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    Alexander, Kwame.

    New York Times Bestseller ˆˆ™ National Book Award Longlist ˆˆ™ ILA-CBC Children's Choice List ˆˆ™ ALA Notable Children's Book ˆˆ™ Book Links' Lasting Connections ˆˆ™ Kirkus Best Book ˆˆ™ San Francisco Chronicle Best Book ˆˆ™ Washington Post Best Bookˆˆ™ BookPage Best Book "A novel about a soccer-obsessed tween boy written entirely in verse? In a word, yes. Kwame Alexander has the magic to pull off this unlikely feat, both as a poet and as a storyteller. " €€” The Chicago Tribune Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/ can't nobody cop you... In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick 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. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!

    How the garcia girls lost their accents

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    How the garcia girls lost their accents

    Alvarez, Julia.

    "AÂÆjoy to read." €€” The Cleveland Plain Dealer ÂÆ Acclaimed writerÂÆJulia Alvarez€€™s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow upÂÆin two cultures. TheÂÆGarcía sisters€€”Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía€€”and theirÂÆfamily must flee their home in the DominicanÂÆRepublic after their father€€™s roleÂÆin an attempt to overthrow brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo is discovered. They arrive inÂÆNewÂÆYork City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in theÂÆCaribbean. In the wondrous but not alwaysÂÆwelcoming U.S.A., their parents tryÂÆto hold on to their old ways as the girls try find new lives: by straighteningÂÆtheirÂÆhair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish. ForÂÆthem, it is at once liberating andÂÆexcruciating to be caught between the oldÂÆworld and the new. Here they tell their stories about being at home€€”andÂÆnot atÂÆhome€€”in America.

    Tiger lily

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    Tiger lily

    Anderson, Jodi Lynn.

    In this stunning reimagining of J. M. Barrie's beloved classic Peter Pan , New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson expertly weaves a gripping tale of love, loss, and adventure. When fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan deep in the forbidden woods of Neverland, the two form an unbreakable bond. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. And yet, she is willing to risk everything€€”her family, her future€€”to be with him. Then an English girl named Wendy Darling arrives on the island. With dangers tightening around them, Tiger Lily soon finds out how far she is willing to go to keep Peter with her in Neverland...and discovers that the deadliest enemies lurk inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

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    Anderson, John David.

    When cell phones are banned at their school, students start communicating through sticky notes left all over the school, triggering a wave of bullying activities in the wake of a new girl's arrival.

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    Anderson, John David.

    From John David Anderson, author of the acclaimed Ms. Bixby's Last Day, comes a humorous, poignant, and original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, and the failures of communication between kids. In middle school, words aren't just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. They can come back to haunt you. Sometimes they can change things forever. When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, Frost and his friends Deedee, Wolf, and Bench come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school. It catches on, and soon all the kids in school are leaving notes€€”though for every kind and friendly one, there is a cutting and cruel one as well. In the middle of this, a new girl named Rose arrives at school and sits at Frost's lunch table. Rose is not like anyone else at Branton Middle School, and it's clear that the close circle of friends Frost has made for himself won't easily hold another. As the sticky-note war escalates, and the pressure to choose sides mounts, Frost soon realizes that after this year, nothing will ever be the same.

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    Feed

    Anderson, M. T.

    Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains. Winner of the LA Times Book Prize. For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play around with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who knows something about what it's like to live without the feed-and about resisting its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a brave new world - and a hilarious new lingo - sure to appeal to anyone who appreciates smart satire, futuristic fiction laced with humor, or any story featuring skin lesions as a fashion statement.

    Don't look back

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    Don't look back

    Armentrout, Jennifer L.

    Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all€€”popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her€€”even if the old Sam treated him like trash. But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory€€”someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

    Orphan train

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    Orphan train A Novel

    Baker Kline, Christina.

    The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel A Piece of the World, coming February 2017. Christina Baker Kline's #1 New York Times bestselling novel€€”the captivating story of a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to long-buried questions...now with an extended scene that addresses the number one question readers ask, and an excerpt from Kline's upcoming novel A Piece of the World. "A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of America's history. Beautiful."€€”Ann Packer Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.

    The passion of dolssa

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    The passion of dolssa

    Berry, Julie.

    The Printz Honor winner that garnered five starred reviews and was hailed by the New York Times as "magnificent"! Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl who's been branded a heretic, on the run from the friar who condemned her mother to death by fire and wants Dolssa executed, too. Botille is a matchmaker and a tavern-keeper, struggling to keep herself and her sisters on the right side of the law in their seaside town. When their lives collide by a dark riverside, Botille rescues a dying Dolssa and conceals her in the tavern, where an unlikely friendship blooms. Aided by her sisters and Symo, her surly but loyal neighbor, Botille nurses Dolssa back to health and hides her from her pursuers. But all of Botille's tricks, tales, and cleverness can't protect them forever, and when the full wrath of the Church bears down upon them, Dolssa's passion and Botille's good intentions could destroy the entire village. From the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning All the Truth That's in Me comes a spellbinding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page and make you wonder if miracles really are possible.

    Tyrell

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    Tyrell

    Booth, Coe.

    An astonishing new voice in teen literature, writing what is sure to be one of the most talked-about debuts of the year. Tyrell is a young African-American teen who can't get a break. He's living (for now) with his spaced-out mother and little brother in a homeless shelter. His father's in jail. His girlfriend supports him, but he doesn't feel good enough for her €€” and seems to be always on the verge of doing the wrong thing around her. There's another girl at the homeless shelter who is also after him, although the desires there are complicated. Tyrell feels he needs to score some money to make things better. Will he end up following in his father's footsteps?

    The diviners

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    The diviners The Diviners Series, Book 1

    Bray, Libba.

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Calibri; min-height: 13.0px} A young woman discovers her mysterious powers could help catch a killer in the first book in The Diviners series€€”a stunning supernatural historical mystery set in 1920s New York City, from Printz Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray. Evangeline O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City€€”and she is ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. When the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfurl in the city that never sleeps. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened....

    Size 12 is not fat

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    Size 12 is not fat Heather Wells Mystery Series, Book 1

    Cabot, Meg.

    Heather Wells Rocks! Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two €€” and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft. The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knows teenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen €€” not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives €€” even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective! But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong . . .

    The crown of embers

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    The crown of embers Fire and Thorns Series, Book 2

    Carson, Rae.

    "Carson joins the ranks of writers like Kristin Cashore, Megan Whalen Turner, and Tamora Pierce as one of YA's best writers of high fantasy."€€”Locus Magazine The second book in Rae Carson's award-winning and New York Times€€“bestselling trilogy! Betrayal, love, and untold power fuel the heroic adventure of a seventeen-year-old princess turned warrior-queen. Fans of Kendare Blake and Sarah J. Maas will be riveted. She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate. Elisa led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as queen should be secure. But it isn't. Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one remains uncertain. To conquer the power she bears, Elisa must journey from the hidden catacombs beneath her own city to treacherous seas and a long-forgotten island. With her go a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man with whom€€”despite everything€€”she is falling in love. If she's lucky, she'll return. But there will be a cost. Don't miss Empire of Dreams, Rae Carson's action-packed return to the world of The Girl of Fire and Thorns, coming in 2020!

    The girl of fire and thorns

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    Carson, Rae.

    "Rae Carson has proved she's a master and has shaken up the YA genre."€€”USAToday.com The first book in Rae Carson's award-winning and New York Times€€“bestselling trilogy! The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a sweeping journey full of adventure, sorcery, heartbreak, and power. Fans of George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones and Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse will devour this fantasy series. Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she has always felt powerless, useless. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king€€”a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. And he's not the only one who seeks her. Fierce enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake. Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young. Most of the chosen do. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten Pick Andre Norton Award Finalist A Texas Tayshas Selection Ohioana Book Award YA winner Don't miss Empire of Dreams, Rae Carson's action-packed return to the world of The Girl of Fire and Thorns, coming in 2020!

    Cross my heart and hope to spy

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    Cross my heart and hope to spy Gallagher Girls Series, Book 2

    Carter, Ally.

    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Times best-selling Gallagher Girls series with this new edition, f eaturing an exclusive epilogue from Ally Carter ! After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester. But that's easier said than done when you're a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world . . . for spies. Cammie may have a genius I.Q., but there are still a lot of things she doesn't know. Like, will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semester? And most of all, why is her mother acting so strangely? Despite Cammie's best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her. She and her friends learn that their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests€€”code name: Blackthorne. Then she's blamed for a security breach that leaves the school's top secret status at risk. Soon, Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls and surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie's name. Even though they have confidence in their spy skills, this time the targets are tougher (and hotter), and the stakes for Cammie's heart€€”and her beloved school€€”are higher than ever.

    Don't judge a girl by her cover

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    Carter, Ally.

    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Times best-selling Gallagher Girls series with this new edition, f eaturing an exclusive new epilogue from Ally Carter ! When Cammie Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), 'exciting' and 'deadly' are never far apart. The girls suddenly find themselves trapped in a kidnapper's plot, with only their espionage skills to save them. Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail, where they struggle to answer the questions Who is after Macey? And how can the Gallagher Girls keep her safe? The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth. . . .

    Only the good spy young

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    Only the good spy young Gallagher Girls Series, Book 4

    Carter, Ally.

    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Times best-selling Gallagher Girls series with this new edition, f eaturing an exclusive new epilogue from Ally Carter ! When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn't know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that's exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her. Now the danger follows her everywhere, and even Cammie 'The Chameleon' can't hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent, Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers€€”or even her own heart. Now the Gallagher Girls must hack, spy, steal, and lie their way to the truth as they discover that the key to Cammie's future may lie deep in the past.

    Out of sight, out of time

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    Out of sight, out of time Gallagher Girls Series, Book 5

    Carter, Ally.

    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Times best-selling Gallagher Girls series with this new edition, f eaturing an exclusive new epilogue from Ally Carter ! The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan€€”an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers that months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie's summer vacation are the bruises on her body and the dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home. Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers. Cammie, her friends, and mysterious spy-guy Zach must face their most difficult challenge yet as they travel to the other side of the world, hoping to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. It's a race against time. The Circle is hot on their trail and willing stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.

    Fire

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    Fire Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 2

    Cashore, Kristin.

    A breathtaking, marvelous Graceling Realm book from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cashore. It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her. Exquisitely romantic, this companion to the highly praised Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters, save for one person who plays a pivotal role in both books. You don't need to have read Graceling to love Fire . But if you haven't, you'll be dying to read it next. This edition includes an article by and an interview with the author. Look for Kristin Cashore's highly-anticipated standalone novel, Jane, Unlimited ! "There are some books that stick with you for years, and Kristen Cashore's Fire is one of them. Thoughtful, steamy and completely original, Fire is YA fantasy at its absolute best."€€”Sabaa Tahir, author of New York Times bestselling Ember in the Ashes on Fire * "There aren't enough words to describe how awesome this book is." €€”Top Pick, Romantic Times , starred review of Fire A New York Times bestseller YALSA, Best Fiction for Young Adults Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Winner 5 starred reviews

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    Labyrinth lost Brooklyn Brujas Series, Book 1

    Cordova, Zoraida.

    The only way to get her family back is to travel to a land in between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland... Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she's not sure she can trust, but who may be Alex's only chance at saving her family. Brooklyn Brujas Series: Labyrinth Lost (Book 1) Bruja Born (Book 2) Praise for Labyrinth Lost: An NPR Best Young Adult Book of 2016 Tor.com's Best YA SFF of 2016 A Bustle Best Book of 2016 Selection A Paste Magazine's Best Books of 2016 "Enchanting and complex. Every page is filled with magic ."€€”Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must Die "... enchants from start to finish . Labyrinth Lost is pure magic." €€”Melissa Grey, author of The Girl at Midnight " Magical and empowering , Labyrinth Lost is an incredible heroine's journey filled with mythos come to life ; but at its heart, honors the importance of love and family."€€”Cindy Pon, author of Serpentine and Silver Phoenix "A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante's Inferno . Very creepy, very magical, very necessary ."€€”Daniel Jose Older, author of Shadowshaper

    The girl in the clockwork collar

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    The girl in the clockwork collar The Steampunk Chronicles, Book 2

    Cross, Kady.

    In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling--or dangerous Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper from the clutches of a devious criminal demanding a trade--the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves. One false move from Jasper, and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens and tightens. From the rough streets of lower Manhattan to elegant Fifth Avenue, the motley crew of teens follows Jasper's elusive trail. And they're about to discover how far they'll go for friendship. More than ever, Finley must rely on powerful English duke Griffin King to balance her dark magic with her good side. Yet Griffin is at war with himself over his secret attraction to Finley...and will risk his life and reputation to save her. Now, to help those she's come to care for so deeply, Finley must infiltrate the criminal gang. Only problem is, she might like the dark side a little too much....

    The mighty miss malone

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    The mighty miss malone

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    In the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award€€“winning Bud, Not Buddy, Bud met a girl named Deza Malone in a Hooverville. This is her story. "We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression has hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When her beloved father leaves to find work, Deza, Mother, and her older brother Jimmie go in search of him, and end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan. Jimmie's beautiful voice inspires him to leave the camp to be a performer, while Deza and Mother find a new home, and cling to the hope that they will find Father. The twists and turns of their story reveal the devastation of the Depression and prove that Deza truly is the Mighty Miss Malone. "Witty and moving . " €€” The Wall Street Journal "The fluidity of the writing, the strong sense of place and time combined with well-drawn characters will captivate and delight. . . . a fitting literary companion to Bud Caldwell." €€” Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Curtis threads important bits of African-American history throughout the narrative. . . . Some readers will feel they are due a bit of happiness; others will be struck by how little has changed in 75 years for the nation's have-nots." €€” Publishers Weekly, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

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    Blue bloods

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    Blue bloods Blue Bloods Series, Book 1

    de la Cruz, Melissa.

    Schuyler Van Alen is confused about what is happening to her. Her veins are starting to turn blue, and she's starting to crave raw meat. Soon, her world is thrust into an intricate maze of secret societies and bitter intrigue. Schuyler has never been a part of the trendy crowd at her prestigious New York private school. Now, all of a sudden, Jack Force, the most popular guy in school, is showing an interest in her. And when one of the popular girls is found dead, Schuyler and Jack are determined to get to the bottom of it. Schuyler wants to find out the secrets of the mysterious Blue Bloods. But is she putting herself in danger? Melissa de la Cruz's vampire mythology, set against the glitzy backdrop of New York City, is a juicy and intoxicating read.

    Wolf pact, the complete saga

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    Wolf pact, the complete saga Wolf Pact Series, Books 1-4

    de la Cruz, Melissa.

    All four parts of the new eBook companion to Melissa de la Cruz''s Blue Bloods series in one place! The ancient wolves were once proud guardians of time. Now they are enslaved in the underworld, mere extensions of Lucifer's will. Lawson''s pack managed to escape this fate by fleeing aboveground. But when the hounds capture the girl Lawson loves, he will risk everything €€” including his own brothers' freedom €€” to win her back. Meanwhile, Bliss Llewellyn is adjusting to humanity after giving up her immortal vampire life. When her Aunt Jane is kidnapped by the Hounds of Hell, Bliss vows to do whatever it takes to save her €€” even if it means joining forces with the dangerously good-looking boy with a wolf''s soul and a too-intimate knowledge of Jane''s captors. Plus, enjoy an excerpt from Gates of Paradise, the explosive finale to the Blue Bloods series!

    Rules of attraction

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    Rules of attraction

    Elkeles, Simone.

    In the second book in Simone Elkeles' New York Times bestselling YA contemporary romance series, b ad boy Carlos Fuentes and good girl Kiara Westford don't mean to fall for each other . . . but in the game of love, there are no rules. Carlos Fuentes feels betrayed when the big brother he idolized, Alex, trades in a life as a gang member for a future with his girlfriend. Even worse, Alex forces Carlos to join him on the straight and narrow path in the United States. Trouble is, Carlos just wants to live on the edge. And ties to his gang in Mexico aren't easy to break, even when Carlos is hundreds of miles away . . . Living with one of Alex's college professors in the Colorado suburbs, Carlos feels completely out of place. He's even more thrown by his sudden feelings for the professor's daughter, Kiara. She's nothing like the wild girls he's usually drawn to. But Carlos and Kiara soon discover that in matters of the heart, the rules of attraction might overpower the dangers and differences keeping them apart. Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles: The Perfect Chemistry Trilogy Perfect Chemistry Rules of Attraction Chain Reaction Better Than Perfect

    Tell me again how a crush should feel

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    Farizan, Sara.

    NOW IN PAPERBACK! €€œFarizan exceeds the high expectations she set with her debut, If You Could Be Mine, in this fresh, humorous, and poignant exploration of friendship and love, a welcome addition to the coming-out/coming-of-age genre.€€ €€” Publishers Weekly, starred review Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is a relief. As an Iranian-American, she€€™s different enough; if word got out that Leila liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when beautiful new girl Saskia shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would. As she carefully confides in trusted friends about Saskia€€™s confusing signals, Leila begins to figure out that all her classmates are more complicated than they first appear to be, and some are keeping surprising secrets of their own. €€œFarizan fashions an empowering romance featuring a lovable, awkward protagonist who just needs a little nudge of confidence to totally claim her multifaceted identity.€€ €€” Booklist, starred review €€œA David Levithan€€“style romance in which a character€€™s sexual identity is neither problematic nor in question, and coming out is just one of many obstacles affecting the course of true love.€€ €€” The Horn Book Magazine €€œFunny, heartwarming and wise.€€ €€” Kirkus Reviews €€œLeila€€™s coming out to her friends and family and her fear of disappointing her parents will resonate with all young adults.€€ €€” School Library Journal €€ø A 2015 ALA Top Ten Rainbow List Title €€ø A 2015 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers  

    Who am i without him?

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    Who am i without him? Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives

    Flake, Sharon.

    Guys and girls get together, get played, and get real. Who Am I Without Him? is a Booklist Top Ten Romance Novel for Teens and is "breaking new and necessary ground"* in twelve short stories about guys and girls falling in and out of love and relationships, testing out ways to communicate with one another, respect each other€€” and respect themselves. This is a complex, often humorous, and always on-point exploration of today's teens determined to find love and self-worth . . . any way they know how.

    Bewitching

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    Flinn, Alex.

    Bewitching can be a beast. . . . Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn't. I go to a new school now€€”one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I'm not still here because I'm stupid; I just don't age. You see, I'm immortal. And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years€€”except for when to take my powers and butt out. I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in the Titanic lifeboat? I don't even want to think about it. Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn't get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl€€”and it isn't an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . bewitching.

    Coraline

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    Coraline

    Gaiman, Neil.

    This edition of New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman's modern classic, Coraline €€”also an Academy Award-nominated film€€”is enriched with a foreword from the author, a reader's guide, and more. When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous. But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

    Symptoms of being human

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    Garvin, Jeff.

    Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in uber-conservative Orange County, the pressure, media and otherwise, is building up in Riley's life.

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    Symptoms of being human

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    Symptoms of being human

    Garvin, Jeff.

    Starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist * YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers * ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults List * 2017 Rainbow A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers. Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in über-conservative Orange County, the pressure€€”media and otherwise€€”is building up in Riley's life. On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it's really like to be a gender fluid teenager. But just as Riley's starting to settle in at school€€”even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast€€”the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley's real identity, threatening exposure. And Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created€€”a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in€€”or stand up, come out, and risk everything. From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be a person.

    The luxe complete collection

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    The luxe complete collection

    Godbersen, Anna.

    Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling series. All four books are included in this collection. Manhattan, 1899: In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent. The Luxe: Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone€€”from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud€€”threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future. Rumors: As rumors fly about the untimely demise of New York's brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, all eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her sister, Diana, the family's only hope for redemption; Henry Schoonmaker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind; even Elizabeth's former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency. Envy: Two months after Elizabeth Holland's dramatic homecoming, Manhattan eagerly awaits her return to the pinnacle of society. But all is not as it seems behind the stately doors of No. 17 Gramercy Park South. Farther uptown, Henry and Penelope Schoonmaker are the city's most celebrated couple. But the newlyweds share little more than scorn for each other. And while the newspapers call Penelope's social-climbing best friend, Carolina Broad, an heiress, her fortune€€”and her fame€€”are anything but secure, especially now that one of society's darlings is slipping tales to the eager press Splendor: When a surprising clue about their father's death comes to light, the Holland girls wonder at what cost a life of splendor comes. Carolina Broad, society's newest darling, fans a flame from her past, oblivious to how it might burn her future. Penelope Schoonmaker is finally Manhattan royalty€€”but when a real prince visits the city, she covets a title that comes with a crown. As society watches what will become of the city's oldest families and newest fortunes, one question remains: Will its stars fade away or will they shine ever brighter?

    The red umbrella

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    Gonzalez, Christina.

    The Red Umbrella is a moving tale of a 14-year-old girl's journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan--an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children, whose parents sent them away to escape Fidel Castro's revolution. In 1961, two years after the Communist revolution, Lucía Álvarez still leads a carefree life, dreaming of parties and her first crush. But when the soldiers come to her sleepy Cuban town, everything begins to change. Freedoms are stripped away. Neighbors disappear. And soon, Lucía's parents make the heart-wrenching decision to send her and her little brother to the United States--on their own. Suddenly plunked down in Nebraska with well-meaning strangers, Lucía struggles to adapt to a new country, a new language, a new way of life. But what of her old life? Will she ever see her home or her parents again? And if she does, will she still be the same girl? The Red Umbrella is a touching story of country, culture, family, and the true meaning of home. "Captures the fervor, uncertainty and fear of the times. . . . Compelling." -- The Washington Post "Gonzalez deals effectively with separation, culture shock, homesickness, uncertainty and identity as she captures what is also a grand adventure ." -- San Francisco Chronicle From the Hardcover edition.

    Half bad

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    Green, Sally.

    "An enthralling fantasy in the Harry Potter tradition."€€” Time magazine "A bewitching new thriller." €€” The Wall Street Journal In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan's father is the world's most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch€€”or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust€€”not even family, not even the girl he loves? In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Exit, pursued by a bear

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    Johnston, E. K.

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author E.K. Johnston comes a brave and unforgettable story that will inspire readers to rethink how we treat survivors . Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn't mean what you think it means. At PHHS, the cheerleaders don't cheer for the sports teams; they are the sports team€€”the pride and joy of a small town. The team's summer training camp is Hermione's last and marks the beginning of the end of...she's not sure what. She does know this season could make her a legend. But during a camp party, someone slips something in her drink. And it all goes black. In every class, there's a star cheerleader and a pariah pregnant girl. They're never supposed to be the same person. Hermione struggles to regain the control she's always had and faces a wrenching decision about how to move on. The rape wasn't the beginning of Hermione Winter's story and she's not going to let it be the end. She won't be anyone's cautionary tale. "E.K. Johnston has a seemingly limitless range.... This is realistic fiction at it's best." €€”The Globe & Mail ˜˜… "Johnston's clever€€”but never precious€€”update of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is unflinching but not at all graphic in its treatment of sexual violence.... Middle and high school readers will pass this powerful, engaging story around and around." €€” Kirkus Reviews, starred review ˜˜… "Fierce and gorgeously drawn, this is a rape story that doesn't focus on victimhood." €€” Booklist, starred review ˜˜… " A beautifully written portrait of a young woman facing the unthinkable, this is a must-buy for high school collections." €€” SLJ , starred review "Exit, Pursued by a Bear is an important new novel comparable with Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson." €€”VOYA. "This story of a cheerleader rising up after a traumatic event will give you Veronica Mars -level feels that will stay with you long after you finish." €€” Seventeen Magazine A NPR Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 A Booklist Best Book of 2016 A New York Public Library 2016 Top Ten Book for Teens A Chicago Public Library Best Teen Fiction of 2016 A Globe & Mail Best Book of 2016 A CBC Best Book of 2016 A Quill & Quire Best Book of 2016 A Bustle Top 30 YA Book of 2016 A Bookish Best Book of 2016 A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year A finalist for Audible's Best Young Adult Audiobook of 2016 A 2017 Ontario Library Association White Pine Honor Book

    Things i should have known

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    Things i should have known

    LaZebnik, Claire.

    An unforgettable story about autism, sisterhood, and first love that's perfect for fans of Jenny Han, Sophie Kinsella, and Sarah Dessen. New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things Julie Buxbaum raved: "I couldn't put it down." Meet Chloe Mitchell, a popular Los Angeles girl who's decided that her older sister, Ivy, who's on the autism spectrum, could use a boyfriend. Chloe already has someone in mind: Ethan Fields, a sweet, movie-obsessed boy from Ivy's special needs class. Chloe would like to ignore Ethan's brother, David, but she can't€€”Ivy and Ethan aren't comfortable going out on their own so Chloe and David have to tag along. Soon Chloe, Ivy, David, and Ethan form a quirky and wholly lovable circle. And as the group bonds over frozen yogurt dates and movie nights, Chloe is forced to confront her own romantic choices€€”and the realization that it's okay to be a different kind of normal.

    Every day

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    Levithan, David.

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[A] wise, wildly unique" ( Entertainment Weekly ) love story from the bestselling co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Will Grayson, Will Grayson about a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life. Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. There's never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It's all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with€€”day in, day out, day after day. With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson , and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist , has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A's world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day. "A story that is always alluring, oftentimes humorous and much like love itself€€” splendorous." €€” Los Angeles Times

    The disreputable history of frankie landau-banks

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    Lockhart, E.

    Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14: Debate Club. Her father's "bunny rabbit." A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school. Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15: A knockout figure. A sharp tongue. A chip on her shoulder. And a gorgeous new senior boyfriend: the supremely goofy, word-obsessed Matthew Livingston. Frankie Landau-Banks. No longer the kind of girl to take "no" for an answer

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    Lucky day I Hunt Killers Series, Book 0.25

    Lyga, Barry.

    This is the story of the small town sheriff who captured one of the world's most ruthless and cunning murderers. A prequel to the New York Times bestselling thriller, I Hunt Killers . It all started with Dead Girl #1 and Dead Girl #2, the first killings in the sleepy town of Lobo's Nod in decades. Two murders: just a coincidence, or something more sinister? One thing's for sure€€”it was definitely inconvenient in a year when Sheriff G. William Tanner, a mourning widower, had to run for reelection. With a trail gone cold, it's only luck that links the murders to the most notorious serial killer in memory. And in a town like Lobo's Nod, the killer must be someone Tanner already knows....

    Burn baby burn

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    Medina, Meg.

    While violence runs rampant throughout New York, a teenage girl faces danger within her own home in Meg Medina's riveting coming-of-age novel. Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora's family life isn't going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit €€” and the hardest to accept.

    Yaqui delgado wants to kick your ass

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    Yaqui delgado wants to kick your ass

    Medina, Meg.

    Winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award! In Meg Medina's compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school€€”and must discover resources she never knew she had. One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn't even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she's done to piss her off. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn't Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn't kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. At first Piddy is more concerned with trying to find out more about the father she's never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy's life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away? In an all-too-realistic novel, Meg Medina portrays a sympathetic heroine who is forced to decide who she really is.

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    Murphy, Julie.

    Soon to be a Netflix film€€”featuring Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, and Dove Cameron, as well as a soundtrack from Dolly Parton! The #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA of the year€€”about Willowdean Dixon, the fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town's beauty pageant. Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed "Dumplin'" by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy's, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn't surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant€€”along with several other unlikely candidates€€”to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does. Along the way, she'll shock the hell out of Clover City€€”and maybe herself most of all.

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    Murphy, Julie.

    The first book from Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'€€” now a Netflix feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, with a soundtrack by Dolly Parton! For fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell comes this powerful novel about a girl with cancer who creates a take-no-prisoners bucket list that sets off a war at school€€”only to discover she's gone into remission. When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend, Harvey, to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge as it is about hope. But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done. Contemporary realistic fiction readers who love romantic stories featuring strong heroines will find much to savor in this standout debut.

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    L8r, g8r Internet Girls Series, Book 3

    Myracle, Lauren.

    It's time for a new generation of readers to discover the phenomenally bestselling and beloved series, told entirely in messages and texts. With a fresh look and updated cultural references, the notorious list-topping series is ready for the iPhone generation. First published in 2004 (holy moly!), ttyl and its sequels follow the ups and downs of high school for the winsome threesome, three very different but very close friends: wild Maddie (mad maddie), bubbly Angela (SnowAngel), and reserved Zoe (zoegirl). Through teacher crushes, cross-country moves, bossy Queen Bees, incriminating party pics, and other bumps along the way, author Lauren Myracle explores the many potholes of teenagedom with the unflinching honesty and pitch-perfect humor that made this series a staple of young adult literature.

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    Ttyl Internet Girls Series, Book 1

    Myracle, Lauren.

    It's time for a new generation of readers to discover the phenomenally bestselling and beloved series, told entirely in messages and texts. With a fresh look and updated cultural references, the notorious list-topping series is ready for the iPhone generation. First published in 2004 (holy moly!), ttyl and its sequels follow the ups and downs of high school for the winsome threesome, three very different but very close friends: wild Maddie (mad maddie), bubbly Angela (SnowAngel), and reserved Zoe (zoegirl). Through teacher crushes, cross-country moves, bossy Queen Bees, incriminating party pics, and other bumps along the way, author Lauren Myracle explores the many potholes of teenagedom with the unflinching honesty and pitch-perfect humor that made this series a staple of young adult literature.

    The ask and the answer

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    The ask and the answer

    Ness, Patrick.

    Part two of the literary sci-fi thriller follows a boy and a girl who are caught in a warring town where thoughts can be heard €€“ and secrets are never safe. Reaching the end of their flight in The Knife of Never Letting Go , Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. They found instead their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, waiting to welcome them to New Prentisstown. There they are forced into separate lives: Todd to prison, and Viola to a house of healing where her wounds are treated. Soon Viola is swept into the ruthless activities of the Answer, while Todd faces impossible choices when forced to join the mayor's oppressive new regime. In alternating narratives the two struggle to reconcile their own dubious actions with their deepest beliefs. Torn by confusion and compromise, suspicion and betrayal, can their trust in each other possibly survive?

    The knife of never letting go

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    The knife of never letting go

    Ness, Patrick.

    A dystopian thriller follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard €€“ and the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret. Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him €€” something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.

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    Monsters of men

    Ness, Patrick.

    In the riveting conclusion to the acclaimed dystopian series, a boy and girl caught in the chaos of war face devastating choices that will decide the fate of a world. As a world-ending war surges around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: To follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most, or thousands of strangers? To believe in redemption, or assume it is lost? Becoming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have known, racing through horror and outrage toward a shocking finale. Includes "Snowscape," a short story by Patrick Ness.

    The living

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    The living The Living Series, Book 1

    Peña, Matt de la.

    Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Peña's The Living is "a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel." [ Entertainment Weekly , A-] Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner€€”how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two . . . every cruise has a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills. But then, an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California and Shy's life is changed forever. The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive€€”and stuck with her. She's blond and she's rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed she'd be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy. And Shy hasn't even faced the worst yet. Look for the thrilling sequel, The Hunted , in bookstores now! Praise for The Living : "De la Peña has created a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel. "- Entertainment Weekly , A- "Action is first and foremost. . . . De la Peña can uncork delicate but vivid scenes. " €€” The New York Times "[ The Living ] is special because of its extraordinary protagonist , Shy, who I haven't been able to shake from my mind in the weeks since I read the book."-John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars "There's no way to classify The Living . It's everything I love mixed into one fantastic, relentless, action-packed story. As always with Matt, the characters are the best part. So real. I loved this book."-James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series [ STAR ] " An addictive page-turner and character-driven literary novel with broad appeal for fans of both."- Kirkus Reviews, Starred [ STAR ] " An excellent, enthralling ride ...a great read for those looking for adventure and survival stories."- VOYA , Starred A Pura Belpré Author Honor Award Winner An ALSC Notable Children's Book Pick

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    Plum-Ucci, Carol.

    The close-knit residents of Hackett Island have never seen anyone quite like Lani Garver. Everything about this new kid is a mystery: Where does Lani come from? How old is Lani? And most disturbing of all, is Lani a boy or a girl? Popular Claire McKenzie isn't up to tormenting Lani with the rest of the high school elite. Instead, she decides to befriend the intriguing outcast. But within days of Lani's arrival, tragedy strikes, and Claire is left questioning herself, her friendships, and, most interesting of all, the possibility that angels may exist on earth.

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    Gracefully grayson

    Polonsky, Ami.

    "Tenderly and courageously told, Gracefully Grayson is a small miracle of a book. Its story is so compelling I found myself holding my breath as I read it and so intimate I felt as if what was happening to Grayson was happening to me. Thank you, Ami Polonsky, for creating this memorable character who will open hearts and minds and very possibly be the miracle that changes lives." €€”James Howe, award-winning and best-selling author of The Misfits What if who you are on the outside doesn't match who you are on the inside? Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: "he" is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender's body. The weight of this secret is crushing, but sharing it would mean facing ridicule, scorn, rejection, or worse. Despite the risks, Grayson's true self itches to break free. Will new strength from an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher's wisdom be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit? Debut author Ami Polonsky's moving, beautifully-written novel about identity, self-esteem, and friendship shines with the strength of a young person's spirit and the enduring power of acceptance

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    Geekerella A Fangirl Fairy Tale

    Poston, Ashley.

    Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale romance€€”now with a special Starfield bonus scene! Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield , the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad's old costume), Elle's determined to win...unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons€€”before he was famous. Now they're nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he's ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake€€”until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

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    Pratchett, Terry.

    Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger , a Printz Honor Book, combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy's rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London. Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content as a sewer scavenger. But he enters a new world when he rescues a young girl from a beating, and her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England. From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd, to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.

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    Creeping with the enemy Langdon Prep Series, Book 2

    Reid, Kimberly.

    Using skills learned from her mom, an undercover cop, Chanti Evans has already exposed lies and made enemies at her posh new school, so she's no stranger to the games people play. But she's learning the hard way that at Langdon Prep, friends can play more dangerous games than any enemy. There's nothing like having someone in your corner when you're the new girl in school, but Chanti can't help suspecting that everything about her new friend, Bethanie, is a lie€€”especially once she starts skipping classes and blowing Chanti off for her mysterious crush, Cole. Chanti really doesn't need the trouble of finding out the truth. She's busy enough trying to convince her hot almost-boyfriend Marco that her amateur sleuthing won't come between them again. But when Bethanie disappears with Cole, Chanti has only one chance to find her€€”even as her investigation puts her love life, and everything else, at risk... "Watch out Nancy Drew...Chanti Evans from the 'hood is the hot new sleuth in town!" €€”Simone Elkeles, New York Times Bestselling Author "Chanti will show why you keep your friends close and your frenemies closer." €€”Ni-Ni Simone on My Own Worst Frenemy

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    My own worst frenemy Langdon Prep Series, Book 1

    Reid, Kimberly.

    Straight outta the Mile High City, Chanti Evans is an undercover cop's daughter and an exclusive private school's newest student. But Chanti is learning fast that when it comes to con games, the streets have nothing on Langdon Prep. With barely a foot in the door, fifteen-year-old Chanti gets on the bad side of school queen bee Lissa and snobbish Headmistress Smythe. They've made it their mission to take Chanti down and she needs to find out why, especially when stuff begins disappearing around campus, making her the most wanted girl in school, and not in a good way. But the last straw comes when she and her Langdon crush, the seriously hot Marco Ruiz, are set up to take the heat for a series of home burglaries€€”and worse... "Watch out Nancy Drew...Chanti Evans from the 'hood is the hot new sleuth in town!" €€”Simone Elkeles, New York Times Bestselling Author "Hot guy, lots of lies, and unbelievable secrets..." €€”Ni-Ni Simone, author of Upgrade U

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    Library of souls Miss Peregrine Series, Book 3

    Riggs, Ransom.

    The New York Times #1 best-selling series. Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience . A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom. The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls . As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he's diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children. They'll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil's Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It's a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all.

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    X A Novel

    Shabazz, Ilyasah.

    A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Cowritten by Malcolm X's daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world. Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's a pack of lies€€”after all, his father's been murdered, his mother's been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There's no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer. But Malcolm's efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he's found is only an illusion€€”and that he can't run forever. X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.

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    Sotomayor, Sonia.

    The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself. She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life. With only television characters for her professional role models, and little understanding of what was involved, she determined to become a lawyer, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney's office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. Through her still-astonished eyes, America's infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book, destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery. From the Hardcover edition.

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    Girl waits with gun Kopp Sisters Series, Book 1

    Stewart, Amy.

    A National Bestseller A New York Times Editors' Choice A September 2015 Indie Next Pick A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book of 2015, Fall/Winter One of USA Today 's "New and Noteworthy" One of New York Post 's "Must-Read" Books One of Cosmopolitan 's "24 Books to Read this Fall" From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family €€” and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared. "A smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time. I loved every page as I followed the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, and resourcefulness." €€” Elizabeth Gilbert

    Code name verity

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    Wein, Elizabeth.

    Oct. 11th, 1943€€”A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy? A Michael L. Printz Award Honor book that was called "a fiendishly-plotted mind game of a novel" in The New York Times, Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other.

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    Westover, Tara.

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER €€ø NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW €€ø ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR €€ø BILL GATES 'S HOLIDAY READING LIST €€ø FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITIC CIRCLE'S AWARD IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK €€ø FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post €€ø O: The Oprah Magazine Time NPR Good Morning America €€ø San Francisco Chronicle The Guardian €€ø The Economist €€ø Financial Times Newsday New York Post theSkimm Refinery29 Bloomberg Self Real Simple €€ø Town & Country Bustle Paste Publishers Weekly Library Journal LibraryReads BookRiot Pamela Paul, KQED New York Public Library An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. "Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover's] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?"€€” Vogue "Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others."€€” The New York Times Book Review.

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    The cure for dreaming

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    Winters, Cat.

    Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl€€”a suffragist€€”in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It's 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia's father, concerned that she's headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she's able to see people's true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she's drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout.

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    Another brooklyn A Novel

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award New York Times Bestseller A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017 The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award€€“winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years. Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything€€”until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant€€”a part of a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion. Like Louise Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood€€”the promise and peril of growing up€€”and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.

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    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery."-- The New York Times Book Review.

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    Yoon, Nicola.

    The instant #1 New York Times bestseller€€”now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly. Risk everything . . . for love. What if you couldn't touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything , Maddy is a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she's ever taken. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black€€”black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster. Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It's an innovative, inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. The movie is available on digital now! everythingeverythingfilm on Instagram @everythingfilm on Twitter @everythingeverythingmovie on Facebook everythingeverythingmovie.com And don't miss Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also A Star , the #1 New York Times bestseller in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions.

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    Yoon, Nicola.

    Soon to be a major motion picture starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton! The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other. Natasha: I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won't be my story. Daniel: I've always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents' high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store€€”for both of us. The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true? *** The #1 New York Times Bestseller A National Book Award Finalist A 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor Book A New York Times Notable Book A BuzzFeed Best YA Book of the Year A POPSUGAR Best Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Booklist Editor's Choice A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens Recipient of the John Steptoe New Talent Award A Walter Award Honor Book " Beautifully crafted ."€€” People Magazine "A book that is very much about the many factors that affect falling in love, as much as it is about the very act itself . . . fans of Yoon's first novel, Everything Everything , will find much to love €€”if not, more€€”in what is easily an even stronger follow up." €€” Entertainment Weekly " Transcends the limits of YA as a human story about falling in love and seeking out our futures." €€”POPSUGAR.com

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    Yousafzai, Malala.

    A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE As seen on Netflix with David Letterman "I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday." When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

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    Zusak, Markus.

    DON'T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY , MARKUS ZUSAK'S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF . The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read . When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist€€“books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. "The kind of book that can be life-changing." €€” The New York Times "Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank." €€” USA Today

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    McCaffrey, Anne.

    Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away, taking shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her.

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    A tree grows in Brooklyn

    Smith, Betty, 1896-1972.

    The story of the Nolan family, including daughter Francie, and life in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn during the early part of the 20th century.

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    Chambers, Veronica.

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    Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx

    Manzano, Sonia.

    "Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. When readers meet young Sonia, she is a child living amidst the squalor of a boisterous home that is filled with noisy relatives and nosy neighbors. Each day she is glued to the TV screen that blots out the painful realities of her existence and also illuminates the possibilities that lie ahead. But--click!--when the TV goes off, Sonia is taken back to real-life--the cramped, colorful world of her neighborhood and an alcoholic father. But it is Sonia's dream of becoming an actress that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life and times. Spiced with culture, heartache, and humor, this memoir paints a lasting portrait of a girl's resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

    Rae, Issa, author.

    "A collection of humorous essays on what it's like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and Black as cool ... [from] Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning ... series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Eleanor Roosevelt : her impact on the civil rights movement, the White House, and the world

    Cooper, Ilene, author.

    "Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice shows young readers how the former First Lady evolved from a poor little rich girl to a protector and advocate for those without a voice. Though now seen as a cultural icon, she was a woman deeply insecure about her looks and her role in the world. But by recognizing her fears and constantly striving to overcome her prejudices, she used her proximity to presidents and her own power to aid in the fight for Civil Rights and other important causes"-- Provided by publisher.

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    American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers

    Sales, Nancy Jo, author.

    Explores the changes in the way teenage girls are growing up in America, discussing the new norms, from extreme behaviors to lack of basic communication skills.

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    Cuando era puertorriqueña

    Santiago, Esmeralda.

    The story of a young girl who leaves Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success.

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    Half the world

    Abercrombie, Joe.

    "Set in the same world as Half a King, Half a World follows a new protagonist, Thorn, a fifteen-year-old girl in training for the king's army. But even as she's learning the ways of war, she's also growing up...and falling in love for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.

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    All out

    Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love, and shape the world around them in this collection in which 17 young adult authors across the queer spectrum come together to write diverse historical fiction for teens.

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    Anderson, John David, 1975-, author.

    When cell phones are banned at their school, students start communicating through sticky notes left all over the school, triggering a wave of bullying activities in the wake of a new girl's arrival.

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    Twisted

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

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    Red queen

    Aveyard, Victoria, author.

    In a world divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities--seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. But Mare risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard --a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.

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    The sky so big and black

    Barnes, John, 1957-

    At the end of the twenty-first century, when the Earth is under the control of a single intelligence known as One True, a group of humans settle on Mars hoping to turn the inhospitable planet into a new home.

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    The atomic city girls

    Beard, Janet, author.

    "In November 1944, eighteen-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesn't officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee has sprung up in a matter of months--a town of trailers and segregated houses, 24-hour cafeterias, and constant security checks. There, June joins hundreds of other young girls operating massive machines whose purpose is never explained. They know they are helping to win the war, but must ask no questions and reveal nothing to outsiders. The girls spend their evenings socializing and flirting with soldiers, scientists, and workmen at dances and movies, bowling alleys and canteens. June longs to know more about their top-secret assignment and begins an affair with Sam Cantor, the young Jewish physicist from New York who oversees the lab where she works and understands the end goal only too well, while her beautiful roommate Cici is on her own mission: to find a wealthy husband and escape her sharecropper roots. Across town, African-American construction worker Joe Brewer knows nothing of the governments plans, only that his new job pays enough to make it worth leaving his family behind, at least for now. But a breach in security will intertwine his fate with Junes search for answers. When the bombing of Hiroshima brings the truth about Oak Ridge into devastating focus, June must confront her ideals about loyalty, patriotism, and war itself."--Page 4 of cover.

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    A red herring without mustard : a Flavia de Luce novel

    Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-

    2nd in the series. Flavia's discovery of an old Gypsy woman who's been attacked in her wagon sends the girl off on an investigation that will reveal more of Buckshaw's secrets as well as new information about Harriet, the mother Flavia never knew.

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    Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd : a Flavia de Luce novel

    Bradley, C. Alan, 1938- author.

    "In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia's blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty-- and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar's wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man's body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. It's amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one's spirits. But what awaits Flavia will shake her to the very core"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The diviners

    Bray, Libba.

    Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.

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    Undertow

    Buckley, Michael, 1969-, author.

    A sixteen-year-old girl is caught in an epic clash of civilizations when a society of undersea warriors marches out of the ocean into modern-day Coney Island.

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    The princess diaries

    Cabot, Meg.

    Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.

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    New boy

    Chevalier, Tracy, author.

    Starting his fifth school in five years, Osei Kokote, a diplomat's son, hoping to survive his first day becomes friends with Dee, the most popular girl in school, but Ian is determined to destroy the budding friendship.

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    Cupcake

    Cohn, Rachel.

    Former "bad girl" Cyd Charisse moves to New York City to live with her half-brother Danny while exploring career options and various relationships, including the one with Shrimp, who is surfing in New Zealand.

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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, Rossamünd 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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    Beautiful music for ugly children

    Cronn-Mills, Kirstin, 1968-

    "Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl's body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents--all while trying to come out as transgendered. An audition for a station in Minneapolis looks like his ticket to a better life in the big city. But his entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out Gabe, the popular DJ, is also Elizabeth from school"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The Boston girl : a novel

    Diamant, Anita, author.

    "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today." She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor. Written with the same attention to historical detail and emotional resonance that made Anita Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman's complicated life in twentieth century America, and a fascinating look at a generation of women finding their places in a changing world"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Dovey Coe

    Dowell, Frances O'Roark.

    When accused of murder in her North Carolina mountain town in 1928, Dovey Coe, a stronged-willed twelve-year-old girl, comes to a new understanding of others, including her deaf brother.

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    Girls dinner club

    Elliot, Jessie.

    Junie, Celia, and Danielle, three ethnically diverse high schoolers in Brooklyn, form a friendship while cooking dinners together and helping one another sort through their romantic entanglements.

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    Tell me again how a crush should feel

    Farizan, Sara, author.

    High school junior Leila's Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates at Armstead Academy, and if word got out that she liked girls life would be twice as hard, but when a new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual, so she struggles to sort out her growing feelings by confiding in her old friends.

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    Friction : a novel

    Frank, E. R.

    When a new girl at the private school Alex attends starts rumors about Alex's favorite teacher, Alex and her eighth-grade classmates are not sure how to act around him or with each other.

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    Dime

    Frank, E. R., author.

    Fourteen-year-old Dime, a foster child in Newark, New Jersey, finds love and family as a prostitute, but when her pimp rejects her for a new girl, will Dime have the strength to leave?

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    Lily and Dunkin

    Gephart, Donna.

    "Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth-grade. Norbert Dorfman, nicknamed Dunkin Dorfman, is bipolar and has just moved from the New Jersey town he's called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change"-- Provided by publisher.

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    An abundance of Katherines

    Green, John, 1977-

    Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

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    An abundance of Katherines

    Green, John, 1977-

    Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

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    The girl is murder

    Haines, Kathryn Miller.

    In 1942 New York City, fifteen-year-old Iris grieves for her mother who committed suicide and for the loss of her life of privilege, and secretly helps her father with his detective business since he, having lost a leg at Pearl Harbor, struggles to make ends meet.

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    Bluish : a novel

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    Ten-year-old Dreenie feels both intrigued and frightened when she thinks about the girl nicknamed Bluish, whose leukemia is making her pale and causing her to use a wheelchair.

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    Pemba's song : a ghost story

    Hegamin, Tonya.

    As fifteen-year-old Pemba adjusts to leaving her Brooklyn, New York, home for small-town Connecticut, a Black history researcher helps her understand the paranormal experiences drawing her into the life of a mulatto girl who was once a slave in her house.

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    Hot girl

    Jordan, Dream.

    Kate, a fourteen-year-old Brooklyn girl and former gang member, risks losing her first good foster family when she adopts the risqué ways of her flirtatious new friend, Naleejah.

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    Skunk girl

    Karim, Sheba.

    Nina Khan is not just the only Asian or Muslim student in her small-town high school in upstate New York, she is also faces the legacy of her "Supernerd" older sister, body hair, and the pain of having a crush when her parents forbid her to date.

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    The gospel of winter : a novel

    Kiely, Brendan, 1977-, author.

    Managing the challenges of his fractured family by taking Adderall, sneaking drinks, and confiding in an abusive priest, Aidan finds support from new friends including a crush, a wild girl, and a swim-team captain with his own secrets.

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    Revival : a novel

    King, Stephen, 1947-

    "In a small New England town over half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife, will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs-- including Jamie's sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed." -- Provided by publisher.

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    Living with Jackie Chan

    Knowles, Johanna, 1970- author.

    "This isn't how Josh expected to spend senior year. He thought he'd be hanging out with his best friends, Dave and Caleb, driving around, partying, just like always. But here he is, miles from home--going to a new school, living with his Jackie Chan-obsessed uncle, Larry. Trying to forget. But Josh can't forget. So many things bring back memories of last year and the night that changed everything. He thinks about it every day. The pain, the shame, the just not knowing are never far from his thoughts. Why is he such a loser? How could he have done what he did? There are moments of peace, like when he's practicing karate paired with Stella, the girl upstairs and his one true friend. When they move together through the katas, Josh feels connected in a way he has never felt before. He wonders if they could be more than friends, but Stella's jealous boyfriend will make sure that doesn't happen. Maybe it doesn't matter. If Stella knew the truth, would she still think he was a true karate man?"--From publisher description.

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    Girl in translation

    Kwok, Jean.

    Caught between the pressure to succeed in America, her duty to their family, and her own personal desires, Kimberly Chang, an immigrant girl from Hong Kong, learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles.

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    Dancing in the streets of Brooklyn

    Lurie, April.

    In 1944, a thirteen-year-old girl grapples with the discovery that "Pa" isn't her biological father, experiences her first romance, and faces hardships dealt to friends in Brooklyn's Norwegian community.

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    The usual rules

    Maynard, Joyce, 1953-

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    Second helpings : a novel

    McCafferty, Megan.

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    Sloppy firsts : a novel

    McCafferty, Megan.

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    A dream so dark

    McKinney, L. L. (Leatrice L.), author

    "Still reeling from her recent battle (and grounded until she graduates high school), Alice must cross the Veil to rescue her friends and stop the Black Knight once and for all. But the deeper she ventures into Wonderland, the more topsy-turvy everything becomes. It's not until she's at her wits end that she realizes--Wonderland is trying to save her. There's a new player on the board; a poet capable of using Nightmares to not only influence the living but raise the dead. This Poet is looking to claim the Black Queen's power--and Alice's budding abilities--as their own. Dreams have never been so dark in Wonderland, and if there is any hope of defeating this mystery poet's magic, Alice must confront the worst in herself, in the people she loves, and in the very nature of fear itself"-- Publisher's description.

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    A blade so black

    McKinney, L. L., author.

    "An ... urban fantasy retelling of Alice in Wonderland ... The first time the nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she's ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head--literally"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Burn baby burn

    Medina, Meg, author.

    Nora Lopez is seventeen during the summer of 1977, when New York is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam. Meg Medina transports us to a time when tempers and temperatures ran high to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit.

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    Mey

    Stars above : a Lunar Chronicles collection

    Meyer, Marissa, author.

    A collection of six stories from the universe of the Lunar Chronicles answer such questions as: How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

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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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    The Beast

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    A visit to his Harlem neighborhood and the discovery that the girl he loves is using drugs give sixteen-year-old Anthony Witherspoon a new perspective both on his home and on his life at a Connecticut prep school.

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    The girl who owned a city

    Nelson, O. T.

    When a plague sweeps over the earth killing everyone except children under twelve, ten-year-old Lisa organizes a group to rebuild a new way of life.

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    Where the crawdads sing

    Owens, Delia, author.

    For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world -- until the unthinkable happens.

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    Snow

    Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-

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    Three girls and their brother : a novel

    Rebeck, Theresa.

    Four siblings are catapulted from obscurity to celebrity when a New York society magazine decides to feature them in a glamorous photo spread.

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    If I was your girl

    Russo, Meredith, author.

    Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.

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    Sac

    The fat girl

    Sachs, Marilyn.

    Jeff, a high school senior, becomes obsessed with creating a new, beautiful, person out of an unhappy fat girl, but when she begins to think independently, he loses control of the situation.

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    Clover

    Sanders, Dori

    After her father dies within hours of marrying a white woman, a ten-year-old black girl learns with her new mother to overcome griet and to adjust to a new place in their rural South Carolina community.

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    The hired girl

    Schlitz, Laura Amy.

    "Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself--because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of--a woman with a future."--Front jacket flap.

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    Lady cop makes trouble

    Stewart, Amy, author.

    "The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun returns with another adventure featuring the fascinating, feisty, and unforgettable Kopp sisters. After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs in Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp became one of the nation's first deputy sheriffs. She's proven that she can't be deterred, evaded, or outrun. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life, and endanger the honorable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right. Lady Cop Makes Trouble sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends with girl reporters and lawyers at a hotel for women. Cheering her on, and goading her, are her sisters Norma and Fleurette that is, when they aren't training pigeons for the war effort or fanning dreams of a life on the stage. Based on a true story, Girl Waits with Gunintroduced Constance Kopp and her charming and steadfast sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. Those readers will be thrilled by this second installment also ripped from the headlines in the romping, wildly readable life of a woman forging her own path, tackling crime and nefarious criminals along the way"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The good Negress

    Verdelle, A. J., 1960-

    After leaving rural Virginia for Detroit in 1963, a young black girl struggles with divided loyalties as she begins to see her family in a new light.

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    The art of being normal

    Williamson, Lisa.

    David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he's gay. The school bully thinks he's a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth, David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal, to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in Year 11 is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long.

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    After Tupac and D Foster

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur's music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.

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    Everything, everything

    Yoon, Nicola, author.

    "The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The care and keeping of friends

    Offers things to consider and suggestions on how to go about making new friends.

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    New moon

    Discusses friendships and how they affect our lives. Includes practical advice, activities, and suggestions for meeting people.

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    AME

    The care and keeping of friends

    Offers things to consider and suggestions on how to go about making new friends.

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    MAR

    Brave girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

    Markel, Michelle.

    Describes how immigrant Clara Lemlich, fought back against the poor treatment of her fellow factory workers and led the largest walkout of women workers in the country.

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    Child soldier : when boys and girls are used in war

    Humphreys, Jessica Dee.

    "[In graphic novel format looks at] Michel Chikwanine's account of his time in a rebel militia, his escape and his efforts to make a new life for himself and his family in Canada..."--Dust jacket.

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    I'm new here

    Howlett, Bud.

    Describes a young Salvadoran girl's experience integrating into an American school.

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    The little mermaid and other fairy tales

    Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875.

    A collection of fairy tales written and adapted by Hans Christian Andersen.

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    The girl who helped thunder and other Native American folktales

    Bruchac, James.

    A collection of illustrated Native American folktales that features the title selection, along with other creation myths and animal fables from Cherokee, Cheyenne, Hopi, Lakota, Pawnee, Seminole, Seneca, and other tribes.

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    Michael Hague's favorite Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales

    Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875.

    A collection of tales including "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "The Little Match girl," "Thumbelina," "The Elfin Hill," "Little Ida's Flower," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Wild Swans," and "The Emperor's New Clothes.".

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    The girl who spun gold

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    In this African American retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin," Lit'mahn spins thread into gold cloth for the king's new bride.

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    My mom's having a baby!

    Butler, Dori Hillestad.

    Provides factual information for children about how babies are created, grow, and are born through the story of a little girl waiting for the arrival of a new brother.

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    Nightlights

    Alvarez, Lorena.

    "Every night, tiny lights appear out of the darkness in Sandy's bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she fell asleep, and in the morning she brings them back to life in her whimsical drawings. When a mysterious new girl appears at school, Sandy's drawings are noticed for the first time... but Morfie's fascination with Sandy's talent soon turns in to something far more sinister"--Back cover.

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    Kristy's Great Idea / The Babysitters Club / #1

    Telgemeier, Raina, author.

    "Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding member of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up--cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls--you can count on them to save the day. Baby-sitting isn't always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship"--Page [4] of cover.

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    Making friends

    Gudsnuk, Kristen.

    "Sixth grade was so much easier for Danny. All her friends were in the same room and she knew exactly what to expect out of life. Now that she's in seventh grade, she's in a new middle school, her friends are in different classes and forming new cliques, and she is totally, completely lost. What Danny really needs is a new best friend! So when she inherits a magic sketchbook from her eccentric great-aunt in which anything she sketches in it comes to life, she draws Madison, the most amazing, perfect, and awesome best friend ever. The thing is, even when you create a best friend, there's no guarantee they'll always be your best friend. Especially when they discover they've been created with magic!"--OCLC.

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    Babymouse: Skater Girl (7)

    Holm, Jennifer L.

    Best gymnast. Best speller. Best kazoo player. It seems everyone has a talent except Babymouse. That is, until Babymouse takes to the ice and surprises everyone with her spectacular spins and jubilant jumps. Until the famous Olympic coach, Coach Bearnakorva, discovers her and asks Babymouse to be her new protege. Will Babymouse's dream of a medal come true? Or is she treading on the ice?.

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    The girl who owned a city

    Jolley, Dan.

    When a plague sweeps over the earth killing everyone except children under twelve, ten-year-old Lisa organizes a group to build a new way of life.

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    Chiggers

    Larson, Hope.

    When Abby returns to the same summer camp she always goes to, she is dismayed to find that her old friends have changed, and the only person who wants to be her friend is the strange new girl, Shasta.

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    The witch boy

    Ostertag, Molly.

    "In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted ... and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family ... and be truly himself"--OCLC.

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    What makes a Cassatt a Cassatt?

    Mühlberger, Richard.

    Presents clues to recognizing the artist's work and identifying her paintings. Color, line, shape, composition, subject matter, and brushwork are revealed through a look at some of the reproductions of her works.

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    Strong is the new pretty : a celebration of girls being themselves

    Parker, Kate T.

    "Real beauty isn't about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images."--Amazon.com.

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    A-tisket, a-tasket

    Fitzgerald, Ella.

    A boy in New York City drops his green and yellow basket and later sees a little girl carrying it around. Based on the version of the children's rhyme as sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

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    New moon

    Examines the role of sports in girls' lives, including the history of women in sports, famous women athletes, great sports for girls, and ways to get involved in athletics.

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    The storyteller

    Weisman, Joan.

    New to the city neighborhood, a Pueblo Indian girl finds a friend in an elderly neighbor with whom she shares stories of her people, and in return hears stories of Miss Lottie's life.

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    Welcome to Samantha's world, 1904 : growing up in America's new century

    Gourley, Catherine, 1950-

    An in-depth look at life for girls and women in America in 1904, discussing city and town life, social reform, new inventions, amusements, and more.

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    Lee Ann : the story of a Vietnamese-American girl

    Brown, Tricia.

    A young Vietnamese American girl describes her family and school life, Saturday activities, and celebration of TET, the Vietnamese New Year.

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    On the Mayflower : the voyage of the ship's apprentice and a passenger girl

    Waters, Kate.

    A twelve-year-old apprentice and a seven-year-old passenger experience the first voyage of the Mayflower.

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    Waira's first journey

    Topooco, Eusebio.

    An Aymara Indian girl has many new experiences and learns more about the history of her people as she and her parents make the long journey from their home in the mountains of Bolivia to the market in Topojo.

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    AME

    Saige

    Haas, Jessie.

    Upset that her New Mexico school can only afford music and art teachers in alternate years, fourth-grader Saige works with her grandmother, Mimi, to plan a fundraiser but when Mimi has an accident, Saige relies on new friend Gabi to help.

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    Happy New Year, Julie

    McDonald, Megan.

    The first Christmas since Julie's parents' divorce is difficult for the whole family, but Julie finds comfort sharing the Chinese New Year traditions of her best friend, Ivy Ling, and thinking about new beginnings.

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    Meet Julie, an American girl, 1974

    McDonald, Megan.

    In 1974, after Julie's parents divorce, she moves to a new San Francisco neighborhood where the school does not have a girls' basketball team, so she fights for the right to play on the boys' team.

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    AME

    Happy birthday, Josefina! : a springtime story

    Tripp, Valerie, 1951-

    Josefina hopes to become a "curandera" or healer like T’a Magdalena, and she is tested just before her tenth birthday when a friend receives a potentially fatal snakebite.

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    AME

    Josefina saves the day : a summer story

    Tripp, Valerie, 1951-

    In 1825 when Josefina trusts a trader in Santa Fe with an important deal, she makes a surprising discovery about this young American who leaves town without paying her.

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    Meet Josefina : an American girl

    Tripp, Valerie, 1951-

    Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.

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    Posted

    Anderson, John David, 1975-, author.

    When cell phones are banned at their school, students start communicating through sticky notes left all over the school, triggering a wave of bullying activities in the wake of a new girl's arrival.

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    Audio
    COD

    Diary of a fairy godmother

    Codell, Esmé Raji, 1968-

    Hunky Dory's mother always told her, "You'll be the wickedest witch wherever the four winds blow." And why not? She was at the top of her class in charm school. She could make flowers wilt like wet spaghetti and thunder rumble like a whale's bellyache. And she could turn any prince into a frog - but she always changed him back. That's when Hunky knew there'd be a problem. Hunky Dory's interest in wishcraft over witchcraft gets her kicked out of charm school. Now she's determined to follow her heart and become a fairy godmother. But how to go about doing it? She gives a woodsman a new mustache, and grants Wolf his strange wish for a grandmother costume. Yet it all seems so unsatisfying, somehow. Finally, motivated by jealousy over her friend Rumpelstiltskin's crush on the girl in the roomful of straw, she meets the ticket to realizing her career dream -- Cinderella.

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    The courage of Sarah Noble

    Dalgliesh, Alice, 1893-

    Remembering her mother's words, an eight-year-old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to bring the rest of the family.

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    The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

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    The family Fletcher takes Rock Island

    Levy, Dana Alison, author.

    Summertime brings the Fletcher Family back to Rock Island where the good times never end, but this summer the boys' favorite lighthouse is all boarded up and with the help from their new neighbors, the Garcia girls, the boys are determined to find out what is really happening with their lighthouse and saving it, no matter what the cost.

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    SCH

    Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy

    Schmidt, Gary D.

    In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot.

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    AVI

    City of orphans

    Avi, 1937-

    In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. Includes historical notes.

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    The story of Ruby Bridges

    Coles, Robert.

    For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.

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    Ruby Bridges

    Donaldson, Madeline.

    Introduces students to the life and historical impact of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American student to attend William Frantz Public School in New Orleans, which caused a riot and brought the tensions between races to the forefront of American society.

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    A girl named Faithful Plum : a true story of a dancer from China and how she achieved her dream

    Bernstein, Richard, 1944-

    Tells the true story of Zhongmei Lei, an eleven-year-old girl in 1977 who won one of twelve spots at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy, and whose determination to remain in the school impressed teachers and students alike; and discusses how Zhongmei, whose name means Faithful Plum, went on to form her own dance company which debuted in New York when she was in her late twenties.

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    LYONS

    Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl

    Bolden, Tonya.

    Presents the personal memoirs of Maritcha Remond Lyons who was born in nineteenth-century New York City and describes how she and her family escaped to Rhode Island during the 1863 Draft riots and how she overcame prejudice to become the first African-American person to graduate from Providence High School

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    Wilma Rudolph

    Streissguth, Thomas, 1958-

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    TAK

    A child in prison camp

    Takashima, Shizuye.

    For three years during World War Two, a Japanese-Canadian girl and her family are imprisoned with thousands of others considered possible security threats.

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    A voice of her own : the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    A biography of an African girl brought to New England as a slave in 1761 who became famous on both sides of the Atlantic as the first Black poet in America.

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    BAL

    Pieces and Players / #4

    Balliett, Blue, 1955-

    "Thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art have been stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world. ... Calder, Petra, and Tommy are no strangers to heists and puzzles. Now they've been matched with two new sleuths -- Zoomy, a very small boy with very thick glasses, and Early, a girl who treasures words . . . and has a word or two to say about the missing treasure. The kids have been drawn in by the very mysterious Mrs. Sharpe, who may be playing her own kind of game with the clues. And it's not just Mrs. Sharpe who's acting suspiciously -- there's a ghost who mingles with the guards in the museum, a cat who acts like a spy, and bystanders in black jackets who keep popping up"--Dust jacket.

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    BAR

    Brand-new school, brave new Ruby

    Barnes, Derrick D.

    Eight-year-old Ruby Booker is headed to a new school where her older brothers rule; however, Ruby has big plans to change that.

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    BEH

    Lucky broken girl

    Behar, Ruth, 1956-

    In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.

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    BRO

    Lola Levine and the ballet scheme

    Brown, Monica, 1969-

    "A new girl has joined Lola Levine's second-grade class. When they get off on the wrong foot, they are forced to spend time together...and learn they have more in common than they thought"--Provided by publisher.

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    BUC

    Enemy in the fort

    Buckey, Sarah Masters, 1955-

    In 1754, with her own parents taken captive, twelve-year-old Rebecca must confront her fear and hatred of the Abenaki when a boy raised by members of that tribe is brought to the fort at Charleston, New Hampshire, just before a series of thefts occurs.

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    Virginia bound

    Butler, Amy, 1968-

    Thirteen-year-old orphaned beggar Rob Brackett is kidnapped from the streets of London and taken to the New World for a cruel tobacco farmer master, who also owns a Pamunkey Native American girl named Mattoume.

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    The summer of the swans

    Byars, Betsy Cromer.

    A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally retarded brother gets lost.

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    Best friends and drama queens / #3

    Cabot, Meg.

    Nine-year-old Allie Finkle's list of rules helps her navigate a tricky situation with a new girl at school.

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    Moving day / #1

    Cabot, Meg.

    Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.

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    The new girl / #2

    Cabot, Meg.

    Guided by her rules, nine-year-old Allie works to get past being just the new girl at school, eagerly awaits the arrival of her kitten, and faces turmoil when her grandmother visits while the family is still settling into their new home.

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    Rockin' reptiles

    Calmenson, Stephanie.

    Because the new girl on the block has only one extra ticket for the most exciting concert ever, two best friends must decide which of them gets to go.

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    Honeysuckle house

    Cheng, Andrea.

    An all-American girl with Chinese ancestors and a new immigrant from China find little in common when they meet in their fourth grade classroom, but they are both missing their best friends and soon discover other connections.

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    Zombie penpal

    McMurtry, Ken.

    Asks the reader to choose the plot line in a story in which the main character begins to suspect the new girl at school is a pen pal who sent letters about zombies in New Orleans and has not been heard from since Hurricane Katrina.

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    COL

    Shadows on Society Hill : an Addy mystery

    Coleman, Evelyn, 1948-

    When her family moves to Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood in 1866, Addy, a former slave, discovers that her new home holds dangerous secrets--including one connected to the North Carolina plantation she escaped from only two years earlier. Includes an educational section on Reconstruction.

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    The courage of Sarah Noble

    Dalgliesh, Alice, 1893-

    Remembering her mother's words, an eight-year-old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to bring the rest of the family.

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    Chloe in India

    Darnton, Kate.

    "Though they're divided by class, language, appearance--you name it--Chloe and Lakshmi have a lot in common. Both girls are new to Class Five at Premium Academy in New Delhi, India, and neither seems to fit in. But they soon discover how extraordinary an ordinary friendship can be and how celebrating our individuality can change the world"--Provided by publisher.

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    DEA

    Dreams in the golden country : the diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish immigrant girl

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    Twelve-year-old Zippy, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, keeps a diary account of the first eighteen months of her family's life on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1903-1904.

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    The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

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    Nikki & Deja

    English, Karen.

    When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.

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    ERD

    The porcupine year

    Erdrich, Louise.

    Twelve-year-old Omakayas, an Ojibwe girl, draws strength from the land and spirits as she and her family endure numerous hardships in their search for a new home in northern Minnesota in 1852.

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    A song for Bijou

    Farrar, Josh.

    Seventh-grader Alex Schrader's life changes when he meets Bijou Doucet, a Haitian girl recently relocated to Brooklyn, and while he is determined to win her heart Alex also learns about dating rules and Haitian culture.

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    A girl, a boy, and a monster cat

    Gauthier, Gail, 1953-

    Three afternoons a week, Brandon reluctantly stays with his imaginative classmate, Hannah, and her oversized cat, Buttercup, playing games, but their adventures really begin when a new neighbor moves in with a ferocious chihuahua named Bucky.

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    GEP

    Lily and Dunkin

    Gephart, Donna.

    "Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth-grade. Norbert Dorfman, nicknamed Dunkin Dorfman, is bipolar and has just moved from the New Jersey town he's called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change"-- Provided by publisher.

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    GOL

    Twerp

    Goldblatt, Mark, 1957-

    In Queens, New York, in 1969, twelve-year-old Julian Twerski writes a journal for his English teacher in which he explores his friendships and how they are effected by girls, a new student who may be as fast as Julian, and especially an incident of bullying.

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    GUT

    Coach Hyatt is a riot! / #4

    Gutman, Dan.

    A.J. believes his new peewee football coach is crazy after she demands the team does push-ups in the mud and tells them to lift up a car, but when she wants to put girls on the team, A.J. thinks the coach is going too far.

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    HAA

    Runaway Radish

    Haas, Jessie.

    When Radish the pony grows too big for the girls who own him, he goes to live at a horse camp where there are always new children for him to train.

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    HAL

    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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    HES

    Love you, soldier

    Hest, Amy.

    Katie, a Jewish girl living in New York City during World War II, sees many dynamic changes in her world as she ages from seven to ten waiting for her father to return from the war.

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    HIC

    Cassie was here

    Hickey, Caroline.

    After moving to a new neighborhood, eleven-year-old Bree's long-forgotten imaginary playmate returns, to the dismay of her parents and brother, but the only other girl on the street is thirteen-year-old Cassie, whose behavior may lead to big trouble.

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    Busybody Nora

    Hurwitz, Johanna.

    Relates the adventures of an inquisitive little girl who lives in a large apartment building in New York with her parents and little brother Teddy.

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    Mango Delight

    Hyman, Fracaswell.

    "When seventh-grader Mango Delight Fuller accidentally breaks her BFF Brooklyn's new cell phone, her life falls apart. She loses her friends and her spot on the track team, and even costs her father his job as a chef. But Brooklyn's planned revenge--sneakily signing up Mango to audition for the school musical--backfires when Mango not only wins the lead role, but becomes a YouTube sensation and attracts the attention of the school's queen bee, Hailey Jo ... Soon Mango finds herself forced to make tough choices about the kind of friend she wants to have ... and, just as important, the kind of friend she wants to be."--Provided by publisher.

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    Toys come home : #3 : being the early experiences of an intelligent stingray, a brave buffalo, and a brand-new someone called Plastic

    Jenkins, Emily, 1967-

    Contains six linked stories that tell how Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic become part of a little girl's toy collection and follow their adventures as they make friends with some of her other toys and try to navigate in the world of real people.

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    The Best Friend Bandit

    Kelley, Marty.

    Initially worried that the new girl in class, Tori, might steal her cookies, Molly is soon faced with a bigger problem--it seems that Tori is stealing Molly's best friend, Kayley.

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    Philippa Fisher and the dream-maker's daughter / #2

    Kessler, Liz.

    Philippa Fisher learns that friendships can be tricky when she finds herself trying to deal with the odd behaviors of her old friend and fairy godsister Daisy, and her new friend Robyn, a sad and secretive girl.

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    Philippa Fisher's fairy godsister / #1

    Kessler, Liz.

    Philippa Fisher, who wants to be able to summon a fairy, is surprised when Daisy, the new girl at school, says she is her fairy godmother--or godsister--who is grudgingly committed to grant three wishes, and Philippa struggles to wish for something that will improve her life instead of making it more difficult.

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    Kin

    Owl in love

    Kindl, Patrice.

    A fourteen-year-old girl, who can transform herself into an owl at will, discovers interesting new relationships with both humans and owls when she develops a crush on her science teacher.

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    Madame Pamplemousse and the enchanted sweet shop / #2

    Kingfisher, Rupert.

    Madeline is thrilled to make a new friend, Madame Bonbon, the owner of an enchanted sweet shop where the candies have magical powers, unaware that she is actually a dangerous enemy from Madame Pamplemousse's past.

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    KOR

    The 6th grade nickname game

    Korman, Gordon.

    Eleven-year-old best friends Jeff and Wiley, who like to give nicknames to their classmates, try to find the right one for the new girl Cassandra, while adjusting to the football coach who has become their new teacher.

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    LEV

    The lions of Little Rock

    Levine, Kristin (Kristin Sims), 1974-

    Twelve-year-old Marlee develops a strong friendship with Liz, the new girl in school, but when Liz suddenly stops attending school and Marlee hears a rumor that her friend is actually an African American girl passing herself off as white, the two young girls must decide whether their friendship is worth taking on integration and the dangers it could bring to their families.

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    LEV

    The family Fletcher takes Rock Island / #2

    Levy, Dana Alison, author.

    Summertime brings the Fletcher Family back to Rock Island where the good times never end, but this summer the boys' favorite lighthouse is all boarded up and with the help from their new neighbors, the Garcia girls, the boys are determined to find out what is really happening with their lighthouse and saving it, no matter what the cost.

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    LIN

    The year of the dog : a novel

    Lin, Grace.

    Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life.

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    LIN

    The year of the rat : a novel

    Lin, Grace.

    In the Chinese Year of the Rat, a young Taiwanese American girl faces many challenges: her best friend moves to California and a new boy comes to her school, she must find the courage to forge ahead with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and she must learn to find the beauty in change.

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    MED

    Juana & Lucas / Big Problems / #2

    Medina, Juana, 1980-, author, illustrator.

    "Juana's life is just about perfect. She lives in the beautiful city of Bogotá with her two most favorite people in the world: her mami and her dog, Lucas. Lately, though, things have become a little less perfect. Mami has a new hairdo and a new amigo named Luis with whom she has been spending a LOT of time. He is kind and teaches Juana about things like photography and jazz music, but sometimes Juana can't help wishing things would go back to the way they were before. When Mami announces that she and Luis are getting married and that they will all be moving to a new casa, Juana is quite distraught. Lucky for her, though, some things will never change -- like how much Mami loves her."--Amazon.com.

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    MED

    Merci Suárez changes gears

    Medina, Meg.

    "Merci Suárez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. They don't have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition. So when bossy Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci's school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna's jealousy. Things aren't going well at home, either: Merci's grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately -- forgetting important things, falling from his bike, and getting angry over nothing. No one in her family will tell Merci what's going on, so she's left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school."--Provided by publisher.

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    MOS

    Amelia's book of notes & note passing : (a note notebook)

    Moss, Marissa.

    The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one.

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    MOS

    Amelia's bully survival guide

    Moss, Marissa.

    Amelia starts fifth grade and is met with new experiences, some good--Space Camp--and some bad--getting bullied, by a very mean girl named Hilary.

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    MOS

    Amelia's notebook

    Moss, Marissa.

    The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one.

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    NEL

    The girl who owned a city

    Nelson, O. T.

    When a plague sweeps over the earth killing everyone except children under twelve, ten-year-old Lisa organizes a group to rebuild a new way of life.

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    PEC

    Past perfect, present tense : new and collected stories

    Peck, Richard.

    A collection of short stories, including two previously unpublished ones, that deal with the way things could be.

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    RUS

    Tales from a not-so-friendly frenemy / #11

    Russell, Rachel Renée.

    "Assigned to attend her archnemesis Mackenzie Hollister's new school for the student exchange week program, Nikki is surprised to learn that there are students at the school even meaner than Mackenzie"--OCLC.

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    SAC

    The boy who lost his face

    Sachar, Louis, 1954-

    David receives a curse from an elderly woman he has helped his schoolmates attack, and he learns to regret his weakness in pandering to others for the sake of popularity before new friends and a very nice girl help him to be a stronger, more assertive person.

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    SCH

    Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy

    Schmidt, Gary D.

    In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot.

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    SCH

    Okay for now

    Schmidt, Gary D.

    Fourteen-year-old Doug Swieteck faces many challenges, including an abusive father, a brother traumatized by Vietnam, suspicious teachers and police officers, and isolation, but when he meets a girl known as Lil Spicer, he develops a close relationship with her and finds a safe place at the local library.

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    STE

    When you reach me

    Stead, Rebecca.

    As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

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    VAN

    How I survived being a girl

    Van Draanen, Wendelin.

    Twelve-year-old Carolyn, who has always wished she were a boy, begins to see things in a new light when her sister is born.

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    FOX

    The fox and the child

    A 10-year-old girl befriends a beautiful wild fox she names Lily. Bit by bit, in woods and fields blanketed by snow and carpeted by wildflowers, the girl and Lily build an extraordinary friendship as the fox leads her human companion on adventures bold, funny, and even sometimes scary.

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    WAT

    Kizzy Ann Stamps

    Watts, Jeri Hanel, 1957-

    Kizzie Ann Stamps is nervous about starting at a new school that was just integrated, and wonders if she and her dog Shag will be allowed to compete in a herding competition because she is African-American.

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    WIL

    Love, Ruby Lavender

    Wiles, Debbie.

    When her quirky grandmother goes to Hawaii for the summer, nine-year-old Ruby learns to survive on her own in Mississippi by writing letters, befriending chickens as well as the new girl in town, and finally coping with her grandfather's death.

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    WIL

    Revolution

    Wiles, Deborah.

    "It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe"--From publisher's description.

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    WIL

    Bad girls

    Wilson, Jacqueline.

    Ten-year-old Mandy must endure torment from three nasty bullies in school, but she finds solace in a new friendship with an older girl.

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    YEE

    Wonder Woman at Super Hero High

    Yee, Lisa.

    "Wonder Woman is an Amazon warrior and princess. She has has never left her home on Paradise Island. But she wants to be a super hero--the best super hero she can be. At Super Hero High, she has to juggle intense training, new frienships, and a roommate who shares every embarrassing moment on social media. Not to mention... Wonder Woman has never seen a boy before. This is going to be harder than she thought"--Back cover.

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    YEP

    Spring Pearl : the last flower

    Yep, Laurence.

    Called boyish by her new family for being able to read and write, twelve-year old orphaned Spring Pearl's "odd ways" help save the family during the 1857 Opium War in Canton, China.

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    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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    The queen of Kentucky

    Whitaker, Alecia.

    Fourteen-year-old Ricki Jo, a Kentucky farm girl, learns that popularity is not all she hoped it would be when the huge changes she makes in her personality and style seem to do more to drive away old friends than to win new ones.

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    Big Bad Wolf

    Archer, Dosh.

    "A choking wolf is rushed to City Hospital, and a lost little girl in a red coat has been found, looking for her missing granny. What on earth did the wolf eat?"--Provided by publisher.

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    The on-again, off-again friend

    Blevins, Wiley.

    "Grace was excited about the first day of school and seeing her best friend Jade from last year. But when Grace finally saw Jade, she was sitting with a new girl who teased and ignored Grace. Because Jade didn't stand up for her friend, Grace felt hurt. Grace's Nana tells her to make new friends and to always stand up for your friends. Includes a glossary, as well as questions to self-check comprehension"--Publisher.

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    Circus girl

    Bogacki, Tomasz.

    When a new girl comes to school while the circus is in town, she helps two classmates become friends.

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    Halmoni and the picnic

    Choi, Sook Nyul.

    A Korean American girl's third grade class helps her newly arrived grandmother feel more comfortable with her new life in the United States.

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    Eddie the bully

    Cole, Henry, 1955-

    Eddie enjoys being mean and bullying his fellow students until a new girl arrives and shows him how good it can feel to be nice.

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    Hattie and the wild waves : a story from Brooklyn

    Cooney, Barbara, 1917-

    A young girl from Brooklyn, New York enjoys her summer at the beach where she can paint and listen to the wild waves.

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    Do princesses have best friends forever?

    Coyle, Carmela LaVigna.

    On a play date, a young girl and her new friend ask one another many questions about what princesses do.

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    A dance like starlight : one ballerina's dream

    Dempsey, Kristy.

    A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of Janet Collins, the first "colored" prima ballerina.

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    Boxes for Katje

    Fleming, Candace.

    After a young Dutch girl writes to her new American friend in thanks for the care package sent after World War II, she begins to receive increasingly larger boxes.

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    My friend and I

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    A young girl makes friends with the new boy next door, and when they have a fight, she discovers that she misses him.

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    Of corn silk and black braids

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    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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    The pink hat

    Joyner, Andrew, (Illustrator), author, illustrator

    "Follows the journey of a pink hat that is swiped out of a knitting basket by a pesky kitten, blown into a tree by a strong wind, and used as a cozy blanket for a new baby, then finally makes its way onto the head of a young girl marching for women's equality"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Henry's first-moon birthday

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    A young girl helps her grandmother with preparations for the traditional Chinese celebration to welcome her new baby brother.

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    Be kind

    Miller, Pat Zietlow.

    "When a young girl named Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better and remembers that Mom always says, "Be kind." But what does it mean to be kind? As the child ponders everything from asking a new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this...story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference--or at least help a friend"--Inside dust jacket.

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    Our Friendship Rules

    Moss, Peggy, 1966-

    Alexandra tells one of her best friend Jenny's most important secrets in an effort to be accepted by a cool new girl at school, and then she must try to rescue her friendship with Jenny.

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    Wings

    Myers, Christopher A.

    Ikarus Jackson, the new boy in school, is outcast because he has wings. But his resilient spirit inspires one girl to speak up for him in this thought provoking story about celebrating individuality.

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    The White Swan express : a story about adoption

    Okimoto, Jean Davies.

    Across North America, people in four different homes prepare for a special trip to China, while four baby girls in China await their new adoptive parents.

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    The Recess Queen

    O'Neill, Alexis, 1949-

    Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen.

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    Peacock, Carol Antoinette.

    A young pilgrim girl and the cat she discovers on the Mayflower voyage begin their life together in the Plymouth settlement.

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    Cassie's word quilt

    Ringgold, Faith.

    Names the people and objects that make a girl's New York City apartment, school, and neighborhood special.

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    Tar Beach

    Ringgold, Faith.

    A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.

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    The new girl-- and me

    Robbins, Jacqui.

    Two African-American girls named Shakeeta and Mia become friends when Shakeeta boasts that she has a pet iguana and Mia learns how to help Shakeeta "feel at home" even when she is in school.

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    Sterer, Gideon, author.

    "A young girl helps her grandfather adjust to his new home in the city with her family by inventing a fantastical fishing game"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The quiet place

    Stewart, Sarah, 1939-

    A little girl moves to the United States from Mexico with her family and writes letters to her aunt in Mexico about her new life.

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    Elizabeti's doll

    Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie, 1965-

    When a young Tanzanian girl gets a new baby brother, she finds a rock, which she names Eva, and makes it her baby doll.

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    Rebecca's journey home

    Sugarman, Brynn Olenberg, 1961-

    Two Jewish boys, Gabe and Jacob, cannot wait to meet their new baby sister, a little girl adopted from Vietnam.

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    Angel child, dragon child

    Surat, Michele Maria.

    Ut, a Vietnamese girl attending school in the United States, lonely for her mother left behind in Vietnam, makes a new friend who presents her with a wonderful gift.

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    White, Amanda, 1965-

    When lonely Paloma goes to the beach and wishes that she had a sister to play with, the girl she draws in the sand comes magically alive, and at day's end her parents give her the good news of a new baby on the way.

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    Willner-Pardo, Gina.

    When Jess thinks she is losing her friend Molly to the new girl in their second-grade class, she gets interested in Natalie Spitzer and her pet turtles.

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    Yolen, Jane.

    A young farm girl and her family bring in the new harvest and celebrate with prayers, songs, and a festive meal.

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    Dragonsong

    McCaffrey, Anne.

    Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away, taking shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her.

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    The triple bind : saving our teenage girls from today's pressures

    Hinshaw, Stephen P.

    In many ways, today is the best time in history to be a girl: opportunities for a girl's success are as unlimited as her dreams. Yet societal expectations, cultural trends, and conflicting messages are creating what psychologist Stephen Hinshaw calls "the Triple Bind." Girls are now expected to excel at "girl skills," achieve "boy goals," and be models of female perfection, 100 percent of the time--putting more and more girls at risk for aggression, eating disorders, depression, and even suicide. Dr. Hinshaw shows concerned parents how to listen, learn, and help girls unlock the shackles of the Triple Bind, discussing key topics, including: how internal conflict can turn self-expression into self-destruction; how traditionally feminine qualities like empathy, self-awareness, and verbal ability can put girls at risk for anxiety, depression, and other disorders; the oversexualization of girls; and the reasons girls are channeling pressure into violence.--From publisher description.

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    Girls and sex : navigating the complicated new landscape

    Orenstein, Peggy, author.

    Presents an analysis of the new sexual landscape faced by girls in today's high schools and colleges, revealing hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities in girls' modern-world sex lives.

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    Cinderella ate my daughter : dispatches from the front lines of the new girlie-girl culture

    Orenstein, Peggy.

    Investigates what the author calls the "girly-girl" culture, with its emphasis on princesses and the color pink, in an effort to understand whether a focus on beauty and play-sexiness is harmful to growing girls, and argues that parents need to determine their values, set reasonable limits, and encourage dialogue with their daughters in order to soften the influence of consumer culture and materialism.

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    American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers

    Sales, Nancy Jo, author.

    Explores the changes in the way teenage girls are growing up in America, discussing the new norms, from extreme behaviors to lack of basic communication skills.

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    The guide for White women who teach Black boys : understanding, connecting, respecting

    "Schools that routinely fail Black boys are not extraordinary. In fact, they are all-too ordinary. If we are to succeed in positively shifting outcomes for Black boys and young men, we must first change the way school is "done." That's where the eight in ten teachers who are White women fit in... and this urgently needed resource is written specifically for them as a way to help them understand, respect and connect with all of their students. So much more than a call to call to action--but that, too!--The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys brings together research, activities, personal stories, and video interviews to help us all embrace the deep realities and thrilling potential of this crucial American task. With Eddie, Ali, and Marguerite as your mentors, you will learn how to: Develop learning environments that help Black boys feel a sense of belonging, nurturance, challenge, and love at school ; Change school culture so that Black boys can show up in the wholeness of their selves ; Overcome your unconscious bias and forge authentic connections with your Black male students. If you are a teacher who is afraid to talk about race, that's okay. Fear is a normal human emotion and racial competence is a skill that can be learned. We promise that reading this extraordinary guide will be a life-changing first step forward... for both you and the students you serve."-- Publisher's description.

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    "Schools that routinely fail Black boys are not extraordinary. In fact, they are all-too ordinary. If we are to succeed in positively shifting outcomes for Black boys and young men, we must first change the way school is "done." That's where the eight in ten teachers who are White women fit in... and this urgently needed resource is written specifically for them as a way to help them understand, respect and connect with all of their students. So much more than a call to call to action--but that, too!--The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys brings together research, activities, personal stories, and video interviews to help us all embrace the deep realities and thrilling potential of this crucial American task. With Eddie, Ali, and Marguerite as your mentors, you will learn how to: Develop learning environments that help Black boys feel a sense of belonging, nurturance, challenge, and love at school ; Change school culture so that Black boys can show up in the wholeness of their selves ; Overcome your unconscious bias and forge authentic connections with your Black male students. If you are a teacher who is afraid to talk about race, that's okay. Fear is a normal human emotion and racial competence is a skill that can be learned. We promise that reading this extraordinary guide will be a life-changing first step forward... for both you and the students you serve."-- Publisher's description.

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    Bionic beauty salon

    Stoeltje, Gretchen.

    A documentary on six teenagers that talk about the measure of self worth based on beauty and the ideal female image. They talk about the stuggles with issues such as the perfect lips, beauty tips and liposuction.

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    "Meet 50 incredibly diverse students who take us on a powerful, intimate journey to see how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are shaping the lives of today's American teens ... Demonstrates how gender-based expectations are deeply intertwined with homophobia, and also are impacted by race, ethnicity and class. From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image, to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, STRAIGHTLACED reveals the toll that deeply-held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives, and offers both teens and adults a way out of anxiety, fear, and violence" -- Container.

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    Told by 11-year-old Christy, a child wise beyond her years. An Irish couple bring their two young daughters to America in search of a better life. Christy and her sister, Ariel find New York's Hell Kitchen a place of magic where anything is possible. To their parents, it represents a place to begin anew. Carried by the girls' youthful hope and faith, the family finds the heart to live and love again.

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    Carol, a 12-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Spanish Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, she arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is both new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with the village teacher and a young local boy.

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    The Cotton Club

    In 1928 New York, spirits are high and jazz, dancing and gangsters rule supreme. Harlem's Cotton Club is in the center of it all, where rich upper-eastsiders mix with dressed-up mobsters. On stage is gifted coronet player Dixie Dwyer, who dreams of the big time, and tap sensation Sandman Williams who can't touch his girl, the lovely singer Lila Rose Oliver, because of strict club rules. As tension rises, so do tempers, and the nightclub becomes a pressure-cooker of jilted loves and mob jobs.

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    A supernatural horror story filled with special effects, about a group of unpopular high-school girls who dabble in witchcraft. Once unleashed, the power becomes too much for them to handle, leading to a battle for control between Sarah, the new girl in the group, and power-crazed Nancy.

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    Wadjda, a fun-loving 10-year-old girl living in Saudi Arabia, has her heart set on a beautiful new bicycle. However, her mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. Determined to turn her dreams into reality and buy the bike on her own, Wadjda uncovers the contradictions and opportunities ingrained in her world. Hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring all at once, this groundbreaking film has charmed critics and audiences all over the globe.

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    When a young girl gets trapped in a strange new world of spirits, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and rescue her parents.

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    A timid young girl marries a troubled widower only to find her new home is haunted by the memory of Rebecca, the first wife.

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    A timid young girl marries a troubled widower only to find her new home is haunted by the memory of Rebecca, the first wife.

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    Niu peng Chine, ma douleur = China, my sorrow

    A 13 year-old boy plays a love song to a girl and is arrested by Mao's cultural police and branded as a propagator of obscene records. Sent off to a remote mountain re-education work camp, he befriends another teenage enemy of the people and an elderly, sage Buddhist monk. His new friends help him preserve his familial traditions and his unique sense of self.

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