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  • Details about Feed: a novel

    Feed: a novel

    M.T. Anderson.

    In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.…more

  • Details about Wolf by Wolf

    Wolf by Wolf

    Ryan Graudin

    Her story begins on a train. The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball in Tokyo. Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistan……more

  • Details about Resistance

    Resistance

    Carla Jablonski

    When their friend Henri's parents disappear and Henri goes into hiding because of his Jewish ancestry, siblings Paul and Marie must convince the French Resistance that even children can help in their fight against the Germans. Original.…more

  • Details about Speak

    Speak

    Laurie Halse Anderson.

    The first ten lies they tell you in high school "Speak up for yourself - we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows that this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only……more

  • Details about The book thief: a novel

    The book thief: a novel

    by Markus Zusak

    It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel 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, sh……more

  • Details about The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give

    Angie Thomas

    Eight Starred Reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" --Jason Reynolds "Stunning." --John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." --Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." --The Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and th……more

  • Details about Factory Girl

    Factory Girl

    La Valley, Josanne

      "In order to save her family's farm, Roshen, sixteen, must leave her rural home to work in a factory in the south of China. There she finds arduous and degrading conditions and contempt for her minority (Uyghur) background. Sustained by her bond with other Uyghur girls, Roshen is resolved to endure all to help her family and ultimately her people"…more

  • Details about Sold

    Sold

    Patricia McCormick.

    Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut in the mountains of Nepal. Her family is desperately poor, but her life is full of simple pleasures, like raising her black-and-white speckled goat, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family. He introduces her to a glamorous str……more

  • Details about Saints and Misfits

    Saints and Misfits

    S. K. Ali

    Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin--a holy star in the Muslim community--attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.…more

  • Details about Dreamland Burning

    Dreamland Burning

    Jennifer Latham

    A compelling dual-narrated tale from Jennifer Latham that questions how far we've come with race relations. Some bodies won't stay buried. Some stories need to be told. When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the present and the past. Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman int……more

  • Details about Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

    Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

    KaeLyn Rich; Giulia Sagramola (Illustrator)

    GIRLS RESIST is a cool, relevant, timely activism handbook that speaks to teen girl readers like the intelligent and passionate people they are. In this age of political Teen Vogue editorials and teen actors frankly discussing topics like feminism and white privilege, young women are more engaged, excited, and fired up than ever--but they also need guidance. Chapters will cover standard topics like picking a cause, fundraising, networking, and protesting, but devote plenty of space to teen-spec……more

  • Details about The Lines We Cross

    The Lines We Cross

    Randa Abdel-Fattah

      Michael's parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting in and getting into college--but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family's concerns and decide where they stand in the ugly anti-Muslim politics of the time.…more

  • Details about Loving vs. Virginia

    Loving vs. Virginia

    Patricia Hruby Powell

    From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and Mildred Loving were at the heart of a Supreme Court case that legalized marriage between races, and a story of the devoted couple who faced discrimination, fough……more

  • Details about Girl in the Blue Coat

    Girl in the Blue Coat

    Monica Hesse

    An unforgettable story of bravery, grief, and love in impossible times " Girl in the Blue Coat is a powerful, compelling coming-of-age story set against the dark and dangerous backdrop of World War II. It's an important and page-turning look at the choices all of us--including young adults--have to make in wartime. A beautiful combination of heartbreak, loss, young love, and hope." - Kristin Hannah , #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale "A tapestry of guilt and acceptance,……more

  • Details about Moxie

    Moxie

    Jennifer Mathieu

    " Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."--Amy Poehler   An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice . MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK! Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But m……more

  • Details about I Am Malala

    I Am Malala

    Malala Yousafzai

    I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while ri……more

  • Details about The Nowhere Girls

    The Nowhere Girls

    Amy Reed

    "Three misfit girls come together to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew and in the process start a movement that transforms the lives of everyone around them"--…more

  • Details about The Summer Prince

    The Summer Prince

    Alaya Dawn Johnson

    In a Brazil of the distant future, June Costa falls in love with Enki, a fellow artist and rebel against the strict limits of the legendary pyramid city of Palmares Trães' matriarchal government, knowing that, like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.…more

  • Details about Orphan Monster Spy

    Orphan Monster Spy

    Matt Killeen

      "Germany, 1939. After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah, finds herself on the run from a government that wants to see her, along with every other Jew, dead. Then she meets a mysterious man who needs Sarah to pull off a spy mission he can't attempt on his own: infiltrate a boarding school attended by the daughters of Nazi top brass, befriend the girl whose father is a high-ranking scientist, and find the blueprints to a bomb that could destroy the cities of Wester……more