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  • Author:
    Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin
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    When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich, friendless nerd Ambrose, forced to be home-schooled by his overprotective mother, coerces his neighbor Cosmo into taking him to the West Side...

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    McClintock, Norah
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    At first Kaz intends to help the old lady who’s fallen in the park. But then he starts thinking about how he never gets what he wants. The next thing he knows, he’s running away with her purse. The purse contains only five dollars and a...

  • Author:
    Coles, Jay
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    When Marvin's brother, Tyler, is found dead, an online video shows he was killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

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    Philippe, Ben
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    Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own good. A Black French Canadian, he knows moving to Austin, Texas won't be easy. He decides to label people before they can label him, but he may have more in...

  • Author:
    Spencer, Octavia
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    Twelve-year-old Randi, unhappy about moving from Brooklyn to Deer Creek, Tennessee, after her mother's death, soon finds new friends and a case to solve surrounding a stolen time capsule and rumors of a centuries-old treasure.

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    Lyon, George Ella
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    In a small Alabama town in 1947-1956, Sonny searches for answers about his father's disappearance, "Uncle Marty," who looks after the family, and Mamby, their black housekeeper.

  • Author:
    Williams, Ian
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    A hilarious and poignant love story about the way families are invented, told with the savvy of Zadie Smith, the energy of Junot Diaz, and an inventiveness all Ian Williams' own, set amidst a collision of cultures banging together in...

  • Author:
    Launier, Véronique
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    Aude Vanier is a sixteen-year-old rock star with a problem—stone monsters keep attacking her. And when they do, she finds herself chanting in a language she doesn’t understand. Guillaume de Rouen has been stuck as a gargoyle on a church...

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

  • Author:
    Guilmaine, Claudette
    Summary:

    Dorénavant bien inscrite dans la mouvance des formes familiales, la monoparentalité possède de multiples visages et dénominations qui varient selon les époques, les situations, les personnes et les régions du globe. Dans Parent au...

  • Author:
    Homes, A. M.
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    Winner of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction—A darkly comic novel of twenty-first-century domestic life by a writer who is always “compelling, devastating, and furiously good” (Zadie Smith)

    Harold Silver has spent a...

  • Author:
    Carter, Brooke
    Summary:

    Seventeen-year-old Lucy "Lucky" Graves is devoted to her championship rugby team, but her dreams of a scholarship are destroyed when she breaks her leg during an important game. If it doesn't heal properly, Lucy could be...

  • Author:
    Morris, Gilbert
    Summary:

    «Tu n’aimes pas beaucoup les hommes, maman.» Non, ce n’était pas un devoir qu’elle se faisait de détester les hommes; elle ne leur faisait simplement pas confiance. La vie n’a pas été facile pour Jeanne Bettencourt. Jeune veuve, elle...

  • Author:
    Atkinson, E. J.
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    Growing up near Boston with her free-spirited mother and old-world grandfather, twelve-year-old Emma has always felt out of place but when she attends the family reunion her father's family holds annually in Wisconsin, she is in for...

  • Author:
    Lyga, Barry
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    Feeling awkward and ugly is only one reason sixteen-year-old Kevin is uncomfortable with the publicity surrounding his act of accidental heroism, but when a reporter photographs him apparently being unpatriotic, he steps into the...

  • Author:
    Kadohata, Cynthia
    Summary:

    From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata comes a brilliantly realized sports novel about a hockey player who must discover who he is without the sport that defines him. Hockey is Conor's life. His whole life. He'll say it himself, he's a...

  • Author:
    McDunn, Gillian
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    Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond. When Chicken has a meltdown, Cat's the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She always knows what he needs. Since their mom has had to work double...

  • Author:
    McDunn, Gillian
    Summary:

    Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond. When Chicken has a meltdown, Cat's the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She always knows what he needs. Since their mom has had to work double...

  • Author:
    Sinnott, Susan
    Summary:

    This was the line between here and there. No landwash, no vague intertidal zone, no undecided. She stood at the edge, a mass of instincts and yearnings and despair, while the dawn painted itself in around her, shade by delicate shade....

  • Author:
    Woods, Sherryl
    Summary:

    Heather Reed thought she was making the right choice when she decided to raise her daughter, Angel, on her own. But three years later, Heather realizes she needs help. Her career as an actress is faltering, and Angel's more than...

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