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Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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Human Body Theater Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fact-filled and funny comic outlines human biology.
By Maris Wicks
(2015)
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Once Was a Time Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative, emotional tale of BFFs torn apart in time.
By Leila Sales
(2016)
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Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking story of four kids affected by 9/11.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2016)
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Ghost: Track, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, smart look at track star running from his past.
By Jason Reynolds
(2016)
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Ms. Bixby's Last Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Remarkable story of three boys honoring spirited teacher.
By John David Anderson
(2016)
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Lily and Dunkin Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive story of misfits striving to be their real selves.
By Donna Gephart
(2016)
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The Mighty Odds Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun, thoughtful mystery deals with superpowers, bullying.
By Amy Ignatow
(2016)
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Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom: Frazzled, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl conquers middle school worries in fun graphic novel.
By Booki Vivat
(2016)
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Paper Girls, Volume 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed sci-fi about growing up and growing older.
By Brian K. Vaughan
(2016)
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Stef Soto, Taco Queen Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm, funny tale of family, tacos, and middle school.
By Jennifer Torres
(2017)
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The Someday Birds Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unlikely hero of family adventure delivers hopeful message.
By Sally J. Pla
(2017)
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Andi Mack TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Heartwarming, diverse coming-of-age story best for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2017)
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Amina's Voice Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful tale of Pakistani American middle-schooler.
By Hena Khan
(2017)
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Me and Marvin Gardens Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sensitive boy vs. subdivision, bullies in coming-of-age gem.
By Amy Sarig King
(2017)
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Girling Up:  How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. Book Poster Image
age 8+
Humor collection offers message of strength -- with a smile.
By Betsy Bird
(2017)
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Forget Me Not Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Compelling story of girl dealing with Tourette syndrome.
By Ellie Terry
(2017)
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Posted Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Realistic, moving story of finding courage to be yourself.
By John David Anderson
(2017)
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