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Internment Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teens fight back in chilling, timely dystopian thriller.
By Samira Ahmed
(2019)
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Squirm Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy saves animals and his family in fun environmental tale.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2018)
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Tight Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Authentic, nuanced tale of Brooklyn boy has lots of heart.
By Torrey Maldonado
(2018)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poetry group helps teens find true selves in moving novel.
By Nikki Grimes
(2018)
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Life in a Fishbowl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Quirky terminal-illness tale mixes right to die, reality TV.
By Len Vlahos
(2017)
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Thieving Weasels Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, funny tale of teen trying to flee his criminal family.
By Billy Taylor
(2016)
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age 10+
Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
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When Friendship Followed Me Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, heartwarming story of foster boy's serious loss.
By Paul Griffin
(2016)
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Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
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One
age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
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The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
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A Girl Undone:  A Girl Called Fearless, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Angsty, suspenseful sequel is less socially conscious.
By Catherine Linka
(2015)
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age 10+
Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
By Tim Green
(2014)
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Laugh with the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
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My Mixed-up Berry Blue Summer Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl stands up for gay mom in slight but thoughtful story.
By Jennifer Gennari
(2012)
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Applewhites at Wit's End Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
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age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
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