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Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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The Slave Dancer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moderately graphic depiction of the slave trade.
By Paula Fox
(2004)
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King Matt the First Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy king tries to give kids same rights as adults.
By Janusz Korczak
(2004)
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Slaughterhouse-Five Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Wringer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
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Fallen Angels Book Poster Image
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age 15+
A violent but unvarnished portrayal of the war in Vietnam.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1988)
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Whirligig Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
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Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
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The Wee Free Men Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful but too violent for young kids.
By Terry Pratchett
(2003)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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King Dork Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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Hattie Big Sky Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(1998)
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The Little Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous classic about friendship, love, and life.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
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Little Brother Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
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Copper Sun Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Raw, well-researched story of young slave girl.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2006)
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Steinbeck's Ghost Book Poster Image
age 10+
A rare treat for young book lovers.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2008)
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The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
(2009)
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Treasure Island Book Poster Image
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age 10+
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
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