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Babymouse Tales from the Locker:  Lights, Camera, Middle School! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Series moves to middle school, tackles fear with humor.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2017)
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Bronx Masquerade Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teens find true selves through poetry in heartfelt novel.
By Nikki Grimes
(2018)
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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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The Hate U Give Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful story of police shooting of unarmed Black teen.
By Angie Thomas
(2017)
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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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The Unexpected Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet summer romance explores open and honest relationships.
By Morgan Matson
(2016)
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Some Kind of Happiness Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous girl uncovers family secrets in engrossing read.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
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The Memory of Light Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2016)
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One
age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
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Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(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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Daughter of Deep Silence Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspend disbelief for this dishy, exciting revenge tale.
By Carrie Ryan
(2015)
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Twintuition: Double Vision Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
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The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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The Fourteenth Goldfish Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
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The Tyrant's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
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Tumble & Fall Book Poster Image
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age 13+
End-of-the-world story doesn't live up to its premise.
By Alexandra Coutts
(2013)
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You Look Different in Real Life Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu.
By Jennifer Castle
(2013)
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