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A Good Kind of Trouble Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl learns to be brave in triumphant coming-of-age tale.
By Lisa Moore Ramée
(2019)
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How High the Moon Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl seeks family secrets in hopeful Jim Crow-era tale.
By Karyn Parsons
(2019)
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The Season of Styx Malone Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming story of friendship and adventure.
By Kekla Magoon
(2018)
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Where the Watermelons Grow Book Poster Image
age 8+
Book about mental illness in family is real yet reassuring.
By Cindy Baldwin
(2018)
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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Book Poster Image
age 8+
Math whiz gets out of comfort zone in smart, touching story.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2018)
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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Riveting, poignant drama explores kindness, friendship.
By Leslie Connor
(2018)
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The First Rule of Punk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Creative Latina finds her voice and pride in spirited tale.
By Celia C. Pérez
(2017)
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age 8+
Small girl grows inside in funny, inspiring theater tale.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2017)
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Gabriela: American Girl: Girl of the Year, 2017, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun American Girl Doll story about finding your voice.
By Teresa E. Harris
(2017)
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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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Gone Crazy in Alabama Book Poster Image
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Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
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Moonpenny Island Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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Hero Book Poster Image
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age 8+
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
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The Courage of Cat Campbell Book Poster Image
age 8+
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
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Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Book Poster Image
age 8+
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
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Watch Out, Hollywood!: More Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging sequel explores ambition, cyberbullying.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2014)
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The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
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Half a Chance Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
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Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, realistic take on middle school popularity race.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2013)
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Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced coming-of-age tale about finding yourself.
By Nan Marino
(2013)
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