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Sounder Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
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Bless Me, Ultima Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Lyrical story of young boy questioning religion, morality.
By Rudolfo Anaya
(1972)
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Ask the Passengers Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
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Boy21 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
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Better Nate Than Ever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
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Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Book Poster Image
age 10+
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
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Paperboy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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The Turtle of Oman Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
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The Boy in the Black Suit Book Poster Image
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
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age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
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Summerlost Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Deeply moving story of grieving girl trying to move on.
By Ally Condie
(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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Watched Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling tale of Muslim teen's dilemma informing for cops.
By Marina Budhos
(2016)
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The Dangerous Art of Blending In Book Poster Image
age 16+
Courageous love story told by teen suffering abuse.
By Angelo Surmelis
(2018)
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In Search of Us Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen digs into mom's past in compelling coming-of-age tale.
By Ava Dellaira
(2018)
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What I Leave Behind Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen walks out his grief in beautiful, captivating book.
By Alison McGhee
(2018)
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Girl in Pieces Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen heals from loss and self-harm in gritty, gripping tale.
By Kathleen Glasgow
(2016)
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Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood Book Poster Image
age 10+
Dynamic, enthralling kid's-eye-view of 1970s Harlem.
By James Baldwin
(2018)
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Amal Unbound Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Compelling story of girl in Pakistan forced to be a servant.
By Aisha Saeed
(2018)
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Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
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