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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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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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Forget Me Not Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Compelling story of girl dealing with Tourette syndrome.
By Ellie Terry
(2017)
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Patina: Track, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl learns teamwork on track, at home in engaging sequel.
By Jason Reynolds
(2017)
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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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Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
First stirrings of girl's same-sex crush gently handled.
By Ashley Herring Blake
(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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You Go First Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sweet, hopeful tale of friendship, family, and perseverance.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(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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Harbor Me Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kids get safe space to tell their stories in moving tale.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2018)
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Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy searches for dad, finds cultural roots in moving tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2018)
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Good Enough Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Compelling, emotional look at tween's anorexia recovery.
By Jen Petro-Roy
(2019)
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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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Shouting at the Rain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl grapples with being abandoned in bittersweet tale.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2019)
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Other Words for Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Hopeful, relatable story of Syrian refugee in middle school.
By Jasmine Warga
(2019)
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Count Me In Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Powerful, appealing story about 7th grader fighting racism.
By Varsha Bajaj
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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Rumble Fish Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Realistic portrait of teen stuck in a world of violence.
By S. E. Hinton
(1975)
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Jacky Ha-Ha Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Warm, funny tale of middle school joker finding her groove.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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The Last Boy at St. Edith's Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun tale of boy at all-girls' school great for girls & boys.
By Lee Gjertsen Malone
(2016)
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