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The Crossroads Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Refugee kids find new life in nuanced, relatable sequel.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2018)
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Little Do We Know Book Poster Image
age 16+
Moving story about three teens struggling in crisis.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2018)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poetry group helps teens find true selves in moving novel.
By Nikki Grimes
(2018)
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Winterhouse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfectly set bookish mystery with some spooky stuff.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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Truly Devious: A Mystery Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever murder mystery at truly hip, mature boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2018)
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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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Hold Still Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Stunning, hopeful story about healing from loss.
By Nina LaCour
(2009)
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You Know Me Well Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet story of gay teens who become fast friends.
By Nina LaCour, David Levithan
(2016)
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Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
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The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
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Pieces and Players Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kids from various books unite in muddled art-heist story.
By Blue Balliett
(2015)
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I'll Give You the Sun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
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Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile Book Poster Image
age 9+
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
By Marcia Wells
(2014)
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Under the Egg Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
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The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl turns trash into treasures in hopeful underdog tale.
By Holly Schindler
(2014)
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Laugh with the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
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Applewhites at Wit's End Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
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