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The Hired Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Absorbing tale of feisty, sweet teen will hook girls.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2015)
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The Golden Specific: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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Go Set a Watchman Book Poster Image
age 12+
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
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Traverser Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Physics puzzler has great female hero but feels incomplete.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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First Peoples TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow docuseries uncovers new clues to human evolution.
Network: PBS
(2015)
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Rook Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
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Arloon Anatomy App Poster Image
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age 12+
Augmented reality lets you see the body's systems in 3-D.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(2015)
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Journeys of Invention: Science and Technology from Past to Present App Poster Image
age 12+
Text-heavy reference tool highlights major discoveries.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Sunset Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Unconventional war game forces cultural reflection.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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Luna's Wandering Stars Game Poster Image
age 12+
Gravity-powered astronomy game fun, teaches physics.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Classic Experiments in Science History FULL App Poster Image
age 12+
Info-packed resource lacks hands-on fun.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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Under a Painted Sky Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
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Shadow Scale: Seraphina, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
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The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
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Stone in the Sky: Tin Star, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)
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Shelter 2 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Poetic but flawed, confused game falls short of potential.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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How I Discovered Poetry Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
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