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The Year of the Fortune Cookie: Anna Wang, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Thought-provoking story of tween girl's trip to China.
By Andrea Cheng
(2014)
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Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little Book Poster Image
age 7+
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
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Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker Book Poster Image
age 7+
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
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The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook Book Poster Image
age 8+
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
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The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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Twintuition: Double Vision Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
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Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
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Some Kind of Happiness Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous girl uncovers family secrets in engrossing read.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
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Amina's Voice Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful tale of Pakistani American middle-schooler.
By Hena Khan
(2017)
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Me and Marvin Gardens Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sensitive boy vs. subdivision, bullies in coming-of-age gem.
By Amy Sarig King
(2017)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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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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The Friendship Code: Girls Who Code, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls learn coding, solve problems in fun, easy mystery.
By Stacia Deutsch
(2017)
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The Exact Location of Home Book Poster Image
age 8+
Moving story of boy losing his home and finding resilience.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
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Team BFF: Race to the Finish!: Girls Who Code, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun adventure about working as a team and crushing on a boy.
By Stacia Deutsch
(2017)
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Blended Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Honest, warm story of family, identity, police brutality.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2018)
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The Fourteenth Goldfish Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
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Locomotion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
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A Face First Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
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God Went to Beauty School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
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