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How We Roll
Friend, Natasha
ISBN: 9780374305666
Grades: Grades 9 to12

Award-winning author Natasha Friend portrays the challenges faced by teens with disabilities in a realistic coming-of-age novel, narrated by an…...

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500 Words or Less
del Rosario, Juleah
ISBN: 9781534410442
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Debut author and librarian Juleah del Rosario delivers an impactful contemporary novel in verse interspersed with essays, cleverly contrasting the…...

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Unclaimed Baggage
Doll, Jen
ISBN: 9780374306069
Grades: Grades 7-12

Debut author Jen Doll deftly combines the perspectives of three intriguing characters in a coming of age novel that portrays…...

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Wild Blues
Kephart, Beth
ISBN: 9781481491532
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

National Book Award finalist, Beth Kephart, has written another descriptive novel with compelling characters, and has used the¬†beautiful Adirondacks as…...

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The Three Rules of Everyday Magic
Hill, Amanda Rawson
ISBN: 9781629799407
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Debut author Amanda Rawson Hill has penned an intensely moving realistic story focusing on relationships and challenges faced by adolescents…....

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Game Changer
Greenwald, Tommy
ISBN: 9781419731433
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9 to12

Prolific author Tommy Greenwald departs from humorous topics, like his Charlie Joe Jackson series, to investigate the highly relevant topics…...

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Letting Go of Gravity
Leder, Meg
ISBN: 9781534403161
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Former bookseller, teacher and author, Meg Leder, explores the effect of critical illness on a family, delivering an emotional punch…...

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Stowaway
Withers, Pam
ISBN: 9781459741911
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Prolific Canadian author, Pam Withers, incorporates action, adventure, mystery and survival in an exciting novel set on the west coast…...

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The Length of a String
Weissman, Elissa Brent
ISBN: 9780735229471
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Award-winning author of middle grade novels, Elissa Brent Weissman, tells a unique story in two voices, deftly connecting the past¬†with…...

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Mae’s First Day of School
Berube, Kate
ISBN: 9781419723254
Grades: Grade 1, Kindergarten

This is a charming new picture book that acknowledges the fears that many children face on the first day of…

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