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Author: Ellis, Deborah
Publisher: Pajama Press
Year Published: 2014
ISBN: 9781927485576
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Moon at Nine

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Based on a true story, this historical novel powerfully depicts two star-crossed girls in 1980s Iran whose love is decreed to be immoral and unnatural by a seemingly inhumane government. While sexuality is important to the plot, there is no profanity or graphic descriptions of the friend’s relationship as they face a crime punishable by death. A four-page Author’s Note provides necessary historical backgroud and insight into the persecution of homosexuals today. A book study guide will help encourage discussion among older teens and adults.

Wish on All the Stars
Schroeder, Lisa
ISBN: 9781338195774
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Prolific author Lisa Schroeder has written a sequel to “See You on a Starry Night” that can be read as…

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Silverstein, Karol Ruth
ISBN: 9781580899406
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Debut author and screenwriter Karol Ruth Silverstein pens an empowering and emotionally-charged novel about a teen with juvenile arthritis, based…

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Smith, Amber
ISBN: 9781534437180
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

New York Times best-selling author Amber Smith, who is an advocate for increased awareness of gender violence as well as…

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Garcia, Kami
ISBN: 9781401286231
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Young adult author Kami Garcia writes her debut graphic novel with artist Gabriel Picolo, producing the first amazing installment of…

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