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Character Driven

Character Driven
Lubar, David
ISBN: 9780765316332
Grades: Grades 9 to12

Told from the point of view of seventeen-year-old Cliff Sparks, this powerful and hilarious coming-of-age novel will pull on readers’…

The Tragic Age
Metcalfe, Stephen
ISBN: 9781250054418
Grades: 9 to 12

A number of events have led up to the Billy Kinsey we first meet. Billy might have called those events…

Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation
Danticat, Edwidge
ISBN: 9780525428091
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

When Mama first goes away, what I miss most is the sound of her voice. Saya, a young Haitian-American, is…

Half a World Away
Kadohata, Cynthia
ISBN: 978-1-4424-1275-0
Grades: Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

12 year old Jaden has a curiosity and fascination for electricity. Coming from Romania to join his adoptive parents four years…

Little Miss, Big Sis
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
ISBN: 9780062302038
Grades: Grade 1, Kindergarten

“Little Miss will be a big sis.” When Little Miss discovers she will become a big sis(ter), she is excited…

Red Butterfly
Sonnichsen, A.L.
ISBN: 9781481411097
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Patience.  Mama says we will go to Daddy someday, move to America where we will all be happy. Kara, abandoned…



Ally Condie, author of the International Bestseller series “Matched,” again uses immersive prose to develop a hybrid dystopia/fantasy in this…

Lies I Told
Zink, Michelle
ISBN: 978006237123

On the outside it appears that Grace has everything:  beauty, money, confidence, and the perfect family.  But it’s all a…

If You’re Reading This
Reedy, Trent
ISBN: 9780545433426

Author Trent Reedy served in the Iowa National Guard for six years, including a year’s tour of duty in Afghanistan,…

Inzana, Ryan
ISBN: 9780547617893
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

With words and pictures, Ryan Inzana seamlessly interweaves myth and reality, life and death, gods and mortals, creating a wholly…


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