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Growing Up Muslim

By: Sumbul Ali-Karamali

BOOK TALK
There are over 1.5 billion Muslim people in the world, and in the United States over 2.5 million Muslims practicing Islam.  Islam is the second largest religion in the world after Christianity,...

My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

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Mina is not like most other kids her age.  She goes where her imagination takes her, which is usually any place but where she is.  While she is excited to experience all that...

How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over

By: Julia Alvarez

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When Victor Espada decides he no longer wants to practice law, Tía Lola helps the children operate a bed and breakfast in Colonel Charlebois’s Vermont home to make money for...


How Tia Lola Saved the Summer

By: Julia Alvarez

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Miguel is so not looking forward to the summer.  How can he when his mother’s friend, Victor, and his three daughters are coming to stay for a whole week--the week of the big game? ...

The Poisons of Caux: The Shepherd of Weeds (Book III)

By: Susannah Appelbaum
illustrated by: Andrea Offermann

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The only one who can fulfill the ancient Prophecy of Caux, 11-year-old Ivy Manx, is dead. Or at least that’s what most people think. Her journey in the last two books of The Poisons of...

Racing the Moon

By: Alan Armstrong
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

BOOK TALK
Alexis Hart is about to turn twelve and rejects her mother’s idea that she should act more “ladylike.” Outer space is much more interesting, and she likes building the moon station...


Sacred

By: Elana K. Arnold

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After the sudden death of her brother, Scarlett’s family seems to fall apart as they deal with their grief.  Scarlett herself withdraws from her friends and finds solace in starving herself...

Precious Bones

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Bones is a 10-year-old living in a strange world: the Florida swamps.  Her everyday life is full of alligators, black bears, and bobcats.  During the summer, Bones and her best friend,...

The File on Angelyn Stark

By: Catherine Atkins

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Accusations made by a well-meaning neighbor ruined Angelyn’s life.  Her mother still treats her with anger, and Angelyn desperately tries to avoid the neighbor.   Her boyfriend...


The File on Angelyn Stark

By: Catherine Atkins

Angelyn Stark has a secret.

One day, her neighbor and friend, Nathan, saw something happen. Something between Angelyn and her stepfather. Then he told his grandmother, who was always looking...

Wyvernhail

By: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

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Being half falcon and half cobra has not been easy for Hai. Being an orphan on the island of Ahnmik also has haunted her. Now she lives at Wyvern's Court, and is nothing more...

Wolfcry

By: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

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Beautiful Oliza Shardae Cobriana faces critical decisions in her life as she prepares to choose her mate. As heir to Wyvern's Court, she must keep the peace that her parents...


All Just Glass

By: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

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Sarah and Adia Vida, witches and vampire hunters, find themselves on opposite sides when their mother, Dominique, calls the Rights of Kin. Dominique, as matriarch of the ancient line of...

Poison Tree

By: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

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Vengeance and the hunger for power come face-to-face with forgiveness and peace in this adventure.  SingleEarth, an organization that dedicates itself to peace and inclusiveness for all...

X-Isle

By: Steve Augarde

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Parents barter what treasures they have left to help their young boys escape the flooded mainland to a better life on Eck Island.  Baz and Ray are the only two chosen on this...


Winter Wood

By: Steve Augarde

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Midge thought that her encounters with the Various, the hidden tribes of little people hiding from the human world on her family?s farm, were behind her. In order to ensure their...