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Deep in the Sahara

By: Kelly Cunnane
illustrated by: Hoda Hadadi

"Poetic language, attractive illustrations and a positive message about Islam, without any didacticism: a wonderful combination," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.Lalla lives in the Muslim...

The Voice on the Radio

By: Caroline B. Cooney

The kidnapping is long past, and the Johnsons and the Springs are on the way to restoring their lives. Janie is ever grateful to her devoted boyfriend who helped her through it all. As Janie tries to balance...

Gossip From the Girls' Room: A Blogtastic! Novel

By: Rose Cooper

Diary of a Wimpy Kid for girls!Gossip from the Girls’ Room fills readers in on all there is to learn about middle school life at Middlebrooke, where Sofia has her very own blog and discusses all...


Code Orange

By: Caroline B. Cooney

Walking around New York City was what Mitty Blake did best. He loved the city, and even after 9/11, he always felt safe. Mitty was a carefree guy–he didn’t worry about terrorists or blackouts...

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

By: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band’s show. With a new guy. And...

The Tequila Worm

By: Viola Canales

Sofia comes from a family of storytellers. Here are her tales of growing up in the barrio, full of the magic and mystery of family traditions: making Easter cascarones, celebrating el Dia de los Muertos,...


The Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and John Knowles’s A Separate Peace.  ...

Driver's Ed

By: Caroline B. Cooney

Driver’s Ed was like so many things in school. If the parents only knew . . .

Beyond the Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

The school year is almost at an end, and the chocolate sale is past history.  But no one at Trinity School can forget The Chocolate War.Devious Archie Costello, commander of the secret school...


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Dualed

By: Elsie Chapman

BOOK TALK
Murder.  It is the only way to survive in the city of Kersh.  Only those who kill their “Alts," the one who looks just like you, can live to have a life as a “Complete." West Grayer...

Texas Gothic

By: Rosemary Clement-Moore

BOOK TALK
 
In the Goodnight family, magic is a way of life. Well, for all of them except Amy who hates any association with it.  All it has done is complicate her life, so when Aunt Hyacinth...

Fitz

By: Mick Cochrane

BOOK TALK
Fifteen-year-old Fitzgerald (Fitz) has a hole in his life. He lives with, loves and respects his single mom, but he can’t let go of wondering who his dad is or why he’s not part of Fitz’s...


The Lost Songs

By: Caroline B. Cooney

BOOK TALK
 
When Lutie Painter decides to cut class and take the city bus north instead of the school bus west, her aunt and uncle have no way of preventing her from heading straight into...

The FitzOsbornes in Exile

By: Michelle Cooper

Book Talk
After a German attack on their island kingdom, Montmaray, Sophie and the rest of her family are forced to flee to the safety of their Aunt Charlotte’s home in England where life is one...

Secrets from the Sleeping Bag: A Blogtastic! Novel

By: Rose Cooper

BOOK TALK
Sofia Becker‘s parents  force ask her  to go to summer camp with her best friend, Nona.  She has plenty of reasons for not wanting to go:

 No technology.  If she’s going...


Beyond the Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS GUIDE
In Robert Cormier’s unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right–or just to survive–against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

The Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS GUIDE
In Robert Cormier's unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right--or just to survive--against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

8 Plus 1

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS BOOK
A collection of nine short stories that deal with adolescent emotions, set mainly in contemporary times and places.
FOR DISCUSSION
1. “The Moustache” begins and ends...


The Mighty Miss Malone Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life....

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Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

BOOK TALK
Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...