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Kindness for Weakness

By: Shawn Goodman

In an environment where kindness equals weakness, how do those who care survive? A Tayshas Reading List Pick An  ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book   “Shawn Goodman takes us...

Storyteller

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

A story of the American Revolution from two-time Newbery Honor–winning author Patricia Reilly Giff. While staying with her aunt, Elizabeth finds something remarkable: a drawing. It hangs on...

Imaginary Enemy

By: Julie Gonzalez

Jane White goes by the pen name Gabriel when she writes letters to Bubba, her imaginary enemy. She’s been writing to Bubba (short for Beelzebub) since second grade, blaming him every time something...


The Opposite of Invisible

By: Liz Gallagher

Alice and Jewel have been best friends since grade school. Together, they don’t need anyone else, and together they blend into the background of high school. Invisible. To Alice, Jewel is the opposite...

A House of Tailors

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

SEWING! NO ONE could hate it more than Dina Kirk. Endless tiny stitches, button holes, darts. Since she was tiny, she’s worked in her family’s dressmaking business, where the sewing machine...

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

By: Donna Gephart

Olivia Bean knows trivia. She watches Jeopardy! every night, and usually beats at least one of the contestants! If only she were better at geography, she would try out for kids' Jeopardy! Not only could...


Pictures of Hollis Woods

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist...

Twerp

By: Mark Goldblatt

It's not like I meant for him to get hurt. . . .Julian Twerski isn't a bully. He's just made a big mistake. So when he returns to school after a weeklong suspension, his English teacher offers him a deal:...


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My Not-So-Still Life

By: Liz Gallagher

Book Talk
Personal expression with herself as the canvas defines Vanessa.  From the colorful string around her wrist that represents how she is feeling at the moment to the rapidly changing color...

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

By: Donna Gephart

BOOK TALK
Olivia loves playing Jeopardy! more than anything else in her life, and her dream is to be a contestant on the show and meet Alex Trebec.  Since her parents’ divorce, her father lives...

Gingersnap

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALK
After their parents are killed in an accident, Jayna and her brother, Rob, make a life for themselves as best they can.  Then, Rob is called to the Pacific to fight in World War II, and...


Gingersnap

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

It's 1944, W.W. II is raging. Jayna's big brother Rob is her only family. When Rob is called to duty on a destroyer, Jayna is left in their small town in upstate New York with their cranky landlady. But...

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Cross My Heart

By: Sasha Gould

BOOK TALK
While living in a convent was not ideal, at least it was better than the newest surprise Laura della Scala’s father had for her – forced marriage to a lecherous older man to help retain...

Heart of Glass

By: Sasha Gould

BOOK TALK
In Heart of Glass, the sequel to Sasha Gould’s Cross My Heart set in 16th century Venice, Laura della Scala’s life has changed drastically for the better since she discovered her sister’s...


Tall Story

By: Candy Gourlay

Book Talk
Andi is looking forward to her half-brother, Bernardo, finally coming to live with her family. She’s hoping he will love basketball as much as she does. Her mother said he was tall, but...

The Blood Keeper

By: Tessa Gratton

BOOK TALK
Mab Prowd, the blood keeper, comes from a family that teaches her about the potions and dangerous spells she needs for protection and harmony with nature.  Mab and her family live in a...

Hooked

By: Catherine Greenman

BOOK TALK
 
Young and in love, Thea and her boyfriend Will find themselves in the not-so-unfamiliar situation of facing a teen pregnancy. Scheduled for an abortion, Thea abruptly changes...


Lies Beneath

By: Anne Greenwood Brown

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A family of mermaids.  It evokes memories of fairy tales and fanciful endings.  The truth could not be further from this myth.  As a merman Calder tries to deny his murderous tendencies...

Deep Betrayal

By: Anne Greenwood Brown

BOOK TALK
The intoxicating Calder returns to complicate Lily’s life, and this time he even manages to involve her dad.  With the startling news that her father is also a merman, Calder sets out...

Tighter

By: Adele Griffin

Book Talk
An idyllic summer job turns into a summer of horrors for Jamie.  Hired as an au pair for a wealthy family, Jamie soon learns that she looks similar to the previous au pair who was killed...


Revel

By: Maurissa Guibord

BOOK TALK
After her mother dies, 17-year-old Delia McGovern is shuffled from foster home to foster home until she decides to take her future into her own hands by finding her mother’s past. A few...