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By: Ginger Rue

High school junior Brinkley Harper is beautiful, wealthy, admired, and powerful--until the day she wakes up in the body of a classmate she wouldn’t be caught dead hanging out with. Goth girl...

Surface Tension

By: Brent Runyon

The cottage on the lake is always the same, but Luke is changing. At thirteen he’s excited. At fourteen he’s cool. At fifteen he’s pissed off. At sixteen he’s in love. Through four...

What the Moon Saw

By: Laura Resau

Clara Luna's name means "clear moon" in Spanish. But lately, her head has felt anything but clear. One day a letter comes from Mexico, written in Spanish: Dear Clara, We invite you to our house...

Where the Red Fern Grows

By: Wilson Rawls

For fans of Old Yeller and Shiloh, Where the Red Fern Grows is a beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend.    Billy has long dreamt of owning...

Red Glass

By: Laura Resau

ONE NIGHT SOPHIE and her parents are called to a hospital where Pedro, 6-year-old Mexican boy, is recovering from dehydration. Crossing the border into Arizona with a group of Mexicans and a coyote, or...

Keep in Touch

By: Random House

Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn’t look all that great; they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides...

The Last Silk Dress

By: Ann Rinaldi

High-spirited, beautiful Susan Chilmark, fourteen, vows to do something meaningful to support the Confederacy during the Civil War.  Despite the wishes of her mother, Susan and her best friend,...

Denton Little's Deathdate

By: Lance Rubin

**WINNER of the ILA Young Adult Book Award!**Get ready to die laughing: this is an outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager’s life as he searches for love, meaning, answers, and...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

By: Carrie Ryan

In Mary's world there are simple truths.    The Sisterhood always knows best.    The Guardians will protect and serve.    The Unconsecrated will never relent.  ...



By: Sarah Rees Brennan

Having an imaginary friend is nothing unusual, unless you’re still talking to him when you’re in high school. This freakish trait has cramped Kami Glass’ social life, but she’s learned...

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life

By: Dana Reinhardt

Simone's starting her junior year in high school and she really loves her life.  Her parents, her little brother, her friends, and her new crush. Then her birth mother contacts her. Simone's...

The Jade Notebook



Zeeta and her mother have finally found a place they can call home for more than their usual one year stay.  Mazunte, Mexico is a perfect paradise and both of them feel at peace with...

The Queen of Water

By: Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango

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When Virginia is only seven years old, her poor indígena family allows her to be taken from them to be a servant for a family from the ruling class. However, the family does not allow Virginia...

The Books of Laura Resau

By: Laura Resau

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The Wrong Hands

By: Nigel Richardson

Fourteen-year-old Graham Sinclair hides a secret. His mom tells him, ?everyone carries around one terrible thing that no one else knows.? After Graham tries to share his secret...

May B.

By: Caroline Starr Rose

Meet Mavis Betterly, loving called May Betts by her brother Hiram, and cruelly called May B. by the kids at school because she has trouble reading.  May is crushed when her parents decide...

The Dark and Hollow Places

By: Carrie Ryan

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A fleeting glimpse of her lost sister sends Annah on a desperate search to find and rescue the sister she once knew as Abigail.  The Dark City explodes with panic and fear as the hordes...


By: Edited by Carrie Ryan

These fourteen stories of prophecy and prediction leave you wondering how much power you truly have to determine your fate.  There is something for everyone in this collection of stories...