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Borrowed Light

By: Anna Fienberg

Sixteen-year-old Callisto May feels a deep connection to astronomy. She can name all the moons of Jupiter and even tell you the dimensions of the Great Red Spot. But she feels completely alone on planet...

The Girl in the Park

By: Mariah Fredericks

When Wendy Geller's body is found in Central Park after the night of a rager, newspaper headlines scream,"Death in the Park: Party Girl Found Strangled." But shy Rain, once Wendy's best friend, knows there...

The Weight of Zero

By: Karen Fortunati

For fans of 13 Reasons Why and Girl in Pieces, this is a novel that shows the path to hope and life for a girl with mental illness. Seventeen-year-old Catherine Pulaski knows Zero is coming for her....


Monkey Island

By: Paula Fox

Eleven-year-old Clay Garrity is on his own. His father lost his job and left the family. Now Clay's mother is gone from their welfare hotel.Clay is homeless and out on the streets of New York. In the park...

Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It

By: Sundee T. Frazier

Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award, the story of a biracial boy who is into science and discovers that he shares this passion with a grandfather he never knew. Ten-year-old...

Fat Boy Swim

By: Catherine Forde

FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD JIMMY KELLY is “Fat Boy Fat,” the largest kid in his Scottish community, who is made to feel useless at everything. Only his family know’s he’s a whiz in the kitchen,...



Resources

Beholding Bee

By: Kimberly Newton Fusco

BOOK TALK
Orphan. Outcast. Freak. Bee is all of those things. She is taunted by almost everyone because of the birthmark on her face. There are no options for a home or family. She has lived her entire...