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Love and Other Four-Letter Words

By: Carolyn Mackler

With her parents splitting up, 16-year-old Sammie Davis may not want to feel a thing, but feelings happen. For starters, she’s plenty angry. Her dad’s leaving their upstate New York home and...

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book

By: Diane Muldrow

A humorous "guide to life" for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation...

Saving Francesca

By: Melina Marchetta

Before there was Eleanor and Park, there was Francesca and Will.A compelling stoyr of romance, fmaily, and friendship with humor and heart, perfect for fans of If I Stay, The Spectacular Now, and Looking...


Darnell Rock Reporting

By: Walter Dean Myers

DARNELL ROCK IS not the kind of kid who volunteers to write for the newspaper—it sounds too much like homework. But this is Darnell’s last chance to pull himself together and make a positive...

Moon Pie

By: Simon Mason

Someone has to keep their head, as Mum used to say, and 11-year-old Martha is used to being that someone in her family. Her little brother, Tug, is too small. Her dad has been acting too strange. And Mum's...

Junebug in Trouble

By: Alice Mead

It’s been several busy months since Junebug and his family moved away from their old housing project. Now Junebug is ecstatic about seeing his best friend Robert again at the beach on Labor Day weekend....


The War Between the Classes

By: Gloria Miklowitz

What are Amy and Adam going to do about their love life? Neither Amy's traditionalist Japanese parents nor Adam's snobby, upper-class mother will accept their relationship. To make things worse, Amy and...



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Moon Pie

By: Simon Mason

BOOK TALK 
Martha and her brother Tug have a perfect life until their mother dies and their father starts acting strange.  Soon after the funeral, their father quits his job and they have to move...

As Good as Anybody

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: Raul Colon

MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued...

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Busing Brewster

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: R.G Roth

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book

Brewster is excited about starting first grade . . . until Mama announces...

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Trash

By: Andy Mulligan

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