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Books

Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean

By: Jane Lynch, Lara Embry, A.E. Mikesell
illustrated by: Tricia Tusa

Glee actress Jane Lynch takes a look at bullying head-on in her first picture book. Marlene is the self-appointed queen of the playground, the sidewalk, and the school. She is small but mighty . . . intimidating!...

Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean Read & Listen Edition

By: Jane Lynch, Lara Embry, A.E. Mikesell
illustrated by: Tricia Tusa

Glee actress Jane Lynch takes a look at bullying head-on in her first picture book. Marlene is the self-appointed queen of the playground, the sidewalk, and the school. She is small but mighty . . . intimidating!...

Mary's Rescue

By: Amanda Christie

Mary Camden is working as a lifeguard at a fabulous beach resort, and she’s invited her siblings to visit her. What could be more perfect? But this idyllic resort town holds secrets. . . . First,...


Missing Pieces

By: Marilyn Kaye

Something weird is happening to talented students at Parkside Middle School. It's as if someone -- or something -- is stealing what makes each of them special. And it starts with the jocks. The star quarterback...

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...

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...


Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul...

Muchacho: A Novel

By: Louanne Johnson

An inspiring YA debut from the author of Dangerous Minds.Eddie Corazon is angry. He’s also very smart. But he’s working pretty hard at being a juvenile delinquent. He blows off school, even...



Resources

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...

Mountains Beyond Mountains

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

BOOK TALK
Mountains Beyond Mountains introduces Dr. Paul Farmer, a remarkable man who spends his time treating the illnesses of the poor and disenfranchised.  Working in impossible circumstances,...

My Chemical Mountain

By: Corina Vacco

BOOK TALK
Jason’s world has been destroyed by the Corporate America chemical plant in town. Toxic waste, giant trash dumps, chemicals of unknown origin spilling into the water…all of it poisoning...