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Being Jazz

By: Jazz Jennings

Teen advocate and trailblazer Jazz Jennings—named one of “The 25 Most Influential Teens” of the year by Time—shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people...

Twist My Charm: Love Potion #11

By: Toni Gallagher

Middle school crushes are WAY more complicated when you have a love potion.   Everyone knows love potions don’t really work. But Cleo got one as a gift. And it would be crazy not to at least...

Hillary Clinton: The Life of a Leader

By: Shana Corey
illustrated by: Adam Gustavson

Just in time for the presidential election, trace Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s life of service in this Step 3 Biography Reader! After volunteering as a young child, she became a leader...


Lily and Dunkin

By: Donna Gephart

"Gephart has written a story that will speak not just to one specific community, but to humanity as a whole."  --VOYAFor readers who enjoyed Wonder and Counting by 7's, award-winning author Donna...

The Borden Murders

By: Sarah Miller

With murder, court battles, and sensational newspaper headlines, the story of Lizzie Borden is compulsively readable and perfect for the Common Core.   Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty...

Hillary

By: Jonah Winter
illustrated by: Raul Colón

In this beautiful and empowering picture-book biography of presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Times bestselling author Winter and award-winning illustrator Colón illuminate her...


5 to 1

By: Holly Bodger

Part Homeless Bird and part Matched, this is a dark look at the near future told through the alternating perspectives of two teens who dare to challenge the system. In the year 2054, after decades of gender...

Dear Malala, We Stand with You

By: Rosemary McCarney

An inspiring letter to Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, that is both a show of support and a call to action for girls around the world. Malala became the youngest person to...

Protector of the Small Quartet

By: Pierce, Tamora

Tamora Pierce’s New York Times bestselling series The Protector of the Small Quartet is available now in one ebook collection, including First Test, Page, Squire, and Lady Knight.   In the medieval...


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The Here and Now Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Ann Brashares

An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.

Follow the...

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Premeditated Book Talk

By: Josin L. McQuein

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Dinah’s cousin Claire just tried to kill herself. When Dinah figures out that it was because of a boy and the terrible things that he did, Dinah decides to exact revenge on behalf of Claire....

The Midnight Dress Book Talk

By: Karen Foxlee

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Rose and her father never stay in one place very long. Barely long enough for social services to track them, and definitely not long enough to fit in and make friends. But all that changes...


Of Beast and Beauty

By: Stacey Jay

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This fairy tale for modern teens begins with the blind Princess Isra of the Smooth Skins.  Her fate, to be sacrificed, promises to keep the city of Yuan prosperous.  Gem, her captured...

Lara’s Gift Educator’s Guide

By: Annemarie O'Brien

Young Lara is being groomed in the family tradition to take over as Count Voronstov's next kennel steward, breeding borzoi dogs worthy of the Tsar. But then Lara's baby brother is born and she finds herself...

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Still Star-Crossed

By: Melinda Taub

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After the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, the Capulets and Montagues continue their senseless feud.  Prince Escalus decides to take matters into his own hands and arranges a marriage...


Belle Epoque

By: Elizabeth Ross

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The novel is set in the Belle Époque period in Paris, France; a forty year span of peace and prosperity. It is in this setting that Maude Pinchon, a girl from the French countryside, flees...

Youngifications Guide

By: Random House

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Written in Stone

By: Rosanne Parry

   Rosanne Parry author of Heart of a Shepherd, shines a light on Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest in the 1920s, a time of critical cultural upheaval.

   Pearl...

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Starstruck

By: Rachel Shukert

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After being “discovered,” Margaret leaves the safety of her home in Pasadena and the snobby finishing school she attends for the glitz of Hollywood.  She arrives an innocent hopeful,...

Hattie Ever After

By: Kirby Larson

After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces...

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One Came Home

By: Amy Timberlake

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel

“An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to...

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