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Madapple

By: Christina Meldrum

THE SECRETS OF the past meet the shocks of the present.Aslaug is an unusual young woman. Her mother has brought her up in near isolation, teaching her about plants and nature and language—but not...

manicpixiedreamgirl

By: Tom Leveen

Sometimes the most dramatic scenes in a high school theater club are the ones that happen between the actors and crew off stage.Seventeen-year-old Tyler Darcy's dream of being a writer is starting to feel...

Maybe

By: Brent Runyon

Maybe everything will be different here. Maybe I should drive away and never come back. Maybe my brother didn't mean to. Maybe my brother was right. Maybe I can get someone to have sex with me. Maybe no...


Mexican WhiteBoy

By: Matt de la Peña

Danny's tall and skinny. Even though he’s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball,...

Mexican WhiteBoy

By: Matt de la Peña

Danny's tall and skinny. Even though he’s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball,...

Mortal Kiss

By: Alice Moss

What would you sacrifice for a kiss?When smoldering Finn and sexy Lucas arrive in the quiet New England town of Winter Mill, life starts to get very complicated for Faye McCarron.  But two boys battling...


My Beating Teenage Heart

By: C. K. Kelly Martin

Ashlyn Baptiste is falling. One moment she was nothing—no memories, no self—and then suddenly, she's plummeting through a sea of stars. Is she in a coma? She doesn't remember dying, and she...

My Chemical Mountain

By: Corina Vacco

   Rocked by his father's recent death and his mother's sudden compulsion to overeat, Jason lashes out by breaking into the abandoned mills and factories that plague his run-down town. Always...


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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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Along the River

By: Adeline Yen Mah

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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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Along the River

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CC suffers a head injury and drifts in and out of consciousness.  There is a reoccurring dream that haunts her and under hypnosis, she becomes Mei-Lan, a girl who lived 800 years ago during...

Exposed

By: Kimberly Marcus

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Kate and Liz have been best friends forever and as far as they know nothing will ever change that. But all of a sudden, Kate starts avoiding Liz.  She’s not answering Liz’s phone calls,...

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Shadowfell

By: Juliet Marillier

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King Keldec terrorizes the land of Alban with his cruel Enforcers who sweep the land cleansing the settlements of any associated with the magic of the fey.  Neryn, a penniless orphan, possesses...

Velveteen

By: Daniel Marks

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Velveteen Monroe is dead.  Kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by a serial killer named Bonesaw, Velvet lands in Purgatory.  There she works as part of the Salvage team, where she helps...

Black Gold

By: Albert Marrin

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Yesterday

By: C. K. Kelly Martin

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After her father’s death in New Zealand, Freya, her mom and sister move to Canada where everything is different.  Freya cannot get enough sleep, food, or TV.  The new kid at school,...

Don’t Expect Magic

By: Kathy McCullough

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Delaney Collin’s life has been anything but Bippity-Boppity-Boo lately. After her mother’s death from cancer, Delaney is moved from New Jersey to California to live with...

Reaching Through Time: Three Novellas

By: Lurlene McDaniel

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A strange man tempts Sarah to stay on his fabulous estate. The problem is she can’t remember how she got there.  A summer job on Sandstone Mountain for Drake, a teen ridiculed for his...


Red Heart Tattoo

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Morgan and her best friend Kelli share everything and are looking forward to their senior year.  Morgan Frierson, the beautiful Student Council President, has the perfect jock boyfriend...

Scored

By: Lauren McLaughlin

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Imagine that everything you did was interpreted into a score. You are always being watched and evaluated: your actions, words, expressions, and maybe even your thoughts and intentions. ...

Acceleration

By: Graham McNamee

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Talk about a summer job! Duncan is spending his summer underground the Toronto subway system working in the Lost and Found Department. Bored to tears, he begins looking through the items...


Zipped

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

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Mick opens the wrong e-mail and learns a secret about his stepmom Nora that shatters everything in his life. He doesn't want to know, but now that he does, his attitude toward...

The Decoding of Lana Morris

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

Sixteen-year-old Lana Morris wishes her life were different: her Ice Queen of a foster...

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Dark Water

By: Laura McNeal

A National Book Award Finalist
A Kirkus Reviews Best Books for Teens

Fifteen-year-old Pearl DeWitt lives in Fallbrook, California, where it's sunny 340 days of the year, and where her uncle...

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You Don’t Know About Me

By: Brian Meehl

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Having moved sixteen times in his sixteen years, Bill Allbright is used to the road--but not the one he's about to take. His Bible-beating, Jesus-loving mom has moved them to...

You Don’t Know About Me

By: Brian Meehl

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Having moved sixteen times in his sixteen years, Bill Allbright is used to the road – but not the one he’s about to take. His Bible-beating, Jesus-loving mom has moved them to Independence,...

Suck It Up and Die

By: Brian Meehl

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If Morning McCobb could have it his way, he'd finish his training at the NY Fire Academy and stay deep in love with Portia for as long as the chronology-crossed lovers can, considering she's...


Madapple

By: Christina Meldrum

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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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7 Souls

By: Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando

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 Stunningly beautiful and party-girl extraordinaire, Mary is always the center of attention. Everyone loves Mary; at least that’s what she thought. On the morning of her 17th birthday,...


Kissing Shakespeare

By: Pamela Mingle

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After bombing as Katherine in her school’s performance of Taming of the Shrew, the last thing Miranda wants is more Shakespeare. But that’s what she gets – for real. Cast member Stephen...

Finding Somewhere

By: Joseph Monninger

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Hattie loves horses and sets out to rescue Speed, a broken-down horse scheduled to be put down.  Speed spent his life at pony rides, carnivals, fairs, and in other slave labor. ...

Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

WES MOORE, a U.S. Army combat veteran, has created and is the host of Coming Back with Wes Moore, which will air on PBS starting in May. In three moving episodes, Moore follows the lives of soldiers as...

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Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

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How can two similar lives end up so differently? Wes Moore’s life started off well with two loving parents and a nice home. However, after the unexpected death of his father, Wes’s life...

Dia de los Ninos / Dia de los Libros

By: Pat Mora
illustrated by: Raul Colon

A Common Core Exemplar Text by an award-winning author-illustrator team

Tomás is a son of migrant workers. Every summer he and his family follow the crops north from Texas to Iowa, spending...

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Meant to Be

By: Lauren Morrill

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Some things in life can be planned and predicted: what to wear, which sports to play, which classes to take, where to go to college. Other decisions, like who you’re going to fall in love...


Trash

By: Andy Mulligan

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