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Ball Don't Lie

By: Matt de la Peña

Sticky is a beat-around-the-head foster kid with nowhere to call home but the street, and an outer shell so tough that no one will take him in. He started out life so far behind the pack that the finish...

Becoming Chloe

By: Catherine Ryan Hyde

Meet Jordy. He’s on his own in New York City. Nobody to depend on; nobody depending on him. And it’s been working fine.Until this girl comes along. She’s 18 and blond and pretty–her...

Before I Die

By: Jenny Downham

For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up.Tessa has just months ...


Before I Die

By: Jenny Downham

For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up.Tessa has just months ...

Better Than Yesterday

By: Robyn Schneider

At the elite Hilliard Preparatory School, the competition is fierce, the gossip is worse, and Blake Dorsey has just arrived back on campus after an unexplained two-year absence.Skylar Banks has a hunch...

Between Two Worlds

By: Katherine Kirkpatrick

On the treeless shores of Itta, Greenland, as far north as humans can settle, sixteen-year-old Inuit Billy Bah spots a ship far out among the icebergs on the bay--a sight both welcome and feared. Explorers...


Beyond

By: Graham McNamee

Jane is not your typical teen. She and her best friend Lexi call themselves the Creep Sisters. Only Lexi knows why Jane is different from anyone else: Her own shadow seems to pull her into near-fatal...

Beyond

By: Graham McNamee

Jane is not your typical teen. She and her best friend Lexi call themselves the Creep Sisters. Only Lexi knows why Jane is different from anyone else: Her own shadow seems to pull her into near-fatal...


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Bad Hair Day

By: Carrie Harris

BOOK TALKS
Kate Grable looks forward to her stint with Future Doctors of America and hopes to intern with a surgeon.  After successfully finding a cure for the zombie virus, she finds herself assigned...

Badd

By: Tim Tharp

BOOK TALK
Ceejay and her older brother Bobby have always been close. They both feel like they were born into the wrong family. They enjoyed being badasses together in high school… not in a mean...

The Beautiful and the Cursed

By: Page Morgan

BOOK TALK
Young girls from affluent families have been disappearing off the streets of Paris at an alarming rate. So, when Ingrid Waverly and her sister, Gabby, accompanying their mother to the ruins...


Before I Die

By: Jenny Downham

For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up.

Tessa has just...

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Before I Die

By: Jenny Downham

BOOK TALK
What would be on your "Things to Do Before I Die List" if you had to write one? Sixteen-year-old Tessa realizes that her Leukemia isn't going to get any better and she needs to start making...

Belle Epoque

By: Elizabeth Ross

BOOK TALK
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...


Black Box

By: Julie Schumacher

WHEN DORA, ELENA’S older sister, is diagnosed with depression and has to be admitted to the hospital, Elena can’t seem to make sense of their lives anymore. At school, the only people who acknowledge...

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Black Gold

By: Albert Marrin

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The Blood Keeper

By: Tessa Gratton

BOOK TALK
Mab Prowd, the blood keeper, comes from a family that teaches her about the potions and dangerous spells she needs for protection and harmony with nature.  Mab and her family live in a...


Blood Magic

By: Tessa Gratton

Book Talk
Silla and her brother Reese struggle to come to terms with the horrific deaths of their parents.  When a leather-bound spell book written in her father’s familiar writing arrives in the...

The Book of Blood and Shadow

By: Robin Wasserman

BOOK TALK
After the death of her brother, Nora manages to survive life at Chapman Prep with the help of her best friend, Chris and his girlfriend.  When Chris goes to college a short distance away,...

The Book Thief

By: Markus Zusak

BOOK TALK
What would your life story be if Death was the narrator? Looking back, Leisel Meminger's story is simple, really--foster child, reader, thief. But it is also complex. Living under Nazi rule...


The Book Thief Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Markus Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi...

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The Books of Dana Reinhardt

By: Dana Reinhardt

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The Books of Matt de la Pena

By: Matt de la Pena

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

By: John Boyne

Berlin 1942

When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their...

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The Brides of Rollrock Island

By: Margo Lanagan

BOOK TALK
The men of Rollrock Island find their brides in a most unconventional way….a witch uses her magic to bring beautiful women out of the bodies of seals.  The men are very happy with their...

Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

BOOK TALK
Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...


Bullying Book Discussion Guide

By: Random House

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Burning

By: Elana K. Arnold

BOOK TALK
High school track star Ben is leaving behind everything he knows in a week. His small town of Gypsum, Nevada which is shutting down now that the factory closed. His two best friends, Hog...

Burning Up

By: Caroline B. Cooney

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Thematic Connections
Family & Relationships
Racism
Responsibility
Trust
Grades 7 up
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare discovers dark...