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The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

By: Julie Schumacher

I'm Adrienne Haus, survivor of a mother-daughter book club. Most of us didn't want to join. My mother signed me up because I was stuck at home all summer, with my knee in a brace. CeeCee's parents forced...

The Undrowned Child

By: Michelle Lovric

Teodora has always longed to visit Venice, and at last she has her chance. But strange and sinister things are afoot in the beautiful floating city. Teo is quickly subsumed into a secret world in which...

The Unknown Spy

By: Eoin McNamee

Danny Caulfield's quiet Christmas break from Wilsons, the school for spies, is shattered by gunshots and a heartrending discovery about his parents. That same night, he's summoned to Wilsons' to prepare...


The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

By: Teresa Toten

Filled with moments of deep emotion and unexpected humor, this understand and wise novel explores the complexities of living with OCD and offers the prospect of hope, happiness and healing. Perfect for...

The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman

By: Louise Plummer

I’m Kate Bjorkman. I don’t like romance novels. They’re full of three-paragraph kisses describing people’s tongues and spittle. But what do you do if you’ve lived a real romance...

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation)

By: Laura Hillenbrand

The #1 New York Times bestseller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting...


Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation)

By: Laura Hillenbrand

The #1 New York Times bestseller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting...

Uncaged (The Singular Menace, 1)

By: John Sandford and Michele Cook

A New York Times bestseller! John Sandford and Michele Cook debut a high-octane thriller series about a ruthless corporation, unspeakable experiments, and a fight to expose the truth. Perfect for fans...

Uncaged (The Singular Menace, 1)

By: John Sandford and Michele Cook

A New York Times bestseller! John Sandford and Michele Cook debut a high-octane thriller series about a ruthless corporation, unspeakable experiments, and a fight to expose the truth. Perfect for fans...


Resources

The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

By: Julie Schumacher

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 Chic Lit: A genre of literature that appeals mainly to teen girls, focusing on high school problems including, but not limited to, boys and families.
Alternative Narrative:...

Unbroken Family and Educator Discussion Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Laura Hillenbrand
Guide Prepared by: Judith Turner

The #1 New York Times bestseller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting...

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Under My Hat

By: Jonathan Strahan

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Spells, black cats, pointy hats--this bewitching collection celebrates the fantasy and lore of witches and their brood.  With richly imagined poems, short stories, and other crafty creations...


Under the Blood Red Sun Educator Guide

By: Graham Salisbury
Guide Prepared by: Pat Scales, Children's Literature Consultant

Tomi was born in Hawaii. His grandfather and parents were born in Japan, and came to America to escape poverty.

World War II seems far away from Tomi and his friends, who are too busy playing...

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Under the Bridge

By: Michael Harmon

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Visiting Cutter’s grave is the only time Tate Brooks feels peace. At home, his younger brother, Indy, and his father are at war. Under the Bridge with his skating crew, Hole in the Wall,...

Unforsaken

By: Sophie Littlefield

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Sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell descends from the ancient Banished who came from Ireland.  She, her Aunt Prairie and little brother Chub, hide in the suburbs.  All of them...


Unleashed

By: Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie

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When Kat suddenly finds herself an orphan, she is forced to leave her friends and the life she knows and loves in California to join a grandfather she barely knows in Arkansas. ...

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B Discussion Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: By Teresa Toten; Guide Prepared By Laura Schick, a librarian at Jesuit High School in Portland OR

Two-time Governor General's Award nominee Teresa Toten is back with a compulsively readable new book for teens!

When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive...

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Unspoken

By: Sarah Rees Brennan

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Having an imaginary friend is nothing unusual, unless you’re still talking to him when you’re in high school. This freakish trait has cramped Kami Glass’ social life, but she’s learned...


Untold Book Talk

By: Sarah Rees Brennan

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Kami Glass thought breaking her link with handsome, newcomer Jared Lynburn could put Sorry-in –the-Vale out of harm’s way. Boy, was she wrong. Now, Jared’s magic is watered down and...