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Titles selected by Children's Librarians Eileen Corbett and Sarah Rodriguez

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Book

In the aftermath of a tornado that destroys her family's home, Ivy struggles with her secret truth -- she has a crush on another girl.

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The Journey of Little Charlie

Christopher Paul Curtis · Scholastic Press
Pages: 234
Format: Book

Little Charlie Bobo reluctantly agrees to go north with the evil Cap'n Buck to run down two escaped slaves and their children.  

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The Rose Legacy

JESSICA DAY GEORGE · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 272
Format: Book

Anthea Thornley discovers that she can communicate with horses, long thought to have been killed off by a plague.

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Refugee

ALAN GRATZ · Scholastic Press
Pages: 352
Format: Book

Three families fleeing conditions in thier homelands, Germany 1939, Cuba 1994 and Syria 2015.

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Game Changer

Tom Greenwald · Amulet Books
Pages: 304
Format: Book

A serious football injury exposes a dark, violent side to training at a summer camp.

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Hello, Universe

Erin Entrada Kelly · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 320
Format: Book

When the class bully, Chet, pulls a mean stunt, Virgil finds himsefl at the bottom of a deep, dark well and the universe pulls together to come to the rescue.

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Out of Left Field

ELLEN KLAGES · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Book

Ten-year-old Katy Gordon is the best pitcher in the neighborhood, but can she convince Little League to give her a chance in 1957?

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The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair

Amy Makechnie · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Book

A mother with a traumatic brain injury, a missing farmer and a frightening giant of a new neighbor are a lot to manage for ten year old aspiring lawyer, Guinevere St. Clair.

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The Flooded Earth

Mardi McConnochie · Pajama Press
Pages: 336
Format: Book

On a desperate seach to locate their missing father, Annalie and Will set sail on a dangerous journey while trying to elude government agents, pirates and the perils of the open sea.

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Amal Unbound

Aisha Saeed · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 240
Format: Book

After a disastrous encounter with her Pakistani village's landlord, Amal is removed from school and sent to be a servant in his house in order to settle her father's debts.  

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Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life

SHELLEY TOUGAS · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 304
Format: Book

Walnut Grove, Minnesota, childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder, is not an easy place to live, but Charlotte and her family find a surprising sense of belonging.  

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Harbor Me

JACQUELINE WOODSON · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 192
Format: Book

The ARTT --- A Room To Talk becomes a safe space for aley and her fellow students to open up about their worries and their fears.

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