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Symptoms of Being Human

Jeff Garvin · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 335
Format: Hardcover

A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers.

Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet....

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We Are Okay

Nina Lacour · Dutton
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

From the award-winning author of Hold Still comes an achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship.

★ "Exquisite." - Kirkus, starred review
★ "LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional...
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Mariam Sharma Hits the Road

SHEBA KARIM · HarperTeen
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Three Pakistani-American teenagers, on a trip through the land of pork ribs, mechanical bulls, and Confederate flags. It's going to be quite an adventure.

The summer after her freshman year of college, Mariam is looking forward to working and hanging out with her best friends:...

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Audacity

Melanie Crowder · Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA)
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

The inspiring story of Clara Lemlich, whose fight for equal rights led to the largest strike by women in American history

A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power, Audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a spirited young woman...
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Where You'll Find Me

Natasha Friend · Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

""Natasha Friend, I loved your book. I was hooked from the first page." -- Judy Blume

The first month of school, thirteen-year-old Anna Collette finds herself...
DUMPED by her best friend Dani, who suddenly wants to spend eighth grade "hanging out with different...

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Internment

Samira Ahmed · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Rebellions are built on hope.
Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.
With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend...
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All We Have Left

Wendy Mills · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Interweaving stories from past and present, All We Have Left brings one of the most important days in our recent history--September 11th--to life, showing that love and hope will always triumph.

Now:
Sixteen-year-old Jesse is used to living with the echoes of the past....

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The Rule of Thoughts

James Dashner · Delacorte
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From James Dashner, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series, which includes The Maze Runner - now a #1 movie worldwide - and The Scorch Trials - soon to be a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox that hits theaters on September 18, 2015 - comes The Rule...
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You Must Not Miss

Katrina Leno · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

One of Us Is Lying meets Carrie in this suspenseful story of friendship, family, and revenge.

Magpie Lewis started writing in her yellow notebook the day her family self-destructed. That was the night Eryn, Magpie's sister, skipped town and left her to fend for herself....
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Chains

Laurie Halse Anderson · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 316
Format: Hardcover

If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?

As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property...
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Solo

Kwame Alexander · Blink
Pages: 458
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestseller!

Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he'd give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential,...

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Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women

Kate Schatz · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai,...
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The Sun Is Also a Star

Nicola Yoon · Delacorte Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton! The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love...

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