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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
1. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Steve Sheinkin · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 384
Format: Book

Winner of the 2016 YALSA Award for excellence in nonfiction for young adults!  From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of The Port Chicago 50 and Bomb comes a tense, exciting exploration of what the Times deemed "the greatest story of the century": how Daniel Ellsberg...
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The Lie Tree
2. The Lie Tree

Frances Hardinge · Amulet Books
Pages: 377
Format: Print book

Read this thought-provoking, critically acclaimed novel (6 starred reviews ) from Frances Hardinge, winner of the Costa Book of the Year, Costa Children's Book Award, and Horn Book-Boston Globe Award. Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy...
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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph
3. Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph

Roxane Orgill · Candlewick Press
Pages: 55
Format: Print book

What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can to pose for a photo in 1950s Harlem? Playful verse and glorious artwork capture an iconic moment for American jazz.When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched...
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Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
5. Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

Katherine Rundell · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this lovely and lyrical novel from the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called “a glorious adventure.”Wilhelmina Silver’s world is golden. Living...
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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
6. The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

Candace Fleming · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

"[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters,...
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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
7. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Peter Brown · Little
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Are you bored with being so proper? Do you want to have more fun? Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild. But does he go too far? From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there's a time and place for everything... even going wild.
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Grasshopper Jungle
8. Grasshopper Jungle

Andrew Smith · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 388
Format: Print book

A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor BookWinner of the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction"Grasshopper Jungle is a rollicking tale that is simultaneously creepy and hilarious. It's propulsive plot would be delightful enough on its own, but Smith's ability to blend teenage drama...
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
9. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Steve Sheinkin · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty...
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Building Our House
10. Building Our House

Jonathan Bean · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceWinner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Picture BookA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013In this unique construction book for kids who love tools and trucks, readers join...
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Eleanor & Park
11. Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times Best Seller!"Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green, The New York Times Book ReviewBono met his wife in high school, Park says.So did Jerry...
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Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
12. Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

Robert Byrd · Dial Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Electric Ben is now a 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Book Award Winner, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book, a Horn Fanfare Book, and a  Robert F. Sibert Honor book!“a true standout…bright, witty, informative and cleverly organized as the man himself.”...
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Chuck Close: Face Book
13. Chuck Close: Face Book

Chuck Close · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 55
Format: Print book

This fascinating, interactive autobiography presents Chuck Close's story, his art, and a discussion of the many processes he uses in the studio. The question-and-answer format is based on real kids' inquiries about Close's life and work, and his answers to them. Close, who is wheelchair-bound...
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No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller
14. No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson · Carolrhoda Lab TM
Format: Print book

A documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller'You can't walk straight on a crooked line. You do you'll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?'Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white banker told...
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Extra Yarn
15. Extra Yarn

Mac Barnett · Balzer + Bray; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller, is the story of how a young girl and her box of magical yarn transform a community.With spare, gently humorous illustrations and a palette that moves from black-and-white to a range...
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