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Carve the Mark

Veronica Roth · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 468
Format: Print book

Fans of Star Wars and Divergent will revel in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth's stunning new science-fiction fantasy series.On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape...
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Cold Morning: An Edna Ferber Mystery

Ed Ifkovic · Poisoned Pen Press
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

January 3, 1935. The trial opens in Flemington, New Jersey, for the man accused of "the crime of the century." And Edna Ferber is there to cover it.1932. On a windy March 1 night, Charles Lindbergh, America's hero, discovers that his twenty-month-old son has been snatched from...
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The Girl Who Never Was: Otherworld Book One

Skylar Dorset · Sourcebooks Fire

Romantic, suspenseful, and witty all at onceAlice in Wonderland meets Neverwhere.Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Evernight seriesToday is my birthday.In Selkies family, you dont celebrate birthdays. You dont talk about birthdays. And you never, ever reveal your birth...
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X: A Novel

Ilyasah Shabazz · Candlewick
Pages: 348
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/TeensA 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor BookCowritten by Malcolm X's daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.Malcolm Little's...
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Learning Not to Drown

Anna Shinoda · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Family secrets cut to the bone in this mesmerizing debut novel about a teen whose drug-addicted brother is the prodigal son one time too many.There is a pecking order to every family. Seventeen-year old Clare is the overprotected baby; Peter is the typical, rebellious middle child; and Luke...
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The Hazel Wood

MELISSA ALBERT · Flatiron Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"The Hazel Wood will be your next literary obsession." -- Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval"Thoroughly, creepily captivating." -- Kristin Cashore, author of Graceling"This is one of the best books I've read in years." -- Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright...
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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Benjamin Alire Sa?enz · Clarion Books
Pages: 445
Format: Hardcover

"Friendships, family, grief, joy, rage, faith, doubt, poetry, and love - this complex and sensitive book has room for every aspect of growing up!" - Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-Winning author of The Surrender Tree Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father,...
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Don't Worry, Be Happy! Or Else!

Françoize Boucher · Walker
Pages: 112
Format: Book

Life can be so confusing! Just when you think you've got it figured out, something happens that confuses you all over again. If you've ever wished for a guide to help get you through the ups and downs and find the secret to true happiness, this is it! Neon-bright and full of laugh-out-loud...
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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Michaela DePrince · Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!" - Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancerThe extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone...
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Resurrecting Sunshine

Lisa A Koosis · Albert Whitman Teen
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

At seventeen, Adam Rhodes is famous, living on his own, and in a downward spiral since he lost the girl he loved. Marybeth -- stage name Sunshine -- was his best friend from the days they were foster kids; then she was his girlfriend and his band mate. But since her accidental death, he's...
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Maniac Magee

Jerry Spinelli · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs. Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years,...
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Elizabeth Kohen · Marshall Cavendish
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Diversity is the spice of life, and the highly regarded Cultures of the World series celebrates just that by providing stimulating observations on the varied life styles of far-ranging countries.
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The Khmer Rouge's Genocidal Reign in Cambodia

Zoe Lowery · Rosen Young Adult
Pages: 64
Format: Library Binding

The appalling Cambodian genocide remains barely studied even to this day. Yet nearly two million Cambodians (around 20 percent of Cambodias population) died between 1975 and 1979 as a result of the dictator Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge Communist government. Innocent Cambodians were murdered,...
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Time Bomb

Joelle Charbonneau · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Seven students trapped in their school after a bomb goes off must fight to survive while also discovering who among them is the bomber in this provocative new thriller from the author of the New York Times bestselling Testing Trilogy. Perfect for fans of This Is Where It Ends. A congressman's...
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Exploring the Mysteries of Astronomy

Patrick Moore · Rosen Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Bring astronomy down from the mountaintops and into the backyard with this one-stop stargazing manual from Sir Patrick Moore and Pete Lawrence, stars of the BBCs The Sky at Night. This book is an introduction to how to practice astronomy in the digital age. It explains the principles of astronomy...
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