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The Big Lie

JULIE MAYHEW · Candlewick
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In a gripping novel set in present-day England under a Nazi regime, a sheltered teen questions what it means to be "good" - and how far she's willing to go to break the rules.Nazi England, 2014. Jessika Keller is a good girl - a champion ice skater, model student of the Bund...
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The Crew 2 - Xbox One

Ivory Tower (Firm) · Ubisoft
Format: Video Game

In The Crew 2, take on the American motorsports scene as you explore and dominate the land, air, and sea of the United States in one of the most exhilarating open worlds ever created. With a wide variety of exotic cars, bikes, boats, and planes to choose from, experience the unbridled thrill...
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Out of the Blue

Sophie Cameron · WICKLIFFE PRESS
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

When otherworldly beings start falling from the sky, it seems like the end of days are near -- but for one girl, it's just the beginning of an adventure that will change her life.Jaya's life has completely fallen apart. Her mother is dead, her dad is on an obsessive wild goose chase,...
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Shadowshaper

Daniel José Older · Scholastic Audio Books
Format: Audiobook on CD

Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep real tears, well, something...
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This Is Where It Ends

Marieke Nijkamp · Brilliance Audio
Format: Audiobook

10:00 a.m.The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.10:02 a.m.The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.10:03The auditorium doors won't...
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Anger Is a Gift: A Novel

Mark Oshiro · Tor Teen
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Moss Jeffries is many things -- considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd. But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else -- someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn't become a rallying...
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Wild beauty

Anna-Marie McLemore · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 352

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, hiding a terrible legacy, until mysterious Fel arrives and Estrella helps him explore his dangerous past.
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Darius the Great Is Not Okay

ADIB KHORRAM · Dial Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA."Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I'd live in this book forever if I could." - Becky Albertalli,...
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The Authentics

Abdi Nazemian · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The Authentics is a fresh, funny, and insightful novel about culture, love, and family - the kind we are born into and the ones we create.Daria Esfandyar is Iranian-American and proud of her heritage, unlike some of the "Nose Jobs" in the clique led by her former best friend,...
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Friend or Foe

Patrick Jones · Darby Creek
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Do the crime, do the time behind bars. But once you've been in, it can be tough to stay out.Ian's band is finally taking off. But the band's front man and Ian's best friend, Orlando, can't catch a break as a black kid in their white town. Tension with a security guard...
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The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo · HarperTeen
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"Crackles with energy and snaps with authenticity and voice." - Justina Ireland, author of Dread Nation"An incredibly potent debut." - Jason Reynolds, author of the National Book Award Finalist Ghost"Acevedo has amplified the voices of girls en el barrio who are equal...
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Critical Perspectives on Climate Change

Stephen Feinstein · Enslow Publishing
Pages: 205
Format: Print book

The scientific community today largely agrees that climate change is occurringand that it could have devastating consequences. Still, many Americans are unsure as to what climate change is and what higher temperatures and rising sea levels could mean for them. Critical Perspectives on Climate...
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The Rose and the Dagger

Renée Ahdieh · Random House/Listening Library
Format: Audiobook

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse--one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have...
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Piecing Me Together

Rene Watson · Bloomsbury
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A timely and powerful story about a teen girl striving for success in a world that too often feels like it wants to break her. Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way....
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Denton Little's Deathdate

Lance Rubin · Ember
Pages: 346
Format: Paperback

**WINNER of the ILA Young Adult Book Award!**Get ready to die laughing: this is an outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager's life as he searches for love, meaning, answers, and (just maybe) a way to live on. Denton Little's Deathdate takes place in a world exactly...
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