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  • The language inside [downloadable ebook]

    The language inside2013

    by Holly Thompson

    (1,322)

    Summary: Raised in Japan, American-born tenth-grader Emma is disconcerted by a move to Massachusetts for her mother's breast cancer treatment, because half of Emma's heart remains with her friends recovering from the tsunami.

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  • Exposed [downloadable ebook]

    Exposed2011

    by Kimberly Marcus

    (2,819)

    Summary: High school senior Liz, a gifted photographer, can no longer see things clearly after her best friend accuses Liz's older brother of a terrible crime.

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  • Serafina's promise : a novel in verse

    Serafina's promise : a novel in verse2015

    by Ann E. Burg

    (2,260)

    Summary: In a poor village outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Serafina works hard to help her family, but dreams of going to school and becoming a doctor--then the earthquake hits and Serafina must summon all...  more »

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    Call #: J F BURG

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Karma : a novel in verse

    Karma : a novel in verse2011

    by Cathy Ostlere

    (1,558)

    Summary: In 1984, following her mother's suicide, 15-year-old Maya and her Sikh father travel to New Delhi from Canada to place her mother's ashes in their final resting place. On the night of their arrival,...  more »

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    Call #: YA F OSTLERE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Coaltown Jesus

    Coaltown Jesus2013

    by Ronald Koertge

    (668)

    Summary: Walker shouldn't have been so surprised to find Jesus standing in the middle of his bedroom. After all, he'd prayed for whoever was up there to help him, and to help his mom, who hadn't stopped...  more »

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    Call #: YA F KOERTGE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bull

    Bull2017

    by David Elliott

    (2,507)

    Summary: A modern twist on the Theseus and Minotaur myth, told in verse.

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    Call #: YA F ELLIOT

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Rhyme schemer

    Rhyme schemer2014

    by K. A. Holt

    (2,457)

    Summary: A novel in verse about Kevin's journey from bully to being bullied, as he learns about friendship, family, and his talent for poetry.

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    Call #: J F HOLT

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Redwood and Ponytail

    Redwood and Ponytail2019

    by K. A. Holt

    (1,498)

    Summary: Told in verse in two voices, with a chorus of fellow students, this is a story of two girls, opposites in many ways, who are drawn to each other; Kate appears to be a stereotypical cheerleader with a...  more »

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    Call #: YA F HOLT

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Redwood and Ponytail [eBook]

    Redwood and Ponytail2019

    by K. A. Holt

    Summary: Told in verse in two voices, with a chorus of fellow students, this is a story of two girls, opposites in many ways, who are drawn to each other; Kate appears to be a stereotypical cheerleader with a...  more »

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  • The opposite of innocent

    The opposite of innocent2018

    by Sonya Sones

    (1,033)

    Summary: A novel in verse follows the experiences of fourteen-year-old Lilly, as an innocent flirtation turns into sexual abuse by a friend of her parents and she is tormented by her abuser's threat to ruin her family and her own desperate need for help.

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    Call #: YA F SONES

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The crossover

    The crossover2019

    by Kwame Alexander

    (1,588)

    Summary: Thirteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL ALE

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Punching the air

    Punching the air2020

    by Ibi Aanu Zoboi

    (10,155)

    Summary: This is a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and...  more »

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    Call #: YA F ZOBOI

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Ronit & Jamil

    Ronit & Jamil2017

    by Pamela L. Laskin

    (1,392)

    Summary: Pamela L. Laskin's beautiful and lyrical novel in verse delivers a fresh and captivating retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day...  more »

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    Call #: YA F LASKIN

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Loving vs. Virginia : a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case

    Loving vs. Virginia : a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case2017

    by Patricia Hruby Powell

    (3,635)

    Summary: Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Virginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

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    Call #: YA F POWELL

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Finding wonders : three girls who changed science

    Finding wonders : three girls who changed science2016

    by Jeannine Atkins

    (728)

    Summary: A novel in verse about three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists. Maria Merian was sure that caterpillars were not wicked things born from mud, as...  more »

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    Call #: J F ATKINS

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The lightning dreamer : Cuba's greatest abolitionist

    The lightning dreamer : Cuba's greatest abolitionist2013

    by Margarita Engle

    (1,215)

    Summary: In free verse, evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who courageously fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba. Includes historical...  more »

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    Call #: YA F ENGLE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Voices : the final hours of Joan of Arc

    Voices : the final hours of Joan of Arc2019

    by David Elliott

    (1,515)

    Summary: "David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death in a fiery, evocative novel-in-verse." -- Provided by publisher

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    Call #: YA F ELLIOTT

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The snow fell three graves deep : voices from the Donner party

    The snow fell three graves deep : voices from the Donner party2020

    by Allan Wolf

    (298)

    Summary: In 1846, a group of emigrants bound for California face a choice: continue on their planned route or take a shortcut into the wilderness. Eighty-nine of them opt for the untested trail, a decision...  more »

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    Call #: YA F WOLF

    Location: New YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Glass [downloadable audiobook]

    Glass2008

    by Ellen Hopkins

    (61,405)

    Summary: Kristina Snow returns home to give birth, a rape-induced pregnancy that occurs in the prequel novel, Crank. Kristina spirals into a dark depression when she cannot recover her pre-baby shape and...  more »

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  • Moonrise

    Moonrise2018

    by Sarah Crossan

    (5,483)

    Summary: With little money or support, Joe Moon, seventeen, travels to Texas to help the older brother he barely knows through his last few weeks before being executed for murder.

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    Call #: YA F CROSSAN

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Moonrise [eBook]

    Moonrise2018

    by Sarah Crossan

    (5,360)

    Summary: With little money or support, Joe Moon, seventeen, travels to Texas to help the older brother he barely knows through his last few weeks before being executed for murder.

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  • October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard

    October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard2012

    by Leslea Newman

    (3,973)

    Summary: A poetic exploration of the impact of Matthew Shepard's murder on the world, told through a cycle of 68 poems. The poems relate, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998,...  more »

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    Call #: 811.54 NEW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hate that cat

    Hate that cat2010

    by Sharon Creech

    (8,915)

    Summary: Jack is studying poetry again in school, and he continues to write poems reflecting his understanding of famous poems and how they relate to his life.

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    Call #: J F CREECH

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hate that cat [downloadable audiobook]

    Hate that cat2008

    by Sharon Creech

    Summary: Jack is studying poetry again in school, and he continues to write poems reflecting his understanding of famous poems and how they relate to his life.

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  • BenBee and the teacher griefer

    BenBee and the teacher griefer2020

    by K. A. Holt , illustrator

    Series: Kids Under The Stairs

    (250)

    Summary: Told in multiple voices, four summer school classmates band together to save their teacher and their academic futures after Ms J.'s unorthodox teaching methods are questioned.

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    Call #: YA F HOLT

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Inside out & back again [Playaway]

    Inside out & back again2012

    by Thanhha Lai

    Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

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    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F LAI

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Inside out & back again [CD book]

    Inside out & back again2012

    by Thanhha Lai

    (47,899)

    Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

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    Call #: YA CD BOOK F LAI

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • Inside out & back again

    Inside out & back again2013

    by Thanhha Lai

    (47,960)

    Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

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    Call #: BK CLUB YA F LAI

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • 500 words or less

    500 words or less2018

    by Juleah Del Rosario

    (1,037)

    Summary: High school senior Nic, seventeen, tries to salvage her tattered reputation by helping her Ivy League-obsessed classmates with college admission essays and finds herself in the process.

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    Call #: YA F DEL ROSARIO

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Inside out & back again

    Inside out & back again2011

    by Thanhha Lai

    (47,900)

    Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

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    Call #: YA F LAI

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The canyon's edge

    The canyon's edge2020

    by Dusti Bowling

    (2,196)

    Summary: A year after the death of her mother in a restaurant shooting, Nora is left struggling to stay alive when a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong.

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    Call #: J F BOWLING

    Location: New Junior Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Rebound

    Rebound2018

    by Kwame Alexander

    Series: Crossover (Kwame Alexander) - #0.5

    (10,365)

    Summary: In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past.

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    Call #: YA F ALEXANDER

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Full cicada moon

    Full cicada moon2015

    by Marilyn Hilton

    (4,848)

    Summary: In 1969 twelve-year-old Mimi and her family move to an all-white town in Vermont, where Mimi's mixed-race background and interest in "boyish" topics like astronomy make her feel like an outsider.

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    Call #: YA F HILTON

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Girls like me

    Girls like me2016

    by Lola StVil

    (1,138)

    Summary: Fifteen-year-old Shay is trying to cope with being overweight and getting bullied in school, but when she falls in love with mysterious Blake, insecure Shay needs the help of her two best friends to make love prevail.

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    Call #: YA F STVIL

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Blood water paint

    Blood water paint2018

    by Joy McCullough

    (6,595)

    Summary: In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed by...  more »

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    Call #: YA F MCCULLOUGH

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The sky between you and me

    The sky between you and me2017

    by Catherine Alene

    (496)

    Summary: In an effort to get over her mother's death and the jealousy she feels for the new girl at school, Raesha concentrates on losing weight to make her performance at the upcoming high school rodeo competition the best it can be.

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    Call #: YA F ALENE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Other words for home

    Other words for home2019

    by Jasmine Warga

    (15,093)

    Summary: Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.

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    Call #: J F WARGA

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Other words for home [eBook]

    Other words for home2019

    by Jasmine Warga

    (16,053)

    Summary: Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.

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  • Other words for home [eAudio]

    Other words for home2019

    by Jasmine Warga

    (16,053)

    Summary: Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.

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  • Mountain dog

    Mountain dog2013

    by Margarita Engle

    (1,580)

    Summary: When his mother is sent to jail in Los Angeles, eleven-year-old Tony goes to live with his forest ranger great-uncle in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where Tony experiences unconditional love for the...  more »

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    Call #: J F ENGLE

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details