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Sheinmel, Courtney

Summary: Stella gets a chance to audition for her favorite television show when she meets a casting director who thinks she is perfect for the role, so she rehearses her lines until she know the part by heart, but the audition does not go as planned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2015

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Yang, Kelly

Summary: Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was anengineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic Inc. 2018

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Smiley, Jane.

Summary: On her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, eighth-grader Abby Lovitt tries to rely on her Christian faith as she faces the possibility of giving up her beloved colt, Jack.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SMI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SMI

Reichardt, Marisa

Summary: Ever since the mass shooting at her California high school, junior Morgan Grant has become increasingly agoraphobic until even the idea of stepping outside her door can bring on a panic attack, a situation not made any easier by the fact that her parentsare divorced--but when Evan moves in next door she finds herself attracted to him and begins to find herself longing for the life she has been...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION REI

Smiley, Jane.

Summary: Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SMI

Patterson, James

Summary: Brainy twelve-year-old Bart attracts little attention at his new middle school near Hollywood, California, but whenever he can get around his gym-coach father, he secretly hunts electricity-guzzling aliens.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PAT

Liparulo, Robert.

Summary: When fifteen-year-old Xander and his family move into an old, abandoned house in the middle of a dense forest outside of a small California town, they discover that not only are some of the rooms portals into other places, but that malevolent forces are at work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y Fiction Lip

Jones, Kelly (Kelly Anne)

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown is finally settling into her new home and her new role as keeper of some highly unusual chickens--chickens with secret superpowers! But the arrival of two new magical chickens for her flock and some unusual eggs to be incubated and hatched (what will their superpowers be?), plus an impending inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee (who even knew this existed?)...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC JON

Friesen, Jonathan.

Summary: A pariah in his town and home for the results of his risk-taking behavior, eighteen-year-old Jake seeks adrenaline rushes to clear his dark thoughts, but when Salome, the girl he loves, gets caught up in taking chances, too, the consequences are devastating.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Speak 2010

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC FRI

Polacco, Patricia

Summary: Soon after her beloved grandmother's death, Trisha's family moves to a diverse California neighborhood where she meets Stewart and his grandmother, Miss Eula, who brings people together to help a grieving neighbor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Polacco 2018

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Warner, Sally.

Summary: Eight-year-old EllRay's father has promised a family trip to Disneyland if EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, but not defending himself against Jared, the class bully, proves to be a real challenge.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2011

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Block, Francesca Lia.

Summary: An overprotective mother, an unfriendly older sister, and a friend-stealing school bully are some of the challenges faced by thoughtful ten-year-old Ben Hunter of Filmland, California.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Block 2016

Margolis, Leslie.

Summary: Sixth-grader Annabelle realizes that she has a crush on Oliver, with whom she is doing a science fair project, just before the Valentine's Day dance--and just before her friend Claire announces her crush on him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2011

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Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

Summary: Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

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Liparulo, Robert.

Summary: When Xander travels through the portals in the King's strange house to visit Uncle Jesse as a boy, he learns that David has died and determines to do whatever it takes, and visit as many worlds as necessary, to change the future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2010

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Dixon, Franklin W.

Summary: The Hardy brothers investigate injuries to students at the Rising Phoenix Martial Arts Center to see if they are connected and if someone at the school is to blame.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Paperbacks 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DIX

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

Summary: Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2000

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Warner, Sally

Summary: Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes decides to "borrow" his father's crystals to impress his classmates, but his plan to return the crystals before his father notices goes awry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2011

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Partridge, Elizabeth.

Summary: In the summer of 1980 before she starts junior high school in Santa Rosa, California, Tracy, who was adopted from Vietnam when she was six years old, finds an old ammo box with a dog tag and picture that bring up painful memories for both her Vietnam-veteran father and her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAR

Shusterman, Neal

Summary: A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet suburban street into a warzone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SHU

Bennett, Jenn

Summary: When teens Zorie and Lennon, a former couple, are stranded in the California wilderness together, they must put aside their differences, and come to terms with lingering romantic feelings, in order to survive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BEN

Gregory, Kristiana.

Summary: A diary account of fourteen-year-old Susanna Fairchild's life in 1849, when her father succumbs to gold fever on the way to establish his medical practice in Oregon after losing his wife and money on their steamship journey from New York. Includes a historical note.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y DA 21

Stiefvater, Maggie

Summary: Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get back Isabel Culpeper.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION STI

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Ockler, Sarah.

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Summary: While on vacation in California, sixteen-year-old best friends Anna and Frankie conspire to find a boy for Anna's first kiss, but Anna harbors a painful secret that threatens their lighthearted plan and their friendship.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2009

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