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Harper, Charise Mericle

Summary: Ashley's summer is filled with babysitting, letters to her best friend at camp, and a wish jar filled with secret revelations that help her understand her mother in a whole new way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION HAR

Glasgow, Kathleen

Summary: Tiger, sixteen, has been pushing away from her overprotective mother, but when her mother dies suddenly Tiger must learn to live when it feels she is surrounded by darkness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Bowe, Julie

Summary: Victoria Torres has always had a family birthday party that she shares with her beloved grandmother, but this year she is so impressed by her classmate's birthday party at GlamaRama, the mall's newest spa store, that she decides that she wants to celebrate her twelfth birthday there--and her mother refuses to do both.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2015

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

Bashardoust, Melissa

Summary: "At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone--has never beat at all, in fact, but she'd always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: FIC BAS

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

Johnson, Christine

Summary: On her sixteenth birthday Claire discovers strange things happening and when her mother reveals their family secret which explains the changes, Claire feels her world, as she has known it to be, slowly slipping away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Unsworth, Tania.

Summary: When her mother disappears and a menacing stranger tries to claim her home, Brightwood Hall, for himself, Daisy must use her wits, courage, and help from her imaginary friends to survive.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD UNS

Thompson, Lauren.

Summary: On the first Christmas since her father died, Grace and her mother try to create a happy celebration through the special gifts they give each other. Inspired by O. Henry's story, "The Gift of the Magi."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2003

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Gray, Eva.

Summary: After Louisa, Evelyn, and Rosie rescue Maddie from the Alliance and discover that Maddie's mother is the leader of the Resistance, the girls embark on a journey to find the Resistance headquarters despite the remaining threat of the Alliance and the disappearance of members of their group in rubble-strewn Chicago.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Gurtler, Janet

Summary: Ever since her father disappeared Shyanna's home has been a sad place, but if the twelve-year old mermaid can conquer her stage fright before the Melody Pageant, she hopes to win the contest and bring song back to her mother's life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GUR

Clark, Kristin Elizabeth

Summary: "A male-to-female trans teen, Jess, and her male best friend, Chunk, take a road trip across country to attend Jess's father's wedding to her mother's former best friend"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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

Johnson, Varian

Summary: "When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young African American woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Rice, Luanne

Summary: Ever since her mother left, Maia has struggled with depression, which has only gotten worse since her father remarried; so Maia decides run away to Canada to find her mother, together with Billy, a boy who now lives in a group home and has his own family tragedy--but when they finally arrive in Tadoussac, Quebec, Maia discovers that even her mother has been keeping secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Point, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2017

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

Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

Summary: After her father is convicted of embezzlement, Becca Jones, fourteen, and her mother flee Georgia for small-town Ohio but three years later she learns that his misdeeds may have jeopardized not just her future but also her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Haddix 2013

Cruz, Marie Miranda

Summary: After the loss of her father and home, twelve-year-old Nora lives with her mother in Manila's North Cemetery but then her mother disappears, sending Nora on a dangerous quest to find her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Starscape]/Tom Doherty Associates 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CRU

Sugiura, Misa

Summary: Katsuyamas never quit -- but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn't even know where to start. She's never lived up to her mom's type A ambition, and she's perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family's flower shop. She doesn't buy into Hannah's romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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

Friedman, Aimee

Summary: Two possible futures face Summer: either she will spend the summer in Provence with her father, uncovering family secrets, and exploring the old world, or she will stay in upstate New York, coping with her mother, and dreaming of her long time crush--and which future unfolds will depend on whether or not she answers a phone call.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Point 2016

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

Donahue, Jill L. (Jill Lynn)

Summary: While out picking blueberries with her mother, Bliss follows a butterfly and loses sight of her mother, but when she looks around she notices she has also unwittingly made a trail for herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DON

Hitchcock, Shannon

Summary: From the moment she met Samantha, star of the school basketball team, on her first day at Daniel Boone Middle School, Allison Drake felt she had found a friend, something she needs badly since her brother died and her father left--but as their friendshipgrows it begins to evolve into a deeper emotion, and in North Carolina in 1977, it is not easy to discover that you might be gay.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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

Lambert, Mary E.

Summary: Seventh-grader Annabelle's mother is a hoarder, and their whole house is full of canned goods, broken toys, fabric, and old newspapers--but when a pile of newspapers (organized by weather reports) falls on Annabelle's younger sister Leslie and their mother is more concerned about the newspapers, it sets off a chain of events that brings their fix-it-all grandmother in and Annabelle realizes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

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

Novak, Ali

Summary: Felicity, seventeen, has struggled to meet her mother's expectations since her older sister disappeared, and when she connects with a famous band member at a charity ball, she begins to consider what will make her truly happy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2017

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

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

Risco, Elle D.

Summary: After unleashing a beastly curse upon her Scottish village, Princess Merida embarks on a perilous quest and discovers the meaning of true bravery. Full color.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Golden Book 2012

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Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn)

Summary: While spending a summer at the family lake house, eighteen-year-old Sawyer finally learns the full truth about her complicated family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Freeform Books 2019

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Burt, Marissa

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Christa's plans for her favorite holiday are derailed when her parents announce their divorce and Christa spends Christmas in Europe with her mom, but even though her dad remains in Chicago, he sends Christa on a scavenger hunt made up of dares that send her all over Florence, Paris, and London.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BUR

Frederick, Heather Vogel.

Summary: As the Mother-Daughter Book Club reads Jane Eyre, the girls and some of their mothers are involved in some serious competitions, Becca finds romance when the Wyoming pen pals come for a visit, and a wedding brings the British Berkeley brothers and even Stinkerbelle to Concord.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC FRE