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Russell, Anna

Summary: "Josh Baker isn't sure why his brain tells him to do things that other people don't need to do: checking his locker again and again, counting cracks in ceilings, and always needing to finish a song, for starters. He is a talented drummer, a math genius, and he knows everything about rock and roll. Yet, he knows his problems have the power to hurt his family and make him fail at school. When...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books, an imprint of Enslow Publishing 2019

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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: From the day she was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson, to her reigning days as a Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe lived a life that was often defined by others. This verse novel revisits Marilyn's often traumatic early life of foster homes, loneliness, sexual abuse, teen marriage, and follows her into a hard-won, meteoric rise to stardom that brought with it exploitation, pill dependency, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2020

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Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn.

Summary: Josie, who lives with her mother and grandmother and has cerebral palsy, befriends a boy who moves into one of the rich houses behind her old farmhouse.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Zimme

Coelho, Joseph

Summary: Daphne is unbearably sad and adrift. She feels the painful loss of her father acutely and seeks solace both in the security of her local library and the escape her phone screen provides by blocking out the world around her. As Daphne tries to make sense of what has happened she recalls memories of shared times and stories past, and in facing the darkness she finds a way back from the tangle of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Otter-Barry Books 2020

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

Atta, Dean

Summary: "Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he's navigated what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican--but never quite feeling Greek or Black enough. As he gets older, Michael's coming out is only the start of learning who he is and where he fits in. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs--and the Black Flamingo is born. Told with raw...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzar + Bray, an imprint of HarpercollinsPublishers 2020

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

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

Abbott, Tony

Summary: Junk. That's what the kids at school call Bobby Lang. Trying desperately to live under the radar at school-- and at the home he shares with his angry, neglectful father-- Bobby develops a sort of proud loneliness. The only buffer between him and the uncaring world is his love of the long, wooded trail between school and home. Then he meets Rachel. She is an artist who sees him in a way no one...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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

Velasquez, Elisabet

Summary: A first-generation Puerto Rican eighth grader, Sarai can see with clarity the truth, pain, and beauty of the world both inside and outside her Bushwick apartment. Together with her older sister Estrella she navigates the strain of family traumas and the systemic pressures of toxic masculinity and housing insecurity in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. As she questions the society around her, her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC VEL

Acevedo, Elizabeth

Summary: Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC ACE

Cane, Tina

Summary: "Alma's life is a constant of halfways: She's half-Chinese, half-Jewish; her parents spend half the time fighting, and the other half silent; and, at thirteen, she's halfway through becoming a woman. Then comes the year when everything changes, and her life is overtaken by constant endings: friends move away, romances bloom and wither, her parents file for divorce, and just like that her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Make Me a World 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC CAN

Iloh, Candice

Summary: "Ada" means first daughter, means oldest girl, means most pressure. When Ada leaves home for her freshman year at a historical Black college, it's the first time that she's been able to make her own choices. As she stumbles deeper into the world of dance and explores her sexuality, she also begins to wrestle with her past-- her mother's struggle with addiction, her Nigerian father's attempts to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2020

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: YA FIC ILO

Cuthew, Lucy

Summary: "After school one day, Frankie, a lover of physics and astronomy, has her first sexual experience with quiet and gorgeous Benjamin - and gets her period. It's only blood, they agree. But soon a gruesome meme goes viral, turning an intimate, affectionate afternoon into something sordid, mortifying, and damaging. In the time it takes to swipe a screen, Frankie's universe implodes. Who can she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books 2020

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

Duran, Rye

Summary: Project Apogee had one mission: to create biologically engineered perfect teenagers. The teenagers were supposed to be expressions of a perfect genetic mapping of traits, an example of the New Human. But when the teens go before the project committee, they are found to be utterly normal and unremarkable - a disappointment. Then there's Alex, the lost teen who failed years ago, who might just be...

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Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books 2020

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

Springer, Nancy

Summary: "Rhaskos works in the stables. Worth less than a donkey, much less than a horse. But Rhaskos is clever and talented, and beloved of his mother-who has been forced away from her son but is willing to do anything for him. Melisto is a girl. Wealthy, privileged, intended for a stifling marriage and dangerous childbirth. But first she is to spend a season serving Artemis, goddess of the hunt, as...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC SPR

Bruce, Lexi

Summary: "It's no secret Anna's parents are going through a rough patch. But when that rough patch turns positively volatile, Anna starts to wonder why her parents are staying together at all. Will their anger destroy everything Anna has ever known? Can Anna allow herself to fall in love when she sees how it can turn so easily to hate?" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books, an imprint of Enslow Publishing 2020

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

Schlitz, Laura Amy

Summary: A Thracian slave in a Greek household, Rhaskos is as common as clay, a stable boy worth less than a donkey, much less a horse. Wrenched from his mother at a tender age, he nurtures in secret, aided by Socrates, his passions for art and philosophy. Melisto is a spoiled aristocrat, a girl as precious as amber but willful and wild. She'll marry and be tamed--the curse of all highborn girls--but...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Sullivan, Mary

Summary: It is impossible not to root for Ceti, almost fifteen, who tells her story of growing up in shelters, learning soccer from her Gramps, and sleeping in her Mom's red truck where they listened over and over to Rolling Stones discs someone left behind. Following in the steps of her hero, Lionel Messi, Ceti is a shooting star on the field. A U.S. scout is coming to watch her play in the State...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Fitzroy Books 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC SUL

Acevedo, Elizabeth

Summary: Curvaceous sixteen-year-old Xiomara Batista discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her fiercely religious mother's view of women, as well as her relationship to a world dominated by rape-culture.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019

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Burg, Ann E.

Summary: The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape--and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BUR

Charles, Tami

Summary: A tale inspired by true events traces the experiences of a talented singer who wants to escape her all-white community before catching the attention of an R&B star who gives her access to fame and luxury in exchange for unscrupulous sacrifices.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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

Elliott, David

Summary: "When Robyn and his brothers are turned into ravens through the work of a curse, their younger sister is their only hope for them to become human again. Though she's never met them, April is determined to restore her brothers' humanity. But what will become of Robyn, who has discovered a much greater affinity to the air than to the earth-bound lives of his family?"--Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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

Grimes, Nikki.

Summary: Daydreaming became an escape for Gabby once her parents started arguing with each other. With the help of a new teacher, those daydreams may turn into words.

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Publisher / Publication Date: WordSong 2013

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Grimes 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GRI

Hopkins, Ellen.

Summary: An MFA student who never dreamed she would become a military wife struggles with her love for her boyfriend, a dedicated marine who has survived multiple deployments to Afghanistan, and her growing resentment over the war that is tearing their lives apart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOP

Wiles, Deborah

Summary: "IMAGINE: You are a student in America. You are protesting a war. Or maybe you are just walking to class. The National Guard is called onto your campus. Imagine you are a young guardsman. The protest grows stronger. So does the confusion, the chaos, the fear. The guardsmen open fire. Imagine this is your school. Imagine this is your town. Imagine this is your country. Imagine American troops...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. The story that I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born. Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer & Bray 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ZOB
1 available in Consider This, Call number: YA FIC ZOB

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

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

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

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