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Break

by Hannah Moskowitz

Jonah is on a mission to break every bone in his body. Everyone knows that broken bones grow back stronger than they were before. And Jonah wants to be stronger—needs to be stronger—because everything around...


Deenie

by Judy Blume

When Deenie finds out that she has scoliosis, she’s scared. When she sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream.

But the words won’t come out. And Deenie, beautiful Deenie, who everyone says should...


The Santa Claus Apprentice

by Bonifacio Vincenzi

Santa Claus is looking for his successor, a kind and gentle boy named Nicolaus that one day, when he will be too old, will take his place. After months and months of searching, he finally finds him. And little...


Horrors of History: People of the Plague: Philadelphia Flu Epidemic 1918

by T. Neill Anderson

Well-researched and rich with ghastly details, this third historical fiction novel in the Horrors of History series is based on the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Actual and fictionalized victims and survivors,...


About Teddy: A Story about Tourette's Syndrome

by Tim Brennan

Come join in the journey of Teddy the ticking toy dachshund's life as he grows up and deals with the struggles and difficulties of Tourette's Syndrome in About Teddy.


Broken

by CJ Lyons

"Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak meets Kathy Reichs' Virals." -bookseller Jill Moore, Square Books Jr.

New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons makes her YA debut with a taut, riveting thriller hailed as "an...


Love and Other Unknown Variables

by Shannon Alexander

Charlie Hanson has a clear vision of his future. A senior at Brighton School of Mathematics and Science, he knows he’ll graduate, go to MIT, and inevitably discover solutions to the universe’s greatest unanswered...


Whisper

by Chris Struyk-Bonn

Whisper, a teen girl with a cleft palate, is forced to survive in a world that is hostile to those with disfigurements or disabilities.


A Hole in My Heart

by Rie Charles

When 12-year-old Nora learns that her favourite cousin, Lizzie, is about to have risky open-heart surgery, she wonders if her family will ever feel whole again, and if she can find the courage to mend her own...


Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling

by Lucy Frank

This novel-in-verse—at once literary and emotionally gripping—follows the unfolding friendship between two very different teenage girls who share a hospital room and an illness.

Chess, the narrator, is sick,...


The Symptoms of My Insanity

by Mindy Raf

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


When Mr. Dog Bites

by Brian Conaghan

All Dylan Mint has ever wanted is to keep his Tourette's in check and live life as a �normal� teenager. The swearing, the tics, the howling �dog� that escapes when things are at their worst-nothing about...


Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel

by Diana Lopez

It's summer before eighth grade, and Erica "Chia" Montenegro is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins....


The Great Death

by John Smelcer

The Great Death arrived with the man from downriver, the one who came with the light-colored strangers and had little red spots covering his body. Thirteen-year-old Millie and her younger sister, Maura, are...


Pandemic

by Yvonne Ventresca

Even under the most normal circumstances, high school can be a painful and confusing time. Unfortunately, Liliana’s circumstances are anything but normal. Only a few people know what caused her sudden change...


Deadly

by Julie Chibbaro & Jean-Marc Superville Sovak

Join the search for Typhoid Mary in this early twentieth-century CSI. Now in paperback!

Prudence Galewski doesn’t belong in Mrs. Browning’s esteemed School for Girls. She doesn’t want an “appropriate”...


Positively

by Courtney Sheinmel

Since the day Emerson Pressman and her mother were diagnosed as HIV positive, nothing has been the same. When her mother dies of AIDS, Emmy has to go live with the father and stepmother she barely knows, and...


The Mind's Eye

by Paul Fleischman

Eighty-eight-year old Elva and Courtney, an attractive sixteen-year-old with a severed spinal cord, lie in adjacent beds in a grim Bismarck, North Dakota convalescent home. Ignored by the world, the only resource...


Triggered

by Vicki Grant

After Neil breaks up with Jade, his sense of responsibility for her younger brother keeps pulling him back.


Second Impact

by David Klass & Perri Klass

Kendall is football town, and Jerry Downing is the high school's star quarterback, working to redeem himself after he nearly killed a girl in a drunk driving accident last year. Carla Jenson, lead reporter...