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Yumba Days

by Herb Wharton

The Yumba, an Aboriginal settlement, is home to Herbie, his brothers, sisters, relations and friends on the outskirts of town. From his back door the view of his playground stretches beyond the banks of the...


Lights, Camera, Cassidy: Hacked

by Linda Gerber

Cassidy Barnett is not your average twelve- (almost thirteen!-) year -old. While most other girls her age are worries about school and clothes and boys, Cass has spent most of her life traveling the world with...


The Cat Who Went to Heaven

by Elizabeth Coatsworth & Raoul Vitale

In ancient Japan, a struggling artist is angered when his housekeeper brings home a tiny white cat he can barely afford to feed. But when the village’s head priest commissions a painting of the Buddha for...


Precious Bones

by Mika Ashley-Hollinger

Meet ten-year-old Bones, whose playground is the Florida swamps, brimming with mystical witches, black bears, alligators and bobcats. Bones' father, Nolay, a Miccosukee Indian, is smart and mischievous. Her...


145th Street: Short Stories

by Walter Dean Myers

An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults

 

New Bonus Content:

-Q&A with Walter Dean Myers

-Teaser chapter from On a Clear Day

-Excerpt from Hoops

The first week of his senior year, everything changed. That’s when...


Finding Our Way

by Rene Jr Saldana

THESE STORIES TAKE the reader to meet mochos; cholos; Mr. and Mrs. Special; Manny with his mysterious phone calls; Melly, who dreams of being the first girl to take the Dive; Andy and Ruthie, who find that being...


As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President!

by Donna Gephart

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln . . . at one point, they all ran for president. And so is Vanessa Rothrock’s mother!

 

As if being 12 3/4 isn’t bad enough, Vanessa Rothrock’s mother is...


An Ocean Apart, a World Away

by Lensey Namioka

While most 16-year-old girls are planning their weddings, Xueyan, known as Yanyan, has no interest at all in marriage. She is fascinated by medicine. In China in 1921, women rarely attend university, let alone...


Roots and Wings

by Many Ly

GRACE’S GRANDMOTHER HAS died, and she and her mother must travel back to the Cambodian community to give her a proper Cambodian funeral. But Grace wants to use the trip to solve a few mysteries, like who her...


Jackson Jones and the Curse of the Outlaw Rose

by Mary Quattlebaum

Jackson Jones can't get away from roses. First his mother got him a plot at Rooter's, a community garden, where Jackson planted a rosebush of thorns and no blooms. Now Mr. K., a fellow gardener, enlists Jackson's...


The Juliet Club

by Suzanne Harper

Kate Sanderson has been burned by love. From now on, she thinks, I will control my own destiny, and I will be reasoned and rational. But life has other things in store for Kate. Namely, a summer abroad studying...


Crow

by Barbara Wright

The summer of 1898 is filled with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. He's growing apart from his best friend, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads constantly with his pragmatic, educated father, and his...


Wanderlove

by Kirsten Hubbard

Are you a Global Vagabond?

No, but 18-year-old Bria wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged...


The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Frères

by Marie LeTourneau

This story serves up a delightful recipe for a children's book: take one adorable tale of Parisian mice who want to win the prize for the best cheese soup in France, add a full serving of the whimsical illustrations...


The Boy from Left Field

by Tom Henighan

Hawk, a poor, half-Native boy who lives on the street in Toronto, is eager to go back to school and to please both his divorced parents. When Mr. Rizzuto, his baseball coach, tells him how Babe Ruth, playing...


Tomo: Friendship through Fiction: An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories

by Holly Thompson

One year after the tsunami, this benefit fiction anthology helps teens learn about Japan and contribute to long-term relief efforts.


Eloise in Paris

by Kay Thompson & Hilary Knight

Bonjour! Here's the thing of it: Paris has just been discovered by Eloise the little girl from the Plaza...

Here is what Eloise does in Paris: everything.

The effect is rawther extraordinaire.

If you come to...


All the Right Stuff

by Walter Dean Myers

New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers tackles the social contract from a teen’s perspective in his novel All the Right Stuff. In one of his most thought-provoking novels to date, Myers weaves...


The Jade Notebook

by Laura Resau

Down-to-earth Zeeta and her flighty mom, Layla, have spent years traveling the globe and soaking up everything each new culture has to offer. Now they've settled in the beachside town of Mazunte, Mexico, where...


Red Glass

by Laura Resau

ONE NIGHT SOPHIE and her parents are called to a hospital where Pedro, 6-year-old Mexican boy, is recovering from dehydration. Crossing the border into Arizona with a group of Mexicans and a coyote, or guide,...