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True Lies

by George Shannon & John O'Brien

In this collection of "lies" from many nations, the challenge is to find the slippery truth. By reading with care and not jumping to conclusions, readers will delight in discovering how these characters lie...


Gaby, Lost and Found

by Angela Cervantes

Wanted: One amazing forever home for one amazing sixth grader. "My name is Gaby, and I'm looking for a home where I can invite my best friend over and have a warm breakfast a couple of times a week. Having the...


The Cruisers Book 4: Oh, Snap!

by Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers's Cruisers series keeps going strong! The Cruisers are in trouble -- again. The freedom of expression they've enjoyed by publishing their own school newspaper, THE CRUISER, has spread all the...


Mississippi Trial, 1955

by Chris Crowe

As the fiftieth anniversary approaches, there's a renewed interest in this infamous 1955 murder case, which made a lasting mark on American culture, as well as the future Civil Rights Movement. Chris Crowe's...


Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope

by Beverley Naidoo

We are the young people,

We will not be broken!

We demand freedom

And say

"Away with slavery

In our land of Africa!"

For almost fifty years apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks,...


Burn My Heart

by Beverley Naidoo

What does it mean to be loyal?

Mathew and Mugo, two boys—one white, one black—share an uneasy friendship in Kenya in the 1950s. They're friends even though Mathew's dad owns the land and everything on it....


Lily B. on the Brink of Paris

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Mulgrew Middle School Summer Trip to Paris

Madame Chavotte:

French Teacher and Chaperone.

Built like a tank, with only one eyebrow.

Charlotte McGrath:

Vault of European Information.

In Command of All Details.

Bonnie...


The Heart Is Not a Size

by Beth Kephart

Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. She knows that some things are better left unsaid. . . . Or are they?

When Georgia and her best friend, Riley, travel along with nine...


Lockdown

by Walter Dean Myers

When I first got to Progress, it freaked me out to be locked in a room and unable to get out. But after a while, when you got to thinking about it, you knew nobody could get in, either.

It seems as if the only...


If You Could Be Mine: A Novel

by Sara Farizan

This Forbidden Romance Could Cost Them Their Lives

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children’s/Young Adult

One of Rolling Stone’s 40 Best YA Novels

A 2014 ALA Rainbow List Top 10 Title

A Booklist...


Little Pineapple, the Little Hawaiian Truck Discovers the Sugar Cane Trains

by Karl Joseph Hill & Scott Thomas Lowe

The book is a children fictional story about discovering and preserving a segment of Hawaii's past pertaining to sugar cane trains. Telling first of the trains' abandonment, then being discovered thereby creating...


Golden Boy

by Tara Sullivan

“Harrowing but ultimately redemptive…the murder of Tanzania's albinos is a real and horrific phenomenon of the past 15 years, a cold fact that makes the fictional events in ‘Golden Boy’ more moving and...


Purple Heart

by Patricia McCormick

When Private Matt Duffy wakes up in an army hospital in Iraq, he's honored with a Purple Heart. But he doesn't feel like a hero.

There's a memory that haunts him: an image of a young Iraqi boy as a bullet hits...


Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet

by Kashmira Sheth

Jeeta’s family is caught up in the whirlwind of arranging marriages for her two older sisters, but the drama and excitement leave Jeeta cold. Even though tradition demands the parade of suitors, the marriage...


Chanda's Wars

by Allan Stratton

She promised her mama she'd keep them safe.

It's been six months since Mama died, and Chanda is struggling to raise her little brother and sister. Determined to end a family feud, she takes them to her relatives'...


The Indigo Notebook

by Laura Resau

An exciting new series from the acclaimed author of Red Glass.

Zeeta's life with her free-spirited mother, Layla, is anything but normal. Every year Layla picks another country she wants to live in. This summer...


Blood Secret

by Kathryn Lasky

The minute she had opened the trunk, she knew there wasn't anything like hope in it. Just awful musty things, but each one with a kind of terrible dark halo around it. She picked up that piece of old lace. She...


The Genius Files #4: From Texas with Love

by Dan Gutman

The wackiest road trip in history continues in book four of the New York Times bestselling Genius Files series, following twins Coke and Pepsi as they dodge villains and visit weird-but-true landmarks from Texas...


Samantha Sutton and the Labyrinth of Lies

by Jordan Jacobs

"Readers will be focused on the mystery, pulled on by the gripping suspense."-Kirkus

A Legendary Ghost, An Ancient Treasure, A Mystery Only Samantha Sutton Can Solve

There's nothing Samantha Sutton wants more...


The Ugly One

by Leanne Statland Ellis

At the height of the Incan empire, a girl called the Ugly One because of a disfiguring scar on her face, seeks to have the scar removed and instead finds a life path as a shaman.