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Award Winners Sandler Ligi AWARD Pura Belpre Title Author The Pura Belpre award is given to a Latino/Latina

a writer and Illustrates whose work best portrays and affirms, and celebrates Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. Hurricane Dancers Margarita Engle

Return to Sender Under the Mesquite 2012 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults The Girl of Fire and Thorns Leverage Everybody Sees the Ants

Julia Alvarez Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Quebrado has been a slave on captain Bernadino de Talavera's pira ship for years, but when a hurricane sinks the ship and kills most of crew, Quebrado escapes to safety and finds acceptance and refuge nearby village. . After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders. Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.

Top ten books for young adults selected by the Young Adult Library Services Association for 2012 Rae Carson Joshua C. Cohen A.S. King
A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny. Overburdened by his parents' bickering and a bully's attacks, fifteenyear-old Lucky Linderman begins dreaming of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War, but during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a

new perspective.

Under the Mesquite

Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lu takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblin while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry. Includes glossary o Spanish terms.

Shine

Lauren Myracle Patrick Ness Rupta Sepetys

A Monster Calls Between Shades of Gray

Overburdened by his parents' bickering and a bully's attacks, fifteenyear-old Lucky Linderman begins dreaming of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War, but during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective. Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note. Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. -- in Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student a Prague boarding school Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters-the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known. Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.

The Scorpio Races Daughter of Smoke and Bone How To Save a Life 2011 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young

Maggie Stiefvater Laini Taylor

Sara Zarr

Top ten books for young adults selected by the Young Adult Library Services Association for 2011

Adults Ship Breaker Paolo Bacigalupi

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipp ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip t ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere. After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student and Roger, a Amy & Morgan college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California Rogers Epic Matson to Connecticut, but wind up taking many detours, forcing Amy to face her worst fears and come to terms with her grief and guilt Detour A group of fourteen-year-old boys, who make a living picking garbage Trash Andy Mulligan from the outskirts of a large city, finds something special and mysterious that brings terrifying consequences. Seventeen-year-old Pancho is bent on avenging the senseless death The Last Summer of Francisco X. Stork his sister, but after he meets D.Q, who is dying of cancer, and Maris the Death Warriors one of D.Q.'s caregivers, both boys find their lives changed by their interactions.

Finnikin of the Rock

Melina Marchetta

Alex Awards Breaking Night

Alex Awards given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults ages 12 through 18 Liz Murray
Liz Murray, who was homeless at the age of fifteen and had drugaddicted parents, reflects on how she overcame obstacles and eventually attended Harvard University.

Girl in Translation The House of Tomorrow

Jean Kwok

Peter Bognanni

Room

Emma

Ah-Kim Chang and her mother immigrate to Brooklyn, where they work for Kim's Aunt Paula in a Chinatown clothing factory earning barely enough to keep them alive; however, Kim's perseverance and hard work earns her a place at an elite private school where she is befriended by Annette, who helps her adjust to American culture. Sebastian Prendergast, having left the safety of the geodesic dome in which he lived after his grandmother had a stroke, meets sixteen-yearold Jared Whitcomb, and together the boys experience the angst of being teenagers while forming a punk rock band, but when Jared's grandma asks him to return to her home, he is faced with choosing between her dying wish and his newfound life. Five-year-old Jack has spent his life living in an eleven-by-eleven foot space his mother calls Room and while Jack uses his imagination to

Donoghue The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Wind The Brides Farewell Everything Matters! The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir The Magicians My Abandonme nt Soulless Stitches: A Memoir William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

create wondrous fantasies to entertain himself, his mother dreads the day her son begins to question why they must remain in Room and tries to find a way to escape. The author details how he ignored naysayers and was able to bring electricity and running water to his Malawian village when he built a makeshift windmill out of scrap metal and spare parts.

Meg Rosoff

Ron Currie, Jr. Diana Welch & Liz Welch with Amanda Welch and Don Welch Lev Grossman

Pell Ridley, having left home on the day she was to marry her childhood sweetheart with the intention of finding a more fulfilling life, meets a poacher with whom she travels through the countryside, but soon becomes overwhelmed by her emotional ties to her family, home, and lover. Junior Thibodeau comes of age in the 1980s with the knowledge that the world will end upon his thirty-sixth year, a prophecy revealed to him in utero, which forces him to have an existential crisis while dealing with his life and family. The four Welch siblings--Amanda, Liz, Dan, and Diana--describe the hardships and struggles they faced during their childhoods, which culminated with the death of their actress mother, Ann, and resulted in their separation from one another.

Peter Rock

Gail Carriger David Small

High school senior Quentin Coldwater's real world never quite measures up to Fillory, the enchanted land in his favorite fantasy novels, and even an education at the mysterious Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy leaves him without purpose, but when he discovers a way into Fillory, his life becomes a dangerous adventure. Thirteen-year-old Caroline, living with her veteran father in a cave in the Forest Park nature preserve in Portland, is confronted by the realities of her unconventional life when she attracts the attention of government officials who relocate them to a farm, where her father works and she begins to question her past. Alexia Tarabotti, a woman without a soul who is viewed as unable to marry, works with werewolf Lord Conall Maccon to clear her name after she accidently kills a vampire and is suspected of the disappearances of other undead members of high society. A graphic novel that chronicles the life of American author and illustrator David Small, detailing his sickly childhood and teenage years, relationship with his parents, his cancer, and more.

Tunneling To The Center of the Earth Nonfiction Award Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) Charles and Emma: The Darwins Leap of Faith

Kevin Wilson

Collects eleven short stories from American author Kevin Wilson, including "Grand Stand-in," Blowing Up On the Spot,"and "The Dead Sister Handbook: a Guide for Sensitive Boys."

Various awards given to non fiction books by the Young Adult Library Services Association Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
Songs, oral histories, maps, and more than eighty archival illustrations help trace the history of sugar and the sugar trade.

Karen Blumenthal

Chronicles the history of Prohibition in the United States, a period from 1920 to 1933 during which it was illegal to sell or drink alcohol, discussing how what began as a movement to heal social ills, became a burden to ordinary citizens and a boon to criminals.

Sue Macy

Combines text with vintage photographs, advertisements, cartoons, and songs to examine how women have used bicycles throughout history to improve their lives.

Deborah Heiligman

A biography of English naturalist Charles Darwin that provides an account of the personality behind evolutionary theory and the affect of his work on his personal life, such as his relationship with his religious wife.

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland Printz Award Where Things Come Back Ship Breaker Going Bovine Jellico Road The White Darkness

Tanya Lee Stone

Profiles thirteen women who challenged social norms and government policies to prove they could be exceptional astronauts.

Phillip Hoose

Presents an account of fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin, an AfricanAmerican girl who refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, nine months before Rosa Parks, and covers her role in a crucial civil rights case.

Sally M. Walker

Reports on the work of forensic scientists who are excavating grave sites in James Fort, in Jamestown, Virginia, to understand who lived in the Chesapeake Bay area in the 1600s and 1700s; and uncovers the lives of a teenage boy, a ship's captain, a colonial officer, an African slave girl, and others.

Michael Printz award given annually to the best book written for teens based entirely on literary merit John Corey Whaley Paolo Bacigalupi Libba Bray Melina Marchetta Geraldine McCaughrean American Born Chinese
Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl. Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old diagnosed with mad cow disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure. Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school student Taylor Markham struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia. Taken to Antarctica by the man she thinks of as her uncle for what she believes to be a vacation, Symone--a troubled fourteen year old-discovers that he is dangerously obsessed with seeking Symme's Hole, an opening that supposedly leads into the center of a hollow Earth.

Gene Luen Kang


Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture.

Presented in comic book format.

Looking for Alaska

John Green

Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory Schoo Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

How I live now

Meg Rosoff

To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, w whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart t family while devastating the land.

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Angela Johnson Daniel Handler Christine Hinwood Maggie Stiefvater A.S. King

Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end. When the twelve-year war between the Uplanders and Downlanders is over and Cam returns home to his village, questions dog him, from how he lost an arm to why he was the only one of his fellow soldiers to survive, such that he must leave until his own suspicions are resolved. Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with secrets that could help clear his name. Fourteen-year-old Sig is stranded at a remote cabin in the Arctic wilderness with his father, who died just hours earlier after falling through the ice, when a terrifying man arrives, claiming Sig's father owes him a share of a horde of stolen gold and that he will kill Sig if he does not get his money. Frankie Landau-Banks attempts to take over a secret, all-male society at her exclusive prep school, and her antics with the group soon draw some unlikely attention and have unexpected consequences that could change her life

Marcus Sedgwick E. Lockhart

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks Repossesse

A.M.

A fallen angel, tired of being unappreciated while doing his pointless, demeaning job, leaves Hell, enters the body of a seventeen-year-old boy,

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Jenk ins John Green

and tries to experience the full range of human feelings before being caught and punished, while the boy's family and friends puzzle over his changed behavior. Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

Teens Top Ten is a Teens Choice list where Teens choose their favorite books from the previous year Veronica Roth
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anamoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children Across the Universe

Ransom Riggs

Sixteen-year-old Jacob, having traveled to a remote island after a family tragedy, discovers an abandoned orphanage, and, after some investigating, he learns the children who lived there may have been dangerous and quarantined and may also still be alive.

Beth Revis

The Scorpio Races Where She Went Paper Towns

Maggie Stiefvater Gayle Forman

Amy, having been cryogenically frozen and placed onboard a spaceship which was supposed to land on a distant planet three hundred years in the future, is unplugged fifty years too early and finds herself stuck inside an enclosed world ruled by a tyrannical leader and his rebellious teenage heir and confused about who to trust and why someone is trying to kill her. Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Adam, now a rising rock star, and Mia, a successful cellist studying at Juilliard, are reunited in New York City and reconnect for the first time since Mia's near-fatal car accident three years earlier drove them apart. One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears. Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes

John Green

Wake

Lisa McMann

involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power.

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay The Graveyard Book Shiver Along For the Ride If I Stay Wintergirls Matched Clockwork Angel Before I Fall The Sky is Everywhere Readers Choice Anna Dressed in

Suzanne Collins

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.
The orphan Bod, short for Nobody, is taken in by the inhabitants of a graveyard as a child of eighteen months and raised lovingly and carefully to the age of eighteen years by the community of ghosts and otherworldly creatures. In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity. Auden gets a chance to recapture the carefree teen life she missed while her parents were going through a divorce when she goes to spend the summer with her dad and his new family in a charming beach town and meets fellow insomniac Eli, an intriguing loner fighting demons of his own. While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death. Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder. Cassia has always had complete trust in the Society to make decisions for her, but when she is being paired with her ideal mate, a second face flashes on the screen, and Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility as she tries to decide which man she truly loves. Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray travels to England in search of her brother only to be abducted by the Dark Sisters, residents of London's Downworld, home to the city's supernatural folk, and she becomes the object of much attention--both good and bad--when it is discovered she has the power to transform at will into another person. After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself. In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.

Neil Gaiman Maggie Stiefvater Sarah Dessen

Gayle Forman Laurie Halse Andersen Allie Condie Cassandra Clare Lauren Oliver Jandy Nelson

Readers Choice Award chosen from a wide audience of Librarians, Educators, Teens , and young adults chosen once a year in November Kendara Blake
Cas Lowood, armed with his late father's mysterious athame, set out to kill a ghost known as Anna Dressed in Blood, but what he believes will be a routine task turns deadly when he discovers Anna is unlike any ghost

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he has ever encountered before.

Kenneth Oppel Rick Yancey

Judy Blundell Tim Wynne Jones Gabrielle Zevin Casey Scieszka Sarah Dessen Michael Northrop Rupta Sepetys

Victor and Konrad Frankenstein are inseparable twin brothers who stumble upon The Dark Library, where secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are housed, but after their father forbids them to ever return to the library Konrad falls gravely ill and Victor seeks out a cure for his brother beyond traditional medicine. Dr. Warthrop and his new assistant, Arkwright, embark on a journey to search for the "Holy Grail of Monstrumology," leaving Will Henry in New York to enjoy a normal life with a normal family, but when Arkwright returns claiming that the doctor is dead, Will travels to Socotra, the Isle of Blood, to see if the claims are true. When she drops out of school and struggles to start a career on Broadway in the fall of 1950, seventeen-year-old Kit Corrigan accepts help from an old family friend, a lawyer said to have ties with the mob, who then asks her to do some favors for him. Blink, hoping to steal some breakfast, is forced to go on the run after stumbling upon the fake kidnapping of a CEO and recovering the man's cell phone, and he meets up with Caution, a girl trying to ditch her drugdealing boyfriend, who identifies Blink as a mark until he tugs at her heart strings. Anya Balanchine, daughter of New York City's most notorious crime boss in 2083, tries to keep a low profile, but she cannot avoid the spotlight when her loser ex-boyfriend is accidently poisoned by illegal chocolate manufactured by her family. Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg describe how a plan to reconnect after graduating from college led them from the United States to China, where a six-month commitment to teach English in Beijing turned into a two year journey across nine countries. Seventeen-year-old Mclean begins to lose sight of who she really is after she tries to reinvent herself at each school she attends after her parents' divorce and her father moves her from town to town. Seven high school students are stranded at their New England high school during a week-long blizzard that shuts down the power and heat, freezes the pipes, and leaves them wondering if they will survive. In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note. Meghan Chase, who is half faery, half human, knows that the struggle against the Iron Fey is not yet over and that they will tear her away from the banished prince she loves and force her into battles she may not survive. In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an

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anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition. In an alternate 1950s, mechanically gifted fifteen-year-old Aoife Grayson, whose family has a history of going mad at sixteen, must leave the totalitarian city of Lovecraft and venture into the world of magic to solve the mystery of her brother's disappearance and the mysteries surrounding her father and the Land of Thorn.

The purpose is to identify young adult books for recreational reading Ann Aguire Coe Booth
The Huntress Duece is drawn to her new partner, Fade, a mysterious boy who is not afraid to break the rules of the elders, and as she learns of the elders' deceptions, she and Fade push the enclave to test their faith and protect themselves from unexpected dangers. Sixteen-year-old Tyrell, accustomed to being the man of the family, has mixed feelings when his father comes home from jail, but he knows he cannot just go back to being a little boy, especially after losing his younger brother to foster care, getting involved with drug dealers, learning about his mother's infidelity, and developing a relationship with Jasmine. When he returns to Illinois and the gang culture on the south side of Fairfield after six years in Colorado, high school senior Luis Fuentes, who dreams of becoming an astronaut, falls for a girl and enters a dark world after learning some disturbing news about his family. After beating up Maurice on the playground, Butterball is is forced to see the school therapist. , who feels that he is a boy who was mistakenly born a girl, hides who he is from his family and the world, but after he loses his best friend, J decides to stop hiding, whatever the cost. Seven high school students are stranded at their New England high school during a week-long blizzard that shuts down the power and heat, freezes the pipes, and leaves them wondering if they will survive. Sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was an ordinary Londoner until an attack causes fragments of an iPhone to be embedded in his brain, giving him incredible knowledge and power, but using that power against the gang that attacked him and a friend could have deadly consequences. When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, develop a relationship after Alex discovers that Brittany is not exactly who she seems to be, they must

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face the disapproval of their schoolmates--and others. After violating his parole, seventeen-year-old, semi-literate Dylan Dawson drives from California to Texas to try to see his father on death row in an attempt to figure out how his own life has gone so terribly awry. Anya, embarrassed by her family and lacking confidence in her body and her social skills, finally finds a friend after falling down a well, but quickly learns there are drawbacks to having a ghost for a friend. When Lance begins to date Sergio, who is bisexual, he is not sure that it will work out, and when his best friend Allie, who has a boyfriend, meets Sergio's lesbian friend, she has unexpected feelings which she struggles to understand. Seventeen-year-old Maddie meets Stewart in a rehabilitation facility for drug and alcohol abuse, and they begin a relationship, which they try to maintain after they both finish treatment. Tegan, in the back seat of the car when her two best friends are gunned down in front of her, must sort through her memories to determine what is real and what is imagined when she finds no one believes she did not see the killer. Living on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus with his older brother Alex, a college student and ex-gang member, high school senior Carlos is not ready to give up his wild ways until he meets a shy classmate named Kiara and becomes unwillingly involved in a drug ring. Regina, a high school senior in the popular--and feared--crowd, suddenly falls out of favor and becomes the object of the same sort of vicious bullying that she used to inflict on others, until she finds solace with one of her former victims. Perry's parents insist that he take Gobi, their quiet, Lithuanian exchange student, to senior prom but after an incident at the dance he learns that Gobi is actually a trained assassin who needs him as a henchman, behind the wheel of his father's precious Jaguar, on a mission in Manhattan.

William C Morris Debut award honors a debut book by a first time author for Teens and Young Adults Kristin Cashore Eishes Chayil
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace of killing and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king. After remembering the cause of her best friend Devory's suicide at age nine, Gittel is determined to raise awareness of sexual abuse in her Borough Park, New York, community, despite the rules of Chassidim that require her to be silent.

Schneider Family Book Award Honors an Author or Illustrator for a book that embodies artistic expression of the disability experience

for child and adolescent audiences After Ever After The Running Dream Hurt Go Happy Jordan Sonnenblick Wendelin Van Draanen Ginny Rorby
Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation, Jeff still craves advice from his older brother Stephen, who is studying drums in Africa. When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a way to help rekindle her dream of running again. Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis has been deaf since age six, but her mother has refused to let her learn sign language, leaving Joey struggling to connect with those around her until she meets Dr. Charles Mansell and his baby chimpanzee, who secretly teach Joey how to sign.

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