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Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Team That Awakened a City

Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Team That Awakened a City

by Hoose, Phillip / MacMillan Audio

"Narrator Brad Sanders's baritone voice bestows deserved gravitas on this remarkable story...Hoops and history fans won't be the only ones appreciating this inspirational listen." -- AudioFile Magazine Attucks is the true story of the all-black high school basketball team that broke the color barrier in segregated 1950s Indiana, masterfully told by National Book Award winner Phil Hoose.By winning the state high school basketball championship in 1955, ten teens from an Indianapolis school meant to be the centerpiece of racially segregated education in the state shattered the myth of their inferiority. Their brilliant coach had fashioned an unbeatable team from a group of boys born…

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Sadie

Sadie

by Summers, Courtney / Wednesday Books

A New York Times bestseller A Booklist Top 10 YA Book for Adult Readers One of the Best YA Novels of 2018 by Publishers WeeklyOne of B&N Teen Blog's Best YA Books of 2018An Amazon Best Book of 2018Bustle's Best Young Adult Books of 2018In NPR's Guide to 2018's Greatest ReadsIn Paste's 30 Best Young Adult Novels of 2018Nominated for YALSA's 2019 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers 4 Starred Reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly "Sadie a novel for readers of any age, and a character as indelible as a scar. Flat-out dazzling." --A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window "Sadie is an electrifying,…

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The Storyteller

The Storyteller

by Chee, Traci / G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

The thrilling conclusion to the epic adventure that began with New York Times bestselling The Reader, "a series fantasy lovers will want to sink their teeth into." - Booklist, starred review Sefia is determined to keep Archer out of the Guard's clutches and their plans for war between the Five Kingdoms. The Book, the ancient, infinite codex of the past, present and future, tells of a prophecy that will plunge Kelanna in that bloody war, but it requires a boy--Archer--and Sefia will stop at nothing to ensure his safety. The Guard has already stolen her mother, her father, and her Aunt Nin. Sefia would sooner die than let them take anymore from her--especially the boy she loves. But…

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Kingdom of Ash

Kingdom of Ash

by Maas, Sarah J. / Bloomsbury YA

Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas's #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius's journey from slave to king's assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . . Aelin has risked everything to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day...With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain…

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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

by Ganda, Martin / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The New York Times bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to…

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Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir

Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir

by Thrash, Maggie / Candlewick Press (MA)

All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic-novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort. Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing . . . until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprising of all (at least to…

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Enrique's Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother

Enrique's Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother

by Nazario, Sonia / Ember

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Los Angeles Times" articles, "Enrique's Journey" is a timeless story of families torn apart, the yearning to be together again, and a boy who will risk his life to find the mother he…

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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer

by Opdyke, Irene Gut / Laurel Leaf Library

IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it. "No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful."--"School Library Journal, Starred "A Book Sense "Top Ten Pick "A Publisher's Weekly "Choice of the Year's Best Books "A Booklist "Editors…

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Muse of Nightmares

Muse of Nightmares

by Taylor, Laini / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The highly anticipated, thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer, from National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.She believed she knew every horror, and was beyond surprise.She was wrong.In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice--save the woman he loves, or everyone else?--while Sarai feels more helpless than…

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Proud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream

Proud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream

by Muhammad, Ibtihaj / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The inspiring all-American story of faith, family, hard work, and perseverance by Olympic fencer, activist, and Time"100 Most Influential People" honoree Ibtihaj Muhammad At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Ibtihaj Muhammad smashed barriers as the first American to compete wearing hijab, and made history as the first Muslim-American woman to medal. But it wasn't an easy road--in a sport most popular among wealthy white people, Ibtihaj often felt out of place. Ibtihaj was fast, hardworking, and devoted to her faith, but rivals and teammates (as well as coaches and officials) pointed out her differences, insisting she would never succeed. Yet Ibtihaj powered on. Her inspiring journey from a young…

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Hey, Kiddo

Hey, Kiddo

by Krosoczka, Jarrett J. / Graphix

A National Book Award Finalist In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even…

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Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens

Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens

by Oakley, Barbara / Tarcherperigee

A surprisingly simple way for students to master any subject--based on one of the world's most popular online courses and the bestselling book A Mind for Numbers A Mind for Numbers and its wildly popular online companion course "Learning How to Learn" have empowered more than two million learners of all ages from around the world to master subjects that they once struggled with. Fans often wish they'd discovered these learning strategies earlier and ask how they can help their kids master these skills as well. Now in this new book for kids and teens, the authors reveal how to make the most of time spent studying. We all have the tools to learn what might not seem to come…

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Lost Soul, Be at Peace

Lost Soul, Be at Peace

by Thrash, Maggie / Candlewick Press (MA)

Following her acclaimed Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash revisits a period of teenage depression in a graphic memoir that is at once thoughtful, honest, and marked by hope. A year and a half after the summer that changed her life, Maggie Thrash wishes she could change it all back. She's trapped in a dark depression and flunking eleventh grade, befuddling her patrician mother while going unnoticed by her father, a workaholic federal judge. The only thing Maggie cares about is her cat, Tommi . . . who then disappears somewhere in the walls of her cavernous house. So her search begins -- but Maggie's not even really sure what she's lost, and she has no idea what she'll find. Lost…

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#Murdertrending

#Murdertrending

by McNeil, Gretchen / Freeform

@doctorfusionbebop: Some 17 y. o. chick named Dee Guerrera was just sent to Alcatraz 2.0 for killing her stepsister. So, how long do you think she'll last? @morrisdavis72195: I hope she meets justice She'll get what's coming to her BWAHAHA @EltonJohnForevzz: Me? I think Dee's innocent. And I hope she can survive.WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society's most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. When seventeen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she's about to be the next victim of the…

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Bridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay

by Zusak, Markus / Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unforgettable family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF, lauded by the New York Times as "the kind of book that can be life-changing." "One of those monumental books that can draw you across space and time into another family's experience in the most profound way." --The Washington Post "Mystical and loaded with heart, it's another gorgeous tearjerker from a rising master of them." --Entertainment Weekly"Devastating, demanding and deeply moving." --Wall Street Journal The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar…

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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

by Emmich, Val / Poppy Books

** INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER **USA TODAY BESTSELLERWSJ BESTSELLERINDIE BOUND BESTSELLER From the show's creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen. Dear Evan Hansen, Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why... When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore--even to the girl of his dreams. And…

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