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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
by Joanne Greenberg
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This is one of the few books I have read more than twice. If you walk through this world with any mental illness, including clinical depression, you will probably see yourself in this 15-year-old's struggle.... (read more)

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Cronus Chronicles #2: The Siren Song
Cronus Chronicles #2: The Siren Song
by Anne Ursu
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The second book in Anne Ursu's Cronus Chronicles is as fun (and as dark) as the first, The Shadow Thieves. If you enjoy books twisted with Greek mythology, then once you discover Ursu's creations, you'll dig in. Put five pillows on your bed, snuggle into... (read more)

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The Blue Sword
The Blue Sword
by Robin McKinley
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An exquisite fantasy adventure set in a desert country.... (read more)

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Rabbit Hill (Puffin Newberry Library)
Rabbit Hill (Puffin Newberry Library)
by Robert Lawson
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Written in 1944, this is one of the classics of children's literature. The animals of Rabbit Hill and the folks who live in the big house learn about coexisting, giving us all something to think about in terms of how we interact with the world around us.... (read more)

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The Shadow Thieves
The Shadow Thieves
by Anne Ursu
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For a good vacation read, try Shadow Thieves. Anne Ursu's somewhat dark, mythological thriller is the first in the Cronus Chronicles, so if you enjoy it, there's more to look forward to. Ursu's work dances between humor, gothic suspense, and family... (read more)

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American Born Chinese (06 Edition)
American Born Chinese (06 Edition)
by Gene Luen Yang
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For the winter holidays try American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Chang. This quirky book is a fabulous introduction to the new generation of graphic novels, and blends folklore with an exploration of racial stereotyping and the "right stuff" of America... (read more)

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Men and Gods (08 Edition)
Men and Gods (08 Edition)
by Rex Warner
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Did I say Greek myths were in? When were they ever out? This collection will rock your socks — with outstanding illustrations, to boot. Even the most experienced Greek god or goddess will pore over Men and Gods with abundant enthusiasm.... (read more)

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My Letter to the World and Other Poems (Visions in Poetry)
My Letter to the World and Other Poems (Visions in Poetry)
by Emily Dickinson
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I grew up in Emily Dickinson's hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts, and was lucky to be introduced to her poetry long before I tried to understand or analyze it. If you let the words roll around in your ears, you'll catch yourself tumbling on her rhymes... (read more)

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Immigrant Kids
Immigrant Kids
by Russell Freedman
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Russell Freedman has been meticulously documenting children's history for over 20 years. The inspiration for Immigrant Kids came from an exhibition of photographs called "Street Kids: 1864–1977," held at the New York Historical Society in 1978. Once... (read more)

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You're Smarter Than You Think: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences
You're Smarter Than You Think: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences
by Thomas Armstrong
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Wow! Hey! You're Smarter Than You Think talks about a lot of different kinds of intelligence — not just the kind that can be measured with an IQ test or the SAT. See for yourself what intelligence is and what it is not. Now that's smart!... (read more)

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Revolution
Revolution
by Jennifer Donnelly
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Revolution is a rich and complex story of a young woman dealing with her grief over a lost brother. With stellar attention to detail and pacing, Donnelly takes us through the French Revolution in a graceful blend of realistic fiction, historical fiction,... (read more)

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Hikaru No Go: Volume 1: Descent of the Go Master
Hikaru No Go: Volume 1: Descent of the Go Master
by Yumi Hotta
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Hikaru No Go is a fabulous story of learning to play Go, sportsmanship, and — my favorite part — nobody gets beaten up! The spirit of a Go master joins Hikaru when he gets a hold of his grandfather's Go board one day, after which things are more than... (read more)

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American Born Chinese
American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang
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For the winter holidays try American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Chang. This quirky book is a fabulous introduction to the new generation of graphic novels, and blends folklore with an exploration of racial stereotyping and the "right stuff" of America... (read more)

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Nordic Hero Tales from the Kalevala
Nordic Hero Tales from the Kalevala
by James Baldwin
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If you ever wondered where J. R. R. Tolkien got some of his major inspiration for The Lord Of The Rings, read the Kalevala. Even the Elvin language was based on Finnish. Then when you're in the lunchroom you can tell your friends how closely related the... (read more)

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You Know Where to Find Me
You Know Where to Find Me
by Rachel Cohn
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Having not read any Cohn to date, I was interested... and really moved. When I was a teenager, back in the last century, I really could have used this story. I thought I was alone.... (read more)

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Runaways #02: Teenage Wasteland
Runaways #02: Teenage Wasteland
by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alpona and Craig Yeung
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Mutant children, alien children — what difference does it make when your parents are evil and you are trying to figure out how to be heroes? Brian Vaughan's inimitable series is perfect for readers of the graphic persuasion (and readers who never... (read more)

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Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind
by Suzanne Fisher Staples
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A young girl rebels against her traditional, nomadic, bedouin culture by challenging her father.... (read more)

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I Am the Cheese (Laurel-Leaf Library)
I Am the Cheese (Laurel-Leaf Library)
by Robert Cormier
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Part mystery and part drama, this young adult classic from the righteous '70s (it was published right after Jimmy Carter took office) is weird, thrilling, surprising, provocative, and sophisticated. But the bicycling scenes are my favorite — long... (read more)

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East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North
East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North
by Kay (ilt) Nielsen
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I loved this book so much as a child that I stole my mother's copy and, then, left it out in the rain! I have since replaced it with an old collectible volume. Now you can enjoy East of the Sun and West of the Moon in beautiful reproduction, with... (read more)

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Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence
Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence
by Candice M. Kelsey
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You don't have to fill your head with alarmist stories; this book will guide you through a balanced look at your teen's online reality. When you're done reading, go back to having dinner with your teen and telling them every day that you love them, and... (read more)

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