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February 23, 2018

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Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

 

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Barnhill, Kelly Regan

"An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known. The acclaimed author of The Witch's Boy has created another epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to become a modern classic"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 13 on 48 copies

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The Inquisitor's Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

The Inquisitor's Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Gidwitz, Adam

Crossing paths at an inn, thirteenth-century travelers impart the tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee, and a psychic peasant girl with a loyal greyhound, the three of whom join forces on a chase through France to escape persecution.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 16 copies

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Wolf Hollow: A Novel

Wolf Hollow: A Novel
Wolk, Lauren, 1956-

"Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 16 copies

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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Barnes, Derrick D.

Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.


Format: Book
Holds: 24 on 14 copies

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Hello, Universe

Hello, Universe
Kelly, Erin Entrada

Virgil feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia is deaf, smart, and loves everything about nature. Kaori is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so that he can concentrate on basketball. They aren't friends. But when Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well, Kaori, Gen, and Valencia begin a quest to find the missing Virgil.


Format: Book
Holds: 63 on 22 copies

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Echo: A Novel

Echo: A Novel
Ryan, Pam Muñoz

Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 25 copies

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Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street
de la Peña, Matt

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 85 copies

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Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life
Bryan, Ashley

"Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 14 copies

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Long Way Down

Long Way Down
Reynolds, Jason

As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.


Format: Book
Holds: 61 on 12 copies

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Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me Together
Watson, Renée

Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.


Format: Book
Holds: 38 on 7 copies

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