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December 17, 2017

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The Good Braider: A Novel

The Good Braider: A Novel
Farish, Terry

Follows Viola as she survives brutality in war-torn Sudan, makes a perilous journey, lives as a refugee in Egypt, and finally reaches Portland, Maine, where her quest for freedom and security is hampered by memories of past horrors and the traditions her mother and other Sudanese adults hold dear. Includes historical facts and a map of Sudan.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Orchards

Orchards
Thompson, Holly

Sent to Japan for the summer after an eighth-grade classmate's suicide, half-Japanese, half-Jewish Kana Goldberg tries to fit in with relatives she barely knows and reflects on the guilt she feels over the tragedy back home.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Freakboy

Freakboy
Clark, Kristin Elizabeth

Told from three viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Brendan, a wrestler, struggles to come to terms with his place on the transgender spectrum while Vanessa, the girl he loves, and Angel, a transgender acquaintance, try to help.


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Holds: 0 on 14 copies

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Dark Sons

Dark Sons
Grimes, Nikki

Alternating poems compare and contrast the conflicted feelings of Ishmael, son of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, and Sam, a teenager in New York City, as they try to come to terms with being abandoned by their fathers and with the love they feel for their younger stepbrothers.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
Engle, Margarita

In free verse, evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who courageously fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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Silver People: Voices From the Panama Canal

Silver People: Voices From the Panama Canal
Engle, Margarita

Fourteen-year-old Mateo and other Caribbean islanders face discrimination, segregation, and harsh working conditions when American recruiters lure them to the Panamanian rain forest in 1906 to build the great canal.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Planet Pregnancy

Planet Pregnancy
High, Linda Oatman

Sixteen-year-old Sahara struggles with an unplanned pregnancy, and all its conflicting emotions, in this novel told in free verse.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Breath to Breath

Breath to Breath
Lew, Craig

Seventeen-year-old William is uprooted from his home and sent to live with his estranged father. When he is confronted with a situation in which he must help an abused four-year-old boy, horrible memories come back to him, and William realizes that he and the boy are connected. He vows to hurt those responsible for hurting the child, but must find the love and compassion he needs to make the right choices.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Glimpse

Glimpse
Williams, Carol Lynch

Living with their mother who earns money as a prostitute, two sisters take care of each other and when the older one attempts suicide, the younger one tries to uncover the reason.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Street Love

Street Love
Myers, Walter Dean

In this Harlem story told in free verse, seventeen-year-old Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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