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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Blood Water Paint

Blood Water Paint

by Joy McCullough

By the time she was seventeen, Artemisia did more than grind pigment. She was one of Rome's most talented painters, even if no one knew her name. But Rome in 1610 was a city where men took what they wanted from women, and in the aftermath...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia

The Family Romanov

by Candace Fleming

From the acclaimed author of Amelia Lost and The Lincolns comes a heartrending narrative nonfiction page-turner. When Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (i...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

If I Ever Get Out of Here

If I Ever Get Out of Here

by Eric Gansworth

Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Like No Other

Like No Other

by Una LaMarche

Though their relationship is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they possibly go? Just how much are they willing to give up?

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Pieces of Why

Pieces of Why

by K. L. Going

Twelve-year-old Tia lives in a white slum in New Orleans with her mother, and her whole world revolves around singing in the gospel choir with her best friend, Keisha. But when practice is interrupted by a shooting outside the church, and a ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

by Shaun Tan

These three stories explore how we lose and find what matters most to us, as a girl finds a bright spot in a dark world, a boy leads a strange, lost being home, and a group of peaceful creatures loses its home to cruel invaders.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener

by Jonathan Auxier

Irish orphans Molly, 14, and Kip, 10, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and the secrets of the cursed hous...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Beauty Queens

Beauty Queens

by Libba Bray

Reviewed by Mia: If you’re looking to escape the doldrums of winter look no further than this rollicking story of thirteen beauty pageant contestants whose plane crashes on a tropical island. Can they survive disgusting nature thing...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

by Jason Reynolds

Reviewed by Mia: In this thoughtful reworking of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, smart and strong Hermione Winter is sexually assaulted at cheerleading camp. Her journey through the aftermath of the event as she seeks j...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Long Way Down

Long Way Down

by Jason Reynolds

Reviewed by Mia: This novel in verse takes place in a single elevator ride. As Will contemplates avenging his brother’s murder he is joined on each floor by the ghost of a person in his life who has been the victim of gun violen...

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Macbeth: a play by William Shakespeare

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adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds

Macbeth, a general in the king's army, is returning from battle when he comes upon three witches who tell him that one day he'll be king. At first Macbeth dismisses their predictions, but an evil seed takes root in h...

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Revolution

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by Jennifer Donnelly

An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

When I Was the Greatest

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by Jason Reynolds

Avoiding the violence that has given his neighborhood a bad name, urban youth Ali spends busy days attending school, boxing and helping his family while looking out for a troublesome friend and a Tourette's-afflicted brother only to be br...

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Pretty Monsters

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by Kelly Link

Weirdly wonderful and a touch macabre, the nine short stories take readers into worlds with elements of reality but also supply a fantastic twist.

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Feed

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by M.T. Anderson

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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by Laini Taylor

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.

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

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by Steve Sheinkin

Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

The Knife of Never Letting Go

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by Patrick Ness

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Revolver

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by Marcus Sedgwick

Reviewed by Mia: This intense, carefully constructed thriller takes place in the frozen wilderness of the Yukon territory. Sig is being held hostage in a remote cabin by a stranger who claims that Sig’s father cheated him out o...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

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by A. S. King

Reviewed by Mia: You may pick this one up because of the mystery, the heartbreaking love story of best friend betrayal, or the wonderful weirdness of a talking pagoda that narrates part of the story. But stick around for some wisdom from Ken ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Fat Kid Rules the World

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by K. L. Going

Reviewed by Mia: When high school drop-out guitar legend Kurt stops suicidal Troy from stepping in front of a subway car (and invites him to start a band) more than one life may be saved. A tribute to friendship, punk rock, and the landmarks...

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