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  • We shall overcomeWe shall overcome : the history of the American civil rights movement

    Finlayson, Reggie.

    Uses the words of spirituals and other music of the time to frame a discussion of the civil rights movement in the United States, focusing on specific people, incidents, and court cases.

  • Remarkable creaturesRemarkable creatures : epic adventures in the search for the origins of species

    Carroll, Sean B.

    A mixture of spirit and deed -- Introduction: Humboldt's gifts -- Part 1: The making of a theory. Reverend Darwin's detour ; Drawing a line between monkeys and kangaroos ; Life imitates life -- Part 2: The loveliest bones. Java man ; To the big bang, on horseback ; Where the dragon laid her eggs ; The day the mesozoic died ; Dinosaurs of a feather ; It's a fishapod! -- Part 3: The natural history of humans. Journey to the Stone Age ; Clocks, trees, and H-bombs ; CSI: Neander Valley -- Afterword: The shape of things to come

  • House arrestHouse arrest

    Holt, K. A., author.

    Young Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet, and he is forced to keep a journal into which he pours all his thoughts, fears, and frustrations.

  • DivergentDivergent

    Roth, Veronica.

    In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

  • The hot zoneThe hot zone

    Preston, Richard, 1954-

    Tells the dramatic story of U.S. Army scientists and soldiers who worked to stop the outbreak of a deadly and extremely contagious virus in 1989.

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  • Diary of a wimpy kid : The GetawayDiary of a wimpy kid : The Getaway : the getaway

    Kinney, Jeff, author, illustrator.

    Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venemous creatures all threaten their vacation.

  • Hour of the beesHour of the bees

    Eagar, Lindsay, author.

    At first, twelve-year-old Carol is not happy to be spending the summer helping her parents move her grandfather to an assisted living home, but as the summer wears on, she finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by his amazing stories.

  • Top prospectTop prospect

    Volponi, Paul, author.

    Travis, a pre-teen quarterback with big potential, gets the opportunity of a lifetime when the coach of Gainesville University football program offers him a scholarship before Travis even gets to high school.

  • Ms. Bixby's last dayMs. Bixby's last day

    Anderson, John David, 1975-, author.

    Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.

  • Terror at Bottle CreekTerror at Bottle Creek

    Key, Watt, author.

    Thirteen-year-old Cort's father is a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama who has been teaching his son everything he knows. But when a deadly Gulf Coast hurricane makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put his all skills--and bravery--to the test.

  • ScytheScythe

    Shusterman, Neal, author.

    ""In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"--

  • love & gelatolove & gelato

    Welch, Jenna Evans, author.

    "After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mothers's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets"--

  • Salt to the seaSalt to the sea : a novel

    Sepetys, Ruta, author.

    "As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--

  • FacelessFaceless

    Sheinmel, Alyssa B., author.

    Maisie is a normal sixteen-year-old, until an electrical fire caused by a lightning strike leaves her with severe burns, her face partially destroyed--she is lucky enough to get a full face transplant but she soon discovers how much her looks shaped her own identity and her relationship with those around her, including her boyfriend.

  • LumberJanes Beware the kitten holyLumberJanes Beware the kitten holy

    Stevenson, Noelle.

    Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley spend a fun summer at Lumberjane scout camp where they encounter yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons while solving a mystery that holds the fate of the world in the balance.

  • NeedNeed

    Charbonneau, Joelle, author.

    "In this exploration of the dark side of social media, and government control and manipulation, the teenagers in a small town are drawn deeper and deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need--regardless of the consequences"--

  • Orbiting JupiterOrbiting Jupiter

    Schmidt, Gary D., author.

    Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.

  • Code of honorCode of honor

    Gratz, Alan, 1972-, author.

    When Iranian-American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother's life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack.

  • Fish in a TreeFish in a Tree

    Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.

    "Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read"--

  • House arrestHouse arrest

    Holt, K. A., author.

    Young Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet, and he is forced to keep a journal into which he pours all his thoughts, fears, and frustrations.

  • The false princeThe false prince

    Nielsen, Jennifer A.

    In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.

  • The SelectionThe Selection

    Cass, Kiera.

    "Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illea, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her"--Provided by publisher.

  • The city of EmberThe city of Ember

    DuPrau, Jeanne.

    In the city of Ember, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

  • Joey Pigza swallowed the keyJoey Pigza swallowed the key

    Gantos, Jack.

    To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.

  • The GiverThe Giver

    Lowry, Lois.

    Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

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