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  • 7th Grade Middle School Chronicles: "Oh Essynce, if only you could see the future..."7th Grade Middle School Chronicles: "Oh Essynce, if only you could see the future..." : "Oh Essynce, if only you could see the future

    Moore, Essynce E.

  • 6th Grade Middle School Chronicles: Where No Secrets are Kept6th Grade Middle School Chronicles: Where No Secrets are Kept : Where No Secrets are Kept

    Moore, Essynce E.

    In Middle School: Friends are separated... Hearts get crushed... And the noises never end... Balancing Essynce Couture (my business) and school work, huh...Middle School... When you're in school you do a lot more than learn Math, Science, and things in that such... You learn some secrets that are just too juicy to hold... But can your "friends" manage to keep your secrets too? Also, can your teachers handle the class? Introducing the true story of MY 6th grade year!!! Xoxo, Essynce.

  • March 3March 3

    Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-, author.

    By the fall of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement has penetrated deep into the American consciousness, and as a chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is guiding the tip of the spear. Through relentless direct action, SNCC continues to force the nation to confront its own blatant injustice, but for every step forward, the danger grows more intense: Jim Crow strikes back through legal tricks, intimidation, violence, and death. The only hope for lasting change is to give voice to the millions of Americans silenced by voter suppression: "One Man, One Vote." To carry out their nonviolent revolution, Lewis and an army of young activists launch a series of innovative campaigns, including the Freedom Vote, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and an all-out battle for the soul of the Democratic Party waged live on national television. With these new struggles come new allies, new opponents, and an unpredictable new president who might be both at once. But fractures within the movement are deepening... even as 25-year-old John Lewis prepares to risk everything in a historic showdown high above the Alabama river, in a town called Selma.

  • 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.

  • 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"--

  • Some kind of happinessSome kind of happiness

    Legrand, Claire, 1986-, author.

    Finley Hart is sent to her grandparents' house for the summer, but her anxiety and overwhelmingly sad days continue until she escapes into her writings which soon turn mysteriously real and she realizes she must save this magical world in order to save herself.

  • 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.

  • The truth as told by Mason ButtleThe truth as told by Mason Buttle

    Connor, Leslie, author.

    Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write.

  • The love letters of Abelard and LilyThe love letters of Abelard and Lily

    Creedle, Laura, author.

    Lily, who has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and Abelard, who has Asperger's, meet in detention and discover a mutual affinity for love letters--and, despite their differences, each other.

  • A skinful of shadowsA skinful of shadows

    Hardinge, Frances, author.

    In the 1640s during the English Civil War, the twelve-year-old illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic family shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts.

  • Tamba HaliTamba Hali

    Seigerman, David, author.

    Long before he was sacking quarterbacks, Tamba Hali was facing bigger challenges. Learn about his life in this second book in a brand-new nonfiction series about the childhoods of your favorite athletes.

  • WatchdogWatchdog

    McIntosh, Will, author.

    Orphaned and homeless, fourteen-year-old twins Vick and Tara, who is autistic, go up against a crime lord and her four-legged robotic army, with help from their robotic dog, Daisy.

  • Like VanessaLike Vanessa

    Charles, Tami, author.

    It is 1983 and Vanessa Martin, a thirteen-year-old African American girl in Newark's public housing, dreams of following in the footsteps of the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams; but with a dysfunctional family (mother in jail, father withdrawn, drunken grandfather, gay cousin) the odds are against her--until a new teacher at school organizes a beauty pageant and encourages Vanessa to enter.

  • Arlo Finch in the valley of fireArlo Finch in the valley of fire

    August, John, author.

    A 12-year-old boy joins a special scout team to learn how to survive in both the wilds of the forest and the magical world that lies within it.

  • The breadwinnerThe breadwinner : a graphic novel

    Tanaka, Shelley, author.

    This beautiful graphic-novel adaptation of The Breadwinner animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan.

  • Crossing the lineCrossing the line

    Belford, Bibi, author.

    Fifth-grader Billy must transfer from his all-white, Catholic school to a public school, where he becomes best friends with Foster, who is black, just before the Red Summer of 1919.

  • Eureka!Eureka!

    Montclare, Brandon, author.

    Lunella and Devil Dinosaur track down the Killer Folk and the Omni-Wave Projector, but can they stop them before the sacrifice is complete?

  • Free at lastFree at last : a history of the Civil Rights Movement and those who died in the struggle

    Bullard, Sara.

    An illustrated history of the Civil Rights Movement, including a timeline and profiles of forty people who gave their lives in the movement.

  • Hulk + Devil Dinosaur = 'nuff saidHulk + Devil Dinosaur = 'nuff said

    Montclare, Brandon, author.

    When the Hulk shows up at school demanding to take Devil Dinosaur into protective custody, Lunella takes charge to defend her friend.

  • Know howsKnow hows

    Montclare, Brandon, author.

    Lunella promises to behave and fit in at school, but her parents are unaware of Moon Girl's top secret mission to break Devil Dinosaur out of protective custody.

  • The middle school rules of Skylar DigginsThe middle school rules of Skylar Diggins

    Jensen, Sean.

    A collection of stories from the childhood of Skylar Diggins, a professional basketball player in the WNBA who learned how to excel despite never being the tallest, strongest, or fastest player in middle school.

  • Miles MoralesMiles Morales : Spider-Man

    Reynolds, Jason, author.

    Brooklyn Visions Academy student Miles Morales may not always want to be a super hero, but he must come to terms with his identity--and deal with a villainous teacher--as the new Spider Man.

  • Miles MoralesMiles Morales : the ultimate Spider-Man

    Bendis, Brian Michael.

    With an invitation from Captain America, Miles Morales joins the Ultimates, but when a terrifying new Venom symbiote surfaces, the new Spider-Man finds that he has his own arch enemy.

  • Out of the frying panOut of the frying pan

    Montclare, Brandon, author.

    The Killer Folk have stolen the projector, but Lunella's mission to track them down is interrupted when a fire breaks out at school.

  • Paper butterfliesPaper butterflies

    Heathfield, Lisa, author.

    June is physically and emotionally abused by her stepmother, and the only person June feels safe telling is her friend Blister, who helps her believe she can escape her nightmare situation, but when a shocking tragedy occurs June finds herself trapped, potentially forever.

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  • Falling over sidewaysFalling over sideways

    Sonnenblick, Jordan, author.

    Harassed at her middle school, not taken seriously at home, and with a "perfect" older brother, Matthew, to live up to, thirteen-year-old Claire has always felt like her life was cursed. Then one morning, when she are her beloved father are talking at breakfast, her father suddenly falls over with a stroke, and suddenly everything changes.

  • Projekt 1065Projekt 1065

    Gratz, Alan, 1972-, author.

    It is 1943, and thirteen-year-old Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany in Berlin, is also a spy for the British Secret Service, so he has joined the Hitler Youth, and pretending that he agrees with their violence and book-burning is hard enough--but when he is asked to find out more about "Projekt 1065" both his and his parents' lives get a lot more dangerous.

  • Wolf HollowWolf Hollow : a novel

    Wolk, Lauren, 1956-, author.

    "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"--

  • 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"--

  • GhostGhost

    Reynolds, Jason, author.

    "Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential"--

  • 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.

  • When friendship followed me homeWhen friendship followed me home

    Griffin, Paul, 1966-, author.

    Seventh-grader Ben has never been one for making friends. As a former foster kid, he knows people can up and leave without so much as a good-bye. Ben prefers to spend his time with the characters in his favorite sci-fi books...until he rescues an abandoned mutt named Flip. Flip leads Ben to befriend fellow book-lover Halley, who convinces Ben to write a novel with her. But as their story unfolds, Ben's life begins to unravel.

  • 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.

  • 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"--

  • 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"--

  • TookTook : a ghost story

    Hahn, Mary Downing, author.

    Moving to West Virginia is bad enough before Daniel and his little sister, Erica, learn that a witch lives close by. Daniel thinks it's just a tall tale...until Erica vanishes.

  • Goodbye strangerGoodbye stranger

    Stead, Rebecca, author.

    As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend--or more than friend--Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since she barely survived an accident at age eight: "What is my purpose?".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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"--

  • March : vol. 1March : vol. 1 : Book One

    Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Rosa ParksRosa Parks : my story

    Parks, Rosa, 1913-

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