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Never Fall Down

Never Fall Down

by Patricia McCormick

Hardcover, 216 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $17.99, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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  • Patricia McCormick

Separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp when soldiers invade his home in Cambodia, young Arn volunteers to become a musician for the army and uses his wits to survive and steal food for other child prisoners before he is conscripted as a boy soldier. By the National Book Award finalist author of Sold. 75,000 first printing.

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Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray

by Ruta Sepetys

Paperback, 352 pages, Penguin Group USA, $8.99, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Ruta Sepetys

In 1941, Lina and her family are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers.

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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Paperback, 32 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $8.95, published September 1 1988 | purchase
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  • Maurice Sendak

When Max dons his wolf suit, his imagination carries him to a land filled with lovable monsters.

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Heart of a Samurai

Heart of a Samurai

Based on the True Story of Manjiro Nakahama

by Margi Preus

Paperback, 301 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $7.95, published January 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Based on the True Story of Manjiro Nakahama
  • Margi Preus

In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.

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The Education of Little Tree

The Education of Little Tree

by Forrest Carter

Paperback, 216 pages, University of New Mexico Press, $16.95, published September 1 2001 | purchase
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  • Forrest Carter

Forrest Carter recounts the childhood remembrances of an orphaned Native American boy living with his Cherokee grandparents in a mountain log cabin in eastern Tennessee during the 1930s.

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Pandemonium

Pandemonium

by Lauren Oliver

Hardcover, 375 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $17.99, published February 28 2012 | purchase
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  • Lauren Oliver

After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive "the cure"--an operation that makes them immune to love--but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters.

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Pure

Pure

by Julianna Baggott

Hardcover, 434 pages, Grand Central Pub, $25.99, published February 8 2012 | purchase
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  • Julianna Baggott

In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll's head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a "Pure" dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.

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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

Hardcover, 374 pages, Scholastic, $18.99, published October 1 2008 | purchase
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  • Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a future North America, a young girl is picked to leave her impoverished district and travel to the decadent Capitol for a battle to the death in the savage Hunger Games. But for Katniss Everdeen, winning the Games only puts her deeper in danger as the strict social order of Panem begins to unravel.

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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle In Time

50th Anniversary Edition

by Madeleine L'Engle

School And Library, 262 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $24.99, published January 31 2012 | purchase
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  • 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Madeleine L'Engle

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.Literary Award Winner

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Little Brother

Little Brother

by Cory Doctorow

Paperback, 416 pages, St Martins Pr, $9.99, published April 13 2010 | purchase
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  • Cory Doctorow

After being interrogated by the Department of Homeland Security after a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, Marcus is released into what is now a police state and uses his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

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Wolf Brother

Wolf Brother

by Michelle Paver

Hardcover, 295 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $16.99, published February 1 2005 | purchase
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  • Michelle Paver

When evil strikes the land six thousand years ago, twelve-year-old Tourak and his faithful wolf-cub are forced into a perilous journey to take on the destructive force and, with the help and guidance of strange characters along the way, find a way to change the horrific outcome the world seemed destined to endure.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post

by Emily M. Danforth

Hardcover, 470 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $17.99, published February 7 2012 | purchase
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  • Emily M. Danforth

Placed in the custody of a conservative aunt in Montana after losing her parents in a car crash, teen Cameron secretly falls in love with her cowgirl best friend and is dispatched to a religious conversion camp when the truth about her sexual orientation is discovered.

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

Hardcover, 318 pages, Penguin Group USA, $17.99, published January 10 2012 | purchase
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  • John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few more years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at the Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

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Switched

Switched

by Amanda Hocking

Paperback, 318 pages, St Martins Pr, $8.99, published January 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Amanda Hocking

When Wendy Everly was six years old her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her, and when Wendy turns seventeen she learns that she is actually a changeling troll, who must now return to her rightful home.

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