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Drama by Raina Telgemeier
GRAPHIC J DRAMA
Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
TEEN LEVITHAN
A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
OPRAH MORRISON
The story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful as all the blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, Pecola's life does change- in painful, devastating ways.
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
J PILKEY
Fourth graders George Beard and Harold Hutchins are a couple of class clowns. Together they've created the greatest comic superhero in the history of their elementary school: Captain Underpants!
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino
E BALDACCHINO
A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears an orange dress at school.
The God of Small Things: A Novel by Arundhati Roy
ROY
Seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
TEEN ALEXI
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
George by Alex Gino
J GINO
Knowing herself to be a girl despite her outwardly male appearance, George is denied a female role in the class play before teaming up with a friend to reveal her true self.
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss
E BUNDO
The story of a lonely bunny, Marlon Bundo, who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States, and the very special day when he met another boy bunny named Wesley that changed his life forever.
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
BIOGRAPHY WALLS
A tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave the author the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
TEEN ASHER
Hannah Baker commits suicide. Weeks later, her classmate, Clay, finds recordings that recount her pain. As he listens, he discovers things that will change his life forever.
Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel
JE BRUEL
It's time to elect a new president of the Neighborhood Cat Coalition! Who will win the election? The candidate chosen by the kitties on the right side of the street or the candidate chosen by the kitties on the left side of the street?
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
SEBOLD
In the first chapter 14-year-old Susie Salmon looks down from heaven and describes the horrifying events of her murder. As time goes on, Susie continues her curious observations while her family struggles to cope with the pain of her death.
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris
HEALTH GROWUP JNF HAR
Puberty, sex, sexual health, pregnancy, birth, families, are covered and updated information has been added to make sure kids have the most up-to-date information on birth control, the HPV vaccine, HIV/AIDS and now responsible internet use.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
TEEN THOMAS
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Atonement: A Novel by Ian McEwan
MCEWAN
Set in pre–World War II, wartime, and present-day England, it covers an upper-class girl’s half-innocent mistake that ruins lives; her adulthood in the shadow of that mistake; and a reflection on the nature of writing.
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
E SCHACHNER
Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat with an overactive imagination who would rather be El Skippito, his Zorro-like alter ego.
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
GRAPHIC TEEN THIS
When Rose seeks a distraction from the strife at home, she and her best friend, Windy, find a whole new set of problems. It's a summer of secrets and sorrow and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
BIOGRAPHY EGGERS
The memoir chronicles the author’s stewardship of his younger brother Christopher “Toph” Eggers, following the cancer-related deaths of his parents.
I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings
BIOGRAPHY JNF JENNINGS
Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
JAMES
When Anastasia Steele goes to interview Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and she is desperate to get close to him.
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
E RICHARDSON
At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.