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When a cyberbully sends the entire high school a picture of basketball hero Bijan Majidi, photo-shopped to look like a terrorist, the school administration promises to find and punish the culprit…but Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on.
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Breath Like Water by Anna Jarzab
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Losers Take All by David Klass
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Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee
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Proud: Living my American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad
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