Children's/Teen

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Tara Sullivan, The Bitter Side of Sweet

Fifteen-year-old Amadou counts the things that matter. For two long years, what’s mattered are cacao pods. The more Amadou can chop down in a single day, the better his chances are of keeping the bosses’ beatings at bay, keeping himself and his little brother, Seydou, alive and then maybe, just maybe, returning home to Baba and Auntie. At least he hopes so. But the bosses won’t tell him the number that matters most—the number that equals freedom.

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Tara Sullivan was born in India and spent her childhood living in Bangladesh, Ecuador, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic with her parents, who were international aid workers. She received a BA in Spanish literature and cognitive science from the University of Virginia, and a MA in Latin American Studies and a MPA in non-profit management from Indiana University. She currently teachers high school Spanish and lives in Massachusetts.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399173073
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 23rd, 2016

Emily Martin, The Year We Fell Apart

In the tradition of Sarah Dessen, this powerful debut novel is a compelling portrait of a young girl coping with her mother's cancer as she figures out how to learn from and fix her past. 

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Emily Martin grew up in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. She attended graduate school in North Carolina, where she fell in love with sweet potato pancakes, deep fried pickles, and the boy who later became her husband. Emily now lives and writes in Boston, Massachusetts. The Year We Fell Apart is her first novel.

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ISBN: 9781481438414
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Published: Simon Pulse - January 26th, 2016

Emily Ross, Half in Love with Death

It's the era of peace and love in the 1960s, but nothing is peaceful in Caroline's life. Since her beautiful older sister disappeared, fifteen-year-old Caroline might as well have disappeared too. She's invisible to her parents, who can't stop blaming each other. 

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Emily Ross is an editor at DeadDarlings.com, a website dedicated to the craft of writing. Before its publication, her debut novel, Half in Love with Death, won a fiction award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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ISBN: 9781440589034
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Published: Simon Pulse - December 16th, 2015

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