Young Adult

Peaches,

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ISBN: 9780060733070
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Published: HarperCollins - April 24th, 2012

Three very different girls end up on a peach farm in Georgia for the summer. Initially, Birdie, Leeda, and Murphy want nothing to do with each other. But as the summer progresses, they find their lives weaving meaningfully together, as they negotiate their families, deep secrets, and boys who they may (or may not) be falling in love with. The first book in the Peaches series triumphs unlikely friendships, and is full of warmth.
Jory


Wonder

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780375869020
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012

A truly wonderful book about an ordinary boy called Auggie with an extraordinary face.  Both heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure, we marvel at Auggie's bravery and applaud his family and friends as he struggles through the mine field that is middle school. Wonder is one of the best books of 2012 and has cross-over appeal for "older" readers too.

Susannah


No Crystal Stair

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No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780761361695
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Published: Carolrhoda Books - January 1st, 2012

“Whether you’re black as a crow or white as snow, if you don’t know and ain’t got no dough, you’re not gonna go.” - Lewis Michaux
Part historical fiction, part biography, No Crystal Stair is a reading experience like no other. I found myself inspired, moved, comforted, and even enraged by - and for - this man's story--he was such an influential figure. Michaux's Bookstore, as it was affectionately known, was the heart of the civil rights movement in Harlem for a good part of the 20th Century. It was here where Malcolm X gave many of his speeches. Award-winning author, and relative of Mr. Michaux, Vaunda Nelson brings this inspiring story to a whole new generation.
Carter


Above

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ISBN: 9780545296700
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 1st, 2012

Above is smart and brutal and utterly, devastatingly beautiful. I was completely blown away by everything that this book has to offer: characters, plot, writing, world-building, etc. Describing the premise makes it sound a little crazy - and I suppose it is. But seriously, this is one of the most unique and best-written novels I've read in a long time. That I've read period. And for you non-sci-fi / fantasy readers, ignore those bee wings on the cover. Yes, the story is fantastical, but in Bobet's hands it reads as entirely possible. Maybe it is. All I know is that I honestly love these characters and I still hurt for them. Consider me a BIG fan of this debut novelist.


Winter Town by Stephen Emond

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By Stephen Emond, Stephen Emond (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780316133326
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2011

You know when you're walking around in a snowstorm, and it's all quiet, and you're totally warm in your heavy coat? This book reminds me of that. Thoughtful, full of dialogue, tenuous friendships, with threads of art and comics throughout-- I like to think of Stephen Emond as the introspective high-schooler's Jeff Kinney.


Jill


Refresh, Refresh

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ISBN: 9781596435223
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Published: First Second - September 29th, 2009

Josh, Gordon and Cody are high-schoolers from a small town in Oregon. Intense watercolor and ink drawings tell their story: their fathers are all serving in Iraq, and each is struggling with being the "man" of their household in their fathers' absence. Ultimately, this violent and bleak graphic novel presents a powerful picture of the sons left behind, as each dreams of following in his father's footsteps and serving in the military.

Jory


Daughter of Smoke & Bone

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ISBN: 9780316134026
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2011

Laini Taylor caught my eye with this lush, angels-and-demons tale: she constructs both a frightening and romantic world, half modern-day Prague and half Otherworld, as the backdrop for a thrilling apocalypse tale. If you've read any Cassandra Clare or Holly Black, then give this new cool punk-style fantasy a try, too.


Jill


Wildwood

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By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062024688
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - August 30th, 2011

By far, the best book I've read this year! If there ever were a book worthy of being a successor to The Chronicles of Narnia, with the readability of Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief, this is it. I love, love, love reading about hidden worlds just on the edge of our own--and Wildwood
has one, plus a ton of adventure, talking animals on the verge of a
magic-laden battle, and one missing sibling abducted by a murder of
crows. You will love this!Jill


A Certain Slant of Light

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ISBN: 9780618585328
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 1st, 2005

All Helen wants is to be seen. It’s perfectly natural, especially to a ghost who has been mist for over 100 years. So when the chance to reclaim human form presents itself, she cannot resist, even though the vacant body is not her own. Yes there will be consequences, but those matter little as she breathes, walks, and finds love again after a century This magically realistic ghost story finds its home among lovers of fantasy, romance and the work of Alice Hoffman. An insightful upper YA novel that sings with beautiful turns of phrase and unforgettable honesty.

Amy


Chime

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ISBN: 9780803735521
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Published: Dial Books - March 17th, 2011

Only Brieny knows she’s a witch, (aside from Stepmother, who’s dead.) She also knows she should never again enter the Swampsea. But she can’t help herself. Just like she can’t help liking Aldric, the young man from London who is living with them at her father’s parsonage. Aldric, her twin sister Rosy, and many others begin to force Brieny to reconsider her demons, because perhaps Brieny is not the person she thinks she is. I couldn’t help but read this book slowly to savor the uniqueness of voice and characters.

Jory


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