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This book shares the moving tale of a young girl dealing with her strict religious family's reaction to her sister's sin, which ended in her being sent away. Trying to come to terms with the situation, she begins writing her sister letters and ends up finding herself along the way. This book deals with heavy subject matters and I would not recommend it to children under 11.
Goldie Vance dreams of becoming the in-house detective at the hotel where she and her dad work. She's insatiably curious, determined, and willing to go to extreme lengths to help her clients. When one of the clients goes missing, it's up to Goldie and her friends to solve the mystery and track him down. This book is filled with mystery and fun, perfect for fans of Nancy Drew or Gravity Falls!
Illuminae is a fast-paced, heart racing, YA sci-fi book that breaks genre conventions, experiments with form and will keep you turning pages well into the night. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down, and I had to read the second one immediately. This is the perfect time to pick this one up because the trilogy is now complete! Head over to the YA section to find the others!
Star pitcher Braden thought his life was under control, and it was--until he is the only witness when his father, a prominent televangelist, runs over and kills a police officer. With the trial fast approaching, Braden must find new footing as everything he thought he knew about family, faith, and truth is crumbling. Gut-wrenching, superbly written, and ultimately hopeful.
Told in Jamaican patois, this story of a boy's search for his fisherman grandfather is a gripping coming-of-age novel.
In this magical yet ordinary story, a little girl searches for fairies in her backyard. While she may never see one, sometimes hints are enough. The vivid, jewel-tone illustrations are full of patterns and details that beg to be pored over. With a simple rhyming text and lush, layered illustrations, this book is certain to be a favorite reread at bedtimes!
A novel in verse. Acevedo writes lyrically of being a teenager, a Latina, a twin, a Catholic, a daughter - and all her identities swirl together as we witness the creation of a poet. As soon as I finished the book I felt I had to start reading her poetry immediately.
Stella is bilingual, but she's not a big fan of talking aloud in English or Spanish. But with practice -- and the right motivation -- she figures out how to make her voice heard.
A journey of faith, survival, and self-discovery in a world that would keep women down. This book is exquisite, exceptional, and awe-inspiring. Just read it.