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Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in …

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What If Everybody Said That? by Ellen Javernick

What If Everybody Said That? by Ellen Javernick What if everybody chose to be kind? If you tell someone that they can’t play with you, there’s no harm done, right? But what if everybody said that? What if everybody forgot to be kind…and made fun of other kids’ artwork at school, or told a fib, or refused to share with a person in need? The world wouldn’t be a very nice place to live. But …

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Meme is the New Mean: Bullying Behind the Screen by Shani Major

Meme is the New Mean: Bullying Behind the Screen by Shani Major Meme is the New Mean explores the transformation of bullying in the new era of social media. As cyberbullying reaches an all time high, now is the time to shift the focus to social media solutions. Meme is the Mew Mean uncovers: -The Fuel for our not so secret addiction to social media. -The role of the meme in bully culture. -Potential effects …

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Cry Baby by Ginger Scott

Cry Baby by Ginger Scott Tristan Lopez is loyal to his brothers. He doesn’t really have a choice, born into a gang that has a chokehold on every kid that roams its streets. He gave his life to them willingly, knowing if he did then one day this kingdom, led by boys drunk with power and ruled by fear, would all be his. He was loyal through it all. Loyal when prison took his dad …

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Fawn’s Touching Tale: A Story for Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused by Agnes Wohl

Fawn’s Touching Tale: A Story for Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused by Agnes Wohl Introduction to Parents, School Personnel and Psychotherapists:  There are many books aimed at the prevention of sexual abuse; few story books are geared for children that deal with the profound emotional aftermath. This book is unique because it offers the use of engaging animal protagonists, which allows the child to work through painful emotions in a less threatening and more …

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Thirteen Ways to Talk About Thirteen Reasons Why by Stephanie Kreml

Thirteen Ways to Talk About Thirteen Reasons Why by Stephanie Kreml Whether or not you watch 13 Reasons Why, this book will help you have better conversations with your teens. When Netflix released 13 Reasons Why in 2017, many parents were caught off guard and did not know how to deal with the show’s difficult subject matter. However, the popularity of the show indicates teens are curious, and with the release of the new season, teens will be …

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Another Place by Matthew Crow

Another Place by Matthew Crow A small town. A missing schoolgirl. A terrible secret. And one girl’s fight to survive. Sixteen-year-old Claudette Flint is coming home from hospital after an escalating depression left her unable to cope. Released into the care of her dad, she faces the daunting task of piecing herself back together. She may look unchanged; but everything’s different. The same could be said about her seaside hometown: this close-knit community seems to be unspooling …

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What the Facebook?: Posts from the Edge of Christendom by Michael Hardin

What the Facebook?: Posts from the Edge of Christendom by Michael Hardin Discover a daring collection of Facebook posts that looks at the Christian faith outside the framework of the sacrificial logic of a violent God. Witty, provocative and hopeful, What the Facebook? is a different kind of theology with a wonderful new perspective about the character of the one Jesus called, “Abba.” Michael Hardin’s sequel to The Jesus Driven Life delves deeply into problems …

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Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, …

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The Girl in the Picture by Alexandra Monir

The Girl in the Picture by Alexandra Monir Nicole Morgan has been labeled many things — the geeky music girl, the shy sidekick to Miss Popularity, and the girl with the scar. Now only one name haunts her through the halls of Oyster Bay Prep. The Girl in the Picture. After high school heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police are in search of the girl whose picture …

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True: A Novel by Karl Taro Greenfeld

True: A Novel by Karl Taro Greenfeld Karl Taro Greenfeld, acclaimed author of Triburbia and Boy Alone, offers a literary coming-of-age novel that deftly and unflinchingly imagines a world where an angry teenage girl discovers the nature of the bigger game of life and what it really means to be a team player, a sister, a daughter, and a born survivor. True has a singular path: to be the greatest soccer player of her generation. But to realize …

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Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson

Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson It took only twenty-two minutes for Kirby Matheson to exit his car, march onto school grounds, enter the gymnasium, and open fire, killing six and injuring five others. But this isn’t a story about the shooting itself. This isn’t about recounting that one unforgettable day. This is about Kirby and how one boy—who had friends, enjoyed reading, played saxophone in the band, and had never been in trouble before—became …

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher “You can’t stop the future.” “You can’t rewind the past.” “The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.” Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are …

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Thirteen Reasons Why: 10th Anniversary Edition by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why: 10th Anniversary Edition by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why: 10th Anniversary Edition by Jay Asher You can’t stop the future.  You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him …

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, …

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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what …

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Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky

Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky The world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global …

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Please Don’t Take My Baby by Cathy Glass

Please Don’t Take My Baby by Cathy Glass ‘I’m going to love my baby and give her lots of attention,’ Jade said. ‘I’ll show my mum she’s wrong.’ Jade, 17, is pregnant, homeless and alone when she’s brought to live with Cathy. Jade is desperate to keep her baby, but little more than a child herself, she struggles with the responsibilities her daughter brings. Cathy is worried as soon as Jade arrives: she’s never looked …

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Wonder Series by R. J. Palacio

Wonder Series by R. J. Palacio I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. …

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