• The House on Mango Street

    The House on Mango Street

    Cisneros, Sandra

    This book tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong, not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

    Format: Book - 2009

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  • The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian: By Sherman Alexie ; Art by Ellen Forney ; Foreword by Jacqueline Woodson

    The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian: By Sherman Alexie ; Art by Ellen Forney ; Foreword by Jacqueline Woodson

    Alexie, Sherman

    Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

    Format: Book - 2017

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  • Siege and Storm

    Siege and Storm

    Bardugo, Leigh

    Hunted across the True Sea and haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret.

    Format: Book - 2013

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  • Scythe

    Scythe

    Shusterman, Neal

    "In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"--

    Format: Book - 2016

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  • Winterwood

    Winterwood

    Ernshaw, Shea

    "Be careful of the dark, dark wood. Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even. Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it's this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman--the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago--and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he'd been missing. But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver's presence. And it's not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn't know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own--secrets he'll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn't the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago."--

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • Cress

    Cress

    Meyer, Marissa

    Working to overthrow Queen Levana, a fugitive Cinder and her companions search for Rapunzel-like hacker Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood and who has received orders from Levana to foil Cinder's efforts.

    Format: Book - 2015

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  • The Sun Is Also A Star

    The Sun Is Also A Star

    Yoon, Nicola

    Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them.

    Format: Book - 2016

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  • Brisingr

    Brisingr

    Paolini, Christopher

    Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped from the colossal battle on the Burning Plains. With more adventure at hand, Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, he must make choices that will take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifices.

    Format: Book - 2010

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  • We Were Liars

    We Were Liars

    Lockhart, E.

    Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

    Format: Book - 2014

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  • Eragon

    Eragon

    Paolini, Christopher

    In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters

    Format: Book - 2005

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