9780375858246BECAUSE OF MR. TERUPT
by Rob Buyea

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Features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspective on what makes their teacher so special.

It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school. (more…)

9780147515827BROWN GIRL DREAMING
by Jacqueline Woodson

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Jacqueline Woodson’s multi-award winning memoir in verse—winner of the National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and a Newbery Honor—now available in paperback with new material included!

Beloved author Jacqueline Woodson shares the poignant, the gritty, and the sweet memories of her childhood—as well as revealing the first sparks that ignited her writing career—in these lyrical free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South. This paperback edition includes seven brand-new poems. (more…)

9780375867828THE FAMILY ROMANOV:
Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
by Candace Fleming

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Nonfiction at its very best, and perfect for the Common Core. From the acclaimed author of Amelia Lost comes a probing look at Russia’s last tsar, his family, and their crumbling dynasty.

History doesn’t get much more interesting than the story of the Romanovs. When Tsar Nicholas II inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. Along with his reclusive wife Alexandra, a woman deeply entrenched in the doctrines of the Russian Orthodox Church, the imperial couple holed up in a palace outside the capital of St. Petersburg, tied to the idea of a centralized government. (more…)

9780142424179THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
by John Green

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The Fault in Our Stars tells the story of the star-crossed love between Hazel and Augustus—both of whom are surviving with cancer, despite seemingly impossible odds. As their relationship progresses—and through a shared affection for the sole novel written by a mysterious author—both characters learn and experience things that would have been impossible without their interdependence.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.  (more…)

9781101934180THE BOOK THIEF
by Markus Zusak

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It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. (more…)

9780385721813WHEN THE EMPEROR WAS DIVINE
by Julie Otsuka

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Julie Otsuka’s commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese-American internment camps unlike any we have seen. With crystalline intensity and precision, Otsuka uses a single family to evoke the deracination—both physical and emotional —of a generation of Japanese Americans. Spare, intimate, arrestingly understated, When the Emperor Was Divine is a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and an unmistakably resonant lesson for our times.

“Exceptional. . . . Otsuka skillfully dramatizes a world suddenly foreign. . . . [Her] incantatory, unsentimental prose is the book’s greatest strength.” —The New Yorker (more…)

9780143122913ESCAPE FROM CAMP 14:
One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
by Blaine Harden

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Harden tells the remarkable story of Shin Dong-hyuk, and through the lens of his life unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive totalitarian state. This revised edition contains a new foreword that addresses recent changes to Shin’s story, providing a framework for discussing unreliable narration, the effects of trauma, and the challenges of reporting.

“The story of Shin’s awakening, escape, and new beginning is a riveting, remarkable book that should be required reading in every high school or college civics class.” —The Seattle Times (more…)