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The Names They Gave Us
The Names They Gave Us
by Emery Lord
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. But when her mom's cancer reappears, Lucy falters-in her faith and in her ability to cope...Read more

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Gem & Dixie
by Sara Zarr
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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“A story that broke my heart and put it back together again. You won’t want to let Gem and Dixie go.” —Sarah Dessen, New York Times bestselling author of Saint Anything

From renowned author and National...Read more

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Just a Girl
by Carrie Mesrobian
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Taking a hard look at the societal constraints on teenage girls, Morris Award nominee Carrie Mesrobian tells one girl’s story with bracing honesty and refreshing authenticity.

By her senior year of high school, Rianne has exhausted all the...Read more

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Overturned
by Lamar Giles
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Nikki Tate is infamous, even by Las Vegas standards. Her dad is sitting on death row, convicted of killing his best friend in a gambling dispute turned ugly. And for five years, he's maintained his innocence. But Nikki wants no part of that. She'...Read more

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Bull
by David Elliott
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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SEE THE STORY OF THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR

IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT

 

Minos thought he could

Pull a fast one

On me,

Poseidon!

God of the Sea!

But I’m the...Read more

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Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
by Marc Aronson, by Marina Budhos
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” –Robert Capa

Robert Capa and Gerda Taro were young Jewish refugees, idealistic and in love. As photographers in the 1930s, they set off to capture their generation's most...Read more

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Honestly Ben
by Bill Konigsberg
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Ben Carver is back to normal. He's working steadily in his classes at the Natick School. He just got elected captain of the baseball team. He's even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe...Read more

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Bull
by David Elliott
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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SEE THE STORY OF THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR

IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT

 

Minos thought he could

Pull a fast one

On me,

Poseidon!

God of the Sea!

But I’m the...Read more

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Strange the Dreamer
by Laini Taylor
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor

 

Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

 

the aftermath of a war between...Read more

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Nemesis (Project Nemesis Book 1)
by Brendan Reichs
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series. 

 

It's been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a...Read more

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