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Exploring tough subjects, these award-winning and moving titles will show your teen the power of a good book.
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The White Darkness
by Geraldine McCaughrean

Fourteen-year-old Symone is taken on a surprise trip to Antarctica by her uncle Victor.  In search of a legendary gateway to the interior of Earth, Victor's behavior teaches Sym about her troubled past and leads to her struggle for survival.

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American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang Illustrated by Lark Pien

"As an Asian American, American Born Chinese is the book I've been waiting for all my life." — Derek Kirk Kim

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Paperback Graphic Novels : $16.15

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Looking for Alaska
by John Green

To shake up his play-it-safe, stay-at-home lifestyle, Florida teenager Miles "Pudge" Halter convinces his parents to let him attend a coed boarding school in Alabama. There he becomes instant friends with Chip, his edgy roommate, and with Chip's friend, the sexy, daring, and impossibly beautiful Alaska Young.

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How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff

"Every war has turning points and every person too."

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The First Part Last
by Angela Johnson

Bobby is a typical urban New York City teenager — impulsive, eager, restless.

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Postcards from No Man's Land
by Aidan Chambers
Told in dual narratives, seventeen-year-old Jacob Todd visits Amsterdam and learns that his dead grandfather (also named Jacob) had a Dutch family in addition to his English family. Geertrui, the woman who bore soldier Jacob's daughter during World War II
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A Step from Heaven
by An Na

When four-year-old Young Ju Park first hears the words Mi Gook — Korean for "America" — she is sure that they mean "Heaven." But when her family moves to Southern California the following year, she finds the transition from life in Korea far from easy.

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Kit's Wilderness
by David Almond
After thirteen-year-old Kit's grandmother dies, his family moves back to a small mining community to be with his grandfather. Befriended by a boy who plays the game of Death, Kit learns the significance of his grandfather's stories and the value of friend
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by Walter Dean Myers Illustrated by Christopher Myers

Young, black 16-year-old Steve Harmon, an amateur filmmaker, is on trial for the murder of a Harlem drugstore owner and could face the death penalty. Steve copes by writing a movie script based on his trial. But despite his efforts, reality is blurred until he can no longer tell who he is or what the truth is.

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