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Easy-to-Read Books for Older Readers: Ages 11-13

Surprise your kids with these easy books that hit on teen issues.
 
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Crashing the Boards
Series: Super Hoops
by Jerry Spinelli
John "Crash" Coogan, a seventh-grade football star, has been an aggressive person from the time he was very young; sometimes, he is too aggressive.
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The Skin I'm In
by Sharon Flake

Maleeka Madison is a strong student who has had enough of being teased about her "too black" skin and handmade clothes. So when she starts seventh grade, she decides to adopt a sassier attitude and a tougher circle of friends.

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Someone to Love Me
Series: Bluford, Book #4
by Anne Schraff

Welcome to Bluford High. This widely acclaimed teen series set in an urban high school features engaging, accessible writing and appealing, contemporary storylines.

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Purge
by Sarah Darer Littman
Janie Ryman hates throwing up. So why does she binge eat and then stick her fingers down her throat several times a day? That”s what the doctors and psychiatrists at Golden Slopes hope to help her discover.
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