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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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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. He enjoys his rough, macho behavior until he meets an unusual neighbor who forces him to think about his life and his way of treating others.

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The Skin I'm In
by Sharon G. 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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Paperbacks : $7.19

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Someone to Love Me
Series: Bluford High, 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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Paperbacks : $5.39

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Diary of a Junior Year Volume 3
Series: Real Teens , Book #3
by Anonymous , Scholastic
Their names have been changed, but everything these teens write about is true. It's real feelings and real life, as only teens can tell it.
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by Sarah Darer Littman
This striking novel from acclaimed author Sarah Darer Littman is now available in paperback!

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Paperbacks : $8.09

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