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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 1999. New York: MTV Books.      ISBN 978-0-671-02734-4


This book is written in the first person and is a series of letters that the main character, Charlie, writes to his unknown friend like a diary or journal. 567 more words


Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Ryan, Pam Muñoz. Esperanza Rising. 2000. New York: Scholastic.                                  ISBN 978-0-439-12041-1


Esperanza Rising is a story about a wealthy family in Mexico losing their land due to unfortunate circumstances and having to migrate to California in search for a better life and having to work in the fields. 541 more words


A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer

Pelzer, Dave. A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive. 1995. Deerfield Beach, FA: Health Communications. ISBN 978-1-558-74366-3


This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. 413 more words


Readers Advisory: The Here and Now

Delacorte Press, $18.99 hardcover, ISBN-10 0385736800, April 2014

This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. 417 more words

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Kristy's Great Idea

Martin, Ann M. (1986). Kristy’s Great Idea. New York: Scholastic Books

This is the first book in the Baby-Sitters Club series. The reader is introduced to Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey. 347 more words

Wait for Me, by An Na

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Wait for Me is a novel about a Korean girl caught up in her mother’s expectations of success. Mina has no hope of achieving all that her mother desires for her. 252 more words

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The Deed of Paksenarrion, by Elizabeth Moon

Elizabeth Moon’s first trilogy of novels about Paksenarrion, a farmer’s daughter turned mercenary, then paladin, is one of the great works of epic fantasy fiction. These books, now issued as a single volume, … 374 more words