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  Cover Art: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian Alexie, Sherman
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
229 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book ALEXIE
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  Cover Art: Tales of the Madman Underground Barnes, John
Tales of the Madman Underground
In September 1973, as the school year begins in his depressed Ohio town, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be normal, despite his chaotic home life with his volatile, alcoholic mother and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground.
532 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: For the Win Doctorow, Cory
For the Win
A group of teens from around the world find themselves drawn into an online revolution arranged by a mysterious young woman known as Big Sister Nor, who hopes to challenge the status quo and change the world using her virtual connections.
475 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Chasing Tail Lights Jones, Patrick
Chasing Tail Lights
Seventeen-year-old Christy wants only to finish high school and escape her Flint, Michigan, home, where she cooks, cleans, cares for her niece, and tries to fend off her half-brother, a drug dealer who has been abusing her since she was eleven.
294 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Joseph Moses, Shelia P.
Joseph
Fourteen-year-old Joseph tries to avoid trouble and keep in touch with his father, who is serving in Iraq, as he and his alcoholic, drug-addicted mother move from one homeless shelter to another.
174 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Trash Mulligan, Andy
Trash
Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump.
232 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Boys from Santa Cruz Nasaw, Jonathan Lewis
The Boys from Santa Cruz
When troubled teen Luke Sweet is left orphaned and homeless, the court ships him off to a treatment program for juvenile delinquents in Humboldt County. Little Luke has a twisted past, though, and when several members of the group turn up dead, he quickly becomes the number one suspect. Agent Pender must track him down before anyone else gets hurt.
306 p. 2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Glass Collector Perera, Anna
The Glass Collector
A fifteen-year-old boy lives amongst the rubbish piles in the slums of Cairo and collects broken glass while hoping to find a future he can believe in.
293 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Chameleon Smith, Charles R.
Chameleon
The summer before starting high school in inner-city Los Angeles, fourteen-year-old Shawn grapples with his first experience of love, the complicated bonds of friends and family, and the reality of street gang violence.
377 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: If I Grow Up Strasser, Todd
If I Grow Up
Growing up in the inner-city projects, DeShawn is reluctantly forced into the gang world by circumstances beyond his control.
222 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Poor People Vollmann, William T.
Poor People
Why are you poor? That was the simple yet groundbreaking question William T. Vollmann asked in cities and villages around the globe. The result of Vollmann's fearless inquiry is a view of poverty unlike any previously offered.
314 p. 2007
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Living Rough Watson, Cristy
Living Rough
In most ways, Poe is like the other kids in his school. He thinks about girls and tries to avoid too much contact with teachers. He has a loving father who helps him with his homework. But Poe has a secret, and almost every day some small act threatens to expose him. He doesn't have a phone number to give to friends. He doesn't have an address. Poe and his father are living in a tent on city land.
107 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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