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Growing Up Female in Hard Times
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  Cover Art: 16 On the Block Daniels, Babygirl
16 On the Block
When she is expected to pay back her sister's old debt, sixteen-year-old Summer must take to the streets, learning hard, fast lessons about survival, loyalty, and love.
204 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Something Like Hope Goodman, Shawn
Something Like Hope
Shavonne, a fierce, desperate seventeen year-old in juvenile lockup, wants to turn her life around before her eighteenth birthday, but corrupt guards, out-of-control girls, and shadows from her past make her task seem impossible.
193 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Fault in Our Stars Green, John
The Fault in Our Stars
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
318 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Crazy Brave Harjo, Joy
Crazy Brave
A memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and how she struggled to finally find inner peace and her creative voice.
169 p. 2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Kara Lost Niz, Susan
Kara Lost
Sixteen-year-old Kara flees the suffocation of her suburban life, trading in her home and family for a gritty, anonymous existence on the streets of Minneapolis. She begins a perilous journey, nai¨ve, well-intentioned, and isolated as she struggles to reconnect with her older sister.
231 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Scars Rainfield, C. A.
Scars
Fifteen-year-old Kendra, a budding artist, has not felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially since she cannot remember her abuser's identity, and she copes with the pressure by cutting herself.
248 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Like a Broken Doll Schraff, Anne E.
Like a Broken Doll
When a string of thefts hit Tubman High School and suspicions fall on Sereeta Prince, whose life is already unraveling at home, she falls into a deep depression.
182 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf Shange, Ntozake
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
First published in 1975, Shange's choreopoem has been read and performed because it truly revealed what it meant to be of color and female in the twentieth century. Here is the complete text, with stage directions of the dramatic prose poem that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.
96 p. 2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Snitch Van Diepen, Allison
Snitch
Lines are clearly marked at South Bay High School. It's mixed territory for the Crips and the Bloods, which means the drama never stops. Julia DiVino wants none of it. No colors, no C-Walks -- it's just not her thing. But when Eric Valiente´ jumps into her life, everything changes. Lines are redrawn. And then they're crossed.
297 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hard Times Require Furious Dancing Walker, Alice
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing
"Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one." So writes Alice Walker in this new book of poems, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global: the death of loved ones, war, the deliciousness of love, environmental devastation, the sorrow of rejection, greed, poverty, and the sweetness of home.
165 p. 2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Mockingbirds Whitney, Daisy
The Mockingbirds
When Alex, a junior at an elite preparatory school, realizes that she may have been the victim of date rape, she confides in her roommates and sister who convince her to seek help from a secret society, the Mockingbirds.
339 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Fury Zailckas, Koren
Fury
A blisteringly honest chronicle of the consequences of anger displaced and the balm of anger discovered by the author of "Smashed."
319 p. 2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
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