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  Cover Art: Bullet Point Abrahams, Peter
Bullet Point
The only thing seventeen-year-old Wyatt knew about his biological father was that he was serving a life sentence, but circumstances and a new girlfriend bring them together and soon Wyatt is working to prove his father's innocence.
294 p. 2010
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  Cover Art: Cures for Hunger Bechard, Deni Y.
Cures for Hunger
After his father abandons him as a child, the author, now grown, begins an obsession with his father's life of crime that nearly became his own undoing.
319 p. 2012
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  Cover Art: Pull Binns, B. A.
Pull
After his father kills his mother, seventeen-year-old David struggles to take care of his two sisters--and himself--while dealing with his grief, guilt, and trying to fit in at a tough new school while hiding his past.
310 p. 2010
  Cover Art: Glitter Daniels, Babygirl
Glitter
WAsia Smith is still reeling from her rich father's death, but she looks forward to starting high school with her best friend, Tracey, until she loses Tracey in a fight over a boy who subsequently gets her pregnant and dumps her.
172 p. 2009
  Cover Art: Dark Sons Grimes, Nikki
Dark Sons
Alternating poems compare and contrast the conflicted feelings of Ishmael, son of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, and Sam, a teenager in New York City, as they try to come to terms with being abandoned by their fathers and with the love they feel for their younger stepbrothers.
190 p. 2010
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  Cover Art: Two the Hard Way Hunter, Travis
Two the Hard Way
Star high-school quarterback Romeo has everything on the right track until his older brother Kwame gets out of jail, their absentee mother returns to their lives, and Romeo's girlfriend Ngiai wants a serious relationship.
248 p. 2010
  Cover Art: Stolen Car Jones, Patrick
Stolen Car
Fifteen-year-old Danielle desperately wants to escape life with her mother and a series of "Dad-wannabes," so when best friends Ashley and Evan help her see that bad-boy Reid is lying and using her, Danny steals Reid's car and takes Ashley on a road trip.
229 p. 2008
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  Cover Art: The Color of Earth Kim, Tong-hwa
The Color of Earth
Ehwa grows up helping her widowed mother run the local tavern, watching as their customers--both neighbors and strangers--look down on her mother for her single lifestyle. Their social status isolates Ehwa and her mother from the rest of the people in their quiet country village. But as she grows older and sees her mother fall in love again, Ehwa slowly begins to open up to the possibility of love in her life.
319 p. 2009
  Cover Art: Boy21 Quick, Matthew
Boy21
Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.
250 p. 2012
  Cover Art: Chelsey Shannon, Chelsey
Chelsey
When Chelsey's only surviving parent, her beloved father, was violently murdered days before her fourteenth birthday, her life was forever changed. Forced to come to terms with a new home life, a new school, and a new identity as an orphan, Chelsey struggled to make sense of her personal tragedy and find a way to flourish despite the odds.
157 p. 2009
  Cover Art: Fall for Anything Summers, Courtney
Fall for Anything
As she searches for clues that would explain the suicide of her successful photographer father, Eddie Reeves meets the strangely compelling Culler Evans who seems to know a great deal about her father and could hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death.
230 p. 2011
  Cover Art: If You Follow Me Watrous, Malena
If You Follow Me
Hoping to outpace her grief in the wake of her father's suicide, Marina has come to the small, rural Japanese town of Shika to teach English for a year. But in Japan, as she soon discovers, you can never really throw away your past...or anything else, for that matter.
356 p. 2010
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