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Maud Hart Lovelace Nominees 2013-2014: Division II
These books are Division II (Grades 6 - 8) nominees for the Maud Hart Lovelace Award. Kids in Minnesota schools pick the winner every spring. See Division I nominees for more titles.
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  Cover Art: Close to Famous Bauer, Joan, 1951-
Close to Famous
Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.
250 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Out of My Mind Draper, Sharon M.
Out of My Mind
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
295 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Alibi Junior High Logsted, Greg.
Alibi Junior High
After thirteen-year-old Cody and his father, an undercover agent, are nearly killed, Cody moves in with his aunt in Connecticut, where he is helped with his adjustment to the trials of attending public school for the first time and investigating a threat in nearby woods by a wounded Iraq War veteran.
244 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Heart of a Shepherd Parry, Rosanne.
Heart of a Shepherd
Ignatius "Brother" Alderman, nearly twelve, promises to help his grandparents keep the family's Oregon ranch the same while his brothers are away and his father is deployed to Iraq, but as he comes to accept the inevitability of change, he also sees the man he is meant to be.
161 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Adoration of Jenna Fox Pearson, Mary
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.
266 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Between Shades of Gray Sepetys, Ruta
Between Shades of Gray
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.
344 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Milo : Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze Silberberg, Alan.
Milo : Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze
In love with the girl he sneezed on the first day of school and best pals with Marshall, the "One Eyed Jack" of friends, seventh-grader Milo Cruikshank misses his mother whose death has changed everything at home.
275 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Emerald Atlas Stephens, John
The Emerald Atlas
Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the ten years since their parents disappeared to protect them, but now they learn that they have special powers, a prophesied quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy.
417 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Running Dream Van Draanen, Wendelin
The Running Dream
When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.
336 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: One Crazy Summer Williams-Garcia, Rita.
One Crazy Summer
In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.
218 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Escape Under the Forever Sky : a Novel Yohalem, Eve.
Escape Under the Forever Sky : a Novel
As a future conservation zoologist whose mother is the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia, thirteen-year-old Lucy uses her knowledge for survival when she is kidnapped and subsequently escapes.
220 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
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