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  Cover Art: Wintergirls Anderson, Laurie Halse
Wintergirls
Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder. Book talk by Wendy W. of Collection Management.
278 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: After Efaw, Amy
After
In complete denial that she is pregnant, straight-A student and star athlete Devon Davenport leaves her baby in the trash to die, and after the baby is discovered, Devon is accused of attempted murder. Book talk by Jan D. at Southdale Library.
350 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Princess of the Midnight Ball George, Jessica Day
Princess of the Midnight Ball
A retelling of the tale of twelve princesses who wear out their shoes dancing every night, and of Galen, a former soldier now working in the king's gardens, who follows them in hopes of breaking the curse. Book talk by Stephanie W. at Champlin Library.
280 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Crows & Cards : a Novel Helgerson, Joseph
Crows & Cards : a Novel
Leaving St. Louis in 1849, Zebulon Crabtree takes up with a riverboat gambler who has some special plans for him, crosses paths with a slave who becomes a friend, and learns that some Indian medicine men can see even though blind. Book talk by Caron C. at Edina Library.
344 p. 2009
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  Cover Art: Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice Hoose, Phillip M.
Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice
On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South. Book talk by Mary S. at Eden Prairie Library.
133 p. 2009
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  Cover Art: War Child : a Child Soldier's Story Jal, Emmanuel
War Child : a Child Soldier's Story
...one terrible day, Jal was separated from his mother, and later learned she had been killed; his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the freedom of Sudan. Soon, Jal was conscripted into that army, one of 10,000 child soldiers, and fought through two separate civil wars over nearly a decade. Remarkably, he survived, and was adopted by a British aid worker, beginning the journey that would lead him to music: he recorded and released his own album, including the number one hip-hop single in Kenya, and has gone on to perform with international music stars, and to use his fame to help children like him. Book talk by Dillon Y. at Brookdale Library.
262 p. 2009
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  Cover Art: The Reformed Vampire Support Group Jinks, Catherine
The Reformed Vampire Support Group
Fifteen-year-old vampire Nina has been stuck for fifty-one years in a boring support group for vampires, and nothing exciting has ever happened to them--until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime. Book talk by Stephanie W. at Champlin Library.
362 p. 2009
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  Cover Art: Ruined : a Novel Morris, Paula
Ruined : a Novel
Rebecca Brown is staying with her aunt Claudia in nineteenth century New Orleans, a city of voodoo, ghosts, and hurricanes. While walking in Lafayette Cemetery she is befriended by Lisette, a ghost who helps Rebecca to uncover shocking truths about her life and influences her to right the wrongs of the past. Book talk by Mary S. at Eden Prairie Library.
309 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Libyrinth North, Pearl
Libyrinth
In a distant future where Libyrarians preserve and protect the ancient books that are housed in the fortress-like Libyrinth, Haly is imprisoned by Eradicants, who believe that the written word is evil, and she must try to mend the rift between the two groups before their war for knowledge destroys them all. Book talk by Laura K. at Southdale Library.
332 p. 2009
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  Cover Art: The Forest of Hands and Teeth Ryan, Carrie
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead. Book talk by Nina S. at Maple Grove Library.
310 p. 2009
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  Cover Art: Stitches : a Memoir Small, David
Stitches : a Memoir
One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A colcal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the fourteen-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die. In Stitches, Small, the award-winning children's illustrator and author, re-creates this terifying event in a life story that might have been imagined by Kafka.--Jacket. Book talk by Johannah G. at Franklin Library.
329 p. 2009
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  Cover Art: Flygirl Smith, Sherri L.
Flygirl
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl passes for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Book talk by Jeanne W. at Excelsior Library.
275 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Sisters of the Sword Snow, Maya.
Sisters of the Sword
Two aristocratic sisters in ancient Japan disguise themselves as samurai warriors to take revenge on the uncle who betrayed their family. Book talk by Catherine B. at North Regional Library.
275 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Mugglenet.com's Harry Potter Should Have Died : Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site Spartz, Emerson et al.
Mugglenet.com's Harry Potter Should Have Died : Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site
This collection from the #1 Harry Potter fan Web site brings the original and entertaining views of the experts behind Mugglenet.com to 100 of the most interesting and contentious debate topics in the Potter world. Book talk by Lisa H. at Augsburg Park Library.
205 p 2009
Children's Nonfiction Book
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  Cover Art: Shiver Stiefvater, Maggie
Shiver
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity. Book talk by Laura K. at Southdale Library.
392 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Marcelo in the Real World Stork, Francisco X.
Marcelo in the Real World
Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm. Book talk by Wendy W. of Collection Management.
312 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: My Name is Number 4 : a True Story from the Cultural Revolution Ye, Ting-xing
My Name is Number 4 : a True Story from the Cultural Revolution
This is the true story of the fourth child in a family torn apart by China's Cultural Revolution. After the death of both of her parents, Ting-xing and her siblings endured brutal Red Guard attacks on their schools and even in their home. At the age of sixteen, Ting-xing was exiled to a prison farm far from the world she knew. How she struggled through years of constant terror while keeping her spirit intact is at the heart of this story. Haunting and inspiring, Ting-xing Ye's personal account of this horrific period in history is one that no reader will soon forget. Book talk by Catherine B. at North Regional Library.
230 p. 2008
Teen Nonfiction Book (Biography)
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