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  Cover Art: The Moccasin Thunder : Contemporary American Indian Stories for Young Adults The Moccasin Thunder : Contemporary American Indian Stories for Young Adults
Presents ten short stories about contemporary Native American teens by members of tribes of the United States and Canada, including Louise Erdrich and Joseph Bruchac.
156 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book MOCCASI
  Cover Art: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian Alexie, Sherman
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
  Cover Art: Code Talker : a Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two Bruchac, Joseph
Code Talker : a Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
231 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book BRUCHAC
  Cover Art: The Way Bruchac, Joseph
The Way
Cody LeBeau is the new kid at school and the new target for the bullies. He's Abenaki, like most of the school, but still doesn't fit in. Things begin to change when his uncle comes to town for a martial arts competition and he and Cody begin training together.
156 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book BRUCHAC
  Cover Art: We Beat the Street : How a Friendship Pact Led to Success Davis, Sampson
We Beat the Street : How a Friendship Pact Led to Success
Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. They came from the tough neighborhoods of Newark, New Jersey, where survival, not schoolwork, was the priority. When the three boys met in high school, they recognized in each other the desire and ability to "beat the street." They made a friendship pact, deciding together to take on the biggest challenges of their lives: going to college, then medical school.
194 p. 2005
Teen Nonfiction Book 610.9 D
  Cover Art: Holdup Fields, Terri
Holdup
Diverse teens each react differently to a busy shift at a Phoenix, Arizona, Burger Haven on a hectic Saturday night that culminates in a show-down with two armed robbers.
163 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book FIELDS
  Cover Art: Chill Frizzell, Colin
Chill
Chill has always been different, but the way he deals with his disability and his art have given him the power to survive the horrors of high school. When a new teacher arrives, determined to crush his students' spirits, Chill decides to fight back and risk everything. A story of doing the right thing and standing up for yourself -- and your friends.
98 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book FRIZZEL
  Cover Art: Hole in My Life Gantos, Jack
Hole in My Life
The author relates how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer.
199 p. 2002
Teen Nonfiction Book 921 G156
  Cover Art: Cooked : from the Streets to the Stove from Cocaine to Foie Gras Henderson, Jeff
Cooked : from the Streets to the Stove from Cocaine to Foie Gras
...[Jeff Henderson] indicted on federal drug trafficking charges and sentenced to almost twenty years in prison. Before he knew what had hit him, he was looking at spending most of his life behind bars. The street life had been the only one he'd ever known and even incarcerated he was too hardheaded to realize that no good would come of it." "That is, until he was assigned to one of the least desirable prison jobs: washing dishes. That job helped turn his whole life around. It gave him access to the prison kitchen and he became fascinated watching his fellow prisoners cook for the thousands of other inmates and prison officials. Henderson learned to cook in prison. Not cocaine, but food. And his dream was born: Once outside, he would become a chef."
275 p. 2007
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 H3763
  Cover Art: Burned Hopkins, Ellen
Burned
Seventeen-year-old Pattyn, the eldest daughter in a large Mormon family, is sent to her aunt's Nevada ranch for the summer, where she temporarily escapes her alcoholic, abusive father and finds love and acceptance, only to lose everything when she returns home.
532 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book HOPKINS
  Cover Art: Crank Hopkins, Ellen
Crank
Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter, gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul - her life.
537 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book HOPKINS
  Cover Art: Glass Hopkins, Ellen
Glass
In a powerful sequel to Crank, Kristina is determined to manage her addiction to crank in order to keep her newborn child, but when she is unable to manage her use of the drug and the pull becomes too strong, her greatest fears are quickly realized.
681 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book HOPKINS
  Cover Art: Impulse Hopkins, Ellen
Impulse
Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada's Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives.
666 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book HOPKINS
  Cover Art: They Broke the Law You be the Judge : True Cases of Teen Crime Jacobs, Thomas A.
They Broke the Law You be the Judge : True Cases of Teen Crime
Letters from and interviews with twenty-one children and teenagers who broke the law reveal what it is like to be arrested, attend legal proceedings, and be held accountable for one's actions.
213 p. 2003
Teen Nonfiction Book 345.08 J
  Cover Art: Bouncing Back : Dealing with the Stuff Life Throws at You Jones, Jami Biles
Bouncing Back : Dealing with the Stuff Life Throws at You
The image of a bouncing ball is used effectively throughout this book to discuss the concept of resiliency in the context of adjusting to life's problems. Each chapter begins with a short vignette of a teen facing a stressful situation and ends by reminding readers of the story and hypothesizing solutions.
112 p. 2007
Teen Nonfiction Book 155.24 J
  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 JONES
  Cover Art: Make it Happen : the Hip-hop Generation Guide to Success Liles, Kevin
Make it Happen : the Hip-hop Generation Guide to Success
Liles draws on his success in the music industry to deliver an inspirational career guide for today's aspiring movers and shakers.
244 p. 2005
Adult Nonfiction Book 650.1 L
  Cover Art: Down McClintock, Norah
Down
After serving time for assault, Remy must learn to control his anger.
103 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book MCCLINT
  Cover Art: Marked McClintock, Norah
Marked
When Colin accepts the job to clean up the graffiti in an upscale neighborhood he worries that he might be targeted by gangs, but he didn't expect to become a suspect in a series of robberies. Every time he is sent to clean up graffiti, the police are nearby investigating a crime. Colin knows he''s done nothing wrong, but even he acknowledges his presence at the crime scenes looks suspicious. The only way he can clear his name is to figure what is really going on.
103 2008
Teen Fiction Book MCCLINT
  Cover Art: Ghost of Spirit Bear Mikaelsen, Ben
Ghost of Spirit Bear
After a year in exile on an Alaskan island as punishment for severely beating a fellow student, Cole Matthews returns to school in Minneapolis having made peace with himself and his victim--but he finds that surviving the violence and hatred of high school is even harder than surviving in the wilderness.
154 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book MIKAELS
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