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Salmon River Kid

by Kristine Morris

The Idaho backcountry becomes another rich character in this tale developed with knowledge and skill. "Salmon River Kid" is Joseph Dorris’s historical novel of a boy’s growth into manhood as he mines for gold amid the dangers and the... Read More

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Blowback '63

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

Blowback ’63 is a unique blend of historical fiction, romance, and time travel filled with convincing conflict and compelling young adult characters. Brian Meehl’s Blowback ’63 continues the adventures of fraternal twins Arky and... Read More

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Into the White

by Catherine Thureson

"Into the White" is a thoughtful and satisfying account of the the Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole. "Into the White" tells the harrowing and tragic tale of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica. The book... Read More

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Chimera

by Angela Woltman

"Chimera" is a thought-provoking examination of what it means to be human. Being a teenage girl isn’t easy—and it’s even more difficult when you’re a werewolf. "Chimera", C. D. Bell’s second book in the Weregirl Trilogy,... Read More

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Trouble Tomorrow

by Claire Foster

Why do we have war? Where does it come from? "Trouble Tomorrow" explores the origins of conflict through the story of a child soldier in modern Sudan. Based on a true story, the book follows Obulejo as he escapes a Sudanese militia and... Read More

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Wolves and Roses

by Claire Foster

Shape-shifters, fairy tales, wicked enchantments, and—oh yeah—asthma inhalers. Bryar Rose deals with supernatural and totally normal teenage stresses in Wolves And Roses: Fairy Tales of the Magicorum. Packed with urban fantasy... Read More

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Zero Gravity

by Claire Foster

In the not-so-distant future, the moon is moving away from the earth, and gravity is losing its grip on the planet. "Zero Gravity" is a sharp, speculative novel that follows a family’s journey to safety as the laws of nature, one by... Read More

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Beulah Land

by Claire Foster

It’s hard growing up queer, especially in the backwoods Ozarks. Pickup trucks are as common as gay bashing, and there are no safe spaces for people like Violette Sinclair. However, instead of another tragic tale of woe, "Beulah Land"... Read More

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