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774517
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Saenz, Benjamin Alire 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2012)

BTSB #: 774517 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 2.9 UG RC: 4.3 9-12 Lexile: 380 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Bildungsromans Families - Fiction Mexican-Americans - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Homosexuality - Fiction


Summary: Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.


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602365
Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx by Manzano, Sonia 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2015)

BTSB #: 602365 Available

Dewey: 791.4502/BAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.5 UG RC: 6.3 9-12 Lexile: 910

Subjects: Manzano, Sonia Bildungsromans - Bronx (New York, N.Y. Television actors and actresses Television writers Latinas


Summary: Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. It is Sonia's dream of becoming an actress that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life and times.


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402514
Between the lines by Grimes, Nikki 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2018)

BTSB #: 402514 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.4 MG+RC: 4.5 6-8 Lexile: 630 HL

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Poetry - Fiction Authorship - Fiction Interpersonal relations - Fiction High schools - Fiction School stories Family life - Fiction Poetry slams - Fiction


Summary: A group of high school students grow in understanding of each other's challenges and forge unexpected connections as they prepare for a boys vs. girls poetry slam. Includes author's note about foster home care.


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393471
Code of honor by Gratz, Alan 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2015)

BTSB #: 393471 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.7 UG RC: 4.8 6-8 Lexile: 660 HL F&P: Z

Genres: Adventure Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Brothers - Fiction Ciphers - Fiction Terrorism - Fiction Iranian Americans - Fiction Muslims - Fiction


Summary: When Iranian-American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother's life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack.


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665886
Darius & Twig by Myers, Walter Dean 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins/Amistad, 2013)

BTSB #: 665886 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   
AR: 4.6 UG RC: 4.5 9-12 Lexile: 730

Genres: Sports


Subjects: Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Authorship - Fiction Running - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Dominican Americans - Fiction Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem.


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517040
Darius the Great is not okay by Khorram, Adib 

BTSB Prebound(Dial Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 517040 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.7 UG RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 710 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Grandparents - Fiction Depression (Psychology) - Fiction Iranian Americans - Fiction Americans - Iran - Fiction Iran - Fiction


Summary: Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.


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518494
Dig by King, A. S. 

BTSB Prebound(Dutton Books, 2019)

BTSB #: 518494 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4 UG Lexile: 600 HL

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Cousins - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Family reunions - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Easter - Fiction


Summary: Five white teenage cousins who are struggling with the failures and racial ignorance of their dysfunctional parents and their wealthy grandparents, reunite for Easter.


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Field guide to the North American teenager by Philippe, Ben 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2019)

BTSB #: 714596 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.9 UG Lexile: 830 HL

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Interpersonal relations - Fiction High schools - Fiction School stories Moving - Fiction Canadian Americans - Fiction Haitian Americans - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction Austin (Tex.) - Fiction


Summary: When Norris, a Black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as cliches from "a bad 90s teen movie."


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736598
Gabi, a girl in pieces by Quintero, Isabel 

BTSB Prebound(Cinco Puntos Press, 2014)

BTSB #: 736598 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.3 UG RC: 6.4 9-12 Lexile: 820 HL

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: High schools - Fiction School stories Pregnancy - Fiction Gays - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.


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857374
Girl rising : changing the world one girl at a time by Stone, Tanya Lee 

BTSB Prebound(Wendy Lamb Books, 2017)

BTSB #: 857374 Available

Dewey: 371.822/NAges: 12-16   
RC: 9.4 6-8 Lexile: 1050

Subjects: Girls - Education - Cross-cultural studies Girls - Conduct of life Social change


Summary: The stories of nine girls in the developing world that demonstrate how education can break the cycle of poverty.


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596656
How it went down by Magoon, Kekla 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2014)

BTSB #: 596656 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4 UG RC: 5.2 9-12 Lexile: 560 HL

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Death - Fiction Race relations - Fiction Witnesses - Fiction African Americans - Fiction


Summary: When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.


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265914
Hunted by de la Pena, Matt 

BTSB Prebound(Delacorte Press, 2015)

BTSB #: 265914 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5 UG Lexile: 730 HL

Genres: Adventure Fiction


Subjects: Survival skills - Fiction Natural disasters - Fiction Diseases - Fiction Cruise ships - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: After surviving the earthquake and tsunami, Shy manages to make it back to land but he is far from safe because a secret his cruise ship co-worker, Addie, shared with him is one that people have killed for, and now that Shy knows, he has become a moving target.


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964804
If you come softly by Woodson, Jacqueline 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2018)

BTSB #: 964804 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4 UG Lexile: 570 HL F&P: Y

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Interracial dating - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Family life - New York (State) - New York - Fiction School stories New York (N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with people's reactions.


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774519
Inexplicable logic of my life by Saenz, Benjamin Alire 

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 2017)

BTSB #: 774519 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 3.4 UG RC: 3.5 9-12 Lexile: 450 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Identity (Psychology) - Fiction Adoption - Fiction Families - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Death - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is.


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596683
Light it up by Magoon, Kekla 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2019)

BTSB #: 596683 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
Lexile: 480 HL

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Death - Fiction Police shootings - Fiction Race relations - Fiction African Americans - Fiction


Summary: Told from multiple viewpoints, Shae Tatum, an unarmed, thirteen-year-old black girl, is shot by a white police officer, throwing their community into upheaval and making it a target of demonstrators.


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748746
Long way down by Reynolds, Jason 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum, 2017)

BTSB #: 748746 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.3 UG RC: 5.4 9-12 Lexile: 720 HL

Genres: Supernatural Family Life


Subjects: Novels in verse Murder - Fiction Revenge - Fiction Ghosts - Fiction Brothers - Fiction Conduct of life - Fiction


Summary: As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.


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748592
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Reynolds, Jason 

BTSB PreboundNew title, awaiting publication or binding.(ATHENEUM BOOKS)

BTSB #: 748592 Temp OS

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 12-16   


Summary: As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn’s fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know. In graphic novel format.


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484834
Monday's not coming by Jackson, Tiffany D. 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2018)

BTSB #: 484834 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4.3 UG RC: 4.5 9-12 Lexile: 620 HL

Genres: Mystery Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: Missing persons - Fiction Friendship - Fiction High school students - Fiction Mystery fiction


Summary: When her friend Monday Charles goes missing and Monday's mother refuses to give her a straight answer, Claudia digs into her disappearance.


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879602
On the come up by Thomas, Angie 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2019)

BTSB #: 879602 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 3.8 UG RC: 4.2 9-12 Lexile: 550 HL

Subjects: Singers - Fiction Rap (Music) - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction


Summary: Sixteen-year-old Bri hopes to become a great rapper, and after her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, must decide whether to sell out or face eviction with her widowed mother.


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Poet X by Acevedo, Elizabeth 

BTSB Prebound(HarperTeen, 2018)

BTSB #: 040619 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   
AR: 5.2 UG RC: 6.3 9-12 Lexile: 800 HL

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Mother-daughter relationship - Fiction Latinos (U.S.) - Fiction Dominican Americans - Fiction American poetry Catholic Church - Fiction Novels in verse Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother's religion and her own relationship to the world.


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