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    By: Benjamin Alire Sáenz

    Get to know Aristotle, a smart, brave, and lonely fifteen-year-old boy growing up in Texas during the 1980s, as he seeks to discover the secrets of his family, his identity, and his own heart.

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    By: Malala Yousafzai

    This memoir tells the story of Malala–a brave, intelligent fifteen year old girl who fights for girls’ rights in her country, and nearly dies for her cause.

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    By: John Lewis

    Trace the true-life experiences of John Lewis: a strong, passionate, resilient young man who rises to the center of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and later becomes a U.S. Congressman.

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    By: Angie Thomas

    Get to know Starr Carter–a brave, intelligent, and resilient young woman who witnesses her best friend’s murder at the hands of a police officer. This book traces Starr’s story, but it is also reflects the experiences of other African-Americans who have lost someone to state-sanctioned violence.

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    By: Nicola Yoon

    Meet Daniel and Natasha: two teenagers in America facing the kinds of real struggles that teens face.  From the seemingly mundane questions of liking someone and dealing with parental expectations, to the larger questions of the meaning of love and life, this book explores the question of what it means to be American.

     

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    By: Dr. Victor Rios

    Trace the true-life story of Dr. Victor Rios, a college professor who grew up amid poverty and violence, in Oakland, California. He inspires us with his perseverance and resiliency to conquer obstacles.

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    By: Sherman Alexie

    Trace the story of Arnold “Junior” Spirit, and his experiences straddling two different worlds: his home on the Spokane Indian Reservation, where poverty and alcoholism are prevalent, and his place at the nearby all-white high school.

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    By: Sandra Cisneros

    Spend a year on Mango Street with Esperanza, a 12-year old Chicana, who lives in a packed Latino neighborhood that she can’t wait to move out of. Experience Esperanza’s joy, loss, change and growth.

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    By: Suzanne Collins

    Get swept away by Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen-year-old girl living in the dystopic future society of Panem; she demonstrates her cunningness and strength when she is required to fight to the death in their annual Hunger Games.

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    By: Melba Pattillo Beals

    Follow the true-life story of Melba Pattillo — a brave, resilient, and justice-minded high school junior who chooses to join the historic Little Rock Nine as they racially integrate Central High School in 1957.

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    By: Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, & Sharon Draper

    Follow the story of three friends coming of age in Newark, NJ. Witness the power of friendship as they surmount incredible obstacles as a team, to earn their college and medical degrees.