Hurricane Child

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Scholastic Press #ad - Kalinda, a solemn girl from barbados with a special smile for everyone, becomes Caroline's first and only friend -- and the person for whom Caroline has begun to develop a crush. Now, caroline must find the strength to confront her feelings for Kalinda, brave the spirit stalking her through the islands, and face the reason her mother abandoned her.

Winner of the stonewall book Award!Winner of the Lambda Literary Award!Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child. Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and twelve-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. Thomas of the us virgin islands, a spirit only she can see won't stop following her, and -- worst of all -- Caroline's mother left home one day and never came back.

Hurricane Child #ad - But when a new student named Kalinda arrives, Caroline's luck begins to turn around. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Together, caroline and kalinda must set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother -- before Caroline loses her forever.

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Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Ivy thinks--and hopes--that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm--and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing. Mysteriously, ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity.

A stonewall children's & young adult honor book! in the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish. When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced.

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World #ad - . Will ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World exquisitely enriches the rare category of female middle-grade characters who like girls--and children's literature at large.

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They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems

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Cinco Puntos Press #ad - Sure, and like other middle-school boys, they get in trouble like anybody else, they discover girls. But trusting in his family's traditions, his accordion and his bookworm squad, he faces seventh grade with book smarts and a big heart. He writes poetry. Güero is also a nerd--reader, musician--who runs with a squad of misfits like him, gamer, Los Bobbys.

Life is tough for a border kid, but Güero has figured out how to cope. He's starting 7th grade with a woke English teacher who knows how to make poetry cool. But make no mistake: our red-headed, freckled hero is puro mexicano, like Canelo Álvarez, the Mexican boxer. 2019 pura belpré honor book2019 walter dean myers honor book for outstanding children's literature2019 claudia lewis award for excellence in poetry2019 tomás rivera mexican american children's book award2018 jean flynn award for best middle Grade BookALSC Notable Children's Book, Middle GradeNCTE 2019 Notable Verse NovelsAméricas Award 2019 Commended Title2019 White Raven2020-2021 Texas Bluebonnet ListTwelve-year-old Güero is Mexican American, 2019A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018, Middle GradeShelf Awareness 2018 Best Children's & Teen Books of the Year, at home with Spanish or English and on both sides of the river.

They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems #ad - Watch out for Joanna! She's tough as nails. In spanish, "güero" is a nickname for guys with pale skin, Latino or Anglo.

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Barely Missing Everything

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Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books #ad - Juan will finally meet his dad, JD has a perfect subject for his documentary, and Fabi is desperate to stop them. He’s got a camera and he’s got passion—what else could he need? Fabi doesn’t have a plan anymore. Like jd causing the implosion of his family. His best friend JD has plans, too. Like letters from a man named Mando on death row.

He just needs to make it happen. Basketball is going to be his ticket out, his ticket up. He’s going to be a filmmaker one day, like Quinten Tarantino or Guillermo del Toro NOT Steven Spielberg. Soon juan and jd are embarking on a Thelma and Louise­–like road trip to visit Mando. But, as we already know, there are some things you just can’t plan for….

Barely Missing Everything #ad - Like finding out this man could be the father your mother said was dead. There are moments when a story shakes you. Barely missing everything is one of those stories, a gifted storyteller with a distinct voice, and Mendez, is sure to bring a quake to the literary landscape. Jason reynolds, new york times bestselling author of long way down in the tradition of Jason Reynolds and Matt de la Peña, no-holds-barred debut novel told from three points of view explores how difficult it is to make it in life when you—your life, this heartbreaking, brown lives—don’t matter.

Juan has plans.

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Other Words for Home

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Balzer + Bray #ad - Newbery honor book!a gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed. Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria.

The american movies that jude has always loved haven’t quite prepared her for starting school in the US—and her new label of “Middle Eastern, ” an identity she’s never known before. But this life also brings unexpected surprises—there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for.

Other Words for Home #ad - . But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives. At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. Maybe america, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is. This lyrical, most importantly, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, finding yourself.

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Finding Langston

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Holiday House #ad - It doesn't feel like a new start, or a better life. He misses everything-- grandma's Sunday suppers, the red dirt roads, and the magnolia trees his mother loved. Includes an author's note about the historical context and her research. Don't miss the companion novel, resilience, which centers on one of Langston's classmates and explores grief, Leaving Lymon, and the circumstances that can drive a boy to become a bully-- and offer a chance at redemption.

Langston's mother has just died, and now they're leaving the rest of his family and friends. In the city, they live in a small apartment surrounded by noise and chaos. Unlike the whites-only library in Alabama, the Chicago Public Library welcomes everyone. It's 1946. At home he's lonely, his father always busy at work; at school he's bullied for being a country boy.

Lesa cline-ransome, author of the coretta scott King Honor picture book Before She Was Harriet, has crafted a lyrical debut novel about one boy's experiences during the Great Migration. A junior library guild selection!a cla notable children's book in Language ArtsA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, with 5 Starred ReviewsA School Library Journal Best Book of 2018.

Finding Langston #ad - But langston's new home has one fantastic thing. There, hiding out after school, Langston discovers another Langston--a poet whom he learns inspired his mother enough to name her only son after him. A coretta scott king author honor bookwinner of the scott o'dell Award for Historical FictionWhen eleven-year-old Langston's father moves them from their home in Alabama to Chicago's Bronzeville district, it feels like he's giving up everything he loves.

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The Parker Inheritance

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Arthur A. Levine Books #ad - But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. A coretta scott king author Honor and Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor winner!"Powerful. Johnson writes about the long shadows of the past with such ambition that any reader with a taste for mystery will appreciate the puzzle Candice and Brandon must solve.

The new york times book reviewwhen candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. So with the help of brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues.

The Parker Inheritance #ad - The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, forgotten heroes, full of ugly deeds, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again? .

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Drum Roll, Please

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HarperCollins #ad - It’s the only time she doesn’t feel like a mouse. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. To top it all off, melly’s not sure she has what it takes to be a real rock n’ roll drummer. Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?Ami Polonsky, "Drum Roll, acclaimed author of Gracefully Grayson, raved, Please is a perfect middle-grade love story.

Find the confidence to rock out to your own beat in this big-hearted middle grade novel. Now she and olivia are about to spend the next two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the Michigan woods. But this summer brings a lot of big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself unexpectedly falling for another girl at camp.

Drum Roll, Please #ad - Bigelow delivers a mighty message to turn up the volume on your inner drumbeat. ". Not to be missed by fans of raina telgemeier's Drama and Tim Federle's Better Nate Than Ever! Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to.

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Merci Suárez Changes Gears

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Candlewick Press #ad - Winner of the 2019 newbery medalthoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina. Merci suarez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. So when bossy edna santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci’s school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna’s jealousy.

. In a coming-of-age tale full of humor and wisdom, award-winning author Meg Medina gets to the heart of the confusion and constant change that defines middle school — and the steadfast connection that defines family. For starters, because she and her older brother, Roli, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, are scholarship students.

Merci Suárez Changes Gears #ad - No one in her family will tell merci what's going on, so she’s left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school. They don’t have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition. Things aren't going well at home, falling from his bike, Lolo, either: Merci’s grandfather and most trusted ally, has been acting strangely lately — forgetting important things, and getting angry over nothing.

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Dragons in a Bag

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Random House Books for Young Readers #ad - There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the bag, and don't feed them anything sweet. Before he knows it, jax and his friends vikram and kavita have broken both rules! will jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound? or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever?AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR.

The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author!When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe.

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The Night Diary

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Kokila #ad - When papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-muslim, half-hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore.

But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together. Told through nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl's search for home, for her own identity. And for a hopeful future. A 2019 newbery honor book"a gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults.

The Night Diary #ad - Kirkus, and hopeful tale of india's partition, personal, starred reviewin the vein of inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided countryIt's 1947, newly independent of British rule, and India, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India.

The journey is long, and after losing her mother as a baby, difficult, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, and dangerous, too.

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