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My book of life by Angel Teen Book My book of life by Angel

Leavitt, Martine, 1953-
TEEN LEAVITT

16-year-old Angel struggles to free herself from the trap of prostitution in which she is caught.



A Wreath for Emmett Till Teen Book A Wreath for Emmett Till

Nelson, Marilyn
TEEN 811.54 NELSON

In 1955 people all over the United States knew that Emmett Louis Till was a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The brutality of his murder, the open-casket funeral held by his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, and the aquittal of the men tried for the crime drew wide media attention." "In a profound and chilling poem, award winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose fate helped spark the civil rights movement. This martyr's wreath, woven from a little-known but sophisticated form of poetry, challenges us to speak out against modern-day injustices, to "speak what we see."



October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard Teen Book October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard

Newman, Lesléa.
TEEN NEWMAN

Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.



God Went to Beauty School Teen Book God Went to Beauty School

Rylant, Cynthia.
TEEN RYLANT

Newbery Medalist Rylant's emotional, inquisitive, and often humorous verse follows God as he experiments with human activities such as getting a dog, writing a fan letter, and making spaghetti.



The day before Teen Book The day before

Schroeder, Lisa.
TEEN SCHROED

Sixteen-year-old Amber, hoping to spend one perfect day alone at the beach before her world is turned upside down, meets and feels a strong connection to Cade, who is looking for his own escape, for a very different reason.



I don't want to be crazy :  a Memoir of Anxiety Disorder Teen Book I don't want to be crazy : a Memoir of Anxiety Disorder

Schutz, Samantha.
TEEN 811.6 SCHUTZ

When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excited and reveled in her independence. But as pressures increased, she began to suffer anxiety attacks that would leave her mentally shaken and physically incapacitated. Thus began a hard road of discovery and coping, powerfully rendered in this poetry memoir.



What my mother doesn't know Teen Book What my mother doesn't know

Sones, Sonya.
TEEN SONES

Sophie describes her relationships with a series of boys as she searches for Mr. Right.



To be perfectly honest : a novel based on an untrue story Teen Book To be perfectly honest : a novel based on an untrue story

Sones, Sonya.
TEEN SONES

Fifteen-year-old Colette is a compulsive liar spending a miserable summer in San Luis Obispo, California, babysitting her seven-year-old brother while her famous mother shoots a movie, but things look up when Connor enters the scene.



Love & leftovers : a novel in verse Teen Book Love & leftovers : a novel in verse

Tregay, Sarah.
TEEN TREGAY

When her father starts dating a man, fifteen-year-old Marcie's depressed mother takes her to New Hampshire but just as Marcie starts falling for a great guy her father brings her back to Idaho, where all of her relationships have become strained.



Girl Coming in for a Landing :  a Novel in Poems Teen Book Girl Coming in for a Landing : a Novel in Poems

Wayland, April Halprin.
TEEN 811.54 WAYLAND

A collection of over 100 poems recounting the ups and downs of one adolescent girl's school year.



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