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The Good braider : a novel Teen Book The Good braider : a novel
The long, hard, and ultimately hopeful journey of a young Sudanese refugee from a country terrorized by war to Portland, Maine, where cultural differences present a continuing struggle.

Farish, Terry.
TEEN FARISH
The new kids : big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens book The new kids : big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens
Spend one year in a high school with immigrant English-language learning students from over 40 different countries who speak over 25 different languages. At times funny, heartbreaking, frustrating, and inspiring, these students discover what it means to be “the new kids” in school and out.

Hauser, Brooke.
373.18 HAUSER
Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide book Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide
From the brutality of human trafficking to heartbreaking maternal death rates, this work brings to light these atrocities through women’s personal stories and provides guidance on how we can all take part in the opportunity to change the conditions of women’s lives across the globe.

Kristof, Nicholas D., 1959-
362.8309 KRISTOF
Girl in translation book Girl in translation
Kim Chang grows up living a double life: a scholar at school during the day and Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Kim must translate not just her language, but her role within each of her worlds.

Kwok, Jean.
FIC KWOK
Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game book Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game
A low-budget baseball team, the Oakland A’s, attempts to make it big by looking beyond the superficial pull of a nice swing, good looks, and so-called “hustle,” to see what really matters in putting together a winning team: the numbers.

Lewis, Michael (Michael M.)
796.357 LEWIS
Sold Teen Book Sold
When Lakshmi’s stepfather sells her (a common practice in her poor village), the thirteen-year-old does not expect to end up in a Calcutta brothel, where her life becomes a nightmare she can’t escape.

McCormick, Patricia, 1956-
TEEN MCCORMI
War brothers : the graphic novel Teen Book War brothers : the graphic novel
This moving graphic novel discusses the kidnapping and training of child soldiers in Uganda. These children not only face the harsh reality of war, but also the rehabilitation to normal life after seeing such horrors.

McKay, Sharon E.
TEEN MCKAY
The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates book The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates
Two kids with the same name grew up only blocks away from each other. One went on to become a scholar and businessman, while the other is serving a life sentence in prison.

Moore, Wes, 1978-
BIO MOORE MOORE
Private : Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, and the biggest exposure of official secrets in American history book Private : Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, and the biggest exposure of official secrets in American history
The story of Bradley Manning, the military intelligence analyst who leaked thousands of classified documents to the public through WikiLeaks. Nicks reveals the story of a young misfit, who leaked the documents because of dissatisfaction with serving in the military and the anticipated notoriety that would follow.

Nicks, Denver.
355.1334 NICKS
The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way book The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way
A literary journalist followed three teenagers who spent a school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland. Each country’s different educational styles bring up the question of which teaching style gets the best results.

Ripley, Amanda.
370.9 RIPLEY
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