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The pregnancy project : a memoir Teen Book The pregnancy project : a memoir
In this book, Rodriguez shares her experience growing up in the shadow of low expectations, reveals how she was able to fake her own pregnancy, and reveals all that she learned from the experience. stereotypes, and how one girl found the strength to come out from the shadow of low expectations to forge a bright future for herself.

Rodriguez, Gaby.
TEEN 306.8743 RODRIGU
The burn journals Teen Book The burn journals
Brent Runyon was fourteen years old when he set himself on fire. In this book he describes that suicide attempt and his recovery over the following year.

Runyon, Brent.
TEEN 362.2809 RUNYON
Persepolis Teen Book Persepolis
An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi--the daughter of radical Marxists and the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor--bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-
TEEN 955.054 SATRAPI
Me talk pretty one day book Me talk pretty one day
A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including "Me Talk Pretty One Day, " about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. "You Can't Kill the Rooster" is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hiphop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails.

Sedaris, David.
814.54 SEDARIS
Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines) Teen Book Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)
Sheff relates his personal struggle with drugs and alcohol in this poignant and often disturbing memoir. Paul Michael Garcia is the perfect choice for narrator; his stern and entirely believable voice captures the desolation in Sheff's tale. His reading is wonderfully underplayed, and necessarily so. Garcia becomes Sheff, offering a gritty and raw performance that demonstrates just how dire the circumstances surrounding Sheff's existence really were.

Sheff, Nic.
TEEN BIO SHEFF SHEFF
Stitches : a memoir-- book Stitches : a memoir--
Remarkable and intensely dramatic, Stitches tells the story of a fourteen-year-old boy who awakes one day from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he has been transformed into a virtual mute—a vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot. From horror to hope, Small proceeds to graphically portray an almost unbelievable descent into adolescent hell and the difficult road to physical, emotional, and artistic recovery.

Small, David, 1945-
BIO SMALL SMALL
Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI Teen Book Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI
Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was just out of high school. At age nineteen he was deployed to Iraq. His year in combat changed his life. This is his story. It will change the way you feel about what it means to be an American.

Smithson, Ryan.
TEEN 956.7044 SMITHSO
I love yous are for white people : a memoir book I love yous are for white people : a memoir
Heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting, this stirring memoir chronicles one Asian-American immigrant's struggle to find himself--and to transcend the dangers of gang life in Los Angeles.

Su, Lac.
BIO SU SU
A girl's life online Teen Book A girl's life online
Katherine Tarbox was thirteen when she met twenty-three-year-old "Mark" in an online chat room. A top student and nationally ranked swimmer attending an elite school in an affluent Connecticut town, Katie was also a lonely and self-conscious eighth-grader who craved the attention her workaholic parents couldn't give her. "Mark" seemed to understand her; he told her she was smart and wonderful. When they set a date to finally meet while Katie was in Texas for a swim competition, she walked into a hotel room and discovered who-and what-her cyber soul mate really was.

Tarbox, Katherine.
TEEN BIO TARBOX TARBOX
The glass castle : a memoir book The glass castle : a memoir
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.

Walls, Jeannette.
BIO WALLS WALLS
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