Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction Bibliography Fall 2010

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Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction Bibliography

Fall 2010

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921 SANTIAGO Autobiography

Santiago, Esmeralda. When I was Puerto Rican. New York: Vintage, 1993.
Esmeralda moved to New York City and overcame adversity & won acceptance to New York City's High School of Performing Arts & then went to Harvard, where she graduated with highest honors.


Walls, Jeannette. The glass castle : a memoir. 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed. New York : Scribner, 2006, c2005.
The author recalls her life growing up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father and distant mother and describes how she and her siblings had to fend for themselves until they finally found the resources and will to leave home.

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Smithson, Ryan. Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI. 1st ed. New York : Collins, c2009.
Ryan Smithson recounts the experiences he had serving his first tour of duty as an Army engineer in Iraq when he was only nineteen.


Abdel-Fattah, Randa. Does my head look big in this? 1st ed. New York : Orchard Books, 2007, c2005.
Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing her identity or sense of style.


Abdel-Fattah, Randa. Ten things I hate about me. 1st ed. New York : Orchard Books, 2009, c2006.
Lebanese-Australian Jamilah, known in school as Jamie, hides her heritage from her classmates and tries to pass by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing blue-tinted contact lenses, until her conflicted feelings become too much for her to bear.


Acampora, Paul. Defining Dulcie. New York : Dial Books, c2006.
When sixteen-year-old Dulcie's father dies, her mother makes a decision to move them to California, where Dulcie makes an equally radical decision to steal her dad's old truck and head back home.


Alegría, Malín. Estrella's quinceañera. 1st Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2007, c2006.
Estrella's mother and aunt are planning a traditional quinceanera complete with mariachi band and puffy-sleeved orange dress; however, Estrella has turned her nose up at tradition and her heritage since she won a scholarship at a ritzy private school in San Jose.


Alegría, Malín. Sofi Mendoza's guide to getting lost in Mexico. 1st Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2008, c2007.
When Southern California high school senior Sofi Mendoza lies to her parents and crosses the border for a weekend party, she has no idea that she will get stuck in a Mexican village with family she has never met before, unable to return to the United States and the easy life she knew.


Alexie, Sherman, 1966-. The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2007.
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Native American is the school mascot.


Alphin, Elaine Marie. The perfect shot. Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, c2005.
Brian uses basketball to block out memories of his girlfriend and her family who were murdered; however, the upcoming trial and a high school history assignment forces him to face the past.


An, Na. The fold. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008.
Joyce Park, a high school junior who is always compared to her beautiful and talented older sister, Helen, wants to attract the attention of John Ford Kang, and wrestles with whether to get plastic surgery as a gift from her aunt.


Anderson, Laurie Halse,. Catalyst. New York: Viking, 2002.
Eighteen-year-old Kate, who sometimes chafes at being a preacher's daughter, finds herself losing control in her senior year as she faces difficult neighbors and the possibility that she may not be accepted by the college of her choice.


Anderson, Laurie Halse. Chains. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2008.
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.


Anderson, Laurie Halse,. Fever. New York: Simon, 2000.
In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.


Anderson, Laurie Halse. Prom. New York: Viking, 2005.
Eighteen-year old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when disaster strikes and her friend, Nat, needs her help to get it back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.


Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak. New York: Puffin, 2001.
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.


Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak. 1st ed. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999.
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.


Anderson, Laurie Halse,. Twisted. New York: Viking, 2007.
After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.


Anderson, M. T. Feed. 1st pbk. ed. Cambridge, Mass : Candlewick Press, 2004, c2002.
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.


Anderson, M. T. Feed. 1st ed. Cambridge, MA : Candlewick, 2002.
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.


Anthony, Piers,. Xone of contention. New York: Tom Doherty, 1999.
Breanna of the Black Wave and Justin Tree want time to explore Xanth but they must save Xanth from catastrophe instead.


Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992. Foundation. Bantam hardcover ed. New York : Bantam Books, 2004.
The psychohistorians -- The encyclopedists -- The mayors -- The traders -- The merchant princes. As the Galactic Empire declines, psychohistorian Hari Seldon and his band of psychobiologists form the Foundation, designed to be the nucleus of an eventual ideal universal ruling corporation.


Atkins, Catherine,. When Jeff comes home. New York: G. P. Putnam's, 1999.
When Jeff returns home after having been kidnapped and held prisoner for three years, he must face his family, friends, school and the assumption that he engaged in sexual activity with his kidnapper.


Ayarbe, Heidi. Freeze frame. 1st ed. New York : Laura Geringer Books/HarperTeen, c2008.
Fifteen-year-old Kyle believes he does not deserve to live after accidentally shooting and killing his best friend.


Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship breaker. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.


Baratz-Logsted, Lauren. Crazy beautiful. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2009.
Lucius, whose arms were blown off in an explosion, forms a relationship with Aurora, a young girl whose mother recently died, in hopes that she will be able to help free him from the stigma of being different.


Bauer, Joan, 1951-. Peeled. New York : Putnams, c2008.
In an upstate New York farming community, high school reporter Hildy Biddle investigates a series of strange occurrences at a house rumored to be haunted.


Bauman, Beth Ann, 1964-. Rosie and Skate. 1st ed. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2009.
Fifteen-year-old Rosie and her sixteen-year-old sister Skate are looked after by their cousin Angie while their father, a drunk, spends a few weeks in jail, and both girls endure problems with boyfriends and family while living in an old Victorian house on the Jersey shore.


Bausch, Richard, 1945-. Peace : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2008.
Three American soldiers serving in Italy near the end of World War II are sent on a reconnaissance mission, with a seventy-year-old Italian man as a guide, and attacked by a sniper as they climb an unexpected mountain during an icy rain.


Baxter, Stephen,. Manifold : Time. New York: Ballantine, 2000.
Reid Malafant decides to explore and colonize space as an answer to Earth's ecological damage, industrial and technological expansion and unchecked population growth.


Beard, Philip, 1963-. Dear Zoe : a novel. New York : Viking, 2005.
Fifteen-year-old Tess DeNunzio attempts to work through her guilt and grief over the death of her three-year-old half-sister Zoe by writing letters to the child who was struck and killed by a car on September 11, 2001, while Tess was supposed to be watching her.


Bennett, James,. The squared circle. New York: Scholastic Signature, 1995.
When a massive recruitment scandal is uncovered, Sonny Youngblood can only watch as his entire life is played out before his eyes. His favorite sport, his game, takes on a shole new meaning as he struggles to stake his claim at SIU, on the court, and in his life.


Bennett, James W., 1942-. Plunking Reggie Jackson. New York: Simon, 2001.
Coley is a high school baseball star who is failing English and it could make him ineligible for the playoffs. His girlfriend is saying she is pregnant and he is wondering what problems await him.


Berk, Josh. The dark days of Hamburger Halpin. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2010.
When Will Halpin transfers from his all-deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he faces discrimination and bullying, but still manages to solve a mystery surrounding the death of a popular football player in his class.


Bertagna, Julie. Zenith. New York : Walker, 2009, c2007.
After finding that New Mungo is not the refuge they sought, Mara, leaving Fox behind, again sets out to sea with a ship full of refugees and, with the help of the "Gipsea" boy Tuck, tries to find land at the top of the world that will be safe from storms and rising water.


Bloor, Edward, 1950-. London calling. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2006.
Seventh-grader Martin Conway believes that his life is monotonous and dull until the night the antique radio he uses as a night-light transports him to the bombing of London in 1940.


Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.) , 1965-. The compound. 1st ed. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2008.
Fifteen-year-old Eli, locked inside a radiation-proof compound built by his father to keep them safe following a nuclear attack, begins to question his future, as well as his father's grip on sanity as the family's situation steadily disintegrates over the course of six years.


Booth, Coe. Kendra. New York : PUSH, c2008.
High schooler Kendra longs to live with her mother who, unprepared for motherhood at age fourteen, left Kendra in the care of her grandmother.


Bradley, Alex. Hot lunch. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Childrens Books, c2007.
After getting in a food fight with her classmate, Cassie Birchmeyer, Molly Ollinger is forced to work with her in the cafeteria; and the two have to find a way to get along.


Bray, Libba. Going bovine. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009.
Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old diagnosed with mad cow disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.


Brett, Peter V. The desert spear. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Del Rey-Ballantine Books, c2010.
As humanity is threatened by voracious demons that prey on people at night, Ahmann Jardir trains the desert tribes of Krasia to become a demon-killing army and sets off to fulfill his destiny as a Deliverer, battling demonkind, but when the Northerners claim Alren is the Deliverer, Ahmann must convince the mysterious man to join forces in the fight against evil.


Brooks, Kevin. Lucas. 1st American ed. New York : Scholastic, 2003.
On an isolated English island, fifteen-year-old Caitlin McCann makes the painful journey from adolescence to adulthood through her experiences with a mysterious boy, whose presence has an unsettling effect on the island's inhabitants.


Brooks, Kevin. Martyn Pig : a novel. 1st American ed. New York : Scholastic Inc., 2002.
Faced with the possibility of living with a dreadful aunt, fifteen-year-old Martyn Pig decides not to tell authorities when his alchholic father dies accidentally, instead asking a friend for her help in disposing of the body.


Brugman, Alyssa, 1974-. Finding Grace. New York : Delacorte Press, [2004], c2001.
Undecided about her future after graduating from high school, an Australian girl takes a job caring for a brain-damaged woman.


Burd, Nick. The vast fields of ordinary. New York : Dial Books, c2009.
The summer after graduating from an Iowa high school, eighteen-year-old Dade Hamilton watches his parents' marriage disintegrate, ends his long-term, secret relationship, comes out of the closet, and savors first love.


Bushnell, Candace. The Carrie diaries. 1st ed. New York : Balzer + Bray, c2010.
In this prequel to Candace Bushnell's "Sex and the City," Carrie Bradshaw is enjoying her senior year of high school and her intense relationship with the dashing Sebastian Kydd, until a friend's shocking betrayal threatens to ruin everything.


Cabot, Meg. All-American girl. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2002.
Sophomore Samantha Madison stops a presidential assassination attempt, is appointed teen ambassador to the United Nations, and catches the eye of the very cute First Son.


Cabot, Meg. Princess Mia. 1st ed. New York : Harper Teen, c2008.
Princess Mia, struggling to come to terms with her recent breakup with Michael and prepare for an important speaking engagement at a gala for Domina Rei, finds solace and guidance in the diary of a teenage princess for Genovia, and discovers a secret that may change her country's history forever.


Caletti, Deb. The six rules of maybe. 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2010.
Scarlet, an introverted high school junior surrounded by outcasts who find her a good listener, learns to break old patterns and reach for hope when her pregnant sister moves home with her new husband, with whom Scarlet feels an instant connection.


Caletti, Deb. Wild roses. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2005.
Seventeen-year-old Cassie learns about the good and bad sides of love when she falls for a gifted young musician while living with her mother and brilliant, yet disturbed, violinist stepfather.


Card, Orson Scott. Ender in exile. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2008.
Ender is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but chooses tojourney out to the colonies with his sister, Valentine.


Card, Orson Scott,. Ender's game. New York: TOR, 1991.
Ender believes he is engaged in a computer war game when in reality he is commanding the last fleet of Earth against an alien race.


Card, Orson Scott,. Ender's shadow. New York: TOR, 1999.
Parallel novel to Ender's Game. Tells an almost identical story of brilliant children being trained in the orbiting Battle School to lead humanity's fleets in the final war against alien invaders known as the Buggers. Ender Wiggin is an unparalleled commander and tactician who can defeat the Buggers if he can overcome his inner turmoil.


Carey, Janet Lee. Dragon's keep. 1st ed. Orlando : Harcourt, c2007.
In 1145 A.D., as foretold by Merlin, fourteen-year-old Rosalind, who will be the twenty-first Pendragon Queen of Wilde Island, has much to accomplish to fulfill her destiny, while hiding from her people the dragon's claw she was born with that reflects only one of her mother's dark secrets.


Carter, Scott William. The last great getaway of the Water Balloon Boys. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2010.
When sixteen-year-old Charlie, an excellent student, and his former best friend Jake take off on an ill-conceived trip from Oregon to Denver in their principal's car, the results of the choices they make while on the road have profound effects on both their futures.


Carvell, Marlene. Caught between the pages. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2008.
An indifferent student with few real friends, PJ Barnes accidentally gains possession of his English teacher's personal journal and at the same time becomes involved with some drug dealers, but when his mother is in a car accident that lands her in the hospital, his already complicated life starts to spin out of control.


Cary, Lorene,. The price of a child : A novel. New York: Vintage, 1996.
When a Virginia planter makes a stop in Philadelphia on his way to an ambassadorship in Nicaragua with his favorite slave, Ginnie, and two of her children. Ginnie manages to locate a local Vigilance Committee, who manage to free her. Ginnie soon learns that freedom is no less treacherous than slavery and faces a new set of compromising positions.


Cast, P. C. Chosen : a house of night novel. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2008.
House of night - Book 3. Zoey Redbird, a fledgling vampyre, becomes confused about who to trust, with friends becoming enemies and enemies becoming friends at the House of Night prep school, and the need for caution becomes increasingly important when she finds herself juggling three boyfriends, and vampyres start turning up really dead.


Cast, P. C. Marked. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2007.
House of night - Book 1. After being accepted as a fledgling vampire at the House of Night prep school and receiving special powers by a goddess, sixteen-year-old Zoey Montgomery discovers one of her peers is misusing her powers and must decide what the right thing to do is.


Cast, P. C. Untamed : a house of night novel. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2008.
House of night - Book 4. Zoey Redbird's life at the House of Night prep school for fledgling vampyres gets a lot tougher when she loses all three of her boyfriends and her group of friends turns against her, which makes it all the more difficult to get anyone to listen when she discovers Neferet has declared war on humans.

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