Mrs. Powell

Mrs. Powell

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High School Library Media Specialist. EdTech Enthusiast. Book Blogger/Avid Reader. Obsessive TV Watcher. Sports Fanatic. All around NERD.
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We Were Liars by e. lockhart.

Author E. Lockhart Pages 227 Summary Join Cadence during her summer 17 at the Sinclair private island. She hasn’t been to the island ever since she had the accident in summer Now she can&…

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. "Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world."

The 2014 National Book Award winner for Young People's Fiction: Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming tells the moving story of the author's childhood in verse.

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky. "Alone at home, twelve-year-old Grayson Sender glows, immersed in beautiful thoughts and dreams. But at school, Grayson grasps at shadows, determined to fly under the radar. Because Grayson has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: “he” is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender’s body."

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky "Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: "he" is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender's body.

Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark. "From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong—why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him? Guys who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak?"

Freakboy From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa.

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan. "High-school junior Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is something of a relief. Her Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates; if word got out that she liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when a sophisticated, beautiful new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would..."

Cover image for Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan. Farizan’s socially conscious novels explore issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality with sensitivity and nuance.

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds. "Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down"

The Boy in the Black Suit — Jason Reynolds // 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor (ALA)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. "herman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot."

Absolute True Diary of a PArt-Time Indian By: Sherman Alexie Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian reservation to attention an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Half A World Away by Cynthia Kadonata.

Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. ""With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood."

The Crossover: A Basketball Novel by Kwame Alexander (HMH) Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.