El Deafo by Cece Bell A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest?
pin - ACPL Short List> West of the Moon by Margi Preus. SUMMARY: In nineteenth-century Norway, fourteen-year-old Astri, whose aunt has sold her to a mean goatherder, dreams of joining her father in America.
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. A beautiful story about life on an island in the Pacific - deserted except for a very self sufficient, resourceful young Indian girl named Karana, some sea elephants, otters, birds and dolphins.