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One Half from the East

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ISBN: 9780062421906
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Published: HarperCollins - September 6th, 2016

Obayda is born into a family with four girls and as the youngest becomes a bacha posh (a boy) to bring the family good luck. Obayda must straddle two worlds and find a way to enjoy her new freedoms. A wonderful story about tenacity, freindship and survival set against an Afghani backdrop. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell

On Living

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ISBN: 9781594634819
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 25th, 2016

A moving, heartfelt account of a hospice chaplin, Egan's stories offer glimpses of ordinary folks facing death with wit, humor, sadness and regret. The book is insightful and a blessing with a message to live each day to the fullest with love. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell

The Other Boy

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By M. G. Hennessey, Sfe R. Monster (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062427663
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Published: HarperCollins - September 20th, 2016

Shane loves writing his graphic novel and spending time with his friend Josh, but he hasn't told anyone he is transgender. When his secret is revealed at school, Shane struggles with the consequences of his friendships. A heartfelt story of a transgendered boy's journey towards acceptance and empathy. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


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ISBN: 9780385744867
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - September 13th, 2016

This is a heart warming story of a girl who stopped speaking after her mom leaves. Left on an island in Maine she communicates with the community with tapping and gestures until she adapts and abandoned dog and finds a new voice. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell

Girl Mans Up

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ISBN: 9780062404176
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Published: HarperCollins - September 6th, 2016

Pen is a gender non-confroming teen who struggles with her traditional Portuguese family to be her own kind of girl. Girard explores nuanced and complicated aspects of gender identity and fluidity with well-rounded characters and realism. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


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By Booki Vivat, Booki Vivat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062398796
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Published: HarperCollins - September 27th, 2016

Abby Wu is beginning Middle School and is in a crisis. Intermixed with gorgeous illustrations is frazzled Abby's struggle from being a middle child, to trying to pick an elective and trying to fit in. A truly humorous depiction of middle school. Perfect for Whimpy kid fans! ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


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