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American Born Chinese

Author: Gene Yang

Summary: Alternates three interrelated stories about the
problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate
in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.


Artichoke's Heart

Author: Suzanne Supplee

Summary: While working in her mother's beauty shop
where all the best town's gossip flies free, Rosemary
Goode becomes determined to lose the weight that seems
to be an all too common topic and starts keeping a journal
to record the year-long experience in achieving her goals,
her relationships with others, and her feelings about life in
her tight-knit Southern community.

Beneath My Mother's Feet

Author: Amjed Qamar

Summary: When her father is injured, fourteen-year-old
Nazia is pulled away from school, her friends, and her
preparations for an arranged marriage, to help her mother
clean houses in a wealthy part of Karachi, Pakistan, where
she finally rebels against the destiny that is planned for her.
Big Fat Manifesto

Author: by Susan R. Vaught

Summary: Overweight, self-assured, high school senior
Jamie Carcaterra writes in the school newspaper about her
own attitude to being fat, her boyfriend's bariatric surgery,
and her struggles to be taken seriously in a very thin world.



Born Confused

Author: Tanuja Desai Hidier

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Dimple, whose family is
from India, discovers that she is not Indian enough for the
Indians and not American enough for the Americans, as
she sees her hypnotically beautiful, manipulative best friend
taking possession of both her heritage and the boy she
likes.


Boy Proof

Author: Cecil Castellucci

Summary: Feeling alienated from everyone around her, Los
Angeles high school senior and cinephile Victoria Denton
hides behind the identity of a favorite movie character until
an interesting new boy arrives at school and helps her
realize that there is more to life than just the movies.
The Fold

Author: An Na

Summary: Korean American high school student Joyce
Kim feels like a nonentity compared to her beautiful older
sister, and when her aunt offers to pay for plastic surgery
on her eyes, she jumps at the chance, thinking it will
change her life for the better.




The Gospel According to Larry

Author: Janet Tashjian

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Josh, a loner-philosopher
who wants to make a difference in the world, tries to
maintain his secret identity as the author of a web site that
is receiving national attention.




How Not to Be Popular

Author: Jennifer Ziegler

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Sugar Magnolia Dempsey is
tired of leaving friends behind every time her hippie
parents decide to move, but her plan to be unpopular at
her new Austin, Texas, school backfires when other
students join her on the path to "supreme dorkdom."
King Dork

Author: Frank Portman

Summary: High school loser Tom Henderson discovers
that "The Catcher in the Rye" may hold the clues to the
many mysteries in his life.




Mexican Whiteboy

Author: Matt de la Pena

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Danny searches for his identity
amidst the confusion of being half-Mexican and half-white
while spending a summer with his cousin and new friends
on the baseball fields and back alleys of San Diego County,
California.



My Most Excellent Year: a Novel of Love, Mary
Poppins, & Fenway Park

Author: Steve Kluger

Summary: Three teenagers in Boston narrate their
experiences of a year of new friendships, first loves, and
coming into their own.
Saving Francesca

Author: Melina Marchetta

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Francesca could use her
outspoken mother's help with the problems of being one
of a handful of girls at a parochial school that has just
turned co-ed, but her mother has suddenly become
severely depressed.




The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez

Author: by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

Summary: Tenth-grader Sonia reveals secrets about her life
and her Hispanic family as she studies hard to become the
first Rodriguez to finish high school.



Wait For Me

Author: An Na

Summary: As her senior year in high school approaches,
Mina yearns to find her own path in life but working at the
family business, taking care of her little sister, and dealing
with her mother's impossible expectations are as stifling as
the southern California heat, until she falls in love with a
man who offers a way out.
What I Meant

Author: Marie Lamba

Summary: Having to share her home with her demanding
and devious aunt from India makes it all the more difficult
for fifteen-year-old Sang to deal with such things as her
parents thinking she is too young to date, getting less than
perfect grades, and being shut out by her long-time best
friend.

								
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