AUTHOR TITLE SUMMARY TYPE
Abeel, Samantha My Thirteenth Winter : A A memoir in which Samantha Abeel discusses her Nonfiction
Memoir life before and after being diagnosed with the math-
related learning disability discalculia in seventh
Adams, Douglas Hitchhiker’s Guide To Presents an illustrated, twenty-fifth anniversary FIC
The Galaxy edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,"
the story of a young man who is rescued by an
alien friend seconds before Earth is demolished to
make room for a galactic freeway.
Adichie, Chamamanda Purple Hibiscus A teenaged Nigerian girl and her older brother FIC
struggle to cope with life in their tense, stifling
household--caused by their father's demands for
perfection--after getting a taste of freedom during a
visit to their aunt's home.
Albom, Mitch The Five People You A bitter eighty-three-year-old war veteran who FIC
Meet In Heaven believes his life is meaningless dies while trying to
save a little girl's life and finds himself in heaven,
where five people from his past--some loved ones,
some strangers--explain what his years on Earth
really meant, and whether or not he succeeded in
saving the child.
Almond, David Clay The developing relationship between teenager FIC
Davie and a mysterious new boy in town.
Almond, Steve Candyfreak: A Journey A riotously funny memoir about the author’s lifelong Nonfiction
Through the Chocolate obsession with candy.
Underbelly Of America
Alten, Steve The Loch When a near-death experience forces memories FIC
Zachary Wallace buried after a near-drowning as a
child to surface, he realizes he holds the key to
unlocking the mystery of the Loch Ness monster,
but as his memories drive him to madness, he
searches for anything that can help him reclaim his
life and career.
Anaya, Rudolfo Bless Me Ultima Six-year-old Antonio embarks upon a spiritual FIC
journey under the watchful guidance of Ultima, a
healing woman, who leads him to question his faith
and beliefs in family, religion, and other aspects of
his Chicano culture.
Anderson, Laurie Catalyst Eighteen-year-old Kate, who sometimes chafes at FIC
being a preacher's daughter, finds herself losing
control in her senior year as she faces difficult
neighbors, the possibility that she may not be
accepted by the college of her choice, and an
Anderson, Laurie Halse Prom Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with FIC
senior prom, but when disaster strikes and her
desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it back
on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.
Anderson, Laurie Halse Speak A traumatic event near the end of the summer has FIC
a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in
Angelou, Maya I Know Why The Caged Poet Maya Angelou chronicles her early life, Nonfiction
Bird Sings focusing on her childhood in 1930s rural Arkansas,
including her rape at the age of five, her
subsequent years of muteness, and the strength
she gained from her grandmother and Mrs. Bertha
Flowers, a respected African-American woman in
Ansary, Tamin West Of Kabul, East Of Ansary, son of an Afghan father and American Nonfiction
New York: An Afghan mother, describes his life in Afghanistan where he
American Story was born in 1948, and in America where he has
lived since the age of sixteen, and discusses the
impact of an E-mail he sent to friends on Sept. 12,
2001 to express his feelings about the Taliban,
which gained worldwide attention.
Armstrong, Jennifer What A Song Can Do: 12 Contains a collection of twelve stories, by different FIC
Riffs On The Power Of authors, that celebrate the power of music.
Armstrong, Lance It’s Not About the Bike Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong describes his Nonfiction
triumph over cancer.
Bagdasarian, Adam Forgotten Fire The story of how Vahan Kenderian survived the FIC
Turkish massacre of the Armenians in 1915.
Bardi, Abby The Book of Fred A sheltered fifteen-year-old girl named Mary Fred FIC
Anderson is removed from her home in a
fundamentalist sect and placed in foster care in a
Washington, D.C. suburb, where a violent act upon
her new family has an indelible impact on her,
making her reexamine her long-held beliefs.
Barker, Clive Abarat Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, FIC
journeys to the Abarat, an archipelago filled with
strange wonders, and has a curious revelation: she
has been here before, and it is her responsibility to
save this mysterious place from the evil forces that
Beard, Philip Dear Zoe Fifteen-year-old Tess DeNunzio attempts to work FIC
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.
Bissinger, H.G. Friday Night Lights Chronicles a football season in Odessa, Texas, FIC
exploring the role of high school sports in America
and how they can bring communities together, and
tear them apart.
Blais, Madeleine In These Girls Hope is a Chronicles one basketball season of a girls' high Nonfiction
Muscle school team in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Blumenthal, Karen Let Me Play! Examines Title IX, the 1972 legislation which Nonfiction
mandated that schools receiving federal funds
could not discriminate on the basis of gender and
focuses on its effects in schools, politics, sports
and the culture as a whole.
Bondoux, Anne-Laure The Killer’s Tears A young boy, Paolo, and the man who murdered FIC
his parents, Angel, gradually become like father
and son as they live and work together on the
remote Chilean farm where Paolo was born.
Bowler, Tim Storm Catchers Filled with guilt over his younger sister's FIC
kidnapping, teenaged Fin tries to rescue her and in
the process learns about a dark family secret.
Bragg, Rick All Over But The Shoutin’ The author recalls his poverty-stricken youth in Nonfiction
Alabama in the 1960s and 70s, focusing on the
extraordinary efforts of his mother to protect her
sons from the violence of their father, a man
scarred by war, and telling of the sacrifices she
made so her children could have a better life.
Brashares, Ann The Sisterhood Of the Carmen decides to discard an old pair of jeans, but FIC
Traveling Pants Tibby, Lena, and Bridget think they are great and
decide that whoever the pants fit best will get them.
When the jeans fit everyone perfectly, a sisterhood
and a memorable summer begin.
Brashares, Ann Forever In Blue: The As their lives take them in different directions, FIC
Fourth Summer Of the Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget discover many
Sisterhood more things about themselves and the importance
of their relationship with each other.
Brashares, Ann Girls In Pants: The Third The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants graduates FIC
Summer of the from high school and spends their last summer
Sisterhood before college learning about life and themselves.
Brashares, Ann The Second Summer of A sequel to "The Sisterhood of the Traveling FIC
the Sisterhood Pants" in which the four girls, now sixteen, embark
on another summer of travels and life lessons
charmed by a shared pair of seemingly magical
Bray, Libba A Great And Terrible After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, FIC
Beauty sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after
many years in India, to attend a finishing school.
Bray, Libba Rebel Angels Gemma and her friends from the Spence Academy FIC
return to the realms to defeat her foe Circe.
Brazaitis, Peter You Belong In A Zoo! Peter Brazaitis chronicles his life-long love of wild Nonfiction
Tales From A Lifetime animals and recounts some of the more hair-
Spent With Cobras, raising adventures he has had while working with
Crocs, and Other them.
Broach, Elise Desert Crossing A summer trip across the New Mexico desert turns FIC
nightmarish for fourteen-year-old Lucy, her older
brother Jamie, and his best friend Kit, as they
become involved in the suspicious death of a
Brooke, Michael Concrete Wave: The An illustrated history of skateboarding, from 1959 Nonfiction
History Of Skateboarding through the 1990s, featuring interviews with some
of the world's top skaters, and including true stories
of the sport.
Brooks, Martha True Confessions Of a A confused seventeen-year-old girl, a single FIC
Heartless Girl mother and her young son, two elderly women, and
a sad and lonely man, with their own individual
tragedies to bear, come together in a small
Manitoba town and find a way to a better future.
Brown, Dan Da Vinci Code Investigating the murder of a Louvre curator, FIC
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and French
cryptologist Sophie Neveu find clues painted into a
Da Vinci work, inadvertently uncovering a plot
involving the Holy Grail and the secret society
known as the Priory of Sion.
Cabot, Meg Avalon High Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her FIC
medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls
at Avalon High School where several students may
or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his
Cabot, Meg How To Be Popular Sixteen-year-old Steph Landry finds an old book on FIC
how to be popular and decides to change her
social status by following its advice, much to the
bafflement of her two best friends.
Caldwell, Ian Rule of Four Tom Sullivan and Paul Harris are determined to FIC
unlock the centuries old mystery behind an ancient
Renaissance text before their graduation from
Princeton, but just as they are about to discover its
secrets, the campus is rocked with a series of
Card, Orson Scott Ender’s Game Ender, who is the result of genetic experimentation, FIC
may be the military genius Earth needs in its war
against an alien enemy.
Chevalier, Tracy Girl With A Pearl Earring Imagines the young woman in Johannes Vermeer's FIC
mysterious painting "The Girl With a Pearl Earring"
as a sixteen-year-old Dutch girl named Griet who
sparks the interest of the artist when she becomes
a maid in his turbulent household.
Clark, Mary Higgins Santa Cruise : A Holiday With the intentions of relaxing after the holidays, FIC
Mystery At Sea amateur investigators Regan Reilly and Alvirah
Meehan board the "Royal Mermaid" cruise ship
with their husbands and get caught up in a mystery
that involves a ghost, a storm, criminals, and an
Clark, Mary Jane Behrends Lights Out Tonight Film and theater critic Caroline Enrights is looking FIC
forward to a peaceful trip to a theater festival, until
her relationship with her stepdaughter, Meg,
becomes even more complicated after two of
Meg's friends are killed and an actress at the
festival goes missing.
Codell, Esme Raji Educating Esme Presents the diary of teacher Esme Raji Codell's Nonfiction
first year in charge of a fifth-grade classroom in an
inner-city public school.
Coleman, Janet Secrets, Lies, Gizmos, An illustrated exploration of espionage that Nonfiction
and Spies discusses famous and notorious spies, spy
technology, tactics, and notable missions in history.
Connelly, Michael The Closers: A Novel Detective Harry Bosch discovers new DNA FIC
evidence that may help him solve the case of a
teenaged girl who was murdered almost two
Conroy, Pat My Losing Season The author reflects on his days at a South Carolina Nonfiction
military college. He recalls his love of basketball
and its value to him as a means of self-expression.
Cormier,Robert In the Middle of the Night Sixteen-year-old Denny lives in the shadow of a FIC
deadly accident with which his father was
connected when he was Denny's age, a disaster
for which some of the survivors still blame his
Covey, Sean The 7 Habits of Highly Presents self-assessments, self-examination Nonfiction
Effective Teens questions, journal prompts, and other activities
designed to help teenagers gain an awareness of
their character, strengths, and weaknesses and
improve themselves by strengthening their self-
esteem, self-control, friendships, and focus on
Cox, Lynne Swimming To Antarctica Distance swimmer Lynne Cox describes her Nonfiction
emotional and spiritual need to swim and about the
mythical act of swimming itself.
Coy, John Crackback Miles barely recalls when football was fun after FIC
being sidelined by a new coach, constantly
criticized by his father, and pressured by his best
friend to take performance-enhancing drugs.
Crew, Linda Children of the River Having fled Cambodia four years earlier to escape FIC
the Khmer Rouge army, seventeen-year-old
Sundara is torn between remaining faithful to her
own people and adjusting to life in her Oregon high
school as a "regular" American.
Crutcher, Chris Running Loose Louie, a high school senior in a small Idaho town, FIC
learns about sportsmanship, love, and death as he
matures into manhood.
Crutcher, Chris Ironman While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old FIC
Bo attends an anger management group at school
which leads him to examine his relationship with
Crutcher, Chris Whale Talk Intellectually and athletically gifted, TJ, a FIC
multiracial, adopted teenager, shuns organized
sports and the gung-ho athletes at his high school
until he agrees to form a swimming team and
recruits some of the school's less popular students.
DeLaCruz, Melissa Blue Bloods Schuyler Van Alen, a loner at a prestigious New FIC
York City private school, sets out to learn the
secrets of the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of
Dessen, Sarah Someone Like You Halley's junior year of high school includes the FIC
death of her best friend Scarlett's boyfriend, the
discovery that Scarlett is pregnant, and Halley's
own first serious relationship
Draper, Sharon Copper Sun Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the FIC
other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina
plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses,
Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to
Dwyer, Jim 102 Minutes: The Untold Tells of the men and women who saved Nonfiction
Story Of The Fight To themselves and others in the final minutes before
Survive Inside The Twin the World Trade Towers collapsed on September
Towers 11, 2001, and includes testimonies from workers in
the buildings, police and fire personnel, a
construction manager, and a window washer.
Edwards, Kim The Memory Keeper’s Dr. David Henry, forced to deliver his own twins FIC
Daughter during a snowstorm in 1964 with only a nurse to
help him, makes a decision that has far-reaching
effects on his life, and the lives of his wife and son,
when his infant daughter is born with Down
Syndrome, and in a vain attempt to protect his wife,
he orders the nurse to take the baby to an
Ehrenreich, Barbara Nickel and Dimed: On Author Barbara Ehrenreich relates her experiences Nonfiction
Not Getting By In from 1998 to 2000, during which time joined the
America ranks of the working poor as a waitress, hotel
housekeeper, cleaning woman, nursing home aide,
and Wal-Mart clerk to see for herself how
America's "unskilled" workers are able to survive
on only $6 or $7 an hour.
Ferguson, Alane The Christopher Killer On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner FIC
father, seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney uses
her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch the
killer of a friend while putting herself in terrible
Ferris, Jean Of Sound Mind Tired of interpreting for his deaf family and FIC
resentful of their reliance on him, high school
senior Theo finds support and understanding from
Ivy, a new student who also has a deaf parent.
Flake, Sharon Bang! A teenage boy must face the harsh realities of FIC
inner city life, a disintegrating family, and
destructive temptations as he struggles to find his
identity as a young man.
Flake, Sharon The Skin I’m In Thirteen-year-old Maleeka Madison, insecure FIC
about her skin, rejects the support of a new
teacher, Miss Saunders, whose skin looks blotched
because of a rare medical condition--but soon
Maleeka begins to see that Miss Saunders could
be a role model, and that she must learn to love
herself and accept love from others.
Fletcher, Christine Tallulah Falls Having left her Oregon home to meet a troubled FIC
friend in Florida, high-school student Tallulah finds
herself stranded in Tennessee and taken in by the
employees of a veterinary clinic.
Flinn, Alex Fade To Black An HIV-positive high school student hospitalized FIC
after being attacked, the only witness, a classmate
with Down Syndrome, reveals how the assault has
changed their lives as they tell of its aftermath.
Frazier, Charles Thirteen Moons At the age of twelve, orphan Will Cooper is sent to Nonfiction
work a trading post on the edge of the Cherokee
Nation's land, where he spends his life learning
about and defending the lives of the Native
Americans and desiring the love of Claire
Featherstone, the wife of a successful Cherokee
landowner and patriarch.
Fredericks, Mariah Crunch Time Four students, who have formed a study group to FIC
prepare for the SAT exam, sustain each other
through the emotional highs and lows of their junior
year in high school.
Fricke, Jim Yes Yes Y’all Presents personal observations on the early days Nonfiction
of hip-hop music and culture as it developed from
New York City in the 1970s, and includes
photographs, as well as vintage photos and
Gallo, Don What Are You Afraid Of? Presents ten short stories by well-known authors FIC
Stories About Phobias featuring teenagers with phobias, including fear of
gaining weight, fear of clowns, and fear of cats.
Gantos, Jack Hole in My Life The author relates how, as a young adult, he Nonfiction
became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested,
did time in prison, and eventually got out and went
to college, all the while hoping to become a writer.
Giblin, James Cross Good Brother, Bad Tells the life stories of nineteenth-century actor Nonfiction
Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and his actor brother John Wilkes
Edwin Booth and John Booth, describing the differences between the two
Wilkes Booth men, chronicling John's assassination of Abraham
Lincoln, and examining the impact of John's crime
on the Booth family for decades afterward.
Giles, Gail Shattering Glass Rob, the charismatic leader of the senior class, FIC
provokes unexpected violence when he turns the
school nerd into Prince Charming.
Going, K. L. (Kelly L.) Fat Kid Rules the World Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and FIC
weighing nearly three hundred pounds, gets a new
perspective on life when Curt, a semi-homeless
teen who is a genius on guitar, asks Troy to be the
drummer in a rock band.
Goldberg, Myla The Bee Season Eliza Naumann is used to being the unremarkable FIC
member of her family, but when she wins a series
of spelling bees, her once distant family begins to
lavish praise on her, bringing about surprising
Goobie, Beth Kicked Out Sixteen-year-old Dime has difficulty adjusting to her FIC
Gottleib, Lori Stick Figure: A Diary Of The author shares her childhood diaries, Nonfiction
My Former Self chronicling her experiences as an eleven-year-old
Gratz, Alan Samurai Shortstop While obtaining a Western education at a FIC
prestigious Japanese boarding school in 1890,
sixteen-year-old Toyo also receives traditional
samurai training which has profound effects on
both his baseball game and his relationship with his
Green, John An Abundance Of Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth FIC
Katherines time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school
graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on
a road trip with his best friend to try to find some
new direction in life while also trying to create a
mathematical formula to explain his relationships.
Griffin, Adele Amandine Her first week at a new school, shy, plain Delia FIC
befriends Amandine, not anticipating the
dangerous turns their friendship would take.
Griffin, Adele Where I Want To Be Two teenaged sisters, separated by death but still FIC
connected, work through their feelings of loss over
the closeness they shared as children that was
later destroyed by one's mental illness, and finally
make peace with each other.
Griffin, Howard Black Like Me The author, a white man, recounts his experiences Nonfiction
when he darkened his skin and traveled through
the South as an African-American man. Epilogue
covers events in the field of civil rights since 1959.
Grogan, John Marley and Me: Life and The author presents a tender story of his family's Nonfiction
Love of the World’s love for their golden retriever, Marley, and recalls
Worst Dog how he grew from a mischievous puppy into a
nearly impossible adult that no amount of
obedience school training could correct, and of the
love they felt for him.
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with FIC
the Dog in the Night Time people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted,
autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate
the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers
secret information about his mother.
Halam, Ann Siberia After spending two years at a prison school, FIC
thirteen-year-old Sloe sets off on a trek across
frozen wastelands, tending to the secret "seeds" of
wild animals her mother left in her care, trying to
reach a new life for all of them.
Hayden, Torey Beautiful Child Tory Hayden, an educational psychologist and Nonfiction
special education teacher, chronicles her
experiences over the course of one school year,
focusing on her work with Venus, a severely
troubled seven-year-old girl.
Hayden, Torey Ghost Girl: the True Story A teacher of emotionally disturbed children tells of Nonfiction
of a Child In Peril and the her work with a silent and withdrawn eight-year-old
Teacher Who Saved Her girl who is the possible victim of ritual abuse.
Hayden, Torey Just Another Kid A teacher of six emotionally troubled kids describes Nonfiction
the disasters and growth she faced with each one.
Hayden, Torey Murphy’s Boy A psychologist reconstructs her 2 1/2 year FIC
association with Kevin Richter, a disturbed
teenager, as he remembers the physical and
mental abuse of his parents and the murder of his
Hayden, Torey One Child A case study of a young emotionally disturbed Nonfiction
Hayden, Torey Somebody Else’s Kids Describes four special students with learning Nonfiction
problems who do not fit into regular classrooms.
Heinlein, Robert Starship Troopers Follows an army recruit of the future through the FIC
toughest boot camp of the Universe--and into battle
with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind's
most alarming enemy.
Hernandez, Irene Beltran Across the Great Divide This novel chronicles, through the eyes of a young FIC
girl, a Mexican family’s illegal entry into the United
Hiaasen, Carl Hoot Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, FIC
becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save
a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed
Hill, Laban Carrick Harlem Stomp! A Cultural Offers a cultural history of the Harlem Nonfiction
History Of The Harlem Renaissance, discussing how it sparked a period of
Renaissance intellectual, artistic, literary, and political
blossoming for many African-Americans.
Hobbs, Will Crossing The Wire Fifteen-year-old Victor Flores journeys north in a FIC
desperate attempt to cross the Arizona border and
find work in the United States to support his family
in central Mexico.
Huser, Glen Stitches Travis, a middle-school student who wants to FIC
become a professional puppeteer, has endured
years of torment from a trio of bullies, but he finds
himself fighting for his life when the harassment
turns to violence just after the ninth-grade dance.
Jacobson, Sid The 9/11 Report: A A novel, presented in comic book format, of "The Nonfiction
Graphic Adaption 9/11 Commission Report," and the results of the
investigation of the September 11, 2001 terrorist
attacks on the United States.
Jenkins, A.M. Damage Seventeen-year-old football hero Austin, trying to FIC
understand the inexplicable depression that has
drained his interest in life, thinks that he has found
relief in a girl who seems very special.
Johnson, Angela The First Part Last Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever FIC
when he becomes a father and must care for his
adored baby daughter.
Johnson, Maureen Thirteen Little Blue When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet FIC
Envelopes of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt,
she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a
sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life.
Jones, Patrick Nailed An outcast in a school full of jocks, sixteen-year-old FIC
Bret struggles to keep his individuality through his
interest in drama and music, while trying to
reconnect with his father.
Junger, Sebastian The Perfect Storm Uses interviews, memoirs, radio conversations, Nonfiction
and technical research to recreate the last days of
the crew of the Andrea Gail, a fishing boat that was
lost in a storm off the coast of Nova Scotia in
Kantor, Melissa If I Have a Wicked High school sophomore Lucy Norton's life is turned FIC
Stepmother, Where’s My upside down when her father remarries and moves
Prince? Lucy to Long Island, where she finds herself
trapped in a Cinderella story with a wicked
stepmother, two evil stepsisters, and a dashing
prince who could make all Lucy's dreams come
Kass, Pnina Moed Real Time A suicide bomb on a crowded bus, told from the FIC
viewpoints of the passengers and their families and
Katz, Jon Geeks: How Two Lost Tells the true story of Jesse and Eric, nineteen- Nonfiction
Boys Rode the Internet year-old roommates in the small town of Caldwell,
out of Idaho Idaho who changed their lives and built a new
future for themselves with the power of the
Katz, Jon A Dog Year, Twelve Jon Katz describes the experiences he and his Nonfiction
Months, Four Dogs, and dogs had as they adjusted to the newest member
Me. of their family, a two-year-old border collie named
King, Stephen The Girl Who Loved Tom Nine-year-old Trisha McFarland, lost in the woods FIC
Gordon after she wanders off to escape the bickering
between her mom and her brother, boosts her
courage by imagining that her hero, Boston Red
Sox relief pitcher Tom Gordon, is with her, helping
her survive an unknown enemy.
Klages, Ellen The Green Glass Sea While her father works on the Manhattan Project, FIC
eleven-year-old gadget lover and outcast Dewey
Kerrigan lives in Los Alamos Camp, and becomes
friends with Suze, another young girl who is
shunned by her peers.
Koja, Kathe Buddha Boy Justin spends time with Jinsen, the unusual and FIC
artistic new student whom the school bullies
torment and call Buddha Boy, and ends up making
choices that impact Jinsen, himself, and the entire
Korman, Gordon Born To Rock High school senior Leo Caraway, a FIC
conservative Republican, learns that his
biological father is a punk rock legend.
Koss, Amy Side Effects Life changes when a fifteen year old is forced to FIC
deal with school and cancer.
Krakauer, John Into Thin Air The author relates his experience of climbing Nonfiction
Mount Everest during its deadliest season and
examines what it is about the mountain that makes
people willingly subject themselves to such risk,
hardship, and expense.
Kurson, Robert Shadow Divers: The True Tells the story of the discovery in 1991 of a World Nonfiction
Story Of Two Americans War II German U-boat, sunk sixty miles off the
Who Risked Everything coast of New Jersey, by deep sea divers John
To Solve One Of The Chatterton and Richie Kohler, and their six year
Last Mysteries Of World obsession with identifying the submarine which
War II sank with its crew onboard.
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake A young man born of Indian parents in America FIC
struggles with issues of identity from his teens to
Lanagan, Margo Black Juice Provides glimpses of the beauty of the human spirit FIC
through ten short stories that explore significant
moments in people's lives, events leading to them,
and their consequences.
Larson, Erik Thunderstruck Tells the parallel stories of the skepticism and Nonfiction
incredulity that accompanied Guglielmo Marconi's
invention of wireless communication in the late
nineteenth century, and the investigation of the
murder of an inconvenient wife by her love-starved
husband, Dr. H.H. Crippen, who would likely have
pulled off the perfect crime had it not been for the
ability to send wireless transatlantic transmissions.
Larson, Kirby Hattie Big Sky Sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks inherits her uncle's FIC
homesteading claim in Montana in 1917 and
encounters some unexpected problems related to
the war in Europe.
Lawrence, Ian B Is For Buster Sixteen-year-old Kak, desperate to escape his FIC
abusive parents, lies about his age in the spring of
1943 to enlist in the Canadian Air Force and soon
finds himself based in England as part of a crew
flying bombing raids over Germany.
Lerangis, Peter Smiler’s Bones Presents a fictionalized account of the life of Minik, FIC
a Polar Eskimo taken by explorer Robert Peary,
along with Minik's father, Smiler, and four others, to
be presented as exhibits to the American Museum
of Natural History in New York.
Lester, Julius Day of Tears: A Novel In Presents an historical fiction written in first-person FIC
Dialogue format that follows Emma, the slave of Pierce
Butler, through a series of events in her life as her
master hosts the largest slave auction in American
history in Savannah, Georgia in 1859 in order to
pay off his mounting gambling debts.
Lipsyte, Robert One Fat Summer An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a FIC
turning-point summer in which he learns to stand
up for himself.
Lisle, Janet Black Duck Years afterwards, Ruben Hart tells the story of FIC
how, in 1929 Newport, Rhode Island, his family and
his best friend's family were caught up in the
violent competition among groups trying to control
the local rum-smuggling trade.
Lockhart, E. The Boy Book A high school junior continues her quest for FIC
relevant data on the male species, while enjoying
her freedom as a newly licensed driver and
examining her friendship with a clean-living
Lubar, David Hidden Talents Thirteen-year-old Martin, a new student at an FIC
alternative school for misfits and problem students,
falls in with a group of boys and discovers
something surprising about himself.
Lyga, Barry The Astonishing A fifteen-year-old "geek" who keeps a list of the FIC
Adventures of Fanboy high school jocks and others who torment him, and
and Goth Girl pours his energy into creating a great graphic
novel, encounters Kyra, Goth Girl, who helps
change his outlook on almost everything, including
Mackler, Carolyn The Earth, My Butt, and Feeling like she does not fit in with the other FIC
Other Big Round Things members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant,
and good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to
deal with her self-image, her first physical
relationship, and her disillusionment with some of
the people closest to her.
Maguire, Gregory Mirror, Mirror Presents a retelling of the Snow White fairy tale, FIC
set in early sixteenth-century Italy, in which the life
of innocent, young Bianca de Nevada is disrupted
when her beloved father is sent on an errand by
Cesare Borgia, leaving her in the care of Borgia's
sister Lucrezia, a decadent woman who orders the
Mah, Yen Chinese Cinderella: The During the Japanese occupation of parts of China, Nonfiction
True Story of an twelve-year-old Ye Xian is thrown out of her
Unwanted Daughter father's and stepmother's home, joins a martial arts
group, and tries to help her aunt and the
Americans in their struggle against the Japanese
Maraniss, David Clemente: The passion A biography of major league baseball player Nonfiction
and Grace of Baseball’s Roberto Clemente, chronicling his childhood in
Last Hero Nicaragua, his eighteen distinguished seasons, his
charity work, and his tragic death.
Marino, Peter Dough Boy Fifteen-year-old Tristan deals with intensified FIC
criticism about his weight when the nutrition-
obsessed daughter of his mother's boyfriend,
Frank, moves in.
Martel, Yann Life of Pi Pi Patel, having spent an idyllic childhood in FIC
Pondicherry, India, as the son of a zookeeper sets
off with his family at the age of sixteen to start
anew in Canada, but his life takes a marvelous turn
when their ship sinks in the Pacific, leaving him
adrift on a raft with a 450-pound Bengal tiger for
Martinez, Ruen Crossing Over: A Chronicles the experiences of members of the Nonfiction
Mexican Family On the extended Chavez family as they cross the border
Migrant Trail from Mexico into the U.S. and settle in California,
Missouri, Wisconsin, and Arkansas.
Martino, Alfred C. Pinned Dealing with family problems, girls, and their own FIC
competitive natures, high school seniors Ivan
Korske and Bobby Zane face each other in the final
match of the New Jersey State Wrestling
McBride, James The Color of Water: A An African-American male tells of his mother, a Nonfiction
Black Man’s Tribute to white woman, who refused to admit her true
His White Mother identity.
McCaffrey, Anne Dragon Flight Exciting adventure as Lessa of Pern wages a FIC
single-handed secret battle against her sworn
McCullough, David 1776 Based upon both American and British historical Nonfiction
documents, the author presents a comprehensive
history of the American Revolution during 1776,
George Washington, and those who followed him.
Melling, O.R. The Hunter’s Moon Two teenage cousins, one Irish, the other from the FIC
United States, set out to find a magic doorway to
the Faraway Country, where humans must bow to
the little people.
Meyer, Stephanie Twilight When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to FIC
live with her father in Forks, Washington, she
meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for
whom she feels an overwhelming attraction.
Morgan, Robert Gap Creek Julie Harmon, having taken over the work of a man FIC
after her father gets ill and dies, imagines that
marriage will be different, but she and her young
husband Hank discover their life together is also
full of struggles.
Morissey, Donna Kit’s Law Fourteen-year-old Kit Pitman has always lead a FIC
sheltered life in a small town on the outer banks of
Newfoundland, where her mentally-challenged
mother and strict grandmother hide the truth about
Kit's illegitimate birth, but when Kit's grandmother
dies unexpectedly, she and her mother are thrust
into the harsh realities of life.
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert Dairy Queen After spending the summer running the family FIC
farm and training the quarterback for her
school’s football team, sixteen year old D.J.
decides to try out for football herself, not
anticipating the reaction from family and
Myers, Walter Dean The Greatest: An illustrated biography of boxing great Nonfiction
Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali that addresses his politics, his fight
against Parkinson's disease, and the dangers of
Myers, Walter Dean Fallen Angels Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his FIC
Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the
summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on
active duty in Vietnam.
Na, An Wait For Me As her senior year in high school approaches, Mina FIC
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.
Na, An A Step From Heaven A young Korean girl and her family find it difficult to FIC
learn English and adjust to life in America.
Nazario, Sonia Enrique’s Journey Addresses the issues of family and illegal Nonfiction
immigration through the story of a young boy's
dangerous journey from Honduras to the U.S.
in search of his mother, who left him and his
sibling behind to make a better life for her
Nelson, Marilyn A Wreath For Emmett Till This book is a memorial to the young African Nonfiction
American boy who was brutally murdered in 1955
for supposedly whistling at a white woman in
Mississippi. The author reminds us of a boy whose
fate helped spark the civil rights movement. This
wise book is both haunting and memorable.
Nolan, Han If I Should Die Before I As Hilary, a Neo-Nazi initiate, lies in a coma, she is FIC
Wake transported back to Poland at the onset of World
War II into the life of a Jewish teenager.
Norman, Elizabeth We Band Of Angels: The Chronicles the experiences of ninety-nine Army Nonfiction
Untold Story Of American and Navy nurses who were captured when the
Nurses Trapped On Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the American
Bataan By The Japanese bases located in the Philippines.
November Firebirds Rising November presents short stories by sixteen FIC
established writers. The stories combine humor,
character, and surprise with remarkable depth.
O’Hehir, Diana Erased From Memory Carla Day takes her father, an Alzheimer's patient FIC
who was at one time a respected Egyptologist, to
visit the museum housing the ancient coffin lid he
discovered years earlier, only to become embroiled
in a mystery when her dad is arrested for murder
after trying to help a choking patron.
Opdyke, Irene In My Hands: Memories Recounts the experiences of the author who, as a Nonfiction
Of A Holocaust Rescuer young Polish girl, hid and saved Jews during the
Ortiz Cofer, Judith Silent Dancing The Puerto Rican-born author shares recollections Nonfiction
of the bilingual, bicultural childhood she
experienced, moving between her island home and
New Jersey as a result of her father's Navy career.
Osa, Nancy Cuba 15 Violet Paz, a Chicago high school student, FIC
reluctantly prepares for her upcoming "quince," a
Spanish nickname for the celebration of a Hispanic
girl's fifteenth birthday.
Page, Katherine Hall The Body In the Ivy Caterer Faith Fairchild accepts a job on novelist FIC
Helene Prince's private island, but when she
arrives she realizes the writer is trying to solve a
mystery about her sister's death and all of the
guests are suspects.
Paolini, Christopher Eldest After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, FIC
Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent
to finish his training so he can further help the
Varden in their struggle against the Empire.
Partridge, Elizabeth John Lennon: All I Want Presents a biography of musician John Lennon, Nonfiction
Is The Truth chronicling his life and times from his troubled
childhood in Liverpool, England, through his career,
writing, recording, and performing as a member of
Pelzer, Dave A Child Called “It” David Pelzer, victim of one of the worst child abuse Nonfiction
cases in the history of California, tells the story of
how he survived his mother's brutality and
triumphed over his past.
Pena, Matt de la Ball Don’t Lie Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives to play basketball FIC
at school and at Lincoln Recreation Center in Los
Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is
unaware of the many dangers--including his own
past--that threaten his dream.
Pfeffer, Susan Beth Life As We Knew It Through journal entries sixteen-year-old FIC
Miranda describes her family's struggle to
survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing
worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and
Philbrick, Nathaniel In the Heart Of the Sea Tells the story of the Essex, a whaleship that set Nonfiction
sail from Nantucket in 1819 on a routine voyage,
and was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm
whale in the South Pacific, setting the twenty-man
crew adrift in three tiny boats.
Picoult, Jodi My Sister's Keeper Thirteen-year-old Anna, conceived specifically to FIC
provide blood and bone marrow for her sister Kate
who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at
the age of two, decides to sue her parents for
control of her body when her mother wants her to
donate a kidney to Kate.
Quindlen, Anna Blessings Lives are changed forever when a teenaged couple FIC
leave the baby they cannot keep in a box on the
grounds of the Blessings estate, and caretaker
Skip Cuddy, aided by matriarch Lydia Blessing,
decides to keep and raise the infant.
Reed, Kit Thinner Than Thou Rev. Earl's luxury spa, Sylphania, is the rage for FIC
those with severe eating disorders until Jeremy
Devlin enters and discovers the dark secrets at the
core of Earl's empire.
Revkin, Andrew The North Pole An environmental reporter recounts his expedition Nonfiction
to the North Pole where he followed
oceanographers as they studied the mysteries of
climate modeling and global warming, revealing
how the fate of the pole will impact the earth.
Rosoff, Meg How I Live Now To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New FIC
York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to
stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she
instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips
apart the family while devastating the land.
Roy, Travis Eleven Seconds Travis Roy recounts how his life has changed since Nonfiction
a freak accident in 1995 in his first Boston
University hockey game that left him paralyzed
from the neck down.
Runyon, Brent The Burn Journals Presents the true story of Brent Runyon, who at Nonfiction
fourteen set himself on fire and sustained burns
over eighty percent of his body and describes the
months of physical and mental rehabilitation that
followed as he attempted to pull his life together.
Salisbury, Graham Eyes Of the Emperor A 16 year old Japanese American boy enlists in the FIC
army before Pearl Harbor, and, despite intense
racism, learns to train an experimental K-9 unit.
Sedaris, David Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris describes the struggles he has had Nonfiction
in life due to his voice problems, discussing how
his voice has affected his personal relationships,
his career, and his family life.
Seierstad, Asne The Bookseller Of Kabul Asne Seierstand recounts the experiences she had Nonfiction
while staying with a bookseller named Sultan Khan
and his family in Afghanistan just after the fall of
the Taliban, describing what it was like for families
in Afghanistan to adjust to a new way of life and a
Shinn, Sharon The Truth Teller’s Tale Twins Eleda, who can tell only the truth, and FIC
Adele, who cannot reveal others' secrets, are
tested by the arrival of a pair of handsome
dance instructors who seem to harbor a deep
Shull, Megan Amazing Grace Teen superstar Grace Kincaid telephones her FIC
mother that she wants out of the multi-million dollar
endorsements and celebrity, and soon she finds
herself in hiding with a new name and a new
Simpson, Joe Touching the Void Joe Simpson shares the story of his miraculous Nonfiction
survival after he was injured while climbing in the
Andes in 1985 and left for dead by his partner.
Sleator, William The Last Universe When her desperately ill older brother insists that FIC
she take him into their mysterious backyard
garden, designed by their quantum physicist great
uncle, fourteen-year-old Susan discovers that
things are not always what they seem.
Sparks, Nicholas A Bend In the Road North Carolina deputy sheriff Miles Ryan, FIC
heartbroken over his wife's death in a hit-and-run
accident two years earlier, considers love again
when he meets his son's second-grade
schoolteacher, Sarah--but he soon finds that his
wife's death was anything but an accident and
danger is not far away.
Sparks, Nicholas A Walk To Remember When a twist of fate makes Jamie Sullivan his date FIC
at the homecoming dance, Landon Carter never
dreamed they would fall in love, but as he comes to
realize his true feelings for Jamie, he learns of a
terrible secret that will take his love away from him
Sparks, Nicholas True Believer Successful Manhattan science journalist Jeremy FIC
Marsh is invited to the tiny town of Boone Creek,
North Carolina, to investigate a sighting of strange
lights in a local cemetery and meets librarian Lexie
Darnell, who causes the smitten Jeremy to make
some difficult choices about his life.
Sparks, Nicholas The Notebook Noah Calhoun, recently returned from World War II FIC
in 1946, buys an old plantation home in rural North
Carolina, where he contents himself with memories
of his first love, a girl he met fourteen years earlier,
but then she unexpectedly arrives at his door.
Stahler, David A Gathering of Shades Having moved with his mother to a remote corner FIC
of Vermont after his father's death, sixteen-year-old
Aidan learns much about his family, including that
ghosts inhabit an ancient orchard on the family
farm, sustained by his grandmother.
Staples, Suzanne Fisher Under the Persimmon A young Afghan girl, Najmah, befriends an FIC
Tree American woman, Nusrat in Peshawar,
Pakistan, after Najmah flees her native
Afghanistan during the 2001 war; and together
they begin a long journey to located their
missing loved ones after the war ends.
Steber, Rick No End in Sight: My Life Rachael Scdoris recounts her experiences running Nonfiction
As A Blind Iditarod Racer the Iditarod Race as the only legally blind
competitor, and reflects on how she has faced the
challenges of blindness and excelled when no one
else believed in her.
Trevor, William The Story Of Lucy Gault Lucy leads a life of privilege in Lahardane, Ireland FIC
in the 1920’s. The threat of violence leads Lucy’s
parents to plan to take the family to England. Lucy
is so upset to leave her beloved home that on the
day before departure she runs away. She sets off
on a series of misunderstandings that affect all the
inhabitants of Lahardane for the rest of their lives.
Trueman, Terry Stuck In Neutral Fourteen-year-old Shawn McDaniel, who suffers FIC
from severe cerebral palsy and cannot function,
relates his perceptions of his life, his family, and his
condition, especially as he believes his father is
planning to kill him.
Trueman, Terry Cruise Control A talented basketball player struggles to deal with FIC
the helplessness and anger that come with having
a brother rendered completely dysfunctional by
severe cerebral palsy and a father who deserted
Turner, Megan Whalen The King Of Attloia Remarkable for its impeccably realized setting in a FIC
pseudo-classical world and for the depth and
subtlety of its characters and plot, this is one of the
most fascinating and original YA fantasies to
appear in years.
Vaccaro, Mike Emperors And Idiots: The Emperors and Idiots: the hundred-year rivalry Nonfiction
Hundred-Year Rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox, from the very
Between The Yankees beginning to the end of the curse.
And The Red Sox
Van Draanen, Wendelin Runaway After running away from her fifth foster home, FIC
Holly, a twelve-year-old orphan, travels across the
country, keeping a journal of her experiences and
struggle to survive.
Vizzini, Ned It’s Kind Of A Funny New York City teenager Craig Gilner succumbs to FIC
Story academic and social pressures at an elite high
school and enters a psychiatric hospital after
Voight, Cynthia Izzy, Willy-Nilly A car accident causes fifteen-year-old Izzy to lose FIC
one leg and face the need to start building a new
life as an amputee.
Volponi, Paul Black And White Two star high school basketball players, one black FIC
and one white, experience the justice system
differently after committing a crime together and
Walker, Alice The Color Purple Tells the story of two African-American sisters: FIC
Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a child-
wife living in the south, in the medium of their
letters to each other and in Celie's case, the
desperate letters she begins, "Dear God."
Waltman, Kevin Learning the Game When he and his high-school basketball FIC
teammates steal from a fraternity house in their
small Indiana town, Nate contends with his guilt,
his loyalty to his friends, and his desire to help his
older brother who comes under suspicion for the
Weaver, Will Full Service In the summer of 1965, teenager Paul Sutton, a FIC
northern Minnesota farm boy, takes a job at a gas
station in town, where his strict religious upbringing
is challenged by new people and experiences.
Werlin, Nancy Double Helix Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret FIC
about his life and his family while working for a
Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is
Werlin, Nancy The Rules Of Survival Seventeen-year-old Matthew recounts his FIC
attempts, starting at a young age, to free himself
and his sisters from the grip of their emotionally
Westerfeld, Scott So Yesterday Hunter Braque, a New York City teenager who is FIC
paid by corporations to spot what is "cool,"
combines his analytical skills with girlfriend Jen's
creative talents to find a missing person and thwart
a conspiracy directed at the heart of consumer
Westerfeld, Scott Uglies Tally is faced with a difficult choice when her new FIC
friend Shay decides to risk life on the outside rather
than submit to the forced operation that turns
sixteen year old girls into gorgeous beauties, and
realizes that there is a whole new side to the pretty
world that she doesn't like.
Wittlinger, Ellen Hard Love After starting to publish a magazine in which he FIC
writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and
his parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John meets
an unusual girl and begins to develop a healthier
Wooding, Chris Storm Thief Two teenagers try to survive on the city island of FIC
Orokos, where unpredictable probability storms
continually change both the landscape and the
Woods, Tiger How I Play Golf Tiger Woods explains the techniques that work for Nonfiction
him as a golfer, discussing both the physical and
mental aspects of the game, covering putting,
escaping from sand traps, the swing, handling
problems, and other topics.
Yang, Gene American Born Chinese Alternates three interrelated stories about the Nonfiction
problems of young Chinese Americans trying to
participate in the popular culture. Presented in
comic book format.
Zevin, Gabrielle Elsewhere After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and FIC
killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like
and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new
status and figure out how to "live."
Zusak, Marcus The Book Thief Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War FIC
II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young
German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling
talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man
they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Zusak, Marcus I Am The Messenger After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old FIC
cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious
messages that direct him to addresses where
people need help, and he begins getting over his
lifelong feeling of worthlessness.