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Thirteen-year-old Bee resumes the physical relationship she has had in the past with her seventeen-year-old brother Jacky, a move that forces them to confront their personal histories.
When Ivy and Ray's parents are sent to jail and they are left in the custody of their parents' accusers, they decide to look for evidence that will "spring" their parents.
Berry Morgan's older sister Laura is killed while working as a school volunteer in South Africa. Berry, 16, is estranged from their divorced father but joins him for a two-week trip to South Africa to participate in Laura's memorial.
A new classic from Newbery and Printz Honor winning author Carolyn Coman. THE MEMORY BANK is the story of Hope Scroggins, who lives with her beloved sister Honey and the Dursley-esque parents they share. In fact these parents are SO horribly awful that one day, when the sisters disobey the rule against "no laughing", they banish Honey forever, telling Hope that she must simply "forget" her. Hope knows that she HAS to find her sister again, before her memories of Honey fade. But before she can even begin to look, she's whisked away to the World Wide Memory Bank, where her accounts are in disarray... Images and image descriptions available.
Ivy and Ray go on vacation to the Florida Everglades with their parents in order to find their only living relative, a distant cousin who, according to their great-grandfather's memoirs, absconded with a valuable, if unspecified, item.
After her mother dies in a rescue mission on a snowy mountain, twelve-year-old Roz wonders if talking to God, and to the boy for whom her mother died, can help her understand what happened.
Jamie's mother is there to catch the baby --this time. She does what she must to keep her family out of harm's way, but still the shock waves of Van's act reverberate through their lives. What Jamie Saw is a moving, visceral dramatization of violence in the home, told not from the point of view of a victim, but as witnessed by a nine-year-old boy. The impact of observed violence perpetrated against loved ones is profound and destructive, and altogether too common. Drawing on his mother's desperate strength, his own determination, and help from an unexpected friend, Jamie confronts his fear and anxiety -- learning, adapting, and triumphing. <P><P> A Newbery Honor Book.
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