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Daddy's Roommate

by Willhoite, Michael

Large picture book for young children who have "two daddies." Young boy lives with mom, while dad, who is gay, now lives with male "roommate." Picture descriptions included. Ages: 2-6

Scary Stories (Series)

by Schwartz, Alvin

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Angelou, Maya

This book is Maya Angelou's classic autobiographical memoir.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)

by Rowling, J. K.

Harry discovers he is a wizard in this first book and attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Of Mice and Men

by Steinbeck, John

John Steinbeck tells the story of two friends who longed for a piece of land of their own.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Twain, Mark

Mark Twain's sequel to Adventures of Tom Sawyer. A modern masterpiece of American fiction.

The Chocolate War

by Cormier, Robert

Award winning novel for young adults.The story of Jerry Renault, a New England high school student and his personal battle with Archie Costello.

Forever.

by Blume, Judy

Two high school seniors believe their love to be so strong that it will last forever.

Bridge to Terabithia

by Paterson, Katherine

It was Leslie's idea to create Terabithia, their secret kingdom in the woods where Leslie and Jess reigned as King and Queen. There no enemy could defeat them.

Heather Has Two Mommies

by Newman, Lesléa

The first picture book for young children where a child has two lesbian mommies. Now a classic, although still banned in some places. Includes picture descriptions. For ages 2-6.

My Brother Sam Is Dead

by Collier, James Lincoln and Collier, Christopher

Historical fiction about how the Revolutionary War tore one family apart, from the point of view of a young boy. A Newbery Honor book.

The Agony of Alice

by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

Life, Alice McKinley feels, is just one big embarrassment. Here she is, about to be a teenager and she doesn't know how. It's worse for her than for anyone else, she believes, because she has no role model. Her mother has been dead for years.

The Catcher in the Rye

by Salinger, J. D.

Holden Caulfield, a native New Yorker, is expelled from his Pennsylvania prep school. He travels back to his family's New York apartment, but spends time underground in the city before returning there. This is a classic coming of age story of an angst-ridden youngster, misunderstood by the adults around him.

A Day No Pigs Would Die

by Peck, Robert Newton

When young Rob saves a neighbor's cow, he gets a pig as a reward. Pinky is a pet and a friend, but on a farm, every animal must have its use. Will the support of a loving family be enough to see Rob through on the day no pigs would die?

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health

by Harris, Robie H.

For ages 10 and up, this book answers the questions kids have about growing up but are afraid to ask.

Sex

by Madonna

The Color Purple

by Walker, Alice

The Pulitzer Prize winning book by Alice Walker that was made into a movie.

The Giver (Giver Quartet #1)

by Lowry, Lois

Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.

Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps #1)

by Stine, R. L.

Two kids move in to a new house which starts to scare them.

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet #1)

by L'Engle, Madeleine

The story of how Meg, Charles and Calvin travel through the universe to battle the powers of darkness. The Newbery Award winning classic.

Anastasia Again!

by Lowry, Lois

Twelve-year-old Anastasia is horrified at her family's decision to move from their city apartment to a house in the suburbs.

Blubber

by Blume, Judy

Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.

Fallen Angels

by Myers, Walter Dean

On a jungle battlefront where one misplaced step could be any soldier's last, every move can mean the difference between death and survival. Perry, Lobel, Johnson, Brunner, and Peewee are in Vietnam, all hoping to make it out alive.

Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying (3rd edition)

by Humphry, Derek

The first edition offered people with terminal illness a choice on how and when to end their suffering. This revised and updated third edition goes far beyond the original to provide new information about the legality of the personal issues involved.

Go Ask Alice

by Anonymous

This is a story of a 15-year-old drug addict.

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