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Darius Kellner is a Persian American who has always felt out of place. He travels to Iran for the first time to visit family he formerly only knew through his computer screen. As he deals with clinical depression and his family, Darius meets Sohrab, a neighbor who turns best friend, and learns how to be himself.
After Jet Black's mother dies, she leaves the Navajo reservation to go to Japan to live with her grandfather.
- APALA Literature Award - Young Adult - Winner 2013
- ISBN: 9780804846998
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare's School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare's is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes. On April 18, a historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy's home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Though fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, Mercy can't sit by while they wait for the army to bring help—she still has the “bossy” cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenage girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?
Can Lara Jean be in love with both Peter and John at once?
- Realistic Fiction, Romance
- APALA Literature Award - Young Adult - Winner 2015
- ISBN: 9781442426733
A 19 year old survivor of the Cambodian Killing Fielnds, Nea Chhim struggles with college and seeks her biological father in Nebraska.
- Realistic Fiction
- APALA Literature Award - Young Adult - Winner 2014
- ISBN: 9.7819368465e+012