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  • Year: 2001
  • Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging

    Wry observations and self-deprecating British humor pepper diary entries written by 14-year-old Georgia Nicolson.
  • The Body of Christopher Creed

    When high school outcast Chris Creed disappears, his popular classmate Victor Torey Adams embarks on a mission to decipher Creed's last cryptic email message and to learn the truth about both Chris and himself.
  • The Brave

    Lipsyte's "The Contender" and its sequels, "The Brave" and "The Chief" transformed the sports novel to authentic literature with their gritty depiction of the boxing world.
  • Chang and Eng

    Conjoined brothers, Chang and Eng, were sideshow celebrities. Eng tells the stories of their lives, both as individuals and as one entity. The emotional as well as the physical effects on the brothers is fascinating.
  • The Chief

    Lipsyte's "The Contender" and its sequels, "The Brave" and "The Chief" transformed the sports novel to authentic literature with their gritty depiction of the boxing world.
  • The Contender

    Lipsyte's "The Contender" and its sequels, "The Brave" and "The Chief" transformed the sports novel to authentic literature with their gritty depiction of the boxing world.
  • Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn

    One player stands out on the Hardin High School's girls' basketball team. Her name is Sharon La Forge, a talented but troubled teenager. During a 15-month stay on the Crow Reservation where the high school is located, the author, a professional baseball player turned journalist, begins to understand how the conditions of life on the reservation affect the lives of teens like Sharon.
  • Diamond Dogs

    Neil is a 17-year-old bully who has an abusive, demanding father. While driving drunk, he hits and kills a pedestrian and hides the body in the trunk of his father's car. His father, who is sheriff, chooses to ignore the crime.
  • Flags of Our Fathers

    James Bradley's father was one of the six men who raised the famous flag on Iwo Jima during World War II. Bradley investigated to learn more about the men and the event.
  • The Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Have you ever thought about the story behind a person in a painting? Griet is the name of the girl with a pearl earring painted by Vermeer, a famous Dutch artist. As the story unfolds, she is only sixteen and a servant in the household of the painter himself.
  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex.

    The tragedy of the whaling ship Essex influenced Herman Melville when he wrote Moby Dick. Philbrick takes a close look at the whaling industry, whales and the men who hunted them.
  • Kit's Wilderness

    Almond creates a heartbreakingly real world fused with magic realism as he juggles several plot elements with dexterity. He also leads the reader to understanding how life can be seen through the prisms of space and time.
  • The Man Who Ate the 747

    Unbeknownst to Wally Chubb he is going for a record. He will be the only person who ever ate a 747 airplane by grinding it into paste and using it like ketchup on his food. But Wally doesn't want the record--this amazing feat is an act of love!
  • Many Stones

    On a two-week pilgrimage to South Africa from Rockville, Maryland, 16-year-old Berry and her estranged father attempt to come to terms with the murder, a year earlier, of Berry's sister Laura when she was volunteering at a Capetown school. Angry, sour, and ferociously cynical, Berry struggles with the concept of "truth and reconciliation," both for South Africa and in her personal life.
  • One Fat Summer

    An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself.
  • The Sand-Reckoner

    Archimedes is known best for his mathematical abilities, but he was also one of the first army engineers. Both skills came in handy in ancient Greece when the Romans threatened to take over the known world.
  • Soldier: A Poet's Childhood.

    Growing up as an African-American in a white world with a father who is harsh one minute and caring the next, means June Jordan's growing up years are difficult but not impossible. Her father's desire for her success makes her strong and able to achieve that success.
  • Stuck in Neutral

    In Stuck in Neutral, the good news is that despite his severe cerebral palsy, Shawn's life is rich and filled with the joys of BBQ potato chips, television, and incredible dreams. The bad news? His father may be trying to kill him. Through the voice of Shawn, Trueman takes the reader to a new place: inside the mind of a joyful spirit trapped in an uncontrollable body.