Showing 1–30 of 30 books

  • Year: 2004
  • The Beginning Place

    Hugh and Irena assummed that they had just stumbled upon Tembraebrezi, a beginning place, but Tembraebrezi has a secret dark fear that is threatening the kingdom. In her writing, as in her life, Ms. Le Guin takes on issues arising from the effort to live humanely in the natural world, exploring the tension between individuality and social norms.
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with 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
  • Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady

    In 1803, after being exposed as a girl and forced to leave her ship, Jacky Faber finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she battles her snobbish classmates, roams the city in search of adventure, and learns to ride a horse.
  • Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

    The predominantly African-American characters in this debut collection of short fiction struggle to maintain their sense of self while confronting unexpected life events.
  • The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

    Feeling like she does not fit in with the other 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.
  • Eragon

    In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
  • The Farthest Shore

    A young prince joins forces with a master wizard on a journey to discover a cause and remedy for the loss of magic in Earthsea. In her writing, as in her life, Ms. Le Guin takes on issues arising from the effort to live humanely in the natural world, exploring the tension between individuality and social norms.
  • Fat Kid Rules the World

    Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.
  • The First Part Last

    Johnson's novel is an extraordinary work in which the realities of fatherhood come slowly but surely to 16 year-old Bobby after the birth of his daughter.
  • The Goose Girl

    On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty

    After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing the evil wizard and other new terrors.
  • Inkheart

    Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
  • Keesha's House

    Seven teens facing such problems as pregnancy, closeted homosexuality, and abuse each describe in poetic forms what caused them to leave home and where they found home again.
  • The Kite Runner

    Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day
  • Leave Myself Behind

    Secrets of the present and past complicate 17-year-old Nick's life when he falls in love with the boy next door.  A psychologically complex and emotionally satisfying debut novel.
  • The Left Hand of Darkness

    A human emissary sent to the world of Winter to bring it into a galactic civilization must find a way to bridge the gulf between his outlook and that of the natives, who can change gender at will. In her writing, as in her life, Ms. Le Guin takes on issues arising from the effort to live humanely in the natural world, exploring the tension between individuality and social norms.
  • Maisie Dobbs

    In post World War I London, Maisie Dobbs takes her first case as a private investigator and experiences flashbacks to her modest upbringing and doomed wartime romance.  This unique historical mystery is the first in a proposed series.
  • A Northern Light

    In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.
  • Persepolis

    In graphic novel format, the author describes her youth in revolutionary Iran.  From the overthrow of the Shah to the establishment of the new regime, she witnesses heartbreak and struggle as life changes in her country.
  • Pirates!

    In 1722, after arriving with her brother at the family's Jamaican plantation where she is to be married off, sixteen-year-old Nancy Kington escapes with her slave friend, Minerva Sharpe, and together they become pirates traveling the world in search of treasure.
  • Princess in Pink

    In a series of humorous diary entries, high school freshman (and Genovian Princess) Mia tries to get her reluctant boyfriend to take her to the prom.
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility
  • Tehanu

    When Sparrowhawk, the Archmage of Earthsea, returns from the dark land stripped of his magic powers, he finds refuge with the aging widow Tenar and a crippled girl child who carries an unknown destiny. In her writing, as in her life, Ms. Le Guin takes on issues arising from the effort to live humanely in the natural world, exploring the tension between individuality and social norms.
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    In this arresting debut romance, Henry travels through time and space and meets his bride Clare in all her stages of life, from childhood to old age.
  • The Tombs of Atuan

    Arha's isolated existence as high priestess in the tombs of Atuan is jarred by a thief who seeks a special treasure. In her writing, as in her life, Ms. Le Guin takes on issues arising from the effort to live humanely in the natural world, exploring the tension between individuality and social norms.
  • Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness, Book 1)

    Alianne must call forth her mother's courage and her father's wit in order to survive on the Copper Isles in a royal court rife with political intrigue and murderous conspiracy.
  • True Notebooks

    While teaching writing to 17-year-olds detained in the Los Angeles Central Juvenile Hall, Salzman was surprised by the boys' talent.  Their heartwarming and funny voices are included in this irresistible and provocative memoir.
  • A Wizard of Earthsea

    A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard. In her writing, as in her life, Ms. Le Guin takes on issues arising from the effort to live humanely in the natural world, exploring the tension between individuality and social norms.
  • Wonder When You'll Miss Me

    After she is sexually assaulted under the school bleachers, 16-year old Faith runs away from home, accompanied by The Fat Girl, a taunting imaginary former self. At the circus, Faith finds a safe haven and healing environment.