Multcolib Kids Picks: 6-8th Grade--Reinventing Yourself

Strong Deaf
Strong Deaf By McElfresh, Lynn E. (Book - 2012 ) j MCELFRESH 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Like many sisters, Jade and Marla don't have much in common aside from their dog, Beezley. Jade can hear; Marla is deaf. ... When Marla and Jade end up on the same softball team one summer, it looks as if it's going to be a long, painful season.

The Whole Story of Half A Girl
The Whole Story of Half A Girl By Hiranandani, Veera (Book - 2012 ) j HIRANANDA 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Sonia's father loses his job and she must move from her small, supportive private school to a public middle school, the half-Jewish half-Indian sixth-grader experiences culture shock as she tries to navigate the school's unfamiliar social scene, and after her father is diagnosed with clinical depression, she finds herself becoming even more confused about herself and her family.

Close to Famous
Close to Famous By Bauer, Joan (Book - 2011 ) y BAUER 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life.

Does My Head Look Big in This?
Does My Head Look Big in This? By Abdel-Fattah, Randa (Book - 2007 ) y ABDELFATT Available in some locations

Annotation:Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing her identity or sense of style.

Anything but Typical
Anything but Typical By Baskin, Nora Raleigh (Book - 2009 ) j BASKIN 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.

All the Broken Pieces
All the Broken Pieces A Novel in Verse By Burg, Ann E. (Book - 2009 ) y BURG 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.

Elijah of Buxton
Elijah of Buxton By Curtis, Christopher Paul (Book - 2007 ) j CURTIS Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be your Class President
I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be your Class President By Lieb, Josh (Book - 2009 ) j LIEB 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:In Omaha, Nebraska, twelve-year-old Oliver Watson has everyone convinced that he is extremely stupid and lazy, but he is actually a very wealthy, evil genius, and when he decides to run for seventh-grade class president, nothing will stand in his way.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks A Novel By Lockhart, E. (Book - 2008 ) y LOCKHART Available in some locations

Annotation:Sophomore Frankie starts dating senior Matthew Livingston, but when he refuses to talk about the all-male secret society that he and his friends belong to, Frankie infiltrates the society in order to enliven their mediocre pranks.

Slob By Potter, Ellen (Book - 2009 ) j POTTER 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Picked on, overweight genius Owen tries to invent a television that can see the past to find out what happened the day his parents were killed.

8th Grade Superzero
8th Grade Superzero By Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola (Book - 2010 ) y RHUDAYPER 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:After half-heartedly joining his church youth group's project at a homeless shelter near his Brooklyn middle school, eighth-grade "loser" Reggie McKnight is inspired to run for school office on a platform of making a real difference in the community.

One Crazy Summer
One Crazy Summer By Williams-Garcia, Rita (Book - 2010 ) j WILLIAMSG 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

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