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

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.

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.

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.

The Thing About Luck
The Thing About Luck By Kadohata, Cynthia Book - 2013 j KADOHATA 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 12 copies

Annotation:Just when Summer doesn't think her luck can get any worse, her parents must go to Japan to care of relatives, leaving her grandparents to care for Summer and her brother and help with the upcoming harvest.

Counting by 7s
Counting by 7s By Sloan, Holly Goldberg Book - 2013 y SLOAN 2013 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:After her parents are killed in a car wreck, Willow puts her genius I.Q. to work on creating a supportive community.

Paperboy By Vawter, Vince Book - 2013 j VAWTER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Taking over his friend's paper route for the summer is a challenge for Victor, who struggles with stuttering.

One Crazy Summer
One Crazy Summer By Williams-Garcia, Rita Book - 2010 j WILLIAMSG 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 34 copies

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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