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FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Oh
Author's First Name: 
Ellen (editor)
Publisher: 
Penguin (Crown/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Edited by Ellen Oh and dedicated to the memory of Walter Dean Myers, this is a collection of short stories celebrating the diverse stories that everyone needs. Sometimes race is very apparent, see Main Street by Woodson, and sometimes it is just an additional aspect of the character (see Matt da la Pena's first story about friendship and father son relationships. Each character wants to be heard, some shot at us, some whisper. Each story is unique and brings to life a memorable character. Edie Ching (10-14)

GIRL MANS UP

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Author's Last Name: 
Girard
Author's First Name: 
M-E
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Harper Teen)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Pen is a female gamer who dresses in loose jeans and men's t-shirts, and lately everyone seems to have an opinion on who she "should" be. In the face of souring relationships with her best friend and parents and a budding romantic relationship, it's time for Pen to "man up" and assert herself.

THE PORCUPINE OF TRUTH

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Konigsberg
Author's First Name: 
Bill
Publisher: 
Scholastic (Arthur A. Levine)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Carson’s summer away from New York in rural Montana, where his estranged father is dying, and on the road to discover family secrets with his new friend Aisha, offers laughs, tears and suspense.

A TANGLE OF KNOTS

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Author's Last Name: 
Graff
Author's First Name: 
Lisa
Publisher: 
Philomel
Publication Date: 
2013

An eclectic cast of characters, each with their own unique magical talent link like puzzle pieces in the space above the Lost Luggage Emporium. Mouthwatering cake recipes, lyrical descriptive language, and wistful humor make this adventure worth the telling.

MR. TIGER GOES WILD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Peter
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2013

Bored with his prim and proper life in the city, Mr. Tiger retreats to the wilderness. Sometimes busy and bold, other times spare and somber, Peter Brown’s extraordinary artwork in ink, watercolor, gouache, and pencil skillfully reflect Mr. Tiger’s wild journey.

WONDER

Wonder
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Palacio
Author's First Name: 
R.J.
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2012

Auggie, his sister, and classmates offer multiple points of view about the year Auggie, 10, switches from home schooling to a regular classroom. After twenty-seven surgeries to correct his facial deformities, Auggie still looks strange, and both he and his classmates have to learn how to accept, even welcome, differences.

PINK

Pink
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wilkinson
Author's First Name: 
Lili
Publisher: 
Harper Teen
Publication Date: 
2011

FLIP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bedford
Author's First Name: 
Martyn
Publisher: 
Wendy Lamb
Publication Date: 
2011

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