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LILY AND DUNKIN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gephart
Author's First Name: 
Donna
Publisher: 
Penguin (Delacorte /Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

A chance encounter, coffee, and a beloved tree bring together Lily (born Timothy) and Dunkin (Lily’s nickname for new-in-town Norman), both grappling with inner struggles their exteriors belie. A tender introduction to mental health struggles and transgender identity, this dual narrative tackles weighty issues with humor and heart. The strong audio rendition holds much appeal as an alternate format for this sensitive story.

SAVE ME A SEAT

SAVE ME A SEAT
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Weeks
Author's First Name: 
Sarah
Second Author's First Name: 
Gita
Second Author's Last Name: 
Varadarajan
Publisher: 
Scholastic Press
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2016

 Ravi, new to the United States from India, has always been the top student in class while Joe has always lived in the same town and has learning problems. Their lives intersect in the first week of 5th grade when they are brought together by a common enemy—the biggest bully in class—and find friendship in their differences.

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holmes
Author's First Name: 
Kathryn
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Harper Teen)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Hallelujah (Hallie) reluctantly attends a church-sponsored spring camp where Luke, the pastor’s son is a bullying liar. When Hallie and fellow campers are separated from the group and must find their way to safety in the wilderness their attention turns to survival.

ABSOLUTELY ALMOST

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Graff
Author's First Name: 
Lisa
Publisher: 
Philomel
Publication Date: 
2014

Ten year old Albie is kind and thoughtful but has never been the best at anything in school as his parents desire him to be. His new nanny, Calista helps him recognize his strengths and accept himself.

TWO SPECKLED EGGS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Mann
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer K.
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2014

A birthday party leads to an unlikely friendship for two young girls. The simple and sweet illustrations are infused with digital collage elements.

YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Medina
Author's First Name: 
Meg
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2013

See annotation under “Audiobooks.”

 

YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Medina
Author's First Name: 
Meg
Narrator's First Name: 
Roxanne
Narrator's Last Name: 
Hernandez
Publisher: 
Candlewick on Brilliance
Publication Date: 
2013

Straight-A student Piddy attends a new school when her mother moves from their decrepit apartment. Someone films a bullying Latina, Yaqui Delgado, physically attacking Piddy and posts it on the internet. Should Piddy report Yaqui? Hernandez pronounces occasional Spanish words as she captures Piddy’s bewilderment and distress with her unexpected situation.

BULLY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Seeger
Author's First Name: 
Laura Vaccaro
Publisher: 
Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 
2013

A bigger bull shuns Bull, and he reacts by treating his fence-enclosed friends similarly—with harsh words and name-calling. Despite the serious subject, humor abounds in the simple text and bright, bold illustrations created with paint and an ink-dipped twig.

 

A BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2013
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

 

 

This beginning “Elephant and Piggie” reader introduces a big guy who takes a big ball and a small guy who tries to get it back.  Wordplay between concepts of “big” and “little” entertain as everyone discovers that size can be relative.

THE TRAGEDY PAPER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
LaBan
Author's First Name: 
Elizabeth
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2013
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Tim is a 17 year old albino, who is a senior year transfer to a co-ed prep school. He meets the school's "it" girl Vanessa on his travels to this school, setting up a love triangle with the school's alpha male. Tim is doomed to be an outsider because of his appearance, but this relationship only makes things harder for him. 14 and Up. Kathie Weinberg

Prep-school senior Duncan discovers CDs that Tim, the previous occupant of his room, had recorded about his senior-year love triangle. In a dual narrative, Duncan tries to adapt Tim’s story for his senior paper on the nature of tragedy.

 

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